Web Hosting Matrix (Data + Advice)

We made this page for our users. We want you to have as much info as possible when choosing a webhost to install b2evolution CMS (and/or possibly other software) to run your website. Some will look for price, some will look for features, some will look for service. We ambition to give you a full 360° view of the hosting landscape below.

On this page, we expand the raw data of our web hosting comparison with our advice. We analyzed all the data we collected in the light of our 15+ years of experience with developing b2evolution CMS, which led us to installing & maintaining numerous personal & business websites on many different webhosts, including the ones below. We have also moved sites from one host to another on a regular basis.

We have set our standards on data collection very high. Due to the extreme depth of the data we research for each webhost and the time it takes to keep this data up to date, we are starting with a comparison of 15 major web hosting companies. We ambition to add more over time. (Bookmark this page! :)

Web hosting offers compared with facts and advice

This table expands the raw table with additional lines which appear on yellow background.

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Hosting Company:
Package Name:Go PlanLiteStarterLaunchHatchlingBasicEcoSiteJustPlanMini MooBasicBasicBasicOne PlanGX01SH-1StartUpStellar PlusSpark Plan
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Positives: Extra low price
Excellent value
Good for beginners
Excellent platform technology
Choice of datacenter
Very transparent website
Can run 2 separate websites on 1 account
Uses green energy
Specific b2evolution support
Backups included
3-month money back guarantee
Weekly off-site backups included
Interesting renewal prices
Backups included
Good price
Eco Friendly
Excellent price if you prefer to pay month-to-month
SSD disks
Backups included Can run unlimited (small) sites on a single account
Interesting if you're used to the vDeck control panel
Backup included No markup on renewal prices
Can run unlimited (small) sites on a single account
Backups included Unlimited email accounts
Large email storage
Hum... Reasonable renewal prices
Backups included
Green energy
Choice of data center
Excellent renewal prices Interesting renewal price for 12-month contract
Can run 2 separate websites on 1 account
Negatives: Platform technology not sufficient for geeks
No SSD disks
No SSH
Automatic daily backups not included (available as upgrade) No SSD drives
No SSH (only on VPS)
Ubergeeks will miss a few things (Node.js, SFTP). No SSD disk
Extra cost for daily backups
No alias domains for your site
No SSD disks
Limited storage
Limited email storage
A few missing features for geeks No SSD disks
Limited storage
Single site
No SSD disks
High renewal prices
No SSD disks
Limited storage
Unattractive pricing
No SSD disks
SSH & SFTP require cPanel ($2/mo) + SSH option ($2/mo)
No SSD disks
Limited storage
Unattractive pricing
High renewal rates
Backups not included
No SSD disk
High renewal rates
Backups not included
No SSD disk
Insufficient disk space Domain Privacy price is absolutely excessive
Insufficient storage
Only one site per account
SSH access is jailed
Limited backups
SSL not really free
Backups not included
Summary:This plan is the best choice if you're looking for the lowest price.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.This plan includes active b2evolution support and uses green energy. Also interesting for serving the Canadian market (proximity).A very well rounded plan for small sites, including business sites. Can be used long term.This plan will suit you if you want to host a single domain website and you don't need privacy on your domain name.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.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).This is an average plan which may be interesting in some countries (check non-USD prices on the site, see below).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).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.This plan may require several add-on options but has the advantage of keeping the same price at renewal time.This is a very average plan. It may be interesting if you need many email accounts.For pure hosting there are better offers out there. May be interesting if you need many email accounts and a lot of email storage.The platform works fine, but there are better offers out there.Not rated yet.Not rated yet.
Register your domain elsewhere.
Not rated yet.
Seems better suited for domains than for hosting.
Even if you factor in the $1/mo extra for backups, this is an interesting well rounded plan from a reputable company.
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Pricing breakdown
Hosting Company:
Best price for you :$ 1.99$ 3.92$ 3.95$ 3.99$ 2.78$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 3.95$ 3.15$ 4.95$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 3.88$ 4.44$ 3.47$ 3.95$ 3.24$ 3.99
1 Month (Trial) :N/A$ 4.90N/AN/A$ 7.66N/A$ 9.95$ 7.99$ 5.00N/A$ 10.95N/AN/AN/A$ 6.95$ 18.90$ 4.88N/A
Monthly for 12 mo :$ 2.99$ 6.91$ 5.95$ 4.99$ 5.37$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 5.95$ 3.67$ 6.95$ 8.95$ 6.95$ 4.18$ 4.44$ 3.47$ 3.95$ 3.24$ 3.99
Monthly for 24 mo :$ 2.49$ 3.92$ 4.95$ 3.99$ 3.98$ 3.95$ 4.95$ 4.95$ 3.15$ 5.95$ 6.95$ 5.95$ 3.88N/AN/A$ 3.95N/AN/A
Monthly for 36 mo :$ 1.99$ 3.92$ 3.95N/A$ 2.80$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 3.95$ 3.15$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 5.95$ 3.88N/A$ 3.47$ 3.95N/AN/A
Renewal Price (1 mo) :N/A$ 9.99N/AN/A$ 10.95N/A$ 9.95$ 11.99$ 14.95N/A$ 10.95N/AN/AN/A$ 6.95$ 11.95$ 4.88N/A
Renewal Price (12 mo) :$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 8.95$ 8.99$ 9.95$ 10.99$ 14.95$ 10.99$ 8.95$ 9.99$ 14.95$ 14.95$ 6.95$ 11.95$ 3.24$ 8.99
Renewal Price (24 mo) :$ 8.99$ 7.99$ 8.99$ 7.99$ 7.95$ 8.49$ 9.95$ 9.99$ 13.95$ 9.99$ 6.95$ 8.99$ 13.95$ 13.95N/A$ 11.95N/AN/A
Renewal Price (36 mo) :$ 7.99$ 7.99$ 7.99N/A$ 6.95$ 7.99$ 9.95$ 9.49$ 12.95$ 9.49$ 5.95$ 12.49$ 12.95$ 12.95$ 6.95$ 11.95N/AN/A
Renewal Price Max :$ 9.99$ 9.99$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 10.95$ 8.99$ 9.95$ 11.99$ 14.95$ 10.99$ 10.95$ 12.49$ 14.95N/A$ 6.95$ 11.95$ 4.88$ 8.99
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Money Back
Guarantee :
30 daysAnytime!30 days90 days45 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days90 days
Domain Pricing
Hosting Company:
Use existing domain :
Register new .com :Free$ 14.95 /yrFreeFree$ 12.95 /yrFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree$ 13.95 /yr$ 15.95 /yr$ 10.98 /yrFree
.com Renewal :$ 16.99 /yr$ 14.95 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 12.95 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 13.95 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 16.99 /yrN/A$ 19.95 /yr$ 15.99 /yr Hidden Fee! Hidden Fee!$ 13.95 /yr$ 15.95 /yr$ 12.98 /yr$ 14.99 /yr
.com Privacy :$ 12.99 /yr$ 9.95 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 14.95 /yr$ 14.88 /yr$ 9.95 /yr$ 14.88 /yr$ 12.99 /yrN/AFree$ 11.88 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 9.99 /yrFree$ 24.00 /yrFree$ 9.99 /yr
Hosting Features
Hosting Company:
Disk space :UnlimitedUnlimited100 GBUnlimitedUnlimited50 GBUnlimited50 GBUnlimited50 GBUnlimited50 GBUnlimitedUnlimited5 GB10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
SSD Disk :
Sites per Account :Unlimited12211Unlimited1Unlimited1Unlimited11151Unlimited2
Alias/Parked Domains :Unlimited250605UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited5UnlimitedUnlimited115UnlimitedUnlimited5
Subdomains :Unlimited52525Unlimited25Unlimited25Unlimited25UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited25
Max DBs :Unlimited5252Unlimited20Unlimited20UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited751UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited10
Free SSL:
Shared certificate

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto-renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Shared certificate

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

(Let's Encrypt)

Shared certificate

Comodo
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt

Only 1st year is free

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew
SFTP:FTPS
(SSL/TLS)
FTPS
SSH/TLS
Option
SSH Access: Option
Cron Jobs:??
Included backups: (daily) Weekly
Off-Site Data Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(Nighlty) (Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(daily)
2 daily + 1 weekly retained
(daily)
30 retained

Twice a week
Backup Upgrade:$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
Upgrade to higher plan$19.95 /yr
or upgrade
$2/mo for daily backups$35.88 /yr
Site Backup & Restore Pro
$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
$1.50 /mo
nightly backups
$35.88 /yr
Backup Pro
$14.99 /yr no daily backups available$1/mo
Email features
Hosting Company:
Email accounts:Unlimited25100UnlimitedUnlimited5Unlimited5Unlimited5Unlimited2 500Unlimited1UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email aliases:UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email Storage:500 MBUnlimited500 MBUnlimitedUnlimited100 MB250 MB100 MB500 MB100 MB20 000 MBUnlimited500 MBN/AUnlimited2 000 MB10 000 MBUnlimited
Network Features
Transfer:UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Dedicated IP:N/A$ 4.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 5.99 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 5.99 /moN/A$ 5.99 /mo$ 4.95 /mo$ 3.99 /moN/AN/AN/A$ 2.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo
Datacenters in USA:121222411242113112
Datacenters in Europe:none1nonenonenonenone1nonenonenonenonenonenonenone121none
Datacenters in Asia:none1nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone1nonenone
Green energy:
CO2 offset by Carbonfund.org

100% renewable Green Tag energy

U.S. EPA Green Power Partner
(300% offset)

90% sustainable energy
Water cooled data centers
Green Rating:
Services
Transfer/Migration service:
Domain only

Domain only

full site

full site +
Panel settings / email

1 full site
or 1 full cPanel

Domain only

full site

Domain only

Domain only

Full site

Full site

full site

3 full sites
or cPanel
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Software
Hosting Company:
Control Panel:vDeckcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelvDeckcPanelLunar Panel
cPanel: $2/mo
cPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanel (2FA)cPanel
Advanced b2evo support:N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shared OS:LinuxLinuxCloudLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux 3.10Linux Secure vFSLinuxLinuxLinux 3.10LinuxLinuxLinux (Debian)LinuxCloudLinuxLinuxCloudLinuxLinux (CentOS)
PHP: 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2 (Choose Your Version) 5.6 & 7.0 (Choose your version) 7 5 & 7 7.0 7.1, 7.0, 5.6 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 & 7.1 7.05.3, 5.6 & 7.0 7.0 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 & 7.1 5.6, 7.1 & 7.2 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 5.2-5.6, 7.0-7.2 7
Python: 2.6, 2.7 or 3.2 (switch as you wish) 2.7 2.5 2.4 & 2.7 2.4 & 2.6
PERL: 5.10 5.10 5 5.8 5.8 5
Node.js: (no tech support) (no tech support) (no tech support) (no tech support)
Ruby: 2.3 2.3
MySQL: 5.6 5.6 5.6 MariaDB 5.6 14.14 5.6 5.6
MariaDB 10
5
PostgreSQL: 9.6 5.1 8.4 8.4
Git: 2.6