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 NameLiteGo PlanLaunchEcoSiteStarterJustPlanMini MooHatchlingBasicBasicBasicOne PlanGX01SH-1StartUpStellar PlusSpark Plan
StarsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Positives Excellent platform technology
Choice of datacenter
Very transparent website
Extra low price
Excellent value
Good for beginners
Backups included
3-month money back guarantee
Eco Friendly
Excellent price if you prefer to pay month-to-month
Can run 2 separate websites on 1 account
Uses green energy
Specific b2evolution support
Backups included Can run unlimited (small) sites on a single account
Interesting if you're used to the vDeck control panel
Weekly off-site backups included
Interesting renewal prices
Backups included
Good price
Backup included 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 Automatic daily backups not included (available as upgrade) Platform technology not sufficient for geeks
No SSD disks
No SSH
Ubergeeks will miss a few things (Node.js, SFTP). A few missing features for geeks No SSD drives
No SSH (only on VPS)
No SSD disks
Limited storage
Single site
No SSD disks
High renewal prices
No SSD disk
Extra cost for daily backups
No alias domains for your site
No SSD disks
Blocked outgoing pings
Limited storage & email
Bad support of b2evolution
No SSD disks
Limited storage
Unattractive pricing
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
Issues with mod_security
Backups not included
SummaryThis 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 is the best choice if you're looking for the lowest price.A very well rounded plan for small sites, including business sites. Can be used long term.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 plan includes active b2evolution support and uses green energy. Also interesting for serving the Canadian market (proximity).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 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 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.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 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 $ 2.99$ 1.99$ 4.99$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 3.95$ 3.15$ 2.78$ 2.95$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 3.88$ 4.44$ 3.47$ 6.99$ 2.44$ 4.99
1 Month (Trial) $ 10.99N/AN/A$ 9.95N/A$ 7.99$ 5.00$ 7.66N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$ 6.71$ 19.99$ 4.88N/A
Monthly for 12 mo $ 6.99$ 2.99$ 6.99$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 5.95$ 3.67$ 5.37$ 4.95$ 6.95$ 6.95$ 4.18$ 4.44$ 6.71$ 6.99$ 2.44$ 4.99
Monthly for 24 mo $ 4.39$ 2.49$ 5.99$ 3.95$ 4.95$ 4.95$ 3.15$ 3.98$ 3.95$ 5.95$ 5.95$ 3.88N/A$ 4.92$ 9.99$ 2.44N/A
Monthly for 36 mo $ 2.99$ 1.99$ 4.99$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 3.95$ 3.15$ 2.80$ 2.95$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 3.88N/A$ 3.47$ 10.49$ 2.44N/A
Renewal Price (1 mo) $ 10.99N/AN/A$ 9.95N/A$ 11.99$ 14.95$ 10.95N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$ 6.71$ 18.90$ 4.88N/A
Renewal Price (12 mo) $ 8.99$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 9.95$ 9.99$ 10.99$ 14.95$ 8.95$ 8.99$ 10.99$ 9.99$ 14.95$ 14.95$ 6.71$ 47.40$ 4.41$ 8.99
Renewal Price (24 mo) $ 7.99$ 8.99$ 7.99$ 9.95$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 13.95$ 7.95$ 8.49$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 13.95$ 13.95$ 6.71$ 94.80N/AN/A
Renewal Price (36 mo) $ 7.99$ 7.99N/A$ 9.95$ 7.99$ 9.49$ 12.95$ 6.95$ 7.99$ 9.49$ 12.49$ 12.95$ 12.95$ 6.71$ 142.20N/AN/A
Renewal Price Max $ 9.99$ 9.99$ 8.99$ 9.95$ 9.99$ 11.99$ 14.95$ 10.95$ 8.99$ 10.99$ 12.49$ 14.95N/A$ 6.71$ 11.95$ 4.88$ 8.99
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Guarantee
Anytime!30 days90 days30 days30 days30 days30 days45 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days30 days90 days
Domain Pricing
Hosting Company
Use existing domain
Register new .com $ 14.95 /yrFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree$ 12.95 /yrFreeFreeFreeFreeFree$ 13.95 /yr$ 15.95 /yr$ 10.98 /yrFree
.com Renewal $ 14.95 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 13.95 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 12.95 /yr$ 15.99 /yrN/A$ 15.99 /yr Hidden Fee! Hidden Fee!$ 13.95 /yr$ 15.95 /yr$ 12.98 /yr$ 14.99 /yr
.com Privacy $ 9.95 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 9.95 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 14.88 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 14.95 /yr$ 14.88 /yrN/A$ 11.88 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 9.99 /yrFree$ 24.00 /yrFree$ 9.99 /yr
Hosting Features
Hosting Company
Disk space UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited100 GB50 GBUnlimitedUnlimited50 GB50 GB50 GBUnlimitedUnlimited5 GB10 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
SSD Disk
Sites per Account 1Unlimited2Unlimited21Unlimited11111151Unlimited2
Alias/Parked Domains 25Unlimited6Unlimited0UnlimitedUnlimited055Unlimited115UnlimitedUnlimited5
Subdomains 5Unlimited25Unlimited2525UnlimitedUnlimited2525UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited25
Max DBs 5Unlimited2Unlimited2520UnlimitedUnlimited20UnlimitedUnlimited751UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited10
Free SSL
Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Shared certificate

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
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
SFTPFTPS
SSH/TLS
FTPS
(SSL/TLS)
SSH Access
Cron Jobs??
Included backups (daily) (Nighlty) (Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
Weekly
Off-Site Data Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(Nightly)
Courtesy Backups
(daily)
2 daily + 1 weekly retained
(daily)
30 retained

Twice a week
Backup UpgradeUpgrade to higher plan$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
$19.95 /yr
or upgrade
$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
$2/mo for daily backups$35.88 /yr
Site Backup & Restore Pro
$35.88 /yr
Backup Pro
$14.99 /yr no daily backups available$1/mo
Email features
Hosting Company
Email accounts25UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited1005UnlimitedUnlimited552 500Unlimited1UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email aliasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AN/AN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email StorageUnlimited500 MBUnlimited250 MB500 MB100 MB500 MBUnlimited100 MB100 MBUnlimited500 MBN/AUnlimited2 000 MB10 000 MBUnlimited
Network Features
TransferUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Dedicated IP$ 4.00 /moN/A$ 4.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 5.99 /moN/A$ 5.99 /mo$ 5.99 /mo$ 3.99 /moN/AN/AN/A$ 2.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo
Datacenters in USA21241112222113112
Datacenters in Europe1nonenone1nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone121none
Datacenters in Asia1nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone1nonenone
Green energy
CO2 offset by Carbonfund.org

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

100% renewable Green Tag energy

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

Domain only

full site +
Panel settings / email

full site

full site

1 full site
or 1 full cPanel

Domain only

Domain only

Full site

Full site

full site

3 full sites
or cPanel
Auto-InstallerSoftaculousMojo MarketplaceSoftaculous Softaculous
& Fantastico

Softaculous
Mojo Marketplace Mojo MarketplaceQuickInstall Mojo MarketplaceMojo MarketplaceMojo Marketplace Mojo Marketplace Mojo Marketplace Softaculous Softaculous SoftaculousSoftaculous
Software
Hosting Company
Control PanelcPanelvDeckcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelvDeckcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanel (2FA)cPanel
Advanced b2evo supportN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shared OSLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux Secure vFSCloudLinuxLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux 3.10Linux 3.10LinuxLinux (Debian)LinuxCloudLinuxLinuxCloudLinuxLinux (CentOS)
PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2 (Choose Your Version) 7 7.1, 7.0, 5.6 5.6 & 7.0 (Choose your version) 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 & 7.1 5 & 7 7.0 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) 2.5 2.4 & 2.7 2.4 & 2.6
PERL 5.10 5.10 5.8 5.8 5
Node.js (no tech support) (no tech support) (no tech support) (no tech support)
Ruby 2.3
MySQL 5.6 MariaDB 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
MariaDB 10
5
PostgreSQL 9.6 8.4 8.4
Git 2.6