Hosting Industry Demystified

Who is best in Hosting Industry?

It is impossible, says French proverb, to overdo luxury. How true. Luxury has no limits and what is chic today will be cliché tomorrow. At least in the Internet world, where the Shared Hosting market is blooming like never before, courtesy young designers, developers, robust moneymakers who do not hesitate to flaunt they have got. They wouldn’t settle for anything but the crème de la crème. They want everything from the industry.

Studies from the news at NETCRAFT, reveals that in the January 2012 survey, they received responses from 582,716,657 sites, a growth of 4.9% or 27.2M sites on last month. Does every sector we analyze have the same surge story?

Hosting industry is on a stylish drive. Super specialty hosting plans are now combining with best of the 24 x 7 customer support and technical support. The focus of big hosting brands was developed countries of America and Europe till some five years ago when small developing countries began dreaming big. Now, with the demand of Hosting growing in most of the developing countries of Asia and Africa also, big names are tapping this segment, too.

Today, I have taken this research to find out who is best in the hosting industry, to assist my fellow hosting users to be selective while choosing the hosting. In this research, I’m going to find out the structure and organization of 6 top hosting industries, will find their base and various serious shortcomings that a hosting user must take into account before choosing it.

This research article of mine will be well cross-referenced and is therefore a more cohesive resource.

In this I have chosen 6 best hosting companies:

  • GoDaddy
  • CPWebHosting
  • Hostgator
  • JustHost
  • BlueHost
  • 1&1 Internet
GoDaddy CPWebHosting Hostgator Justhost BlueHost 1&1
Establishment Year March 1999 August 2002 June 2008 July 2002 March 2000 December 1998
Hosting Plan Economy 4GH Business Hosting $1.45 Hatchling Plan Just Plan Business Pro 1&1 Starter
Minimum Period 3 months 1 Year 1 month 1 month 1 Year 3 months
Price $17.97 $17.4 $7.16 ($8.95 per month) + $20.00 setup fees = $28.95 $83.4 $14.97
Space 10GB 1GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 50GB
Bandwidth Unlimited 5GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Domains Allowed Unlimited 10 1 Unlimited Unlimited 1
Email Accounts 100 10 Unlimited POP accounts Unlimited 10 250
MySQL Databases 10 x 1GB 10 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 10

Bandwidth is subject to availability on the server, it expressly reserves the right to review every Account for excessive space and bandwidth utilization, and to terminate or apply additional fees to those Accounts that exceed allowed levels. On shared servers, if one particular user is over utilizing the space or bandwidth on a server, then it is reviewed to ensure it is not affecting other users. Is the Bandwidth unlimited word is used for only marketing? It is best to review the Terms of Services, before hosting on it.  A big question comes, whether they have capped bandwidth or it can go to the higher limit of 100M.

Before going for Hosting, the users must check the companies where the limit on features is being imposed.

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