Side-by-Side Hosting Comparisons

Hosting Research

While our country-specific comparisons are our most popular pieces of content, sometimes people might want to know how one host compares to another.

So to help out, we now have side-by-side comparisons of all the major web hosting companies, making it easier to check how similar or different those hosting services are.

We cover the following aspects:

History and general introduction

Just some basic info about where and how they both got started and grew into the company they are today.


We compare their pricing plans and main features so you can get a clear idea of where they differ when it comes to value.


We talk about the different support options both web hosting services offers. Then we take cues from online user reviews about how well their support services actually work.


We check both the average uptime and response time of both web hosts, and seeing where they rank compared to the industry average. We also talk about potential custom scripts, configurations, or plugins they use to optimize the performance of their hosting services.

Ease of Use

We compare the control panels of both hosts. Do they use the industry standard cPanel, or their own custom built system? How easy is it to set up a website? Etc.