How do I choose a web host?

There are thousands of web hosts out there, and choosing one from the crowd can be a nightmare. Luckily, I’m going to make the choice simple for you.

So you’re trying to choose a web host, eh?

As a web designer, people are always asking me which web host they should choose. I’ve dealt with quite a few web hosts- both good and bad; so I decided to create this page in an effort to make things easy.

Below, you can find a list of web hosts that represent some of the best and brightest of the hosting world. These hosts are the ones that I use and recommend to all of my clients. I didn’t just put this list together based on my experiences. I looked at some of the most successful, well-respected, and trusted people online to see who they use and recommend. The bottom line is: Stick with one of these web hosts and you’ll be doing great.

This list is always kept current. And, if you do decide to go with one of the hosts below and click through from this page, some will donate a portion of your fee back—so you can have a great host and support this public service message at the same time.


Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Our goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals we are constantly innovating and upgrading our services at no additional cost to our customers. Come and join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how we can help you with your site.


DreamHost is owned by its employees. We’re a tight-knit family and we’re not looking to sell out to investors or media conglomerates or other gigantic companies who care more about the bottom line than providing solid web hosting. Believe us, there’s plenty of those in the hosting industry already and you probably don’t want to get mixed up with them.

A2 Hosting

Our customers have gotten used to getting “something more”. Something more as in Linux hosting features like our server backup technology Server Rewind. Something more as in hosting services like Guru Crew Hosting Support. That something more like confidence your site will be available because of A2 Hosting’s 99.9% Uptime guarantee. The A2 Hosting Difference – that something more that you will find here.


HostGator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 5,000,000 hosted domains. We have over 600 employees to provide you superior around the clock support. We are the perfect choice whether you are looking for business, personal, or even Fortune 500 hosting.

A Special Note.

Everyone knows about GoDaddy, but that does NOT make them good.

Do not be fooled. They are not good. They kill elephants for fun. I don’t know how to be more clear.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!