Today we will talk about Best Hosting in India for 2020 Hi Guys, I do reviews on hosting's and digital tools. If you are on this site for the first time, I will give the quick intro about me I am in the web business since 2017 and I have used various hosting's Since 2 year I have been comparing various hosting's and doing detailed reviews on this site. I have purchased these hosting's, analyzed them in detail and given my opinions on it So I will compare 10 Hosting companies.
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We will find out the various pros and cons associated with them, who should buy it and at the last, I would give my recommendations as per various situations So I am sharing my experience about the Hosting Companies in the last 2 years. All this would help me in doing unbiased and genuine review content and also bringing up the well-detailed review contents. If you liked this content, then you can use my links, it really helps me a lot So let's start.
Namecheap : -
Namecheap is very popular for domains and I recommend for it Butt they are not in good in Hosting's It is affordable But their data centers are only in US and UK They don't have any data centers in Singapore and Asia. The biggest drawback I find out is, their Customer Care Support Recently. I hosted my website this year and they suspended it. The reason they suspended it was, due to someone was spamming in my email. After the suspension, when I tried to contact them, their replies were too slow There was no proper structured communication. I was not getting proper answers in the live chat option. They transferred the problem into the ticket and told me to wait for the responses. I get over there, So this was a very big drawback for me My website was down for 1-2 days. They don't have any off-server backups and there is improper load handling. So personally I am not going to use Namecheap for any of my websites, But if you are getting traffic from the USA and you are looking for cheap hosting with Cpanel then you can look over to Namecheap.
EasyWP comes from the Managed Hosting of Namecheap. There is a major interface difference between Shared Hosting and EasyWP Managed WordPress Hosting. You will also find the infrastructural differences Talking about its Pros, its speed is quite fast Pricing for the 1st year is comparatively less The dashboard is quite simple and easy to use, a beginner can easily set up its WordPress website Talking about its cons, you can only keep 1 website doesn't matter which plan you take. The support comes from Namecheap. Namecheap has good domain support but they are not good in the hosting's. Talking about the downtime, its up-time should be good since its a cloud and managed WordPress hosting, it should be 99.9% But in my case, it was 99.5%, so it is decent but it could have been better. There are no automated backups and their servers in USA and there are no servers in Asia or Singapore. So if your audience is from USA and you want fast hosting at cheapest pricing, then EasyWP is for you.
Bigrock comes under EIG Hosting companies, And this is the rare hosting companies which I like and is a part of the EIG Groups For the ones who don't know what is an EIG Group, it is a famous group which acquire hosting companies. Then its quality and service is degraded and profit is maximized They also suspend their employees Starting from its Pros, it has Hindi Support, you can call them, but they aren't available 24x7 You get Cpanel, Up-time of 99.9%. It is good for HTML and PHP Scripts, You also get Varnish Caching Talking about its Cons, You don't get WordPress Optimization.
They charge ₹ 120/month for automated backups .Their support of live chat or call is slow I won't recommend BigRock for WordPress Talking about its pricing Its starts from ₹139/month and goes up to ₹579/month, in cloud hosting I have 2 plans: Pro and Cloud Hosting If you need for PHP and HTML Scripts then you can select any plans among them. It is available for 30% off but offers can go up to 50% off. So if your target audience is in India and you need a hosting for the PHP Scripts If you require Cpanel in Budget, then also Bigrock would be a good option.
I have recommended Hostinger and I am reviewing it for 2 years I have made its detailed review twice on my site. So let's start with its Pros It is affordable and easy to use interface You don't get Cpanel but you get Hpanel which is easy for beginners. You get good speeds and you don't get Apache Servers, You get Litespeed servers that provide better speeds. They have their servers in Singapore and Asia I have also seen the good up-time. You get the UPI payment options, which is good for the Indian users to access it easily Talking about its Cons, its support was very good previously, but then it started degrading And recently due to Covid-19, they have removed their Live Chat Support Option. You have to raise tickets, but you get replies fast But as soon as the situation would improve, the Live Chat Support Option would come back.
There is a Priority Support which is paid. You get only 1 SSL If you take backups, you get automated backups, for 30 days But if you have to restore the backups, then you don't get 1 click restoration option, for that you would have to follow a process I have explained all this in my training program, where you can find how to use the hosting, and if you are a beginner and if you have no idea about it I have discussed everything in my training program If you purchase from my link then you will get free entry to my program. If I talk about its pricing, then it is affordable It starts from ₹59/month and goes up to ₹210/month.
The pricing is very cheap as compared to other Shared hosting plans. So plans are very cheap and affordable They have good Cloud Hosting Plans which starts from ₹600/month, which is very good, so according to me Cloud Startup and Business Web Hosting would be good So will I recommend Hostinger? I do know that their support is slow They do not have a good live chat support But I do not have any other option But there is no other good Budget replacement which provides good features and services Litespeed servers and Data-centers which are in Singapore. All of such features are provided at this price point For now, Hostinger is a good budget option.
Bluehost is also one of the web hostings from EIG Companies like BigRock Hostgator and reseller club also comes under it. Now I am talking about "Bluehost.com" There is a big difference in ".com" and ".in" as separate servers are used So let's start with its Pros The first pro is the interface, which is easy, simple and for beginners to set up their WordPress Website. Its Support is fast 24x7 live chat It has a good uptime and it easily handles load If I talk about its Cons, You get the support, but it is not technical. In my experience, the technical support I have got is not good Inode count is very less only up to 2 lakh. The biggest con is that it doesn't have any servers in Asia So its pricing starts from $3.59/month and it goes up to $13.95/month So will I recommend Bluehost? I have a neutral opinion on this I personally dislike Bluehost because it comes from EIG Groups, so I don't like that hosting So at this price point, it is a decent option but you can find out other options too
A2 Hosting : -
A2 Hosting is a popular hosting but recently they have introduced so many things that it has created a lot of confusion Here you can see their 4 plans. It starts at ₹225 and goes up to ₹1127, so their plans are a bit expensive. The Drive Plan and Turbo Boost Plan has a major difference Turbo Boost Plan has used Lite-speed servers which are fast and good So you will find a varying difference among these 2 plans There are many varieties of plans. Every plan has a different performance So the performance of the plans may vary a lot I would talk about its Pros first, Data centers are available in Singapore, You will get a good speed if you take their shared hosting turbo boost Plan.
The special thing that differentiates it from all other hosting companies is their return policy You can claim your return on a Pro-Rata Basis If you have purchased a 4 yr hosting and you have used it for 1 yr only, then you can claim a refund for the remaining 3 years So I have not seen this in any of the hosting providers You will find this exclusively in the A2 Hosting and this feature differentiates it from all other hosting's. Talking about the Cons, I have experienced Downtime, I have seen its up-time of 99.56% I was expecting it to be 99.9% at least There is a lot of confusion related to the plans and you will find a lot of variety. You will find different performance in different plans Then they have Addons, which creates more confusion. If you need backups, extra SSL, you will have to pay for it If you need VPS Litespeed servers, then you will have to pay extra Firewall, Sitebuilder, Cloudflare, Malware, for every extra addon you will pay extra Its pricing would increase if you will take their addons, So will I recommend A2 Hosting? A2 Hosting is not a good option for everyone at this price point But there are some special scenarios, where you can think about buying it.
Scenario 1: When its discounts increases Now you are getting it at a 50% Off, but when sale occurs, it reaches up to 70% off So at a 70% off, it is worth it, for buying the Turbo Boost Plan
Scenario 2: Whenever there are discounts, When you require more space for your website For example, you are getting 100GB SSD Storage for your website So if you need more space for the website then you can head onto their starter plan.
Scenario 3: When you don't know the time period of keeping the hosting Usually, it happens, that we buy hosting for 4 yrs and within 1 yr we have to abandon our tasks So in that case, you can take the refund for the remaining years.
FastComet has impressed me a lot Starting with its Pros, You get 11 Datacenters, including in India, You get a data center for FastComet in India, Asia Due to that, I have received a good speed and the test results have also provided good speed I experienced a good up-time, and it has easily passed the load test. Around 50 virtual users easily accessed the website Customer care was also good I also get 3 Free Migrations Usually, other hosting companies have 1 migration but here you get 3 Free Migrations.
Talking about its Cons, It is still a new company, it is not as established as Siteground and A2 Hosting Next, con is in their space, you get up to 35GB Space in their premium plan and 25GB in the other plan. Talking about its pricing, it starts from $2.95 and goes up to $5.95/month .So at this price point, FastComet is a very value for money option and I will recommend this to all of you.
Chemicloud is a new hosting company that has impressed me a lot Starting with its Pros, Here you get 8 Datacenters which is also in India You get a good speed There are 10 Free MIgrations, You get Immunify 360 Malware protection. There is Sitepad Sitebuilder. There is good up-time and good customer care support They easily handle the load. You also get the free lifetime domain Cons is in their pricing, They are a bit costlier than Fastcomet So here, you find up to 65% off, but you won't find this offer every time .
Usually, there is 50% off but due to sale the offer is of 65% off. At that price point, I think Chemicloud is a good hosting It competes very well with the Fastcomet. Chemicloud is a good option for an E-Commerce store due to the Litespeed servers, so it would be helpful for E-Commerce Store.
Siteground is the most recommended hosting Recently, its prices have increased, So is it worth now? So let's start with its Pros This Shared Hosting comes from Google Cloud, you won't find any other hosting on it Since you get Google Cloud, so you get a good up-time, speed and their servers are in Singapore, They have a strong Customer Care Support, they are technical, good and fast They have a powerful plugin which is fast for optimizing WordPress Website You also get a good Backup Restoration Option.
Talking about its con, the major problem is the Pricing SiteGround has increased its pricing The most popular plans are GrowBig which is of $9.99/month and GoGeek of $14.99/month. The one thing that has not increased yet is their monthly visits: GrowBig has 25k visits and GoGeek has 1lakh visits. This must-have increased as 25k visits are not a hard limit In the same price, I am getting 75k visits/ month, because it is much optimized So according to me, this price is worth it because no other Shared Hosting is providing you Google Cloud.
The speed, performance, stability and customer support combination won't be available elsewhere It is worth it, but it is not for everyone If you need a best experience for shared hosting then you can go and buy Siteground But if you can below best mark then, Fastcomet and Chemicloud are good options.
Now let's talk about the No. 1 Hosting on our List, which is Cloudways .Cloudways is totally a different type of hosting, It is different from all other hosting's. Here you take Cloud servers and on that Cloudwasy has built infrastructure and interface. You can also take support from Cloudways team .So Cloudways acts as a mediator between Cloud servers and you.
Talking about it Pros, Its Speed, Up-time, and Performance are best. It is because there are no Shared Hosting's and Servers Resources are not shared Of all the hosting's I have told you, the best performance would be here.
There are 25+ Data Centers, including in India. You can also choose the hosting you want to use Whether you want to use Digital Ocean or Google Cloud or AWS Then you can set up your servers and migrate them. You can scale it, increase or decrease it accordingly Pricing is monthly, you have to pay every month It is depended on the usage. Talking about the Inode Count it's up to 16 lakh You don't get 16 lakh in any of the Shared hosting's, it's only up to 6 lakh They have a good support and staging facility and you can easily do team collaboration. They have a good backup and restore option and it easily handles high traffic Its pricing starts from $10 But the traffic handled by it is way different than any other shared hosting like Siteground, which has the same pricing.
The Cloudways server can handle it more efficiently than Siteground. You don't get Cpanel as they have their own interface. Its Cons, Cloudways can be a bit technical. There is a slight learning curve Second, you don't get an email hosting as you get it in a Shared Hosting So for that.
Absolutely, If you are using a VPS server then Cloudways is a good option. If you have more traffic on your website for up to 1 lakh per month, then also Cloudways is a good option you can easily manage, scale, upscale and downscale. You will get a good performance. The best part about it is, you don't have to keep any long term commitment, Its pricing is based on the usage, if you used it for 2 days then you will have to pay for 2 days only Cloudways is one of the recommended hosting's by me if you have large traffic So you must definitely give it a try, you don't have to invest much.
Now let's sum this up Now I will tell my recommendations on which scenarios hosting's would be suitable : -
Best Overall hosting - Cloudways
Best Budget Hosting - Hostinger
Best Hosting Support - SiteGround
Best Hosting For WordPress Blogs - Cloudways, SiteGround, ChemiCloud & FastComet.
Best Hosting for eCommerce - Cloudways, ChemiCloud .
Best Hosting for HTML & PHP - BigRock Its good, cheap and you can work on it easily.
Best Hosting For High Traffic - Cloudways
Best Windows Hosting (.net) - BigRock, A2
Best Hosting For Beginners - SiteGround,
For a budget option, we have Hostinger, If you are searching for some moderate option then you have ChemiCloud, FastComet I recommend Hostinger for Beginners because - Hostinger, Cloudways Easiest & Simplest
Hosting for WordPress Installation - Bluehost is an easy option If you want to use Hosting For Indian Payment Options (UPI) - Hostinger as in Siteground and Cloudways they ask for international cards
Best Call Support - GoDaddy I have not included GoDaddy in my list because I have not liked their hosting that much, but they have a good call support
Best Managed VPS - A2 hosting
Best Site Builder in Shared Hosting - Chemicloud, they have Sitepad Sitebuilder Hosting With Data Center in India - Cloudways, ChemiCloud, Fastcomet are good options.
Best Monthly Hosting - Cloudways and interserver is also a good option but I am testing it right now, so I won't recommend it Best Inode Count - Cloudways has 16 lakh, and if you require it in a Shared Hosting then you can select FastComet Best SiteGround Alternative - FastComet, ChemiCloud.
Best Cpanel hosting - Fastcomet or chemicloud If you need Cpanel in Budget then you can select Bigrock Free Domain With Hosting - Chemicloud, Hostinger You will get 1 free domain in Hostinger but in Chemicloud it would be forever Migrate Websites For Free - ChemiCloud where you get 10 free migrations and 3 free migrations in FastComet.
Best hosting for small business website - Hostinger Affordable & Fast.
Hosting for US Audience - EasyWP Best
Hosting For Developer (Python, Node JS) - Chemicloud, BigRock VPS For Developer - Hostinger So which Hosting do I use personally? I have used all of it personally, But my main websites are hosted on Cloudways and Siteground I have kept my less traffic websites on Hostinger Bigrock has HTML and PHP Script websites Right now I am thinking to buy hosting from ChemiCloud and FastComet for my personal websites. So that was my pick Let me know your queries in the comments below If you have any experience to share, mention it in the comments.