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We’ve done a lot of research and we’ve been monitoring 30 different hosting providers for the last 96 months (ongoing).
BEST WEB HOSTING SITES OF 2017
(Based on reviews & comparisons)
You may find many web hosting sites on the internet. This survey would guide you choose the one best for you. We are actually signed up with the review sites listed on our site which helps us provide the best reviews. This review has been prepared after doing a lot of survey and research of around 30 web hosting sites for period of around 17 months. Our decision on the best web hosting site has been based mainly on the following 3 criteria:-
- Reliability/uptime– This is based on the average of last 9-17 months in which we found out that some hosting providers have had more than 2000 outages in time limit of even less than 12 months.
- Loading time– We have monitored the average load time period for people of U.S, Asia and Europe at every 1 minute interval.
- Customer support– This is one of the main criteria in coming to a conclusion. Customer’s responses have been put to a test, the result of which was mainly positive.
Here are the few best web hosting providers of 2016 based on the performance test and user reviews monitored by us for the last 12 months.
- HOSTGATOR CLOUD- BEST IN UPTIME, 100%
- Speed- 2nd out of 30 with an avg. load time of 279ms
- Uptime-1st out of 30 with an avg. uptime of 100%
- Support experience- Live chat option is available making it both fast & approachable.
- A2 HOSTING-BEST IN SPEED, 221ms
- Speed- 1st out of 30 with an avg. load time of 221ms
- Uptime- 2nd out of 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.99%
- Support experience- Fast at resoling queries
- SITE GROUND-BEST IN SUPPORT, 10/10
- Speed- 3rd out of 30 with an avg. load time of 456ms
- Uptime- 3rd out of 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.98%
- Support experience- Most knowledgeable support system especially in the Word Press
Here are some of the host providers not so recommended by us as they lack in some features such as uptime & load time. Still just do not trust us blindly; you can yourself have a check. For your convenience we are even listing their drawbacks.
HOSTS NOT SO RECOMMENDED BY US
ONE’S THAT FAILED WITH UPTIME & SPEED
- BLUEHOST- bluehost.com
Uptime- 14th out of 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.93%
Load time- 28th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1426ms
This is not so recommended by us because of its slow speed, poor customer service plus average uptime.
- ARVIXE- arvixe.com
Uptime- 27th out of 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.48%
Load time- 24th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1002ms
We do not recommend this host because of its poor performance and there uptime was even among the lowest during the last 6 months. With a bad customer service and poor visitor’s experience it is not at all worth investing in it.
- FATCOW- fatcow.com
Uptime- 17th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.90%
Load time- 26th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1215ms
Due to slightly-below average uptime, inconsistent support, terribly slow speed page, and too many up sells or extra fees it is also not recommended by us
- iPage- iPage.com
Uptime- 27th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.85%
Load time- 24th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1038ms
It is not as bad as an option as it’s cheap with a decent support system but still this is also recommended by us due to its terrible uptime & slow page speed.
- HostGator Shared- HostGator.com
Uptime- 20th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.85%
Load time- 16th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 821ms
We were not at all impressed after reviewing HostGator Shared hosting, so you better look for the other available options.
- Web Hosting Pad- webhostingpad.com
Uptime- 29th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 98.53%
Load time- 29th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1582ms
Though the customer support system is decent there uptime and page loading speed is not at all acceptable. In spite of its low introductory rate it would not be a vise option
- Web Hosting Buzz- webhostingbuzz.com
Uptime- 30th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 97.22%
Load time- 19th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 894ms
Though they supported us completely in conducting our survey still it is not recommended by us due to its slow page speed and average uptime, as at the end what matters is the service.
- Host Monster- hostmonster.com
Uptime- 16th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.91%
Load time- 18th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 856ms
Honestly, this site failed in almost all the tests conducted by us relating speed, uptime and other factors. Its performance is not up to the mark. So it should be a clear from your end for this host.
- IxWebHosting- IxWebHosting.com
Uptime- 25th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.74%
Load time- 22nd out of 30 with an avg. load time of 965ms
Though dedicated IP and 7-day free trial are offered by them still we can’t overlook the poor uptime, consistently slow performance, or terrible customer support.
- Host Metro- hostmetro.com
Uptime- 24th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.76%
Load time- 30nd out of 30 with an avg. load time of 2180ms
Its services and ‘price lock guarantee’ are inconsistently ideal. Still it’s a no for it from our side as we have found that it has the slowest page loading speed & pretty poor uptime.
- Hosting24- hosting24.com
Uptime- 22nd out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.79%
Load time- 37th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 1340ms
Its performance was below average and its page loading speed was worst among the worse speeds observed by us.
- Just Host- justhost.com
Uptime- 19th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.89%
Load time- 20th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 954ms
In the test conducted by us it failed in 2 out of the 3 of the major factors considered by us i.e., speed and uptime. But still it gives competition to few good hosts due its remarkable pricing policy.
- West Host- westhost.com
Uptime- 13th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.93%
Load time- 15th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 737ms
It’s an average host with avg. speed, uptime and customer service. Thus, we can find many other better options than this.
ONE’S THAT FAILED WITH UPTIME
- Site5- site5.com
Uptime- 21st out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.85%
Load time- 14th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 6945ms
After considering all the pros and cons we have come to a conclusion that it should not be recommended as its services are just average.
- Web Hosting Hub- webhostinghub.com
Uptime- 12th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.93%
Load time- 12th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 630ms
Despite of the page load time, uptime, speed, customer support being ok it is not recommended by us just coz all its services are just average comparatively.
- Host Nine- hostnine.com
Uptime- 28th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.13%
Load time- 10th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 574ms
Considering speed and few other categories it could be ranked above average but it has not been so just because its uptime is disaster.
- Host Rocket- hostrocket.com
Uptime- 26th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.68%
Load time- 13th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 676ms
There speed and support system is good but not that good also for us to consider it to recommend. Uptime is simply not at all good enough. With its average performance and high cost it is a NO.
- Lunar Pages- lunarpages.com
Uptime- 18th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.90%
Load time- 9th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 562ms
Though they have few good points to be noted but the list of its negativities is too long to overshadow the plus points.
- MDD Hosting- MDDHosting.com
Uptime- 15th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.92%
Load time- 5th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 518ms
It is new in this business with a good service, still we a say a NO for MDD hosting because it can be better and better options than this are do available.
ONE’S THAT FAILED WITH LOAD TIME
- Green Geeks- greengeeks.com
Uptime- 26th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.97%
Load time- 13th out of 30 with an avg. load time of 832ms
This company is just not about web hosting but is much larger than that. Though it has good uptime and speed still we do not find it the best as it lacks in its pricing policy.
- MidPhase- midphase.com
Uptime- 6th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.98%
Load time- 21st out of 30 with an avg. load time of 960ms
There are few serious questions to be considered while signing up with MidPhase. Primarily, speed, but also the money back guarantee and security features in which it lacks. But still if you are in search of quick, cheap option with good uptime and speed MidPhase can come to ypur rescue.
- HostPapa- HostPapa.com
Uptime- 11th out 30 with an avg. uptime of 99.94%
Load time- 23rd out of 30 with an avg. load time of 998ms
It was good experience in conducting a survey with them but still it’s a NO from our end for it because the support experience across the board is too inconsistent. They do not charge a high amount directly but they do so indirectly by adding a few hidden charges to the total cost.
TOP 6 HOSTS BASED ON OUR SURVEY
- HostGator Cloud
- A2 Hosting
- A Small Orange
- In Motion Hosting
Just do not believe in us but make your decision after yourself comparing and analyzing the web hosts and make your own decision according to your needs. This survey was just to guide you but not for you to make your decision based on it.
Few questions are to be considered before coming to a conclusion:-
- What is web hosting?
- How to review web hosts?
- Where are the test sites?
- How to chose which hosts to review?
- How to monitor uptime & speed?
- How to make a website load faster?