A Guide to Cheap Web Hosting

Web hosting is ‘the service providing space on the Internet for websites.  When you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service.’ (midphase.com). 

It can be done as cheap or expensive as you like (even free if needed!), so a better way to look at the cost of a hosting plan is through it’s value for money.

The usual way to pay for web hosting is through a recurring subscription.  If you purchase such a subscription, you can expect it to include:

  • A unique domain name

  • Unlimited bandwidth

  • Unlimited storage

  • Ability to host multiple domain names

  • > 99% uptime

In 2020, this should cost roughly $5 per month, anything less is good value for money, anything more should include some impressive additional features of its not good value for money.