Best Web Hosting Providers 2018

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Best Web Hosting Providers

 

If you are planning to create any website, you will need a domain name and hosting, i.e. disk space and other server resources.

In this article, I will show you the best companies in the world which are offering the services mentioned above.

 

The Best Web Hosting Providers In The World

 

1. SiteGround

 

SiteGround - homepage

I had been using this company’s services since June 2016 (i.e. from the moment of starting my first blog) until August 2018. Despite the relatively high prices and despite the fact that I am currently using another provider’s services, I can safely say that SiteGround is one of the best hosting providers in the world. The reason for this statement can be found in the article about speeding up websites based on the WordPress platform.

3 small technical issues that have happened to me in over two years have been resolved in about 15 minutes.

The main pros and cons of hosting in SiteGround are described below.

Pros:

unlimited number of websites

unlimited data transfer

Staging – the function of creating a copy of the site, so you can easily make changes without the risk of spoiling anything on a publicly available site

4 server locations: Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Singapore

all data is stored on SSD drives

Cloudflare CDN – over 150 data centers around the world; files from the main server are copied to data centers, so that the website loads efficiently and quickly regardless of the location of visitor; additionally Cloudflare provides protection against XSS and DDoS attacks; SiteGround offers an additional discount on the paid Cloudflare service plan – the price is 11.95 EUR instead of standard 20 USD monthly;

SuperCacher – great plugin for file caching, which makes the site loading faster

daily backup

protection against viruses and hackers

SSL certificates (free and paid)

dedicated IP address

private DNS address

privacy protection of the domain owner

uptime at 99.99%

professional 24/7/365 technical support

a modern, based on artificial intelligence, an incredibly effective system to prevent intrusions on the websites of clients with hosting in SiteGround

this is one of the three hosting companies recommended by WordPress

30-day money back guarantee

in case of migration to cloud hosting, it is possible to adapt the configuration to your own needs (both at the first order and at a later time – the so-called autoscaling of resources).

Cons:

– a higher price compared to their competition.

 

2. Cloudways

 

Cloudways - homepage

It is a company founded in 2012. Recently, it has gained quite a lot of popularity.

As you can see on the screenshot above, this is a cloud server provider. There is no possibility to use shared hosting or dedicated servers.

I have been using this company’s services since August 2018. Despite the initial concerns related to the very low price of hosting (cloud hosting at┬áCloudways can be purchased cheaper than shared hosting at SiteGround or other similar providers), I think that it was a very good decision. ­čÖé

Below are the main pros and cons of hosting at Cloudways.

Pros:

cooperation with five server providers: DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, AWS (Amazon Web Services), GCP (Google Cloud Platform);

all data is stored on SSDs

staging

integrated CDN (works quite well, although I recommend to all two other solutions that offer better value for money);

the possibility of creating an unlimited number of servers and websites (be careful not to create several servers in one day, because then your account will be automatically suspended, which will force you to contact technical support or abandon the platform);

free SSL certificates

backups created with the frequency selected by the user

payments for each hour of server work instead of monthly or annual rates

the ability to transfer the site to another server (same or different provider)

selection of the server location

the ability to easily transfer a page from another hosting company using Cloudways WordPress Migrator plugin

Cons:

– lack of cPanel – management of servers takes place from the Cloudways interface

– technical support not as great as at SiteGround.

 

Examples of other fairly well-known hosting companies are: 1&1, A2 Hosting, Bluehost, DreamHost, HostGator, InMotion Hosting, Web Hosting Hub, WP Engine.

 

Additionally, you can go to the guide about speeding up WordPress websites. I’m sure you will be very satisfied with the results!

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I am going to start a blog this month and I think I will choose Cloudways as my hosting provider. It’s a very cheap service and seems to be reliable for me.

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