Web Hosting Selection
One of b2evolution's core principles is that you get full control over your website. This also means we recommend that you choose and use your own webhosting. This way, you also retain the freedom to move your site to a different place whenever you see fit.
That being said, with hundreds of web hosting companies offering all kinds of hosting plans, it has become challenging to find balance between price, features, performance and support. On this page you will find a selection of well rounded hosting plans which we recommend for hosting b2evolution as well as any other web site including blogs, forums, galleries, CMS pages as well as e-commerce/shopping carts built with PHP + MySQL.
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TL;DR – Best web hosting offers for September 24, 2023
|Web Host||Hosting company|
|A2 Hosting||$2.99||$14.95/ year||Excellent Technology|
|InMotion Hosting||$4.99||Free(1 year)||Business host|
|GreenGeeks||$2.95||Free(1 year)||Best green choice|
|Host Papa||$3.95||Free||Green Energy|
|HostGator||$2.78||$12.95/ year||Off-site backups|
Most of the web hosts above will give you a special promo price, either via a coupon or automatically if you sign up through this page. Disclaimer: Some of these hosts will pay us a commission in addition to giving you a promotional price. These commissions are reinvested in the development of the b2evolution software.
About web hosting
In order for your website to be accessible by your visitors on the Internet, you need to host it with a webhost, i-e a company that has web servers connected to the internet 24x7. Web hosting companies have thousands of such servers in data centers. For futher details, please see Web hosting explained »
Those servers can be dedicated to a specific site ("dedicated servers" - which is expensive) or shared between several clients and web sites (which is much more affordable). This is called "shared web hosting". All offers on this page are shared hosting.
Our hosting selection
The drawback of shared hosting is that if the hosting company shares too few servers between too many clients, then your site could become dramatically slow. This can be acceptable to some level if your primary concern is price (see our cheap hosting page). However, studies have shown that if your home page takes more than 10 seconds to load, visitors will start to abandon your site. On this top 10, we restricted our selection to companies capable of delivering professional speed & quality hosting services.
Our process for selecting, evaluating and ranking web hosting companies and their offers includes:
- Reputation. We have reviewed all well known web hosting companies as well as the ones suggested by our users. Please use our feedback form to submit your own suggestions.
- Popularity. We have reviewed all the web hosting companies frequently used by b2evolution powered sites.
- Speed. For our web hosting reviews, we set up private test sites in order to verify the specs beyond the ads. In many instances we also have public hosting test sites (you'll find them in each review), where you can also check for yourself how responsive the host is while browsing through a typical modern blog/CMS site.
- Reliability & uptime. No host is really 99.99% perfect here. However, all hosts rated 4 stars or more are in the top performers regarding uptime.
- Features. Many hosts are loaded with features you don't need. In other cases you may need something very specific or advanced that only a few hosts will offer (SSH access for example). All hosts on this page have the standard features you expect from a modern web hosting company: PHP, Perl, MySQL, control panel and email, all that on your own domain, of course.
- Support. This is tricky to evaluate. Because the quality of support sometimes varies from one support representative to the next, we kindly ask you to share your experience in the comments section for your host. Unfortunately this also attracts fake comments (sometimes from competitors, sometimes from the hosts themselves). We try to moderate but we reckon this is not 100% failsafe.
A note about Price: we constantly try to find the best coupons or to secure special deals with hosting companies in order to bring you the best prices for each of these hosting offers. Sometimes, however, those prices are valid for a limited time only and it may happen that the promo has expired when you try to take advantage of it. If this happens, please let us know so we can update the site ASAP. In the meantime, grab the good offers while they last & enjoy!
Hosting plan details
Excellent platform technology
Choice of datacenter
Very transparent website
Automatic daily backups not included (available as upgrade)
This plan is downright excellent with one exception: you'll have to rely on manual backups or upgrade to get automated backups. Active b2evolution support.
« You don't like slow websites. Neither do your visitors. If your site is slow, your visitors will just find another site to buy from or get their information from. That's why your site will be hosted on our exclusive SwiftServer platform. The bottom line is we're faster than the competition.
Nobody likes price increases at the time of renewal. Contrary to many others, A2 Hosting will clearly show you your recurring price before you sign up. You can get both a great introductory price and no surprises at renewal time.»
Choice of Datacenter ( USA / Europe / Asia ) • 100% SSD • Free SSL • Unlimited RAID-10 Storage • 25 Email Addresses • 1 Domain, 5 Sub-Domains, 25 Parked Domains (b2evolution can manage all 25 with a single install) • 5 Databases • Free site transfer • 24/7/365 US-Based Guru Crew Support • Green • Easy install & configuration of b2evolution at signup (many other scripts also available)
A2 doesn't overload their servers like many other companies do. They also give you great technical options to fit your needs like choice of datacenter, choice of PHP version, MariaDB support.
Current Prices and Promotions for A2 Hosting
Selected hosting package: Lite
3-month money back guarantee
Ubergeeks will miss a few things (Node.js, SFTP).
A very well rounded plan for small sites, including business sites. Can be used long term.
« Your web site deserves the best. Our easy to use business class web hosting combines all the features you need with top technical support, enterprise hardware, and our corporate commitment to quality.
Free SSD • Free Setup • 1 click b2evo install • 90 day Money Back Guarantee • Award Winning 24/7 Support • Business Class Email • Detailed Site Statistics • Easy to use Control Panel
Our certified technicians will help you every step of the way. Rest assured, you will get the best quality hosting from InMotion - even if you are shopping for "cheap hosting". »
Current Prices and Promotions for InMotion Hosting
Selected hosting package: Launch
Best green choice
Excellent price if you prefer to pay month-to-month
A few missing features for geeks
Overall an excellent plan and with the distinction of being the most eco-friendly. Probably also the best choice if you prefer to pay month-to-month (no contract).
« Our web hosting platform is specially engineered to perform while being environmentally friendly. Experience the best speed technology, better security, and down-to-earth technical support.
Green Geeks provides 300% green energy web hosting with each hosting plan. Our expert Green Geeks team are friendly, accessible and are as committed to our clients as we are toward protecting our environment.
Free Website Transfer Service • Unlimited Domains on 1 Account • SECURE IMAP/POP3 E-mail Accounts • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee • SSH (Secure Shell)
Whether you are new to web hosting or if you want to move your existing web site to our green hosting service, we're here to help you every step of the way. No matter your hosting requirements, our platform will fit your needs. »
Current Prices and Promotions for GreenGeeks
Selected hosting package: EcoSite
Can run 2 separate websites on 1 account
Uses green energy
Specific b2evolution support
No SSD drives
No SSH (only on VPS)
This plan includes active b2evolution support and uses green energy. Also interesting for serving the Canadian market (proximity).
« We understand that our customers' web sites are important and that they count on us to ensure that their service is not interrupted.
At HostPapa, we consider every one of our customers to be a part of our family. That's why our motto is "Let Papa take care of you".
Free Setup • 1 click b2evo install • Dedicated customer service • 30-day money-back guarantee
Hostpapa has taken the initiative of going green by purchasing 100% Green Renewable energy to power our data center, web servers, office computers, laptops and office space. »
Current Prices and Promotions for Host Papa
Selected hosting package: Starter
Weekly off-site backups included
Interesting renewal prices
No SSD disk
Extra cost for daily backups
No alias domains for your site
This plan will suit you if you want to host a single domain website and you don't need privacy on your domain name.
« Over 3 million domains rely on HostGator, shouldn't you? No extra costs, no overage fees, unlimited disk space and bandwidth. True 99.9% uptime with in-house support makes a winning combination for your website's needs.
We may be one of the largest hosting companies, but we are so sure about our 24/7/365 support our owner will personally help you if you have any problems.
Free Setup • 1 click b2evo install • SSH • 24/7/365 phone / live chat support • 99.9% uptime • 45-day money back guarantee • 130% Powered by Wind Energy
Starting a new website? HostGator provides 4,500+ design templates and a free site builder. Moving from another host? Let us handle the process for you FREE of charge. »
Current Prices and Promotions for HostGator
Selected hosting package: Hatchling
No SSD disks
Blocked outgoing pings
Limited storage & email
Bad support of b2evolution
This plan may be used if you are using an external email service (e-g Gmail) and don't have too many photos/videos on your site. Quality & features of BlueHost have degraded lately.
« Our professional Web Hosting plans include all the features you are looking for at the best possible price.
Free Setup • 1 click b2evo install • Host Unlimited Domains on 1 Account • 24/7 Superb / Responsive Sales / Support • 2 500 POP/Imap Email Accounts • SSH (Secure Shell)
You already have a domain name or web site? Great! We'll help you setup your domain to work on Bluehost and more...
You don't have your own web address yet? That's okay! We'll help you get started on the web with a free domain name and more... »
Current Prices and Promotions for BlueHost
Selected hosting package: Basic
Reasonable renewal prices
Insufficient disk space
Not rated yet.
" 99.996% Uptime -- KnownHost has the best uptime on the planet - verified every day, as proof of the best industry uptime anywhere. We've maintained, and improved, every year - and plan on continuing that trend.
Fully Managed -- Our USA based admin and support teams are extremely welly trained and on job 24x7x365, eliminating the technical worries, so you can focus on running your business.
Free Backups -- Backups are a must - we get that. It's why you'll get a fully automated backup system to snapshot your installation. It's stored off-server for disaster recovery, and available ANYTIME.
Free and Easy Migrations -- We're full service - and so are our migrations. Often with zero downtime, our experts handle everything for you in moving your site over from your old hosting. It's a FREE service!
Backed by cPanel -- Having some no-name control panel is a mistake, making migrations and support painfully difficult. That's why we base our servers on cPanel, thus giving you full control to add or remove email accounts and domain names, as well as manage your files and MySQL databases and much more."
Current Prices and Promotions for KnownHost SH-1
Selected hosting package: SH-1
Choice of data center
Domain Privacy price is absolutely excessive
Only one site per account
Not rated yet.
Register your domain elsewhere.
"Host your site close to your visitors -- Your website speed and stability depend a lot on the location and the characteristics of your hosting data center. That is why we work only with the best facilities in the world and we choose the most powerful and innovative hardware to build our infrastructure on.
Always the Hottest Speed Technologies! -- Latest web hosting speed technologies are our passion. It does not matter if it is faster hardware, an innovative network architecture or a new software solution. If there is something that can make your website faster, we will be among the first to implement it.
Handcrafted Solutions for 99.99% Uptime -- We have always been pioneers in inventing our own advanced web hosting security solutions. They have minimized the downtime risk to levels which companies, relying on the available mass solutions, could never achieve.
24/7 Insanely fast support with a heart! -- We add our unique solutions to any platform and improve its performance!"
Current Prices and Promotions for SiteGround StartUp
Selected hosting package: StartUp
Excellent renewal prices
SSH access is jailed
SSL not really free
Issues with mod_security
Not rated yet.
Seems better suited for domains than for hosting.
"cPanel, the #1 control panel worldwide, comes free with all of our shared hosting packages, giving you full control of your website via your browser.
Latest Dell server technology -- Every component is fully redundant from power supply to network card to the high-speed SAN delivering unparalleled uptime, performance and reliability. The result? 100% uptime, every month."
Current Prices and Promotions for NameCheap Stellar Plus
Selected hosting package: Stellar Plus
Prices shown on this page are for 12 month terms or longer. Please see individual reviews for details. Hosting companies may change their pricing, specs and conditions without notice. Though we try to track them accurately, please report any discrepancies you might find.
Lower cost: see our selection of cheap hosting solutions »