If you're already saving on web design by using low cost website templates, then it makes perfect sense to save money on shared web hosting, as well. This is a list of the top 10 web hosting companies that I have used in the past with cheap hosting plans and no setup fees.
Finding a good web hosting service is another essential step to putting up a website. In this section, we review some of the low cost web hosting providers our company has used in the past with good results. These are some of the best web hosting sites available anywhere.
You will also find reviews of some of the most popular web hosts, including low-cost shared hosting, VPS plans, and dedicated servers.
The option most webmasters will pick is shared web hosting. This is the most affordable option available, costing between $5 to $50 per month. Most shared hosting accounts provide enough bandwidth and server space to handle 99% of the personal websites that exist. The absolute best shared web hosting provider we know of is Lunarpages. We've used them to host a variety of websites over the past several years, and we continue to use them today. For Windows Web Hosting, we recommend EasyCGI
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is great mid-level solution for one or more websites. VPS hosting provides much more disk space and bandwidth than most shared hosting accounts, and a good VPS hosting service will cost between $50 to $100 per month. With a VPS, you get root access to your server, which is important if you will be managing large databases or other web applications. Our personal choice for VPS hosting is Liquid Web.
If you are going to run a site that gets a large amount of traffic or runs applications that use a lot of server resources, you might consider getting a dedicated server. With this option, you basically rent the uses of an entire computer from a web hosting company for a monthly fee. The entire machine and all of its resources (processor, memory, application, etc.) are dedicated entirely to you. Dedicated Servers cost anywhere from $100 to $500 per month. Only very high-traffic / server-intensive websites will require their own dedicated server. Most sites will get by with a shared host or VPS and be just fine. Our favorite choice for a dedicated server is Server Beach.
Also, check our web templates directory for low-cost, high-quality website designs after you have choosen your web hosting provider.