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Web hosting guide - Find out what you need in a perfect hosting deal.

Need Help with Website Hosting?

Our hosting and website guide is like map - only useful if you know where to go.

You need to understand what you need from a web host before you pick one.

For newbies, the no-brainer rule is to always start small with an affordable plan such as shared hosting. For more advanced users, your site usability is crucial - this means you need a stable and flexible hosting solution.

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Use our comparison tool to compare through a wide list of hosting companies. You can compare up to 3 hosting companies at once and it lists out all the details you need such as our rating, pricing, basic features, and also a quick pros & cons review.

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Market Study: How Much to Pay for a Web Host?

hosting prices based on our market study (2018)

Hosting prices have changed drastically over the last 10 to 15 years.

In early 2000, a $8.95/mo package with basic features was considered cheap. Then the price dropped to $7.95/mo, then $6.95/mo, $5.95/mo, and lower.

We studied recent market trends and found that, on average...

  • Entry level shared plan costs $3.40/mo at signup & $4.94/mo during renewal,
  • Entry level VPS plan costs $17.20/mo at signup & $20/mo during renewal, and
  • The highest shared and VPS hosting plans sould not cost more than $25/mo and $170.

In case you wonder how much you should pay for web hosting...

Read Our Study in Website Hosting Cost.



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Who Is The Most Popular Website Hosting Service?

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The Curious Case of Absolutely Free Domain Name

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The Difference Between A Domain Name And Web Hosting

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Domain Names for UK Residents Operating a Global Business

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The A-to-Z Guide to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Online Businesses

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Everything you need to start a new website online

Starting a New Venture Online?

Creating a website - regardless of whether it's a blog, online store, or business website, is super easy with today's user-friendly web technology tools.

You don’t have to be a tech geek nor a programmer.

Follow the right method. Select the right platforms. Use the right publishing tools. You will be 100% fine.

Three Easy Ways to Create a Website From Scratch



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Surfshark Review

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Surfshark Pros 1. No Logging As I mentioned earlier, the first thing that made me take note of Surfshark was the BVI-base it works from. That bodes very well for the no-logging policy that the company…

Textoptimizer Review: Optimize Old Content & Find New Ideas

  • Web Tools
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TextOptimizer (site – is a service provider who’s concept mainly revolves around two front – helping users come up with creative content ideas and helping them optimi…

An SSL/TLS Certificate Buyer’s Guide

  • Online Business
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Nobody likes being told that they HAVE to do something. It’s just human nature to rebel against that, but sometimes the best you can do is bite your lip and go with it. Such is the case with the HTTPS…

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The People Behind WHSR

WHSR publishes articles and develops tools for users who help in hosting and building a website.

The hosting market is crowded with thousands of providers, each with different options. Our aim is to clear the smoke screens and get you to the core of the quality and value these companies offer.

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