San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2015
The PHP resource site PHPMatters announced the best web hosting providers for 2015 and listed 10 web hosts as the winners. The providers are BlueHost, InMotion Hosting, JustHost, Arvixe, A2Hosting, HostGator, GreenGeeks, HostMonster, WebHostingHub and iPage.
The winners are selected from 200+ web hosting providers that have been reviewed and tested. They have edged the competitors out because of their excellence in important hosting factors like performance.
Here are some of the categories that were used to determine the winners:
1) Affordable Price
All of the providers price their primary web hosting plans at no more than $10/mo, and they provide large discounts for the initial term. For instance, the BlueHost Starter plan has a regular price of $5.99/mo, but new customers visiting the official website through this promotional link can get a 42% discount for $3.49/mo.
2) Reasonable Refund Policy
Knowing that a good service should be backed up by a long refund period, the web hosts provide full refunds for at least 30 days after initial purchase and anytime pro-rated refunds. InMotion and WebHostingHub allow customers to ask for a full refund within the first 90 days, and Arvixe guarantees 60 days.
3) User-Friendly Control Panel with a 1-Click Installer
Except for iPage, which offers vDeck as the control panel, all of companies utilize cPanel. In the control panels, webmasters can manage domains, files and databases easily. In addition, each control panel is integrated with a 1-click installer to simplify the installation and updates of popular website building software.
4) Enhanced Security
To increase the security of users' websites, the web hosts provide either automated backup or backup tools to protect website data. Shared SSL is also applied to secure data transmission. Some of the winners offer more security features such as SSH, suPHP and RAID 10 disk array.
5) High Performance
The providers use secure and advanced data centers to power servers. All of the data centers are housed with high performance servers, equipped with advanced routing technologies, and connected with multiple Internet providers. Some third-party technologies like CloudFlare are also available.
6) 24x7 Technical Support
Customers of any company can ask for technical support at any time. The communication channels include live chat, phone and email. Besides, there are extensive knowledge-base and user forums, which makes it easy to communicate with experts and experienced users.
For more information about the best web hosting providers, visit https://phpmatters.com/top-10-web-hosting/.
PHPMatters is a large PHP resource site that helps both beginners and developers optimize, host and develop their websites.