Recently some of my close blog buddies, visitors, and readers who are asking questions mainly on cheap Web Hosting Plans and I have decided to write a detailed article for those and others who may have the same type of issues or doubts.
When I was new to blogging and was searching for cheap Web hosting, I found a million of Web hosting companies where I found very tough to select which one is good. At last, I have asked few of my blog friends, and I was advised by them that “what I am looking for in coming future?”
Some of the questions they have asked me to put myself are as under:
What is your goal in next 2-3 years? ( take a hosting at least for 2-years where you get best affordable price possible)
How many domains are you planning to buy in coming 12-36 months of blogging? (Most bloggers take it very easy when they start purchasing a web host where they a cheap host giving them only one website to host although they can buy a better Web host with unlimited or more domains to host with a little bit extra bucks)
How much Web Space/ Disk Space you might need? (Every small business/blogger starts off quietly but what happens when your business or blog gets a blasting start or gets massive traffic within 6 months or a year? Your so called cheap hosting which you have selected based on the “Price Only” concept can suck, isn’t it? So adding a few bucks per year will fetch you a Web host that relieve your pain of “Server Downtime/Crash” issues drastically, and it makes your visitors have a healthy, active and loyal opinion on your website/blog.
How much Bandwith do I need? (It is always best to select “Unlimited” option although the definition of this thing is not exactly met by all the Web hosts for sure. But instead of taking a limited Bandwith plan, it is always a better and comfort option to go for an Unlimited thing. Bandwith one of the elements that make sure your website loads faster and smoother. Imagine when someone of your visitors was regularly complaining you about your website or blog loads damn slow? It has an effect on their returning to your site, isn’t it?
Can I get free Domain Name? (Although it is always best recommended to purchase domain separately from reputed domain registrar like GoDaddy, Namecheap, Name.com, tc.. but getting a free domain along with a Web hosting plan can save you minimum 10$ for 1st year which is very important in initial stages of your business/blog).
How many Email Accounts can I get? (Getting email account like John@John.com is more preferred than having an email like John@gmail.com, John@Yahoo.com, etc.. right? So it is always better to select Web hosting that provides minimum 1 Email account or unlimited if you have many staff/authors working for your business or blog).
So there are plenty of other things to consider as per the bloggers who advised me to check out for.
I have taken BlueHost hosting at that time and unfortunately ended up taking their hosting under Indian Servers instead of US server option. This is because BlueHost automatically directs you to your local website where you locate, and this is sometimes a major headache.
Although they have the option at the extreme bottom of the website to choose their .com site, many new customers or new bloggers don’t have such idea. I have to change to HostGator within six months as the server always getting crashed and down many times a day.
Although it is not only the Hosting company that have the problem we as bloggers using WordPress can overload the Servers using way too many Plugins, Themes, Scripts, etc..
So here is where many cheap web hosting plans can get you into deep trouble. The core or starter plans of many Web hosting are designed as that you get online for a simple website and small business activities or for a casual hobby blogger who doesn’t want to earn money or high traffic in near future. You can always have a chance to upgrade to larger plans in future with extra bucks.
Before going on the list of cheap web hosting companies on offer for 2016, let me first explain briefly about few important factors to consider.
Which Hosting type you need?
It is very normal that new bloggers or new business owners getting confused or put themselves in a dilemma on which web hosting type they choose. Based on the size of your business, web hosting companies offers different kinds of Web Hosting to choose from. Here are the four broad types of web hosting plans you can choose based on what they provide for.
Shared Web Hosting
This kind of hosting allows you to choose the close and lowest prices possible as they are intended to provide shared servers for different clients. Shared hosting is designed for small business who need a simple website and online presence and have moderate visitors/traffic. (for this list of cheap Web hosting list, we took Shared Web Hosting as a primary source to compare).
VPS Web Hosting
VPS or Virtual Private Server is a better hosting than Shared hosting regarding more power on CPU. Although it is still shared web servers, it offers better service to average and high traffic visitors for a website within a short span of time. It also has an added security and space management than that of shared hosting.
Instead of having rented hosting as you do in Shared and VPS hosting you can have a dedicated server for your website. It allows your site don’t get frequently crashed due to other locations on the same web servers getting abnormal spikes that affect your site too as in Shared and VPS hosts. The downside of this hosting is the high price tag, and it is not suitable for small business and Personal websites.
Cloud Hosting is nothing but hosting of websites on virtual servers which pull their computing resource from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.
What points that have taken into account before you look into our compilation below?
- Only Starting web hosting plans of each company has taken into consideration.
- Only Shared Web Hosting Plans are taken into account.
- Prices are taken for 12 months Option while you use at the time of purchasing.
- Prices are based on the price that is taken on ongoing discount for 12 months option instead of 24-36 months options that displayed on each website.
- Renewal price is taken into account for the 2nd year and in the context of selecting the plan only for 12 months duration. (few companies offer the same price for first 2-3 years irrespective of regular rates).
Although there are millions of Web Hosting plans out there, we have researched for the most viewed and popular searched companies in the list below. (also added 1 or 2 upcoming businesses that are offering good features and options)
Many Companies offer monthly plans, but for this article, we have opted for yearly plans and sorted them from least to the high basis.
Below is the List of Cheap Web Hosting Plans 2016
|S No||Web Hosting Company||Visit Site||Plan Name||Price ($)/mo||1st Yr Price ($)||Renewal Price ($)||Domains||Disk Space||Band width||Free Domain||Email Accounts|
|1||Miss Hosting||Basic||1.25||5.59||67.08||1||100 GB||Unlimited||1||Unlimited|
|2||Name Cheap||Value||0.82||9.88||38.88||3||20 GB||Unlimited||NA||50|
|3||Host Stage||Starter||1.95||15.48||15.48||2||500 MB||Unlimited||1||5|
|5||Go Daddy||Starter||2.24||26.88||26.88||1||30 GB||Unlimited||NA||10|
|7||A Small Orange||Startup Business||2.92||35.00||55.00||1||500 MB Storage||5 GB||0||Unlimited|
|9||TMD Hosting||Amazing||3.85||46.20||70.20||1||Unlimited||Unlimited||1 (Forever)||Unlimited|
|11||Site Ground||Startup||3.95||47.40||119.40||1||10 GB||Unlimited||1||Unlimited|
|14||Personal Class||4.00||48.00||60.00||6||Unlimited||Unlimited||1 (for Life)||Unlimited|
|17||eUK Host||Basic||4.72||56.61||56.61||10||2 GB UK|
|18||Host Metro||Mega Max||4.95||59.40||59.40||Unlimited||Maximum||Maximum||1||Unlimited|
|19||iX Web Hosting||Expert||4.95||59.40||95.40||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||1||Unlimited|
|21||IPower||Starter||4.95||59.40||107.88||1||5 GB||250 GB||1||1|
|22||Blue Host||Basic||5.95||71.40||95.89||1||50 GB||Unmetered||1||5|
|24||Just Host||Basic||5.95||71.40||107.88||1||50 GB||Unlimited||1||5|
|26||Green Geeks||Eco Starter|
* All the Prices are as of 15th April 2016 & based on 12 months purchase option. Click on your preferred Webhosting company/plan to check the latest price as of date.
List of other factors that can be considered before purchasing a web hosting plan:
- Uptime/No Downtime
- Addons/Free Tools
- cPanel/User Interface
- Support: Live Chat/Email/Phone
- Choice of OS: Linux/Mac/Windows
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This article is written based on my personal experience with different hosts and thought of sharing my experience with my readers.
I have tried my level best to search for the best possible list of cheap web hosting plans.
If you find any other good cheap web hosting plans missed out on the list, please do mention in the comment section below.
If you are searching for Economic Web Hosting Plans, Budget Friendly Web Hosting Plans, Affordable Web Hosting Plans, cheap web hosting, this list will give you an idea.
Note: If you are a new blogger or Small business owner and want to start online blogging and business and can’t find which is the best Plan amongst the above or you need some guide on choosing a better plan, please do drop us your message here and we will help you out accordingly.