Web Hosting Comparison

We've sorted through some of the best web hosts on the planet and created direct web hosting comparisons to help you narrow down your pick. We know you have lots of decisions to make, so we've done our best to make it easy. Get your next host to light your fire! 🔥

Shopify vs Squarespace: Which is best for you?

  You have a dream: Create the best ecommerce store in the world. Your idea is genius. Your product is beautiful. The brand name is perfect. Now how do you make your website? "Help!", you scream into the abyss. The Challenges of Choosing Millions of new ecommerce...

WP Engine vs GoDaddy

If you're comparing GoDaddy to WP Engine, you're comparing apples to oranges. GoDaddy is all about discount pricing, at scale. WP Engine is a much higher quality, WordPress specific service. Yes, GoDaddy now offers their Managed WordPress Hosting, but it's more of a...

Bluehost vs Hostgator

  Alright sonny, you're comparing Bluehost and HostGator - two of the most well know brands (besides GoDaddy) in consumer hosting. Which do you go with? Let's break it down: They're both discount hosting companies with huge marketing spend. You've probably heard about...

SiteGround vs GoDaddy Hosting: Which is Better for You?

  So you've narrowed it down to SiteGround vs Godaddy. Both decent choices! It's a tough call. It really depends on where you're at in life and what your priorities are. If you've got to pay the absolute rock bottom prices for now, well GoDaddy's got a screaming $1...

SiteGround vs. HostGator

  I'll be honest, SiteGround is my #1 recommended host. It's the perfect combo of price, features, and support. Almost nothing else comes close for 90% of site owners. BUT...maybe you're looking for something else? Both SiteGround and HostGator some some of the...

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosting vs BlueHost

Deciding between Bluehost and Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosting? If so, you're a rare breed. The reason is because these are two completely different approaches to web hosting. Bluehost is a more traditional low-cost host with the basic features and standard...

Amazon Web Services vs. SiteGround

Comparing SiteGround vs AWS is kinda weird. Seriously, these are two entirely different types of services. AWS is meant for either seasoned developers that know how to set up and run technical hosting, which SiteGround is super user-friendly and built for small to...

Dreamhost vs GoDaddy: Which is Better?

Both DreamHost and GoDaddy are solid hosts that have been around since the dot-com boom. They're old. But old is good, because it means they've been around awhile, and will probably still be here in 10 years. GoDaddy was once known for SuperBowl commercials and being...

DreamHost vs InMotion Hosting

DreamHost and InMotion Hosting are both well-known and established companies that offer webhosting services.  Both of these companies have been around practically forever in Internet Years (InMotion Hosting is 14 years old, and DreamHost is 20!)  Since there are a lot...

How should you compare web hosts?

If you’re choosing a host for the first time, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what you should be comparing web hosts on

Do you compare only by price?

By customer support

By largest disk space?

It’s really tough, since the features, wants, needs are different for everyone. Let’s highlight a few.

1) Compare web hosts on value not price

You shouldn’t compare web hosts just purely on the price.

If you’ve literally got $2 a month you can afford for hosting, well, maybe you’ll just have to go with that. But if you can swing a few more dollars, there’s a world of other things to compare that go into value beyond just price.

Price = the raw $ amount that the hosting will cost you

Value = what you actually get for that price

Let’s use a hypothetical situation, you have two options:

  1. Web host A costs $3 a month, but you can only host one website, are only allowed 100 visitors a month, and you don’t get email hosting
  2. Web host B costs $5 a month, but you can host unlimited websites, can have unlimited traffic, and it comes with email hosting

What’s a better value? Clearly it’s web host B.

2) Customer service for hosting is king

If you’re not an experience developer or techy, you’re going to need the customer service at a hosting company.

In fact, if you look at all the bad web hosting reviews, the #1 thing that comes up is customer service.

People get royally pissed off if the customer service takes 45 minutes to get on chat.

In fact, good customer service from a hosting company can more than make up for lower quality features, speed, and uptime.

3) Check the uptime percentages

It’s one of the most basic things you want in a host: that the website is actually live.

Ideally your web host would have 100% uptime. But that’s statistically impossible (I think).

So it’s really, really important to check uptime percentages with a hosting company. The good ones will release these stats for you. The bad ones will try to hide it.

In reality, 99% uptime is not that good. It means your website will be down for 87.6 hours a year. That’s not good enough for me.

Look for hosts with 99.999999% uptime.

Other hosting features to compare

There are so many things to compare, it’s bewildering, here’s just a few of them:

  • Bandwith
  • Storage space
  • Site speed
  • WordPress support
  • SSL certificates
  • Caching tools

The list goes on. What you need to do is create a list of your business needs and thoroughly research what’s best for you!