Here is a list of five popular and reputable web hosting companies based in Singapore/US that we highly recommend.
All of them support PHP 5 and MySQL databases, which means you can run blogs such as WordPress, e-commerce online shopping systems and other dynamic content such as forums and classifieds.
Go Daddy [ www.godaddy.com ] is the 60th most visited website worldwide according to Alexa. That means they receive over a million visits per day and you can gauge their reputablity from there.
Go Daddy’s Asia Pacific servers are hosted in Singapore which means your sites will load much faster. Plans start from US$2.99 per month with 10GB diskspace and unlimited bandwidth. Go Daddy offers full web hosting services allowing you to grow within the organisation.
If you are looking for the most reputable web hosting in Singapore, you have your answer at Go Daddy. And if you are looking for an affordable Singapore VPS service, you have your answer as well. VPS services start at $27 USD
Vodien [ www.vodien.com ] is based in Singapore with web hosting servers available in Singapore. Their homepage greets you with a impressive list of clients including NCS, Olympus, Trek, ST Electronics, Courts and Sentosa.
They offer a wide range of services including Email Hosting, VPS, File Hosting and dedicated servers.
Check them out at [ www.vodien.com ].
Dreamhost [ www.dreamhost.com ] is a US based web hosting company. Besides the unlimited diskspace and unlimited bandwidth, Dreamhost offers a 97 day money back guarantee, Los Angeles based email support, SSH access and best of all, their customized control panel software.
Dreamhost also allows you to upgrade to VPS and dedicated server solutions. Although they are purely US based, we believe it is the best web hosting company for your buck, purely for their highly rated control panel software.
Dreamhost is ranked 1698 as of last check, which is a respectable number.
HostGator [ www.hostgator.com ] is the nearest competitor to Dreamhost, ranked at #210 globally. Like Dreamhost, Hostgator offers a 47 day money back guarantee, however, they are based on cPanel for their control panel. It’s not to say cPanel sucks, but it lacks in some features that Dreamhost’s panel has.
HostGator provides VPS and dedicated hosting solutions as well. The unique selling point for HostGator is their price. When compared with DreamHost, HostGator’s pricing beats Dreamhost hands down.
Check them out at [ www.hostgator.com ].
Last but not the least, is Oryon networks [ www.oryon.net ]. It is based in Singapore and deploys the commercial Litespeed web server, which is several times faster than the common open source Apache web server.
Oryon Networks also offers “Oryon Virtual Containers”. In their own words:
Oryon Virtual Containers is an isolation solution that limits the amount of server memory and CPU available to a specific customer. It keeps the server load low and the websites performance high by preventing any customer or hacker from overusing the server resources
You can upgrade to a VPS anytime as your site grows.
Here is a comparison table to compare the various web hosting plans. Correct as at 6 April 2011.
|Go Daddy||Vodien||Dreamhost||HostGator||Oryon Networks|
|Plan Title||Economy 4GH||hostValue||Shared||Hatchling||Starter|
|Pricing / mth*||$3.99 USD||10 SGD||8.95 USD||5.56 USD||6.66 SGD|
|Money Back Guarantee||Unknown||30||97||45||30|
|Technical Support Modes||E-mail, Phone||E-mail, Phone||E-mail, Chat||E-mail, Chat|
*Pricing is calculated on a yearly basis divided by 12
If you were to ask which web hosting company is the best out of the 5 listed above, our vote will go for DreamHost.
We hope this article gives an insight on the good web hosting companies out there. Share your thoughts in the comments below.