In the ever-changing world of e-commerce, businesses are seeing the value in out doing the competition with amazing deals on products and services in addition to packing in added value products to sway a customer’s hard-earned money their way.
When it comes to technological goods and services, the same hold true. There are so many options out there for everything from PC anti-virus to bargain domain names and everything in-between.
I want to make a clear distinction between cheap and value for money. Cheap gets a bad name because as the old saying goes “If it looks too good to be true – it probably is.” That is not the case when it comes to web hosting companies because all providers usually offer roughly the same service at competitive prices. I have outlined the cheapest web hosting sites that offer the basics and great extras for your money so you can make an informed choice and not sacrifice on quality.
Top web hosting companies who offer great value and loads of extras
1and1 – In addition to really low-cost domains and web hosting (most single services start at .99p) this company truly offers everything and benefits from support available 24/7/365. 1and1’s basic offering is 99p a month and will set you up with everything you need to get up and running. Within 1and1’s basic offering you will receive, 1 domain, 1 website, 2.6 GB of RAM, 100 GB of storage, 500 email accounts, SSL certificate and 24/7 customer support. Great deal with a massive load of extras to sweeten the deal and make 1and1 a great choice for the bargain hunter.
iPage – Much like 1and1, iPage offers a massive number of extras to accompany their web hosting packages and their basic package starts at £1.50. For this amount you get free domain registration, unlimited domains, unlimited disk space, unlimited email accounts and unlimited SQL databases. On top of that, they off £100 worth of business extras including Adwords and Facebook credits. You can also create your own website with their free website tool. Customer service is also available to walk you through every step along the way if you get stuck.
Siteground – Siteground has a starter package that starts a little bit higher than the rest at £2.75 but let’s have a look at the extra goodies you get. One website, 10 GB of web space (roughly 10,000 visits per month) free site transfer, free website builder, free email accounts, unmetered traffic, free app installs, free daily backup, free SSL and money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
Bluehost – This hosting company offers the same style of services and extras in their basic package which starts at $2.95 and includes domain, website, emails and SSL.
So much to choose from – so little time
Be sure to take your time and go through all of the offerings separately and make your own comparison. Depending on the scale of your businesses, you may need more or less of some features and choose on over the other because of that fact. I am not taking sides but if you have a another look at iPage and what they offer, it is easy to see that they pack a solid punch for the money and offer tremendous value for money.
But don’t my word for it…have a look and do you own detective work. Regardless of who you go with, you can expect excellent value for money from any of these companies and you will be treated to excellent customer service at every turn.