Finding a cheap web hosting provider isn’t an easy task.
Many popular web hosting companies use industry standard pricing strategies, which usually attract new customers with their cheap introductory prices.
However, in most of these case, renewal costs are usually 2x to 3x higher. Before you sign up with a cheap host, it’s important to check their renewal prices as well as features.
Although most web hosts throw in a domain name and SSL for free (at least for one year), some don’t.
Below you can find 7 cheapest web hosting providers (last checked September, 2019):
1. Hostinger.com – $0.99/mo for 4 years
Here’s how Hostinger’s pricing looks like for their cheapest “Single Shared Hosting” Plan:
Hostinger is the cheapest web hosting company we’ve reviewed to date.
Usually, very affordable hosting providers are either slow, unreliable or with virtually no customer support.
Fortunately, Hostinger is the complete opposite. Over the last 16-months, their uptime has been 99.97% with less than 10 hours of downtime. What’s more, they’ve are among one of the fastest WordPress hosts with an average load time of 369ms (only beaten by A2 Hosting which is much more expensive).
They also offer 24/7 customer support via live chat which is a good feature to have.
Low prices, great load times and solid uptime – is what makes them a great cheap web hosting option.
If you buy their cheapest plan, it will cost you only $0.99/month (48-months), costing only $47.52 for “almost” lifetime hosting – not bad. This includes 1 website, 1 email accounts and 100GB of bandwidth (which can handle a lot of visitors). Unfortunately, SSL isn’t included for free.
2. HostGator Cloud: 2.99/mo 6-month plan
Here’s how HostGator Cloud pricing looks like for their cheapest “Starter” Plan:
Although HostGator Cloud renewal prices are hefty, if you lock in for 36-month plan, you can get their premium cloud hosting for a relatively low price – $3.98/mo. Domain (.com) prices are $2.99/year for the first year. Then renew at $12.95/year.
All of their plans include a free site transfer for one website, SSL certificate, 1-click backups and additional security through SiteLock.
Their last 16-month uptime is 99.98% which is less than 2 hours of downtime. Another good thing about HostGator Cloud is that they’re really fast – average website load time is 433ms.
In addition, they offer a good (and knowledgeable support) with an average response time of just few minutes.
HostGator Cloud has the cheapest 6-month plan we’ve seen. This current costs only $17.94. Later this renews at higher prices (listed above).
If you need quality web hosting service at a low introductory price, you can’t beat HostGator Cloud. The web hosting plans are normally $13.99/month. However, for a limited time, they are offering all HostingFacts readers a HUGE discount which comes with only $2.99/mo to $5.18/mo depending on the length of your subscription.
3. Bluehost: Most Reliable Cheap Host ($2.75/mo)
Here’s how Bluehost pricing looks like for their cheapest “Basic” Plan:
Bluehost currently hosts over 2 million websites. It’s by far one of the most popular, inexpensive, shared hosting options available – for a reason.
They are well used (and recommended) by a variety of popular webmasters and bloggers.
According to our monitoring, out of 32 hosts, their last 1,5 year uptime was the best we’ve seen – 99.99% with only 10 outages. In addition to reliable performance, their speed is on the faster side, too – 405ms (which is fast compared to other similarly priced web hosts, such as HostMetro (1511ms) or Web Hosting Pad (1390ms).
Bluehost is also our top 1 ranked web host in our overall web hosting reviews. Mostly because of their good and reliable performance and 24/7/365 live chat to all of their customers.
All plans include a free domain name for 1 year, one-click installs for different website builders and WordPress.
The biggest disadvantage in their offer is that the cheapest plan ($2.75/mo) only comes with 36-months commitment. If you decide to use their services for less than 12 months, you’d need to pay $4.95/mo. SSL is included for free.