Best Web Hosting (2019)

To date, we’ve tracked over 30 different web hosting companies over a period of 12 to 41-months.

Including many ‘popular’ hosts, such as Bluehost, GoDaddy and HostGator.

Here’s what we did in order to find out the best web hosting provider:

  1. Signed up with 33+ most popular web hosts.
  2. Set up a blank (WordPress) website.
  3. Started to monitor their uptime and speed (still monitoring).
  4. Published reviews (and still accepting user reviews).

The current ranking formula is based on the following: average uptime and average speed (2017 December to 2018 September) and cost for 6 to 12-month plans.

If you’re into more detailed data (more than 10 months), see this live statistics page or this Google spreadsheet.

 

10 Best Web Hosting Services in 2019

Here’s our list of 10 best web hosting services by uptime, speed and cost:

 

1. Bluehost: Highest Reliability ($2.75/mo)


Bluehost ReviewLoad time: 425ms (5th in speed)
Uptime: 99.99% (1st in uptime)
Cost: $2.75/mo (3-year plan)
SupportLive Chat (avg. response ~5min)

Visit Bluehost.com

One of the most popular web hosts, hosting more than 2,000,000 websites and blogs since 2003. Officially recommended by WordPress.org.

Read why we rated Bluehost #1st in our reviews

 

2. HostGator Cloud: Best Cloud Hosting ($2.99/mo)


HostGator Cloud ReviewLoad time: 419ms (4th in speed)
Uptime: 99.97% (12th in uptime)
Cost: $2.99/mo (1, 3 and 6-month plans)
SupportLive Chat (avg. response ~3min)

Claim HostGator Cloud Discount

Founded in 2002, hosting 600,000+ websites. Most reliable web host by an average uptime and load time on our test sites.

Read why we rated HostGator Cloud #2nd in our reviews

 

3. SiteGround: Best WordPress Host ($3.95/mo)


SiteGround ReviewLoad time: 714ms (12th in speed)
Uptime: 99.99% (2nd in uptime)
Cost: $3.95/mo (1-year plan)
SupportLive Chat (avg. response ~2min)

Visit SiteGround.com

SiteGround.com is officially recommended by WordPress.org. Founded in 2004, hosts 800,000 websites worldwide. BBB Rating of “A”.

Read why we rated SiteGround #3rd in our reviews

 

4. Hostinger: Best Cheap Hosting ($1.45/mo)


Hostinger pricingLoad time: 385ms (2nd in speed)
Uptime: 99.87% (25th in uptime)
Cost: $1.45/mo (4-year plan)
SupportLive Chat (avg. response ~2min)

Visit Hostinger.com

Hostinger was founded in November 2004, and they’ve become a web hosting powerhouse ever since. They’ve shot up to over 29 million clients in 178 countries.

Read why we rated Hostinger #4th in our reviews

 

5. iPage: Best for Small Website ($1.99/mo)


iPage ReviewLoad time: 821ms (17th in speed)
Uptime: 99.98% (8th in uptime)
Cost: $1.99/mo (3-year plan)
SupportLive Chat (avg. response ~12min)

Visit iPage.com

iPage Hosting is an Endurance International Group (EIG) brand, acquired in 2010 from founder Thomas Gorny.

Read why we rated iPage #5th in our reviews