Here are the top five web hosting sites according to well known web masters who have been transacting with various web hosting companies for years. This review is intended to help other webmasters who want to have the right and suitable choice for website hosting services. The review is based according to reliability or uptime, cost of the web hosting service, customer support quality and effectiveness. So here are the web hosting companies arranged according to overall ratings and a brief introduction of each:
1. Apollo Hosting has a rating of 5 out of 5 according to web masters and rated as the top 1.
Apollo Hosting is a very reputable company that has been established for quite some time now. It has competitive prices for its web hosting services package with low fees on setup. It has a lot of features and resources. A client can also avail of its multiple websites with just one account to maintain all of it. It also provides either Windows or Linux based hosting. Their customer service is quite good providing a live chat feature which is available 24/7. The company also provides a 30 day money back guarantee.
Apollo’s greatest advantage over the other web hosting companies is its built-in features. They are now offering their budget priced plan which is called “Value” at a fair price of $6.96 per month and a 2 year contract.
2. Infinity Host has a rating of 4.5 out of 5. It is currently top rated at number 2.
For the consumer who is on a tight budget, Infinity Host offers very good hosting services. They offer their Budget VPS plans as one of their hosting packages. It is quite different from the other companies hosting plans, their shared hosting boast of a very high security feature.
Infinity host offers their clients allocated resources so as not to be slowed down by other sites hosted on the same server who try to steal most of the processor time, memory and bandwidth. They also offer a separate “sendmail” process so that bouncing of email is prevented.
Almost all of the hosting companies offer the usual shared hosting while Infinity offers the VPS on their budget plans which is pretty impressive – providing cost effective plans with a state-of-the-art hosting services.
3. At number 3 is Web.com with a rating of 4 out 5.
Web.com was formerly known as Interland. They offer a DIY hosting which comprises basic hosting with marketing and shopping cart support. Their first website plan is a standard hosting solution with the same price with other hosting companies. This plan is well suited for personal or hobby sites. They also offer a pricey plan with unlimited transfer.
Web.com has a vast online library which provides quick and immediate support. They also have their phone and chat services for those who need more step-by-step instructions.
4. ANHosting has a rating of 4 out of 5.
ANHosting offers a cheap hosting plan but you have to bear the long time it takes to sign-up. Their best offer is the plan with a large storage although this plan may be well suited for those tech-savvy people who only want a simple storefront.
5. The last is HostMonster.com
This hosting company promises that it can host unlimited domains with a single account. They have 24/7 phone support, and has a drag and drop website builder.
It is not suitable for people looking for extensive ecommerce site because it only offers one plan in which upgrades are never supported.