WHSR Web Hosting Reviews (2023 Full List )

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Web HostServer PlansStarting PriceSpecial PromoOur RatingLearn MoreControlStorageData TransferFree TrialEnergy SourcesServer LocationPayment SupportUse CasesDomain LimitsParked DomainsStorage TypeShared Hosting PlansVPS Hosting PlansDedicated Hosting PlansCloud Hosting Plans PHP 8 ReadyBuilt-In Website BuilderBuilt-In FirewallDDoS ProtectionBackup2FA User AccessSSH & SFTP AccessWordPress StagingWP-CLIFree SSL SupportEmail HostingPurchase
HostingerShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Cloud Hosting, $1.99/mo(Link Activate)
hPanel50GBUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth America, Asia, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Crypto, Google Pay, AliPayBeginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, US-only Websites, Asia-only Websites1 domain for Single Plan, 100 Domains for higher-tier plans.2 parked domain for Single Plan, 100 Domains for higher-tier plans.SSD$1.99 - $3.99/mo$3.49 - $77.99/mo-$9.99 - $29.99/moPHP 8.1YesYesYesDaily backup for Business Plan; weekly backup for most other plans YesFor Premium Shared Plan & AboveFor Business Shared Plan & AboveFor WP Hosting Plan OnlyYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/hostinger-review//go/hostinger-r
CloudwaysCloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$6/moWHSR10
In-House25 GB1 TB3 DaysTraditionalNorth America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, Middle EastCredit Card, PayPal, eCommerce, Large Websites, Advanced WP Users, Web Developers, EU-only WebsitesUnlimited Unlimited NVMe---$6.00 - $57.60/moYesYesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesAdditional Cost/blog/web-hosting-guides/cloudways-review//go/cloudways
A2 HostingShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$1.99/moWHSR
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditional + Offset with Green CertNorth America, Asia, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Beginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Eco-friendly Websites, Web Developers, EU-only Websites, Asia-only Websites, US-only Websites, eCommerceUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD for lower-tier shared plans; NVMe, for Turbo Boost & higher$5.99 - $15.99/mo$19.99 - $51.99/mo$111.99 - $153.99/mo-PHP 8.1YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/a2-hosting-review//go/a2hosting
ScalaHostingShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$6.95/mo-
CustomUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth America, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Beginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, eCommerce, Large Websites, Advanced WP Users, EU-only Websites5 domains for Mini plan, 10 Domains for higher-tier plansUnlimitedSSD NVMe for VPS plans$6.95 - $39.95/mo$39.95 - $189.95/mo--PHP 8.1YesYesNoDailyFor VPS Plans OnlyFor VPS Plans OnlyYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/scala-hosting-review//go/scalahosting
InterServerShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$2.50/mo(Link Activate)
CustomUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Cheap Solution, Small Business, US-only Websites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Web Developers10 domains for personal license, unlimited for cPanelUnlimitedSSD$$$$PHP 7.1YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYes, for Linux plansYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/interserver-review//go/interserver-review
KinstaManaged WP Hosting$35.00/mo-
Custom10 GB25k Visits30 daysTraditionalNorth America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Middle EastCredit CardAdvanced WP Users, Web Developers, eCommerce--SSD---$35.00 - $1650.00/moPHP 8.1YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesNo/blog/web-hosting-guides/kinsta-review//go/kinsta
GreenGeeksShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$2.95/mo(Link Activate)
cPanel50GBUnmetered30 DaysGreen CertificatesNorth America, EuropeCredit CardBeginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Eco-friendly Websites, EU-only WebsitesUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD$2.95 - $8.95/mo$39.95 - $109.95/mo-YesYesYesNoDailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/greengeeks-review//go/greengeeks-review
InMotion HostingShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$3.49/mo(Link Activate)
cPanel100 GBUnmetered90 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Cheap Solution, Small Business, US-only Websites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Large Websites, Web Developers, eCommerce10 for lower-tier plans, Unlimited for WP Pro plans6 for Launch plans, Unlimited for Pro plansSSD$3.49 - $14.99/mo$24.99 - $59.99/mo$89.99 - $269.99/mo$24.99 - $59.99/moPHP 8.1YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/inmotion-hosting-review//go/inmotion-business
LiquidWebVPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$25.00/mo(Link Activate)
Custom50 GB5 TB-TraditionalNorth America, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, eCommerce, Large Websites, Advanced WP Users, Web Developers, US-only Websites, Asia-only WebsitesUnlimited-SSD-$45.00 - $165.00/mo$99.50 - $274.50/mo$160/moPHP 8.1YesYesNeed to buy Advanced ($99/mo) Premium ($499/mo)DailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/liquidweb-review//go/liquidweb
AltusHostShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting€5.56/mo-
cPanel20 GBUnmetered45 DaysTraditionalEuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, CryptoBeginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, EU-only Websites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Large WebsitesUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD€5.56 - €15.96/mo€19.95- €79.95/mo€139.95 - €199.95/mo-PHP 7.3YesYesYesDailyYesYesNoYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/altushost-review//go/altushost
TMDHostingShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$2.95/moWHSR7
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered60 DaysTraditionalNorth America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Credit Card, PayPal, Beginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, US-only Websites, Asia-only Websites, EU-only WebsitesUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD$2.95 - $11.99/mo$19.97 - $64.97/mo$79.97 - $149.97/mo$5.95 - $9.95/mo-YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/tmdhosting-review//go/tmdhosting-shared
WP EngineManaged WP Hosting$20.00/moWPE3Free
WordPress10 GB50 GB60 DaysTraditionalNorth America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Credit Card, PayPal, Advanced WP Users, Web Developers, US-only Websites, EU-only Websites, Asia-only Websites--SSD---$20 - $193/moPHP 7.4YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesNo/blog/web-hosting-guides/wp-engine-review//go/wpengine
BlueHostShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$2.95/mo(Link Activate)
cPanel10 GBUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Beginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, US-only WebsitesUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD$2.95 - $13.95/mo$19.99 - $59.99/mo$79.99 - $119.99/mo-YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesFor Shared & Managed WP Plans OnlyYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/bluehost-review//go/bluehost
HostgatorShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$2.75/moWHSRBUILD
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysGreen CertificatesNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Wire TransferBeginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, International Sites, Freelancers, Multiple Websites1 for Hatchling plan, Unlimited for higher-tier plansUnlimitedSSD$2.75 - $5.25/mo$23.95 - $59.95/mo$89.98 - $139.99/mo$4.95 - $9.95/moYesYesYesYesWeeklyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/hostgator-review//go/hostgator-cloud
UltaHostShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$3.29/mo-
Learn Visit OnlinecPanel30GBUnlimited30 daysTraditionalNorth America, South America, Europe, Credit Card, PayPal, Bitcoin-1 for Starter plan, Unlimited for higher-tier plans1 for Starter plan, Unlimited for higher-tier plansNVMe SSD$3.29 - $12.99/mo$5.50 - $21.50/mo$129.90 - $933.90/mo-PHP 8.1NoYesYesDailyYesYesYesFor Managed WP Plans OnlyYesFor Managed WP & VPS Plans Only/blog/web-hosting-guides/ultahost-review//go/ultahost
RoseHostingVPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$39.19/mo-
Custom30 GB2000 GB7 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Large Websites, eCommerce, Small Business, US-only WebsitesUnlimitedUnlimitedPCIe4 NVMe-$39.19 - $118.99/mo$262.49 - $1749.99/mo-PHP 8.1NoYesYesWeeklyYesYesNoYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/rosehosting-review//go/rosehosting
20iShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Managed WP Hosting£4.99/mo-
cPanel10GB50GB30 daysRenewable North America, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Web Developers, Eco-friendly HostingUnlimitedUnlimitedSSD£4.99 - £12.99/mo£9.99 - £399.99/mo--PHP 8.1YesYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesFor Shared & WP Plans Only/blog/web-hosting-guides/20i-review//go/20i
Vultr Cloud Hosting$6.00/mo-
Custom25GB2TB30 daysTraditional North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, South AmericaCredit Card, Crypto, PayPalWeb Developers--$5,000 - $14,000/ mo$6 - $144/moPHP 8.1NoYesYesDailyYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/vultr-review//go/vultr
FastCometShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, $2.95/mo-
cPanel & Softaculous15 GB SSDUnmetered45 daysTraditionalNorth America, Asia, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, -1 for FastCloud; Unlimited for FastCloud Plus and FastCloud ExtraUnlimitedSSD$2.95 - $5.95/mo$23.95 - $55.95/mo$97.29 - $244.29/mo$23.95 - $55.95/moYesYesYesYesDaily backups and backups from 7/ 30 daysYesYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/fastcomet-review//go/fastcomet
HostPapaShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Reseller hosting$2.95/moWHSR
cPanel10GB SSDUnmetered30 DaysGreen CertificatesNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Beginners, Cheap Solution, Small Business, Freelancers, Multiple Websites, Eco-friendly Websites1 for Start plan, 10 for Plus plan, Unlimited for Pro and UltraUnlimited for Pro and Ultra plan SSD$2.95 - 12.95/mo$19.99 - 249.99/mo$19.95 - 69.95/mo-YesYesYesYes, for Plus and above planYesYesNoFor Plus Plan & AboveNoYes Yes/blog/web-hosting-guides/hostpapa-review//go/hostpapa
DreamHostShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, $2.59/moWHSR25
CustomUnmeteredUnmetered97 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Beginners, Freelancers1-SSD$2.59 - 3.95/mo$10.00 - 80.00/mo$149.00 - 279.00/mo$4.50 - 96.00/moNo, PHP 7.3YesNoNoDaily backupNoYesYesYesYesAdditional Cost/blog/web-hosting-guides/dreamhost-review//go/dreamhost
Miss HostingShared Hosting, Dedicated hosting, Cloud VPS hosting, Reseller Hosting$0.99/mo-
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered45 DaysTraditionalNorth America, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Cheap Solution1-SSD$0.99 -2.99/mo-$145.00 - 245.00/mo$16.00 - 64.00/moNo, only PHP 7.1YesNoYesYes, VPS hosting and aboveNoNoYesNoYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/miss-hosting-review//go/misshosting
PeoplesHostShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$8.00/mo-
cPanel5 GB10 GB60 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, UnlimitedUnlimitedSSD$8.00 - 21.00/mo$29.00 - 78.00/mo$199.00 - 499.00/mo-YesYesNoNoDaily backupNoYesYesYesYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/peopleshost-review//go/peopleshost
MDD HostingShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Reseller Hosting$5.00/mo-
cPanel25 GBUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, eCommerce, Small BusinessUnlimited-SSD for Turbo plan, NVMe for Plaid and above plans$5.00 - 20.00/mo$14.99 - 44.95/mo-$14.99 - 59.99/moYesYesYesYesDaily backupNoYesYesNoYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/mddhosting-review//go/mddhosting
ResellerClubShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Cloud Hosting, $2.49/moHOSTINGDEAL
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth America, Asia, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, 1-SSD$2.49 - 4.49/mo$3.99 - 35.49/mo$79.99 - 99.99/mo$6.49 - 9.79/moNo, PHP7.5YesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/resellerclub-hosting-review//go/resellerclub
GoDaddyShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed WP Hosting$5.99/mo(Link activation)
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth America, South America, Asia, EuropeCredit Card, PayPal, Wire Transfer, 1UnlimitedNVMe$5.99 - 19.99/mo$4.99 - 69.99/mo$139.99 - 419.99/mo-YesYesYesYesDaily backupNoYesYesNoFor Ultimate Plan OnlyYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/godaddy-review//go/godaddy
ZeroStopBitsManaged Hosting, VPS Hosting$5.00/mo--cPanel20 GBUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth AmericaCredit Card1-SSD-$12.00 - 96.00/mo$5.00 - 15.00/mo-NoYesNoNoDaily backupNoNoYesNoYesNo#/go/zsb
StartLogicShared Hosting, VPS hosting$4.50/mo-
vDeck 3.05 GB100 GB30 DaysTraditionalNorth America,Credit Card, eCommerce, small business1 for Express Plan, Unlimited for Pro and Supercharge plan-SSD$4.50 - 8.99/mo29.99 - 49.99/mo--No (PHP7.1 only available for Pro and above plans)YesYes, only for Supercharge planYes, only for Supercharge planBackup dailyNoNoFor Pro Plans & AboveNoYesTes/blog/web-hosting-guides/startlogic-review//go/startlogic
GoGetSpaceShared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Reseller Hosting $3.74/moWHSR-SPECIAL2017
cPanelUnmeteredUnmetered30 DaysTraditionalNorth America, Asia, Credit Card, PayPal, Blog, eCommerce, forum1-SSD$3.74 - 6.66/mo$18.99 - 78.99/mo$99.99 - 349.99/mo-YesNoNoNoDaily backupNoNoYesYesNoYes/blog/web-hosting-guides/gogetspace-review//go/gogetspace
000webhostShared Hosting, $0.00/mo-
cPanel300 MB3 GB30 DaysTraditional + Offset with Green CertNorth AmericaCredit Card, PayPal, Personal website, small businesses1 for Single and Unlited for Premium and Business1 for Single and Unlited for Premium and BusinessSSD$0.00 - 3.99/mo---YesYesNoYesMonthly, weekly and dailyNoFor Premium Plan & AboveFor Single Plan & AboveNoFor Single Plan & AboveFor Single Plan & Above/blog/web-hosting-guides/000webhost-review//go/000webhost
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Methodology: How Do We Rate Web Hosting Services?

Our hosting reviews and web host recommendation are written based on our own usage experience, objective analysis, and actual server data. Over the years we have covered well-known web host companies like BlueHost, DreamHost, GoDaddy, and Hostgator; as well as those that have a regional / niche focus such as AltusHost, InterServer, ScalaHosting, HostPapa, and so on.

We use third-party applications and software to test sites set up on the host in review, including Uptime RobotBitcatchaWebPage TestGoogle PageSpeed Insights, and Freshping.

We also rarely use user's input unless their identity and account ownership are proven. This is to avoid getting stuck in a war between two hosting companies.

Examples of our test sites can be found here, here, here, and here.

Aspects We Evaluate

There are six main aspects we look into when we assess a web host:

  1. Server Reliability & Speed
  2. Essential Features
  3. Customers Support
  4. User Friendliness
  5. Company Reputation
  6. Price / Value for money

We set up test sites at different web hosts and ask questions from a user's point of view:

Service Reliability & Performance

  • How often does the server go down?
  • What is the average time-to-first-byte (TTFB)?

Essential Hosting Features

  • Is the hosting package scalable?
  • Does the web host provide a free SSL Certificate?

Customer Support

  • Does the company provide Live Chat support?
  • Does the company provide a comprehensive knowledge base?
  • Is the support staff friendly and knowledgeable?

User Friendliness

  • Is the user control panel easy to use?
  • What are the account limitations?
  • Are there sufficient server resources allocated to each customer?

Pricing

  • Is the hosting packages reasonably priced? (Too expensive or too cheap is not a good sign)
  • Does the hosting package come with a clear refund policy?
  • Is the web host value for money in *the long term*?

Company Reputation

  • How long has the company been in business?
  • What other users are saying about the company?

How Does Our Star Rating Work?

At WHSR, hosting companies are rated based on a 10-step, five-star rating system – with the highest mark at 5-star and the lowest 0.5-star.

The star-rating can be seen in every hosting review article we published and in the large table, we built in our review index page.

To determine this score, we use an 80-point rating checklist to rate a web host and benchmark it against their long-term (we use four years span) cost.

The idea is to compare hosting providers with different price ranges on a leveled ground.

The simple mathematics behind this:

X = Hosting score at 80-point check list  
Y = (monthly signup price x 24 + monthly renewal price x 24) / 48 

For Y < $5/mo, Z = Z1 
For Y = $5.01/mo - $25/mo, Z = Z2 
For Y > $25.01, Z = Z3 

Final star-rating = X * Z
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Article by Jerry Low