Best Web Hosting in 2018 | MyHostingFacts 2018-05-03T13:21:46+00:00

Which is the best web hosting solution in 2018?


Let’s review them and help you clear the picture of best web hosting solution in 2018.

I as web developer had the privilege to work with many web hostings including many popular such as iPage, Hostgator, InMotion, SiteGround, A2 Hosting, WP Engine etc…

Most of those websites were on shared some VPS, some WordPress plan and some Dedicated.

My intention is to deliver the best hosting experience for customers, which includes a clear picture of the best web hosting is 2018 split into three parts:

  • Best hosting overall
  • Best performance hosting
  • Best performance per price

My testing process:

  • Installed WordPress
  • Same theme and plugins
  • Same technical optimization
  • Test full load time (closest to the data center and furthest)
  • Test backend load time
  • For live chat, I’ve been trying each support 5 times in different time
  • Test page has images, text, Google analytics, Google font, tried to put everything what end-user needs

gtmetrix pagespeed, yslow best web hosting 2018 wordpress optimization

1. SiteGround the best web hosting overall, USA, Europe (UK, Netherlands), Asia and Australia – $3.95/month


Load time: 0.4sec – 3.2sec (depend on your location)siteground review hosting, shared plans

Backend load time: 0.1sec – 0.2sec (depend on how busy is it)

Uptime: 99.99%

Price: $3.95/month

Support: Live chat, phone, email (best live chat I’ve experienced so far avg. waiting time ~1min)

Host with SiteGround

SiteGround has data centers in the USA, Europe, and Asia making him great for hosting a website in UK, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia etc.

Sitegorund hosting it’s fastest has great shared plans, has the best monthly price and from my testing is the best web hosting for 2018. Support is by far the best from my experience. Siteground is my top choice for hosting your website in 2018.

Detailed SiteGround review, plans, features, price, performance, website builder etc.

2. A2 hosting great choice (USA, UK, Netherlands), Asia and Australia – $3.92/month


Load time: 0.5sec – 3.3sec a2 hosting review, shared hosting plans first overall(depend on your location)

Backend load time: 0.01sec – 0.15sec (depend on how busy is it)

Uptime: 99.99% 

Price: $3.92/month

Support: Live chat, phone, email (great quality live chat avg. waiting time ~2.5min)

Host with A2 Hosting

A hard race between SiteGround and A2 Hosting, I’ve chosen SiteGround over A2 Hosting just because SiteGround was a for a fraction of a sec faster but from the other side A2 Hosting was faster in backend time with LiteSpeed server. Someone had to be first.

A2 hosting took the second position in my review because of the “LiteSpeed” server technology. I recommend TURBO plan which is the only one from shared plans that include Litespeed server. The difference between Litespeed and traditional servers is huge, the potential of the Litespeed is huge, the difference in cache or letting you object cache in the fast RAM memory is great. Just switching from traditional server to Litespeed server will boost your speed and make your website more responsive.

server load difference between Apache and LiteSpeed

Server load Apache vs LiteSpeed, source: litespeedtech

A2 hosting beside USA data centers, has data centers in Europe making him great for hosting a website in UK, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain… also has a data center in Singapore makes him great for hosting in Asia and Australia. This is making the second choice after SiteGround.

If you need just for one website LITE shared hosting plan. I recommend A2 hosting as the second overall choice. A2 Hosting has the great plugin for optimization if you are new to WordPress. If you have more than one websites to host go for SWIFT or TURBO, or if you have more budget go with Cloud, VPS or Dedicated hosting.

 

3. Ipage best performance/price and cheapest web hosting in 2018 ($1.99/month)


Load time: 0.5sec – 3.7sec (depend on your location)ipage review hosting shared plan

Backend load time: 0.1sec – 0.4sec (depend on how busy is it)

Uptime: 99.99%

Price: $2.99/month

Support: Live chat, phone, email (good quality live chat avg. waiting time ~3min)

Host with iPage

Ipage shared hosting is cheapest but that doesn’t mean it’s worst actually is pretty close to the top. I do recommend iPage shared hosting because it’s fast enough, has great support, has great uptime and it’s most affordable, also, you can host as many websites you want. Only annual plan.

Detailed iPage review plans, features, price, performance, website builder etc.

 

4. HostGator great web hosting balance ($0.01/month)


Load time: 0.5sec – 3.6sec (depend on your location)hostgator review shared plans second overall

Backend load time: 0.1sec – 0.3sec (depend on how busy is it)

Uptime: 99.99% 

Price: $0.01/month with MHF1PENNY coupon code

Support: Live chat, phone, email ( good quality live chat avg. waiting time ~4min)

Host with HostGator

Hostgator is great for your website if you have one website I recommend Hatchling plan, for more websites you can choose Baby, Business or look at Cloud, VPN or Dedicated Hosting. I recommend him as the second web hosting solution in 2018.

Detailed HostGator review, plans, features, price, performance, website builder etc.

5. InMotion hosting best small business hosting in 2018 – $5.99/month


Load time: 0.5sec – 3.8sec (depend on your location)inmotion review hosting business plans

Backend load time: 0.1sec – 0.2sec (depend on how busy is it)

Uptime: 99.98%

Price: $5.99/month

Support: Live chat, Skype, phone, email (great quality live chat avg. waiting time ~2min)

Host with InMotion

recommend InMotion hosting as the best and cheapest for small business. It’s fast enough, has great security free SSL included, depending on the plan cost less than some shared plans. An annual plan only. InMotion is the fifth position because lack more plans compared to others, I fully respect their decision to go for business people. If you need business plans InMotion plans are cheap and best choice for you.

Hosting ProviderPrice/monthLoad time (location depended)Back-end load timeUptimeEditor's ratingVisit
SiteGround web hosting logo $3.95 0.4 sec - 3.2 sec 0.1 sec - 0.2 sec 99.99% 5/5 Host with SiteGround
A2 web hosting logo $3.92 0.5 sec – 3.3 sec 0.01 sec - 0.15 sec 99.99% 5/5 Host with A2 Hosting
iPage web hosting logo $2.99 0.5 sec - 3.7 sec 0.1 sec - 0.4 sec 99.99% 5/5 Host with iPage
HostGator web hosting logo $2.75 0.5 sec - 3.6 sec 0.1 sec - 0.3 sec 99.99% 5/5 Host with HostGator
InMotion web hosting logo $5.99 0.5 sec - 3.8 sec 0.1 sec - 0.2 sec 99.98% 4.9/5 Host with InMotion

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