It is very confusing to find the cheap, reliable, fast, secure web hosting for your website. We can see that every web hosting has almost similar plans, pricing, and other features as well.
We need secure, fast web hosting to run our site smoothly. If we have more readers all over the world then we have to choose our hosting carefully.
There are some factors which you need to consider while choosing the web hosting for the site. You should check the performance, storage capacity, bandwidth, customer support, features, plans, pricing, etc. Each web hosting company offers different plans and pricing, varies the data transfer, bandwidth, storage, etc.
For all the WordPress hosting you can pay monthly or yearly, but what makes it different if you pay monthly then you need to spend more amount than annually.
In this tutorial, I will tell you best web hosting providers. For a newbie blogger, they want to start a blog with a minimum investment. This guide will help them to choose the right web hosting for their blog.
What is Web Hosting?
Web Hosting is the services that provide the extra space for your blog on the internet. Hosting makes our site live to internet users. Web Hosting Services stores all your website data on their servers with very high internet network availability.
When readers search your blog on the internet, the internet connects to a server where your website resides, and the web hosting server gives back the web pages.
If you are a newbie blogger and you want to start your blog, then you can go for free web hosting like Blogger, WordPress[dot]com. Later you can move your blog to paid WordPress hosting.
Free web hosting
In free web hosting, you will get free hosting for your website with limited space and restrictions. WordPress and Google Blogger provides free web hosting with limited storage and some restriction of pro features.
In WordPress, you can upgrade it to get extra features like 10GB space, mapping domain name, etc. but it needs extra money for it. Blogger is completely free web hosting, and there are no further upgrades. The main drawback of free web hosting is you will miss the customer support and remains on limited space lifetime.
Paid web hosting
In paid web hosting, you will get more features compared to free like unlimited storage space, 24*7 customer support, unlimited bandwidth, custom email address, multiple domain names, etc. To take all this advantage, you need to buy web hosting from a service provider. For that, you need to pay monthly or yearly according to your needs.
If you want to make a career in blogging, then try to purchase paid web hosting for your blog. For the newbie bloggers, I would recommend the free hosting, so that you will get a complete understanding of blogging and later you can move to WordPress.
WordPress recommends Bluehost to its users. Bluehost is one of the popular web hosting providers. I used Bluehost for two years, I would say that its excellant web hosting with great performance.
The Bluehost is the cheapest web hosting provider starting from $3.49 per month (in the offer you will get it for $2.95). In this plan, you will get 100GB of website space for only one website means you can host only one site on this plan.
The plus plan is the best, you will get unlimited space, and you can host unlimited websites. This plan is starting at $5.95, if you have multiple sites, then I would suggest you go for this plan.
The business pro plan is for business websites starting at $13.95. If your sites have more visitors then you can go for this plan.
Bluehost provides technical support 24*7 to its customer. You can call them, email them which you want you will get an immediate reply from them.
- Cheap WordPress hosting available for your blog starting at $2.95/month
- Excellent customer support by email/call/Chat
- Recommended by WordPress itself
- Three affordable plans available, you can choose anyone.
- Free SSL certificate
- Unlimited email, database accounts.
Hostgator is another popular shared web hosting. Hostgator comes with three plans viz Hatchling, Baby, Business. The plans are the same as Bluehost starting with $3.95 per month, but it will give you unlimited bandwidth.
Top bloggers like PC MAG, WPBeginner, Hosting advice have experienced Hostgator hosting.
Hostgator is the cheapest web hosting service as its plan starting from $3.95 customer need, reliable, secure web hosting service. Hostgator will provide you 24*7 technical support so you can contact the support team at any time.
You can upgrade your hosting to the cloud, VPS, etc. at any time to experience the new and advanced features.
This is the third affordable WordPress hosting. The pricing of this hosting starts from $5.99 per month, but you will get a discount during the offer period. In the launch plan, you can host two websites. You will get unlimited email and bandwidth.
If you want to expand your site, then you can upgrade it to power and pro plans. Power plan starts with $7.99, and the Pro plan begins with $13.99
Dreamhost is another best web hosting starting from $2.95 per month. The one thing which makes Dreamhost unique is it provides the SSD storage for all plans.
The shared WordPress hosting plans start from $2.95/month, and you will get 97 days money-back guarantee on this. If you are not satisfied with this hosting, you can easily cancel the plan to get a refund.
This is a new emerging, affordable WordPress hosting for beginners. I have written a great post about Greengeeks.
GreenGeek’s first plan starts with the $3.95 in which you will get unlimited bandwidth, space, data transfer, and free domain name. Greengeeks also provides reseller and VPS, but as a beginner, I would suggest you go for the starter plan if you want to experience the Greengeeks.
SiteGround offers different types of web hosting plans for beginners to experts.
- Web Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- WordPress Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- WooCommerce Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- Cloud Hosting (Start from $80/month)
For the beginner, you can go for Web hosting starting from $3.95 per month and in offer season you will get this plan at $2.95 per month.
In web hosting SiteGround offers three plans.
StartUp Plan– This plan is suitable for small businesses and beginners having traffic approx. 10K. The StartUp plan starts from $3.95 per month. You can host only one website on this plan and offers 10GB of free space.
GrowBig Plan– This is a recommended plan if you have many websites. You can host unlimited websites and it offers 20GB webspace. GrowBig plan starts from $5.95 per month.
GoGeek Plan– In this plan you can host unlimited websites and offers 30 GB webspace. GoGeek plan starts from $11.95 per month.
Vultr is a cloud hosting provider at very cheap rates, plans start from the $2.50 per month. The performance of Vultr the excellent compared to the above hostings. The only thing is you need to manage your server. You would get root access to your server.
If you want managed cloud hosting then go for Cloudways. Currently, I am using Cloudways for my two blogs.
Vultr’s server is located in 15 locations around the world, you can choose any server location depending on your blog traffic.
The plans are also affordable for any bloggers. For the $5 plan, you will get the 25GB SSD on which you can configure the two WordPress blogs easily.
Points to remember
- The initial price of any hosting is very less compared to the original price. Every hosting provider offers the first-time discount so that they can try their hosting.
- All hosting providers has cloud hosting, WordPress/shared hosting, dedicated server, VPS etc.
- Its better to choose for the managed hosting rather than unmanaged(Vultr, Linode, Digital Ocean)
- When you renew the hosting, you will have to pay the original price which is far more than the initial price. You can check out my article about web hosting renewal pricing secrets.
- You can save a lot of money by switching web hosting. For this, you need to migrate your site to another host.
- If you want performance then you can try for the cloud hosting or VPS.
I have used the Bluehost, Dreamhost, Vultr, and Cloudways web hosting for my blogs. Out of which I find Cloudways is the best and affordable and provides the managed cloud hosting, which makes your blog fast and improves the load time.
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