Web Hosting Matrix (Research Data)

The table below shows an in-depth comparison of several well-known web hosting companies. For each of them we used the entry level hosting plan (basic package) as basis for comparison. Most companies also offer upgraded (more expensive) plans.

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! :)

In order to present an unbiased view of the market and allow you to make your own opinion, the table below contains just the raw facts. If you'd also like to see our take on each of these offers, please use the view switcher below:

Web hosting offers compared on raw facts

The list is sorted alphabetically.

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Hosting Company
Package NameLiteBasicBasicMini MooGX01EcoSiteStarterHatchlingBasicLaunchGo PlanJustPlanSH-1Stellar PlusOne PlanStartUpSpark Plan
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Pricing breakdown
Best price for you $ 2.96$ 2.95$ 5.95$ 3.15$ 4.44$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 2.78$ 4.95$ 3.99$ 1.99$ 3.95$ 3.47$ 2.44$ 3.88$ 3.95$ 4.99
1 Month (Trial) $ 3.70N/AN/A$ 5.00N/A$ 9.95N/A$ 7.66N/AN/AN/A$ 7.99$ 6.71$ 4.88N/A$ 17.99N/A
Monthly for 12 mo $ 3.33$ 4.95$ 6.95$ 3.67$ 4.44$ 4.95$ 5.95$ 5.37$ 6.95$ 4.99$ 2.99$ 5.95$ 6.71$ 2.44$ 4.18$ 2.98$ 4.99
Monthly for 24 mo $ 2.96$ 3.95$ 5.95$ 3.15N/A$ 3.95$ 4.95$ 3.98$ 5.95$ 3.99$ 2.49$ 4.95$ 4.92N/A$ 3.88$ 2.98N/A
Monthly for 36 mo $ 2.96$ 2.95$ 5.95$ 3.15N/A$ 2.95$ 3.95$ 2.80$ 4.95N/A$ 1.99$ 3.95$ 3.47N/A$ 3.88$ 2.98N/A
Renewal Price (1 mo) $ 9.99N/AN/A$ 14.95N/A$ 9.95N/A$ 10.95N/AN/AN/A$ 11.99$ 6.71$ 4.88N/A$ 18.90N/A
Renewal Price (12 mo) $ 8.99$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 14.95$ 14.95$ 9.95$ 9.99$ 8.95$ 10.99$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 10.99$ 6.71$ 4.41$ 14.95$ 47.40$ 8.99
Renewal Price (24 mo) $ 7.99$ 8.49$ 8.99$ 13.95$ 13.95$ 9.95$ 8.99$ 7.95$ 9.99$ 7.99$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 6.71N/A$ 13.95$ 94.80N/A
Renewal Price (36 mo) $ 7.99$ 7.99$ 12.49$ 12.95$ 12.95$ 9.95$ 7.99$ 6.95$ 9.49N/A$ 7.99$ 9.49$ 6.71N/A$ 12.95$ 142.20N/A
Renewal Price Max $ 9.99$ 8.99$ 12.49$ 14.95N/A$ 9.95$ 9.99$ 10.95$ 10.99$ 8.99$ 9.99$ 11.99$ 6.71$ 4.88$ 14.95$ 11.95$ 8.99
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Domain Pricing
Hosting Company
Use existing domain
Register new .com $ 14.95 /yrFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree$ 12.95 /yrFreeFreeFreeFree$ 13.95 /yr$ 10.98 /yrFree$ 15.95 /yrFree
.com Renewal $ 14.95 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 16.99 /yr Hidden Fee!$ 13.95 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 12.95 /yrN/A$ 15.99 /yr$ 16.99 /yr$ 15.99 /yr$ 13.95 /yr$ 12.98 /yr Hidden Fee!$ 15.95 /yr$ 14.99 /yr
.com Privacy $ 9.95 /yr$ 14.88 /yr$ 11.88 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 9.95 /yr$ 9.99 /yr$ 14.95 /yrN/A$ 12.99 /yr$ 12.99 /yr$ 14.88 /yrFreeFree$ 9.99 /yr$ 24.00 /yr$ 9.99 /yr
Hosting Features
Hosting Company
Disk space Unlimited50 GB50 GBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited100 GBUnlimited50 GBUnlimitedUnlimited50 GB5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited10 GBUnlimited
SSD Disk
Sites per Account 111Unlimited1Unlimited2112Unlimited15Unlimited112
Alias/Parked Domains 255UnlimitedUnlimited1Unlimited0056UnlimitedUnlimited5Unlimited1Unlimited5
Subdomains 525UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited25Unlimited2525Unlimited25UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited25
Max DBs 520UnlimitedUnlimited1Unlimited25UnlimitedUnlimited2Unlimited20UnlimitedUnlimited75Unlimited10
Free SSL
Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Shared certificate

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

Shared certificate

Let's Encrypt
Auto renew

Comodo
Auto renew

Only 1st year is free

(Let's Encrypt)

Let's Encrypt

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

Twice a week
(daily)
30 retained
Backup UpgradeUpgrade to higher plan$35.88 /yr
Site Backup & Restore Pro
$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
$14.99 /yr$19.95 /yr
or upgrade
$2/mo for daily backups$12/yr
Daily, retained for 14 days
no daily backups available$35.88 /yr
Backup Pro
$1/mo
Email features
Hosting Company
Email accounts2552 500Unlimited1Unlimited100Unlimited5UnlimitedUnlimited5UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email aliasesUnlimitedN/AN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedN/AUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Email StorageUnlimited100 MBUnlimited500 MBN/A250 MB500 MBUnlimited100 MBUnlimited500 MB100 MBUnlimited10 000 MB500 MB2 000 MBUnlimited
Network Features
TransferUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Dedicated IP$ 4.00 /mo$ 5.99 /mo$ 3.99 /moN/AN/A$ 4.00 /mo$ 4.00 /mo$ 5.99 /mo$ 4.00 /moN/A$ 5.99 /moN/A$ 2.00 /moN/A$ 4.00 /mo
Datacenters in USA22211412221131112
Datacenters in Europe1nonenonenonenone1nonenonenonenonenonenone11none2none
Datacenters in Asia1nonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone1none
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
Services
Transfer/Migration service
Domain only

Domain only

Domain only

full site

full site

1 full site
or 1 full cPanel

full site +
Panel settings / email

Domain only

Full site

full site

Full site

3 full sites
or cPanel
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Software
Hosting Company
Control PanelcPanelcPanelcPanelvDeckcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelcPanelvDeckcPanelcPanelcPanel (2FA)cPanelcPanelcPanel
Advanced b2evo supportN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Shared OSLinuxLinux 3.10LinuxLinuxLinuxLinux Secure vFSCloudLinuxLinuxLinux 3.10LinuxLinuxLinuxCloudLinuxCloudLinuxLinux (Debian)LinuxLinux (CentOS)
PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2 (Choose Your Version) 7.0 7.0 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 & 7.1 7.1, 7.0, 5.6 5.6 & 7.0 (Choose your version) 5 & 7 7.0 7 5.6, 7.1 & 7.2 5.2-5.6, 7.0-7.2 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0 & 7.1 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 7
Python 2.6, 2.7 or 3.2 (switch as you wish) 2.4 & 2.6 2.5 2.4 & 2.7
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 5.6 MariaDB 5.6 5.6
MariaDB 10
5.6 5.6 5
PostgreSQL 9.6 8.4 8.4
Git 2.6