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Web Hosting

All the Hosting companies reviewed here have many options. To make a fair comparison I have ignored their first term discounts and given the price for a continual hosting product. I have used the cheapest offering giving shared hosting – so beginners can host several sites on their web-space.

A2

No hesitation at all in recommending A2 hosting. Based in Data centres in US and Europe. Very fast SSD type disc stacks . In tests against Hostgator, BlueHost, GoDadddy and others , A2 beat them by a huge amount with load times better than 2/3 of the others. Speed is a big Google rank factor so get the best NOW. From just £2.39/month for shared hosting 

Go Daddy

They may have the  best site  for offering existing domains, but for hosting I wouldn’t bother . Lacklustre speed, service and high price. For £7.99/month for shared hosting I would expect a lot better. They advertise their  security is top notch, but this weeks news from Wordfence – a well known security plugin site does throw a different light on how good it actually is –

hosting site accounts compromised

Go Daddy do offer all the usual services and facilities, but with all the negative feedback online I just think its maybe not the best available

Hostgator

Well certainly no complaints about up time or service. I’ve had 2 sessions of several years hosting with Hostgator. Cheap and Competent . Service second to none. Whenever I needed assistance, I used the online chat facility and got straight through, problems sorted out immediately.  Not the fastest speed hosting though and at the time I last had HG hosting they did not give free secure domains though I believe they have addressed this now. From $ 3.95/month for shared hosting

BlueHost

Well liked host. Been around a long time. Reliable but Expensive. $12.99 + VAT for shared hosting at the min term which is 12 months  Much cheaper if you sign up for 36month contracts.  To be  fair with my comparisons, I give the price to include multiple (no limit) websites.  Note that their price list does not include VAT.