4 Affordable Hosting Providers for Startups to Consider


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By creating a website, startups can build brand awareness and connect with potential customers better.


Creating a website requires quite a few steps, one of which is finding the right web hosting provider. It might be a daunting task, as there are countless hosting companies that offer different prices and features. We have prepared this guide to help you pick the best hosting providers that offer budget-friendly prices.


Here are the top four affordable hosting providers that you can consider for your startup.


1.     Dreamhost

Recommended by Wordpress.org, Dreamhost is one of the most popular web hosting providers on the market. Its annual fees are relatively affordable, with a lot of exciting free and premium features. The cheapest Shared hosting plan is priced at $2.59 and offers such features as a free domain, unlimited traffic, unmetered bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, WordPress already preinstalled, and more.


Should you need more functionality, Dreamhost offers more premium plans for WordPress, VPS, Cloud, and Dedicated hosting. Keep in mind that managing websites with VPS and Dedicated hosting is much harder and requires quite a lot of technical knowledge. Dreamhost also offers a 97-day money-back guarantee. You can manage your websites using cPanel, which is beginner-friendly and easy to navigate. The web hosting provider has top-notch customer support via phone, live chat, and email.


2.     Hostinger

When starting a new business, you of course want to save money. However, a small budget doesn't have to mean lower quality products. Great quality web hosting - the fastest hosting for only $0.80 - now offered by Hostinger.


The Single Shared hosting plan is perfect for beginners: affordable, yet packed with features. You will get 100GB bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, 1 free email, 2 MySQL databases, DNS management, speedy loading times, 99.9% uptime guarantee, fast loading times, and more. Hostinger also offers Premium and Business shared hosting plans, Cloud, and VPS hosting. Those are perfect for larger websites and webmasters with good technical skills. If you plan to build your website with a CMS, Hostinger has plans tailored for the best performance whether you use Drupal, Joomla, or WordPress.


Best thing is - Hostinger has a comprehensive onboarding process, which will help you learn to navigate the back end of your website management, regardless of the technical skills you have. What is more, the company offers a visual website builder - Zyro - for those who don't have coding skills and want to build a website quickly.


The web hosting provider uses cutting edge technologies to ensure the best possible loading speed and yearly uptime. Should you run in any trouble, Hostinger is famous for it's fast and super helpful customer support. You can reach them via email or live chat.


3.    GreenGeeks

If you're an environment-conscious business owner, consider hosting your website with GreenGeeks. The company, from the start of its establishment, has focused on providing high-quality hosing while remaining eco-friendly in all its operations.


GreenGeeks' plans start at $2.95 per month. With the cheapest plan, you will get 1 website, unlimited web space and data transfer, a free SSL certificate, a free domain name for the first year, free nightly backups, unlimited databases, and 300% green energy match. The hosting provider uses LiteSpeed, LSCache, MariaDB, HTTP/2 and PHP7 to ensure speedy loading times.


GreenGeeks is compatible with all CMSs, so weather you want to build a website with WordPress or Drupal - it has you covered!

If Shared hosting doesn't provide enough features, you can always opt for their other plans, such as the Pro for $5.85 per month, or the Premium plan for $11.95 per month. Like most hosting providers, GreenGeeks offer a 24/7 customer service, in case you need a helping hand.


4.    A2 Hosting

Although A2 Hosting is less known, it offers some of the best web hosting solutions to startups. It unlimited bandwidth and hosting space to guarantee your website's success.


Creating or transferring a domain with this provider is free of charge.


The plans go as low as $2.53 per month, for which you will get 100GB storage, unlimited email accounts, a free SSL certificate, free site migration, unlimited FTP accounts, Weebly site builder, and cPanel control panel.


If you're looking for plans with more features and Shared hosting isn't an ideal solution, A2 Hosting offers VPS and Dedicated hosting plans. The company has reliable customer support where customers can get help through phone calls, emails, and live chats.  A2 Hosting is the perfect choice for both beginner and advanced webmasters.


Bottom Line

Having a functional website that can generate traffic plays a crucial role in growing your business. Hence, it essential to use the services of the right hosting provider.


When it comes to quality and price, both Hostinger and GreenGeeks take the crown. Both web hosting providers offer fast loading websites, plenty of integration options, fantastic features, and customer support.

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