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Some web hosting companies offer a FREE domain for a year when ordering hosting. You can compare them here. Note though that… Read more The whois privacy (if you need that) will often be more costly than with the best registrars. Also, the renewal cost could be higher than with other registrars. If you are thinking that you can just get the 1 year free and then transfer it to a cheaper registrar you would also need to consider the fee (often something like $10) associated with transferring domains.

$7.45/mo*

Rating60%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Dedicated IP, SiteLock Monitoring, SSL Certificate.

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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This web hosting plan needs at least a 12 month contract. They advertise low monthly prices but actually require you to pay for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years at once to get the discounted prices.

Plan features

All 3 of the Bluehost shared web hosting plans include a FREE Domain. Daily Backups is included which is nice. Domain Whois Protection is also included with Prime but it do costs an extra $0.99/mo with this plan. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have - at least if you really need your site to always be 100% healthy and to reduce the potential downtime. The SEO extra feature costs $2.99/mo and is not something I would recommend considering how the product (which consists of SEO guides) can easily be replaced by free info found on reputable site online - More info here. A dedicated IP and SSL Certificate costs $3.33/mo (Comodo PositiveSSL Bundle) - You need to select the yearly contract for this extra to be available, and it is also billed annually.

Data center location

Servers are located in the USA, in Provo in Utah.

Conclusion

Having live billing, sales and tech support is nice.

FREE domain for one year is decent but the $12/year whois privacy is very expensive, and the $15.99 cost for renewing your domain is high. You can get a cheaper domain at another registrar instead, at least if you need whois privacy. Check our domain guide. No SSD storage will slow your sites down compared with many other hosts. The plans will renew at about twice the cost after your inital billing cycle.

Bluehost Prime renews at a substantial higher price than the Bluehost Plus plan, even though their prices for the initial billing cycle is similar.

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$7.95/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared Cloud

in Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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FREE domain and hosting discount

Every cloud web hosting plan comes with a free .com domain name and is currently on sale for the first billing period - so choose longer billing periods to enjoy discounted web hosting for longer. You need to pay in advance for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price - even cheaper with up to 3 years of pre paid hosting, but more expensive with a monthly billing cycle. You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.

Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!

Fast web servers

Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Nginx web servers, caching and more resorces than with the shared plans. These cloud plans basically gives you the power of VPS and the ease of shared in the same plan. These plans also have data mirroring for increased uptime and security!

Plan features

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.

Conclusion

TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that includes lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offers very fast loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees is also great.

This plan has low value compared with the only slightly more expensive TMDHosting Business Plan that comes with twice the amount of resources, and no max websites hosted cap. I would go with that plan instead in almost all cases.

Only 3 cloud plans to choose from is a drawback, and so is the fact that it's not possible to scale resources individually.

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$8.95/mo*

Rating95%100

Shared Cloud

in Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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FREE domain and hosting discount

Every cloud web hosting plan comes with a free .com domain name and is currently on sale for the first billing period - so choose longer billing periods to enjoy discounted web hosting for longer. You need to pay in advance for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price - even cheaper with up to 3 years of pre paid hosting, but more expensive with a monthly billing cycle. You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.

Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!

Fast web servers

Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Nginx web servers, caching and more resorces than with the shared plans. These cloud plans basically gives you the power of VPS and the ease of shared in the same plan. These plans also have data mirroring for increased uptime and security!

Plan features

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.

Conclusion

TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that includes lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offers very fast loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees is 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.

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$8.99/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: DDos Protection, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites

+Show optional extras: SiteLock Monitoring.

RAM: 4.5 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Incredibly cheap web hosting at only $8.99/mo with pre payed 1 year billing cycle. The price after the initial year will be $14.99/mo. If you rather want monthly billing the price for this plan is $16.99/mo.

FREE domain & whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year if you select a 1 year pre payed billing cycle. After that it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. Check our domain guide to compare prices with other registrars. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy which is a feature that 1&1 offers for all their registered domains. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan. The shared plans from 1&1 have a Resource Scaling feature which you can use to scale up and down your RAM. 5 levels are available.

SiteLock Monitoring (The 1&1 SiteLock Tool) can significantly increase the security of your website and is just $0.99/mo extra with this plan. It scans your site (up to 500 pages) for vulnerabilities and malware.

Conclusion

Close to twice the price for the initial period than that of the 1&1 Unlimited Plus plan but only 50% more resources. That’s why that plan scores better than this one. However, after the initial period the value will be similar between the two plans.

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$9.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared, WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Malware Remover, MySQL VPS, WordPress Migration Service.

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 97 Day Money Back

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To get the $9.95/mo price it is required to set up a yearly billing cycle. Unlike many hosts which have discounts for their initial term and renews at substantially higher prices, DreamHost renews this plan at the same price and duration as your initial commitment. If you select a 3 year billing cycles the price will be only $7.95/mo. If you rather want to be billed monthly it will cost $10.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamHost WordPress Shared plan comes with WordPress pre-installed and you can host unlimited WP websites with it. The SSL Certificate is the free Let’s Ecrypt SSL. The FREE Domain is included with 1 or 3 year billing cycles and it will only be free for the first year, after that it will be reasonably priced to renew. The Malware Remover is not only a malware scan like most other sites offer, but also as suggested, a malware remover. This could save your website from downtime and it costs $3/mo.

The MySQL VPS gives you virtually dedicated resources for hosting your database. DreamHost claims it will increase the speed and reliability of your database, I am not sure how important it is if you use caching plugins for your WordPress sites. The first week is free and after that you will only pay for the amount of resources your database needs, starting at $15/mo.

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require payed plugins to get the job done anyways. You need to check “Install WordPress” on the billing page (after choosing domain) to show the WordPress Migration Service option.

Conclusion

The long 97 day money back guarantee with this offers is great and reassuring. Few payment options is a drawback. Dreamhost are not accepting PayPal unlike most other hosts. Dreamhost states that this is the least powerful of their 4 WordPress hosting plans and that sites hosted with this offer only can accommodate an estimate of up to 10.000 monthly visitors.

However it is almost only half the price of the Basic DreamPress plan and that plan does not have a free domain or whois privacy.

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$9.99/mo*

Rating90%100

Shared

in Asia, EU, USA

w/ these features: BitNinja Smart Security, FREE Domain, SFTP, SpamAssassin Protection, SSD Storage, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Website Builder

+Show optional extras: SSL Certificate.

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back, 99.9% Uptime

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Pre pay for 1 year to get the listed discounted price, and a FREE domain name. You can get even more discounts if you select 2, 3 or 4 year billing cycles.

Hostinger features

Add SSL Certificates for the one time fee of $9.99 each. One is included with the Business plan. You can also add FREE Let's Encrypt SSL. But that is a little bit of a complicated procedure, however they do have a guide for it at the Hostinger site. Daily Backups is included with the Business plan and available for $1.29/mo for the other shared plans. This host accepts Bitcoin and several other cryptocurrencies.

Data center location

After purchasing a shared web hosting plan with Hostinger you can select if you want to use the data center in USA, EU, or in Asia.

Conclusion

I don’t know if the extra cost is worth it over the very similar, but cheaper Hostinger Premium plan, to most people. If you however know that you need more resources for hosting lots of sites and be able to receive lots of traffic, it might. The cost is about double that of the Premium plan but you also do get double the resources, making the value proposition the same, if you need those extra resources. Another few benefits for this plan is that you get priority support and the important daily backups is included.

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$10.95/mo*

Rating55%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, CDN, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Daily Backups, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 100 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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1 year pre paid billing cycle required to get the price of $10.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $8.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $6.95/mo. There is no month-to-month billing options for this plan unfortunately.

You data on a cloud server like this is more reliable, it is mirrored 3 times to help withstand hardware failures and retain uptime. Loading speed benefits include a global CDN and local caching. If your traffic grows and you need more resources in the future then you can easily allocate more server resources or move to another plan all with the click of a button, all without restarts of your server or downtime at all. You can easily see how much resources you are using and if you should upgrade. Every cloud plan comes with a free domain name.

The Daily Backups extra costs $2.99/mo and lets you select backups from daily, weekly or monthly when and if you need to recover files. You can select only a couple or files and folders or the entire site depending on what you need. Domain Whois Privacy is $0.99/mo 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. 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.

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$12.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Shared Cloud

in Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 6 Cores

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RAM: 6 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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FREE domain and hosting discount

Every cloud web hosting plan comes with a free .com domain name and is currently on sale for the first billing period - so choose longer billing periods to enjoy discounted web hosting for longer. You need to pay in advance for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price - even cheaper with up to 3 years of pre paid hosting, but more expensive with a monthly billing cycle. You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.

Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!

Fast web servers

Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Nginx web servers, caching and more resorces than with the shared plans. These cloud plans basically gives you the power of VPS and the ease of shared in the same plan. These plans also have data mirroring for increased uptime and security!

Plan features

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.

Conclusion

TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that includes lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offers very fast loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees is 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.

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$14.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Shared

in Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.99% Uptime

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FREE domain and hosting discount

Every shared plan comes with a free .com domain name and is currently on sale for the first billing period - so choose longer billing periods to enjoy discounted web hosting for longer. You need to pay in advance for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price - even cheaper with up to 3 years of pre paid hosting, but more expensive with a monthly billing cycle. You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.

Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!

Fast servers and optional features

Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Nginx web servers! 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 creating sitemaps online so I would not get this! Google Webmaster Account and Site Verification is $14.99 and Google Analytics Integration is $15.99 - again, you can find free guides and do this easily and quickly for free.

Conclusion

TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that includes lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offers very fast loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees is also great.

Daily database backups and weekly file backups is included and saves some money. Expensive domain whois privacy negates most of the bonus of a free domain. However the hosting price overral can get really cheap if you select up to 3 year payment cycles. I also really like that you can upgrade pretty seamlessly to a more powerful shared or cloud plan if you come to need more power. You would only need to pay the difference between the two plans, for your unused time, even though you might only be 1 year into a 3 year contract.

This plan has 3 GB of RAM and 3 CPU cores. It’s a decent amount of resources for medium sized sites.

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$14.99/mo*

Rating80%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 50 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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