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Updated April 8th, 2014

The table below compares plans from several leading web hosting services. All of the plans shown here include support for PHP and MySQL. When choosing a web hosting plan, some of the factors you should consider include cost, disk space limits, bandwidth limits, scripting support, and database support.

Web Host Price Basic Features Scripting
HostGator
http://www.hostgator.com/
$3.96/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • FrontPage
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
Just Host
http://www.justhost.com/
$3.50/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
PowWeb
http://www.powweb.com/
$3.88/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • 75 MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
FatCow
http://www.fatcow.com/
$4.08/mo
  • "Ooodles" of Disk Space
  • "Ooodles" of Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
Bluehost
http://www.bluehost.com/
$4.95/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
Dot5Hosting
http://www.dot5hosting.com/
$5.95/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • FrontPage
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
iPage Web Hosting
http://www.ipage.com/
$1.68/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
Web Hosting Pad
http://www.webhostingpad.com/
$1.99/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
IX Web Hosting
http://www.ixwebhosting.com/
$3.95/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
  • Ruby
Easy CGI
http://www.easycgi.com/
$7.96/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 500 E-Mail Boxes
  • 50 MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • ASP/ASP.NET
  • FrontPage
  • Perl
StartLogic
http://www.startlogic.com/
$5.99/mo
(Pro Plan)
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • 10 MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
HostMonster
http://www.hostmonster.com/
$4.95/mo
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • MySQL Databases
  • PostgreSQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python
Lunarpages
http://www.lunarpages.com/
$4.95/mo
(Basic Plan)
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Free Domain Name
  • Unlimited E-Mail Boxes
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • PHP
  • .htaccess
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Python

Glossary of Web Hosting Terms

  • Domain Name - This is the name that appears in your URL, e.g. www.mydomainname.com
  • Disk Space - This is the amount of data that you are allowed to store on the web server. Sites with many large files, such as images and video files, will require a larger amount of disk space.
  • Bandwidth - Also referred to as data transfer, this is the amount of data your site can provide to visitors over a given length of time. Sites with higher traffic volume will require a higher bandwidth limit.
  • .htaccess Override - Provides a way to make configuration changes on individual directories in your site. Many scripts will not work correctly without this ability.
  • PHP - A popular scripting language that can be used to build dynamic, interactive web sites.
  • MySQL - A popular database management system (DBMS) that is commonly used for web development. It allows you to store a collection of records that can be displayed or modified using a scripting language such as PHP.

The data on this page is provided for informational purposes only. Visitors should confirm this information through direct contact with the hosting companies before ordering. Note that rates shown may be introductory rates for the first term only. The site owner may earn a commission for products purchased through these links.