HostMetro is a relatively new hosting company born from the reunion of several web hosting industry veterans. They have of 50 years of combined experience and they are set out to make things right.
HostMetro won't make false claims about unlimited space and bandwidth (like many competitors do) but they assure you you will have enough for any normal web site (which means you can't run a file archiving service or a video sharing site; oustide of that you never have to worry about space or transfer limitations).
Originally founded in 1998, iPage started as a full web solution provider based in Burlington, MA. But after 2000, they put their activities on hold to restart as a 100% web hosting company in 2007. With a leading team composed of the top men in the business and an aggressive hosting plan, iPage has made a powerful come-back.
Today, iPage's platform serves over 1,000,000 web sites and they are one of the top well known brands in the web hosting industry.
iPage offers a single all-in-one hosting plan -- in the Standard / Shared web hostingÂ category -- which includes everything most individuals and small business need.
***** 100% Wind Energy.
iPage is also seriously involved in theÂ Green HostingÂ initiative:Â in order to minimize their carbon footprint, iPage purchases Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to cover the usage of electricity for their servers and offices. Relying 100% on wind energy, iPage offsets an energy efficiency comparable to planting 2,390 acres of trees.
If you want to support the green hosting initiative, iPage will give you your own Green Badge to place on your web site. This can be an asset for your business and attract more customers.
HostGator is an independent hosting company created by Brent Oxley in 2002. They are based in Houston, TX which is a good central point for serving all of the US with minimum access times (latency).Â Today they are one of the world’s 10 largest hosting companies, but despite the growth, Brent still takes personal involvement in customer satisfaction and will often handle concerns personally.
HostGator’s offering covers several web hosting product families, which is an advantage if you ever want to upgrade to a more complex hosting solution:
HostGator is powered by 130% wind energy – by purchasing more certified Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) than they actually consume –Â which makes them aÂ Green hosting company. They also strive to use the most energy efficient servers possible.Â See details Â»
The standard web hosting offer is shared hosting, which means you share a server with other clients.
SiteCloud is the first load balanced cloud hosting provider that features the popular cPanel control panel. What differentiates SiteCloud from other CPanel web hosts is that they load balance their infrastructure versus placing all the customers and services on a single server.
Based out of Santa Monica, CA, SiteCloud is owned and operated by industry veteran Trey Gardner.
WebHostingHub is a top hosting company in the budget category.Â They are completely US based with technical support, sales, and customer service done from their office in Virginia. In addition, they have two data centers, one in Ashburn, VA and one on the West Coast in Los Angeles, CA.
All of their equipment is very modern, some of the largest and fastest machines of any hosting company we reviewed. Our tests showed exceptional response times and top uptimes.