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Top 20 Business Web Hosting Options

Please note that these are my legitimate, impartial, ratings & I receive no kick backs & am not an affiliate of any of the firms listed below (unlike many other such ranking lists).

  1. Arvixe Web Hosting. Simply the best service out there for businesses according to a great deal of independent reviews over time. Business packages start at just £14.00 per month.
  2. A2 Hosting. Lightening fast server speed. High end dedicated hosting at incredible speeds costs £193.38/month. Perfect for e-commerce websites. The best of the ultra-high end options out there. If you are looking for superb performance & don’t mind paying a premium they’re an obvious choice.
  3. Siteground. Dedicated hosting from just £139.67/month on premium fully-managed machines.
  4. Dreamhost Web Hosting. Dedicated server hosting from £96.02 per month.
  5. BlueHost. Premium dedicated server hosting for just £80.55 per month from one of the true leaders & innovators in premium hosting products of the last few years.
  6. InMotion Hosting. High end dedicated server options all the way up to the £147.58 per month package:    Intel® Xeon® E3-1230 v2
    3.3GHz 4C/8T • 16GB RAM
    RAID-1 2x1TB 7.2K SATA3
    10TB Data Transfer
  7. Web Hosting Hub. Hosting geared toward small businesses – offering affordable but high value options.
  8. iPage. With Boston located servers iPage offer similarly small business-centric options to customers.
  9. GreenGeeks. Possibly the most accomplished ‘Green’ hosting providers online with various high end & high spec dedicated hosting options for businesses.
  10. EUKHost. Affordable British hosted business plans from just £16.66 per month. Perfect for UK based small businesses.
  11. IXwebHosting. High value hosting options that offer affordable business hosting to small businesses with limited requirements.
  12. Site5. Web hosting that is geared towards the needs of professional web developers. Highly cost effective options offered.
  13. HostGator. Whilst this provider offers low end options for entry level non-commercial sites they actually also offer a suitable range of higher spec options too.
  14. FatCow. Specialists in Small Business Web Hosting who are known for high levels of customer support & thus satisfaction. Wind powered hosting provider.
  15. HostMetro. Reasonable option for cost conscious web businesses.
  16. Biz.nf. Business hosting options for as little as £7.00 per month.
  17. HostMonster. Mass market focused hosting vendor with loads of help for new e-commerce stores  in the form of applications & built in software.
  18. LunarPages. LunarPages count some of America’s biggest commercial websites among their clients. Good service fused with solid hardware make them a decent option.
  19. UK2. Dedicated hosting options from £49.57 to £241.44 per month.
  20. 123-Reg. One of the undisputed giants of British web hosting. Compact dedicated hosting options from just £49.00 plus VAT per month.

Web Hosting options & variations offered by the above firms:

Shared web hosting service
Reseller web hosting
Virtual Dedicated Server
Dedicated hosting service
Managed hosting service
Colocation web hosting service
Cloud hosting
Clustered hosting
Grid hosting

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The UK’s Top 5 Web Hosting Providers by Sites Hosted

  1. Webfusion 802,730 (around since 1997 as GX Networks. Brands include 123-reg; Heart Internet & Webfusion)
  2. 1and1 392,828 (German company around since 1988 & holding around 1.6% of the global market share for web hosting)
  3. Fasthosts 373,925 (Gloucester based company that’s been around since 1999. Was sold to Germany’s United Internet for £61.5 million in 2006. The following year the company & its clients were the victims of a hacking incident that saw client sites shut down completely)
  4. Justhost 307,413 (Part of Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG) – a Massachusetts company who have been around since 1997)
  5. Heartinternet 223,948 (Nottingham based company around since 2004)

10 Countries with the Most Websites Per 1,000 Population

  1. Germany 84.7
  2. Denmark 71.7
  3. Norway 66.4
  4. United Kingdom 64.2
  5. United States 63.7
  6. Netherlands 48.2
  7. Canada 32.9
  8. Sweden 28
  9. Austria 22.6
  10. Switzerland 20.5

 

Top 10 Countries by Internet Users per 100 Population

  1. Iceland 98.2
  2. Bermuda 96.8
  3. Norway 96.3
  4. Denmark 96.0
  5. Andorra 95.9
  6. Liechtenstein 95.2
  7. Luxembourg 94.7
  8. Faeroe Islands 94.7
  9. Netherlands 93.2
  10. Sweden 92.5

Top 10 European Countries by Internet Users per 100 Population

  1. Iceland 98.2
  2. Norway 96.3
  3. Denmark 96.0
  4. Andorra 95.9
  5. Liechtenstein 95.2
  6. Luxembourg 94.7
  7. Faeroe Islands 94.7
  8. Netherlands 93.2
  9. Sweden 92.5
  10. Monaco 92.4

Top 10 Asian Countries by Internet Users per 100 Population

  1. Japan 90.6
  2. South Korea 84.3
  3. Singapore 82.0
  4. Hong Kong 74.6
  5. Malaysia 67.5
  6. China 49.3
  7. Vietnam 48.3
  8. Philippines 39.7
  9. Thailand 34.9
  10. Mongolia 27.0

Bottom 10 Countries by Internet Users per 100 Population

  1. North Korea 0.0
  2. Eritrea 1.0
  3. Timor-Leste 1.1
  4. Burundi 1.4
  5. Somalia 1.6
  6. Guinea 1.7
  7. Niger 2.0
  8. Sierra Leone 2.1
  9. Myanmar 2.1
  10. Chad 2.5

Source: World Bank

 

Countries With The Most Internet Users (Gross)

  1. China 389 million
  2. United States 245 million
  3. Japan 99.18 million
  4. Brazil 75.98 million
  5. Germany 65.12 million
  6. India 61.34 million
  7. Russia 59.7 million
  8. United Kingdom 51.44 million
  9. France 44.63 million
  10. Nigeria 43.99 million

20 Countries with the Most Web Hosting Companies

  1. United States 13,806
  2. Germany 2,004
  3. United Kingdom 1,809
  4. Canada 1,662
  5. Netherlands,The 1,346
  6. Spain 1,053
  7. Turkey 973
  8. France 809
  9. India 795
  10. Italy 791
  11. Australia 724
  12. Japan 626
  13. South Korea 611
  14. Switzerland 336
  15. Brazil 309
  16. Austria 306
  17. Sweden 273
  18. Russia 268
  19. China 267
  20. Belgium 240

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