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 25, 2018
|Web Host||Hosting company|
|iPage||$1.99||Free(1 Year)||Lowest price|
|A2 Hosting||$3.92||$14.95/ year||Excellent Technology|
|Host Papa||$3.95||Free||Green Energy|
|InMotion Hosting||$3.99||Free(1 year)||Business host|
|HostGator||$2.78||$12.95/ year||Off-site backups|
|GreenGeeks||$3.95||Free(1 year)||Best green choice|
|JustHost||$3.95||Free(1 year)||Multiple countries|
|FatCow||$3.15||Free(1 Year)||vDeck panel|
|HostMonster||$4.95||Free(1 year)||Average entry plan|
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
Extra low price
Good for beginners
Platform technology not sufficient for geeks
No SSD disks
This plan is the best choice if you're looking for the lowest price.
« At iPage, we have a team of folks who think about nothing but the customer experience and our user interfaces. Every month, we launch something to make it easier for you to use our services. And, we do loads of user testing and surveys to identify and address our customers' "pain points."
Free point & click site builder including Free online store • Free Marketing Suite • Free Security Suite • Unlimited MySQL Databases • Unlimited emails • Unlimited Domains Hosted • Easy install of many scripts including b2evolution
When you contact us, you'll almost always be in touch with one of our North American agents in less than two minutes. You'll also be dealing with someone who has passed a variety of tests and meets our quality standards. Plus, you'll receive a survey that helps us assess whether or not you had a great experience. »
Current Prices and Promotions for iPage
Selected hosting package: Go Plan
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.»
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
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.
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
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. »
Current Prices and Promotions for InMotion Hosting
Selected hosting package: Launch
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 on all shared web hosting plans from just $4.95/mth. True 99.9% uptime with in-house support makes a winning combination for your website's needs.
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. Already have a web site? HostGator offers a free transfer service. »
Current Prices and Promotions for HostGator
Selected hosting package: Hatchling
No SSD disks
Limited email storage
This plan can be used if you are using an external email service (e-g Gmail) and don't have too many photos/videos on your site. Otherwise you will have to upgrade quickly.
« 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?
Current Prices and Promotions for BlueHost
Selected hosting package: Basic
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.
Free Website Transfer Service • Unlimited Domains on 1 Account • SECURE IMAP/POP3 E-mail Accounts • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee • SSH (Secure Shell)
No matter your hosting requirements, our platform will fit your needs. »
Current Prices and Promotions for GreenGeeks
Selected hosting package: EcoSite
No SSD disks
This is an average plan which may be interesting in some countries (check non-USD prices on the site, see below).
« Affordable price plans, secure servers, first class 24/7 technical support and a wide range of features make hosting your website with Just Host the obvious choice. Just Host are dedicated to providing their customers with the most reliable web hosting service possible.
Anytime Money Back Guarantee • Unlimited Domains • Unlimited E-Mail Accounts • Unlimited MySQL Databases • FREE Site Builder • FREE Domain for Life • FREE Instant Setup
From the business owner to the individual who desires full functionality on a small budget, Just Host provides your complete web hosting solution»
Current Prices and Promotions for JustHost
Selected hosting package: JustPlan
Can run unlimited (small) sites on a single account
Interesting if you're used to the vDeck control panel
No SSD disks
High renewal prices
This plan is interesting if you're used to the vDeck control panel, but you will have to cancel & switch hosts before renewal kicks in (too expensive).
« Since 1998 the FatCow Web Hosting plan has provided reliable hosting services for individuals and businesses. Whether you're looking for a small business web host or domain name for you business ? FatCow has the service and experienced team to support you!
Unlimited MySQL Databases • Unlimited emails • Unlimited Domains Hosted • Website Builder • Shopping cart • Easy install of many scripts
Our offices and our data centers are all 100% powered by wind energy. You can be proud that the machines hosting your website & email are fully eco-friendly! »
Current Prices and Promotions for FatCow
Selected hosting package: Mini Moo
Average entry plan
No SSD disks
This is an average entry-level plan. The features/price ratio is low. It may be interesting if you're looking for a 3-year contract.
« From the business owner to the individual who desires full functionality on a small budget, HostMonster provides your complete web hosting solution.
Free Setup • 1 click b2evo install • Host unlimited domains • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee • SSH (Secure Shell)
HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Our internet hosting package helps you get high-power at a fraction of the cost. »
Current Prices and Promotions for HostMonster
Selected hosting package: Basic
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 »