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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.

How to choose the right hosting provider







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Can't decide which web host to go with?

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.

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New Tool: Introducing HostScore™

Launched September 2019, offers a new, data-driven way of evaluating and choosing a web host.

HostScore - our proprietary calculation, is based on a weighted combination of server speed (measured every 4 hours), uptime (tracked every 5 minutes), editor’s and user’s rating; indicating the service quality of a web hosting service.

Our testing process is automated so results are always updated and consistent.

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

hosting prices based on our market study (2018)

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.



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The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

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The Difference Between A Domain Name And Web Hosting

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Everything you need to start a new website online

Starting a New Venture Online?

Creating a website - regardless of whether it's a blog, online store, or business website, is super easy with today's user-friendly web technology tools.

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.

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

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  • 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

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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…

HRANK Aims for a New Era in Shared Hosting Monitoring

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HRANK is a site that offers information on web hosting companies. It has a fairly large number of reviews along with a transparent methodology and something that most review sites don’t offer – compre…

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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.

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