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Finding the best Web Hosting provider for your website can be a challenge. You need to consider the function of your website, as well as what you will require from the web hosting companies in terms of features, support, reliability, and control.

Fortunately, all of the information you need to make an informed decision is right here at Web Hosting Search:

Our Web Hosting Buying Guide will help you find out which one of the various types of hosting service you need.

Then you can read reviews of web hosting providers to help you decide on a provider, buy a plan, and get your website online.

If you already know what you need, you may prefer to use our Web Hosting comparison and Advanced Search features.

If you want to get hosting as quickly as possible, the section below contains a helpful summary of the 5 most popular types of Web Hosting service. If you're just getting started with your website, you can take a look at the increasingly popular WordPress hosting (webhosting tailored to WordPress websites) or dive into one of the topics covered in our Knowledge Base.

Top 5 Web Hosting Services

Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated Server

The gold standard. #1 choice for reliability, resources and security combined with freedom and flexibility for those who know how to use it. Best suited to a large website with in-house tech support that expects to receive constant high levels of traffic. Read more about hosting your website on a dedicated server.

Shared Server Hosting

Cheap web hosting (hosting on a shared server)

Ideal for a small business, this is the most affordable web hosting solution available costing as little as $2/month. Your website is stored alongside many others within the same server. The web hosting provider will help you to set everything up and takes care of server maintenance, allowing you to focus solely on your site. Find a great deal and more information about cheap web hosting.

VPS Server Hosting

Virtual Private Server (VPS Hosting)

The middle ground option. Your website is stored on its own 'Virtual Machine' (VM) within a server, alongside other VMs. This provides better security than traditional shared hosting while making it significantly cheaper than a dedicated server. Cloud VPS Hosting takes the idea even further - find out more about the different types of VPS hosting available to you.

eCommerce Hosting

eCommerce Hosting

For when you need a robust, reliable business website that won't let you or your customers down, without the associated costs of an in-house server. These web hosting solutions are specifically designed with online stores in mind, and offer a wide variety of incentives for you to sign up with them - see what to look for and a comparison of eCommerce hosting plan providers.

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Java Hosting

Good for web app designers and beginners looking to apply their new skills, this is powerful web hosting designed specifically to serve websites built with the Java programming language. Although many offer Java compatibility, Java hosting provides a more complete and fluent service that will make your site simpler to manage overall. Take a look at our Java hosting information page and provider reviews.


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Use our free domain checker to find out now! This tool checks domains against a database to ascertain its availability. Once you have decided on your preferred domain, you can follow the link to go through the swift process of reserving it, ready for when your website goes online. 


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Order web hosting with peace of mind. When you get hosting with one of the tagged solutions above, you can be certain of getting the lowest possible price.

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You can, and should, expect a lot from your hosting plan, regardless if it's pricey or not. Cheap web hosting plans should have a 99.9% uptime guarantee, include all the features you need to set up and manage your website, contain a quality control panel, a free...

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