These are hosting plans that comes with cPanel included. cPanel is the most popular web hosting dashboard that lets you easily manage most aspects of your websites. Also check out the list of web hosting plans with cPanel as an optional extra?
The dedicated servers from HostGator has great discounts for the first period of hosting that you choose to pre pay for. After the initial period this server will cost $189.00/mo – so you can save a lot by making the initial period as long as possible – max 3 years. If you select a 1 year billing cycle the price for this server is $138.99/mo. 2 years: 128.99/mo. 3 years: $118.99/mo.
This plan comes with a 4 Core / 8 Thread Intel Xeon-D CPU and you can choose between Linux or Windows OS. cPanel and WHM is included when choosing the managed Linux option and Plesk and WebMatrix with the managed Windows option. You can choose between having your server semi-managed or managed and the price will be a little lower if you select the semi-managed option.
Data center & support
The HostGator servers are located in Houston, Texas, USA. Live tech support available 24/7!
All of the web hosting plans by FastComet renews at the same initial prices, and their dedicated server hosting is no exception. You might want to compare these servers vs. those offered by LiquidWeb which also offers "no fancy" monthly billing. You can get the listed price here with monthly billing, and currently, there are no discounts for going with longer billing cycles.
Included in the price
You get a lot of nice features included with these servers. All SSD storage, choice of your preferred location in of the 8 different global data center locations, included cPanel/WHM and lots of server hardware resources. Network out speeds starting at 5000 Mbit and increasing for the more expensive servers.
Expensive backups and add-ons
The daily cloud backups currently costs $24.95/mo and includes 10 independent daily snapshots. The SpamExperts addon is also expensive at about $20/mo.
Great customer guarantees
I like that there are no setup fees for these servers and also that they have a 7 day money back guarantee.
The value for the cloud VPS plans by FastComet is vastly higher for the higher tier configurations. The price increases only slightly when choosing more powerful plans but the allocated web server resources increase way more.
Same renewal price
The monthly price is honest and does not increase when renewing. However, there is a small setup fee if you select monthly billing rather than 3 month billing cycles.
Daily offsite backups is expensive to add at $19.95/mo which is a pretty big drawback. Other hosts like with the VPS plans by Hostwinds you would only need to pay a couple of dollars a month for this unless your backup file sizes are really large.
Data center locations
Lots of data center locations are a huge good thing about this web hosting plan and might make the rather steep price worth it to many.
To get the listed discounted price you need to pre-pay for a year. To get the slightly increased renewal rate you need to pre-pay for another year after your initial billing period. Even though the JustHost dedicated servers come with a free domain name, the domain whois privacy costs extra and is currently priced at $0.99/mo. You can get a combo with a domain name registration and whois privacy cheaper at one of the top registrars.
Data Center Location
JustHost data centers are located in Utah in the USA.
1 year pre payed billing cycle required to get the price of $139.99/mo. 2 years: $129.99/mo. 3 years: $119.99/mo. If you select month-to-month billing the price will go up to $249.99/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.
To get the listed price you need to choose 1 year billing cycles. If you go for month to month payment the price increases.
You can upgrade the server resources, on the billing page, to 16 GB RAM for $40/mo and to 32 GB RAM for $100/mo. Additional IP addresses can be added.
1 CPU Litespeed licence for improved CPU efficiency and faster website load speeds can be added for $42/mo.
1 TB Storage for continuous data protection can be added for $100/mo, else you will need to handle your own backups.
They state on their website that they have a “anytime money back gurantee” but you actually need to cancel within the first 30 days to qualify for a refund. Also note that domain registrations, setup fees and migration fees are not refundable. SSL certificates have a 7-day refund window from time of purchase.
Domain registration is $14.95 USD so I would recommend to check out our list of cheaper domain registrars to save a few bucks.
Every dedicated server with TMDHosting comes with a free .com domain name. To get the listed price you need to select 1 year billing cycles and pre-pay for a year. You can also choose monthly, 3 or 6 month cycles but then the price increases. This server includes full management and TMDHosting has nice money back guarantees and uptime guarantees. They also guarantee to answer support tickets within 15 minutes which is good. RAID 10 helps ensure you get fast website loading speeds and data mirroring for increased reliability.
You can choose to instead use SSD disks for "The Original," "Smart" and "Super Powerful" dedicated servers, but you would need to ask their support and request this change before you buy. If you visit their website a support popup, in the bottom right, should appear after viewing their site for a few seconds. Whois privacy is $9.99/year. SiteLock Basic is $19.95/year and can help you stay clear of malicious files and malware. SpamExperts Email Filter is $9.95 /mo, BitNinja Server Security is $19.95/mo, CloudLinux OS is $14.95/mo, LiteSpeed web server is $43.95/mo
Data center location
You can select between their Chicago, USA or Amsterdam, EU data center locations for your server. The price stays the same for both locations.
Go with a 1-year, 6-month, or monthly billing cycle. You need to go with the 1-year billing cycle to get the advertised price on this website. It is slightly more expensive when selecting one of the other cycles. You'll get an initial period discount on your order, so the longer your billing cycle is the more you save. You can request another discount before your web hosting is up for renewal so you might be able to get a lower renewal price than what we've listed here.
Highly Configurable Servers
You can upgrade the RAM of most of the managed dedicated servers by InMotion Hosting on their order pages. You can also upgrade the standard SSD drive and add a secondary drive and a backup hard drive if you wish.
Expensive Domains & Privacy
When purchasing your server you will get the option to buy a domain name with whois privacy. It says on their website that they include a free domain with all three of their VPS offers with a billing cycle of 6 or 12 months. At the moment they charge $12.99/year for the domain privacy. This is useful as it will help you receive less spam by having your personal information hidden. You can get this for free with another registrar though, negating the benefit of the free domain.
Data Center Location
The cheapest managed dedicated server by InMotion Hosting does not allow for choice of data center. So you will either be hosted from the east coast of the west coast of the USA.
Not for Porn or Gambling Sites
InMotion Hosting has like many other web hosts restrictions again hosting adult content like porn. In addition InMotion does not allow gambling websites either.
No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.
Premium web hosting
Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. Liquid Web advertises their web hosting services as a fit for mission critical websites. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans are suitable for adult web hosting, but there is one exception, and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!
Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN
The cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. The performance of each vCPU core would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. The storage is 100% SSD disks. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo). This makes this web hosting plan excellent for businesses or individuals that have visitors of high importance from around the world.
cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.
Data center location
Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!
24/7 Fast USA based suppport
Liquid Web has trademarked "The most helpful humans in hosting". Their high-quality support might be the number one reason to go with this web host. If you have mission critical sites such as an important ecommerce store or a popular blog that you need to keep online all the time then this host very well might be your best choice.
They offer 24/7 live chat tech support, phone support, and ticket support. They guarantee to give a support response by chat or phone in just 59 seconds. All of their support persons are based in the USA providing the highest quality of English speaking support!
This is a great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.