Best Web Hosting Services

- Updated November 2013  
RANK WEB HOST STARTS AT UPTIME * DOMAIN DISK SPACE BANDWIDTH SCORE EDITORS REVIEW
1 iPage Review $1.89/mo 99.9% FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 99 READ REVIEW
2 JustHost Review $2.95/mo 99.99% FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 97 READ REVIEW
3 FatCow Review $3.15/mo 99.97% FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 96 READ REVIEW
4 HostGator Review $3.96/mo 99.99% $12.95 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 95 READ REVIEW
5 Web Hosting Hub Review $4.95/mo 99.95% FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 94 READ REVIEW
6 JaguarPC Review $4.95/mo 99.98% $12.95 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 93 READ REVIEW
7 GoDaddy Review $3.99/mo 99.97% FREE 100 GB UNLIMITED 90 READ REVIEW
8 Bluehost Review $4.95/mo N/A FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 87 READ REVIEW
9 HostMonster Review $4.95/mo 99.50% FREE UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 81 READ REVIEW
10 InMotion Hosting Review $5.99/mo 99.47% $11.95 UNLIMITED UNLIMITED 80 READ REVIEW
Selecting the right web hosting product is vitally important to the success of a website. To make the choice easier, we have thoroughly tested many popular web hosting companies and have built our own list of the top 10 hosting services available on the web. Our procedure always includes creating an account with the service being tested and meticulously checking every single web hosting service parameter. This includes feature richness, reliability and speed (measured by Pingdom™), the efficiency and availability of technical support, and many other vital things. We do our best to provide you with an up-to-date reviews of the best web hosting services for both personal or small business websites.

Disclosure: BestWebHosts2013.net is an independent resource offering professional web hosting reviews. We receive compensation from the companies whose services and products we review. The compensation is used to cover the costs of testing, purchasing the accounts, and royalties to authors of the reviews. The compensation does not influence our judgment in any way and does not result in higher or lower rankings for certain host companies.

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* Uptime monitoring and response time data for hosting with iPage, FatCow, HostGator, WebHostingHub, JaguarPC, GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostMonster, and InMotion Hosting are presented for the period spanning from August 15, 2012 to September 30, 2012 inclusively. Monitoring data for hosting with JustHost are presented for the period spanning from October 02, 2013 to October 08, 2013 inclusively. Check interval is one minute.

How do we check uptime / response time?

We buy an account from every web hosting provider to be tested and place a mini site on each account. Next, we begin testing the uptime and average response time of these mini sites with the help of the Pingdom™ monitoring service. Please note, most of our competitors check the uptime of the web hosting provider's site instead of buying an account and creating a new site. This information does not reflect the real situation of the hosting's reliability.
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How we test and evaluate web hosting services?
Reliability
While a website's reliability is one of the most important factors, it is extremely difficult to assess it yourself before you pay to open an account. Luckily there are unbiased online services on the web that can measure the reliability of any website with little effort. We use Pingdom™ to find out the average uptime percentage of any given website hosting service.
Speed
Sustained and stable functioning is an excellent quality, but you also want your website to open fast. We measure the speed characteristics of web hosting services using Pingdom™'s Average Response Time parameter. All other things being equal, this value is gives a clear indication of how fast a particular website hosting provider is.
Ease to Use
Many people underestimate the importance of usability, giving preference to a lower price or higher bandwidth. But wasting precious time daily on struggling through unintuitive menus may eventually result in much more serious losses. We create an account with every website hosting provider and perform a full range of common tasks in order to determine which web hosts offer the easiest solutions.
Features
While bandwidth and the amount of disk space appear to be the key factors in comparing features, other capabilities a web host offers also shouldn't be disregarded. Realizing that each business has its own set of requirements for functions and services, our specialists simply list the features provided by a web hosting company and leave the choice up to you.
Price
Instead of a direct price comparison, we perform a more in-depth analysis including payment options, refund and money-back possibilities, billing terms, and other pricing details. Since prices may vary greatly, it is also important to calculate cost-effectiveness: what you get for your money.
Customer Support
Even if your web host works like a charm, you will still probably need technical support sooner or later. Lightning-fast support, live chat, and an online ticket system are standard for many companies, but which hosts really provide the support they promise? We test response time and the quality of answers to the requests we submit to web host. We also check if they provide help materials and reference information.

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