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Best Web Hosting (Sep. 2017) – Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

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To find the best web hosting company, what I did is

    • Bought an web hosting account from multiple companies and installed WordPress on it.
    • Started monitoring response time and uptime to find the speed & reliability of the servers. 
    • We spent $100+ purchasing different domain names and $1500+ to get hosting account from multiple web hosting companies. 

I consider the below factors to choose the best web hosting companies in the industry.

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    Uptime (Mandatory for online business)
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    Response Time aka Speed ( Max the speed Max the revenue)
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    Customer support ( We pay money for managed services)
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    Few other factors includes number of datacenter locations, payment gateways etc.

I started monitoring the servers from August 2016 and the data from multiple tools identified the best web hosting services and here you go.

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Best Web Hosting Companies (Sep 2017 Updated)

Company

Uptime

Speed

99.99%

344ms

99.98%

172ms

99.97%

440ms

99.97%

510ms

99.97%

570ms

SiteGround is the only hosting company that completely satisfied me. Just check the below screenshot, the uptime is 99.99% for the past 11 months (Sep 1,2016 - July 31,2017)

SiteGround Uptime ( Last 12 months)

While most companies promise you 99.99% uptime, it never happens while with SiteGround, I got the promised uptime and my demo site are not even hosted on their biggest shared hosting plan, yet I got awesome results.

Next we are going to analyze the speed.

SiteGround team developed an inbuilt caching mechanism that helps anyone to make the website load faster without the need of developers. That's the reason my website loads around 350ms most of the times. (data)

SiteGround Speed ( Last 12 months)

So SiteGround got awesome uptime and speed, what else do you expect from a web hosting company? Customer support, right?

On a funnier Note: Even if the Earth stops rotating, you can find a SiteGround executive available for chat to solve all the tech queries. 

SiteGround is the only host that truly offers you an 24/7/365 support through live chat, tickets and telephone. In the past 11 months, I never had any problems with my demo sites and I raised only one ticket till now and discussed about site transfer features.

SiteGround Pricing & Plans

SiteGround costs as low as $3.95/month and I'm pretty sure you will get the best value for money in terms of server performance and awesome customer support.

SiteGround Offers

  • SSD Web Hosting
  • Latest Speed Technologies
  • Unmatched Customer Support
  • One click installation for WordPress
  • 30 days money back guarantee

The #1 Fastest hosting, Hands-down. A2 Hosting loads abruptly faster even faster than most cloud hosting companies. Even I tried to tweak other hosting companies to load faster than A2 Hosting, but nothing comes closer to A2 Hosting apart from SiteGround.

A2 Hosting loads with 172 ms and 99.98% uptime during most of the testing periods. (all data)

A2 Hosting Uptime ( Last 12 Months)

A2 Hosting Speed (Last 12 months)

A2 Hosting Plans

Some of the exclusive features of A2 Hosting includes

    • Even faster Turbo hosting available ( we tested our site with non turbo servers, I wonder how much speed the website loads with Turbo servers. 
    • SSD drives on servers
    • Performance Plus Option - Maintains traffic spikes during peak times.
    • Railgun Optimizer (143% faster HTML load times) comes only with A2 Hosting.
    • Server rewind backups for easy site restoration.

Love saving money more than anything? FastComet is the hosting you're looking for. I was super impressed with their business model and being a young company compared to above two hosts, I never thought FastComet will make it into top 3, I'm really glad to recommend them. Let's see what FastComet has done:

FastComet Uptime ( Last 12 Months)

FastComet Speed ( Last 12 Months)

FastComet Plans

For Example, the list of unique features and offers provided by FastComet are

  • Free domain name for lifetime ( Save $15 every year )
  • Free GlobalSign SSL ( First year free for some plans, lifetime free for SpeedUp plans)
  • Same renewal price for lifetime ( save 5x renewal costs)
  • Free Personal DNS
  • Five layers caching mechanism
  • Free daily backups upto 30 days
  • BitNinja powered security

You can see the above features are unique under FastComet and I bet none of the hosting companies offers such features and offers for such an competitive price starting from $2.95/month. (all data)

The above hosting companies can match into any category and I recommend them for your projects. If you like you can continue reading our other hosting reports.

The under rated web hosting company which is unknown to most people out there. They are in hosting business from 2007 and recently they moved the entire infrastructure into cloud platform thus delivering optimized performance even for shared hosting plans.

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    Uptime- 99.97%
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    Response time - 510ms
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    Support - Good and Better.

TMDHosting offers competitive pricing yet comes with unique features like

  • Complete cloud based infrastructure even for shared hosting.
  • SSD based storage with six layers of caching mechanism.
  • Spam Experts mailbox technology eradicating most spam mails before reaching inbox.
  • Seven data center locations most by any company.
  • Jetbackup usually costs few dollars every months comes free of cost to TMD users.
  • 60 days long money back guarantee.

TMDHosting costs $2.85/month which is the cheapest web hosting prices of all companies we tested till now. For some higher costs of $5.85/month, they are offering cutting edge cloud hosting with all features of shared hosting.


​InMotion Hosting costs higher than other hosting but their services never let you down. I recommend InMotion Hosting to all my US visitors since they own multiple data centers in US locations. It will ideal for business focusing on US customers.

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    Uptime - 99.97%
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    Response time - 570ms
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    Support - Good,Better and Best.

InMotion Hosting offers the following features

  • Free domain for first year
  • SSD drive based servers.
  • The industry leading 90 days money back guarantee. 
  • Free data backups and one click restorer.
  • Gsuite integrations for growing organizations.
  • Free website migrations.

InMotion Hosting costs $5.99/month , the higher priced shared hosting company I tested till now. Though the website load time is higher, the servers are just perfect attaining 99.99% uptime and even 100% uptime few months back.

There are few other hosting companies that failed, so I didn't added them to this best web hosting list. You can check all the hosting companies we tested so far

The best web hosting companies are listed based on the data from multiple monitoring tools.

Best Web Hosting

$ 2.85
Best Web Hosting
100

SSD hosting

10/10

    Performance

    10/10

      Backup options

      10/10

        Caching mechanism

        10/10

          Global datacenters

          10/10

            Pros

            • Customer support
            • Innovative server tech
            • Free SSL
            • Managed hosting services
            • Free backups