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Review & Comparison of Shared Hosting Providers

Are you in the market for a shared web hosting provider? Is your current web host not cutting it? Maybe you just want to have an idea of what other web hosting providers offer? When you start looking for a shared hosting provider, things get a bit confusing. Sometimes the offer that is listed is available only if you pay for multiple years in advance. It takes considerable time and effort to sift through multiple plans by multiple hosting providers to make an informed decision. We hope our research here helps you in finding the right web hosting provider. Make sure you read the notes at the bottom.

Hosting
company

Charge /
Month

Domain
Regist.

Money
Back

Domains
allowed

Bandwidth

Storage

Admin
Interface

1&1 Internet These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for six month. For the Home plan, you pay $25.96 up front and then $41.94 after six month to get hosting for 12 months. Servers are located in Lenexa, KS. Better suited for those who don’t want to make a long term commitment.

Beginner

$0.99

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

10 GB

Other

Home

$4.99

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

150 GB

Other

Business

$98.99

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

250 GB

Other

Just Host

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for four years in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Servers located in Chicago, IL, USA.

Basic

$3.95

1 Free

Y

25

Unlimited

50 GB

cPanel

Plus

$6.95

1 Free

Y

50

Unlimited

150 GB

cPanel

Pro

$14.95

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel

GoDaddy.com

12 month contract required. Deeper discounts on long term contracts.

Unlimited plan

14.99

Free

N

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

paFileDB

Deluxe

$7.99

Free

N

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

paFileDB

Economy

$4.99

Free

N

1

Unlimited

100GB

paFileDB

Starter

$1.99

Free

N

1

Unlimited

30GB

paFileDB

Blue Host

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for 12, 24 or 36 months.

One plan

$6.95

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Other

iPage

Limited
Time Special: $1.99/month. Hurry!

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for one year in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Servers located in Boston, MA, USA.

Essential

$1.99

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

WHCP

Host Monster

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for three years in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Servers are located in Provo, UT, USA.

Basic

$4.95

1 Free

Y

25

Unlimited

50 GB

CPanel

Plus

$6.95

1 Free

Y

50

Unlimited

150 GB

CPanel

Pro

$14.95

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

CPanel

IXWebHosting

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for two years in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Servers are located in Columbus, OH, USA. They provide 2 dedicated IPs for the Expert, 3 for Business Plus and 15 for Unlimited Pro plan. Great for those who focus on SEO.

Unlimited Pro

$7.95

3 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

H-Sphere

Business Plus

$7.95

2 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

H-Sphere

Expert

$3.95

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

H-Sphere

Lunar Pages

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for two years in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Business Plan comes with one dedicated IP and one SSL certificate.

Business

$24.95

3 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Lunar

Basic

$4.95

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Lunar

Starter

$3.95

$19.95

Y

1

50GB

5GB

Lunar

Eleven2

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for one year in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. S-300 comes with one Static IP and one SSL certificate. Their servers are located in Dallas, TX, Asheville, NC, London, UK and Singapore.

S-300

$14.00

3 Free

Y

Unlimited

40 TB

500 TB

cPanel

S-200

$7.00

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

20 TB

250 TB

cPanel

S-100

$4.17

$11.11

Y

Unlimited

50 GB

10 GB

cPanel

POWWEB

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for 12 months in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher.

$3.88

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

OPS

HostGator

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for three years in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher. Business Plan comes with one dedicated IP and one SSL certificate. Servers are located in Dallas, TX, USA.

Business

$5.95

$15

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel

Baby Plan

$5.95

$15

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel

Hatchling

$3.95

$15

Y

1

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel

FatCow

These rates are applicable if you pay in advance for one year in one lump sum. Month to month rates are higher.

The Original

$3.15

1 Free

Y

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Vdeck

GVO

The GVO HTP plan is for internet marketers and includes auto responder, video producer, web conferencing and live coaching. Their other plans are performance oriented and will suit you if your website generates a lot of traffic and you want a high performance but economical solution. These rates are month to month. GVO servers are based in Schertz, TX.

Enterprise

$11.96

$15

Y

20

10,000Megs

3GB

Cpanel

Business

$7.96

1 Free

N

10

10,000Megs

3GB

Cpanel

Personal

$5.56

1 Free

N

1

75,000Megs

10GB

Cpanel

Notes: comparison of shared hosting providers:

  1. Avoid committing to a long term contract unless you are an experienced user.
  2. If you are just starting out and will have a single site, an entry level plan would be just fine. If you plan to have 6-7 sites and blogs, go for the more expensive plans. Prices have come down tremendously. They look expensive relative to the basic plans but of themselves, they are great value.
  3. Why is money back guarantee important? Because if for whatever reason you are not satisfied, you can recover your investment and start afresh with a new hosting company. For example, if you sign up and after setting up your website, you find your website is running very slow. That means that the host is serving too many websites on too little resources. Time to get your money back and move on. Most provide money back within the first 30 days.
  4. Set up is Free on all the above web hosting plans.
  5. All hosts offer email services so we have not included that in the comparison table.
  6. They all provide web site statistics, 24/7 telephone, chat and email support.
  7. They all provide some kind of site building software for those that are not too technical.
  8. Even though many of the plans offer unlimited domains, storage and bandwidth, if you start taking more than 9 to 10% of CPU resources, they will force you to move to VPS Hosting or open an additional account. We not only do this research, we are users ourselves and some of the things we have found the hard way. Some are up front about it, others hide it in their fine print. That’s why we removed from this list as they were not upfront about it and causing considerable grief to people by shutting their sites down when they got popular and starting taking resources.
  9. We intend to keep this web hosting comparison updated periodically as more and more people are setting up websites and it is always helpful to compare the latest web hosting deals.
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