Here’s my list of favorite web hosting providers. They include companies I’ve either used in the past or currently use. I’m providing this list in case you’re having problems with your current host or need direction finding a reliable provider.
Choosing a good host can save you time, money and headache. I’ve listed each provider alphabetically rather than by preference.
A2 Hosting offers shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated server hosting plans. I have personally used them for several years now.
Their staff is always very helpful whenever I call. However, I’ve had a few problems reaching their customer service department during peak times from time to time.
Other than that, I don’t have any complaints. A2 Hosting does a great job keeping my website up and running. I don’t see myself switching any time soon.
It’s no secret that GoDaddy has been in business for a long time. In fact, they’ve been selling low cost domains since 1997. Some of their features include 99.9% uptime, 24/7 onsite security, free ad and photo credits, daily backups, website statistics and Google webmaster tools.
I especially like GoDaddy’s web hosting security and Search Engine Visibility. You don’t need to purchase a hosting plan with them to use their marketing tools. Another popular feature that GoDaddy offers is Website Tonight. It helps you create a website with built-in tools. This is helpful if you’re not familiar with HTML. On the other hand, it’s always best to create your own site or hire a designer (just in case you want to change hosting providers later).
I highly recommend GoDaddy as a domain seller. I’m totally pleased with their services. And if you run into any problems, they’re just a phone call or email away.
In Motion Hosting
In Motion Hosting has been in business since 2001. In addition to being a member of the Better Business Bureau, they have also earned several awards.
In Motion Hosting has great customer service. However, it’s sometimes difficult to get a hold of the crew during peak hours. Overall, I haven’t had any issues with this web host.
You can sign up for personal, business, VPS hosting or a dedicated server.
I’ve used IPOWER on and off over the years. While I’m not currently using them for web hosting, their hosting was reliable while I was with them.
You’ll get unlimited disk space and transfer/bandwidth in their pro hosting plan. You’ll also receive one free domain, 2500 email accounts with spam-filtering, a website builder, marketing & promotion tools and plug-ins.
Liquid Web has been in business since 1997. You can customize your hosting based on your need for emails, databases, blogs, CMS, ecommerce and more.
If you’re tired of dealing with poor customer service, give Liquid Web a try. I’ve been using their hosting plan for one of my sites for about a year now. Their customer service has been excellent and they are quick to answer any questions or concerns.
I’m recommending Namecheap as a domain registrar rather than a web host. They have my vote as far as domain registration is concerned, ranking even higher than GoDaddy on my list.
I’ve never used their hosting plans, so I can’t vouch for that. Unfortunately, I’ve heard some horror stories about their customer service and web hosting.
How About You?
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