Compare the best web hosting plans for 2018: Australia Vs US Hosting

| February 19, 2017

Here at DigitalGrog we regularly publish  step by step guides to creating a website, web hosting comparisons, reviews of hosting providers and domain name services.

Below is a detailed listing of webhosting companies with prices and features. This will help  you get started on your new journey if your creating a new business website or just a personal blog.

Godaddy Australia

If you are on a budget and price matters to get you started, you might want to try the current Godaddy deal- Click here above

Our recommendation is for Bluehost – Current deal here for a WordPress website or blog  and WP-Engine if your starting a business website – Current deal here.


Hosting ProviderPrice (monthly)Disk SpaceBandwithFree Domain NameEmail account
bluehost for blog
Bluehost (Recommended)Starter Plan - Click Here
the hostgator alligator for blogs
Hostgator Hatchling Plan - Browse Plans
$3.95 (25% off)UnlimitedUnlimitedNoFree
the US top 10 webhosting companies
Hostmonster Starter Plan - Check it
$5.99100 gbUnlimitedFree $15.99 Domain Registration couponFree
top 10 hosting companies for websites and online stores
Godaddy Economy Plan -
Get Deal

The biggest Domain name registrar in the world, providing everything related to setting up a website in one place.
$4.99 (54% off)100 gbUnlimitedFreeFree
au web-hosting
Spark Starter Plan

Webhosting hub - The only hub for Hosting Downunder
the australian webhoster for blogs
Essential Plan
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Dreamhost (40% off)
Only for the Dreamers
Yahoo Small Business Hosting - Advanced Plan
start selling online
$3.9950 gb5000 GB/moFreeFree
Digital Pacific (AU)

au website-servers

Digital Pacific can easily take care of personal blogs and commercial grade corporate hosting with their wide range of plans and robust servers.
$4.901 gb10 GBNA 100% Australian HostingFree
Crucial Hosting (AU)
the australian webhoster for blogs
$20.0050 gbUnlimitedNAFree
Host papa
*Limit 2 websites Hosted
$3.95100 gbUnlimitedFreeFree
bluehost for blog
WP ENgine (recommended)Starter Plan $29 a Month
Wp engine has Fast WordPress with baked in CDN, and amazing up-time.

Get The Deal
$2910 gbUnlimitedFree SSL Certificates


Hosting Comparison – Australia Or US Host ?

Hosting in Australia is significantly more expensive than most other places in the world. Most of it comes down to some of the high cost of labour in Australia and of course infrastructure/backhaul internet/DC fees.

Latency is not the most important aspect of the loading times between here and the US and should be considered if you are running a high traffic website.


Often when comparing how fast a server is providing content, factors like comparing the application stack, use of hardware load balancers, caching, CDN’s server technology etc are not taken into account when it should be.


Does US hosting IP affect my website ranking?

Search engines like google base their algorithms on a number of factors, one of them being the IP address location. Getting a country TLD domain can help, such as a domain for a business website or blog targeting Australian viewers.

Overseas hosting can still get results  by using proper SEO techniques and Google tweaks, like logging into the google search engine webmaster tools and telling them who your target market is.

A US host with a CDN can also help, if you want to go one step further by speeding up your loading time further and getting a nearby network point to your country.

Webhosting Acronyms Glossary and Meanings

Below is many words related to website hosting and managing. It is acronyms, features and just about a glossary for website related terms. This might be helpful when you are trying to make sense of terms when you build your first website or purchase services to create your first blog or webpage.

CMS – Content Management System is a program used to publish, edit and modify content on a given websites. CMS is often used to run websites containing blogs, news and shopping sites.

SSL – Secure Socket Layer is a cryptographic protocol that was designed to provide communication security over the internet.

CSS – Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet language used to describe the overall look and format of a site that has been written in a markup language.

Disk Space – The amount of space allocated to you on the server to store files, pages, emails, and more.

Uptime – The amount of time the server is uninterrupted and your website is accessible. This is typically shown as a percentage. You want a high uptime (99% and above) so as not to disrupt access to your site

Reseller Hosting – Where a block of server resources is sold to an individual for purposes of using it to host multiple domains under their own name

Control Panel – The control panel is the central hub for a web hosting account. This is where the user modifies and controls all aspects of their web hosting such as adding new domains and sub domains, uploading web pages and installing server applications

MySQL – A database system that is often included in hosting packages. It is commonly used with a variety of applications

PHP – Hypertext Pre-Processor is a server-side scripting language designed for the development of websites and can also be used as a general-purpose programming language

Linux Server – A server that uses Linux, a free, open source operating system used by most shared and free web hosts

Windows Server – A server that uses Windows as the operating system. This type of plan is typically more expensive but necessary to accommodate specific applications

Add-domain – It is additional domains which can be createed from the main domain control panel without having a separate hosting account. It had all features just like a main domain, but with no cPanel control.

Sub-domain – A subdomain is a subsection of your website that can exist as a new website without a new domain name. Use subdomains to create memorable URLs for different content areas of your site.

Dont delay getting started! Better today than tomorrow.

Good luck!

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Compare the best web hosting plans for 2017: Australia Vs US Hosting

 | February 19, 2017 19 Comments
Compare the best web hosting plans for 2017: Australia Vs US Hosting

Compare the top webhosting providers for Australia and US in 2017 before you get a new hosting account. Compare features and prices and more



  1. Thomas

    In your opinion which one of those services has the best customer service? We’re looking to move our SMS blog somewhere new.

    • JJ

      Hi thomas

      In my opinion hostgator and bluehost comes pretty close to good quick response to tickets raised for replying. i have never had to call anybody really so far by phone as no real important urgent needs arose and it hopefully wont arise for you.. but you can call them as well if urgent ..I normally use skype i normally call godaddy for bulk domain renewals via skype probs


  2. shania

    what about big commerce dude think this is good

    For businesses with up to $50,000
    in online sales volume per year

    Hundreds of Built-in Features
    Unlimited Products
    Unlimited Storage
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    Powerful Reporting Tools
    Accept Credit Cards & PayPal
    No Transaction Fees

    i dig it for my new website


    • JJ

      Big commerce is good for ecommerce !! not wordpess hosting


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