Tried and tested cheap web hosting companies…

I was in your position a few years ago and searched high and low for a cheap web hosting company that suited my budget. It wasn’t easy and I had been disappointed many times by poor support and reliability. That’s why I created this site to help people like you who are looking for a cheaper web hosting alternative yet still offer the same (or better) performance than the more expensive companies. These are companies that I recommend (no affiliate links) and are based on my own personal experience. ..

What really matters which choosing a hosting company?

I started my first website back in 1998 which the internet started to get going so I’ve been through quite a few different hosting companies some of which weren’t cheap! What I found out was that you can get a great hosting package for the cost of a coffee and still get the service, up time and reliability of the more expensive web hosting. It’s just a case of shifting through the ones that really are terrible hosting companies.

How we review..

Searching for a hosting company that it both cheap and reliable isn’t easy. I’ve chosen web hosts that cost less than $1/month but had awful reliability and customer support issues. When your just starting out you really don’t want this! Most of the cheap web hosting companies that I have reviewed are also packed full of features that the more expensive providers have.

When I’m rating a company I look at the following criteria…

  • Customer support (how quickly they respond and also the waiting time..)
  • Loading times (how quickly the site loads and responds)
  • User reviews (nothing gives you a better indication than reading what customers think of the service/performance)
  • Up time (what % is the site online)

These are the “cheapest” and best performing hosting companies..

For the past year I have tested many cheap web hosting providers by using test accounts for all of them and checking the up-time, support and features. These are currently my “go to” hosting companies which are both reasonably priced and also offer great performance and support.

eHost

  • Best web host overall 
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Weebly Website Builder
  • Free Email Addresses
  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • 24/7 technical support
£2.50MONTHLY
iPage

  • Best web host for up-time
  • 2GB storage
  • 5GB bandwidth
  • Free Email Addresses
  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • 24/7 technical support
£1.60MONTHLY
IdeaHost

  • Best web host for WordPress
  • 3GB storage
  • 8GB bandwidth
  • Free Email Addresses
  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • 24/7 technical support
£2.50MONTHLY
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