We asked successful online business owners which web hosting service they use and recommend. Here’s the top web hosting reviews we received…
Web Hosting Reviews – Popularity Overview:
|Stablehost *** My Choice ***:|
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*** Rackspace Highly Recommended For Banking and Healthcare Industries ***
“We currently use Rackspace for hosting. It’s an excellent enterprise hosting service and has a very affordable cost.
“Our current marketing agency, Ackmann & Dickenson, has our website hosted on Rackspace. Previous companies I’ve worked with hosted with them as well.
“It meets all the guidelines and regulations for highly regulated entities, such as financial institutions. Being a division of a bank means we need to follow very strict disaster recovery and data compliance regulations.
“I would highly recommend them to marketers working in banking or healthcare.”
Conrad Magalis – Advance Acceptance
*** Great support at Liquid Web ***
“The current web host for my startup, Official Coupon Code, is Liquid Web and I’ve been extremely happy with their service over the past year.
“Prior to working with them, I used Dreamhost which was and is fine for a blog, but did not offer the same level of support that I get with Liquid Web. In particular, I’ve been impressed with their support over chat – they’re extremely quick to respond and make necessary tweaks to my servers or configurations instead of pointing me to wiki articles.
“They may not have the biggest name out there, but they’re stellar and I’d highly recommend them.”
Antonella Pisani – Official Coupon Code
*** We Use WPEngine.com Because Of Their Focus On WordPress ***
“We use WPEngine.com. I’m a big fan of WP Engine because of their focus on WordPress. This has allowed them to tailor their support and hosting features purely towards WordPress. I also love their built-in CDN, caching, and backup system.
“Over the years, WordPress has evolved more than I could’ve imagined, and with more plugins and functionality being added every single day, the demands for a good web host did too. The most important part of a web host, beside the hosting itself, is the support team. If a website is hacked, or goes down for whatever reason or you simply have a question, their support is always available within a certain time.
“Their ticketing system is based on ZenDesk and thus, easy to use. Response times were normally within 1-2 hours. All in all, I can safely say that, while they are expensive for small personal users, they are 100 % worth it.”
Dushyant Bhatia – DigitalWatchers.com
*** I Use and Love Cloudways ***
“I have owned various internet companies over the years including multiple online stores and social networks. I tried and tested many web hosts, and now use and love Cloudways.
“When building Kalkuna Island I was looking for a scalable platform that could easily grow as my business grows, I have found other hosts to be very limiting as you need to manually move your whole site when moving/upscaling/downscaling your hosting plan. I have lost a lot of content attempting this in the past and didn’t want to risk this moving forward with a site that will grow.
“Cloudways is easy to set up and is very inexpensive (I pay $34 per month and host 8 websites so far) it offers me a one click upgrade to my server size and great for people who want the benefits of cloud hosting but don’t understand how to use those systems directly such as Amazon AWS.
“Cloudways also offers free SSL certificates on all platforms which saves me a lot of money each year. Support is also always available via instant chat and the support representitives are incredible! I really love Cloudways and always recommend it to people starting an online business.
“I have personally used Rackspace, Amazon AWS, Godaddy. Shared hosting, VPS and a dedicated server. Cloudways is by far the best hosting platform I’ve ever found, I only wish I had found out about it sooner as I’ve wasted a lot of money and time in the past trying various expensive web hosts.”
Katherine Schneider – Kalkuna Island
*** Very Happy With Siteground ***
“Siteground is above average in the speed tests I’ve seen for shared hosting, which plays a big role in keeping bounce rate low and boosting your rankings in search engines. Plus, their technical support is among the best in the business. When you need technical assistance, you can usually get a chat with technical support going within one minute, and they’ll stay on with you for as long as it takes to solve the problem.”
Lyn Alden – Lyn Alden Investment Strategy
*** We Use And Recommend Cloudways ***
“My name is Travis and I run a digital marketing agency. The hosting we use (and recommend) to our clients is Cloudways. They make it easy to run Amazon or Digital Ocean servers, with an easy-to-use interface and plenty of online support.
“What I like best is your ability to scale your servers as you need, when your business grows.”
Travis Bennett – Studio Digita
*** I Use Digital Ocean For My Large Site ***
“I use Digital Ocean because it’s inexpensive, reliable, and gives me the bandwidth I need for a large site like mine.”
Callie Valentino – Wed-Ease
*** We Are Using Amazon Web Services ***
“We are developing a cloud based data exploration tool. For that, and many other reasons, we are using Amazon Web Services.”
Bence Borbely – Answer Miner
*** 50 Sites In My Portfolio And I Use GreenGeeks ***
“I use GreenGeeks as my hosting provider for my main site and other project sites.
“After 17 years online with over 50 sites in my portfolio, I have tried nearly every provider out there. Small business owners have very basic needs: security and reliability. I was repeatedly hacked when I was with other providers, and have found peace of mind with GreenGeeks.
“Additionally, in recent years I have become more invested in finding companies with a social mission and GreenGeeks run their services off of renewable energy. I feel like I have finally found a provider that I can stay with for the long haul instead of one I just tolerate.”
Bethany Mooradian – Queen of the Random Job
*** Siteground – Excellent Customer Service ***
“My preferred hosting partner is Siteground.
“Why? Because of their excellent customer service. My questions are answered really fast and their agents are very well versed and courteous. Outstanding support every time I talk to them, really.”
Marlon Uy – FrustratedBillionaire.com
*** Rackspace – Reliable Service and Phenomenal Customer Support ***
“I use Rackspace to host my primary website because it offers reliable service and phenomenal customer support. I also use GoDaddy for support sites , because it’s a more cost-effective option for sites that get less traffic.”
Vladimir Gendelman – Company Folders
Web Hosting Reviews – John’s Choice
I was with Hostgator for many years but had to leave them about a year ago due to deteriorating performance and serious customer support issues. After doing a lot of digging around I chose Stablehost and have been very happy with the move.
Excellent performance, up-time and great customer service.
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