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Rating95%100

Price: $59.4 first year ($4.95/mo)

Renewal price: $59.4/year ($4.95/mo)

Type of server: Shared Cloud

Location: Asia, EU, UK, USA

Features: cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Transfer, FREE Trial, Softaculous, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Two-Factor Authentication, WAF, Website Builder, Website Migration, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowDomain Whois Privacy, SEO Audit.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 15 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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Top web host w/ many benefits

A great web hosting company with lots of amazing features that most other cheap web hosting companies can not match at the moment. You need to pay for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price. It is cheaper if you select 2 or 3 years.

Included features

FastComet will renew your domain name for free for as long as you are their customer. If you already have registered a domain name, fear not, they will also let you transfer an existing domain name to them and renew it for you. Daily backups is also included whis is great and saves a bit off the monthly bill.

You also get 1 free website migration for this hosting plan which is a service other hosts can charge up to $100 for.

Extra features

Whois privacy is $2.95/year which is way less than most other web hosts.

FREE trial hosting

This host has the best free trial web hosting offer I have come across so far. You can try this host for two weeks without even giving away your credit card details.

Easy upgrade or downgrade

If your website grows out of this web hosting plan you can easily upgrade to a more powerful one. That goes even if you have a long time left of your pre payed billing cycle. Yor bill for the upgrade would deduct the period left of your current billing cycle. You can upgrade to a more powerful shared plan or a VPS plan or even a dedicated server offered by FastComet. The support team will perform the entire upgrade or downgrade for you and there will be minimal downtime if any.

The price is there to stay

One of the best things about the shared web hosting plans by FastComet is that the price is not just a cheap introductory and limited time discount, in contrast with most other hosts. The price is actually the same cheap price that the hosting will renew at also, as long as you select to renew for the same duration. Of course though, like all companies, they might need to increase their prices once in a while due to inflation, etc.

24/7 live chat support

The live chat support can assist with most usual tech questions. For the most complicated questions and request you will need to post a ticket.

Data center locations

You can select between 8 different server locations! That is great, because having your web server as close to most of your visitors as possible provides good website loading time benefits.

This plan is estimated to be suitable for one website with about 25.000 monthly visitors or less.

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Price: $95.4 first year ($7.95/mo)

Renewal price: $95.4/year ($7.95/mo)

Type of server: Shared Cloud

Location: Asia, EU, UK, USA

Features: cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Transfer, Softaculous, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Two-Factor Authentication, Unlimited Websites, WAF, Website Builder, Website Migration, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowDomain Whois Privacy, SEO Audit.

CPU: 4 Cores

RAM: 3 GB

Space: 25 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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Top web host w/ many benefits

A great web hosting company with lots of amazing features that most other cheap web hosting companies can not match at the moment. You need to pay for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price. It is cheaper if you select 2 or 3 years.

Included features

FastComet will renew your domain name for free for as long as you are their customer. If you already have registered a domain name, fear not, they will also let you transfer an existing domain name to them and renew it for you. Daily backups is also included whis is great and saves a bit off the monthly bill.

You also get 1 free website migration for this hosting plan which is a service other hosts can charge up to $100 for.

Extra features

Whois privacy is $2.95/year which is way less than most other web hosts.

FREE trial hosting

This host has the best free trial web hosting offer I have come across so far. You can try this host for two weeks without even giving away your credit card details.

Easy upgrade or downgrade

If your website grows out of this web hosting plan you can easily upgrade to a more powerful one. That goes even if you have a long time left of your pre payed billing cycle. Yor bill for the upgrade would deduct the period left of your current billing cycle. You can upgrade to a more powerful shared plan or a VPS plan or even a dedicated server offered by FastComet. The support team will perform the entire upgrade or downgrade for you and there will be minimal downtime if any.

The price is there to stay

One of the best things about the shared web hosting plans by FastComet is that the price is not just a cheap introductory and limited time discount, in contrast with most other hosts. The price is actually the same cheap price that the hosting will renew at also, as long as you select to renew for the same duration. Of course though, like all companies, they might need to increase their prices once in a while due to inflation, etc.

24/7 live chat support

The live chat support can assist with most usual tech questions. For the most complicated questions and request you will need to post a ticket.

Data center locations

You can select between 8 different server locations! That is great, because having your web server as close to most of your visitors as possible provides good website loading time benefits.

This plan is estimated to be suitable for one website with about 50.000 monthly visitors or less.

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Price: $119.4 first year ($9.95/mo)

Type of server: Shared, WordPress

Location: USA

Features: FREE Domain, FREE Domain Privacy, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowMalware 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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Price: $143.4 first year ($11.95/mo)

Renewal price: $143.4/year ($11.95/mo)

Type of server: Shared Cloud

Location: Asia, EU, UK, USA

Features: cPanel, Daily Backups, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Transfer, Memcached, Softaculous, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Two-Factor Authentication, Varnish Cache, WAF, Website Builder, Website Migration, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowDomain Whois Privacy, SEO Audit.

CPU: 6 Cores

RAM: 6 GB

Space: 35 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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Top web host w/ many benefits

A great web hosting company with lots of amazing features that most other cheap web hosting companies can not match at the moment. You need to pay for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price. It is cheaper if you select 2 or 3 years.

Included features

FastComet will renew your domain name for free for as long as you are their customer. If you already have registered a domain name, fear not, they will also let you transfer an existing domain name to them and renew it for you. Daily backups is also included whis is great and saves a bit off the monthly bill.

You also get 1 free website migration for this hosting plan which is a service other hosts can charge up to $100 for.

Extra features

Whois privacy is $2.95/year which is way less than most other web hosts.

FREE trial hosting

This host has the best free trial web hosting offer I have come across so far. You can try this host for two weeks without even giving away your credit card details.

Easy upgrade or downgrade

If your website grows out of this web hosting plan you can easily upgrade to a more powerful one. That goes even if you have a long time left of your pre payed billing cycle. Yor bill for the upgrade would deduct the period left of your current billing cycle. You can upgrade to a more powerful shared plan or a VPS plan or even a dedicated server offered by FastComet. The support team will perform the entire upgrade or downgrade for you and there will be minimal downtime if any.

The price is there to stay

One of the best things about the shared web hosting plans by FastComet is that the price is not just a cheap introductory and limited time discount, in contrast with most other hosts. The price is actually the same cheap price that the hosting will renew at also, as long as you select to renew for the same duration. Of course though, like all companies, they might need to increase their prices once in a while due to inflation, etc.

24/7 live chat support

The live chat support can assist with most usual tech questions. For the most complicated questions and request you will need to post a ticket.

Data center locations

You can select between 8 different server locations! That is great, because having your web server as close to most of your visitors as possible provides good website loading time benefits.

This plan is estimated to be suitable for one website with about 100.000 monthly visitors or less.

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Price: $165 first year ($13.75/mo)

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Optional extras: ShowMySQL VPS.

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $13.75/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $15/mo.

DreamHost allow 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 site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee 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 Digital Ocean here.

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Price: $203.4 first year ($16.95/mo)

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowWordPress Migration Service.

Space: 10 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $16.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $19.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

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.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 10.000 monthly visitors.

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Price: $299.4 first year ($24.95/mo)

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowWordPress Migration Service.

Space: 30 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $24.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $29.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

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.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 30.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 3 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra.

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Price: $330 first year ($27.50/mo)

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Optional extras: ShowMySQL VPS.

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 60 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $27.50/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $30/mo.

DreamHost allow 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 site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee 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 Digital Ocean here.

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Price: $431.4 first year ($35.95/mo)

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowWordPress Migration Service.

Space: 30 GB

Max websites: 2

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $35.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $39.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

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.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30 day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be, if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse, unless you are already hosted with the most powerful one.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 60.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 5 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra. Also, you get a staging site that you can use for testing changes to your WordPress site before making them live.

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Price: $660 first year ($55.00/mo)

Type of server: VPS

Location: USA

Features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Optional extras: ShowMySQL VPS.

RAM: 4 GB

Space: 120 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $55.00/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $60/mo.

DreamHost allow 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 site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee 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 Digital Ocean here.

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