Select the Best Web Hosting Service with Webhosting Geeks

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I guess one may have a different definition of “SEO web hosting” than mine (most people refer to it when talking about different C-class IPs). The way I see it is that an SEO-friendly hosting is one that provides a reliable platform for your website. That’s it.

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Again, this may sounds somewhat “cliche”, but your website hosting is actually the foundation of its success. Therefore choosing a reliable hosting provider is crucial – and with such a huge range of available services in that niche choosing the optimal (the most favorable in terms of price, the feature set and reliability) solution is so hard.

We have had quite a few very solid guides on choosing the best web hosting solution so far – this one is a good example: Finding Genuine Customer Reviews to Help in Your Web hosting Choice – this post lists some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a hosting provider:

  • Uptime;
  • Security;
  • Fast Customer Support;
  • Price.

While the above are very essential factors to consider, there are many other things you may want to keep in mind like, for example, various specifications (bandwidth and space).

One site that makes your job of comparing hosting plans and providers easier is Web Hosting Geeks which I already shared in the post on hosting reviews linked above. The site creates handy side by side comparison charts – and you know that I love charts (and often build them myself to compare various SEO and social media tools).

The site is broken into sections:

  • Web Hosting Reviews
  • Top 10 Web Hosting
  • Multiple Domain Hosting
  • Reseller Web Hosting
  • VPS Web Hosting
  • Dedicated Server Hosting
  • cPanel Web Hosting
  • Green Web Hosting

Each section features a handy chart that allows to quickly review and choose best hosting alternatives:

  • Hosting provider and rating;
  • Core specifications (Space, Bandwidth, Price)
  • Bonus features (like technical support, unlimited domains, instant set-up, etc).

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The main reason I love it is that the site is very clean and easy to navigate and use. It’s a great example of how loads of information can be packed in a usable format. Besides, on the plus side, the tool is absolutely free and requires no registration to access all the information.

Note: Disclaimer for SEJ tool reviews can be found here.

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project,
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  • James Carswell

    Ann, what are yours views on local hosting and its effect on SEO? For example, is it best for a UK business to have their site hosted in the UK or does this make no difference?

    • Ann Smarty

      Server location plays a big part in rankings. That being said, if you want to rank in Google UK, host your site in the UK preferably.

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  • Jarret

    I’ve had experiences with three different hosting providers–Dreamhost, Hostgator, and Bluehost.  From those hosts, I find the two most important aspects are 1. customer support and 2. cpu/memory. 

    I have one site on a Hostgator 4 VPS that’s overloading the server cpu during peak traffic times.  What’s amazing is that another site with the exact setup (theme, plugins), but even more traffic is hosted on Bluehost and doesn’t have any problems (that’s shared hosting). 

    • Ann Smarty

      I’ve had all sorts of trouble with Hostgator VPS. What’s funny is that while I was on shared hosting, the site was working smoothly.

      It took us time to configure it but the issues seem to be now gone

  • Jarret

    Oh sorry, I forgot the point that I was going to make.  Dreamhost support even for their VPS service was incredibly bad.  Every time that I submitted a support ticket, I would get a prompt and friendly reply with nothing but a bunch of links to their Dreamhost wikis.  For the average blogger, they were far too technical to understand or implement.  They also usually had nothing to do with the actual problem.  About the only positive thing I can say about Dreamhost VPS is the ability to increase/decrease server CPU/memory on the fly.

    For Hostgator, the customer service is terrific.  My only complaint about Hostgator is that their VPS servers can’t handle brief traffic spikes.  As well, they charge quite a bit if you want software installed on your server. 

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    I have bough InMotion Hosting based on WebhostingGeeks recommendation and really satisfied with this hosting. Thank you for providing such and honest and informative review. 

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    Talking about speed server – one of the most important things is support response time. This is what will be critical in case of unexpected problems during transferring and settings.

  • Valco

    Talking about speed server – one of the most important things is support response time. This is what will be critical in case of unexpected problems during transferring and settings.

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    This is good information to choose web hosting service. First, decide you web space and its specifications and than choose cost effective plan from all web hosting service provider.

  • Vikram

    Good list.But i think inmotion,ipage and hostgator are best among the list above.And how about justhost-as i am looking forward to try this for my blog.