Best Web Hosting Awards 2017


It’s time once again to announce the winners of our 2017 Best Web Hosting Awards. This year, we recognize twelve categories of excellence in web hosting services. There are a number of repeat winners this year as their continued outstanding performance deserved to be rewarded again in 2017. Because of the growing popularity of website builders, we’ve decided to have awards for both WordPress and Non-WordPress website builders.

Best VPS Hosting

InMotion Hosting
For many years, I’ve enjoyed outstanding web hosting from InMotion. This year, I decided to upgrade to their Managed High-Availability VPS Hosting Plan. The results have been equally impressive. In fact, in our recent testing of VPS hosting, InMotion Hosting ranked at the top of the list.

Best Shared Hosting

SiteGround combines shared hosting and excellent customer support together with managed hosting features often found in more expensive hosting plans. Last year, they upgraded their entire shared hosting platform. And they’ve continued to innovate with their services since that time.

Best Managed WordPress Hosting

WP Engine
There are many so called managed WordPress hosting plans on the market. But when it comes to premium managed WordPress hosting, WP Engine remains the industry standard. However, they haven’t rested on their laurels and continue to present innovative and unique features that allow WordPress site owners to stay at the forefront of performance and security.

Best Blogger Hosting

A2 Hosting
There are a number of worthy candidates for this category. However, A2 Hosting takes the honors this year as their combination of optimized WordPress hosting and Turbo fast options, along with feature packed hosting plans, provide bloggers with everything they need to succeed.

Best Business Hosting

InMotion Hosting
Still the champ when it comes to business web hosting, InMotion Hosting is again our winner in this category. Business websites require the right mix of performance, security, software applications, network and server speed, and helpful customer support. For 2017, InMotion Hosting remains the standard for business hosting in our opinion.

Best Budget Hosting

Here’s another repeat winner for 2017. InterServer offers the most impressive lineup of features for their low price. But what really sets them apart is their price lock guarantee—which means you don’t have to worry about skyrocketing renewal rates. You pay the same price for the life of your account!

Best Website Builder

Website builders are definitely all the rage these days. And while Wix and SquareSpace get most of the recognition for building quick websites, GoDaddy offers an alternative solution with their GoCentral product. For creating simple online brochure types of websites, we like GoCentral best.

Best WordPress Website Builder

In the past, you had to choose between WordPress and using a user-friendly website builder. However, things have now changed. There are now a growing number of WordPress site builders and products designed to simplify the website creation process. BoldGrid is still our favorite WordPress website builder. Created by InMotion Hosting, with BoldGrid you can quickly and easily create great looking WordPress sites. Plus, you get all the benefits of InMotion’s excellent web hosting plan. And, you have 100% ownership of your website!

Best Dedicated Hosting

InMotion Hosting
We’ve seen firsthand the impressive array of dedicated servers at InMotion Hosting’s data center. Combining cutting edge hardware technology with their other outstanding web hosting features and support, InMotion is again the winner in the Dedicated Hosting category.

Best Green Web Hosting

We haven’t found a better solution when it comes to green web hosting than GreenGeeks. They have proven over the years that you don’t have to sacrifice quality and top hosting features when you also want an environment friendly web hosting plan.

Best Podcast Hosting

We continue to use Blubrry Podcast Hosting for our own Web Hosting Cat Podcast. We have never had any problems and still consider them to be the most convenient and effective solution for podcast hosting.

Best Domain Name Registrar

GoDaddy is the largest domain name registrar and still our choice for domain name management. Their domain name tools allow for easy maintenance. They have an extensive selection of new domain extensions that are available. And, GoDaddy also provides domain broker and auction services.

2017 Best Web Hosting Award Winners

  Award Winner
inmotion-hosting-vps Best VPS Hosting InMotion Hosting
SiteGround Best Shared Hosting SiteGround
WP Engine Best Managed WordPress Hosting WP Engine
a2-hosting Best Blogger Hosting A2 Hosting
inmotion-hosting Best Business Hosting InMotion Hosting
InterServer Best Budget Hosting InterServer
GoDaddy Best Website Builder GoCentral
boldgrid Best WordPress Website Builder BoldGrid
inmotion-hosting-dedicated Best Dedicated Hosting InMotion Hosting
greengeeks Best Green Web Hosting GreenGeeks
Blubrry Best Podcast Hosting Blubrry
GoDaddy Best Domain Name Registrar GoDaddy

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