Finding a good web hosting service can take a lot of time and money.Uptime and load time are two of the most important factors when choosing a web host (next to their cost).All of our hosting reviews are based on each web host’s average speed (load time), uptime and cost.
4 Best Hosting Services for New Websites
Below is a list of 10 best website hosting providers that we’ve found reliable and with good speed. They have all performed well in the last 24-months.
1. Bluehost – Best Overall
Bluehost Pros + Best uptime (99.99%) + Top 5 speed (405 ms) + One-Click-Install for WordPress + Easy to use, beginner-friendly + Free domain and site builder + 24/7 support (chat and phone) Bluehost Cons – Discounts for longer plans only
Bluehost web hosting has been around since 2007 and they now host more than 3,000,000 websites. They are the most popular, low-cost hosting option for new websites.
They are our top-rated web hosting company because their last 24-month uptime and speed are very strong – 99.99% and 405 ms, respectively.
Their 3-year introductory price is $2.75/mo (renews $7.95) and that comes with features like free domain name, website builder and one-click install for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal through cPanel. So for starters (someone without a website), this is probably the best option. Unmetered bandwidth and 50 GB storage are included in the basic plan.
It’s a great fit for WordPress websites since it’s officially recommended by WordPress.org
2. HostGator Cloud
HostGator Cloud Pros + Top 5 uptime (99.99%) + Top 5 speed (399 ms) + Free website transfer + No bandwidth and storage limit + Multiple datacenter locations + Unlimited email accounts HostGator Cloud Cons – Higher renewal cost
HostGator offers flexible features, such as unlimited email account, unmetered bandwidth, unmetered disk space and built-in cache on all plans. Furthermore, all of their hosting plans come with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, free SSL certificate, easy WordPress installs, and a free domain for a year (when you sign up for 12, 24 or 36 months).
If you want to build a custom website, you can do so with the Gator Website Builder. It’s a HostGator’s drag and drop website builder designed to be an easy, eCommerce-friendly site builder for beginners.
Hostinger Pros + Top 2 load time (350 ms) + Cheap pricing ($0.99/mo) + Datacenters in US, Europe & Asia + Free SSL certificate + 24/7 support chat Hostinger Cons – No free domain – Limited bandwidth on the cheap plan
Hostinger (who also owns Hosting24) offers extremely affordable hosting plans without compromising too much on the quality and performance of the service. While it’s cheap on the price, the features that come with Hostinger’s plans will appeal to many beginner website owners.
The company offers a variety of hosting plans with different features and all plans come with an easy website builder, free SSL certificate, 99.9% uptime guarantee and 24/7/365 support.
Hostinger’s cheapest plan starts from just $0.99/mo (when you choose a 48-month payment plan), renewals start at $2.15/mo. Bandwidth and databases are unlimited unless you choose the “Single Web Hosting” plan. With the latter you’ll be limited to 10GB of disk space, 100GB of bandwidth, one MySQL database, and one email account. Most notably, the cheapest plan doesn’t include a free domain and has limited processing power and memory.
SiteGround Pros + Sufficient load time (673 ms) + Stable uptime (99.99%) + Knowledgable customer support + 24/7 “Guru” chat support + 20+ email accounts SiteGround Cons – Setup fee on monthly plans – Limited cheap plan
SiteGround is a web hosting provider founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. They’re hosting over 2 million domains and is one of the three web hosting companies officially recommended by WordPress.org.
According to our last 24-month data, SiteGround has a fantastic uptime (99.99%) and adequate speed (673 ms) making it a very strong top 10 web host.
SiteGround is well-known for its exemplary customer service and its user base is growing fast. All SiteGround hosting plans include website builder, email account, SSL, Cloudflare CDN, daily backups, and SSH access, for free.
The cheapest StartUp plan designed for beginners starts at $3.95/mo (when you pay for the 12-month plan), renewals start at $11.95/mo. You can host 1 website well-suited for ~10,000 monthly visits. The plan comes with 10 GB web space, unmetered traffic, and 24/7 support.