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.
Internap is an award-winning provider of hosting services for businesses. Founded in 1996, Internap's awards include the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S. award and the 2014 North American Cloud Services: Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. Internap employs around 500 employees, focusing on cloud computing and content delivery networks. We focused our review on Internap's cloud computing services. Internap is one of the few companies in the industry that guarantees 100 percent uptime, which is discussed later in this review.
Lunarpages Internet Solutions was launched in 1998 as an enterprise-level IT solutions company and global web service-hosting provider. The company is owned by Add2Net, and is a solid option for those looking for affordable shared hosting options without hidden costs. The company uses a network of data centers across the country. They boast state-of-the-art data centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Their 100+ staff offer over 150,000 clients award-winning professionalism and efficiency.
We reviewed Site5's web hosting plans and features. Site5 pitches their products as being built for designers and web developers. Site5 has 117 team members that continuously serve over 30,000 customers worldwide. They offer a transparent, straightforward product that is backed by a guarantee. They offer 13 plans to their three hosting options, as well as security options.
WebHostingHub was started in 2001 and states their goal is to provide the highest quality services at the most affordable rates. They have over 45,000 happy customers, 180 U.S. based employees and two data centers on the east coast and west coast, respectively. They offer unlimited storage and bandwidth, and a generous 90 day money-back guarantee.
eHost offers competitive pricing and several features which make them a logical choice for novice webmasters as well as those with more experience in the field. They offer shared web hosting with unmetered storage and bandwidth. They also offer a generous 45 day money-back guarantee, which is uncommon in the industry. eHost is one of over 80 companies owned by the Endurance International Group, Inc.
Cogeco Peer 1 was founded in 1999, and is based on Toronto, Canada. This company provides several hosting and security options for large enterprises. Cogeco Peer 1 boasts an uptime of 99.99%, while offering many avenues of customer support. They also provide large storage options, but there is no pricing for any of their services listed on their site.
SingleHop is a relatively small IT company that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2006 by Zak Boca and Dan Ushman. The two had founded another hosting platform, midPhase, in 2003. They created SingleHop to expand upon their former company's services to include dedicated server hosting. They offer public and private clouds, bare metal dedicated servers, and managed services.
Verio is a global leader in offering hosting and web services to small and medium businesses worldwide. The company incorporated in 1996 and finessed their operations for two years before a highly successful public offering in 1998. They offer services to customers and network with their business partners in more than 200 countries worldwide. They have financial strength to handle a growing consumer base and have a very large global footprint. We found Verio's web hosting plans to be the best product that they offer for small and medium businesses. Their web hosting products offer solutions for both Unix and Windows platforms, making their web hosting systems robust for business users and decision makers.
Codero prides themselves on a unique hybrid hosting and hosting platform. Codero has been in business since 1992 and has helped thousands of customers with managed hosts, servers, cloud hosting, and hybrid hosting. The company offers flexibility and stability to its customers with an impressive infrastructure and 100 percent uptime guarantee. The company's headquarters are in Overland Park, Kansas. Codero, considered one of the most reliable hosting companies in the industry, has won several awards, including a Microsoft Gold Certification. Codero offers managed hosting, cloud hosting, and a unique product known as hybrid hosting. The hybrid hosting offers scalability for upsurges in traffic, top-notch IT architecture for superior performance, and customizable network performance.