The subject of “who is a top Australian web host” is something that often comes up at various webmaster forums, especially among bloggers and webmasters. At a recent local social media event, I met up with a few fellow bloggers and we started talking blogger tools, SEO and blog hosts. ( updated 1 December 2016)
I was surprised to come across some names in the local web hosting and web development field in Australia that I didn’t know about before. I asked some of bloggers who they had used among the different local as well as US based webhosts for their blogs, and also who they’d had good service from, website loading speed etc. to update my personal knowledge as well as help write this post. It was a bag of surprises.
As with human nature, people tend to remember bad things, but I am exactly the opposite and I tend to remember the good things. So there were many comments on who were the worst host and peoples experiences with them.
Surprisingly, they were some difference of opinions good and bad on some of the same US based webhosts most things. Most of the popular us webhosting’s names were discussed like Bluehost, WP engine Hostgator and In motion. I got to know of two new aussie hosting providers Bullet proof and Quadra which I didn’t know of before.
I would suggest that you do your own research before choosing a web-host, but hopefully this information and listing below will help you in some way if you are looking to get a local webhost.
These providers have different pricing plans which can cover a wide range of budgets and needs for your hosting.
- Digitalpacific (http://www.digitalpacific.com.au/)
- Rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com/en-au/)
- Bulletproof (http://www.bulletproof.net.au/)
- Hostpapa (http://www.hostpapa.com.au/)
- Crucial (http://www.crucial.com.au/)
- Netregistry (http://www.netregistry.com.au/)
- Quadra Hosting (http://www.quadrahosting.com.au/)
Smarty Host and crazy domains are not on this list as I have not used their hosting but only bought au domains from them. Some of them have a humongous transfer fee if you want to move your domains elsewhere, so please check that before you buy domains from an aussie domain provider.
I have used a few of these local providers and they are good and prices for some of them have also come down in the last few years, but I mainly use US based website- hosting now.
I use US webhosts because they do the job and are reliable for blogs with monthly traffic of fewer than 100,000 hits to your blog. If you get more than that much traffic on your blog, you should be earning well to get a premium optimised webhosting company
These were some of them that were mentioned and there might be some that I missed that are good as well, but these were the ones we discussed and talked about in our chat that I can remember.
Support is a very important factor when choosing a website-hosting company, because when trouble strikes you need good service, otherwise it can be very frustrating and you could end up losing traffic and money to your blog if things are not fixed quickly.
Some of the popular local aussie forums like Whirlpool, DNTrade and Web Hosting Talk can give you a good idea of good local hosts, though most locals tend to bag the US service providers just because they are not Australian. (And that’s fair enough because they are un-Australian). I still recommend Bluehost.com and Hostmonster as my favourite US providers
Before you make your choice , do check up on – If 24/7 support is available, you can call up and speak to a person if needed.
Check also if upgrade to optimised hosting is available, price for extra bandwidth or storage space, if they provide free or paid backups, do they sell SSL certificates.
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