Comparison on Blog Web Hosting for Australians [Updated: May 2015]

| July 29, 2014 | 48 Comments

Now i do know, that there are some good aussie web hosting companies in Australia , but if you are starting out with a website or blog and need some cheap hosting , going with a US provider would be more affordable.[updated January 2015]

Wordpress Hosting in Australia

I got this question asked to me  through this blog contact form “I am planning to start a blog, most likely using the wordpress  blogging platform and  i am looking for a good web host (Australian preferable since most of my content will be for Australians). – So i decided to do this post

wordpress hosting for australia by go daddy 

I have  bought .au domains from smarty host ( local provider) , who also have a web hosting service .They are pretty ty good  with their domain services , US based  providers are still more affordable ( check my post where I recently bought .au domian from go daddy at a nice price) . I will include smarty host in my comparison chart anyway here  for australian + US hosting providers

I will rank them in order of my ratings  and preference with the best at the top as per my experience with them, except for smarty host  who i don’t  use for hosting who is right at the top. I have been using Hosting companies for the last 10+ years while blogging

 

Australian Vs US Website / Blog  hosting Comparison

To keep it simple i have just added four columns [ Prices updates  January 2015 ]

Rank Hosting Co. Features Price
1 SmartyHostSmartyHost australianhostingAffordable Australian-based Web Hosting and domains Provides Domain Name Registration & Websites.Offer-  Please check – Apply discount code 123 and you will get 10% off the order
  • 10 Gb Bandwidth
  • 2 Gb Disk space
  • 1Database
  • 5 email accounts
$10 a month($150 paid yearly in advance)
2 Blueuhostbluehost comparison chartWeb Host – 24/7 USA-based support. Free 1 click installs for blogsInstall WordPress with a click of a button at Bluehost!Price: $5.99 Now  $3.95 a month (60%off Link)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Quick 1 click install for WordPress and other scripts
  • Average support hold time under 30 secs
  • Forwarding email accounts
  • Search engine submission
$3.95  month
3 Hostgatorhostgator and australian webhosting ratesHostGator is a leading provider of web hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting, and dedicated serversDeal link: Click here

Coupon code1 25% off : startwebsite

Coupon code2 25% off : DigitalGrog

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Free website transfer
  • Quick Blog and script installs feature
  • Also supports wordpress, Joomla,Magento+ more

Now 20% off!

$4.95 month
4 Dreamhost
dreamhost wordpress space for websitesIn addition to shared web hosting dreamhost also offers virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and WordPress optimized and cloud web hosting
Special deal Now:www.dreamhost.com

Price: Normally$9.95 a month ($119.40 yearly)

Our Current promo offer:$4.95 a month($59.40 yearly @$60 Discount) +

Free lifetime domain registration (use this promo code: startwebsite )

*promo code also applies to two year plans taken

*This promo code adds 1 extra FREE lifetime domain registration to any plan signed up for with it!

 

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • Unlimited FTP
  • unlimited databases
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • 100 % server uptime guarantee

 

$4.95  month
Use promo code startwebsite to get dicount from $60 based on hosting package period you buy
5 Godaddygodaddy blog hosting vs australian blog hostingGo Daddy’s has Reliable Web Hosting  and  their  24/7 tech support is always handy$1 Deal – ClickhereSpecial deal now :
Just $2.99 a month(only 1 website – check availability)
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime
  • Free 24/7 Phone support
  • Easy one click set up
$4.99  month
6 Hostmonsterhostmonster webshosting comparisonFree 1 click installs For blogs, shopping carts, and moreSpecial Deal Now:
[ $3.95 Month – Get Hostmonster Deal Here   Coupon: Gimmemore ]
  • Free domain with hosting
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • cPanel control panel
  • Free online stores
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
$3.95  month
7 Wphosting.com.auaustralian wp host affiliate reseller
Australian Secure, scalable and rock solid hosting for your WordPress powered website
  • 10 Gb Bandwidth
  • 1 Gb Disk space
  • 99% uptime gurarantee
  • Daily back ups
$19 a month
8 TBA

The ranking above is based on  my use of these hosting services based on

price, reliability,affordability, uptime, features, ease-of-use, server speed and overall support. Above in the chart –  Under features,I have updated the ones in green as essential things bloggers would  like to have in their hosting  and the  ones in bold black font are the highlights of  that hosting provider

I have also  written reviews before  for some of these webhosts which can be found below

why hostgator is good for blog hosting?

Real Reviews on WordPress hosting providers

Dns servers Smartyhost to dreamhost

No daddy or go daddy !! Don’t lose your domain

What is shared hosting?

Shared web hosting is what most people mean when they refer to “web hosting”.  It simply means that many customers’ websites reside on a single web server, and that the server’s resources (CPU and RAM) are shared among every customer account on the machine

one click install for wordpress

Most shared hosting companies  listed above offer free quick install scripts like above in the pic and sometimes also  Free templates,  Free domain email, FTP, $100 google adwords bonus   and facebook advertising coupons etc which you can make us of to boost your website in Google search  to get more traffic to your website

Some of the links are affiliate links  an i might earn a commission from it ,  rest assured  the reviews are honest from my perspective  with the features  as provided currently at the time of writing  by the websites.(clicking on the link will take you to the most updates rates)

I hope, I have helped you in  choosing a good hosting provider .review of wordpress themes

After getting your domain and hosting sorted , there is just one more thing  left  to complete the picture  and  make it all come together , which is your blog design and look. A good professional looking wordpress theme is essential for people to trust and like you blog. Check out my review post on some of the wordpress theme providers I have been using for a long time.   Click Arrow

 

Disclosure: I earn commissions from some of the services (mostly web hosting) that I recommend on my blog,

Digitalgrog.com.au is a affiliate partner to most of the Hosting services and some other blog related promotion services that I have listed here on my blog and I use, which means that in addition to using their service, we also receive a commission for referring new customers. To be fair, though, we still use these services even if we weren’t an affiliate. We don’t recommend any particular host just because we’re an affiliate (every hosting company offers a similar affiliate program); we recommend certain Hosting companies because they are the best, most reliable option. Plus, because we’re a partner, these providers offers a special price for Digitalgrog readers. Get your hosting today.

[ Reminder: Start-a-website.info is a Bluehost/ Hostgator/ Hostmonster/ Godaddy /Dreamhost/Ipage affiliate partner and we also have hosting accounts with these services, which means that in addition to using their service, we also receive a commission for referring new customers. To be fair, though, we would still use  any of these Hosting services , but do have a preference  for some  and so we have done a full review of all the hosting  partners we use. Ergo, we don’t recommend Bluehost or any featured host just because we’re an affiliate (every hosting company offers a similar affiliate program and you could pick any of them ), but we recommend Bluehost because they are the best, most reliable option. Plus, because we’re a partner, Bluehost offers a special price for digitalgrog.com.au readers: only $3.95 a month and you already have our godaddy $1 special above. That’s a phenomenal price. Links provided above will take you to  the latest updated promo deals. Feel free to pick which host suits your budget or preference and good luck :) ]

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