Updated in February 2008
In Web Hosting Top Ten Reviews, I shall present to you the Top Rated Web Hosting Service Providers with their latest features list. I shall review and update this information on a regular basis. So, keep watching this post regularly.
For affiliate marketers, web hosting affiliate programs are real gold mines. The reason for this is that the conversion are always very good, commission percentages are extremely attractive and, in many of the cases, it amounts to a recurring income. Ideally, you should become an affiliate of at least 4 or 5 web hosting service providers.
I would highly recommend that you become an affiliate of at least Authority Site Center and Site Build It. For me, they have been converting at a 25% – 35% leads to sales conversion ratio which I would consider as a really phenomenal conversion rate. Secondly, their affiliate commissions are recurring and they also have a concept of Tier 2 commissions. What is a Tier 2 commission? Whenever an affiliate signs up with these companies through your affiliate link, you also get a percentage of the commissions earned by them, on a recurring basis. This is a great example of earning regular passive income.
I will present this [tag-tec]Web Hosting Top Ten Reviews[/tag-tec] in a tabular format for easy understanding. This tabular format will contain:
- Score (5 = Highest Rating and 1 = Lowest Rating)
- Name of Web Hosting Service Provider
- Summarized Features List – I will avoid too much technical details and will give only the most important features.
|S.No.||Score||Name of Web Hosting Service Provider||Features Summary|
|1||5||Site Build It!||
Site Build It! is a Web Hosting product promoted by SiteSell.com.
They are not a conventional web hosting company. Their product Site Build It! includes all the tools necessary to Conceptualize, Build, Maintain, Popularize and Monetize your websites. Only thing which is not provided by them is the content that you have to add. Everything else is taken care of.
Right from Keyword Brainstorming to domain registration, template or block based web site development, Search Engine Optimization, Automatic Search Engine Submission and Re-submissions, Link Exchanging, Opt-in Mailing Lists, In-Built Form Building tools, RSS Feeds & Blogs, Powerful Reporting and many more features are included in this package.
The entire package costs $299/Year per website.
Site Build It! is excellent for people who are not technically well versed in HTML, etc. It has a block-by-block building methodology whereby you could build very appealing and complex sites without ever knowing HTML. At the same time, for people who have technical capabilities can create their websites using any HTML editor, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc.
Their Support is outstanding and their Forum is the friendliest and most helpful place to be in.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day 100% money back guarantee and a 1 year pro-rated money back guarantee.
Using Site Build It, you can create highly successful static sites which will never have to face any Google penalties.
|2||4.7||Authority Site Center||
Authority Site Center is a Web Hosting company with a difference. They are not only a web hosting company but they have integrated several features into their package using which you would be able to create Dynamic, White-Hat, Rich Content Sites.
The Publishing area of the package includes three components; the Content Management System, Unlimited Custom Targeted Automatic RSS Feeds and Unlimited Content Feeder. Apart from several free add-in modules, known as Plug-Ins, this package also includes Affiliate modules and AdSense type of modules for monetization.
With this package, you could create Exclusive Authority Sites which have earning potential of upwards of $25,000 per month.
The Authority Site Center (ASC) package also includes extensive Audio and Video Training Materials on Research, Publishing, Marketing and Monetization. The websites created using ASC are known to be the darlings of Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
There are two types of membership. Limited membership costs $97/Month and the Unlimited membership costs $197/Month. With the limited membership, you can create only one website whereas with the unlimited membership, you are entitled for one website per month created for you by ASC. Apart from this, you are at liberty to create as many more websites as you wish without any extra charge.
They give a 100% Guarantee on your satisfaction or else they allow you to cancel your membership any time without any fuss.
The websites created using ASC will be dynamic sites fully complying to Web 2.0 techniques. You get several other tools and facilities as part of the membership.
If you are serious about Internet Marketing, then we strongly recommend that you apply for a membership to this exclusive club as it could be financially most rewarding. The link for Authority Site Center will allow you to download “Authority Black Book”, a free ebook which explains everything that you would need to know about Web 2.0 methods and social marketing techniques. It also has links if you decide to become a member of ASC.
Blue Host is a reputable Web Hosting service provider with whom you can safely deal with. They have one all-inclusive plan known as Professional Web Hosting which will be suitable for both businesses as well as individuals. It will cost you $6.95/Month.
The Plan allows you to host UNLIMITED domains in one account, 300 GB Storage, 3000 GB monthly Bandwidth, email accounts, Unlimited Email forwarders and Autoresponders, Sub-Domains, Parked Domains, Databases, eCommerce enabled, Search Engine Submission and 24/7 responsive Sales and technical support.
My personal experience is that their 24/7 technical support is simply outstanding. They have a live chat and their support is truly 24/7.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day 100% money back guarantee and beyond 30 days, you will get pro-rated refund.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain Registration, Free website plugin scripts, $25 Google AdWords credit and $50 advertising credit at Yahoo! Search Marketing.
Lunar Pages is one of the best conventional Web Hosting company that we are experienced with. They have multiple plans to suit the needs of different entities like individuals, SOHO customers, SME or large corporations. Their Plans start at $6.95/Month for a Basic Plan and goes up to $235/Month for a High-End Dedicated Windows Hosting Plan.
You could create 10 websites with one account. You get 350 GB Storage, 3500 GB Data Transfer, Unlimited databases, Domain Parking, Sub-Domains, Emails, E-Commerce, Blog, Forums, Photo Gallery, Spam Protection and support on multiple platforms like Unix, Linux and Windows.
As a bonus, you get one to three Domain Registration Free for life and $700 worth of CoffeeCup softwares.
They also have Reseller Hosting Plan which is available for $5 per account.
Above all else, they have an impeccable 24/7 x 365 technical support. Our experience is that they take their support very seriously. We have called them at odd hours in the night and still we had got prompt and courteous support.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day money back guarantee.
|5||4.5||IX Web Hosting||
IX Web Hosting is one among the best conventional Web Hosting company. They have multiple plans to suit the needs of different entities. Their Plans start at $3.95/Month for an Expert Plan and goes up to $12.95/Month for an Unlimited Pro Hosting Plan.
With the Expert Plan, you could create 2 websites with one account. You get 100 GB Storage, 1000 GB Data Transfer, NO databases, Domain Parking, Sub-Domains, Emails and Spam filter. Databases are available only with higher end plans starting with Business Plus. So, an affiliate marketer has to go in for a minimum of a Business Plus Plan which will cost him / her $6.95/Month. Business Plus allows 8 domains in one account, 500 GB web space, 3500 GB data transfer, 2 free domain registrations for life, 300 sub-Domains and 8 dedicated IP addresses.
As a bonus, you get one Domain Registration Free for life under the Expert Plan and 2 free domains under Business Plus Plan.
IX Web Hosting has a very good reputation for excellent 24/7 technical support with a 1 hour support guarantee.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day 100% money back guarantee and Any-Time money back guarantee.
Host Excellence is one among the highly respected Web Hosting company. They have basically two plans: Professional Plan at $6.97/Month and Unlimited Business Plan at $12.97/Month.
Professional Plan is also good for entry level business web hosting. Under this plan, you can create 6 websites in one account, 300 GB Storage, 3000 GB data transfer, SQL databases, 6 dedicated IP addresses and more.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain Registration under the Professional Plan and 2 free domain registration for life under the Unlimited Business Plan.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day Risk-Free money back guarantee. They also have free 24/7 support.
Start Logic is a dependable Web Hosting company whose strength is in Customer Support. They have four plans; ProLogic, WindowsLogic, Virtual Server and Dedicated Server. But, for individuals and small-to-medium businesses, ProLogic is the only viable web hosting plan that is offered by Start Logic. ProLogic Plan will cost you $6.95/Month for a 1 year plan and $5.95/Month for a 2 year plan.
The ProLogic Plan includes hosting of 10 domains in one account, 300 GB Storage, 3000 GB Transfer, Unlimited Email accounts, Unlimited Email Forwarders and Autoresponders, MySQL Databases, eCommerce enabled, Search Engine submission and 24/7 Toll-free Technical Support.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day 100% money back ‘No-Questions-Asked’ guarantee.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain for life, a limited offer of Free Setup, upto $50 free advertising credit at Yahoo! Search Marketing and Google AdWords.
Globat is a well reputed Web Hosting company. They have two plans, Tera Byte Xtreme and Tera Byte XS. Tera Byte Xtreme will cost you $6.95/Month and Tera Byte XS will cost $18.95/Month.
The Tera Byte Xtreme Plan includes hosting of 10 domains in one account, 1000 GB Storage, 1000 GB monthly Bandwidth, Unlimited Email accounts, Email Forwarders and Autoresponders, 3 MySQL Databases, eCommerce enabled, Real time submission to 30 Search Engines, 24/7 x 365 Toll-free Phone Support and a ticketed Email Support.
As per their refund policy, you get a 1 Year money back guarantee.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain for life, $50 Yahoo! Search Marketing credit, $30 Google AdWords Marketing credit and $50 Microsoft adCenter Search Marketing credit.
For a very limited time, they have slashed the prices of both the plans for the first year. Now, you pay only $4.44/Month for Tera Byte Xtreme and $16.16/Month for Tera Byte XS.
Dot5 Hosting is a reasonably good Web Hosting company. They have one all-inclusive plan which is meant for both businesses as well as individuals. It will cost you $5.95/Month for their one year plan and $4.95/Month for a two year plan..
The Plan allows you to host 6 domains in one account, 300 GB Storage, 3000 GB monthly Bandwidth, support for international domain names, email accounts, Unlimited Email forwarders, 5000 Email Autoresponders, Unlimited Sub-Domains and Parked Domains, Unlimited MySQL Databases, Spam protection, eCommerce enabled, Free Search Engine Submission and 24/7 Phone Support and a guaranteed 30 minutes Email response time.
As per their refund policy, you get a 90 day money back guarantee.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain for life if you purchase their 1 year or 2 year plans, Free website builder with templates.
iPowerWeb is a well known Web Hosting service provider. They have one all-inclusive plan known as Business Pro. It will cost you $7.95/Month which allows 300 GB Storage, 3000 GB data transfer, International domain names, MySQL Databases, Email, Shopping Cart, Content Plug-ins, Search Engine Submission and 24/7 x 365 technical support.
As per their refund policy, you get a 30 day money back guarantee.
As a bonus, you get 1 Free Domain Registration.