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Top Ten Largest Web Hosting Providers

Generally it is a good idea to check at least three of the top 6 on the list to compare pricing and services.

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1. Go Daddy Hosting: Largest web host by number of domains hosted. Shared and dedicated hosting. Windows and Linux hosting. No CPanel. No Fantastico.

Trusted by over 6 million customers.
2. 1&1 Hosting: 1and1 Hosting is a giant in the European market and top 10 in the U.S. market. Inexpensive domain name registration. Shared and dedicated hosting. Windows and Linux hosting. No CPanel. No Fantastico.

3. Yahoo! Web Hosting: Growing web host from the largest player on the Internet. Emphasizes reliability. Runs periodic special pricing plans.

4. HostGator: HostGator has grown to become the largest independent web host. Read HostGator Review. Shared and dedicated hosting. Windows and linux hosting plans. Unlimited plan. CPanel control panel and Fantastico scripts available.

Bluehost Web Hosting $6.95
5. BlueHost: BlueHost is one of the fastest growing web hosting providers. Although we have ranked them number 7, on our Top 10 Largest Web Host list, they may already be higher ranked than that. Read BlueHost Review. ASP, PHP, Perl, FrontPage, SSH hosting in shared and dedicated hosting plans. Windows and linux hosting plans. Fantastico scripts available and CPanel control panel.

6. Network Solutions: NSI formerly had a virtual registrar monopoly on .com domain names, and with that became the largest or one of the largest web hosts. With the opening up of the domain registration market to competition, Network Solutions' market share has shrunk. Presently considered a good quality hosting service, but at a high price.

7. iPowerWeb: iPowerWeb is one of the original innovators in multiple domain hosting on a single plan. A few years ago typically there was one domain per plan, now the standard is 6-10 domains per plan. iPowerWeb hosts over 700,000 websites and provides low-mid priced options. Windows and linux hosting, shared and dedicated hosting plans. Vdeck control panel.

Dedicated Servers from $99/mo
8. Aplus.Net: Aplus.Net is another of the established players in the web hosting business, a recipient of several CNET hosting awards. Unix and Windows plans available,, as are shared and dedicated plans. 80+ function control panel.

9. HostMonster was probably the fastest growing web host last year. We expect that they will rise into the Top 10 list soon - based on their popular unlimited website hosting plans.

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10. StartLogic: StartLogic is another of the rapid risers. Expect them to move up on this Top Ten Largest Web Hosts list in the future. Shared and dedicated hosting on either Linux or Windows platforms. Control panel is Vdeck and preconfigured scripts are available.

Up and coming:

Netfirms Web Hosting
Netfirms Web Hosting: Netfirms hosts over 1.2 million websites and caters to small businesses. Boasts an inexpensive starter plan and full-featured Advantage and Business plans. Windows and linux hosting plans. Control Panel XL6.

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Bluehost Review

BlueHost Web Hosting ReviewMid-Large Web Hosting Service Provider

* Updated *

BlueHost Hosting has been on the verge of breaking into the top tier of the largest web site hosting service providers but has leveled off in recent months. This is the Web Site Hosting Reviews review of Bluehost web hosting. Previously we rated Bluehost among the ranking group of hosting providers "who could be giants". BlueHost, along with Hostgator and Yahoo Hosting are the leading candidates to reach the top tier in terms of size, where presently giants Go Daddy Hosting (GoDaddy) and 1and1 Hosting, the European giant reside. How did BlueHost do it? Good, responsive and helpful technical support. They are not the only hosting service with good technical support, built up a pretty good reputation. Of late, however, we have seen some glitches in their support. With an industry as complicated as Internet web hosting, it is not surprising that support makes a difference to a lot of people - including the Web Site Hosting Reviews blog. So, we will monitor their support and revise this review as we see necessary. BlueHost has received a variety of awards. The hosting awards seem to grow on trees for hosting companies, becoming meaningless. However in the case of Bluehost hosting, there has been some merit to the praise, but whether that can continue with their growth will be a test.
Take A Look, Bluehost Hosting: Web Hosting $6.95
Bluehost Hosting offers a wide range of the typical hosting services, including Free Setup with plans, a lot of storage space and bandwidth, E-Mail Accounts, SSH, Perl, MySQL, FrontPage Extension Support, Fantastico script library, Web Site Builder, limited free marketing, shared hosting, dedicated web servers, mySQL database support, CPanel control panel, Windows and Linux hosting. BlueHost Internet web site hosting also offers shopping carts, SSL support and secure e-mail.

Some people have described BlueHost as for tech-savvy webmaster's. Their technical support staff sometimes will speak with you at a relatively high level. However, they also will explain things to the relative novice to web marketing, web development, and Internet programming and set-up. Of late we have seen glitches in their tech and customer support however; we will update this review further with our findings.

Founded in Utah, in 1996, BlueHost is a relative institution in the web hosting industry because of its longevity. What is most striking is they were relatively unknown until mid-2003, when they started to experience rapid growth. From almost nowhere to a top 10 or top 5 host ranking in a matter of 3 years. This shows that the Internet and the website hosting industry moves at light speed when the word gets around. And with BlueHost, the word has gotten around. The rapid growth has brought a few speed bumps along the way, as with most hosters, but the BlueHost hosting management has dealt quite well, which has led to pretty solid customer satisfaction ratings.

What BlueHost says:
BlueHost is here to secure your business. We are confident we can provide you with the highest level of support with our friendly and patient support staff waiting to address your needs. Our veteran hosting team knows what it takes to be the best and how we can help make your site a success.

We view this as a down-to-earth recognition that for most people their website is a business, even if a hobby-business. Businesses want no-nonsense service, BlueHost usually understands that.

Web Site Hosting Provider Data:

Name: Bluehost Hosting
Category: Web Site Hosting Provider
Service Plans: Shared Hosting, Dedicated Servers
Control Panel: CPanel
Fantastico: Yes
Customer Support: Good
Full .htaccess Control: Yes
E-Commerce Features: Yes
Guarantees: Yes
Price: Mid