Homepage Jacob Jensen founded the Denmark-based back in 2002. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Europe’s biggest hosting companies, having 1,500,000 customers across 149 countries with almost the same number of employees. Impressive – no doubt. But stateside, they’re still virtually unknown. Especially when you stack them up against the likes of

DigitalOcean Homepage We have been monitoring our Digital Ocean hosting test site since the beginning of 2018. We’ve been a paying customer of Digital Ocean during that entire time, carefully monitoring the system’s vital metrics. Specifically load times, customer service responsiveness, and, most importantly, uptime and downtime. So far the results are promising, here’s our in-depth review

DreamHost is ranked #9 out of 32 hosts DreamHost hosts over 1.5 million sites and is nearly 25 years old. Their performance hasn’t slipped during that time, maintaining above-average uptime (99.96%) and page speeds (719 ms). DreamHost’s main shared hosting plan comes with popular apps like WordPress, website builder options including their own and others

HostMonster Homepage Some things get better with age. That’s the old adage anyway. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case. HostMonster was founded way back in 1996, making them one of the oldest web hosts in the industry (before merging with EIG in 2015). In June of 2015, we purchased the HostMonster ‘Basic Plan’ to begin running

HostGator Homepage HostGator might be one of the biggest, oldest web hosting companies in the industry, but they’re still making improvements, posting an average uptime of 99.98% over the past 16 months. Their basic shared hosting plans come with unlimited storage, bandwidth, free domain (for the first year), and a free SSL certificate. They also

WebHostingHub Homepage Web Hosting Hub aims to provide affordable shared hosting to small businesses. Founded in 2010, they’re owned by the conglomerate InMotion Hosting. Web Hosting Hub is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, and they have two U.S. data centers – one on each coast. Their 200+ U.S. based team services over 40,000 customers, providing

iPage is ranked #8 out of 32 hosts iPage was founded in 1998 and hosts over a million websites across two data centers in the US. Their uptime has been above average at 99.97% over the past few 16 months, while their page loading times are slightly below average (787 ms). iPage’s single shared hosting

Bluehost is ranked #1 out of 32 hosts We’ve been a paying Bluehost customer since 2017. That means we’ve been monitoring their cheapest shared hosting plan performance (both average load time and uptime) for the past two years. This Bluehost review relies heavily on data, as well as the overall experience with their hosting features

A Small Orange Homepage A Small Orange was acquired in 2012 by Endurance International Group (EIG), the same conglomerate behind the more popular (and straight-forwardly named) Bluehost and HostGator. That might be a warning sign for a company whose tagline is ‘homegrown hosting’. However, unlike those two more notable brands, A Small Orange seems to have

Arvixe Homepage Arvixe was founded by Arvand Sabetian in 2003, before later being acquired by EIG (who owns a TON of other hosting companies including Bluehost and even HostGator) in 2014. At that time, Arvixe had over 150,000 domains and 70,000 hosting accounts, with 80 full-time employees and contractors located around the world. While initially