Price (3 years): $10.00/mo ($360)
Price (1 year): $13.75/mo ($165)
Price (1 month): $15.00/mo
Type: VPS Hosting
Features: 1-Click Installer, 24/7 Tech Support, Nginx Web Server, OPcache, Resource Scaling, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate
Control Panel: Custom Built
RAM: 1 GB
Storage: 30 GB
Optional extras: MySQL VPS.
Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime
DreamHost allows easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for sites without a lot of traffic already. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at such low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead, they have created their own control panel. cPanel does cost about $13 per month, so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest web hosting plans.
Their team handles updating and installation of security patches, OS updates, and even WordPress versions.
The 1-click-installer lets you install things like WordPress with 1 click. Always nice to save some time 🙂
The optional MySQL starts at $15/mo. It gives your database its own virtual private server. They suggest going for this if you need to send large amounts of data between your apps and MySQL. You can scale the RAM of this server from 300 MB to 4000 MB.
Choose between Apache or Nginx.
They do not currently offer support for the Litespeed web server and cannot install it for you either. As their VPS plans do not offer root access you would need to go with another VPS plan from another host or go with the dedicated servers by DreamHost that do offer root access.
A great choice for low-cost VPS hosting. However, the lack of cPanel and no money-back guarantee lowers the score for these plans a little.
You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Cludways & Digital Ocean here.
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Price (1 year): $15.00/mo ($180)
Type: VPS Hosting
Location: EU, USA
Features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate
CPU: 2 vCPU
RAM: 1 GB
Space: 10 GB
Bandwidth: 5 TB
Optional Extras: Domain Whois Privacy, IP addresses.
This is a really nice VPS offer by the host M3Server. You can customize your own web server with just the resources you need, starting at a really affordable price. This is a great way to ensure you have lots of power while not paying for resources that you don’t use at all.
The starting configuration includes 2 vCPU cores which is great. You can also select between HDD or a smaller SSD disk for storage.
I really like that cloud backups are included also, other hosts can charge $2/mo to $25/mo for this!
Price (3 years): $9.95/mo ($358.2)
Price (2 years): $10.95/mo ($262.8)
Price (1 year): $11.95/mo ($143.4)
Price (1 month): $19.95/mo
Renewal: $17.95/mo - $19.95/mo
Type: Shared Cloud Hosting
Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA
Features: cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Litespeed Web Server, Memcached, OPcache, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support
Shared CPU: 6 Cores
Shared RAM: 6 GB
Optional Extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.
Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime
FREE domain and hosting discount
Every shared cloud plan comes with a free .com domain name. The initial billing period will also be discounted. Choose longer billing periods to enjoy larger savings. The renewal price will be different based on how long your billing cycles are. The longer, the cheaper the monthly price will be. If you go with a monthly plan you need to pay a setup fee as well.
Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!
Data center locatons
You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.
Fast web servers
Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Litespeed web servers, caching and more resources than with the shared plans. These cloud plans basically gives you the power of VPS and the ease of shared at the same time. Data mirroring is included for increased uptime and security!
The SSL certificate is the popular free Let's Encrypt SSL. The Daily Backups are local daily database backups and weekly files and folder backups. Whois privacy is $9.99/year. SiteLock Basic is $19.95/year and can help you stay clear of malicious files and malware. SiteMap Generation is $9.99 - You can find free tools for this online! Google Webmaster Account and Site Verification is $14.99 and Google Analytics Integration is $15.99 - you can find free guides and do this easily yourself for free, if you want to save some money.
TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that include lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and a helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offer high-speed loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees are also great.
Only 3 cloud plans to choose from is a drawback, and so is the fact that it's not possible to scale resources individually.
Price (3 years): $11.95/mo ($430.2)
Price (2 years): $12.95/mo ($310.8)
Price (1 year): $13.95/mo ($167.4)
Price (1 month): $24.95/mo
Type: Shared Hosting
Location: Canada, EU, USA
Features: 24/7 Live Tech Support, Daily Backups, Eco Friendly, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Transfer, Git, HTTP/2, Litespeed Web Server, Phone Support, SFTP, Softaculous, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Website Builder, Website Migration, WP-CLI
Optional Extras: Domain Whois Privacy.
Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back
Green web hosting
I am unsure about the renewal price for this plan as their support told me that they also discount renewals. You would need to contact them when the hosting plan is up for renewal and negotiate or at least ask for a good deal going forward. If you want to be eco-friendly while still having great web hosting performance, this host might be for you. Each hosting account is offset by 300% renewable energy credits, meaning that the world should get a little greener with each customer they acquire.
Their shared web hosting plans have great features like PHP 7, HTTP/2, SSD storage, and Litespeed web server. The Litespeed web server is built on top of the traditional Apache web server and improves your website loading speed times. It also helps by lessening the resources needed for each visitor coming to your websites.
These shared web hosting plans have a RAM scaling feature that lets you upgrade your servers’ memory if your websites get lots of traffic and outgrow your plan. At the moment of writing this the cost is $2.5/mo for each extra 256 MB of RAM.
If you want to go with a monthly plan you need to pay a lot more than going with the 1+ year discounted plans. You would also need to pay a $15 setup fee and you do not get a free domain either.
Select between the USA, Canada, and Europe. It looks like they offer the same features and prices across all of these data centers.
24/7 Support Team
If or once you need expert assistance you can contact their tech support team by phone, live chat, or by ticket. Their live chat and phone support operators are level 1, and if they can’t help you out they’ve got level 2 tech support available with tickets. They told me that tickets are answered in max 20 – 30 minutes which is not long.