Tuesday 11th December 2018

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We compare 18 web hosts against 56 metrics, including monthly and annual pricing and bandwidth, CPU, read/write, storage and database restrictions.

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We compare 18 web hosts against 56 metrics, including monthly and annual pricing and bandwidth, CPU, read/write, storage and database restrictions.

Performance

N/A = Not applicable NS = Not specified RBNS = Restricted but not specified

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Uptime GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
Average uptime 99.93% 99.84% 99.94% 99.99%
Jan 18 uptime 99.83% 99.98% 99.98% 100%
Feb 18 uptime 99.92% 99.55% 99.78% 100%
March 18 uptime 99.93% 99.96% 99.85% 99.96%
April 18 uptime 100% 99.54% 99.98% 99.99%
May 18 uptime 99.82% 99.99% 99.98% 100%
June 18 uptime 100% 99.87% 100% 99.99%
July 18 uptime 100% 100% 100% 99.99%
Response time GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
Average response time 684ms 920ms 496ms 1625ms
Jan 18 response time 719ms 940ms 536ms 1567ms
Feb 18 response time 711ms 913ms 415ms 1499ms
March 18 response time 609ms 1008ms 386ms 1416ms
April 18 response time 576ms 927ms 542ms 1761ms
May 18 response time 1011ms 935ms 571ms 1802ms
June 18 response time 584ms 859ms 506ms 1726ms
July 18 response time 576ms 857ms 513ms 1603ms

Pricing

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Features GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
Can you actually pay monthly? Yes Yes No Yes
Automatic renewal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pay monthly setup fee $15.00 None N/A $14.95
Pay monthly cost $9.95 $9.99 N/A $11.95
Pay monthly first month trial cost N/A $4.90 N/A $3.95
Pay monthly second month onward cost N/A $9.99 N/A $11.95
Pay annually cost $71.40 $52.86 $39.00 $47.40
Pay annually renewal cost $119.40 $107.88 $39.00 $143.40
Website migration Yes Yes No Yes
Website migration cost Free Free N/A Free
Free domain? Yes No No No
Free domain privacy? No No No No
Free domain refund cost $13.95 N/A N/A N/A
Money back guarantee (days) 30 days Anytime 30 days 30 days
1 year .com registration cost $13.95 $14.95 $8.99 $15.95
1 year .com renewal cost $13.95 $14.95 NS $15.95
1 year domain privacy cost $9.95 $9.95 $5.00 $12.00
Website restriction Unlimited 1 1 1

Technical: Hardware

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Features GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
CPU usage restriction RBNS Yes Yes Yes
CPU usage restriction (%) 20% 10% 25% 20%
CPU usage restriction (seconds per day) NS NS NS 10,000 seconds
Script executions limit (per day) NS NS NS 10,000
I/O restriction 4MB/s 1MB/s 1MB/s NS
Number of CPU cores 2 1 1 NS
Entry point restriction NS NS NS NS
Entry processes restriction 100 15 100 NS
HTTP connection restriction NS 35 NS NS
Bandwidth/data transfer Unlimited Unlimited 100GB Unmetered
Storage type (HDD or SSD) SSD SSD SSD SSD
Storage restriction (inodes) 75,000 inodes 600,000 inodes 200,000 inodes 150000 inodes
Storage restriction (GB) Unlimited Unlimited 10GB 10GB
Database size restriction (MB) NS NS 1,024MB 500MB
Database tables restriction NS NS 1,000 NS
Database table size restriction NS NS NS 250MB
RAM restriction 384MB 500MB 1,024MB 768MB

Technical: Admin

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Features GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Total databases Unlimited 5 1 Unlimited
DNS management Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP blocking (bypass htaccess) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hot link protection (bypass htaccess) Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTTP/2 support Yes No No Yes
Subdomains NS 5 1 Unlimited
SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free automated backup? Yes No Yes Yes
Free automated backup frequency Daily N/A Weekly Daily
Daily backup? Yes No Yes Yes
Daily backup cost ($ per month) Free N/A $1.29 per month Free
Content delivery network Yes Yes No Yes
Unique IP address No No No No
Staging area (Wordpress) No Yes No Yes
1-click installations (inc. Wordpress) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free SSL certificate No Yes No Yes

Service

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Features GreenGeeks A2 Hosting Hostinger Siteground
Uptime guarantee 99.90% 99.90% 99.00% 99.90%
DTA uptime guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uptime guarantee compensation days Yes, custom (see review) N/A N/A 30 days
Uptime guarantee compensation (%) Yes, custom (see review) N/A 5% N/A
Live chat support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ticket/email support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phone support Yes Yes No Yes