As a startup or an SME you are most likely counting your pennies as you read this. When using funds, a startup needs to think twice before using it, so your startup website needs to be near the top of the list when you’re prioritizing how to use available and probably limited resources.
Even though most local startups don’t need a large website, it is the platform that establishes your online presence, your brand and at the same time serves as a main access point for reaching customers.
Some careful thought needs to go into choosing the best web host for your business website, because it’s important from the start to get this right. Availability of different hosting platforms, quality of technical support and value for money, can all vary between different hosting companies and the plans they offer. This means that you need to consider what your options are and how you will choose the right hosting service for your business.
Being a startup, and if not well funded (as in most cases), you always look for more cost-effective ways to run your business. Taking all these things into considerations we’ve compiled list of five of top web hosting providers that we believe offer quality as well as cost-effective solution.
Let’s compare five of best web hosting providers that have separate packages & offers for Indian customers and some of them also have their server locations in India. Servers in India have advantage of local support and also the local support can be in your local language, however India based hosting also attracts certain taxes which therefore could be costlier.
Below is a comparative list of some of the least expensive web hosting providers to host your startup website:
|Top 5||GoDaddy India||HostingRaja||BigRock||MilesWeb||Hostgator|
|Bandwith||Unlimited||5 GB||2GB||50 GB||Unlimited|
|Disc Space||30 GB||1000 MB||500 MB||5 GB||Unlimited|
|Data Backup||No (Paid Option)||Weekly||Daily||Daily||Weekly|
|cPanel or control panel||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|MySQL Databases||1 x 1 GB||5||1||10||Unlimited|
|Server Locations||Singapore||India, US||India, US||India, UK, US, & Romania||US|
|Freebies||None||None||Google AdWords Credit of Rs.2000||$35 Google Adwords Credit,|
Free Website Builder,
Free SSL certificate
Taking into consideration cost, platform and value-for-money, below are our final verdict ranked as top 5 web hosting companies of 2015, in India, which we recommend for startups and SMEs. These hosting companies were chosen from the overall average of highest customer satisfaction ratings, reputation among web hosting review sites and our own research.
|Ranking||Web Host||Starts at:||Recommended for:|
|1||Milesweb||Rs.196/mo||All-In-One, cost-effective and high performance web hosting|
|2||GoDaddy India||Rs.149/mo||All-purpose and do-it-yourself web hosting|
|3||HostingRaja||Rs.69/mo||Cheap with regional (India) languages support|
|4||BigRock||Rs.99/mo||Cheap hosting for personal use & small websites|
(one year – Hatchling Plan)
|Good for Unlimited Bandwidth & Space|