Web Hosting Wizard

Do you want awesome-quality, affordable hosting? Use this simple wizard to find the best hosting plan for you. You'll be able to compare prices and features against several of the best web hosts so you can buy the best hosting plan for your needs. If you aren't sure you need a specific feature or type of hosting, click on the More Information links to read our web hosting FAQs.

If you need to search based on more specific features than are listed here, try our Advanced Hosting Search. You can also compare plans from specific hosting providers on our Hosting Plans Listpage. Finally, if want to see the best hosting plans in specific categories, such as Best Shared Web Hosting or Best Plesk Hosting, view our Web Hosting Categories page.

1. Do you need Windows or Linux hosting?

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When you compare web host plans, you will first need to consider what operating system you need. If you need PHP, use Linux. If you need ASP or .NET, use Windows. Learn more about web hosting operating systems.


Linux hosting is the most common type of web hosting. It is usually cheaper and offers many free scripts. If you aren't sure what to pick, choose Linux.


Windows hosting is usually more expensive. If you need to run ASP or .NET scripts, you will need Windows hosting.

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The wizard lets you choose between the 3 major types of hosting plans: Shared, VPS, and Dedicated. Shared hosting works for most people but a robust with lots of visitors web site may require VPS hosting or dedicated hosting.

2. What type of hosting package do you need?


Shared hosting is the cheapest and most common type of hosting package. Your sites will be stored on the same server and use the same IP address as many (often hundreds of) other people’s sites. Learn more about shared hosting.


A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is like your own virtual server running inside another server. The hardware will still be shared with other users but the software won't. This lets you customize the software to your heart's content. Learn more about VPS hosting.


A Dedicated hosting package will give you your own server so you don’t have to worry about sharing software or hardware resources. It is the most expensive but provides the most reliability. Learn more about dedicated hosting.

3. How much disk space do you need?

If you are hosting a lot of big image files, you will need a lot of disk space. Packages that come with a lot of disk space usually also come with a lot of monthly bandwidth so the site can support a lot of visitors. Read our Web hosting wizard options FAQ to learn more about disk space and bandwidth.

4. What is your monthly budget?

    

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The Hosting Plan Wizard is made to help you find and compare the best hosting plans so you can buy with confidence. If you have any questions or corrections to the data on this site, please contact us.

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