10 Best Web Hosting Providers 2017

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Till date, we’ve tracked over 30 different web hosting companies over a period of 28 months.

Including many ‘popular’ hosts, such as Bluehost, HostGator and iPage.

Here’s what we did in order to find out best web hosting:

Signed up with 30 most popular web hosts.
Installed blank WordPress website.
Tried out their customer support.
Start to monitor their uptime and speed.
Waited 6 months so we could have adequate data.
Published reviews.
Full comparison table (uptime, load time, support quality, cost and more) can be found on Google Spreadsheet here. If you’re into more detailed (last 28 month data), check this live statistics page.

10 Best Web Hosting Providers
Earnings disclosure: Some of the web hosting services listed on this page contain affiliate links. This helps us to cover the expenses of testing and analyzing each web host. Thanks for your support.

HERE’S A LIST OF 10 BEST PERFORMING WEB HOSTING SERVICES BY UPTIME, LOAD TIME AND SUPPORT:

1. HostGator Cloud: Best Host Overall ($2.99/mo)

HostGator Cloud ReviewLoad time: 521ms (TOP 3 SPEED)

Uptime: 99.99% (BEST UPTIME)

Cost: $2.99/mo (ability to pay monthly)

Support: Live Chat (response ~3min)

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Read why we ranked HostGator Cloud 1st on our list

2. SiteGround: Best WordPress Hosting ($3.95/mo)

SiteGround reviewLoad time: 368ms (TOP 2 SPEED)

Uptime: 99.98% (TOP 5 UPTIME)

Cost: $3.95/mo

Support: Live Chat (response ~2min)

Host with SiteGround ($3.95/mo)

SiteGround is very stable and reliable web hosting provider. They also provide very knowledgable support.

Read why we ranked SiteGround 2nd on our list

3. A2 Hosting: Best Load Time ($3.92/mo)

A2 Hosting Review

Load time: 353ms (BEST LOAD TIME)

Uptime: 99.94% (12th out of 30)

Cost: $3.92/mo

Support: Live Chat (response ~9min)

Host with A2Hosting ($3.92/mo)

Use ‘HOSTINGFACTS’ discount when checking out (you’ll save 22%).

Read why we ranked A2 Hosting 3rd on our list

4. InMotion: Best Business Hosting ($2.95/mo)

InMotion ReviewLoad time: 635ms (6th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.97% (6th out of 30)

Cost: $2.95/mo

Support: Live Chat (response ~7min)

Host with InMotion Hosting ($2.95/mo)

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Read why we ranked InMotion Hosting 4th on our list

5. Bluehost: Best for Bloggers & Small Business ($2.95/mo)

Bluehost reviewLoad time: 492ms (3rd out of 30)

Uptime: 99.98% (5th out of 30)

Cost: $2.95/mo

Support: Live Chat (response ~9min)

Host with Bluehost ($2.95/mo)

Bluehost is very user-friendly web hosting platform where you’ve easy access to most needed features. Solid option for bloggers and small business owners.

Read why ranked Bluehost 5th on our list

6. A Small Orange: Best New Hosting Provider ($5.92/mo)

A Small Orange ReviewLoad time: 669ms (8th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.94% (13th out of 30)

Cost: $5.92/mo

Support: Live Chat

Read why we ranked A Small Orange 6th on our list

7. Site5 Hosting: Best for Growing Website ($6.95/mo)

Site5 ReviewLoad time: 718ms (11th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.96% (8th out of 30)

Cost: $6.95/mo

Support: Live Chat

Read why we ranked Site5 Hosting 7th on our list

8. GreenGeeks: Best Green Web Hosting ($3.95/mo)

GreenGeeks reviewLoad time: 995ms (19th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.95% (11th out of 30)

Cost: $3.95/mo

Support: Live Chat

Read why we ranked GreenGeeks 8th on our list

9. HostPapa: Best for Smaller Websites ($3.95/mo)

HostPapa reviewLoad time: 995ms (20th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.97% (7th out of 30)

Cost: $3.95/mo

Support: Live Chat

Read why we ranked HostPapa 9th on our list

10. DreamHost: Best for Web Designers ($7.95/mo)

Load time: 834ms (14th out of 30)

Uptime: 99.92% (14th out of 30)

Cost: $7.95/mo

Support: Live Chat

Read why we ranked Dreamhost 10th on our list

All 30 web hosting providers we’ve reviewed
RANK WEB HOST COST SUPPORT UPTIME LOAD TIME RATING
1 HostGator Cloud $2.99/mo 10/10 99.99% 521ms ★★★★★
2 SiteGround $3.95/mo 10/10 99.98% 368ms ★★★★★
3 A2 Hosting $3.92/mo 10/10 99.94% 353ms ★★★★
4 InMotion Hosting $2.95/mo 10/10 99.97% 635ms ★★★★
5 BlueHost $2.95/mo 10/10 99.98% 492ms ★★★★
6 ASmallOrange $5.92/mo 9/10 99.94% 669ms ★★★★
7 Site5 Hosting $6.95/mo 9/10 99.96% 718ms ★★★
8 GreenGeeks $3.95/mo 8/10 99.95% 995ms ★★★
9 HostPapa $3.95/mo 9/10 99.97% 995ms ★★★
10 DreamHost $7.95/mo 8/10 99.92% 834ms ★★★
11 MDD Hosting $3.00/mo 8/10 99.96% 647ms ★★★
12 LunarPages $3.95/mo 7/10 99.99% 701ms ★★★
13 WebHostingHub $2.99/mo 7/10 99.90% 768ms ★★★
14 iPage $1.99/mo 8/10 99.91% 866ms ★★★
15 HostGator shared $3.95/mo 7/10 99.99% 814ms ★★★
16 MidPhase $4.17/mo 8/10 99.99% 1,184ms ★★
17 WestHost $4.80/mo 7/10 99.96% 875ms ★★
18 HostMonster $4.95/mo 8/10 99.91% 1,073ms ★★
19 HostNine $6.99/mo 8/10 99.64% 684ms ★★
20 HostRocket $5.99/mo 8/10 99.65% 893ms ★★
21 JustHost $3.95/mo 7/10 99.82% 1,321ms ★★
22 IX Web Hosting $3.95/mo 7/10 99.71% 945ms ★
23 Hosting24 $3.99/mo 7/10 99.91% 1,549ms ★
24 TsoHost $2.99/mo 7/10 99.90% 1,688ms ★
25 FatCow $4.01/mo 9/10 99.74% 1,400ms ★
26 Arvixe $7.00/mo 6/10 99.89% 3,486ms ★
27 WebHostingBuzz $4.95/mo 10/10 97.99% 2,002ms ★
28 WebHostingPad $1.99/mo 9/10 96.86% 1,833ms ★
29 HostMetro $2.95/mo 8/10 99.28% 2,257ms ★
30 Ehost $2.75/mo 8/10 99.99% 548ms no longer available

Q: What Are The Best Hosts in TOP 10?

HostGator Cloud: $2.99/mo, 99.99% uptime, 521ms speed.
SiteGround: $3.95/mo, 99.98% uptime, 368ms speed.
A2 Hosting: $3.92/mo, 99.94% uptime, 353ms speed.
InMotion: $2.95/mo, 99.97% uptime, 635ms speed.
Bluehost: $2.95/month, 99.98% uptime, 492ms speed.
ASmallOrange: $5.92/mo, 99.94% uptime, 669ms speed.
Site5: $6.95/mo, 99.96% uptime, 718ms speed.
GreenGeeks: $3.99/mo, 99.95% uptime, 995 speed.
HostPapa: $3.95/mo, 99.97% uptime, 995ms speed.
Dreamhost: $7.95/mo, 99.92% uptime, 834ms speed.
Q: Can I Leave My Own Web Hosting Review?

YES! You can absolutely leave your own review. All we need from you is,

#1. Which host you are using (or used)?
#2. How was your experience (good or bad)?
If we find your review helpful, we will reward you with $5.

Leave your review here.

Q: How Do You Review Web Hosts?

It’s really simple, actually. Let me break it down for you:

We find a hosting provider that has been mentioned as “BEST” somewhere on the web.

(This includes all the fake hosting review sites that we’ve found so far.)

Then, we open our wallets and sign up.

Once we’re signed up, we install a simple WordPress website and plug it into a Pingdom monitoring software. Pingdom automatically pings our websites to see if they’re up and running (this includes load time, too). So our reviews are based on cold, hard data. And not opinions or bias.

Read more about our review process.

Q: Where Are The Test Sites?

Our test sites end with the shortened version of a web host. For example:

BLUEHOST: www.hostingfacts-bh.com
SITEGROUND: www.hostingfacts-sg.com
IPAGE: www.hostingfacts-ip.com
HOSTMONSTER: www.hostingfacts-hmo.com
HOSTMETRO: www.hostingfacts-hme.com
etc..
Our test sites

Our nameservers are pointed towards the hosting provider we’re using (in my example, you can see that hostingfacts-bh.com is pointed towards Bluehost nameservers (NS1.BLUEHOST.COM and NS2.BLUEHOST.com).

Q: How Do You Choose Which Host to Review?

We’ve done a lot of research and gone through all the mainstream and popular web hosting providers that people tend to use. However, we have some criteria:

Hosting Company age: 24months+
Active customers: 10,000+
Support: Phone, Ticket or Live Chat.
Q: How Can I Make My Website Load Faster (without changing host)?

There are several ways to make your website faster.

First is obviously changing your web host (we recommend A2 Hosting & HostGator Cloud). Another option is to tweak the technical aspects of your site. If you’re running on WordPress, we’ve put together a long list of stuff you can actually do to improve your site performance.

How to speed up WordPress website.

Q: How Can I Monitor My Uptime and Speed?

We’re using Pingdom, but there are actually a ton of alternatives (some of them are FREE, too). Take a look at the list below:

15 Best Website Monitoring services 2017.

Q: How is HostingFacts.com Funded?

HostingFacts.com is a web hosting review site, where we (John, Brad & Rol) test and monitor web hosting providers (currently stopped at 30).

Since we’ve all dealt with dozens of hosting providers, we decided to team up and create an honest, unbiased hosting review site that everything can benefit from.

We’re using affiliate links to cover the expenses of being paid customers to 30+ hosting providers (this costs us more than $3k/year).

Q: Do You Have Anything Else Besides Web Hosting Reviews?

We’re also updating our ‘Guides, Tutorials and Tools‘ page. Feel free to check it out.

If you wish to leave us feedback or just want to say hello, use our contact page.

By John Stevens