The 5 Best Web Hosting Service Providers in 2022
The most important factor to consider when choosing a web hosting provider is their performance – speed and uptime.
The faster the hosting provider, the better for your website. Web performance is becoming more and more important in 2021 and likely beyond.
Below is a list of the 10 best website hosting providers (out of 40+ we’ve tested), that we’ve found with good page load time (speed), high uptime, and professional customer support.
1. A2 Hosting – Fastest Shared Hosting
US-based A2 Hosting (founded in 2001) is one of the fastest shared web hosting we’ve tested to date. They’ve managed to achieve an impressive 284 ms average load time over a period of 12-months.
A2 Hosting is fast because its servers are optimized for WordPress websites and they use LiteSpeed cache.
A2 Hosting is also reliable. Their average uptime has been hovering around 99.98% with an hour and a half of downtime.
The cheapest plan “Lite” starts at $2.99/mo (renews $8.99/mo) comes with 1 website, unlimited email accounts, a domain name for 1 year, free Cloudflare CDN, and unlimited bandwidth.
2. Bluehost – Best for New Websites
Bluehost web hosting has been around since 2003 and they now host more than 2,000,000 websites. They are the most popular, low-cost hosting option for new websites.
They are our top-rated web hosting company because their last 12-month uptime and speed are strong – 99.95% and 713 ms, respectively.
Their 3-year introductory price is $2.75/mo (renews $8.99) and that comes with features like free domain name, website builder, and one-click install for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal through their control panel. So for starters (someone without a website), this is probably the best option. Unmetered bandwidth and 50 GB storage are included in the basic plan.
3. Hostinger – Best Pricing ($1.39)
Hostinger (who also owns Hosting24) offers extremely affordable hosting plans without compromising too much on the quality and performance of the service. While it’s cheap on the price, the features that come with Hostinger’s plans will appeal to many beginner website owners.
Hostinger’s cheapest plan starts from just $1.39/mo (when you choose a 48-month payment plan), renewals start at $2.99/mo. Bandwidth and databases are unlimited unless you choose the “Single Web Hosting” plan. With the latter, you’ll be limited to 30 GB of disk space, 100 GB of bandwidth, two MySQL databases, and one email account. Most notably, the cheapest plan doesn’t include a free domain and has limited processing power and memory.
4. DreamHost – Best “Monthly” Payment Plan
Founded in 1997, DreamHost is one of the oldest web hosting providers. The company hosts over 1.5 million websites, blogs, and applications in more than 100 countries.
According to our last 12-month data, DreamHost, unfortunately, has poor uptime (99.84%) and slow speed (1350 ms).
This means you can sign up for $4.95 and start using your hosting account right away. Alternatively, you can opt-in for a 3-year-plan which starts at $2.59/mo and renews at $5.99/mo. The basic plan includes a free domain, 1 website, unlimited bandwidth, and storage. Customers also get to use DreamHost’s drag-and-drop builder and can add an email for a monthly fee of $1.67/mo.
5. SiteGround – Best Customer Support
SiteGround is a web hosting provider founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. They’re hosting over 2 million domains and are one of the three web hosting services officially recommended by WordPress.org.
According to our last 12-month data, SiteGround has a fantastic uptime (99.99%) and good speed (651 ms) making it a very strong top 10 web host.
The cheapest StartUp plan designed for beginners starts at $3.99/mo (when you pay for the 12-month plan), renewals start at $14.99/mo. You can host one website well-suited for ~10,000 monthly visits. The plan comes with 10 GB of web space, unmetered traffic, and 24/7 support.