WHSR Web Hosting Survey 2016

Last updated on 07 December 2016

 

Three simple questions were asked.

  1. Where do you host your blog/site currently?
  2. Are you satisfied with your current web host?
  3. Do you plan to switch web host in the next six months?

Survey Results

There were 200+ responses received. The number drops to 188 after taking off the unusable feedback.

Note: Detail elaboration of the survey outcome and further hosting advice is published separately in this blogpost.

 

Question #1: Where do you host your blog/site currently?

60 names were mentioned in the survey with Hostgator (30), InMotion Hosting (14), GoDaddy and BlueHost (each 13) topping the mention chart.

Numbers of web hosting brands mentioned in the survey.
Numbers of web hosting brands mentioned in the survey.

 

Question #2: Are you satisfied with your current web host?

In question #2, respondents were asked to rate their host based on price, hosting features, server performance, user friendliness, and after sales support. They have three rating options – Disappointing, Reasonable, and Outstanding – for each aspect.

The outcome of this question is translated into a big table (see below). Rating is done based on 3-point system with 1 being the worst and 3 being the best.

Web Host Mentions Price Features Performance User Friendly Support Average Score WHSR Review
1 & 1 1 2 3 3 1 3 2.4
A Small Orange 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 2.5 2.5 Read Review
A2 Hosting 9 2.6 1.9 2.2 1.6 1.9 2.0 Read Review
Abivia Inc 1 2 3 3 3 3 2.8
Access integrated 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0
Arvixe 2 2 2.5 2 2.5 2 2.2 Read Review
Bitnami 1 3 3 3 2 2 2.6
Big Scoots 1 3 3 3 3 3 3.0
Big Rock 1 3 2 2 3 3 2.6
BlogBing 1 2 2 2 3 3 2.4
Blogger (Google) 12 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.5
BlueHost 13 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.4 2.2 Read Review
BrainHost 1 3 2 3 2 3 2.6
BulwarkHost 1 2 2 2 2 3 2.6 Read Review
Can Space 1 3 3 3 2 3 2.8
Creative On 1 3 2 3 2 3 2.6
Digital Ocean 2 1.5 1.5 2 1.5 2 1.8
Eco Web Hosting 1 2 2 2 2 2 2.0
Eye Host 1 2 2 1 1 1 1.4
Fast Comet 1 1 2 1 3 2 1.8
Fast URL 1 2 1 1 1 1 1.2
FatCow 1 1 2 2 2 2 1.8 Read Review
Float Hosting 1 3 3 3 3 3 3.0
Flywheel 1 3 3 3 3 3 3.0
Free Hosting 1 2 1 2 2 2 1.8
Get Set Live 1 2 3 3 3 3 2.8
GlobeHost 1 3 2 2 1 2 2.0
GoDaddy 13 2.2 2 2 2.2 2.2 2.1 Read Review
Home PL 1 2 2 1 1 2 1.6
Host Color 2 2 2 2.5 2 2 2.1 Read Review
Hostgator 30 2 2.1 2.3 2.1 2 2.1 Read Review
Hostinger 1 2 1 1 2 2 1.6
Hostinglah 1 2 2 1 1 1 1.4
Hostpapa 1 2 3 2 2 3 2.4 Read Review
InMotion Hosting 14 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 Read Review
Interserver 11 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.4 Read Review
iPage 9 2.7 2.3 1.9 2.4 2.4 2.4 Read Review
Jimdo 1 1 2 3 3 2 2.2
Liquid Web 1 2 3 3 3 2 2.2
Live Journal 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0
Midphase 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6
MxHost 1 3 2 2 2 3 2.4
Name Cheap 4 2.3 2.3 2.3 3 3 2.6
One.com 1 2 1 1 2 3 1.8 Read Review
OVH 1 3 3 3 3 3 3.0
Pressidium 3 2 3 3 3 3 2.8 Read Review
Proxgroup 1 3 3 3 2 2 2.6
pSek 1 1 1 2 2 3 1.8
SiteGround 7 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.4 Read Review
Squarespace 1 2 2 2 3 2 2.2
Steady Clour 1 3 3 3 3 3 3.0
Strikingly 1 3 2 3 3 2 2.6
Super Hosting 1 2 2 2 2 3 2.2
TMD Hosting 3 3 2 1.3 1.7 3.0 2.2 Read Review
Typepad 1 1 1 2 1 2 1.4
Wealthy Affiliate 2 2.5 3 2.5 2.5 3 2.6
Web Click Hosting 1 2 2 2 2 2 2.0
WebPanda 1 3 2 2 1 2 2.0
WordPress 5 2 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1
WP Engine 3 2 2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 Read Review

 

Question #3: Are you satisfied with your current web host?

switching web host in 6
Count of participants who wish to switch host in next six months.

 

55 participants show intention of switching; while 73 prefered to maintain with current web host in the next six months.

Lucky Draw Winners

The five lucky winners, who will walk away with $100 Paypal cash each are:

  • Shub (email address – sh****@gmail.com) / pending
  • Danny Franklin (email address – danny********99@gmail.com)
  • Anurag (email address – anurag***********@gmail.com)
  • Maria Francisca Cristi Valenzuela (franc*****@gmail.com) / pending
  • Abigail Wall (abigail@thef**********.com)