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Web hosting guide - Find out what you need in a perfect hosting deal.

Hosting a Website for the First Time?

Our hosting and website guide is like a map - only useful if you know where to go.

You need to understand what you need from a web host before you pick one.

For newbies, the no-brainer rule is to always start small with an affordable plan such as shared hosting. For more advanced users, your site usability is crucial - this means you need a stable and flexible hosting solution.

Step-by-step guide to hosting your first website

 

 


Find Best Hosting for Your Website

Can't decide which web host to go with?

We sign up with and test web hosting services so that you can cut to the chase and choose the best solutions - See full list of our reviews here.

Use our comparison tool to compare through a wide list of hosting companies. You can compare up to 3 hosting companies at once and it lists out all the details you need such as our rating, pricing, basic features, and also a quick pros & cons review.

See Our 10 Best Web Hosting Picks

Compare Web Hosting Companies - Find a  hosting provider that suits your need.

 


Market Study: How Much to Pay for a Web Host?

hosting prices based on our market study (2020)

Hosting prices have changed drastically over the last 10 to 15 years.

In early 2000, a $8.95/mo package with basic features was considered cheap. Then the price dropped to $7.95/mo, then $6.95/mo, $5.95/mo, and lower.

We studied recent market trends and found that, on average...

  • Entry level shared plan costs $3.40/mo at signup & $4.94/mo during renewal,
  • Entry level VPS plan costs $17.20/mo at signup & $20/mo during renewal, and
  • The highest shared and VPS hosting plans sould not cost more than $25/mo and $170.

In case you wonder how much you should pay for web hosting...

Read Our Study in Website Hosting Cost

 

 

Web Hosting Discounts & Deals

 

GreenGeeks Coupon Code

  • Coupon
  • By Jerry Low
Coupon Code: 10YEARSGREEN For those signing up GreenGeeks for the first time, use this coupon code to save up to 70% on shared hosting (click here to order). Disclosure: WHSR receives referral fees fr…

Interserver Coupon Code

  • Coupon
  • By Jerry Low
Coupon Code: WHSRPENNY Interested in Interserver shared hosting? You can now try them out for just $0.01 for a month with the promo code “WHSRPENNY” (click here to order). Disclosure: WHSR…

GlowHost Coupon Codes

  • Coupon
  • By Jerry Low
Coupon Code: WHSR30 For those making their purchase for the first time at GlowHost, use this discount code to get 30% off on GlowHost web hosting plans (click here to order). Disclosure: WHSR receives…

 

 

More on Website Hosting

 

Is True Cloud Hosting like Digital Ocean Cheaper? A Deep Dive into Cloud Pricing

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jerry Low
Cloud Computing has only really been more highly commercialized over the past ten years or so. Technically however, the concept has been in existence for much longer. The term ‘Cloud’ is mainly in ref…

10 Cheaper Alternatives to SiteGround Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jason Chow
SiteGround has a formidable reputation in web hosting but recent price hikes have prompted some to look towards cheaper alternatives. With plans now starting at close to double in price, users might c…

Where to Host Your Next Project? Best Django hosting services

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Timothy Shim
Django is a bit of an enigma because niche as it is, love for this framework seems to be torn between two interesting rivals – the United States and Russia. Still, there is a lot to like for dev…

7 GoDaddy Alternatives for Domain & Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jason Chow
GoDaddy may be the ‘big daddy’ of hosting services but the biggest isn’t necessarily the best. Established in 1997 as Jomax Technologies, this Arizona-headquartered behemoth today serves over 18 milli…

Best Cloud Hosting Providers in 2020

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jerry Low
The best “Cloud” hosting providers today offer users more than just a collection of resources. They often differentiate themselves in an already saturated market. With web services becomin…

Best VPS Hosting Providers to Consider (2020)

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jerry Low
VPS Hosting plans are the power points of most web hosting service providers solution range. They are the sweet spot of transition for many users and in fact, are where most do end up once they gradua…

Plesk vs cPanel: Compare World’s Most Popular Web Hosting Control Panel

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Jerry Low
Control panels are such an integral part of our website hosting experience and yet not many of us give them much thought. For example, did you know that the two most popular Web Hosting Control Panels…

The Best Free Web Hosting Sites (2020)

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Timothy Shim
* Updates: Price list and comparison table updated.  We all love freebies and it should come as no surprise that even in web hosting there are tons of freebies if you know where to look. Not…

The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

  • Hosting Guides
  • By Timothy Shim
With more than 348 million domain names registered as of end 2018, domain names are hot selling commodities. In fact, there has been such great demand that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names …

WHSR Blogging Guide

Building a Successful Blog

How to create your first blog using WordPress? How to make more money blogging? How to actively grow your blog traffic? What are the right blogging tools to use?

Learn everything - from basics to advanced blog marketing tatics from probloggers who have "been there and done that".

How to Start a Blog in 2020

 

 

WHSR Blogging Tips

 

How to Get 8,000 Blog Comments: A Case Study

  • Blogging Tips
  • By Ryan Biddulph
Recently I received my 8,000th comment on Blogging From Paradise. After hitting this milestone I want to share a case study detailing how to get 8,000 comments on your blog too. Why do you want commen…

Blog Name Ideas: Tips To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • By Azreen Azmi
What’s the biggest hurdle that every budding blogger faces? Trying to choose a name for their blog. Naming a blog can be quite hard, especially if you’re new to the whole blogging and branding thing. …

Best Blogging Practices For Nonprofit Blogs

  • Blogging Tips
  • By Azreen Azmi
A blog is more than just a way to post stats and press releases about your company. In fact, used properly, blogging for nonprofit can be an indispensable tool to further strengthen the brand of your …

Everything you need to start a new website online

Running an Online Venture

Every business needs an online precense - You need an online space to build your business, sell products or get your name out there.

You don’t have to be a tech geek nor a programmer.

Follow the right method. Select the right platforms. Use the right publishing tools. You will be 100% fine.

Three Ways to Create a Website / 50 Online Business Ideas

 

 

Latest Web Business & Development Guide

 

Chaturbate and 10 Other Built-with Django Websites

  • Web Tools
  • By Timothy Shim
Chaturbate is a hugely popular site, but have any of you ever wondered what technologies drive it? After all, it is able to handle thousands of concurrent livestream to a massive audience at any given…

Increasing Website Speed With Cloudflare (Simple Setup Guide)

  • Web Tools
  • By Timothy Shim
What is Cloudflare? Cloudflare is most well known for its Content Delivery Network (CDN). This helps websites to lower web page loading speeds. The primary way this is done is via caching. However, Cl…

CyberGhost Review

  • Web Tools
  • By Timothy Shim
CyberGhost Pros: What I Like about CyberGhost 1. Romania is Outside the 14-Eyes Jurisdiction Jurisdiction is one of the most important things in a VPN service provider. Normally, we concern ourselves …

7 Tools to Stress Test Your Website for Heavy Traffic

  • Web Tools
  • By Jerry Low
Even the most novice among website owners has at some point or other tested their website performance. However, most of these tests normally focus on loading speed or user experience indices. But what…

How KnownHost is Spreading Enterprise-quality Services to the Average Consumer

  • Interviews
  • By Timothy Shim
KnownHost was founded in 2006 and at the time was extremely focused on the Virtual Private Server (VPS) and server co-location business. It was only roughly two years ago that KnownHost CEO Justin Sau…

Keeping an Eye on Site Reliability with Freshping

  • Web Tools
  • By Timothy Shim
Freshping, developer by Freshworks, is a very simple website monitoring tool that starts off at a fantastic price – free. In a very small nutshell, it allows you to automatically monitor a set of webs…

Protecting Your Online Privacy

In today's Information Age, data is the new currency. Your personal data has become one of the single most valuable assets available online today and just like anything, it can be stolen and traded or exchanged.

Companies are trying to gather more data on their users to the extent that it is becoming overly intrusive while countries are divided on how to manage the situation.

So, what can we as individual do to protect our privacy online? The answer leads us to VPNs.

How VPN Works / Top 10 VPN Services to Consider

Learn how to protect your privacy online.

 

 

More Online Privacy Guide

 

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudflare (and Some You Don’t)

  • Security
  • By Timothy Shim
Cloudflare is most well known as a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Today it has grown past that and offers a range of services mostly covering networking and security. Their stated mission: To help bu…
NordLynx

NordLynx Boosts NordVPN Speed Considerably

  • Security
  • By Timothy Shim
NordLynx is a protocol by NordVPN built adaptively around WireGuard. The latter has been touted by many initial testers to be the next generation in communications protocol. However, since WireGuard i…

Beware: Not All VPN that Works in China are the Same

  • Security
  • By Jerry Low
It has been over four decades since China opened up its economy. Over that period of time, the nation has spread its wings over everything from oil exploration to technology. At the same time however,…

ExpressVPN vs NordVPN: Which VPN is the Better Buy?

  • Security
  • By Timothy Shim
In the world of Virtual private Networks, there are many famous names. None more famous perhaps, than NordVPN and ExpressVPN. These two behemoths have lorded it over the field for ages. For those who …

Are VPNs Legal? 10 Countries That Ban the Usage of VPN

  • Security
  • By Timothy Shim
It may come as a surprise to some, but Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are actually banned in some countries. Although the list of countries that outright ban the usage of VPNs is short, there are othe…

Incognito Mode Explained: Does it Make you Anonymous?

  • Security
  • By Timothy Shim
Incognito Mode is a setting that prevents your browsing history from being stored. Whilst many users associate incognito mode solely with the private browsing feature of Google Chrome, the more genera…

The People Behind WHSR

WHSR publishes articles and develops tools for users who help in hosting and building a website.

The hosting market is crowded with thousands of providers, each with different options. Our aim is to clear the smoke screens and get you to the core of the quality and value these companies offer.

Learn More About WHSR

 

 

Jerry and Jason at WordCamp KL 2017

 

 

Jerry and Mike, CEO of Interserver