Top 10 Cheap Web Hosting (Updated Oct 2015)

This list is made for those who need a budget hosting services. Some of them are good, some are bad, and some come with special discount only available at WHSR; but they are all below $5/mo web hosts.

RankWeb HostFeaturesPriceTrendWHSR RatingAction
1iPage hostingEasy Management + Cheapest Price
Host unlimited websites in one account
WHSR’s Best Budget Hosting Pick #2
Excl. discount link, lowest market price
$1.99/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit iPage
2eHostEasy Management + Special Discount
Host unlimited websites in one account
Free Site Builder with 1,000+ themes
1-Click installation for 290+ scripts & apps
$2.75/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit eHost
3InmotionHome of WebHostingSecretRevealed.net (WHSR)
Max Speed Zone – Choose server location
90 days full money back guarantee
Special discount, save 40% on first bill
$4.19/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit InMotion
4BlueHost Host unlimited websites in one account
Free Site Builder with 300+ themes
$3.95/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting ReviewsHosting Star Rating
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Visit BlueHost
5A2 Hosting Affordable + extremely fast SSD hosting
Perpetual security with free HackScan
$4.97/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit A2 Hosting
6Fatcow Hosting Host unlimited websites in one account
Free point & click website builder
$3.15/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting ReviewsHosting Star Rating
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Visit FatCow
7Hostgator Free toll-free numbers and SSL for Biz Plan
Special discount, coupon ‘WHSR30’
$3.71/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingWeb Host Blank Star Rating
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Visit Hostgator
8GreenGeeks Hosting 300% green hosting
Host unlimited websites in one account
$4.90/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit GreenGeeks
9WebHostingHub Hosting 90 days full money back guarantee
Special discount, save 60%; link activation
$1.99/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit WebHostingHub
10Arvixe Hosting Host unlimited websites in one account
60 days full money back guarantee
$4.00/mo Web Host RatingHosting Company RatingWeb Hosting ReviewsWeb Hosting RatingHosting Star Rating
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Visit Arvixe

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  • : Sales figures higher than last month.
  • : Sales figures lower than last month.
  • : Ranking remains unchanged.

Updated October 21, 2015. Web hosts rated and ranked based on their price-tags, hosting features, editor’s review, and actual sales figures at WHSR.

A little more about cheap web hosting

A reliable web host is a must for all websites and blogs, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. I have always been telling people about this: Not all cheap web host sucks! Some budget web hosts are as good as that VPS hosting deal you were looking at. And hey, that “awesome” web business idea you have in mind doesn’t need a dedicated hosting yet. You can host it on a shared hosting first and make the switch after it accumulate enough buzz.

When I first started my venture on the Internet, I stuck in not one, but two, ridiculous hosting deals. I was spending senseless money on a reseller hosting account that I do not need and on a web host that has literally less than 10 features. The first one was Network Eleven (I am not even sure if they are still around or not) – they still owe me about a hundred bucks as they refused to process my cancellations for months; and the second one was Gate.com. Both companies were the classic examples of businesses running on “charge as much as we can; deliver as little as possible” motto.

Those experiences suck, but I only have myself to blame on. That is the price of being naïve.

How Cheap is considered “Cheap”?

In order to fall into the ‘cheap web hosting’ category, how cheap a hosting plan needs to be?

Being in this line for more than a decade, I see hosting prices drop drastically for the past 10 years – first, we called $8.95/mo cheap, then $7.95/mo, $6.95/mo, $4.95/mo, and it goes as low as $1.95/mo in certain occasions these days.

So how cheap is cheap by today’s standard?

Quick answer: Below $5/mo, with adequate features.

By adequate features, I mean hosting services that come with features that match current market standard. The standards may change from time to time (for example years ago a $5/mo hosting deal can get you only 6 addon domains, 5GB storage, and 10GB data transfer; now everything goes unlimited).

At this time of writing, a standard cheap hosting deal should at least cover sufficient power to host at least 50 – 100 not-so-active domains with basic web statistics support, email and web mail services, auto script installations, updated PHP and MySQL, basic after-sale technical support, and at least 99.5% server uptime. It would be a plus if the host can provide regular server backup and restore, periodic malware scanning, and additional dedicated IP and private SSL certifications.

To learn more, read my previous article on How to find a cheap web host that doesn’t suck.

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