10 Best Web Hosting Sites Comparison for 2017

The best way to choose a web hosting service is by comparing all the key features to find the service that best suits your needs. Many companies offer more than one plan. To make the comparisons fair, we compare the similar plans, marked with an (*). Higher cost plans offer more features. The cost refers to the promotional price per month for a 12-month term, while the pricing plans show the regular costs when you renew your service for another term.

You may not need all of the features offered by a certain web hosting service, and are looking for a more cost effective approach, or you may be looking for a particular unlimited feature. To assist you, we have compared the 10 best online web hosting sites making your decision process easier and quicker.

Best Web Host - iPage Featured Web Host - Go Daddy

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Cost $3.95 / mo $4.99 / mo $4.95 / mo $3.15 / mo $7.96 / mo $8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $4.95 / mo
Overall Rating
minusRatings
Price
Features
Ease of Use
Reliability
Marketing
Tools
Customer
Support
minusPricing Plans (prices listed are after promotional pricing)    (*) denotes which plan is compared
Plans
Offered
*Standard Economy
*Deluxe
Ultimate
*Standard
Pro
*Standard Hatchling
*Baby
Business
Launch
*Power
Pro
*Standard
Pro
*Standard
Pro
*EcoSite *Personal
Business
eCommerce
12-Month
Term
$3.95 / mo $4.99 / mo $4.95 / mo $3.15 / mo $7.96 / mo $8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $4.95 / mo
24-Month
Term
$2.95 / mo $6.29 / mo $3.95 / mo $7.99 / mo $7.16 / mo $7.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $4.75 / mo
36-Month
Term
$2.95 / mo $5.94 / mo $3.25 / mo $6.99 / mo $6.36 / mo None $6.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $4.95 / mo $4.45 / mo
minusFeatures
Hosted
Domains
UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 6 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Disk Space UNLIMITED 150GB UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Bandwidth UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
MySQL
Databases
UNLIMITED 25 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 50 100 100 UNLIMITED 3
Add't $1/mo
Money Back
Guarantee
Any Time
(prorated)
Prorated
Refund
Any Time
(prorated)
30 Days 45 Days 90 Days Any Time
(prorated)
Any Time
(prorated)
30 Days 30 Days
Green Power 100% Wind
Energy
Not Supported Not Supported 100% Wind
Energy
100% Wind
Energy
Green Data
Center
Not Supported Not Supported 100% Wind
Energy
Not Supported
minusEmail
POP3 / IMAP
Accounts
UNLIMITED 500 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 5000 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 10
Webmail Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Forwarding Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Autoresponder Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
SPAM / Virus
Protection
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Catch-All Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
minusDomains
Domains Free
w / Signup
1 None
$1.99 extra
1 1 None
$15 extra
1 1 1 1 1
Domain Search
& Registration
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Domain
Transfer
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Subdomains UNLIMITED 400 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
$25 / mo
UNLIMITED 100 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Addon
Domains
UNLIMITED Not Supported UNLIMITED Supported
UNLIMITED Supported UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Parked
Domains
UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED Supported
UNLIMITED 26 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED
Domain
Privacy
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
Dedicated IP Supported Available
$5.99 / mo
Supported Not Supported Available
$2 / mo
Available
$2 / mo
Available
$2.50 / mo
Available
$2.50 / mo
Available
$2.50 / mo
Available
$1.95 / mo
minusMarketing Tools
Google
AdWords
$100 Credit $100 Credit $50 Credit $75 Credit $100 Credit Not Supported $75 Credit $75 Credit $50 Credit Not Supported
Yahoo / Bing
Search
$25 Credit $50 Credit $25 Credit $25 Credit $25 Credit Not Supported $25 Credit $25 Credit Not Supported $25 Credit
Facebook
Ads
$100 Credit $50 Credit $50 Credit $50 Credit Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Yellowpages
Listing
FREE Not Supported Not Supported FREE Not Supported Not Supported FREE FREE Not Supported Not Supported
SEO
Optimization
Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
Mailing Lists Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Google
Webmaster
Tools
Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Shopping
Cart
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusWebsite Creation Tools
Website
Builders
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Web Blogs
(WordPress)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Content Mgmt.
(Joomla)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
eCommerce
(iPayment)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Photo Gallery
(Coppermine)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Forums
(phpBB)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Forms &
Surveys
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusAccess & Statistics
FTP
Accounts
UNLIMITED 50 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 2000 1000 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 1
Add't $5/mo
SSH Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
SSL
Secure Server
Shared Supported Shared Shared Shared Shared Supported Supported Supported Shared
.htaccess
Support
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Cron Jobs Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported
Site Traffic
Statistics
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Log Files Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusScripts & Programming Languages
PHP 5 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Perl 5 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Python Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
CGI Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
SSI Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported
Frontpage
Extensions
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported
Flash / Audio /
Video
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ruby (RoR) Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
minusCustomer Support
24/7 Phone Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
24/7 Email Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
24/7 Chat Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Video
Tutorials
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Knowledge
Base
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
 
 
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