Shared Hosting

Shared hosting packages are perfect for small websites with low traffic levels. Plans typically start from just a few dollars per month. Additional savings can be made if you purchase plans on a yearly basis.

Be aware that many shared hosting companies advertise an unlimited amount of storage and bandwidth. This is false advertising as no hosting company can offer unlimited resources. If you start using more than what you are allocated, you will be asked to upgrade to a more expensive hosting plan.

1&1

1&1

1&1 are a huge domain registration and website hosting company that offer Linux and Windows based shared hosting plans.

Their promotional price is insane. They charge $0.99 per month for twelve months before the price goes up to $6.99 per month. This plan is limited to 600MB of RAM and twenty websites; but it is still a fantastic deal.

Arvixe

Arvixe

A Californian website hosting company that was founded in 2003. Arvixe sell shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting plans.

They sell two shared hosting plans. Their $4 per month plan allows six websites to be hosted and their $7 per month plan allows an unlimited number of websites.

A Small Orange

A Small Orange

A Small Orange are a great hosting company that offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting plans.

Their cheapest shared hosting plan costs only $2.92 per month. That gives you a healthy 500MB of storage, 5GB of bandwidth, and twenty four hours support.

KevinMuldoon readers receive a discount of 20% off of every plan by applying the discount code KM20 at checkout.

BlueHost

BlueHost

I have used shared hosting in the past for some one-off projects. I have used BlueHost for shared hosting and VPS hosting. I was very pleased with the way the shared hosting package I purchased. I decided not to use the VPS I purchased from BlueHost, however they refunded my money right away. On both occasions I have been very pleased with the quality of support I have received.

Their shared hosting packages start from only $3.95 per month.

Dot5Hosting

Dot5Hosting

A shared hosting service that offers hosting plans from $5.95 per month. All accounts come with bonuses such as Google Adwords credits and additional functionality can be added to plans for a fee.

For example, you can add website backups and restores for $12.95 per year and SSL certificates for $59.95 per year.

DreamHost

DreamHost

A large hosting company that offers a wide range of hosting services. They are primarily known for their shared hosting plans which starts from $8.95 per month.

They also offer VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, and managed WordPress hosting plans.

ElasticWeb

ElasticWeb

ElasticWeb are a pay as you go hosting company that only charges you for resources you use. The company is based in Russia, however they use OVH servers to host customers websites.

Their home page features a pricing calculator that helps you see what you can expect to pay. For example, you pay $0.12 for one hour of CPU time, $0.02 for 100GB an hour of disk space, and $0.01 for 5GB of bandwidth.

If you compare their prices to plans from other hosting companies, their prices are very competitive. It is however important to remember that most hosting customers never use their full allocation of hosting resources. Since you only pay for what you use with ElasticWeb, your final fee should be much lower.

FatCow

FatCow

A USA based website hosting company that has been doing business since 1998. The company offers VPS hosting and dedicated hosting plans, however the company is better known for their shared hosting plans.

Their shared hosting plans start from as low as $49 a year for new hosting customers, but plans are renewed at the higher rate of $155.40 per year.

HostGator

HostGator

Owned by the same company that owns BlueHost, HostGator is probably the most well-known shared hosting company on the internet. Their basic plans start from under $5 per month.

They are a good starting point for those of you who are looking to host their first website as most of their customer base are new website owners.

HostMetro

HostMetro

HostMetro sell shared hosting plans from only $2.45 per month. It is common for hosting companies to offer a low introductory price for shared hosting plans for the first year or so and then rates will increase to the normal rate, however HostMetro have a price lock guarantee to ensure their hosting prices will always remain the same.

This price lock ensures that you will get a good price whether you are a new customer or a long-term loyal customer. All plans also come with a thirty day money back guarantee.

HostMonster

HostMonster

Founded way back in 1996, HostMonster is one of the oldest website hosting companies in the world. They offer shared hosting plans from $4.95 per plan.

Hosting plans feature 24/7 support, website builder scripts, and advertising credits for Google Adwords, Bing, and Yahoo!.

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks are an eco-friendly Californian company that offers everything from shared hosting to dedicated hosting plans.

Their shared hosting solutions start from only $3.96 per month. It gives a lot of great features such as daily website backups, secure email accounts, and Google Apps integration. Everything is hosted on SSD drives to ensure fast delivery of your website to visitors.

HostUpon

HostUpon

HostUpon are a reliable hosting company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They have five data centres around the world and over ten thousand hosting customers.

They offer shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting solutions. Their shared hosting prices start from only $3.95 per month. Their $7.95 per month plan includes a dedicated IP address and their $15.95 per month plan adds a private SSL certificate and a premium backup service.

InterServer

InterServer

A USA based hosting company that has been doing business since 1999. They offer shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, and colocation hosting solutions.

Their basic shared hosting plan retails at $5 per month. All of their plans offer 24/7 support.

InterServer

InterServer

A USA based hosting company that has been doing business since 1999. They offer shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, and colocation hosting solutions.

Their basic shared hosting plan retails at $5 per month. All of their plans offer 24/7 support.

iPage

iPage

One of the largest shared hosting companies on the internet. iPage's network boast over one million customers.

Their shared hosting plan can be bought at a ridiculously low introductory rate of $1.99 per month. Each plan comes with a lot of added bonuses such as advertising credits and security software.

Just Host

Just Host

A large website hosting company that offers shared hosting and VPS hosting. Their shared hosting plans start from only $2.95 per month.

Their cheap prices and additional features such as website builders make them a great choice for someone's first website.

Lunarpages

Lunarpages

Lunarpages is a large Californian website hosting company that has been operating since 2000. They sell all types of hosting plans including shared hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, reseller hosting, managed WordPress hosting, and dedicated hosting.

Their starter plans make them popular with new webmasters. For only $3.95 per month you will receive 5GB of storage, 50GB of bandwidth, and give email accounts. Use the code aff15off to get a 15% discount off of their shared hosting plans.

MDDHosting

MDDHosting

A USA based hosting company that was formed in 2007. They offer shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting plans.

Their basic shared package costs $6.38 per month for 5GB of storage, 250GB of bandwidth, and access to one full CPU core.

Pickaweb

Pickaweb

Pickaweb are a UK based website hosting company that offers shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated hosting plans. All of their servers are based in the UK.

Launched in 2000, Pickaweb are well known for their cheap shared hosting deals. Their basic shared hosting packages start from only £2.49 per month for 5GB of storage and 30GB of bandwidth.

PowWeb

PowWeb

PowWeb is an established website hosting company that has been operating since 1999. They are a familiar sight in the hosting world due to their aggressive marketing techniques.

They focus entirely on the lower end of the hosting market and promote this fact by proudly declaring “One Plan, One Price” prominently on their website.

Their hosting plan costs $3.88 per month when you pay two years in advance. They offer a lot of features for beginners such as website builders and one-click installation scripts.

Precisely Managed

Precisely Managed

Precisely Managed are a reliable hosting service that offer shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, hybrid hosting, and dedicated hosting.

Their basic shared hosting plan costs only $9.99 per month. You receive a lot for your money. This plan gives you 6GB of SSD storage, a whopping 250GB of bandwidth, 1/4th CPU Core, 256MB of RAM, and offsite backups.

RDO Servers

RDO Servers

A USA based hosting company that offers shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated server plans.

Their main focus is shared hosting. Their basic blog hosting plans start from as low as $4 per month for a healthy 5GB of storage and 100GB of bandwidth.

StableHost

StableHost

StableHost have build a good reputation within the shared hosting market. They also sell VPS hosting and reseller hosting plans.

In business since 2009, their starter hosting plans use solid state drives for storage. Plans start from $4.95 per month and allow one domain to be hosted. Their pro plan costs $8.95 per month and allow an unlimited number of domains to be hosted.

Use the coupon KevinMuldoon40Percent to receive a 40% discount off of any plan you purchase from them.

StartLogic

StartLogic

StartLogic are a good website hosting company that have many shared hosting and VPS hosting plans. New website owners will love the features that StartLogic has; such as website building software that uses a drag and drop interface to design websites.

Their shared hosting plans start off at an introductory price of $4.50 per month for 5GB of storage and 100GB of storage. VPS hosting plans retail from $29.99 per month.

WebHostingPad

WebHostingPad

WebHostingPad are a popular hosting company within the shared hosting and VPS hosting market. Their VPS hosting plans start from $29.95 and offer 1GB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 100GB of bandwidth.

However, it is their shared hosting plans that really steal the show. Their shared hosting plan costs $5.99 a month if you pay a year in advance and reduces all the way down to $3.49 a month if you pay five years in advance.

New customers do not need to pay these prices. Their introductory offer is $3.99 per month if you pay one year in advance, $2.99 per month if you pay two years in advance, and $1.99 per month if you pay three years in advance.

Paying for three years of hosting in advance is not always the right thing to do, but it is difficult to argue with $1.99 per month for shared hosting.

ZNetLive

ZNetLive

ZNetLive are an Indian hosting company that was founded in 2001. They have data centres in the USA, Germany, and India. They offer shared hosting, cloud VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated hosting, and colocation hosting services.

Their entry level shared hosting plan costs only $2.24 per month and drops to $1.68 per month if you pay five years in advance. The plan is suitable for small personal websites as it gives you 2GB of webspace and one MySQL database.