How Much Does Website Hosting Cost?

Does your website hosting cost too much? If you leave out the expense of designing, building and marketing your site, do you really know the answer to that question? While I hope you do, it is a sad fact, that many site owners are paying way more than they need to.

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Some webmasters have inherited services that were set up by designer friends and family members. While others, are tied into services that were set up by companies that charged them for that privilege.

The good news, if you find yourself in that position, is that you can stop wasting your money by following the steps in my web hosting buyer’s guide.

The first thing my guide encourages you to do, is work out what you need. After that, you need to find a suitable plan, sign up and transfer your site to it.

This page isn’t about that though. Read on to see what you should expect to pay for different types of hosting.

Cheapest Web Hosting Per Year

To get the lowest hosting prices, you need to focus on finding and checking out shared hosting plans.

Also bear in mind, that some web hosts offer discounts if you pay for a year or more in advance. They are the ones to choose, if you want to make the biggest savings in the long run.

Here is a short list of five well-known providers. It gives you a very good idea of what you can expect to pay for a shared plan (the cheapest type of hosting).

Hostinger – $2.15 per month*

  • 10GB Storage
  • 100GB Bandwidth
  • 1 MySQL database
  • Weekly backups
  • 1-click installer

1&1 Ionos – £5 per month*

  • FREE domain name throughout account lifetime
  • FREE wildcard SSL certificate
  • Up to 2.5GB RAM
  • 100GB disk space
  • 25 databases (1GB SSD)

Godaddy – $5.99 per month*

  • 100 GB Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 24/7 support
  • 1-click install of 125+ free applications (WordPress etc.)
  • Easy-to-use control panel

HostGator – $6.95 per month*

  • Get higher discounts by paying up front
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • FREE SSL certificate
  • Make instant backups anytime
  • cPanel

Bluehost – $7.99 per month*

  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • FREE SSL certificate (by Let’s Encrypt)
  • 1 website
  • Marketing credits ($100 Microsoft Advertising and $100 for Google Ads)

* Website hosting cost based on renewal prices without discounts. Correct as of 30 October 2019. Does not include VAT.

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