Best website Hosting Providers for Beginners to Start Blog In 2020

 There are hundreds of web hosting providers available in the market. but how to choose the best web hosting for India websites?

Here is a complete guide to select the best and cheapest web hosting company for Indian websites.

Table of Content:
1.Hostinger
2.HostGator
3. A2Hosting
4.SiteGround
5. InMotion Hosting

1. Hostinger

Hostinger Logo

Website: hostinger.in
Price: Rs. 51
Disk space: 10 GB
Support: Live Chat, Tickets
Global reach: Yes

At ₹51/mo, it’s really hard to beat Hostinger when it comes to value offered. Even though their single plan is extremely cheap, it still comes with 10GB of SSD disk space, quality 24/7 Support, and an incredibly smooth setup.

Their custom-built control panel is a joy to work with, and even comes with its own website builder. Though we would definitely recommend using WordPress (we LOVE WP) to build your site, it’s nice to know that they also have their own builder on offer in addition to the usual CMSs.

Their 24/7 customer support is very responsive and helpful, which is pretty impressive as most budget hosts lack in support, but not Hostinger! A huge thumbs up from us in this area.

When it comes to the hosting types, they offer the basic shared hosting (most people will need this type), cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, and VPS hosting.

The shared hosting plans are as follows:

  1. Single Hosting plan: Super cheap and perfect to get your feet wet, it has most of the features of the premium plans. You’re allowed 1 site with this plan.
  2. Premium Hosting plan: For those that want to scale, a free domain name, unlimited sites, and double the power for your sites.
  3. Business Hosting plan: If you want to get really serious. All of the above features + daily backups, and even more server resources to make your sites as fast as possible.

In addition, on all hosting plans, they have a 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s honestly a no-brainer in our book!

  • Super cheap
  • Quality support
  • Global network of servers
  • Easy to use

2. HostGator

Hostgator logo

Website: www.hostgator.com
Price: Rs. 99
Disk Space: Unlimited
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Established way back in 2002, HostGator is indeed one of the most popular web hosting companies today. Getting this as your web host will allow you to create professional-looking, functional, and beautiful sites – and it’s user-friendly as well.

They’re one of the few hosting providers that provide affordable plans with unlimited space and bandwidth, just to name a few. Their hosting packages include shared, reseller, VPS, dedicated servers, WordPress, and Cloud.

You get more out of HostGator when you upgrade your plan. Right now, their Baby package is their most popular plan as it’s a great starting point. However, you can also start with a Hatchling plan especially if you just want to start with one website. Remember, it already comes with unmetered bandwidth even if it’s their cheapest plan. And of course, you can always upgrade to their Business plan should your needs demand more features.

Well, HostGator guarantees 99.9% uptime. And this guarantee comes with a promise that they’ll reimburse you a month’s credit should they fail on this commitment. However, with HostGator’s track record of consistent uptime, we doubt that you’ll ever get any reimbursements from them at all (and again, this is a good thing as you want uptimes and not compensations).

It’s for all the reasons above (and more below) why we gave them the number 1 spot. They truly deserve it, in our opinion.

Speed

Having fast and reliable servers is probably one of the reasons why HostGator is so popular.

Needless to say, users from all over the globe will also experience good speed when you host your website on HostGator (they have customers from all over the world, mind you). Their servers in the US are simply very powerful, that’s why.

Support

HostGator prides itself of providing 24/7/365 customer support to their customers. There will always be a HostGator expert to help you out with your problems and concerns via live chat, phone, and email. Their knowledge base of articles is also very helpful if you’re into troubleshooting

  • Value for money
  • Great speed

3. A2 Hosting

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Website: www.a2hosting.com
Price: USD $3.92
Disk space: Unlimited
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets
Global reach: Yes

You probably haven’t heard about A2 Hosting – but it has actually been around since 2001. And although they kept a low profile all these years, they actually have a good reputation among users. In fact, they almost always enter top 10 reviews on website hosting (yes, they’re that good).

A2 Hosting comes with 3 shared hosting packages, as follows:

  1. Lite – For only $3.92 per month, this package will allow you to have 1 website, unlimited storage space, and unlimited bandwidth.
  2. Swift – For $4.90 per month, their Swift plan offers 2 times the resources on their cheapest plan. You can have an unlimited number of websites with this plan and get unlimited storage space and unlimited bandwidth as well.
  3. Turbo – As A2 Hosting’s fastest plan, this package costs $9.31 per month. Aside from unlimited websites, unlimited storage space, and unlimited bandwidth, the plan also includes A2 Hosting’s site accelerator.

Looking at their hosting packages, you can see that you’ll get more features and speed as your plan upgrades.

Here’s what we like best about A2 Hosting – their Anytime money-back guarantee. They do have a standard 30-day money-back guarantee but they also have the Anytime money-back guarantee for those who subscribe to their longer plans.

So, if you decide to pay for 3 years to save on money (longer plans have the biggest discounts in hosting packages, you know) and then decide to cancel your plan after let’s say 1 year – they’ll give you a refund equivalent to the unused 2 years (prorated). There are some caveats to this, however – your domain registration fee and migration fee (if any) won’t be refunded. Still, their Anytime money-back guarantee is out of this world.

As for their uptime guarantee, they are committed to giving their customers 99.9% uptime. Realistically speaking though, they’re not perfect in this area – but still good.

Speed

Look at the name of their pricing plans and you’ll notice that there’s one common theme – speed (Lite, Swift, Turbo). Well, you really are guaranteed to have a speedy site with A2 Hosting (that’s their best point). So, just think of their plans this way – one is fast, the other one is faster, and the last one is the fastest.

Support

A2 Hosting’s support team is good. Their knowledge base is full of helpful articles that’ll prove to be helpful if you’re troubleshooting stuff. And if you want to talk to someone, you can do so via e-mail, phone, and live chat.

  • Servers in the US, Europe, and Singapore (SG is great for IND sites)
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth on all plans
  • Anytime money back guarantee
  • No servers in India
  • The cheapest plan is limited and not very fast
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee is not that reliable

4. SiteGround

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Website: www.siteground.com
Price: USD $3.95
Disk space: 10 GB
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets
Global reach: Yes

Founded in 2004, SiteGround now hosts over a million websites all around the world. Their hosting options include shared, WordPress, dedicated servers, and cloud. Their powerful servers located all over the globe makes it possible to cater to the needs of their users. In fact, SiteGround is recommended by WordPress itself. But of course, it can host other Content Management Systems (CMS) as well.

SiteGround is most popular for its shared plans. They have 3 pricing systems for this, and we’ll tell you more about them in the list below.

  1. StartUp – This is their recommended plan for starting a web presence. With an introductory price of $3.95 per month (regular price is $11.95), you’re allowed 1 website and given 10GB storage space. You can also have up to 10,000 visitors monthly.
  2. GrowBig – SiteGround recommends this package for growing sites. For $5.95 per month (regular price is $19.95), you can have an unlimited number of websites along with 20GB storage space and 25,000 visitors monthly.
  3. GoGeek – If you want the best of SiteGround, they’re offering their top-tiered plan for an introductory price of $11.95 (regular price is $34.95). It comes with unlimited websites, 30GB storage space, and 100,000 visitors monthly.

SiteGround’s plan names give you an idea as to what you’re getting. If you’re just after their essential features, you can settle for (or start with) their StartUp package. However, if you want premium features with your package, choose their GrowBig plan. Go for their GoGeek plan if you want the best (geeky features) included in your package.

SiteGround is also one of the bold hosting providers that give 99.9% uptime – and some remuneration if they fail on this promise. Keep in mind, however, that we’re talking about 99.9% uptime average annually, not monthly.

So, here’s the deal. They’ll give you free hosting for one month when their annual uptime falls anywhere between 99.0 to 99.9%. And if it falls even lower than that, they’ll give you 1 month for every percentage. Wow. But then again, SiteGround has a really good uptime record – chances are slim that they’ll ever fall below their 99.9% annual uptime guarantee.

Speed

SiteGround’s data servers (found in the UK, Chicago, Netherlands, and Singapore) are very VERY reliable. They’re powerful enough for global reach, that’s for sure. What’s more, SiteGround also comes with free CDN (CloudFlare) which also contributes to its site speed.

Support

There are lots of ways to connect with SiteGround specialists – they have phone, live chat, and e-mail support available 24/7.

  • Great customer support
  • Multiple data centres around the world
  • Recommended by WordPress
  • No servers in India
  • High renewal rates (up to 3 times)
  • No free domains

5. Inmotion Hosting

inmotion hosting logo

Website: www.inmotionhosting.com
Price: USD $6.39
Disk space: Unlimited
Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets
Global reach: No

InMotion has been building a good reputation since its first conception in 2001. Today, it powers around 300,000 websites with customers from all over the world. Their hosting options include shared, VPS, reseller, WordPress, and dedicated servers.

By focusing on business level hosting, InMotion has these 3 shared hosting plans:

  1. Launch – They’re offering an introductory price of $3.99 for this (regular price is $7.99). You can have up to 2 websites and get unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth.
  2. Power – Their mid-priced plan has an introductory price of $5.99 (regular price is $9.99). For this plan, you’re allowed up to 6 websites and get unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth as well.
  3. Pro – Their highest-price plan now has an introductory price of $13.99 (regular price is $15.99). With this, you can have an unlimited number of sites and also get unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth.

Know that the Power plan is 2 times better than the Launch plan (their cheapest plan). However, their Pro plan is 2 times better in features and performance than the Power plan. Therefore, each plan gets better and better as you upgrade.

As for InMotion’s uptime guarantee, they’re committed to providing their customers 99.95% uptime guarantee. And yes, they can more or less deliver on this – they’re reliable, that’s why they made this list.

Speed

InMotion has a decent speed. In fact, their speed is more than decent – they’re fast. This is good for SEO and overall user experience.

If speed is one of your main concerns, know that InMotion is a safe bet in this area.

Support

InMotion has a lot of options for customer support from extensive documents (articles in their knowledge base) to e-mail (ticketing system) to phone support to live chat to skype communication. However, note that they get mixed reviews when it comes to the quality of their support options. Most of the time they’re good – but there are also times when they’re not-so-good in this aspect of their business.

  • Generous money back guarantees (30 days for shared, 90 days for VPS and reseller)
  • Reliable uptime
  • Unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth even on their lowest plan
  • Servers are only in the US
  • Expensive renewal plans
  • Long verification process especially for people outside the US