Today, I will discuss about some best hosting providers in India. Choosing a best hosting is looking hard but actually it is not.
To start a career in blogging can be a good decision for those who believe in hard work and patience and Hosting is the 1st step to start the career, but it depends on the right decision.
As there are several hosting providers, providing hosting at very low cost. But in most cases they do not provided some features like good loading speed, customer support, SSL certificate etc. as these are essential.
Hosting your own website can be a good option to avoid these problems but in this case you have to turn on the system for all the time (24*7) and that is not practical for a single user.
So you have to choose the right provider to get optimal performance. But as a beginner
Q. How can I choose the right platform?
I am here to help you with providing best comparison between some best hosting providers in India with benefits and some drawbacks so, you can choose best one from them.
It is the best platform for the beginners. If you want to start with a platform with cheap hosting plans and best services then Hostinger is a best option.
The services of Hostinger are very transparent to the customers. They also provided the up time and down time reports of the servers on their website.
I will suggest the Premium plan for the beginners because with Single hosting plan you cannot avail most of features.
Benefits of Hostinger
SSL Certificate: They will provided you SSL certificate for free with any plan for one domain. If you want more for other domains you can purchase.
Uptime: I have hosted one of my website and getting (99.9% uptime) good performance with very less down time.
Money back Guarantee: Hostinger provides you 30 days money back guarantee, if you do not like their services you can take back your payment within 30 days.
H-Panel: Hostinger provides you a modified version of c-panel for free with very easy interface.
Backup: By purchasing the premium web hosting plan you will get weekly backup and with business web hosting plan, daily backup at free of cost.
Free Domain: For the first time if you purchase their plan they will offer you a free custom domain for first year (in some countries).
Support: The support team are very knowledgeable and they can easily solve problems regarding to your hosting. The average reply time is 1-2 hour.
Professional Email: Hostinger provides free professional email with every plan. You can create your custom email easily.
Free Plugin: The company provides you a free cache plugin Litespeed Cache with every plan. The plugin is very helpful to clear cache and will make your website fast to load.
Some Drawbacks of Hostinger
- The company does not provided free domain every time but run the offer sometime in some countries.
- If you are a typical c-panel user then you can face some issues as they provided you the h-panel (different from c-panel).
- They do not provided site migration and domain privacy protection for free.
Bluehost is well known platform in hosting providers. Who are new in blogging field and searching for an affordable and best service hosting, then Bluehost is a best solution.
There are four plans in the shared hosting and those are Basic, Plus, Choice Plus and Pro. I will suggest plus plan for the beginners.
Benefits of Bluehost
SSL Certificate: When you purchase any plan from bluehost, they will provided you a SSL Certificate for free.
Uptime: Bluhost provides you best web hosting uptime (99.9%) in this price range. I have tested one shared hosting plus plan to check the uptime and got very good results.
Free Domain: The Company will provide you a free domain for 1 year, when you purchase any plan from bluehost.
Support: Bluehost provides you a chat support by which you can contact the support team with your query. The average response time is 1-2 hours.
SSD Storage: With the basic shared hosting plan you will get 50 GB SSD storage and with the 3 remaining plans you will get unlimited SSD storage. By the SSD performance of your website will become very good.
Privacy Protection: With the hosting plans (except basic plan), you will get domain privacy protection for free of cost.
Free Plugin: With the plus, choice plus and pro plans of bluehost you will get a free plugin Spam Experts, that will help you to control the spamming on your website.
Some Drawbacks of Bluehost
- The renewal price of the plans will be higher.
- Bluehost does not provided domain privacy protection for basic plan users.
- The company does not provided free site migration.
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#3 A2 Hosting
A2 hosting is well known for providing best performance with lowest price range. Those who want to start with best performance or want to shift to a new hosting platform then A2 hosting is a best option for them.
There are four plans in the shared hosting Startup, Drive, Turbo Boost and Turbo Max. I will suggest the Drive plan for the beginners and Turbo Boost for them who want to shift from other platforms.
Benefits of A2 Hosting
SSL Certificate: You will get free SSL Certificate with every plan of A2 hosting.
Uptime: A2 hosting provides you guaranteed 99.9% uptime at this price range.
Migration: If you want to do migration of your website from any other hosting provider then you can do it with free and easily with A2 hosting.
SSD Storage: A2 hosting provides 100GB SSD storage with the Startup plan which is very high at this price range. You will get unlimited SSD with remaining plans.
The company also offers NVMe AMD EPYC Server which is 3X faster than a normal one with the Turbo Boost and Turbo Max plans.
Support: The support team are very knowledgeable and experienced. You can contact them using chat, call or with email.
Money Back Guarantee: As like other providers A2 hosting also provides 30 days money back guarantee. Cancel your subscription any time within 30 days and get your money back.
Free Plugin: A2 hosting provides you a free plugin A2 optimized, basically a cache plugin and will help you to improve the performance of your website.
Some Drawbacks of A2 Hosting
- They do not provided any free domain with any plan.
- No domain privacy protection for free with any plan.
- The renewal cost of the plans will be higher.
Hostgator is a very old and trusted platform in the hosting market field. The plans are compared to other providers are very affordable.
Hostgator and Bluehost both are from the same company. For a change of mind you can choose this platform for hosting.
Hostgator also provides reseller hosting at cheap cost. My suggestion is Baby plan for the beginners.
Benefits of Hostgator
SSL Certificate: Hostgator also provides free SSL certificate along with any plan you will buy.
Free Domain: In all three plans you will get a custom domain for 1st year at free of cost.
Uptime: As per the claim of the company, they provided 99.8% uptime which is a good number at this price.
Professional Email: You can create custom or professional email id by buying any plan from Hostgator.
Support: If you need any help from their support team you can contact them using chat or call.
Money Back Guarantee: Hostgator provides 45 days money back guarantee. If you don’t like their services you can cancel at any time within this time period.
SEO Tools: In the business plan they have included free SEO tools (price $50/year for free). It will help you to get more traffic and also help you to improve SEO.
Some Drawbacks of Hostgator
- No free site migration available in any plan.
- No SSD Storage.
- No free domain privacy protection included.
- The renewal amount will be higher.
Siteground is a well renowned company for providing best services in this field and also one of the best hosting provider in the world. If you are searching for a premium web hosting with fast blazing loading speed then Siteground is the best.
I always prefer Siteground as the services of this company are very good. Also who want to shift from any other hosting company can choose this one.
Growbig plan is a better suggestion from me for beginners.
Benefits of Siteground
SSL Certificate: Like other providers Siteground also provides free SSL Certificate.
Support: As per my experience the support team are really knowledgeable and experienced. You can contact them using chat or call.
Uptime: As per the company says they provided 99.9% up time. Also I have tested this and really the results that I get are very good.
SSD Storage: The storage type you will get with any plan is SSD. By SSD your website will load faster and will perform very good than a normal one.
Free CDN: Siteground provides you free Content Delivery Network setup with any plan you buy. By using CDN the server response time will be reduced and your website will load faster.
Migration: If you want to migrate your website from other platform then you can do it easily and with free of cost if you purchase any plan from Siteground.
Professional Email: With free of cost you can create custom email for your business with all plans.
Daily Backup: In this list Sitegroud is the 1st company who provides you the daily backups with free of cost in every plans.
Money Back Guarantee: With the money back guarantee you can easily cancel subscription within 30 days and will get money back.
Free Plugin: By purchasing the Growbig or Gogeek plan you will get Super Cacher (for all plans) and more staging plugins at free of cost to make your website even more faster.
Some Drawbacks of Siteground
- No free domain provided.
- No domain privacy protection at free of cost.
- The pricing of the plans are expensive.
Greengeeks is a trusted and secured hosting provider. As per their slogan they believe in eco-friendly system.
The plans are also affordable for beginners. If you want good performance and speed then it would be a good choice.
Pro is bit good than Lite plan for the beginners.
Benefits of Greengeeks
SSL Certificate: Free SSL certificate with every plans.
Support: You can contact with your query to their support team by chat only.
Uptime: As they use latest litespeed web server that’s why you will get good uptime guarantee (up to 99.9%).
SSD Storage: The Company provides SSD storage for better performance of your website.
Free Domain: If you purchase any plan from Greengeeks you will get a free custom domain for first year.
Free CDN: You will get free Content Delivery Network setup by default with any plan to improve the loading speed of your website.
Professional Email: After purchasing any plan you can create unlimited custom or professional email for your business.
Money Back Guarantee: Within 30 days you can cancel any time if you don’t like their services and will get your money back.
Free Plugin: When you purchase a plan, you will get a free LSCache plugin to clear the cache and improve the loading speed.
Some Drawbacks of Greengeeks
- No free domain privacy protection provided.
- The renewal pricing of the plans will be higher.
- No free site migration available.
Resellerclub is one of the best hosting reseller provider. If you are searching for a reasonable hosting provider then it can be good option.
Business plan slightly better suggestion than Personal plan for beginners.
Benefits of Reseller Club
Variety: In resellerclub you will get different varieties of plans to choose. As per your need you can choose a best from that.
SSL Certificate: You will get a free SSL certificate when you purchase any plan from resellerclub.
Migration: This company also provides free site migration feature. If you want to migrate from other platform you can do it at no cost.
Support: The support team always ready (24*7*365) for help. You can contact them using chat or call.
Plugin: You will get a preinstalled plugin Jetpack (Free Version) , that will help you to monitor your website also give security and speed .
Some Drawbacks of Resellerclub
- No free domain provided.
- No free domain privacy protection included.
- Renewal price will be high.
- The full details about the plans not mentioned properly.
Dreamhost is an authentic and reasonable hosting providing platform. The plans are reasonable for new comers.
There are two plans in the shared hosting basically with starter plan and ultimate plan. Beginner can choose the Unlimited plan to get all the features.
Benefits of Dreamhost
SSL Certificate: Free SSL certificate will be provided to all users.
Support: If you face some issues with their services or in hosting you can contact with the support team by chat and call.
SSD Storage: The company will provide you the storage in the form of SSD for best performance.
Free Domain: You will get a free domain for 1st year along with both plans.
Migration: Free migration will be provided to the users with full automatic.
Privacy Protection: With both plans you will get domain privacy protection at free of cost.
Daily Backup: The company provided free daily back up feature with both plans.
Money Back Guarantee: You can cancel anytime the subscription, if you don’t like their services within 97 days.
Some Drawbacks of Dreamhost
- If you purchase the plan for at-least three years you will get at $2.59 and $4.95, otherwise the pricing will be $3.95 and $4.95 if you buy for one year.
- The renewal price will be higher.
#9 Inmotion Hosting
Inmotion hosting is the most premium hosting provider in this list. Inmotion also known as one of the best VPS hosting provider.
If you are searching for premium features then this can be a good choice. There are 3 plans in shared hosting.
Go with Power plan (for beginners) as there is no difference in price.
Benefits of Inmotion Hosting
SSL Certificate: With purchase of any plan you will get free SSL certificate.
Support: They provided all time support facility. If you have any query you can contact them using call or chat.
SSD Storage: In all plans they have included the SSD storage for the better performance of the website.
Free Themes: If you purchase any plan from Inmotion hosting you will get 200+ themes at free of cost.
Migration: The company will also migrate your website from other platform without any charge.
Malware Protection: You will get dedicated malware protection along with all plans for better security.
Free CDN: You will get installed CDN for free for better loading speed .
Money Back Guarantee: The company provided 90 days money back guarantee, you can cancel subscription any time within this period.
Free Plugin: Jetpack with premium features at free of cost provided.
Some Drawbacks of Inmotion Hosting
- The pricing of plans and renewal are very costly.
- No free domain provided.
- No free domain privacy protection included.
Namecheap is one of famous cheap and best hosting and domain provider company. The plans are starting with very reasonable prices.
There are total three plans in the shared hosting category. Steller Plus plan is slightly better for the beginners.
Benefits of Namecheap
SSL Certificate: Free SSL certificate for 1st year.
Support: If you face any issues with their services or hosting then you can contact them by live chat.
SSD Storage: For better performance the company provided SSD storage with some limitation (20GB for steller).
Uptime: The company claims 100% uptime guarantee.
Backup: Namecheap will provide you two times backup in a week.
Money Back Guarantee: After purchase any plan from Namecheap you can avail 30 days money back guarantee.
Some Drawbacks of Namecheap
- No free domain and domain privacy protection provided.
- Company provides SSL certificate for 1st year only.
- As company claims 100% uptime but you will face some issues with the uptime.
My Suggestions for Best Hosting
I have discussed all possible best and affordable hosting platforms in this list. With all platforms in the list you will get hosting with c-panel free.
Before you purchase any hosting must remember always choose website hosting location as per your niche. The plans I have discussed might be change in different locations.
Now a question coming,
Q. Which one is the best hosting platform from this list?
Let me help you,
If you are a new comer and want to start with a cheap ($1-$4 per month) with best service platform, then I will suggest you two providers, go with Hostinger or Bluehost.
If your budget is good ($4-$7 per month) and want blazing speed and more premium features then go with A2 hosting or Siteground.
And if you are running any business and want more security with extra features and also you can invest good amount on it then you can go for Inmotion hosting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s understand it by an example,
When you buy any house you also pay for the land, on which the building is. Like this here the land is hosting and house is the domain name.
But if I tell you technically, when you create any website and publish articles you need some space to store it, otherwise the audiences will not see your contents.
It depends up on your need and budget,
If your budget is $10 to $40 per year and want good features then go with Hostinger or Bluehost.
If your budget is $50 to $100 per year and want blazing speed with premium features then go with Siteground or A2 Hosting or Greengeeks.
VPS means Virtual Private Server. We know about the Shared hosting better for the beginners. Basically Shared hosting server is one of divided part of VPS server. Normally VPS server is use for business purpose as it can handle very big amount of traffic compared to others.
If you are getting very big amount of traffic and your website is unable to handle this, except purchase of a VPS server you can purchase a Cloud hosting server. Basically cloud server makes copies of your website and send to different data centers and as a result load on the server reduces and your website load faster. Also it handles more traffic than a shared hosting server.
Now all hosting platforms provided free wordpress install with their plan. But you have to choose best plans with best prices and features.
Change of a hosting is not a rocket science. If the new platform provides you free migration then your work will done automatically but if the platform is not providing then just take backup of your website database and use that in the next platform.