10 Best Website Hosting Companies

Through March of 2019 I have been tracking the performance of the most popular website hosting companies. I am a paying customer at 40 web hosting companies. I have set up a basic test website at each of these web hosting companies. I use multiple applications to track my test websites and their respective hosting companies performance.

When monitoring for website uptime, I use an http type monitoring system. Monitoring using the http technique views the website just as a browser or your visitors would. I also use a ping type monitor. With a ping monitor, the site could be down but the server still up and send back a positive ping. It is helpful to use both monitoring methods simultaneously because it suggests certain issues when one method comes back positive and the other method negative. I also use google to conduct web page speed tests.

This is truly the most exhaustive and detailed review process of the top web hosting companies. I am using 5 variables from my statistics in order to rank the most popular website hosting companies.

  1. Website Hosting Price
  2. Website uptime percentage
  3. Website speed
  4. Hosting customer/technical support
  5. Hosting account dashboard and resources

The 10 Best Website Hosting Companies For 2019

#1 Bluehost $2.95 per month

The current rankings for Bluehost are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 5th

Website Uptime Percentage - T1st

Website Speed - 1st

Customer Support - 2nd

Bluehost hosts over 2 million websites and has been around since 2003. They have a stellar reputation when it comes to reliability and customer support. Bluehost is one of the few website hosting companies officially recommended by WordPress.

#2 Dreamhost $2.59 per month

The current rankings for Dreamhost are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 3rd

Website Uptime Percentage - 8th

Website Speed - 4th

Customer Support - 3rd

Dreamhost started way back in 1997. They now host over 1.5 million websites and are officially recommended by WordPress. At Dreamhost, their customer service team is available to hosting customers 24/7.

 

#3 Siteground $3.95 per month

The current rankings for Siteground are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 6th

Website Uptime Percentage - T1st

Website Speed - 5th

Customer Support - 4th

Siteground hosts over 1.9 million websites. SSD drives and an automated backup system are included in all shared hosting plans. They have 24/7 support via phone, chat, or ticket submission. Siteground has data centers in Chicago, London, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

#4 GreenGeeks $2.95 per month

The current rankings for GreenGeeks are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 7th

Website Uptime Percentage - T1st

Website Speed - 3rd

Customer Support - 7th

 

#5 iPage $1.99 per month

The current rankings for iPage are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 1st

Website Uptime Percentage - T1st

Website Speed - 7th

Customer Support - 6th

 

#6 A2 Hosting $3.92 per month

The current rankings for A2 Hosting are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 4th

Website Uptime Percentage - 9th

Website Speed - 2nd

Customer Support - 2nd

 

#7 JustHost $3.95 per month

The current rankings for JustHost are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 8th

Website Uptime Percentage - T1st

Website Speed - 6th

Customer Support - 9th

 

#8 Fatcow $4.08 per month

The current rankings for Fatcow are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 9th

Website Uptime Percentage - 6th

Website Speed - 9th

Customer Support - 5th

 

#9 WebHostingPad $1.99 per month

The current rankings for WebHostingPad are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 2nd

Website Uptime Percentage - 10th

Website Speed - 10th

Customer Support - 8th

 

#10 Hostmonster $4.95 per month

The current rankings for HostMonster Hosting are as follows:

Website Hosting Price - 10th

Website Uptime Percentage - 7th

Website Speed - 8th

Customer Support - 10th

Why do I need website hosting?

Website hosting is when you rent the space on a server that is connected to the internet. You upload your website and all of your website's files to the server. Renting space on a hosting company server is often much cheaper than trying to host a website yourself. A web server is doing it's job when it is safely storing your website and is connected to the internet 100 percent of the time.

I hope you are able to get some useful information from the hosting company list. You can also check out the most popular articles section. Please feel free to use the comment section below to make a suggestion or ask a question. Thanks!