Best Web Hosting Service Providers

The importance of web hosting services is not unknown in the internet world. The primary advantages of web hosting are quick loading time, seamless website working, minimal downtime, etc. Now, in a time when every second is crucial to retain visitors on a website, web hosting service providers are coming up with innovative solutions every day to give a boost to their client’s business. Are you finding it difficult to search for web hosting providers that can handle a website with a global audience? Below are some trusted and best web hosting companies for you to choose from.

List of Top Web Hosting Service Providers | Best Web Hosting Companies

  • Ace Cloud Hosting (ACE) is a Application Hosting. We are renowned for expertise in hosting accounting applications (such as QuickBooks), tax software (such as ATX), construction apps (such as Sage 300 CRE), and other business applications Ace offers 99.999% Guaranteed Uptime to keep your applications up and running, ... learn more about Ace Cloud Hosting

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    250 - 999
    2014
    United States
  • We are a passionate team of technology & design professionals that builds digital products and services for MNCs, Global NGOs and Startups alike. With our '8 Steps to Infinite Success' process, we create the perfect atmosphere where a digital product can grow and scale. We are always looking for t ... learn more about Cobold Digital LLP

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2017
    India
  • Prism Digital was founded in 2006 and the digital arm of the Prism Group which also owns Prism Advertising and Prism Event Management. The company has three offices in three countries, namely in the UAE, India and a fully owned sales representative office in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. Prism Digital is ... learn more about Prism Events Digital Advertising

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2006
    United Arab Emirates
  • Protechzi Digital Media is a web design/development and SEO company which was formed in 2014 and has grown and adapted to latest digital market conditions over the years. We are a group of professionals who combine their finest web design/SEO skills to form a competent, successful and dynamic team, helping individ ... learn more about ProtechZi Digital Media

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    United States, India
  • Trilogy Solutions

    Website Design, Development, Management & Hosting

    Every company has a story that makes it unique, and that story should be both compelling and inspiring. At Trilogy Solutions, our story sets us apart from others, as our experts have been on both sides of the table: in purchasing and marketing seeking design services, and in client service creating custom designs tailo ... learn more about Trilogy Solutions

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2015
    Canada
  • WHMCS Global Services

    Automating Clients Ventures

    Since 2009, WHMCS Global Services is delivering customized WHMCS solutions to renowned Web hosting companies. We are a team of professional WHMCS dedicated and front end developers who can develop out of the box WHMCS custom solutions. We also have predeveloped products on our plate that includes . Our are created ... learn more about WHMCS Global Services

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    $100 - $149/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    India
  • HOSTAO L.L.C

    Web Hosting Made EASY and AFFORDABLE!

    In the year 2010, a man named Reji Modiyil founded a company called Hostao Web Hosting Solutions, with the idea that the average people of the internet deserved value-priced domains and stellar service. These days,HWHS is a leading ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web hosting company. We offer domain names at ... learn more about HOSTAO L.L.C

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2010
    Bahrain, India
  • Maktechnolabs Pvt Ltd is one of the leading and reliable  that is committed to enhancing customer satisfaction. Maktechnolabs Pvt Ltd offers various type of hosting packages. We offer different type of Hosting as per client requirement. If you run ecommerce website, Cms website, inventory online app ... learn more about Mak Technolabs Pvt Ltd

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2010
    India
  • Weblings

    Fully managed pay monthly websites

    Weblings is a network of creative professionals. We create beautiful web experiences in an affordable subscription-based pricing model. It means a low monthly fee for you without the huge upfront cost and recurring revenue for us that works out best for both of us and your project.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2016
    United Kingdom
  • Passionate

    Passion for all things remarkable!

    Passionate is a full service digital agency specializing in providing design, development, marketing and hosting solutions for startups, SMEs and brick & mortar stores. At Passionate we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail, speed of delivery and the genuine advice we provide throughout the process! ... learn more about Passionate

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2018
    United Kingdom
  • Nettigo Technology

    Welcome to Possible

    Located in Gujarat and serving customers in all over the globe, nettigo is one of the few web hosting companies in the country that believes in servicing clients with committed support and quality servers on some of the best networks globally. Most of our sales happen through word of mouth and satisfied client ref ... learn more about Nettigo Technology

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2018
    India
  • TMS Digital

    Helping Local Businesses Succeed Since 1998

    TMS Digital has been serving the local businesses of North Carolina & Surrounding areas for over 20 years now! We work hard to put businesses like yours in front of the most customers possible. TMS Digital's team of professional marketing specialists are ready to design the most effective, beneficial program fo ... learn more about TMS Digital

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    NA
    2 - 9
    1998
    United States
  • IDS Logic

    Services That Deliver Value to Your Business

    IDS Logic is a leading global outsourcing company with its core focus on offering web, eCommerce, mobile apps, LMS development,application maintenance & support and digital marketing services to clients across the globe. Our team of dedicated and committed professionals is a unique combination o ... learn more about IDS Logic

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    $50 - $99/hr
    50 - 249
    2007
    India, United Kingdom
  • AdzGuru

    Building Businesses Into Brands

    If you are a start-up we help you take baby-steps in leaving digital footprints worldwide. If you are an established brand we help you in connecting you with those customers who are searching for your products and services on an online shopping platform or on social media channels. Our every effort is directed ... learn more about AdzGuru

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2018
    Australia, Chile
  • Eptins

    Top Website Design & Digital Marketing Company

    Eptins is a trusted name for reliable Website Design & Digital Marketing. Being in business for many years, we have built a reputation for being among the best service provider in Jaipur. We’ve clients including individuals, small-scale businesses to large corporations. We’ve services for Website Design ... learn more about Eptins

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    $100 - $149/hr
    1,000 - 9,999
    2010
    India
  • Panfila Global Solutions

    We Design Your Business

    Panfila® Global Solutions is a creative web design company that offers cost effective website solution to the startups. As a tech company, we continue to strive for new, simpler ways to help companies grow by building relationships and driving businesses.

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2021
    India
  • DMCS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

    Digital Marketing & Consultancy Services

    We are working with the idea to boost your hard work and vision with the smartness of Digitalization and IT. The experienced Business & Marketing Analyst and Developers & Designers of our team are pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation with every coming project. We take pride in our flexible and ag ... learn more about DMCS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • Caboodle Media

    Fully-managed and high-performing digital ads!

    When it comes to digital advertising, Caboodle Media provides the 'Whole Kit & Caboodle.' We are gurus at Facebook Ads and Google Ads but when it comes to finding the right audience, we utilize technologies that allow us to find absoluetly any target audience. Established in 2006, we know what works for all ... learn more about Caboodle Media

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2006
    United States
  • V NETWORK SOLUTION

    BUILDING BRANDS WITH PURPOSE & CREATIVITY

    Welcome to  - the fast-growing custom web development and software company in India, Siliguri, West Bengal. We offer high quality, cost-effective, reliable and results-oriented web and software solutions. Professionalism, skill, and experience are the tools we use to make the web or software work for your bus ... learn more about V NETWORK SOLUTION

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2016
    India
  • Caveni Digital Solutions

    The Best Web Design Company in the USA

    Caveni Digital Solutions was founded in 2016 to help small businesses achieve the same level of success online as enterprise level businesses. We are experts in bringing smaller websites to scale and helping them thrive!

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    $200 - $300/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    United States, United Kingdom
  • Cirkle Studio Pvt. Ltd.

    Transparency Collaboration Trust

    spent significant time in business consulting and crafting custom top-notch web and mobile solutions over the globe. We have set up our benchmark in eCommerce, Web App, Mobile App, UI/UX Design, Premium Support, etc and have been positioned as one of the top web and mobile app development companies in India. Setup ... learn more about Cirkle Studio Pvt. Ltd.

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    India
  • GCC Marketing

    Custom eCommerce, Mobile Apps, Software Solutions

    GCC Marketing is a Dubai-based Premium Custom Website, eCommerce & Mobile App Design and Development Agency. Founded in 2009, we are laser-focused on our client's online visibility enhancement through unique and responsive websites along with our unmatched digital marketing skills. We use innovation and crea ... learn more about GCC Marketing

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    $25 - $49/hr
    50 - 249
    2009
    United Arab Emirates
  • shinescript

    Digital Marketing Company In Pune

    Shinescript is a leading digital marketing and web designing company , we offer the best solutions to increase your online presence on the online media.  , we have a group of active and young enthusiasts working together to fulfill the requirements of our customers in the area of Web Development, ,  ... learn more about shinescript

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2018
    India
  • BrandCurb

    Effective and Efficient Digital Marketing Solution

    BrandCurb is a unified communications platform that empowers business owners and promotes business growth through services that strengthen brand identity, and sustainably promote online presence to increase engagement. We offer services to help small business enterprises from branding, website development, to digital m ... learn more about BrandCurb

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    Canada, Japan
  • Breakneck Creative

    Designing websites at breakneck speed.

    Breakneck Creative is based in Orlando Florida we offer a comprehensive list of services to meet all your web design and development needs. Our company is an emerging website development, SEO consulting & graphic designing company in Orlando. From the development of an e-commerce website to rebranding your logo, we ... learn more about Breakneck Creative

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    $25 - $49/hr
    Freelancer
    2019
    United States
  • Zoewebs Sdn Bhd

    Web Design Malaysia Company At Penang, KL

    We are a team of Website Design and Digital Marketing Experts based in Penang, Malaysia with more than 12 years of experience. We SERVE all kinds of clients, individual or corporate, from local or anywhere worldwide, with our high-quality service. We SOLVE every internet marketing or e-commerce challenges, through a se ... learn more about Zoewebs Sdn Bhd

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    NA
    10 - 49
    0
    Malaysia
  • VPS Malaysia

    Cloud VPS Expert in Malaysia

    Our motivation lies in our valued customers. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’ll never stop doing our best to meet or exceed your expectations. VPS Malaysia is genuine in extending help to our clientele. We keep our business’ integrity by ensuring that we keep what we promise. We are pers ... learn more about VPS Malaysia

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    NA
    10 - 49
    2012
    Malaysia
  • Cenmax

    Internet Starts Here

    Cenmax is one of the top web hosting companies in the industry. Cenmax's hosting services are intuitive and futuristic ones. For instance, Cenmax's hosting service includes unlimited CPU and RAM resources (for the first time in the world) and to date, no one else offers such a service. Cenmax is a customer-cent ... learn more about Cenmax

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2013
    India
  • StaticHosting

    Cheapest Static Website Hosting in Australia

    The best static website hosting in Sydney 🦘 for just $1 dollar a month.  Static Hosting is an Australian budget hosting provider offering shared static websites a place to live. Nothing more, nothing less. As a result, we're the cheapest Au ... learn more about StaticHosting

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2020
    Australia
  • Zak Servers

    Reliable Offshore Dedicated Servers

    Zak Servers is found with an objective to provide reliable and high quality offshore dedicated servers, as we do see that many offshore dedicated server providers lack reliability, especially with customer support. Zak Servers offer reliable offshore dedicated servers with a choice of multiple offshore datacenter lo ... learn more about Zak Servers

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    NA
    10 - 49
    2020
    Singapore
  • Eco Web Hosting UK

    Fast and eco-friendly web hosting

    Eco Web Hosting focuses on fast and eco-friendly website hosting. Our team wanted to create a company that values quality products and exceptional customer service over acquisitions and sales figures. With over 35,000 sites hosted, we've built a powerful hosting platform that's designed for optimal speed ... learn more about Eco Web Hosting UK

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2007
    United Kingdom
  • Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd

    Grow Your Business Online

    Exabytes is founded on the principle of helping SMEs to GROW their business online. We power our valued customers with the latest technology and innovation, backed by 24x7x365 professional technical support, customer-first guarantee, service-oriented customer service, 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee and more, all backed ... learn more about Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd

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    NA
    250 - 999
    2001
    Malaysia
  • Prohostor

    unlimited cheap wordpress web hosting India

    Prohostor Provieds World's Cheapest Web Hosting Plans with Unlimited SSD Web Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Free SSL Certificate, Latest PHP, MySQL Database, 99.9% Fast & Secure Cloud Server for Wordpress, Personal Blogs, Online Stores and Websites. Prohostor is one of the fastest growing web hosting provider i ... learn more about Prohostor

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    NA
    10 - 49
    2020
    India
  • Alphosys Technologies

    Think Different Think Wise

    Alphosys Technologies is a ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company. It is also a certified member of NASSCOM, an Indian Fraternity for IT and BPM Industry.. With over 150 SEO and 100 Web Designing Clients, Alphosys has made its remark within a short span of two years, showing its adaptability over diversified segments of ... learn more about Alphosys Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • Virtual Electronics PTE LTD

    Software and mobile app development in Singapore

    Virtual Electronics is a Singapore-based IT company driven by talent and powered with technology. We have established our presence in tech outsourcing, mobile app development and custom software development, cloud services and digital marketing. Let our top teams formed by our rigorous talent selection tackle ... learn more about Virtual Electronics PTE LTD

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    Singapore
  • Local Leap Hosting

    Website Hosting & Domain Registration

    Local Leap Hosting understands the importance of a web presence. We’re in the business of optimizing small business owners in the digital marketplace. To that end, our domain registration and website hosting services includes the most important elements and proven features available.

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2019
    United States
  • WIT Solution

    Way to Digital World

    WIT Solution is the leading digital marketing company in Ahmedabad. We offer a range of services that are mandatory to develop your online business in the best way possible. We have a great reputation as the best website development company in Ahmedabad. Being a reckoned computing organization, we follow the relevant e ... learn more about WIT Solution

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2012
    India
  • Elightwalk Technology Private Limited

    Working on Magento, Wordpress, Laravel, Vue.js

    Elighwalk Technology Working based on Agile Development using DevOps Tools Principal of our Company     ✔ User Experience     ✔ Accuracy     ✔ Satisfaction     ✔ Confidennt Tranding Technologies that we working    ✔ Magento 2 ... learn more about Elightwalk Technology Private Limited

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    $25 - $49/hr
    10 - 49
    2019
    India
  • GR Tech Sdn Bhd

    Your Custom Software Specialist

    GR Tech is a software development and hosting company based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. We provide companies software that is aimed towards achieving organizational goals by streamlining business processess, solving issues and being future-proof. For over 10 years, GR Tech has created custom software for industries rang ... learn more about GR Tech Sdn Bhd

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2010
    Malaysia
  • In 2015, a small business startup in India was making strides when it decided to set up operations in Delhi, back then a sleepy little city Patna in Bihar. Operations, though, were far from sluggish as Technosys IT Management started receiving calls as an inbound call center with less than 10 people that first year, an ... learn more about Technosys IT Management Pvt. Ltd.

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2015
    India
  • Capitol Tech Solutions

    Complete Tech Solutions

    Capitol Tech Solutions is a leading digital development firm providing a full range of design and development services. Founded in 2004, Capitol Tech Solutions is one of Sacramento’s fastest growing companies. We provide a full range of software design, web development services, IT services, digital advocacy and ... learn more about Capitol Tech Solutions

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    2004
    United States
  • Zestra Technologies

    Best Mobile App Development Company in Ahmedabad

    Zestra Technologies is a fast-growing IT company in India that is specialized in website development, mobile applications, and digital marketing. With a culturally diverse research pool working behind the scenes, this best website & mobile apps development company keeps its approach wide and perspective global. ... learn more about Zestra Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    2 - 9
    2020
    India
  • Mediaforce

    Data Driven Digital Marketing

    We deliver enduring results. We work with you to transform your organization, driving bold ideas and pragmatic solutions through the use of analytics, technologies like AI and services such as digital marketing including SEO, Paid Media, Social Media and business digitization.

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    $50 - $99/hr
    10 - 49
    1996
    United States, Canada
  • Ennovative Web Pty Ltd

    Web Design and SEO Company in Sydney

    Why do small businesses need digital marketing and SEO Company In Nepal? Because most prospects for these firms spend time doing due diligence about you (and your competitors) on the internet. Businesses need a way to attract leads and engage them in different ways.  Seo strategies help people searching for rel ... learn more about Ennovative Web Pty Ltd

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    NA
    50 - 249
    2014
    Australia
  • SV Software offers a market leading platform to create, manage, deploy, and measure all your bulk SMS marketing campaigns and mobile communications in real-time, via one single console. We work with over thousands of happy businesses, from SMEs to multi-national corporations across every sector of commerce. Read our ba ... learn more about SV SOFT SOLUTIONS PVT LTD

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    India
  • Workspace InfoTech Australia PTY Limited

    Software, Mobile Apps, Graphics, Website solutions

    Workspace InfoTech Australia PTY Limited is an Australia-Bangladesh joint venture software company that provides a complete solution for your online business needs working with your business or organization to maximize your online potential. As a full-service technology company, we offer a wide range of solutions in ... learn more about Workspace InfoTech Australia PTY Limited

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    < $25/hr
    50 - 249
    2008
    Bangladesh, Australia
  • SoftechPlanet

    A Complete IT Soution

    SoftechPlanet is an International Web and Mobile App Development Company has successfully established itself as a leading company in the mobility world within a short period. We have over 10+ years of industry experience, and consider ourselves leaders when it comes to innovative technology. Whilst our head offic ... learn more about SoftechPlanet

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2011
    India
  • Clientsnow Technologies is one of the Best Local SEO Company, Web Designing, Web Development, Digital Marketing in Ahmedabad with more than 5+ years of experience in designing and development of web applications and has successfully completed more than 400+ projects for client's around the India. Our main objective ... learn more about Clientsnow Technologies

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    < $25/hr
    10 - 49
    2016
    India
  • Inovve Agência Web Design

    Webdesign, eCommerce and Digital Marketing

    Inovve is a creative, dynamic and innovative Web Design Agency, based on rigor and uniqueness. We are commited to guarantee you the success of your business in the internet! We are specialists in Web Design and eCommerce websites (Virtual Stores) with over 12 years of experience in the market. We are also specialize ... learn more about Inovve Agência Web Design

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    NA
    2 - 9
    2008
    Portugal
  • iSeed Digital

    Digital Marketing Made Simple

    At iSeed Digital, we’re all about partnerships. We see ourselves as your personal marketing agency who won’t stop at nothing to see you succeed. We will tell you what works and what doesn’t for your specific business. We’ll craft the perfect website, expertly manage social profiles, use SEO ... learn more about iSeed Digital

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    $50 - $99/hr
    2 - 9
    2018
    United States
  • Vorealis Software

    Software development company for small businesses

    We focus on the development of computer solutions for companies in the commercial and educational sector, seeking to empower our clients to take better advantage of Information Technologies in their specialty area. We offer solutions on different platforms, including the Cloud, Web and Mobile, using various programm ... learn more about Vorealis Software

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    $25 - $49/hr
    2 - 9
    2004
    Costa Rica

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a service that deals with publishing a website or web application on the Internet, enabling viewers to visit your site. These services are offered by professional web hosting companies. The businesses rent space on a server to host the website, where all the files and necessary data is stored for the site to work efficiently. Most web hosting providers necessitate that the organization owns its individual domain to host the website.

Websites are hosted, stored, and distributed over the servers. To view a website, Internet users simply need to enter the website address or domain into their browser. The computer subsequently connects to the server and displays the requested web pages through the browser.

What Are the Different Types of Web Hosting Services?

Before hosting a site, businesses need to decide upon the amount of space they need allotting on a server. This is primarily determined based on the type of hosting.

The different types of hosting are:

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Dedicated Server Hosting
  • WordPress Hosting

1. Shared Hosting:

Shared hosting is one of the most prevalent types of web hosting solutions. Shared hosting enables sharing the server amongst the other clients of the web hosting agency. With shared hosting, a single server maintains all the files for multiple sites at once and is accountable for hosting the information about them. This system further shares all the resources amongst the various customers, such as memory space, disk space, computing power, etc. It is a low-cost, beginner-friendly option. Moreover, the maintenance and the administration of the server is the service provider's responsibility. However, the clients have negligible control over the configuration of the server. Another con is that traffic surges on sites of other users can slow down your website.

2. VPS Hosting:

VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting allows clients to share a server with other users. However, the web hosting companies allocate a separate segment on the server. This implies that the customer gets a dedicated server space along with a fixed amount of computing capability and memory. VPS hosting, thus, facilitates easy scalability and customizability. It is an ideal system for medium-sized businesses with quickly expanding websites. However, to get the best of these systems, basic to advanced technical and server knowledge is essential. Besides, it is more expensive than shared hosting.

3. Cloud Hosting:

Cloud hosting is one of the most reliable hosting solutions. This service employs multiple servers to balance the load between the different users to effectively reduce system downtime. Cloud hosting hosts provide their customers with a "cluster" of servers. The files and resources are duplicated on each of these servers. Whenever one of the cloud servers is occupied or encounters any problems, the sites' traffic is automatically routed to a different server in the cluster. One of the chief benefits of cloud hosting solutions is that it offers a "pay as you use" pricing module.

4. Dedicated Server Hosting:

Dedicated hosting signifies that clients have a private physical server that's dedicated solely to their site. Dedicated hosting grants complete control over the server, enabling incredible optimization and flexibility. The customers can configure the server as required and opt for the operating system and software needed, and establish the whole hosting environment. Dedicated hosting is highly reliable and secure, as well as allows rooting access to the server. However, the number of resources used, such as storage space, bandwidth, RAM, etc. impacts the overall pricing model of the system.

5. WordPress Hosting:

WordPress hosting is a form of shared hosting, designed for WordPress site owners. The server is configured explicitly for WordPress and offers pre-installed plugins for essential things, such as caching and security. WordPress hosting solutions generally incorporate additional WordPress-related features like pre-designed WordPress themes, specific developer tools, drag-and-drop page builders, etc. It is incredibly cost-efficient and enables one-click WordPress installation. However, WordPress hosting is highly recommended exclusively for WordPress sites.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring Web Hosting Companies?

Investing in web hosting agencies has several advantages for businesses hosting their site, such as:

1. Cost-Effective:

The best web hosting companies have a team of experts who comprehend the services that the business requires and deliver the precise solution. Moreover, they are dedicated to provide the quality expected and ensure that the services are cost-effective and above par. This enables the clients to concentrate on the core operations of the business.

2. Reliability:

Having web hosting companies manage all your hosting requirements enable clients to attain the best solutions available. A trustworthy hosting solution can help the site to work efficiently and reach the targeted audience. They also offer the company a domain name that resonates with the brand name along with the ability to choose their email accounts.

3. Technical Support:

One of the most significant advantages of hiring an expert web hosting provider is receiving professional technical support. They focus on providing customized hosting services to their clients. Any technical glitch can hinder the operations of the site, and a lack of appropriate customer support can result in a monetary and reputational loss for the company. Moreover, businesses can receive 24/7 service to maximize the uptime of the site.

4. Data & Space Management:

Investing in professional web hosting services offers businesses complete control over content management. The staff can publish articles as per business requirements while deciding the look and feel of the post. Moreover, there are no limitations concerning the number of ads. Web hosting solutions also offer access to a vast amount of bandwidth as well as data. This further facilitates the addition of multiple numbers of pages to the website.

5. Additional Security:

The best web hosting companies offer added security to the site by frequently scanning for viruses, performing security audits, and updating OS. These solutions help fix any security issues while preventing external attacks. Moreover, in the case of a data breach, the professional service providers offer robust data recovery solutions. The data is regularly updated and backed-up online, thereby avoiding loss of data.

What Are the Factors Affecting the Cost of Hosting?

Various parameters affect the aggregate cost of web hosting, such as:

1. Operating System: The type of OS plays a significant role in determining the cost of web hosting services. For example, Windows is a proprietary Operating system as opposed to Linux, making it comparatively a little costlier option.
2. Domain and Email: Most web hosting companies quote their prices considering the number of domain and email accounts required by their client. Although initial domain hosting and email accounts are complimentary, additional solutions add to the final expenses.
3. Traffic Volume: A heavy traffic flow requires a dedicated server, which is more expensive than shared hosting solutions, which are not capable of managing the pressure of massive traffic volume.
4. Memory: A site requires additional space to contain images, videos, as well as a database to store customer details. A large website requires more of these facilities, increasing the cost of website hosting.
5. Scripting Languages: The prices of web hosting services depend on the complexities of scripting technology. For instance, PHP, ASP.Net, etc. require additional support from web hosting services as opposed to a site developed using HTML.

How Much Does Web Hosting Cost?

Apart from the features employed, the cost of hosting a site also varies depending on the type of hosting solution.

  • Shared hosting - It is one of the most cost-efficient web hosting options available. Shared hosting is ideal for sites that have limited use of bandwidth and storage facilities. However, you may encounter occasional outages and slow speed. The price of incorporating shared hosting ranges between $5 to $10 per month.
  • Cloud hosting -  Cloud hosting provides services across a cluster of shared servers, ensuring that even during the failure of a single segment, the other divisions run flawlessly. It also offers clients more flexibility and scalability. Cloud hosting prices vary vastly on the needs, ranging between $5 to $50 per month
  • VPS hosting - VPS Hosting is the best solution for companies hosting multi-page sites with an extensive amount of traffic. Even though the website is hosted on shared server space, VPS is costlier than Shared and Cloud hosting as it offers an independent section. The services cost between $20 to $90 per month.
  • WordPress Hosting -  This is specifically tuned to deliver assistance for WordPress sites. It offers automated backups, 24/7 customer support, among other services. Managed WordPress hosting agencies charge approximately $50 to $150 per month.
  • Dedicated hosting - It is the costliest web hosting solution since it provides a private server reserved for their clients' requirements. It offers a vast amount of storage space and delivers exceptional speed, scalability, security, etc. The cost of hosting a site on a dedicated server generally falls between $120 to $190 per month.

How To Shortlist the Best Web Hosting Companies?

It is significant to thoroughly research each and every web hosting firm to find out the perfect partner. Therefore, in order to shortlist and hire the best web hosting companies, consider the below-mentioned points. 

1. Portfolio: 

The portfolio of a website hosting provider offers you insight within the working pattern and their past project experiences. It is an ideal opportunity to distinguish their expertise as well as pinpoint their vulnerabilities. A portfolio also highlights the capabilities of the web hosting agency in accomplishing clients' requirements. It is advisable to assess their specialties, area of focus, and other tidbits to better weigh their candidature. 

2. Client Reviews: 

In this era, most businesses share their feedback and experiences of working with a specific company online. This allows prospective service seekers to examine the relevancy and ability for their projects. Go through the testimonials and reviews awarded to the hosting companies to scrutinize their notoriety amongst clients, along with the firm's work ethics and service quality. You must explore third-party review and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, and gain genuine customer evaluation.

3. Budget:

Focus on the budget assigned for web hosting services and opt for a service provider capable of delivering solutions within your price range. The expense of web hosting projects borders on the features and functionality required for the site's performance. However, factors such as OS, file space, security services, and customer and technical support play a vital role in determining the final cost of the project. It is advisable to request quotations from multiple vendors before signing the deal.

4. Scalability:

Whether you currently have plans for business expansion or not, you must always opt for a provider who offers services with room to expand. The best web hosting companies have access to high-end tools and technologies for handling the entire system hosting procedure in a better manner. This encourages their clients to accommodate to changing market trends and consumer preferences more efficiently. Before hiring, inquire how easily the service provider can upgrade your account.

5. Security:

While outsourcing to the best web hosting provider, inquire about the security strategies that they have established. Moreover, review the protocols concerning network monitoring, malware scanning, etc. Solutions like SSL/TLS certificates, DDoS attack prevention, firewalls, etc. are extremely vital for any hosting type. It is advisable to warrant that web hosting companies offer secure shell and monitors access privileges.

What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring Web Hosting Companies?

Before hiring web hosting providers, businesses must ask specific questions to comprehend whether they are the best match for your enterprise.

1. What Is Your Uptime Score?

To find the best web hosting companies, assess their average uptime score. The best web hosting uptime score is above 99.5%, whereas a score below 99% is unacceptable. It is advisable to ask your prospective partner questions concerning the reliability of the server and uptime scores. Request to know about the tools used and the process employed to monitor uptime. Finally, confirm whether or not they are willing to sign Service Level Agreement (SLA), guaranteeing the ideal network and power uptime.

2. How Many Customers Share A Single Server?

This question is significant while selecting hosting solutions shared amongst multiple users. Sharing a server between several websites can ultimately influence the performance and speed of your site. Ask about the bandwidth, memory, computing power, etc. assigned to you.

3. Do You Offer Multiple Add-on Domains?

Businesses often require two or more domain names. Most believe that separate hosting accounts are requisite in order to manage individual domains. However, some professional web hosting companies provide access to as many as 25 add-on domains. However, before finalizing, check out the number of domains offered by the web hosting agencies.

4. Are Your Services Easily Scalable?

Your current hosting requirements may vastly differ from the provisions in the future. This makes it imperative to partner with a web hosting firm capable of meeting your changing needs. Make sure to question the shortlisted web hosting agencies on any policies in the event you wish to scale up or scale down the services. Moreover, keep a tab of any added investment requisite while implementing any modifications.

5. What Are Your Security Policies?

Figure out the security measures installed by the web hosting agencies to secure data. Irrespective of the hosting solution, it is vital to analyze their security measures, as well as procedures to manage site updates. Moreover, inquire about the frequency at which they conduct malware and virus scans. The selected web hosting provider must have proper certifications such as SSL certificates, etc. in order to protect any sensitive information.

6. How Responsive Is Your Customer Support?

An efficient customer service solution is considered as a testament to an excellent service provider. Opt for the best web hosting companies, offering technical support 24×7, including holidays. Inquire about the methods to connect with appropriate customer service associates. Also, request for their average response and resolution time.

7. Does the Web Hosting Provider Offer Any Additional Services?

In addition to  providing server space for your site, opt for a web hosting company that also offer supplementary services associated with website management, such as:

  • Email hosting
  • Page builders
  • Web Designing and Development tools 
  • Customer support service
  • One-click software installations, etc.

GoodFirms Research Process:

GoodFirms estimated the best web hosting companies based on three principal evaluation standards, viz. Quality, Reliability, and Ability. This list allows service seekers to inspect and ascertain the ideal partner for their organization. The expert researchers at GoodFirms have examined the solutions provided by the web hosting agencies and curated the top companies mentioned-above. The list is compiled only after a thorough investigation of each participating firm's portfolios, market penetration, domain expertise, as well as scalability of the services delivered. The solutions offered are additionally evaluated based on the reviews provided by their prior clients.

GoodFirms always welcome well-established as well as upcoming web hosting companies to expand our list. Hence, we would like to invite the best web hosting services provider to participate and get listed in our Research division by providing documentation of their proficiency.

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