Price (1 year): $99.99/mo ($1199.9)
Renewal: $1439.9/year ($119.99/mo)
Type: Dedicated Server
Features: cPanel, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, USA Based Support
CPU: 4 Cores
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 500 GB
Bandwidth: 5 TB
Optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Domain Whois Privacy, RAID-1, SiteLock Monitoring, SSL Certificate.
Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 30 Day Money Back
1 year pre payed billing cycle required to get the price of $99.99/mo. 2 years: $89.99/mo. 3 years: $79.99/mo. If you select month-to-month billing the price will go up to $149.99/mo.
Every dedicated server from Bluehost comes with a free domain name. You get access to 24/7 live support which specializes in dedicated server support and works closely by the engineers that are maintaining the servers. The servers does not come with RAID-1 as a default only as a supported feature. It is not easy to compare the dedicated servers from Bluehost with most other hosts because they do not share what models their CPU is and at what frequencies the cores are running at.
Domain Whois Privacy is $0.99/mo with this server and lets you hide your personal name and contact information from your domain information that will be posted on lots of sites on the internet. If you need whois privacy it would be a little cheaper to register your domain name though another registrar instead of using the free domain provided by Bluehost. With other registrars, you can domains for less than $10/year and FREE whois privacy.
Search Engine Jumpstart is a bundle with SEO resources and tips and costs $2.99/mo. You can get a lot of SEO tips for free, check out our guide and lists with resources here. The SiteLock Monitoring scans daily for lots of bad stuff like malware. It costs $1.99/mo.
It is great that Bluehost does not charge a setup fee for their dedicated servers, and also that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
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Price (1 year): $83.33/mo ($1000)
Price (1 month): $100.00/mo
Type: Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting
Location: Asia, Australia, EU, India, UK, USA
Features: CDN, Daily Backups, Expert WP Support, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Website Migration, WP-CLI
Space: 10 GB
Max Websites: 3
Optional Extras: Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.
You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.
This plan is limited to up to 100.000 monthly visitors and 3 WP installations. The included CDN is limited to 200 GB/mo. These are not hard limits, and your sites will continue to function if you exceed these numbers, it will cost extra though. $1 per 1.000 visit and $0.1 per GB CDN usage. You can also easily change into a more powerful plan, or a less powerful plan, with 1 click in your hosting dashboard.
WordPress hosted on the Google Cloud
With Kinsta you can host your WP site on lightning-fast Google data centers, all connected on their private global fiber network.
Data center location
Choose between the following 15 data centers: USA – Iowa, Oregon, South Carolina, Northern Virginia or Europe – Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands or Asia – Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan or Australia – Sydney or South America – Brazil or Canada.
Hosting plan features
With expert WordPress support, fast SSD storage, HTTP/2, Nginx and free CDN this plan is one of the absolute best choices for WordPress hosting. Maybe the fastest hosting of them all. The CDN is delivered by KeyCDN. Kinsta also does server-level caching and offers a custom-developed caching plugin for WordPress with auto purging when changes are made to your site.
Daily backups included is also really nice and adds even more value to this plan. With the staging area feature, you can easily create a copy of your site and test out new changes and plugins then push them to your live site with a click.
Price (1 year): $118.62/mo ($1423.4)
Type: Dedicated Server
Features: 1 Gbps, cPanel, Managed, SSD Storage, USA Based Support
CPU: 4 Cores @ 3.4 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Space: 120 GB
Bandwidth: 10 TB
Optional Extras: cPanel, Daily Backups, Enterprise DDos Protection, RAID-1, Remote Backup, Windows.
Guarantees: 99.999% Uptime
This server is currently on sale for 25% off for the first billing period. You can choose the billing cycle to be monthly or up to 3 years.
The Hostwinds dedicated servers are customizable. You can select various Linux and Windows operating systems. Choosing Windows will cost extra. Included bandwidth is 10 TB but you can add up to 200 TB or even "unmetered" for all these dedicated servers. You can also choose between SSD storage or a larger HDD disk included in the price. You can upgrade and add more storage if needed. If you choose 2 or more disks you can add RAID-0 or RAID-1 at no extra cost. Each server comes with 5 usable IP addresses and the possibility to add more for up to a total of 125 usable IP addresses. All of these servers have 1 Gbps ports.
You can remove the dedicated cPanel license and save $35/mo. Cloud backups are $1/mo + a fee for each GB of storage you need. Enterprise DDoS protection is $50/mo.
24/7 USA based support team
I have mostly had great interactions with the Hostwinds technical support team. For technical support requests, you need to submit a ticket. They have been amazing to me and always helped out fixing anything I've asked them. Sometimes though they can be pretty slow with their responses and fixing server issues. This is why I would think twice about using this web host for very important websites. If you are not that reliant on fast support, then you could save a bit by hosting with this host. They do have 24/7 live chat sales support on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting their website from a desktop computer).
Price (1 year): $80.00/mo ($960)
Type: Cloud Hosting
Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA
Features: 1-Click Installer, 24/7 Live Tech Support, CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI
CPU: 4 Cores
RAM: 8 GB
Space: 160 GB
Bandwidth: 5 TB
Optional Extras: Email.
Top web hosting provider for the cloud
With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud hosting companies in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and an expert support team ready to assist. Cloudways gives away free trial accounts to anyone that want to try them out. The trial lasts for 3 days, and you don't even need to enter any credit card details to try it out. It is available for all of the different cloud hosting providers they are partners with, but only for starter plans. You can quickly scale the web server after the trial though, to meet your server resource requirements.
The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.
Daily off-site backups
You can choose how often you want to have backups generated. You can also choose how long they should be retained. It is even possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.
Lack of payment options
Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans unfortunately.
Cloudways expert live support
Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.
Scale your server as needed
There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.
Data center locations
Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore