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Your guide to buying a hosting plan

You wish to launch your website and are on the look out for a suitable hosting plan from a reliable service provider and at the right price. Depending upon the programming platform in which you have built your website you may need to choose between linux and windows hosting platforms.

One of the major issues faced by all of us is how to select the right hosting provider from several thousands of them. In this article I have compared the same configuration hosting plan from 4 leading hosting providers in India. I have given a comparison for both linux and windows hosting plans. Hope it will help you choose the right service provider.

Note that I have compared across essential features only. Other features that are not compared, are of less significance and are by and large common across hosting companies.


Linux Hosting

Feature DescriptionWebServicesWorldwide.comGoDaddy.comBigRock.inHostgator.com
Plan NamePremiumEconomyAdvancedHatchling
Price for 3 yr purchase3.39 $/mo3.49 $/mo4.09 $/mo4.21 $/mo
No. of Domains you can host1111
.com Domain Price9.99 $/yr12.99 $/yr12.39 $/yr12.95 $/yr
Storage SpaceUnlimited100 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Data Transfer (Bandwidth)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited Unlimited
No. of Email AccountsUnlimited100Unlimited Unlimited
Total Email StorageUnlimited100 MBUnlimited Unlimited
No. of Subdomains you can createUnlimited25Unlimited Unlimited
MySQL DatabaseUnlimited10UnlimitedUnlimited
Database Storage SpaceUnlimited1 GB per databaseUnlimitedUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
Choice of Server LocationUSA, IndiaUSAUSAUSA
Money Back Guarantee30 days45 days30 days45 days
24x7 SupportYesYesYesYes
Support Contact ModesEmail, Live Chat, PhoneEmail, PhoneEmail, Live Chat, PhoneEmail, Live Chat, Phone

Windows Hosting

Feature DescriptionWebServicesWorldwide.comGoDaddy.comBigRock.inin.BlueHost.com
Plan NamePremiumEconomyPremiumStandard
Price for 3 yr purchase3.39 $/mo3.49 $/mo5.69 $/mo4.65 $/mo
No. of Domains you can host1111
.com Domain Price9.99 $/yr12.99 $/yr12.39 $/yrN/A
Storage SpaceUnlimited100 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Data Transfer (Bandwidth)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited Unlimited
No. of Email AccountsUnlimited100Unlimited Unlimited
Total Email StorageUnlimited100 MBUnlimited Unlimited
No. of Subdomains you can createUnlimited25Unlimited Unlimited
MSSQL DatabaseUnlimited1UnlimitedUnlimited
Database Storage SpaceUnlimited200 MBUnlimitedUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
Choice of Server LocationUSA, IndiaUSAUSAUSA
Money Back Guarantee30 days45 days30 days30 days
24x7 SupportYesYesYesYes
Support Contact ModesEmail, Live Chat, PhoneEmail, PhoneEmail, Live Chat, PhoneEmail, Phone



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Rajeev Kumar is the primary author of How2Lab. He is a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur with several years of experience in IT education and Software development. He has taught a wide spectrum of people including fresh young talents, students of XLRI, industry professionals, and govt. officials.

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