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SharedA shared web hosting plan is the most popular way to host websites and suitable for new webmasters with new sites that does not have over (roughly) 7.000 – 8.000 monthly visitors Show more (according to HostGator). “Shared” means that it will be hosting on a shared server environment with lots of other sites. It The limiting factor for shared web hosting plans will often be (at least with the cheapest options in the category) that you can host maximum 1 domain / 1 website on the server. Hosting on a shared plan has its benefits like ease of use and no need for technical setup of the hosting plan or meddling with server updates. You will get going really quickly – and cheaply. One step up from shared web hosting is either cloud hosting, WordPress hosting or VPS.

$9.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: Shared, WordPress

Location: USA

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

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

Type of server: Shared

Location: Asia, EU, USA

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 that is. If you however know that you need more resources for hosting lots of sites and be able to receive lots of traffic, it probably is the better choice. 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. These things adds to the total value you get and rewards this plan with higher ratings that the other Hostinger shared hosting plans.

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$10.29/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: Shared

Location: Asia, EU, USA

Features: cPanel, HTTP/2, Litespeed Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites, Website Migration

Show optional extras: AntiSpam, Daily Backups, Dedicated IP, Domain Whois Privacy, More Reources, Railgun.

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal, Skrill, Wire

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Your inital billing cycle is greatly discounted. Both by a promo discount (first term discount) and a duration discount (based on how long you select your billing cycle to be). This means that you can get the best discount for choosing long billing cycles, up to 3 years. It also means that the price will be about the double after your inital cycle.

Plan features

Dedicated IP address is $4/mo. Domain registration is $14.95/year, which is pretty expensive. Domain whois protection is $9.95/year so I would suggest to register you domain at another registrar. Check our domain guide for tips. The AntiSpam is called Barracuda Spam Firewall and costs $3/mo for one domain. Bakcups starts at $1.99/mo for 5 GB of storage. The 30 most recent backups are kept and that means you can have a month worth of backups if you select to backup daily. Another nice feature with this plan is that you can add CPU power and 1 GB or ram for only $3/mo.

Data center location

Choose between USA south west (Arizona), USA north east (Michigan), or EU (Amsterdam), Asia (Singapore).

Conclusion

Host unlimited websites and get more resources to accommodate more visitors to your sites then that of the cheaper A2 Hosting plan. This plan has a Turbo feature that not only supposedly makes your website faster but also making them consume less resources. I believe it is a little bit much to ask double the price than that of the A2 Swift plan. I am glad too see that this plan has HTTP/2 which is a great feature to speed up your site.

Access to several data center around the globe is a plus, and so is the included free website builder app and the wide range of accepted payment options. I don't like that priority support is $20/mo - I would like to have fast support included in the price without paying extra. However, it is a great way to save a lot of money by not choosing it. On their order page you will also find an option to add dedicated IP address. It says that it is recommended for SSL Certificates, but that is really not the case anymore. It was only the issue with some old browsers.

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$11.24/mo*

Rating80%100

Type of server: Shared

Location: USA

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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$11.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: Shared

Location: Asia, EU, UK, USA

Features: cPanel, Daily Backups, Git, HTTP/2, Nginx Web Server, PCI Compliant, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, 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. This plan also comes with the useful web developer and webmaster features like Git and staging sites for WordPress and Joomla.

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$14.95/mo*

Rating90%100

Type of server: Shared

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

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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