Recently, we’ve had a few new clients who have asked us which hosting provider we think is the best.  It’s a hard question to answer, based on the fact that it depends on what is important to you!  Are you more price conscious, or performance orientated?  That said, we’ve had years of experience with almost all of the various major providers – and a few new-comers as well.  Here’s our Top 5 hosting providers for 2016.

#1 – are by far the best hosting provider we’ve come across.  Both for price and performance, they tick all the right boxes.  They start from $30 a year (yes, per year) for full-service hosting and domain fees.  That’s ridiculously cheap.  You can use their mail server, one-click WordPress installation and sub-domains too.  There’s a tonne of benefits and no restrictions, unlike many other providers who severely limit their basic plans.  They are 100% powered by renewable energy – a massive plus for us! Basic Plan (First Year Free* Hosting!)

Perfect for basic websites, blogs & email hosting.

  • 15 GB storage
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Single database
  • Single domain
  • SSL

All packages include:

  • Website Builder (no coding)
  • One-Click WordPress Installation
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited transfer
  • Domain

* charge a setup fee of $13.80 USD and for your domain.

#2 – Blue Hosting Web Hosting $3.95

Blue Hosting are the close runners up.  They offer premium service and great pricing.  Their starting rate is $3.95 per month with all the bells and whistles.

Blue Host Basic

  • 1 website
  • website space – 50 GB
  • bandwidth unmetered
  • included domains 1
  • parked domains 5
  • sub domains 25
  • email accounts 5
  • email storage 100 MB per account

#3 – Crazy Domains

Our Australian clients seem to love Crazy Domains, and we don’t disagree.  They are a bit pricier than the competition, but they offer great service at a fairly affordable rate.

Crazy Domain “Economy” @ $7.50 AUD per month

The common basics
  • 150 GBWebspace
  • 100 Email Addresses
  • 10 Databases
  • Website
  • One Click Apps
  • DDoS Protection
  • FTP File Upload
  • 24/7 Tech Support
  • 24/7 Site Monitoring
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee

#4 – Host Gator

Host Gator have a solid reputation in the market for providing reliable and sturdy services.  Their prices start at around $5.56 USD per month (odd number, right?).  Their hatchling package is their lowest level plan:

Hatchling Plan

  • Single Domain
  • One Click Installs
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Shared SSL Certificate

#5 – GoDaddy

$1*/ mo hosting! Get going with GoDaddy!

GoDaddy offer the cheapest deal possible – $1.00 per month hosting for your first year.  We have taken this offer multiple times for our clients – however, they’re #5 for a reason!  The $1 per month hosting is cheap, but the performance is the worst we’ve experienced.  We’re unsure whether this is to allure us to pay more, or just because the service is quite limited.  However, you won’t get it cheaper anywhere else – so good for basic websites!


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