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Published on September 8th, 2017 | by Guest

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Which budget web hosting companies stand out above the rest?

Regardless of whether you are a lean entrepreneur or a twenty-person strong business, you don’t want to have to pay over the odds for web hosting or other similar services. As a freelancer, protecting your margins and keeping operating costs as low as possible is top priority. It is a simple fact of life that as a business you need a reliable and functional web presence so that is why I have complied the best budget hosting sites out there and given you a snapshot of what these companies can offer you when it comes times to get your website up and running.

Low cost doesn’t mean low value

There is a massive pool of companies to choose from who all offer a similar service but you don’t want the reliability and reputation of your business in the hands of rookies do you? No, you don’t. Let’s have a look at some of the better options available all under a fiver per month.

123reg – Not too long ago 123reg just offered domain registration but quickly came to realise the untapped market of hosting and registration. 123reg offers excellent value for money on web hosting, email hosting and domain registration. Email hosting starts at £2.50 and web hosting starts at £2.99 which includes 2 separate domains, 5 different websites and 100GB of web space. Good customer support and no annual payments make 123reg a great choice. You can also find some money saving vouchers over here.

1and1 – Touted as Europe’s #1 Web Hosting business, 1and1.co.uk is the home of bargain prices for all your hosting needs. Email, web and WordPress packages all start at a tiny .99p per month!! 1and1 offer an excellent website builder to get you off and running and the builders ease of use will suit any level of skill in the website department.  The basic package includes 1 website, 1 domain, 500 email accounts, 100GB of storage and SSL all under on account – awesome. As if that wasn’t enough have a look at these super sweet internal promo codes for added value.

Heart Internet – This UK based web hosting company offers excellent in-house support to complement their low web hosting packages. You can get help form their team in a fast and reliable way which comes in handy if you don’t have a few hours spare to wait for support to get back to you. All the packages come with 5GB of storage, bandwidth and more mail boxes than you can shake a stick at. Heart Internet offers a great basic package which starts at £2.99 per month and boasts an added feature of mobile interface so you can access and manage your website from your mobile device.

Decisions, decisions, decisions…

When it comes to getting your business sorted out at a price to suit anyone’s budget, these above options are great value for money whist not sacrificing on features or service.

Top tip – Regardless of which hosting company you go with, take the time to thoroughly check them out first and ask around – friends and family are a great source for information on which providers are perhaps better than others and you might just find out something about the people who are closest to you. I had no idea that my brother-in-law ha his own dedicated server that I could use for my websites until I started asking him questions…

Also, be sure to have scout around on the internet for money saving coupons and vouchers like the ones found here to give you a bit more money in the business account and shave a few quid off the top for services that you are already using.

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