How to Shop for Web Hosting

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Web Hosting Genius provides objective information about several of the most popular web hosting companies, and lets you make an informed descision on which is right for you. We provide a "just the facts" summary of each brand and offer no opinions of our own. Instead, we offer you a standardized feature list that lets you compare brands side by side. We also use social media to show what real customers are saying about each brand, and how well those brands are responding with their customers.

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Essential Features

Most web hosting brands offer a nearly identical set of features but rarely use the same terminolgy to describe them. We have simplified this by determining a standardized set of features which you can compare side by side by each brand. Below are the 10 essential feautres we feel are the most important when picking a web host.

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Email
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • Free Domain
  • Free Advertising Credits
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 Support
  • Free Website Builder
  • Environmentally Friendly

Compare the full feature list by brand »

Social Media Stats

We believe that social media provides great insight as to how a well a web hosting brand engages its customers. By looking at a brand's social media stats, you can tell how much effort a brand is putting into their customer interaction. By reading a brand's Facebook Wall and Twitter Feed, you can get a good idea of what customers are saying about the brand, and more importantly, how the brand is reacting.
  • Pay attention to how many "Likes" a brand has on Facebook. "Likes" are a good indication of how active a brand is in social media.

  • Twitter is the preferred method of instant communication between brands and customers. You can get a good idea of the size of a brand by the amount of twitter followers they have.

  • Google+ is the newest social network, and generally has a more technically savy user base.

How to read social media stats »

Web Host Price Essential Features Social Media Stats Social Media Chatter
InMotion Hosting

inmotionhosting.com

InMotion Hosting Review

$6.95/mo

$5.95/mo

14% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain Lifetime
  6. Full Feature List »

InMotion Hosting, Inc Have you checked out our blog? Add it to your RSS feed for occasional product updates, tips, tricks...

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WebHostingHub

webhostinghub.com

WebHostingHub Review

$6.95/mo

$3.95/mo

43% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain Lifetime
  6. Full Feature List »

Web Hosting Hub What is your favorite application from Softaculous, our one- click application installer?

@Resume_search #Web Graphic #Design @WebHostingHub is out! http://t.co/KwHSgiPOYV

FatCow

fatcow.com

FatCow Review

$8.95/mo

$3.15/mo

65% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee NO
  5. Free Domain YES
  6. Full Feature List »

FatCow Here's our 4th and final installment of explaining some commonly used web hosting terms. This week...

@FatCow @thirdpurple Unfortunately, we can only offer that special price in US dollars. But you can still p...

HostGator

hostgator.com

HostGator Review

$5.56/mo

$3.96/mo

29% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain NO
  6. Full Feature List »

HostGator Have you been searching high and low for the Ultimate Resource for Google Analytics... well, search...

@levihenry More @hostgator generated (bullshit) comments to useless "Help" file ----> http://t.co/34QwjTi2s...

iPage

ipage.com

iPage Review

$7.95/mo

$2.95/mo

63% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee NO
  5. Free Domain YES
  6. Full Feature List »

Ram Charan Tej hello iPage, now a days iPage Chat system is getting worsen.. it was never before like this.. i hop...

@iPage @webgal69 Hi, I'm sorry to hear about this issue you're having. Do you have a ticket number or dom...

GoDaddy

godaddy.com

GoDaddy Review

$5.09/mo

$3.74/mo

27% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space NO
  3. Unlimited Email NO
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain NO
  6. Full Feature List »

Annie Lever You do not offer a world wide service as you say on your waiting message on the phone...Have called...

@stepru @GoDaddy All the people I sent an email to in the past 3 days received it 10 times & I received...

Arvixe

arvixe.com

Arvixe Review

$5.00/mo

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain Lifetime
  6. Full Feature List »

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@CouponCodewa @arvixe It got solved automatically after 15 mins. There was 404 issue for 15 mins. Hope it will ne...

JustHost

justhost.com

JustHost Review

$6.95/mo

$3.55/mo

49% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee NO
  5. Free Domain YES
  6. Full Feature List »

Lisa Milani Sauro Justhost is the worst. I have to spread the word and get all my clients out of their posession. N...

@BoRyanMaynard "You get what you pay for" =>@just_host

BlueHost

bluehost.com

BlueHost Review

$6.95/mo

$5.95/mo

14% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee 99.9%
  5. Free Domain YES
  6. Full Feature List »

Bluehost Understanding the different types of domain names can be complicated. Check out our "Domains Explai...

@alexdecordoba @bluehost @bluehostsupport looks like mail proxies still #blacklist'd. What's a reasonable time fra...

HostMonster

hostmonster.com

HostMonster Review

$7.95/mo

$3.95/mo

50% off

  1. Unlimited Bandwidth YES
  2. Unlimited Disk Space YES
  3. Unlimited Email YES
  4. Uptime Guarantee NO
  5. Free Domain YES
  6. Full Feature List »

HostMonster We're still fixing a few last things, but nearly everyone is now back up and running. Thanks again...

@KelsiBSides Brighter Sides is back up! Thank you, @hostmonster for your quick work! :) http://t.co/QejdTDfAa0