|Host||Host Name||More Info||Pricing||Support: 24/7 Phone||Support: Live Chat||Support: Email/Ticket||Uptime||Server Response Time||Free Domain or Transfer||Disk Space (GB)||Unlimited Bandwidth||Websites on 1 Account||Data Backups||Email Addresses||Free Migration||Windows Servers||cPanel||MySQL Databases||Subdomains||FTP accounts||Free Website Builders||1-Click Application Installs||Advertising Credits||Money Back Guarantee|
|Bluehost||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$3.95||100%||320ms||50GB||1||5||Paid Option Only||Yes, Enhanced cPanel||25||25||Unlimited||None||30 Day|
|Hostgator||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$4.86||99.99%||214ms||Unlimited||1||Unlimited||Yes||Yes||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||$200||45 Day|
|Godaddy||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$4.99||99.89%||784ms||100GB||1||Unlimited||No||Yes||10 x 1 GB||25||50||No||45 Days for annual products |
48 hours for monthly products
|Dreamhost||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||$8.95||100%||500ms||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||No||No, Custom||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||$100||97 Day|
Tallying up the winners & drawbacks:
Support: 24/7 Phone: !!! Note: charges extra for phone support
Support: Live Chat: Tie
Support: Email/Ticket: is the only one not to offer this.
Uptime: Winning Tie with and
Server Response Time:
Free Domain or Transfer: Tie
Disk Space (GB): Winning Tie with and
Unlimited Bandwidth: Tie
Websites on 1 Account:
Data Backups: Tie
Email Addresses: Bluehost is the loser here only offering 5 when others offer unlimited
Free Migration: wins while atleast offers a paid option.
Windows Servers: Winning Tie with and
cPanel: (because original cPanel is better than anything custom, always)
MySQL Databases: Winning Tie with and
Subdomains: Winning Tie with and
FTP accounts: is the loser with only offering 50. (If you are an individual site operator you would never need this many ftp accounts anyways)
Free Website Builders: Winning Tie with and
1-Click Application Installs: Tie
Money Back Guarantee:
Personally, I would cross Dreamhost off the list from the beginning just because they charge extra for phone support but it’s up to you on whether or not that is important to you.
Hostgator is the clear winner all around. (start with hostgator for 1 cent)
Want to look at some of these side-by-side?