For Small businesses and Internet entrepreneurs affordable web hosting services are a must. If you are looking for word press cloud hosting with a dedicated ip address or any kind of website hosting utilizing cPanel or Softaculous auto installer then these are the go to web hosting providers. We have and currently do use them all.
For those who don’t know about Softaculous and cPanel see the bottom of the webpage.
These are the affordable web hosting providers that we use and recommend.
When someone ask for a referral for the best web hosting companies Blues Host is the first one that comes to mind. They are an all around top notch web hosting provider. If there were a limit placed on how many companies can host your websites and you could only pick one, Blue Host would be the company to contact. All though this website is not hosted on Blues Host (it is on HostGator see below) many of our important websites are. We use Blue Host for several of our most important website as well as hosting our CRM software and web analytics platform tracking all our websites. They use the standard softaculous inside of cPanel web hosting.
HostGator provides great website hosting services and is definitely an easy recommend for anyone needing no hassle reliable web hosting at an affordable price. We have and have had numerous websites hosted by them. Their support is responsive and they provide everything you could want when it comes to a web hosting service. They use both softaculous and Cpanel. The differences between HostGator and Blue Host pretty much amounts to personal preference. This WordPress website is currently on HostGator and there are many other website platforms available for you to choose from. So whether it is WordPress cloud hosting or something like joomla web hosting you will be good to go with HostGator.
IX Web Hosting
IX is our third favorite. They have a long history of great service and at really great prices. You can often find the best prices here especially if you want multiple IP addresses. The only drawback from our perspective is that at the time of of this post they still maintain their own version of cPanel and not the standard one found on most web hosting providers. This may not be a big deal if you only have a few providers. But it is annoying to us and we have had clients that have so many different account that dealing with IX’s difference was to much and they move to another provider. If using a proprietary back end will not pose a problem then IX Web Hosting provides a great service and is highly recommended.
Domain Name Registration
When it comes to registering your domains domain management is so much simpler when you have them all in one place. We use Godaddy for this purpose. Their domain management tools are very user friendly and you can set up automatic renewals so you don’t accidentally let a domain slip away. They send you renewal reminders and you can often find coupons with a little digging. When registering a domain just be aware that the information you register it with will become public if you don’t buy privacy. To save on domain privacy just register with valid information but the kind you don’t mind being flooded with spam.
For those who don’t know about Softaculous and cPanel
Softaculous – With Softaculous hosting installing the latest version of your favorite free web applications is a cinch. Want web hosting with all the latest blogs, micro blogs, scripts, CRM, forum, wiki, social networking installation software at your fingertips then you want a web host with Softaculous. Here are some of the platforms suported: Joomla, WordPress, bbPress, Pligg, Magento, Dolphin, Jupal, OpenCart, phpBB, MyBB Elgg, Jcow, Piwik, Zen Cart, Gallery, php Album, SugarCRM, X2CRM, MediaWiki, DokuWiki,PmWiki, Group Office, VX Guestbook, Lazarus, Moodle, ATutor, SIDU, Adminer, kPlaylist, AmpJuke, Podcast Generator, ClipBucket, ownCloud, Seo Panel, Form Tools, Open Journal, jobberBase, Movable Type, ShopSite, and so much more.
cPanel – cPanel is a web hosting control panel providing the end user with a graphical interface and tools that automate and simplify the process of hosting a web site. Web hosting with Cpanel enables website owners to easily control the various aspects of website and server administration through a standard web browser.
If your business is ready for more than simple hosting solutions and considering stepping into the world of dedicated servers, then check out our page on renting a dedicated server.