Best Hosting Company 2020

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A few years ago I asked a question on here about best hosting companies, and ended up switching to Siteground based on some helpful and sensible recommendations backed with data. At the time Siteground were great and I have been very happy with their service, sitespeed, and uptime. That said, they are now abandoning cPanel for a proprietary interface of their own that I don't like, and since there's no option to stay with cPanel, I want to switch. Pity - but there you are (and a lesson if anyone thinks they know better than their customers). So, it's the same question: who do you recommend? I'm going to have to migrate about 25 sites and don't have any appetite to make this harder than it needs to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author JPs copy
    I've had Dreamhost for a few years now. Extremely easy to use, and support is very helpful. I'm sure others have different suggestions, but I have no problem recommending them.
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  • Profile picture of the author newxxx
    i've used webline-services for years

    they have the best customer support service of all hosting companies that i have every used
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Here is a link to pcage with rankings for best sites in 2020 - https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best...sting-services

    Was looking at Liquidweb earlier also saw A2 hosting recommended. Bluehost and Namehero are running sales right now.

    Thanks for the heads up on siteground !
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Scott Jr
    I too used to love SiteGround. I now use Namecheap for hosting. Most people know them for purchasing domains but I've had a great experience with their hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Namecheap and Godaddy are my favorites.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by Steven Roberts View Post

    Siteground were great and I have been very happy with their service, sitespeed, and uptime. That said, they are now abandoning cPanel for a proprietary interface of their own that I don't like, and since there's no option to stay with cPanel,
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    Namecheap and Godaddy are my favorites.
    Does Godaddy have C-panel or did you miss that part ?
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  • Profile picture of the author sohagiu
    You can choose a VPS with Cpanel. There are a lot of renowned companies like Bluehost, Hostgator etc. As you have 25 websites and I don't know about the daily traffic, a 4GB RAM VPS would be a wise choice. If your sites are built with WordPress, you can choice managed hosting. Although there are no cPanel in managed hosting. So I think try VPS.
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  • Originally Posted by Steven Roberts View Post

    A few years ago I asked a question on here about best hosting companies, and ended up switching to Siteground based on some helpful and sensible recommendations backed with data. At the time Siteground were great and I have been very happy with their service, sitespeed, and uptime. That said, they are now abandoning cPanel for a proprietary interface of their own that I don't like, and since there's no option to stay with cPanel, I want to switch. Pity - but there you are (and a lesson if anyone thinks they know better than their customers). So, it's the same question: who do you recommend? I'm going to have to migrate about 25 sites and don't have any appetite to make this harder than it needs to be.
    One vote for WPX Hosting right here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Ya, it is time you tried dreamhost or Godaddy I am certain you will get value for your effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaudet
    I always use Hostgator personally, their support always been very responsive and fast and had no problem with their cpanel of whatever might happens.

    Got one issue once and it got solve very quickly by the live chat support.

    Good luck, 25 websites to transfer is not an easy task to do. Hopefully you'll be able to find the right host to make it easier for you and your business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Customer Survey
    Namecheap always!! i love their customer support service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I switch every year between SiteGround and A2 so I can get the best introductory prices. They have both been fantastic and way above other hosts I have used over the years.

    I saw SiteGrounds blurb about their new interface but I did not read it carefully. I did not know that cPanel was not even going to be an option anymore. That said most people only use cPanel for a half a dozen functions or so. In-house proprietary software would not be a deal breaker for me. There is nothing magical or particularly special about cPanel.
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    Namecheap is by far my favorite. Their customer service is top notch. Hostgator is also a good one too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Steven, my recommendation is not specifically to you, but to those who may be seeking reliable hosting on a tight budget.

    I've used many hosting services over the years: 1&1, GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, Namecheap, some hosting WSOs from here, some custom services etc. Last year I moved my two sites (they've little traffic, about 5k pageviews/mo combined) to limitlesshost.net. For the money I am paying, I am more than glad I did. I am now paying $6/year for hosting two sites, I never saw my websites down, I never needed to contact support. But of course, others' experiences may be different.

    They may not be the best around but so far I can tell they are quite suitable for those with little to medium traffic and a tight budget. I am using their DirectAdmin Web Hosting, Very Small package. I too was used to cPanel (they got that option too) but got used to DirectAdmin quickly and it is kind of simpler to use in some ways.

    Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

    Does Godaddy have C-panel or did you miss that part ?
    Yes, GoDaddy has cPanel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    I tried all of them lol

    GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost, Namecheap are all very slow, bad choice
    WPX hosting isn`t mature or stable, i had so much problem with them

    Knownhost is my choice, been with them for years, support is beyound awesome, speed are very good and stability there, you can`t go wrong..
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  • Profile picture of the author qwikaddotcom
    Almost all hosting providers offer better customer support for the dedicated servers (not to mention better speed and uptime). So when you finally decide on one of the providers mentioned above make sure you go for their dedicated server package. It may seem pricey now, but if your business takes off you'll be happy you did. Over the past several years I had to move one of my sites from one server to another 3 times (traffic kept going up). It wasn't fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    I own a web hosting site. I offer both cPanel and Hepsia. I used cPanel for many years for personal sites but I really like Hepsia.

    From my site:

    You'll be able to safely upload files by simply dragging them to your browser window thanks to our File Manager. You'll have a safety layer added to your site instantaneously with ModSecurity. You'll be able to improve the loading speed of your site using our Site Accelerator Instruments.

    Installing a new software application online will be a piece of cake thanks to our Applications Installer tool. Kicking off a site will take only a few easy steps with the Instant Website Installer. What's more, you can make use of 800+ no charge layout themes, which you can quickly install on your brand-new site. This is just a part of the web site setup and management tools built into the Control Panel.
    Most of my customers are newbies and use Hepsia. They seem to like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I used Siteground a year ago. Speed and performance is very good. However, their renewal prices are bit high. I am know with Namecheap works great to me have no issue so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author 10 Hunts
    Almost all hosting providers offer better customer support for the dedicated servers (not to mention better speed and uptime).
    I personally use Bluehost, Maybe i think its the best because they never be done anything wrong and has excellent customer support.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paddy123
    You can try Hostinger . Their speed is good. Affordable and they have live chat support which replies very fast. They also offer 90% off .
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