HostMonster offers affordable web hosting complete with pre-installed scripts and user-friendly web design applications. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Orem, UT, the company is a lesser-known brand of BlueHost. Together, they are a strong force in the web hosting industry, hosting over five million sites. They offer the same services, operate from the same data center, and are basically identical, except that HostMonster is newer than BlueHost and not quite as popular. The company is one of the more than 80 web hosting companies owned by Endurance International Group (EIG). The company offers shared, VPS, and managed hosting.
iPage, a web hosting company headquartered in Burlington, MA, was founded in 1998. It is owned by Endurance International Group, one of the most successful companies in the web hosting industry. iPage, which manages over 1.5 million personal, business, social, and non-profit sites. The company lacks some transparency with pricing and features for its plans.
Founded in 1998, FatCow is a web hosting company that focuses on assisting small to medium sized businesses to create effective websites that result in profitable results. FatCow offers a variety of services that range from website construction, backup, and assistance with search engine optimization. FatCow has a home office in Massachusetts and over 2,000 employees. They offer their services globally ranging from the United States to Australia and everything in between.
DigitalOcean is a relatively new company in the hosting business. They were established in 2011 when CEO Ben Uretzky launched DigitalOcean as a TechStars startup company. DigitalOcean is headquartered in New York City, New York. Overall, we found their hosting services pricing paradigm very straightforward and easy to understand. DigitalOcean doesn't target big businesses, but helps small developers immensely. We found that DigitalOcean offered several features that could help clients, including an easy-to-use "one click" app installation feature that lets users install WordPress templates and themes very easily. The company provides cloud hosting for its customers and has several plans from which they may choose. The company has a robust and reliable network of servers in North America, Europe, and Asia.
When IX Web Hosting was founded in 1999, its servers were housed in the founder's living room. Since that time, the company has grown to become a significant competitor in a crowded market, with its own data center and several sister companies. IX Web hosting offers shared, cloud, Windows, managed WordPress, and VPS hosting options for its customers and has products which meet the needs of individuals for hobby sites or large businesses.
Linode was founded in 2003 by Mr. Christopher S. Aker. Linode is a dedicated based web host that caters to Linux based servers. It offers a number of different services and features that include SSD storage, speedy processors, and a total of six data centers throughout the world. Linode offers great customer service options, 100 percent uptime, and security options.