Deciding on a Webhosting company

When deciding on a webhosting company you need to consider what type of hosting you require. The more complex your needs the more you are likely to have to expend. The simplest and least expensive hosting is likely to be shared hosting of one website with a modest but never the less an adequate amount of webspace together with the ability to create e-mail accounts on your domain name. Specialised Wordpress hosting if you are going to use that platform is definitely an advantage.

There are some of the things to consider when deciding on who to host your website with:

There are innumerable webhosting companies who can be found via a search engine but here I give some details of Webhosting companies I think worthy of consideration

 

D9 Hosting*

d9 hosting for domain registration and website hosting

D9 Hosting has been offering webhosting services in the uk and around the world since 2007, so is well established and knows how to host. Being UK based they are attractive to UK clients and those whose traget audience is likely to be on the east side of the Atlantic

Example packages (prices correct at June 2024):

Premium hosting is available in the form of Multisite packages (multiple cPanel) $18 per month, SSD Hosting incorporating RAID10 arrays from $10.95 per month, Reseller packages are available so too are VPS and Dedicated servers. You can choose your server location - UK, USA or within the EU

D9 Hosting has not been reviewed on Trustpilot however Reviews.io gave it a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 214 reviews.

D9 Hosting offers a complete range of hosting solutions from budget entry level packages to more demanding requirements for large traffic business sites or for reselling. You can grow your online presence with D9.

D9 Hosting

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JustHostMe*

justhostme for domain registration and website hosting

Just Host Me is a small Domain Registrar and Webhosting company based in the UK. You might not have heard of them or confused them with a similarly named company but you have missed out! JustHostMe offers some well featured Hosting Packages at very reasonable prices.

One particularly attractive feature is that all packages allow you to host multiple add on domains (websites) and have as many e-mail accounts as you might wish. Customer support via ticket or online chat is second to none for those times when you are not sure what to do or what you intended to happen has not happened.

Example charges (prices correct at June 2024):

Higher specification packages such as the Business (75GB/3GB memory) and Ultimate (100GB/4GB memory together with Cloud Hosting, Reseller Hosting (with multiple cPanels) and VPS Hosting are available for clients with specialised requirements.

JustHostMe has been in business and offering a high level of customer service both for it's domain registration and webhosting since 2007. Their Trustpilot score is 4.7 out of 5 (Excellent)

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Krystal Hosting*

krystal for domain registration and website hosting

Krystal was established in 2002 with an aim to provide an honest, reliable and personal alternative to the large faceless hosting corporations. It offers a range of hosting packages, single website, multiple websites and unlimited websites. Business plans are available with higher specification servers and hosting plans particularly optimised for Wordpress.

For those with more specialised needs Reseller accounts, VPS, Dedicated servers and a Public cloud are available. A plan for everyone and anyone seeking a quality service provider.

Example charges (prices correct at June 2024):

Krystal Hosting has a Trustpilot score of 4.8 out of 5 (Excellent). Check out Krystal Hosting for both Domain name registration and Website hosting.

Krystal Hosting Simple, easy-to-use hosting from only 7 per month. Click to learn more.

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Namesilo*

namesilo for all your domain names

Namesilo claim to fame is having over 4 million active domains, it also offers a range of hosting packages to meet all requirements and budgets. Of particular interest is their hosting permits easy WordPress installation and they also have a Website Builder that is included in each package. Email is provided by Titan Email.

Example charges (prices correct at June 2024):

With such a lot of domains registered and hence customers it will be interesting to see what the customer satisfaction review figures look like. Their Trustpilot page figures give a score of 4.5 out of 5 with over1,500 reviews (Excellent).

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Purely.Website

purely.website for all your domain names

Purely.Website well known for it's inexpensive domain registration prices offers a choice of hosting packages to suit your requirements. They make use of the "Container" model, a container being a lightweight, standalone software package in which your website or application resides in. The Loch and Fjord packages have no limit to the number of domains or websites you can add, though there are performance and security reasons to consider.

Reseller accounts are available offering 25, 50, 100 Containers for resale to multiple clients.

Example charges (prices correct at June 2024):

Purely.website has a score of 4.6 out of 5 on Trustpilot (Excellent) showing the company is well thought of by most of it's customers for the service they provide.

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SiteGround *

siteground for all your domain names

Best known for their Webhosting Siteground claim to have over 3 million domain name owners on their platform. Siteground offer free domain names for the first year with their hosting plans, you cannot register domains with them without taking up a hosting plan. Check out their hosting plans.

Example charges (prices correct at June 2024):

Excellent Trustpilot reviews 4.8 out of 5 from over 16,000 reviews. Click over to the SiteGround site and check out their hosting plans and nab a free domain name!

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Comparison chart Hosting charges

- all prices correct June 2024 per month ex vat, figures in brackets - renewal charges.

Hosting Company Package 1 Package 2 Package 3 Package 4 Trustpilot
D9 One,
1 website
$5.95
D9 Max, Unlimited websites
$8.95
SSD Hosting from -
$10.69
Multiple site/cPanel
$18
4.9/5
Reviews.io
25GB space, Unlimited domains
4.99
50GB space, Unlimited domains
7.99
75GB space, Unlimited domains
10.99
100GB space, Unlimited domains
13.99
4.7/5
10GB Storage,
1 website
7.00
25GB Storage,
5 websites
11.00
Unlimited Storage,
Unlimited websites
19.00
  4.8/5
20GB storage,
1 website
$2.99
20GB storage,
3 websites
$4.99
60GB storage,
10 websites
$7.99
  4.5/5
1 GB space,
1 Domain
1
10 GB space,
Unlimited Domains
5
20 GB space,
Unlimited Domains
9
  4.6/5

 
10GB space,
1 website
2.99 (13.99)
20GB space,
Unlimited websites
4.99 (23.99)
40GB space,
Unlimited websites
6.99 (34.99)
  4.8/5

 

 

 

 

Michael Fowler

 

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Free Hosting - Michael Fowler
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Hosting Reviews - Michael Fowler
A listing of leading website hosting companies with links to Review centre and Trust Pilot reviews

 

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