Top Five Web Hosting Providers

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Top Five Web Hosting Providers

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Posted: Aug 03, 2009 |Comments: 0
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Getting the best hosting plan is not that easy! To accomplish this goal, you need the help of a web hosting company that offers you uninterrupted, reliable and affordable web hosting services. There are many web hosting providers operating in the market currently. However, only few of them offer secure & cost-effective web hosting solutions that support their services with strong Backup servers, unlimited bandwidth and disk space etc.

Here is a list of top five web hosting providers in order of their year of launch:

Network Solutions:

Year of Launch: 1979

Network Solutions, a 30-year-old pioneer corporation in domain name registration, offers services such as domain name registration, web hosting, web design, e-commerce solutions, online security products, search engine optimization and marketing to users all around the globe.

In early 2009, Network Solutions touched the mark of 6.6 million domain names. It supports programming languages such as Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, PHP 5  etc. and scripting technology such as Java Servlets, Windows® – ASP, Windows® – .NET etc.

Network Solutions offers domain name registration at .00 and domain transfer at .00. There are three different web hosting plans available namely, Standard plan (.96 per month), Advanced plan (.29 per month) and Pro plan (.13 per month).


Year of Launch: 1997

GoDaddy, currently the largest ICANN-accredited domain name registrar in the world, is a world class web hosting company that offers online business related software and services to users across the world. It crossed the stupendous mark of 30 million domain names in early 2009.

GoDaddy offers Linux Hosting as well as Windows Hosting along with a rich repertoire of services such as virtual dedicated server, free SSL Certificates, MySQL databases, website design services, shopping carts, photo albums, email plans, search engine visibility etc.

GoDaddy supports languages such as PHP 5.2.8, PHP 4.4.9, Python, ColdFusion MX 7.0.2, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Java etc. and databases such as MySQL 5.0.67/4.1.22, MS SQL, MS Access etc. It offers domain name registration at .69 and domain transfer at .99. There are three different hosting plans available namely, Economy plan (.88 per year), Deluxe plan (.68) and Unlimited plan (0.88).


Year of Launch: 1998

FatCow, the web host that has gone complete eco-friendly with its announcement of 100% wind energy for data centers and servers, offers web hosting, website management, domain registration, E-mail & E-commerce services, marketing services etc. to individuals and small businesses worldwide at affordable prices.

FatCow supports programming languages such as CGI, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, MySql. It, being a member of Hacker Safe community, monitors its systems round the clock for any security breaches and ensures a quick upload/download speed to its servers by making available multi-Gigabit connections for maximum speed and data transfer reliability.

FatCow offers two hosting plans namely, the Original FatCow plan ( per year) and the MiniMoo plan (only per year).


Year of Launch: 2002

Hostgator, the first web host to go ‘Green’ with the purchase of renewable energy credits up to 130% of their total power consumption, stands class apart in the crowd of web hosts owing to their excellent support and customer friendliness. It currently hosts over 2,200,000 domains.

Hostgator supports PHP4 & 5, SSH, Cron jobs, Python, Ruby On Rails etc. and gives 99.9% uptime guarantee. It supports free domain and file transfers besides free database and script transfers.

Hostgator offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth along with a Free Site Builder and easy-to-use control panel. It also provides Shared, Dedicated and Reseller web hosting solutions to both beginners as well as experienced professionals. There are different web hosting plans available such as Hatchling (.95 per month), Baby (.95 per month) and Business (.95 per month).


Year of Launch: 2009

LimeDomains, a recent web venture of Lime Group, is a One-Click Application Hosting Solution that offers web hosting, domain name registration and domain transfer services to individuals, small medium businesses & entrepreneurs across the globe. It is the first ICANN accredited registrar to include powerful open source applications and a full featured hosting account with every new domain registered or transferred.

LimeDomains offers a wide range of applications to choose from such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Geeklog etc., which make it extremely easy to build and manage any kind of website. Also, it supports programming languages like Perl v-5.8.8, Python v-2.6, CGI v-1.1, PHP v-5.0 and databases such as MySQL v5.

LimeDomains offer domain name registration at .99 and domain transfer at .99. There are different web hosting plans available that provide users with powerful, high-performance platform for their respective applications and services. These plans include Basic (free website hosting with every domain purchase/transfer), Standard (.99 per month) and Premium (.99 per month).

After having gone through the above mentioned information, you must be ready to take a plunge in the World Wide Web with the help of a reliable web hosting

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