Top 10 Best Web Hosting Providers of 2021, Cheap Web Hosting Services In US


The most important factor to consider when choosing a web hosting provider is their performance – speed and uptime. The faster the hosting provider, the better for your website. Web performance is becoming more and more important in 2021 and likely beyond. Below is a list of the 10 best website hosting providers (out of 40+ we’ve tested), that we’ve found with good page load time (speed), high uptime, and professional customer support.

1. Bluehost – Best for New Websites.

Bluehost web hosting has been around since 2007 and they now host more than 3,000,000 websites. They are the most popular, low-cost hosting option for new websites.

They are our top-rated web hosting company because their last 12-month uptime and speed are strong – 99.96% and 641 ms, respectively. Their 3-year introductory price is $2.75/mo (renews $8.99) and that comes with features like free domain name, website builder, and one-click install for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal through their control panel.

2. Hostinger – Best Pricing ($0.99)

Our last 12-month data shows that Hostinger has an average uptime of 99.74%, which is definitely nothing to brag about. However, they compensate for it with a very fast average loading time of 345 ms making it the best cheap web hosting you can find. Hostinger (who also owns Hosting24) offers extremely affordable hosting plans without compromising too much on the quality and performance of the service. While it’s cheap on the price, the features that come with Hostinger’s plans will appeal to many beginner website owners.

3. A2 Hosting – Fastest Shared Hosting

US-based A2 Hosting (founded in 2002, hosting 500,000+ websites) is the fastest shared web hosting we’ve tested to date. They’ve managed to achieve an impressive 279 ms average load time over a period of 12-months. A2 Hosting is fast because its servers are optimized for WordPress websites and they use LiteSpeed cache. Since we’ve reviewed more than 30+ shared web hosting companies, none of them are fast as A2. A2 Hosting is also reliable. Their average uptime has been hovering around 99.97% with a bit more than two hours of downtime. All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

4. DreamHost – Best “Monthly” Payment Plan

Founded in 1996, DreamHost is one of the oldest web hosting providers. The company hosts over 1.5 million websites, blogs, and applications in more than 100 countries. According to our last 12-month data, DreamHost, unfortunately, has poor uptime (99.62%) and slow speed (1180 ms). All plans include 24/7 US live chat support. The company has a generous 97-day refund policy.

5. SiteGround – Best Customer Support

SiteGround is a web hosting provider founded in 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. They’re hosting over 2 million domains and is one of the three web hosting services officially recommended by WordPress.org. According to our last 12-month data, SiteGround has a fantastic uptime (99.99%) and adequate speed (756 ms) making it a very strong top 10 web host. SiteGround is well-known for its exemplary customer service and its user base is growing fast. All SiteGround hosting plans include website builder, email account, SSL, Cloudflare CDN, daily backups, and SSH access, for free.

6. GoDaddy Hosting

GoDaddy is one of the leading hosting solutions powering over 44 million websites. The company has 14 facilities around the globe and is recognized as one of the largest domain registrars. They also offer web hosting services that are suitable for both small and very big websites. Similar to SiteGround, they also don’t own their server park, instead, they have partnered with Amazon and rent servers from AWS.

7. GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks has been around 12+ years and hosts over 500,000 websites. With 99.95% uptime and load speeds of 451 ms, GreenGeeks offers fast and reliable hosting at an affordable rate of $2.95/month. Add to this their feature-rich bonuses, high-quality 24/7 customer support, and environmentally friendly practices and it’s easy to see how GreenGeeks are quickly carving out a name for themselves in a wildly oversaturated market.

8. InMotion Hosting

InMotion is one of the largest and oldest hosting companies – they’ve been around since 2001, currently hosting over 300,000 domains. And they’re popular for a reason. Our 12-month measured data shows a good average uptime of 99.93% and a page speed average of 463 ms. Considering the size of InMotion’s client base, these are decent results.

Still, InMotion is worth trying out as they provide some great features when starting with your first website. Beginners can benefit from their high-quality 24/7/365 live chat support, extensive knowledge base, and their free website builder.

9. IONOS (1&1) Hosting

Next on our list, we have Ionos by 1&1, offering shared, VPS, cloud, dedicated, and WordPress hosting. We’ve been following their service for less than a year but we can already draw some conclusions. Our test site data from the previous 12 months reveals that Ionos is among the best services when it comes to uptime (99.98%). Their average page speed isn’t exactly top-tier but it’s still decent at 727 ms.

10. HostPapa

HostPapa has grown its service since 2006 and now, they’re hosting over 500,000 websites. They offer great performance, excellent features, and value for money. During the past 12 months, our test site has shown a really solid uptime of 99.99% and an average page speed of 565 ms. But rock-solid performance isn’t their only pro:

HostPapa offers more support options than perhaps any other host. They have 24/7 live chat, email, fax (!), and mail support as well as phone support in over 18 countries and 4 languages. Also, their knowledge base has many helpful videos.


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