The Top 5 Web Hosts
What? Godaddy as the best host? With Godaddy, it’s either a love them or hate them (mostly hate them for their commercials). But Godaddy is also one of the biggest hosting companies in the world. And you know what? They’re pretty reliable. Godaddy consistently scored in the upper tier for website uptime, speed, and handling large traffic. If you can get past the commercials, this is one of the best places to host your website.
Of course, you should never pay full price for domains or hosting when you don’t have to:
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Fatcow is basically the opposite of Godaddy. It’s a low profile website that quietly focuses on making their company eco-friendly as well as having one of the best customer support services of any company, never mind just web hosting. Fatcow promises to answer your call within 30 seconds of you phoning them. The spinning windmills on their front page are a definite indication of what kind of green energies they use to power their data centers. The uptime of Fatcow’s website weren’t as good as Godaddy, but they were so slouches!
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Bluehost has several influential bloggers that like to sing their praises. The company has gradually grown to become one of the most beloved hosting companies in the world. They have excellent customer support and their website uptime was great (although Godaddy was slightly better). They are also pretty cheap: $3.95/month hosting. They have just unleashed VPS and Dedicated hosting plans, but those are too new to truly evaluate yet.
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With a promise like 100% website uptime, it’s difficult not to include Dreamhost on this list. But that’s not their true stand out feature (Godaddy’s uptime was better, believe it or not). Dreamhost’s excellent customer satisfaction is their primary selling point. They frequently rank on top of polls gauging customer satisfaction. The cool company stationed out of California are the kind of cool company most self-employed entrepreneurs like to do business with.
An equally divisive web host, Hostgator offers super-cheap hosting, but the reliability of their hosting plans are a bit shaky. Our website would go down more frequently than the other hosts, and Hostgator’s tech support was mostly unhelpful.