May Roundup: Hosting Reviews and Top Deals

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As we head into the summer months, many business owners look for ways to streamline their businesses. Summer is a good time to find a new website hosting company or create an entirely fresh look for your website. Throughout May, we looked at ways to help you with your summer web cleaning and freshening.

Hosting Reviews

In May, we added three new hosting reviews. When WHSR looks at a web hosting company, we try to look at everything from speed to reliability to space. We also take a look at cost, compare the host to similar packages from other companies and even look at reviews. Sometimes we will clarify points with the hosting company owners if we still aren't sure of a few things. When you finish reading these reviews, you'll have a clear idea of what that hosting company has to offer and you'll be able to make an informed decision as to whether the host is right for your website.


The DreamHost review takes a look at a hosting company that has been around since 1997. The WHSR reviewer gave the host 4 out of 5 stars. You'll find out why DreamHost may deserve an even higher rating and the different plans available depending on what your needs are. We've even broken down your costs.

A Small Orange

A Small Orange (AS) was founded in 2003 and is a US-based company. This host received 5 out of 5 stars, but is one of the more expensive than some of the others reviewed recently. Still, depending on your technical support needs and the extras you're looking for, ASO may be worth a bit more money. Find out what packages they offer, why they were ranked so high, and just how much a package from ASO might cost your company.


GoDaddy is another tried and true name, dating back to 1997. In addition to be a domain registrar, they host websites. One of the key benefits of GoDaddy is the WYSIWYG format for newbies. However, for many reasons, GoDaddy only got 3 out of 5 stars from WHSR reviewers. Read more to find out why.

Coupon Deal

Looking for a deal on your next web hosting company? This month's WHSR Coupon Code comes from Green Source Hosting. Another benifit of this hosting company is that they are eco-friendly, so you'll be doing something good for the environment while building your business and saving money.

Blogging Tips

We also spent May focusing on articles that will help you spruce up your website, save you time, or help you start a new venture. Our newest writer, KeriLynn Engel, shared 5 Practical Ways to Cut Your Marketing Time in Half. We also looked at some specific types of blogs, such as Lori Soard's How to Start a Gardening Blog and Gina Baladaty's series on How to Start a Successful Mom Blog.

Vishnu Supreet shared tips for finding the perfect theme, such as 25 Handpicked Real Estate WordPress Themes or finding the perfect social sharing plugin.

Revamping your site, writing new posts or starting a new venture should keep you pretty busy this summer, but be sure to stop back by the first week of June for an infographic from Jerry Low on insider tips on Triberr marketing as well as ongoing tips throughout the month on blog design, editing, promotion and web hosting secrets.

About Lori Soard

Lori Soard has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 1996. She has a bachelor's in English Education and a PhD in Journalism. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, online and she's had several books published. Since 1997, she has worked as a web designer and promoter for authors and small businesses. She even worked for a short time ranking websites for a popular search engine and studying in-depth SEO tactics for a number of clients. She enjoys hearing from her readers.