We’ve put together a top 5 list of some of our favorite web hosts. Searching for a cheap hosting deal can be a bit tricky sometimes to say the least! Check out some of the below web hosts and let us know how you get on. These hosting companies also offer VPS, re-seller, co-location and dedicated hosting packages too. Depending on your hosting requirements you may require a more substantial hosting package.
1&1 is a global hosting company with regional sites for the States, the UK and elsewhere. Price is very competitive with discounted hosting offers and non-discounted ones starting at £8.99 per month.
The company offers many older generic and new generic top-level domains as they are issued. They also have a full range of hosting plans from shared plans right up to dedicated and cloud-based hosting to choose from. The home page is a little confusing at first will all the products shown, but once through to the right product page it’s easy enough to sign up with them.
123-reg is a domain registrar – one of the biggest in the UK – and it also offers web hosting as well. Web hosting is not their main business interest, but they offer some good prices for customers who already have some UK-related domains registered through their service.
The prices of hosting start at £8.99 but do offer bundled discounts from time to time as well. The usual unlimited disk space, bandwidth and other aspects of their hosting plans match what the rest of the shared hosting market are doing.
BlueHost is actually owned by Endurance International Group but little is shown about that on their site. The blue-themed site is very corporate looking and is clearly primarily aimed at the business customer rather than individuals.
The shared plan is just £3.50 per month with BlueHost but can be different prices depending on the chosen contract length. Their product range is expansive so a growing business with an online presence can expand with BlueHost as their hosting needs increase. BlueHost have shared, cloud, VPS, dedicated and other hosting solutions depending on the requirements of each customer.
HostMonster also falls under the Endurance banner. Their pricing is the same at £3.50 per month. The site is very clean and crisp looking. They have the Mojo marketplace of add-ons to help build sites faster. WordPress integration options, cPanel for control panel access and also $200 of advertising credits thrown in.
With Yahoo, you’re getting a familiar name in the online business though you wouldn’t necessarily think about them as web hosts clearly they have to be good with the hardware side of things to keep their busy web site online at all times. This lends quite a bit of confidence to their hosting brand.
The pricing is reasonable starting at just £4.99 per month. They offer a free Live Insights Web Analytics app that runs on the iPhone. There are web site templates and mobile-optimised options. The ad credits are lower at $100 included in the plans. They have a Basic, Advanced and Premier plan to choose from with shared hosting. The Basic plan can only handle a few pages, but the Advanced plan can have a site of any size.