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Top 5 Hosting companies for a web designer

As a web designer, you want to know whether a web hosting provider will offer you all the basic and advanced features you need. After all, you’re the one responsible for dealing with all the backend stuff related to creating a website. So you’ll want to know things like, how good are the hosting features they’re offering? How good is their customer support? What features do they provide that others don’t, and are they offering a reasonable price compared to other hosting providers? Do they offer web agency hosting?

To help you answer these questions, we’ve created a list of five of the top hosting companies.

 

1.BlueHost

Bluehost offers an uptime of 99.99%, which is well above the industry average of 99.59%.

The primary hosting features of BlueHost are:

  •     A free domain name, SSL certificate, and worldwide CDN
  •     Unlimited disk storage and domain hosting
  •     POP3/POP3 secure email service
  •     Daily data backups
  •     SSH access
  •     1-click WordPress Installation
  •     Full cPanel and FTP access
  •     WordPress Staging
  •   Simple migration from old host
  •     Spamassassin protection

In addition to these features, Bluehost also offers 24/7 customer support.

Their shared hosting plans start at $2.95 on a contract of three years. VPS hosting plans start at $18.99 per month, and dedicated hosting plans start from $79.99 per month.

 

2.GreenGeeks

In addition to an above-average uptime of 99.98%, GreenGeeks is also an environmentally friendly web host. They offset the energy their data centers use by purchasing three times the power they use in wind energy credits.

GreenGeeks offers a wide range of hosting plans for designers working on sites of every size. They offer basic shared hosting, reseller hosting, managed WordPress hosting, managed VPS hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated server hosting. Standard features of these plans include:

  •     Free site transfer, CDN, email accounts, and domain (for the first year)
  •     Unlimited bandwidth and storage
  •     Nightly data backups, real-time scanning, and pro-active monitoring
  •     SSD hard drives
  •     Litespeed and MariaDB
  •     LSCache
  •     HTTP3/Quick and PHP 7 enabled
  •     Linux secure VFS
  •     Clustered security
  •     Five data centers that users can choose from
  •     30-day money-back guarantee

Additionally, GreenGeeks offers 24/7 live chat support and an extensive knowledge base.

Their lite plans start at $2.95 per month, while their reseller plans start at $19.95 per month. The VPS hosting plans start at $39.95 per month, and the dedicated server plans start at $169 per month. They also offer WordPress hosting plans that start at $2.95 per month. Furthermore, GreenGeeks offers web hosting for agencies. These plans start at $2.95 per month.

 

3.SiteGround

This hosting company boasts an uptime of 99.99%. They offer four types of plans: shared hosting, WordPress hosting, WooCommerce hosting, and cloud hosting. Features of these plans include:

  •     User-friendly site tools
  •     Spam protection, daily backups, and an anti-hack system
  •     Free email account, CMS installs, and CDN
  •     Unlimited MySQL database,
  •     Advanced domain features and cached system
  •     LXC-based stability
  •     30-day money-back guarantee

SiteGround also offers 24/7 customer support.

SiteGround plans start at $6.99 for shared hosting, WordPress hosting, and WooCommerce hosting. Cloud hosting plans start at $80 per month.

 

4.Hostgator

Hostgator has an average uptime of 99.96%, which is above the industry average of 99.59%. They have shared VPS, WordPress, and dedicated hosting plans. Standard features of these plans are:

  •     Free SSL certificate, domain name, site, and cPanel migration
  •     Unmetered bandwidth
  •     Advanced security features
  •     Single email account

Additionally, they offer 24/7 customer support through phone, email, and live chat.

Hostgator’s shared hosting plan starts at $2.75 a month, and their WordPress hosting plan starts at $5.95 per month. The VPS hosting plan starts at $19.95 per month, and the dedicated hosting plan starts at $89.98 per month.

 

5. Hostinger

Hosting has an uptime of 99.95%, which is above average, but the lowest on our list. They offer three different kinds of shared hosting solutions and one cloud hosting option. The common features of these plans are:

  •     Daily backups
  •     A custom admin panel
  •     Cloudflare and SEO tools
  •     Email service
  •     MySQL database
  •     Domain features
  •     Cached option.

 

Hostinger offers 24/7 live chat customer support.

The Single Shared Hosting plan starts at $0.99 per month and is ideal for beginners and small blog owners. The next step up is the Premium Shared Hosting plan, which starts at $2.59 a month and lets you operate an unlimited number of websites. The Business Shared Hosting solution is designed for small businesses and starts at $3.99 a month. Lastly, the Cloud Hosting option is for revenue-generating companies and starts at $9.99 per month.

 

 Conclusion

Deciding on the right web host as a web designer shouldn’t be hard. All you need to do is compare the features that each host offers and the pricing and plans they have available. In doing so, you should be able to determine which host is ideally suited to host the websites you design.

Barjunaid Cadir is a Content Writer in The Weekly Trends, Web Developer, SEO Content Manager, LinkedIn Specialist, Social Media Manager, and a University Researcher at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.

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