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Top 25 Hosting Companies For Bloggers

written by John Rampton on October 10, 2012


Have you ever wanted to know who is the top hosting company for bloggers in the world?  I put together a post about the Top 25 Hosting Companies in the World.  This should help you to know who is the best.

This post was put together for bloggers of the world.  I asked 5600 bloggers who is their hosting provider or who they prefer.  Some bloggers answered 2-3 times as they have multiple hosting accounts.  It was awesome to see some of the killer results that came up.  I didn’t expect some of the hosting companies out there to make the list.  Some of them I expected to do better, some I didn’t.

I was not motivated by affiliate commissions or contracts or anything like that.  I wanted to provide the best content and information for people in the blogging industry that need help in the tech industry.  You can know none of these come with prejudice or anything like that.  These are results from bloggers like yourself.

Here are the results:

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Affiliate Manager October 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

I’ve been using HostGator for about a year now and I don’t see any reason to move to another host again. They have great support and the few issues I’ve had have been resolved very quickly :)

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

I also have a couple websites hosted there (not all) and have found Hostgators customer service to be top notch! I host with many others on the list as well, all seem to have good service as well! Hence, I’m assuming they all made the top 25 list!

Adam October 10, 2012 at 8:43 am


Thanks for putting this together. HostGator has always been my favorite.

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

Glad you’ve liked them Adam, great company!

Chris Hughes October 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

Great little list/infographic here. I have bounced back and forth between HostGator and BlueHost. My main host right now is BlueHost because I had a pretty large issue with server downtime with HostGator.

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

Both are owned by the same company now! lol, so it shouldn’t matter which one you use!

Raplus October 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

No doubt. Hostgator is the best one :-)

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

It made the list as number one by bloggers voting!

Derek October 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

They are all cool
But i seriously think arvixe should make the list.
I mean to me its better than even hostgator

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

They received votes, along with almost 100 other hosting companies. But they didn’t make the top 25 hosting companies list!

Josue October 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Great post John. I’ve been using 1&1 Internet hosting for about 3 years. No major issues at the moment, but if I have to change I will consider this list to upgrade. Thanks

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

Glad this has helped you, all seem to be pretty good hosting companies on the list!

Ben Troy October 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I have run all my sites at hostgator for more than 4 years, the service and consultant is good . But now in my country, they does not accept payment via creadit card any more .

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

I believe they still accept paypal and a few other payment methods. Check with them, if not you have a list of other great companies on there!

Shayan October 11, 2012 at 3:27 am

Impressive list john, this would really help people looking to host their new websites

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

That’s what the goal of it was to do. Most of the companies on the list totally deserve to be there!

faisal October 11, 2012 at 6:03 am

Sorry but Hostgator is certainly not number 1

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

This was voted on by bloggers like yourself and they apparently won! There are many on the list though that would qualify for the #1 position!

kamlesh nishad October 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

Hi, thanks for posting, i am very much glad to know that i am using hostgator which you mention 1st in your post. your post will be very much helpfull for newbies

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yup, they made number 1 on the list. This list wasn’t put together by me but by bloggers like yourself!

Nurse Hussein October 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

Can’t believe Fatcow is in the list. I had a terrible experience with them.

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Sorry about that, I’ve heard of several people having really good experiences with them. They did however make the list of top hosting companies!

Ken October 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

I am using hostgator

John Rampton October 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

Great company!

ZYMCI October 12, 2012 at 6:40 am

I’ve always been impressed by Dreamhost, they make it really easy to do everything with their one click installs. I guess it’s also like a loyalty thing, because all my sites are with Dreamhost then I’m unlikely to suddenly leave. That there’s no restrictions on the amount of domains you can host in one account is great.

Mitch October 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

One of the other companies on this list, Peer 1 is an outright scam. A sales rep there, Craig Hendrickson, contacted my tech consultant and asked them to help him upsell me several thousands of dollars more worth of hosting per month than I needed in return for a financial kickback. I have full documentation so don’t fear getting sued by posting this. They are not a company to be trusted.
I used to use Host Gator and they were decent until my site got too big for them and I started to see a lot of the mistakes being made by that company that they took advantage of in their competitors that got them to that point. Basically If you have a very small site or bought a domain and a hosting plan, Host Gator is great, if you want a site that can handle over 500,000-750,000 visitors a month, Host Gator has no answers; in essence it’s a short term solution.
There are other great hosting companies not on this list, current I use which offerrs me a great dedicated plan (16 RAM) at a very reasonable monthly price with discounts for annual payments, something places like Rackspace won’t do.

Akila October 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I always use Bluehost and Site Build It to host my niche sites. Yes, I know that SBI doesn’t host blogs but they have integrated blogging function to their platform.

noida extension October 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

this is a very useful list and a must for all bloggers.

David Hobson October 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

Im currently with Hostgator but will take a look at some of these.

Wallace Nuanez October 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

I have recently switched to a VPS with Hostgator… the initial set up was kinda confusing, but every time I got on the phone with support the quality of help I received was top notch every time, I honestly couldn’t be happier with them.

Jude Banks October 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks John for your great work in putting this information together.

I’ve been using Brain Host for 18 months. Glad to see they made your list. I’m happy with them. They have a special offer on at the moment to build new clients a FREE $1995 website, custom designed, one-of-a-kind in topic of client’s choice as part of the hosting package.

I’ve seen the demos – looks good. I wouldn’t mind getting one myself, but the special offer is only for new clients.

daveM October 28, 2012 at 10:58 am

John.. that is one tremendous graphic that you built… it sorta needs no additional clarification..!