5 Best Hosting For CMS

Have you ever managed a website with more than 10 pages by directly editing HTML codes of each page or using WYSIWYG web design software?

One word: PITA.

Making sure there is not a single goddarn missing link, keeping pages updated properly, and doing everything else for a site that needs regular updating is really troublesome. Sure, maybe you can manage when the site is just under 20 static pages. More than that? Good luck!

And what happens if you want cool things like email newsletter form, eCommerce and that cool slider images? Sure, you can put individual codes and piece them together. But if just editing and updating static HTML pages is a PITA, can you imagine how it would be like for managing all those codes pieced together like pieces from ten different jigsaw puzzle? If you can do that, well, extra marks for you.

There is an easy way out: content management systems. Every web masters know that. And hey, there are a lot more CMS platforms to choose from than WYSIWYG editors available in the market. So why not take an easier way out?

Only issue is in choosing a CMS platform and suitable web host for you. We can’t pick a CMS for you but we darn well know about web hosts. So here are 5 best hosting companies that can host many kinds of CMS available. Check them out after the break.

Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

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webhostingbuzz-logo-large $4.95/mo Visit Site

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site5-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

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eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

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littleoak-logo $80/year Visit Site

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arvixe-logo $4/mo Visit Site

Winner – Web Hosting Buzz – From $4.95/month

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An industry veteran with 11 years of experience under the belt, Web Hosting Buzz mainly serves higher end plans for SMEs and corporations rather than shared hosting, although they do offer very decent and affordable shared hosting plans as well. With only 30,000 clients worldwide, we can safely tell you that Web Hosting Buzz isn’t going to oversell its resources at all, especially when it comes to shared hosting. They only offer Linux hosting though so if you are looking to host a CMS developed in .NET then you will have to look elsewhere. You can pick from three shared hosting plans, which start from $4.95, $6.95 and $9.95 a month respectively. All plans are backed with 45-day money back guarantee so that you don’t have to worry if you are discontent with their services. The starter plan comes with 400GB storage and unlimited bandwidth, and you can only host 2 websites on it. The remaining two plans come with unlimited storage and bandwidth, and you can host as many sites as you want on them. If you don’t want Comodo Positive SSL certificate, free 2Checkout Merchant account and dedicated IP address though, the highest tier plan will be useless for you. But if you want to have a blazing fast speed though, it’s worth it since it’s running on servers with NGINX frontend.

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2. Site5 – From $4.95/month

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There are a few things that can indicate how reliable and credible a web host is. Their lifespan in industry, how many servers and data centers they are operating and how many websites they are hosting, and of course their service level agreement (SLA). Established since 1998, Site5 is now operating over 250 servers in their own data centers and hosting around 200,000 domains. And their SLA? 99.99% uptime guarantee and oh even their customer support team has an SLA that if your support request doesn’t get response within 24 hours, your account will be credited as a token of apology. Now how awesome is that? They are also specialized in popular content management systems such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress too so you can even seek for technical assistant if you encounter any issues with your CMS. The shared hosting plan starts from $4.95 a month and the highest priced plan is only $11.95 a month. All shared hosting plans come with unlimited storage and bandwidth so you don’t have to worry. If you want a cloud option with much better uptime (read: never a downtime), multi-server solution and better load balancing, then Site5 also offers cloud hosting plans which begin from $20 a month. Each plan will come with dedicated IP address too.

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3. Eleven2 – From $4.95/month

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If hosting your site at locations closest to your website audience is key concern, then we will root for Eleven2. They operate 4 data centers across three continents, in US, UK and Singapore, ensuring that you will get best redundancy and speed in each locations. This is one advantage to go with them too, since you can choose which data center you want to host your website at so that your audience will enjoy better speed when they access your site. They offer 60 days money back guarantee (double of industry standard) and currently hosting over 100,000 websites, so that shows a lot about the company’s reliability and credibility. And judging from the numbers of servers they are running and resources they offer for each shared hosting plans, we can safely say that they are not overselling their resources. The starter shared hosting plan will cost you just $4.95 a month but you have to pay yearly for that plan, and it comes with 10GB storage, 50GB data transfer and you can host up to 10 websites on it. Next plans cost $7.5, $15 and $30 respectively, with increasing storage and bandwidth on each plans. The last highest-tier plans will also give you free private SSL certificate and dedicated IP address too.

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4. Little Oak Hosting – From $80/year

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If you love hosting companies with start-up culture and family-oriented values, and love using Mac, then Little Oak should be a company to consider going with. People behind the company are Mac lovers, and it is created specially for Mac users. The company is established since 2007 by a group of experienced web designers and developers, and offer 100% uptime SLA which is extremely rare in the whole industry. Even huge hosting firms like HostGator and Site5 only offer 99.99% at best. And Little Oak is not just serving a few hundreds of thousands of customers. Heck, they have total 400,000+ accounts on their servers. Now if you think their SLA is just an empty promise, how about getting 10% of your monthly fee back for any consecutive period of ten minutes downtime? Yup, that’s how much Little Oak is confident about their service. They only have shared hosting plans and start from $80 a year (only annual payments). Starter plan comes with 5GB storage and 50GB bandwidth, which shows they are not overselling. You can host unlimited websites with any plans, and you will receive $100 credit for AdWords and $25 for Yahoo adCenter too.

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5. Arvixe – From $4/month

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If you want a well-rounded hosting company that offer good plans on not just shared hosting but also on VPS and dedicated servers, you will love Arvixe. Oh and they also offer Windows-based hosting too so if you want to host an ASP.NET based CMS platform then definitely give Arvixe a go. The company has been around since 2003, and offer Linux CentOS based plans as well as Windows Server 2008 plans. There are two categories for shared hosting plans, with two plans in each making the total available shared hosting plans 4. Personal Class plans is, as the name suggests, suitable for personal sites but come with decent resources. Business Class plans are hosted on servers that are more well-optimized for running resource intensive scripts and web apps. Plans in Personal Class Linux start from $4 a month, while Windows will cost $5 a month. You will get unlimited storage and bandwidth in all plans. Business Class Linux plan starts from $22 a month while Windows plan will cost you $27 a month, and you will get dedicated IP address as well as free SSL certificate with that.

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Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

1

webhostingbuzz-logo-large $4.95/mo Visit Site

2

site5-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

3

eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

4

littleoak-logo $80/year Visit Site

5

arvixe-logo $4/mo Visit Site


Published on: May 21,2013.
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