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$3.74/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $3.74/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $3.56/mo or $3.37/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $6.74 for the first month then $8.99/mo.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

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$5.24/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Max websites: 4

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $5.24/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $4.98/mo or $4.72/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $8.24 for the first month then $10.99/mo.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

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$6.74/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $6.74/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $6.41/mo or $6.07/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $9.74 for the first month then $12.99/mo.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

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$7.49/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Litespeed Web Server, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $7.49/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $7.12/mo or $6.74/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $10.49 for the first month then $13.49/mo.

Hostwinds business web hosting plans are created for speed. Hosting on SSD disks and fast Litespeed Servers. "LiteSpeed Web Server's revolutionary architecture delivers more performance from your existing infrastructure, typically cutting server load in half". All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

Fast shared web hosting with fewer users per server than the cheaper Hostwinds shared plans. The Business plans also use speed tech like SSD storage and Litespeed web servers. This means you can have more visitors to your site(s) due to more efficient server resource usage, as well as faster loading times.

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$8.99/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Litespeed Web Server, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Max websites: 4

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $8.99/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $8.54/mo or $8.09/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $11.99 for the first month then $15.99/mo.

Hostwinds business web hosting plans are created for speed. Hosting on SSD disks and fast Litespeed Servers. "LiteSpeed Web Server's revolutionary architecture delivers more performance from your existing infrastructure, typically cutting server load in half". All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

Fast shared web hosting with fewer users per server than the cheaper Hostwinds shared plans. The Business plans also use speed tech like SSD storage and Litespeed web servers. This means you can have more visitors to your site(s) due to more efficient server resource usage, as well as faster loading times.

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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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$11.24/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Litespeed Web Server, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Daily Backups, Website Monitoring.

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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Pay for 1 year of web hosting in advance to get the discounted price of $11.24/mo. If you pay for 2 or 3 years in advance you will get greater discounts and prices of $10.68/mo or $10.12/mo. If you rather want to pay month-to-month it will cost you $14.24 for the first month then $18.99/mo.

Hostwinds business web hosting plans are created for speed. Hosting on SSD disks and fast Litespeed Servers. "LiteSpeed Web Server's revolutionary architecture delivers more performance from your existing infrastructure, typically cutting server load in half". All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free.

Maximize your discount

The shared hosting plans by Hostwinds are currently on sale by 25% - 63% for your first order, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your discount and maximize your savings!

Plan features

All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https very easily and for FREE. Website Monitoring can help your site stay online if your website run into issues when you are not online to respond by automatically creating a support ticket if your site goes offline. It costs $1.75/mo. Daily Backups costs $3/mo. A domain is not included with this hosting plan but you can register one at their website. A .com costs $11.99/year with Hostwinds which is decent.

Data center location

Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.

24/7 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

All the Hostwinds shared web hosting plans only have 1 GB of RAM unfortunately, and that is a pretty big drawback. They don't have fast SSD storage either. The only difference between the 3 plans is the max amount of websites you can host.

Fast shared web hosting with fewer users per server than the cheaper Hostwinds shared plans. The Business plans also use speed tech like SSD storage and Litespeed web servers. This means you can have more visitors to your site(s) due to more efficient server resource usage, as well as faster loading times.

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$13.75/mo*

Rating90%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 1 GB

-

Space: 30 GB

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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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$16.95/mo*

Rating75%100

WordPress

in USA

w/ these features: Daily Backups, DDos Protection, Expert WP Support, HTTP/2, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF

+Show optional extras: WordPress 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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$20.49/mo*

Rating70%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, Fully managed, USA Based Support

+Show optional extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous, SSD Storage, Windshield, WindSpeed.

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 0.5 GB

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Space: 20 GB

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Bandwidth: 1 TB

Payment options: Bitcoin, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Skrill

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime

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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, so choose long length billing cycles to increase your 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. cPanel VPS licence costs $13/mo and that is included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans, but cPanel is actually an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2 per extra standard IP address. 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 live support

The Hostwinds support is great and sales support is really quick to respond with the chat box on the homepage of Hostwinds. For technical support requests you need to post a ticket. The support is based in the USA and is fluent in the language as well as very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Conclusion

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.

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