Wednesday , 3 January 2018

Top Web Hosting Providers 2017 (My Review)



Web Hosting is the first important thing for a long term website. I run websites since 2010, and during last 7 years, I’ve used many web hosting companies including NameCheap, Hostgator, Site5 and particularly a Pakistani company called “HosterPK”. If the hosting service is poor, it’ll hugely affect your site. therefore, it should be carefully evaluated beforehand. Today, I’ll share my experience with you about SiteGround which I’m using myself since last two months, along the way, I’ll give you a list of the top 5 web hosting companies. siteground-web-hosting

Why I transferred my sites to SiteGround?

As I earlier mentioned, I was using HosterPK a Pakistani company for almost 7 years. In the start, they were providing a good service including up time and customer support. But in the recent months, that company became very poor in handling issues related to down servers. The customer support also became terrible. so I decided to find another company where I could safely move my sites.

I had Bluehost and Hostgator in my mind, but when I researched online, I found that SiteGround has more good reviews, and found the prices very competitive. Therefore, I decided to join SiteGround, but you can look into all of the below mentioned web hosting providers, and check which is one is good for your needs and budget.

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Important factors to look in web hosting

There are many factors you may want to look into before choosing a web hosting company. The most important one is up time which means if the hosting company is keeping your site live and running all the time. That’s very important in modern day websites, because visitors browse the internet in speed like rockets. A few more factors that one should look into before purchasing a web hosting are following:

  1. Up Time Guarantee (99.99)
  2. Server Speed
  3. Security
  4. Competitive Pricing
  5. Customer Support (The most important)

These 5 are the top pillars in web hosting. there are hundreds of other features that you can see on the home page of every web hosting company, and can compare with one another.

You should further look into your needs and traffic on your sites, and you should select a web hosting according to your budget and requirements. For example, if your sites receive less than 100,000 monthly visitors then SiteGround is a good choice for you, if your sites receive more visitors then you should probably go for HostGator or BlueHost.

Top 5 Web Hosting Providers

There are at least 20 hosting providers which are considered the most popular among bloggers and website owners. However, I’ll select only 5 out of them, and you can select the best one according to your needs and budget. Please watch the video at the bottom to understand the importance of web hosting for long term websites.

My 5 favorite web hosting providers: 

  1. SiteGround (I’m using this)
  2. HostGator (I’ve used it)
  3. BlueHost (Friends are using)
  4. GoDaddy (Friends are using)
  5. NameCheap (I’ve used it)

Why I recommend SiteGround?

The simplest reason I’m recommending SiteGround is that I’m using it myself since last two months, and it’s a world class web hosting with responsive customer support which I love. Furthermore, the pricing is very competitive. SiteGround also has WordPress + Joomla dedicated web hosting which includes extra benefits. I’m satisfied with this web hosting so far, and that’s the reason I’m recommending it to my readers. However, you are free to choose from above 5 which is according to your needs and budget.

Note: If you buy the hosting from my link on this page then you’ll get the hosting on the same price or may be with some discount, but at the same time I’ll get some commission. so if you decide to buy then do buy from my link on this page. Thanks.

I’ll update this article if there are changes in list of web hosting providers, so that we can discuss it here. I’ve always shared the best web hosting companies after testing myself. and currently, I think the above mentioned are perfect.

Please watch my web hosting review below in Urdu/Hindi to properly understand the importance of web hosting and other factors that can be used to decide which hosting provider to choose.

About Abdul Wali

Abdul Wali is a Web Developer, SEO Consultant and Online Instructor working online for last 6 years on the internet and managing several successful websites. You can contact him via Email or follow him on Facebook. Also add him on .

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  • but their startup package Suitable for ~ 10,000 Visits Monthly only which is very low what you think?

    • I have more than 100,000 sessions per month usually. will it be suitable for me
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58fe6fd963b2d30d908fad918b8cdc7b21a7784249cbaba7549c86f2d884cdb5.jpg

      • It will work fine even for 200000 Pageviews. I’ve answered assuming you are running a WordPress based Blog.

        • thanks you are using it?

          • I am not using it, one of my friend is hosting his Blog on it with 250K Pageviews/month. I am on HostGator Business Plan but that’s seems not to fit my current traffic.

    • Yes Bilal, HosterPK is becoming the worst web hosting. and we should take care of the hosting if we want to run our websites for long time. and you should go for the Geek package if you have more than 100,000 visitors, that’s a bit expensive. and if you can’t afford Siteground hosting then simply go for any other like Hostgator, Bluehost etc, but transfer your site from Hosterpk as soon as possible.

      • but Geek package will not serve the purpose also because it also has limitation of 100,000 visits only

        • Then find any good international hosting company that can meet your needs. and transfer your sites to that. my honest advice.

      • I was also thinking about Bluehost but they do not provide free migration service they cost 150$ which is pretty expensive I think

  • Hi Kamran,
    If Hostgator is working good for you then that’s perfectly fine. I found Siteground to be the better so far, that’s why I joined it.

    Regarding the guest post, please send that to me via email, so we can discuss about it via email at: askonlineustaad@gmail.com thanks

    • Kamran

      Hi,
      I have just sent you an email.
      thx

  • nice bhai! i use hostgator for my blog and it’s very slow

    • you should go for cloud hosting, that’s much faster.

  • Saad Ismail

    salam wali bhai i want to start a social site of my in a startup package 1&1 webhost i think it is affordable for me now please guide me which one i select?

    • if you are going to start your setup online with wordpress on 1&1 host then it’s pretty much easy to launch your business, but always remember one thing they are too lazy in their help and communication services and their control panel is not user friendly as others.I have cancelled my order in this week and going to shift on godaddy.

  • Are you have coupon Code of SiteGround?

    • i don’t have coupon, but by default they give you discount if you buy hosting for 3 years.

  • wali bhai this is great article as always
    this is great resource with perfect examples thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with newbies like me and many more on this site
    i always enjoy reading your articles @onlineustaad which helps me to solve my problems.
    i used godaddy but this is now lacking services and i’m thinking to transfer my hosting.
    please upload an article on transfer a domain name and hosting from one registrar to another nice article
    #tips4tricx #tricks #seo #backlinks #makingmoney #tipstricks #widgets #responsivetemplates #blogging #wordpress
    these are the most loving categories i always enjoy reading your articles
    once again thanks for sharing this was an amazing post.

    • Hi Abid,

      Thanks for stepping by. If you transfer to SiteGround then they’ll help in transferring both Domain name and website. even you can initiate the transfer yourself from within the dashboard of siteground. and I beleive, other hosting providers will have similar option. but I use siteground myself, so it was an easy process for me.

      • @abdulwali
        Thanks a lot bro.
        Always stay blessed!

  • Muhammad Rizwan

    Abdul wali bro nice job yar ap bhoot acha kam kr rhn hain or yaqeen mano main nay webdes k bary main jo kuch seekha pa sa he seekha bhoot umda kam kr rhy hain ap , wali bro laken mujy masla ho rha h word press k sath main website bna le h but os site jasa lay out mujy wordpress main nahi mil rha h navigation bhe ah jati h top wali but main left pa ak navigation chata hn or right pa categories jis main spose krn graphics adob photoshop then photoshop k neacha bhe koey catgory ho jis main main post dal saku plz help me rizwan.isbd@gmail.com mri id h i need help

  • Muhammad Faisal

    Asalam Walikum
    Mai New USER HO WEBSITE KI DUNIYA MAI . MAI NE 31 DEC 2016 KO GODADAY SE DOMAIN OR HOSTING LI THI 8000 RUPAY MAI . MUJH IS KA USE KRNA NAHI ATA THA . 6 MONTH MAI NE ISAY SEKHNAY MAI LAGAYE . MAI RENEW PLANE K BARAY MAI SEKH RAHA THA TAB CUSTOMIZE K MAI BASIC PLAN KIYA TO MERA DELUXE SE BASIC HOSTING HO GAYI . MAI NE SOCHA K HOSTING CANCEL KRNAY SE THIK HO JAYE GI LIKIN HOSTING DELETE HO GAYI . MAI NE HELP LINE SE MALOOMAT KI TO PATA CHALA K PHIR SE HOSTING KHARIDNI PARAY GI . IS LIYE JO B GODDADY USE KRTAY HAI WOH WOH HOSTING KO CUSTOMIZE NA KRE OR NA HI DELETE KRE . THANK U

    • Click Tech

      Yaar aap ko agar web development seekhni ho to aap Godaddy ke bajay Free Host Use Karo Such as InfinityFreeHost . Aur agar aap wordpress seekh rahe ho to aap Local Host use karo . Mere hisab se sab se achi hosting Hostgator ki hai . Unka live support bht acha hai .

  • AweXome ArxLan

    great

  • Unknown

    Hello, i designed a Django powered website for which i have to buy VPS server. Can you please suggest best websites for VPS? Also Please check on some Cheap Hosting Provider cause VPS is too costly.

  • Unknown

    Abdul-Wali, can You please Just Come To my Email? I wanna have some discussions with you. Thanks for your Support.

  • Hello Sir my name is Idrees Shareef I watch and learn Your SEO lecture please tell me the best and working way to get traffic on website i not getting any kind of traffic and Thanks for a lot for Teaching Us

  • Ghazanfar Ali

    which one of them supports .pk domains?

  • Click Tech

    Yar bhai mujhe ek domain chaiye Godaddy ka Plzz aap help kardo . RS99 wala domain mere pass credit card nhi hai me easy paisa se payment kardoonga
    Plzz Answer

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  • Excellent recommendation for SiteGround. I have recently migrated to SiteGround and their support is superb, site loading time is awesome.

    Only thing I am not happy with is some uptime issues. Recently faced 3 downtimes of 30 mins each, due to issues with plugins and one downtime was due to nginx bad gateway error which has lasted for around 20 mins.

    If your plugins or themes are a bit old, they might not be compatible with latest PHP 7.0 which is offered at SiteGround by default, though you can change the PHP version.

  • Khuram

    Assalam o Alaikum,
    Wali Bhai Ye bta den
    International Payments
    kese ki jaye Pakistan se. Best options bata dain please

    • Khuram

      agar koi r available hai is answer k saath to Kindly response de dain

  • Hosting are too much expensive. We pakistani can efforts.