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Best Website Hosts Overall
Last updated in July 2016:
One of the world’s largest web hosting companies, looking after literally millions of sites.
Founded in 1996, a lot of reassurance comes from working with such a well-established company. However, great customer service is the reason for Bluehost topping many of my lists. As an English-language customer, I have found phone calls to native-English speaking support staff often go much faster and more smoothly.
In-depth technical knowledge and friendly customer service don’t always go together, but on the few occasions I have needed to call Bluehost, they have been top-notch for speed, friendliness and expert knowledge of how to resolve my query.
One-click install of popular software such as WordPress, low cost website hosting packages and easy to navigate knowledge bases and control panels make their systems easy to use.
Visit Bluehost for packages starting from under $4 per month and that come with a free domain name and free website builders or from under $6 per month for cloud hosting.
I started using Heart Internet in 2013 as I wanted a web hosting company with UK based servers to cater for multiple sites with a local focus. I have a Reseller hosting packages with them and keep many sites there. Again, customer service has been fast, effective and courteous on the rare occasions I have needed to contact them.
Visit Heart Internet for packages from shared through to reseller hosting and VPS or dedicated servers.
UK Web Solutions Direct
You don’t hear much about these guys – I guess they are not as busy in their marketing as some companies – but they are a no-fuss, reliable and cheap web hosting provider in the UK with their servers actually based there. They make my list of top hosting companies because they are great value and I have never (to date) noticed any issues or downtime. As fast and good value, as well as excellent reliability, are high on my agenda, this company is also a good option for UK websites.
Visit UK Web Solutions Direct for details of their shared, reseller, managed VPS, and fully managed dedicated server packages.
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