The truth is that I am always struggling when I need to choose right web hosting provider.
Finding good website hosting provider is not an easy task. Finding great is even harder.
I spent countless hours trying to figure out what is the best choice for me.
Now I have decided to put all my findings in this blog post for my future reference.
This reference blog post will become my lazy way to find the best hosting provider for my future projects.
A disclaimer: This is not a paid review of any hosting provider.
Choosing between cloud hosting and dedicated hosting?
If you have a great large project for example, you developed new social network and you need to choose between cloud and dedicated hosting choice is not easy.
We also had to choose when we developed SilverReader.
SilverReader – our RSS reader platform downloads thousands of RSS / XML files per day. We needed hosting provider that doesn’t charge inbound traffic.
Almost all cloud providers now offer free inbound traffic. This includes Amazon and Azure.
This suited our needs.
The next step was finding cheapest, but reliable cloud provider and compare prices with dedicated server hosting.
We have soon realized that we can find much cheaper dedicated hosting that any cloud hosting.
Here are approximate pricing of hosting providers:
You can get a discount with some cloud providers (I think maybe 30-60$ per month) if you sign 6 or 12 month contract.
You can compare prices of different cloud providers here:
Cloudlook Cloud hosting pricing calculator
The choice was easy. We decided to go with dedicated hosting.
We got 24GB more RAM for less money.
For USA based dedicated servers I recommend that you look:
SoYouStart OVH dedicated servers for startups which starts with 42$ per month.
If you want more advanced infrastructure take a look at the OHV dedicated servers offer.
What is the best website hosting?
What if you have a website or blog based on WordPress and you want to find a cheap and reliable website hosting?
Some WordPress websites and blogs are quite huge and require reliable and fast hosting.
Here is a list of best WordPress / Website hosting providers I have found:
From this list I recommend CooliceHost and A2Hosting. Although CooliceHost only offers 2 domains in starter package they do have NGNIX and SSD is included in this price.
Any of other hosting providers listed in this table should also work fine.
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