Welcome to our 2019 Best Web Hosting Awards page! Here are the winners in 14 web hosting categories. The web hosting companies below have demonstrated outstanding service and support for first time website owners all the way up to enterprise hosting applications.
Best Shared Hosting
Shared Web Hosting has come a long way over the years. It’s no longer just an entry level hosting line for beginners. In fact, some shared hosting plans deliver outstanding performance. That’s the case with GreenGeeks. GreenGeeks provides outstanding hosting features, an optimized environment for speed and security, and excellent customer support. For those reasons, GreenGeeks gets this year’s award for Best Shared Hosting.
Best VPS Hosting
If you need to move up to VPS hosting for more power and resources, InMotion Hosting is again our winner. With InMotion’s Managed VPS Hosting, you get more performance power along with cloud infrastructure redundancy—and free server management.
Best Dedicated Hosting
While Liquid Web has made headlines with their Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting, they also have the most impressive lineup of dedicated servers that I’ve seen.
Best Customer Support
SiteGround continues to provide the most consistent outstanding customer support and issue resolution. SiteGround’s rigorous training that each support team member goes through before they’re allowed to assist customers continues to reap benefits for those site owners that use their hosting services.
Best Green Hosting
GreenGeeks continues to lead the way for green web hosting providers. They’ve been an EPA Green Power Partner since 2009, and work with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to put back three times the energy they use back into the grid.
Best Blogger Hosting
For the ultimate WordPress blogging experience, managed WordPress hosting is the solution for many bloggers. And, InMotion Hosting has the perfect combination of affordability and premium WordPress features. I personally use both InMotion’s Business Hosting and their Managed WordPress Hosting. While they’re both excellent, the speed and performance you get with the Managed WordPress plan is significant.
Best Beginner WordPress Hosting
While other web hosts have also simplified the WordPress hosting process for customers, Bluehost has done the best job for beginners. Not only is WordPress pre-installed for you, but you’re also guided through the process of selecting your theme design and functionality. And, Bluehost provides a customized and very easy to use WordPress dashboard that lets you quickly access important functions.
Best Managed WordPress Hosting
The Managed WordPress Hosting field continues to be crowded with a managed WordPress plan now being offered by seemingly everybody. However, WP Engine remains the standard for this category. And overall, they’re still the best. In fact, WP Engine has updated their hosting lineup with even more impressive features such as the inclusion of free StudioPress themes.
Best Budget Hosting
Although website builder prices have increased along with some web hosting plans, you can still find some great options if you’re on a limited budget. InterServer tops the budget web hosting list not just because of their price lock guarantee (which means your renewal rates do not increase), but also because they provide a ton of great features for all types of websites.
Best Business Hosting
InMotion Hosting continues to be an outstanding option for business website hosting. I’ve been a customer for over 10 years and am still impressed with the hosting features, performance, and support I receive from them. With InMotion Hosting, you get their Max Speed Zone Technology, free private SSL, automatic data backup, and more features that are beneficial to business websites.
Best WooCommerce Hosting
Liquid Web has definitely taken WooCommerce hosting to a new level. While WooCommerce is a great eCommerce platform, you could run into some issues. And that’s where you can really benefit from Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce hosting plans. The Liquid Web Team has done a super job in creating an optimized environment that can really speed up your online store. Plus, you also get Jilt technology to handle abandoned cart situations. And with Liquid Web’s enterprise level WooCommerce plans, Glew.io is included for enhanced reporting—the other part of WooCommerce that isn’t great out of the box.
Liquid Web also now offers a startup line of WooCommerce hosting plans so that new online store owners and those on a limited budget can also afford their excellent managed hosting.
Best Website Builder
The website builder field continues expand with many traditional web hosts now also offering their own site builders. While there are some great options for specific niches or platforms, overall for the best general website builder experience, Wix gets our award. Wix does a great job in combining the easiness of creating your site with an impressive line of website designs.
Best WordPress Website Builder
Now that WordPress has their own Gutenberg editor, you may be wondering if a WordPress site builder is still needed. But BoldGrid is much more than just a page builder. BoldGrid guides you through the process of creating your entire WordPress website. And, BoldGrid also includes functionality such as automatic backups, SEO, and website staging.
Best Domain Registrar
While GoDaddy offers a huge line of hosting products including their GoCentral website builder, their strength is still domain management services. GoDaddy is the largest domain registrar and provides the ability to purchase, manage, sell, and auction your domain names. If you need to purchase and maintain multiple domain names, GoDaddy remains the best option.
2019 Best Web Hosting Award Winners
|Best Shared Hosting||GreenGeeks|
|Best VPS Hosting||InMotion Hosting|
|Best Dedicated Hosting||Liquid Web|
|Best Customer Support||SiteGround|
|Best Green Web Hosting||GreenGeeks|
|Best Blogger Hosting||InMotion Hosting|
|Best Beginner WordPress Hosting|
|Best Managed WordPress Hosting|
|Best Budget Hosting||InterServer|
|Best Business Hosting|
|Best WooCommerce Hosting||Liquid Web|
|Best Website Builder||Wix|
|Best WordPress Website Builder||BoldGrid|
|Best Domain Name Registrar||GoDaddy|