Media Temple is running a contest called Made Like It Matters, a celebration of projects with passion and precision. While the contest is likely to be over by the time you’re reading this, we applaud any company that encourages and supports the creative process and the pursuit of creative excellence.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption is the “s” in “https://” that gives your website its nice green browser padlock. It’s an absolute necessity for websites that deal with any sort of sensitive information, whether it’s credit card numbers or usernames and passwords. But it’s important beyond that, too: Google considers security as a factor for ranking, which means opting for SSL encryption doesn’t just ensure your visitors’ browsing actions can’t be seen by a nefarious third-party, it might also increase your site’s position in search results.
Due to its infrastructure, cloud hosting is extremely stable and scalable. Your website has access to multiple servers, which allows for redundancy and fallback. Furthermore, if you outgrow your allocation of the cloud network, you can easily ask your hosting provider to increase your allocation.
People often think that a web host is the main cause of a slow website but, this is often not the case. When picking a provider, it’s important for find a hosting provider that is close to your users and has a good amount of RAM and fast CPU power. Beyond that, it’s often the way the website is set up that slows it down for users. To ensure that your website speed is optimal for users you need to make sure you pay attention to the following:
When you need a web site for your business, personal use or even any other task there are several important factors you should take into consideration. Web hosting is not about large space or huge amounts of bandwidth. It is mainly about the quality of the service a web hos…
Reviews for the following web hosting providers are added to our list recently: Scala Hosting and GoGetSpace (Mar 2017), FastWebHost (Apr 2017), Hostinger (May 2017), Host1Plus (June 2017), and LiquidWeb (July 2017).
Alexandra Leslie (HostingAdvice.com): With an impressive breadth of overall hosting services offered, SiteGround is a leading innovator in the hosting space — from custom software solutions to premier customer support. They offer the full range of web hosting features, including a free… Go to full review »
Keep those concepts in mind as you shop for a hosting service. Our hosting service rankings are based on nearly 40 factors including quality of support, guarantee, availability of security services, performance architecture, and promotional pricing.
And finally, we required 99.95 percent (or higher) uptime. Uptime measures a company’s track record for keeping websites online all of the time. In a perfect world, your website would be available to readers 100 percent of the time. But companies typically only guarantee 99.9 percent uptime, since occasional technical difficulty is inevitable. We used a 3rd party monitoring service to verify this claim, and to spot top performers: companies that kept their websites up at least 99.95 percent of the time.
The world’s #1 domain registrar GoDaddy is a natural choice for domain hosting due to their low cost and impressive set of features specific to domain management. Traditional web hosts like iPage and ideahost include a free domain name with all shared hosting plans — and iPage does so for all shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting users.
Web hosts not only host your website, they give you tools to access, create, update, and maintain it. Seven of our nine finalists used versions of a software called cPanel to do this — it’s one of the most common and universal interfaces for web hosting. If you ever want to change between web hosts, it’s good have a common interface between your old host and your new one, since this can make the transition easier.
We recommend taking a bit of time to look at ratings and reviews. You’ll get answers to questions like… Is the uptime as good as promised? Is the control panel easy-to-use? Is customer support helpful?
For many customers, possibly the most influential variable in evaluating a hosting service is cost. Cost can drive conversion, but cost can also cause you to make regrettable purchasing decisions. Don’t assume the cheapest option you can find is the best. Low cost can also mean low value, but not with the affordable hosts atop our recommendations list.
Finally, how can you get in touch with the team? Do they take phone calls during limited periods of time, or are they available via telephone, email, live chat, support ticketing system, and social media?
Having hosted websites for nearly 14 million users worldwide, 000webhost has provided free, ad-free hosting since 2007. The feature-rich free hosting plan will support small and medium projects, according to 000webhost’s R&D team.
Roberto Sanchez (HostingAdvice.com): Affordability is a major selling point for One.com (which bodes well in the shared hosting space). They offer the bare essentials in domain and email hosting, as well as basic site building, at a cost that’s hard to beat. Their pricing ranges from a quarter to… Go to full review »
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InMotion Hosting VPS plans tout free SSDs for up to 20 times faster hosting, cloud-based high availability, and snapshot rollbacks for instant reversion. All in all, stellar uptime rates, top-of-the-line hardware, and performance-enhancing resources are a sample of the features that get hosts like InMotion atop our VPS reviews list.
The first and arguably the most important step as you seek to minimize costs with a web hosting package is to shop around. Comparison shopping always a good way to save money, and finding a good service for your web hosting needs is no exception. Online searches are prob…
You may have thought the days of getting a website for free were over, but with SiteBuilder, they still exist. SiteBuilder generously provides a service where you can host up to five pages, use their website builder application, and even choose from a variety of templates — all for free. There will be ads placed on your site, but that’s a small price to pay for no hosting fees.
We preferred websites like eleven2 (top), which made it easy to compare features, rather than not giving enough detail (IX Hosting, bottom right), or providing nonsensical labels for service tiers (Mocha Hosting, bottom left).
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