The top web hosting site depends on price, customer support, dependability, and ease of use; in that specific order. I will review Hostmonster, Bluehost, and ThinkHost so you can decide for yourself who to host your new blog or website.
1. Hostmonster.com –
Price: $5.95 a month will buy you unlimited everything. Unlimited hosting space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited domains to name a few. It will also get you $50 free google credits and $25 free yahoo credits.
Customer Support: This company along with Bluehost support is a definite plus. They have chat, phone, and ticket support available 24/7. It is nice to have Americans that actually know the problem you are experiencing. The average wait time on the phone is less than a minute.
Dependability: I monitored Hostmonster with a 3rd party monitoring service provider. After 4 months there was not a single month below 99% uptime.
Ease of Use: If you are familiar with cpanel than you shouldn’t have any problems. However it is so easy to learn even my grandma could use it. You might be disapointed however if you are looking for a lot of templates to just fill in. They do offer SiteBuilder but it is very limited on what you can do with little to no templates to choose from. If you have your site, are building your site in 3rd party software(Dreamweaver, Kompozer) or are looking to use WordPress or Joomla, then this is not a problem.
2. Bluehost.com –
Price: $6.95 a month will also buy you unlimited everything. Unlimited hosting space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited domains to name a few. It will also get you $50 free google credits and $25 free yahoo credits. It has been around longer than bluehost but they are owned by the same company.
Customer Support: This company’ customer support is excellent. They have chat, phone, and ticket support available 24/7.
Dependability: I monitored Bluehost with a 3rd party monitoring service provider for six months. Overall there was about 97% uptime. Not as great as Hostmonster but still excellent with the price you are paying.
Ease of Use: Bluehost and Hostmonster use the same cpanel. If you are looking for something with a lot of templates to choose from you might want to try something else.
2. ThinkHost.com –
Price: $7.95 a month will also buy you unlimited everything. However this web hosting is a little different since it is powered by renewable wind and solar energy. Why not support a more green earth and host your web site in one shot. You can get a free setup and 3 months free with this special coupon code:
Customer Support: They provide 24/7 customer support over the phone and also have a ticket system.
Dependability: Based on webhostingstuff.com this host had 99.4% uptime. They monitored it over a 1400 day period.
Ease of Use: Also very ease to use. They offer many add-ons to their plans.