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 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.
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 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.
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. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans allow adult content, 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!
USA based suppport
24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!
This is 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.
Same price whether you pay monthly or yearly. Price is currently on sale by 25% to 33% which means you get a decent discount for your first order. You can lock in a long length billing cycle for maximum discount!
All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free and automatically. The cost of upgrading to SSD drives depends on which VPS plan you choose. SSD is optional, but we included the cost for that feature in our price. cPanel VPS licence costs $13/mo and that is also included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans. cPanel is an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2/mo per extra standard IP address. Hostwinds also offer DDos protected IP addresses, as well as C-Class IP addresses. Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups makes sure your data is safe and accessible and costs only $1/mo and is performed daily. WindSpeed is a one time service offered by Hostwinds which claims to be able to provide information which can be used to significantly speed up a website. Windshield is a security extra which adds a shield to your site.
Data center location
Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.
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. The support team is based in the USA and is very friendly and knowledgeable. They have been amazing to me and always helped out fixing anything I've asked them. Sometimes they have been slow to answer me though and I've had to ask them twice on one occasion where the low tier support simply did not know the answer but luckily a higher tier specialist got my server issue fixed. They do have 24/7 live chat sales suppor on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting from a desktop computer).
If you need web hosting on a server in the USA then I would strongly suggest to consider a Hostwinds plan. They get good scores from me for having lots of payment options, USA based support team, long money back guarantees and the best uptime guarantees. They also allow adult content on all plans.
I would have liked to see SSD storage as in included feature at no extra cost. The possibility to scale up or down your plan (except disk space, that can't be scaled down) like in the cloud is neat. With a huge selection of 10 different VPS plans you are sure to find a plan that suits your needs.
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.
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 addons
The daily cloud backups costs a little more than they should I think. Hostwinds for instance charges a few bucks a month for a decent sized backup at over $20/mo. The SpamExperts addon is also expensive at about $20/mo.
Great customer guarantees
I really like that there are no setup fees for these servers and also that they even have a 7 day money back guarantee.
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 $249.00/mo – so you can save a lot by making the initial period (billing cycle) as long as possible – max 3 years. If you select a 1 year billing cycle the price for this server is $179.01/mo. 2 years: 149.00/mo. 3 years: $138.99/mo.
This plan comes with a 8 Core / 16 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. You can also choose between SSD or HDD storage. If you select HDD you will 2 TB of storage space and if you select the SSD you will get 512 GB.
Data center & support
The HostGator servers are located in Houston, Texas, USA. Live tech support available 24/7!
To get this listed price you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you rather want monthly billing cycles the cost will be $205/mo.
These dedicated servers comes with Linux as default, but you could change to Windows for an additinal fee. You can upgrade and customize the servers to meet your needs. The AntiVirus is another $20/mo. cPanel/WHM is included. 100 Mbps unmetered bandwidth for an extra $50/mo. 1000 Mbps unmetered is $500/mo. Remote backup storage is $10/mo for 25 GB, but you can get up to 300 GB for $100/mo. Enterprise DDos Protection starts at $75/mo.
HostDime is a web hosting company that specializes in VPS and dedicated server hosting, with data centers located in Florida, USA. It is super secure data center with a building inside a building that is manned at all times, even under the last hurricane. They also have interesting global locations available for their VPS plans. They allow adult content on their servers.
Every dedicated server with TMDHosting comes with a free .com domain name. However there is a (currently $39.00) setup fee for deploying the server for the first time. There is no option to pay in advance with 1 year + billing cycles, the listed price is instead for monthly billing, which is the only option.
Whois privacy is $9.99/year. SiteLock Basic is $19.95/year and can help you stay clear of malicious files and malware. SpamExperts Inbound/Outbound Email Filter is $9.95 /mo, 1GBps Uplink port is $9.95/mo, BitNinja Server Security is $19.95/mo, CloudLinux OS is $14.95/mo, LiteSpeed web server is $44.95/mo, 500GB of local backup storage is also $44.95/mo.
Data center location
You can select between their Chicago, USA or Amsterdam, EU data center locations for your server.