TOP 10 best website hosting

Choosing a hosting provider, along with choosing an engine, is a key moment when creating any website. There are a lot of providers, without the skills and experience, it is difficult to distinguish between profitable offers and mediocre ones.To simplify the selection task, we have selected the best products and collected them in a rating. We hope now it will become easier to choose the right hosting for any CMS and budget.

Hosting is a service for placing the client’s files on the network. It is based on a set of physical equipment (server) and software with Internet access. Hosting providers provide space (server disk space) for hosting data that will be available over the Internet on an ongoing basis. All sites created on CMS (engines) “live” on hosting – remote storages with a lot of fine settings and physical parameters.

We have selected the TOP-10 of the most reliable Russian hosting providers and compiled a characteristic for each of them. However, the hosting market is not limited to domestic offerings. If you just need the best hosting without regard to its country of origin, you should look more broadly – towards foreign hosting companies.

1. Bluehost – hosting # 1 in the world

Bluehost is the best and collectively the most interesting hosting provider in the world. It is officially recommended for use by the developers of WordPress.org – the most popular CMS! No matter the location, Bluehost hosting will be the best choice. Its servers are located in the United States and cover an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 5 square kilometers, and support for this power is 118 data centers around the world. This makes Cloudflare CDN extremely efficient, delivering lightning-fast data transfer speeds, no matter how high the physical distance between site visitors and servers. Average server uptime is 99.95%, TTFB latency is below 500 ms. The operating system is Linux-based CentOS, and Windows can also be installed on dedicated servers.

Hosting is bulletproof, that is, the sites located on it are not disabled under any circumstances – complaints, claims and other conflicts. The settings are flexible, you can disable almost everything that you are not going to use (extensions, PHP and Apache modules), reducing the load on the physical server and speeding up your projects. Hosting provides excellent protection against spam, DDoS and personal data security. Data is backed up daily. Universal hosting with no weak points. With a convenient control panel (extended cPanel) that can be easily customized. With a bunch of additional features, good technical support and a positive reputation among reputable experts, as evidenced by the results of their surveys – for example, WHSR 2013-2016.

2. Hostgator

Hostgator is another hosting with data centers in the USA, which, thanks to its participation in the international association of hosters and the use of CDN, provides quality services around the world. Opportunities for webmasters are standard: shared hosting on Linux and Windows, VPS, dedicated server rental. There is a Linux and Windows reseller hosting that allows users to resell Hostgator resources. The hosting can also register a domain in popular geographic and thematic zones. Among them there is a RU zone, but no RF.

For shared hosting and VPS, the provider offers to use the cPanel panel. You can install cPanel or Plesk on a managed dedicated server. The provider provides protection against DDoS attacks and firewall – these tools are available at all tariffs. On shared hosting, SSL is included as a gift. When ordering hosting, you can purchase an antivirus and malware scanner, as well as a tool for managing backups. To resolve technical issues, there is support through tickets and by phone. Support in Russian is open on weekdays from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm Moscow time.

3. Web.com

Web.com is a large foreign provider specializing in serving the business segment. Web.com is far from the cheapest hosting even by the standards of the United States, where its data centers are located, but nevertheless, the service remains one of the most demanded and shows high turnover every year. The main product of the company is an online website builder. In addition to classic hosting, you can get a full range of related services from the provider for maintaining sites: assistance with launching online stores, SEO-promotion, purchasing advertising and running advertising campaigns, developing individual designs, etc. At the same time, Webcom traditionally shows good results in availability and reliability.

For shared hosting and VPS, the provider offers to use the cPanel panel. You can install cPanel or Plesk on a managed dedicated server. The provider provides protection against DDoS attacks and firewall – these tools are available at all tariffs. On shared hosting, SSL is included as a gift. When ordering hosting, you can purchase an antivirus and malware scanner, as well as a tool for managing backups. To resolve technical issues, there is support through tickets and by phone. Support in Russian is open on weekdays from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm Moscow time.

4. Timeweb

Time web is an interesting hoster in every respect. Perhaps the best among domestic ones. Perfectly balanced in terms of reliability, power, quality of service, usability and cost. Powerful hardware gives the speed and stability of the site. You can order regular hosting, VPS or rent a dedicated physical server. A proprietary control panel with a rich set of additional usefulness (quick backup, counters on the main page, 1-click CMS installation, a good file manager, SEO settings and advertising right there, etc.). One of the best.

Technical support is round the clock, polite and efficient. Answers by chat, phone and mail. SSL certificates, site transfers, and SSH access are free here. There are applications for iOS / Android for hosting management. Two-factor authentication is supported, it is possible to transfer account access rights to third parties. There is also a built-in website builder with a set of good templates, which is quite usable. There are many additional services in the assortment (increase the volume of disk, mail, limit the CPU load, add IP, website, etc.). Hosting for 1C-Bitrix stores comes with a separate tariff, here you can also buy a license for this CMS.

5. Majordomo 

Majordomo is an old-timer of the market, has been operating since 2000, and is one of the ten best Russian hosters. Themselves transfer sites for free to virtual and dedicated hosting, traffic at all tariffs is unlimited. They use Supermicro SSD servers and Cisco and Juniper network equipment. The control panel of our own design, convenient, pleasant to look at. There is hardware and software protection against DDoS attacks and effective filtering of spam. There is a possibility of extending services on credit: hosting works with a negative balance. The test period is 7 days.

VPS hosting has no restrictions on the number of domains, sites, databases, ftp, you get root access. ISPmanager can be ordered for an additional fee. Each virtual server within it will receive an individual IP address. The backup storage is limited to 5 GB. You can connect SMS notifications. Technical support around the clock, in 95% of cases responds within 2 hours. Prices are normal and stable – they have been kept at the same level for the last 3 years. There are promotions for domain renewal at low prices. All necessary technologies are supported (languages, CMS installation in 1 click, etc.). Domains, SSL certificates, as well as promo codes for Google services are given for payment of tariffs.

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