Payment method could be a deciding factor for a web host. I would not be surprised if someone turns his back on a web host for not finding his desired payment method.
There are dozens of online payment methods out there which vary from host to host. But among all of them, the customers’ most sought method is PayPal.
How PayPal works
Why choose to pay with PayPal?
It is not the only factor that PayPal offers faster and easier online transactions. Some people choose PayPal because it gives them the required confidence for making a purchase.
PayPal has a 180-days Buyer Protection which covers purchases from deceitful delivery. So with this method, you can have the assurance that someone has got your back.
Another obvious reason of using PayPal is security. When you pay with PayPal, all you need is an email address or mobile number to send a payment. Your payment information (credit card numbers, name, and other bank account details) are hidden from the merchants.
Side note: Accepting Online Payment with PayPal
One silly features we see in hosting market is “Paypal supported hosting” or “web hosting with paypal shopping cart”. Truth is – you don’t need a special web host to receive payment at PayPal.
To start accepting payments online, all you need to do is to copy-and-paste the code provided by PayPal to your website.
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* This list is arbitrary and is not based on any metric.
A2Hosting talks about speed everywhere and they are reasonably fast for their exclusive Turbo servers. They claim that your site on a Turbo server can load 20x faster than any regular server.
All their web hosting plans fall under the radar of A2 Optimized. The benefit here is that you get pre-configured settings for your hosting account and your website platform, which will ensure that you get maximum performance.
A2Hosting gives you choice to select where you want to host your website. Their servers are currently available in USA, Europe and Asia.
Quick A2 Hosting Review
Excellent server performance (TTFB < 550ms according to Jerry’s test)
Risk free – anytime money back guarantee.
Almost 20 years of proven business track record.
Plenty of room to grow – users get to upgrade their servers to VPS, cloud, and dedicated hosting.
Inmotion Hosting is in the market for more than 16 years having good records of service and powerful server configurations.
The company claims that your website can load up to 6x faster with them if the data request is sent from their Max Speed Zone. This zone is mainly a certain radius from their two server locations (East and West Coast of U.S.).
In addition to that, they are partnered with some of the largest ISPs worldwide to provide direct data connection and reduced latency.
* Note: You have to contact their customer support to pay with PayPal.
Quick InMotion Hosting Review
Solid server performance (uptime > 99.95%, TTFB < 450ms)
Free automated daily backup
Good class live chat support
Very affordable – Save 57% on first bill
Peered Connection and Max Speed Zone for up to 6x faster website
90 days money back guarantee (industry’s #1)
Choice of server locations in united States only
No instant account activation
Other payment methods at Inmotion Hosting: Credit Card, Check, Money Order
Recommended for: Serious business websites / large blogs.
BlueHost is another company under the umbrella of Endurance International Group (EIG) who targets small individual or business websites.
Their service is beginner-friendly as they have an extensive knowledge base (including video tutorials) and their live support can provide on-spot help.
They lately introduced CPU Throttling which is initially helpful in filtering out spam or harmful traffic, however, it could be a disadvantage sometimes if your website gets traffic spikes from reliable websites.
Quick BlueHost Review
Excellent server performance – average hosting uptime above 99.95%, TTFB below 500ms.
Web host with almost 20 years of proven business track record.
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