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$3.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared

in Asia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Daily Backups, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unmetered Traffic, Website Builder

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SG Site Scanner.

Space: 10 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back, 99.9% Uptime

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Inital period discounted

The first billing cycle are on sale at 50% off and that is the price that we have listed here. Pre pay for up to 3 years to lock in that price for a long time. If you want to be billed monthly there is a set up fee for this hosting plan and you will only get the discount for the first month. Prices are excluding tax.

Fast web servers but expensive domains

All the shared web hosting plans by SiteGround comes with fast SSD storage, free SSL from Free Let's Encrypt and HTTP/2 enabled servers. As well as free Daily Backups and Unmetered Bandwidth. Registering a .com domain will currently cost you $15.95/year and Whois Privacy is $12/year. Check out our Domain Guide for cheaper domains and whois privacy. SG Site Scanner is a monitoring service that checks your website daily and notifies you if your website has been hacked or injected with malicious code so you can fix it ASAP, it costs $19.80/year.

Data center location

Select between 5 different data centers all with the same plan features and the same prices. The locations you can choose from are Chicago, Amsterdam, Singapore, London, Milano.

SiteGround informs that this plan is suitable for one website with up to ~10.000 monthly visits (~333 daily).

EU support team

The SiteGround support team is located in Bulgaria in the EU.

Conclusion

Siteground has some of the best speed tech for delivering lighting fast website hosting. However, the plan will renew at a pretty expensive price after your inital period (about twice the price) and this lowers the score for this plan. Also, expensive domain names and whois privacy is a slight downside that is easily avoidable though by using another domain registrar.

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$4.95/mo*

Rating60%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain

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

Max websites: 1

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.

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$5.95/mo*

Rating85%100

Shared

in Asia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Daily Backups, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, SuperCacher, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Traffic, Website Builder

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SG Site Scanner.

Space: 10 GB

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back, 99.9% Uptime

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Inital period discounted

The first billing cycle are on sale at 50% off and that is the price that we have listed here. Pre pay for up to 3 years to lock in that price for a long time. If you want to be billed monthly there is a set up fee for this hosting plan and you will only get the discount for the first month. Prices are excluding tax.

Fast web servers but expensive domains

All the shared web hosting plans by SiteGround comes with fast SSD storage, free SSL from Free Let's Encrypt and HTTP/2 enabled servers. As well as free Daily Backups and Unmetered Bandwidth. Registering a .com domain will currently cost you $15.95/year and Whois Privacy is $12/year. Check out our Domain Guide for cheaper domains and whois privacy. SG Site Scanner is a monitoring service that checks your website daily and notifies you if your website has been hacked or injected with malicious code so you can fix it ASAP, it costs $19.80/year.

Data center location

Select between 5 different data centers all with the same plan features and the same prices. The locations you can choose from are Chicago, Amsterdam, Singapore, London, Milano.

SiteGround informs that this plan is suitable for one website with up to ~25.000 monthly visits (~833 daily).

EU support team

The SiteGround support team is located in Bulgaria in the EU.

Conclusion

Siteground has some of the best speed tech for delivering lighting fast website hosting. However, the plan will renew at a pretty expensive price after your inital period (about twice the price) and this lowers the score for this plan. Also, expensive domain names and whois privacy is a slight downside that is easily avoidable though by using another domain registrar.

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$6.95/mo*

Rating65%100

Shared

in USA

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

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

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$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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$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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$11.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Shared

in Asia, EU, UK, USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Daily Backups, Nginx Web Server, PCI Compliant, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, SuperCacher, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Traffic, Website Builder

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, SG Site Scanner.

Space: 30 GB

-

Bandwidth: Unmetered

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back, 99.9% Uptime

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Inital period discounted

The first billing cycle are on sale at 50% off and that is the price that we have listed here. Pre pay for up to 3 years to lock in that price for a long time. If you want to be billed monthly there is a set up fee for this hosting plan and you will only get the discount for the first month. Prices are excluding tax.

Fast web servers but expensive domains

All the shared web hosting plans by SiteGround comes with fast SSD storage, free SSL from Free Let's Encrypt and HTTP/2 enabled servers. As well as free Daily Backups and Unmetered Bandwidth. Registering a .com domain will currently cost you $15.95/year and Whois Privacy is $12/year. Check out our Domain Guide for cheaper domains and whois privacy. SG Site Scanner is a monitoring service that checks your website daily and notifies you if your website has been hacked or injected with malicious code so you can fix it ASAP, it costs $19.80/year.

Data center location

Select between 5 different data centers all with the same plan features and the same prices. The locations you can choose from are Chicago, Amsterdam, Singapore, London, Milano.

High traffic websites

SiteGround informs that this plan is suitable for one website with up to ~100.000 monthly visits (~3.333 daily). This plan also has priority tech support, fewer accounts on each server and more resources for each customer, as well as PCI compliant servers.

EU support team

The SiteGround support team is located in Bulgaria in the EU.

Conclusion

Siteground has some of the best speed tech for delivering lighting fast website hosting. However, the plan will renew at a pretty expensive price after your inital period (about twice the price) and this lowers the score for this plan. Also, expensive domain names and whois privacy is a slight downside that is easily avoidable though by using another domain registrar.

The GoGeek plan is only about twice the price of their GrowBig plan but is suitable for websites with an estimate of up to 4 times the traffic, making this a high value plan for the right websites.

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$15.95/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

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

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

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

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 $15.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $11.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $8.95/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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$20.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, CDN, Daily Backups, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Resource Scaling, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 6 Cores

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RAM: 6 GB

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 $20.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $17.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $15.95/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 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 free with this plan 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.

Conclusion

Even though this is the most expensive Bluehost cloud plan it is the one that gives the most bang for the buck. It includes SSL, dedicated IP, whois privacy for the free domain. No SSD storage though which is a pretty big drawback to all the Bluehost shared and cloud hosting plans.

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$24.99/mo*

Rating95%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Fully managed, SSD Storage

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

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 30 GB

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Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Need to pay for at least 1 year in advance to get this price. $29.99/mo with a month-to-month contract. Get discounted hosting with a 3 year plan: $19.99/mo.

All of the Bluehost web hosting plans include a FREE Domain. Domain Whois Protection is included with Prime (shared web hosting plan) but it do costs an extra $0.99/mo with this plan. All their VPS plans comes with SSD storage included in the price. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have Рat least if you really need your site to always be 100% healthy and to reduce the potential downtime from malware and virus attacks by hackers. 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 РMore info here.

Data center location

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

Conclusion

Lots of power at a low prices ranks the Bluehost VPS plans as some of the best value plans you can get. Decent amount of SSD storage, a free domain and also live support are great benefits for choosing this plan.

However, the 30 day money back guarantee could be longer, and they could have accepted more payment options. They also do not allow adult content to be hosted on their servers.

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