Best Cheap Web Hosting for Small Business Windows Central 2019

Most hosting plans can be used to run a professional website. If you need one for a small business, your choice likely depends on how much visitor traffic you expect your site will get, how much web storage that it needs, and your budget. Many of the major hosting companies in the U.S. offer plans that are set up for so-called business use. In this guide, we've gathered together plans that won't cost you much per month (when you prepay for a year). Among them, the Nitro plan sold by WebHostingHub offers the most features and tools at a good price, particularly if you need to build a website for your small business from scratch.

Best Deal Overall: WebHostingHub

WebHostingHub sells a plan, called Nitro, that it specifically describes as being for small business hosting. It features no limits on bandwidth and web storage (on SSD), and you can use this plan to host an unlimited number of databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL), domains, and email accounts. Domain registration is free for one year and an SSL certificate is included. For designing your website, there's a one-click app installer and website builder.

Nitro is the second plan among three that WebHostingHub offers, but it's the one it rates for small business. The first, Spark, permits only up to two domains and up to 10 databases to be hosted on it. The third, Dynamo, is essentially the same as Nitro, though WebHostingHub claims this plan performs faster. It also comes with a greater discount on web design if you hire WebHostingHub to do this for your small business as a separate service.

Price when you pay for one year upfront: Nitro is $9 per month with a money-back guarantee within 90 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth & storage on SSD
  • Domain registration & SSL certificate
  • Unlimited databases, domains & email
  • Website builder
  • App installer

Cons:

  • Website backup costs $1 per month

Best Deal Overall

Nitro by WebHostingHub

When you need it all

Nitro costs the most but has all features and tools by other companies in this guide. Add website backup for just $1 per month.

Best for Less Money: InMotion Hosting

InMotion sells three hosting plans designed for business use. All come with unlimited bandwidth and web storage on SSD, along with domain registration, a drag-and-drop website builder, SSL certificate, and an unlimited number of email accounts. The cheapest is named Launch, which can host up to two of your websites and up to two databases (MySQL and PostgreSQL).

The other two plans are named Power and Pro. Power allows up to six websites and up to 50 databases. Pro can host an unlimited number of websites and databases.

Price when you pay for one year upfront: Launch is $7.46 per month with a money-back guarantee within 90 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth & storage on SSD
  • Domain registration & SSL certificate
  • Unlimited email
  • Website builder
  • Website backup
  • App installer

Cons:

  • Hosts only up to two databases
  • Hosts only up to two domains

Best for Less Money

Launch by InMotion Hosting

A lot of features still

InMotion's cheapest business plan has a lot of the features others do but for less money and with a three-month money-back guarantee.

Best Value: Namecheap

Namecheap's Stellar Business plan comes with 50GB of web space stored on SSD, and includes unlimited bandwidth, backup of your website, database (MySQL), email, and an SSL certificate. It can host an unlimited number of domains, although there's no free domain registration. You also get a one-click interface that lets you easily install website apps, such as WordPress, to configure your site.

Stellar Business is actually the second tier plan offered by Namecheap. The first, Stellar, comes with 20 B of web space, and can host up to three domains. Stellar Plus (the one above Stellar Business) has unlimited space and also can host an unlimited number of domains. Howevr, for your small business we recommend Stellar Business for the value.

Price when you pay for one year upfront: Stellar Business is $3.88 per month with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • SSL certificate
  • Unlimited databases, domains & email
  • Website backup
  • App installer

Cons:

  • 50GB maximum storage on SSD
  • No domain registration

Best Value

Stellar Business by Namecheap

Cheapest but with features

This plan has no domain registration (for .com, .net, .org) but still has unlimited features and website tools.

Best Value with No Limits: Hostwinds

Hostwinds sells three plans under its business hosting category. The company's cheapest, Basic, still comes with many of the nice features of the two more expensive plans: unlimited bandwidth and unlimited web storage on SSD. It also includes domain registration, a drag-and-drop website builder, an SSL certificate, and is able to host an unlimited number of databases (MySQL) and email accounts. However, Website backup costs extra.

The difference with the other two plans for business is how many domains can be hosted on them: Basic can host only one domain; the Advanced plan can host four; and the Ultimate plan can host an unlimited number.

Price when you pay for one year upfront: Basic is $5.64 per month with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth & storage on SSD
  • Domain registration & SSL certificate
  • Unlimited databases & email
  • Website builder

Cons:

  • Can host only one domain
  • Website backup costs $3 per month

Best Value with No Limits

Basic by Hostwinds

No limits for little money

Hostwind offers unlimited bandwidth and storage, and no limits on the number of databases and email accounts.

Best Value for Unlimited Domains: Hostinger

Hostinger sells three hosting plans that are all cheap in price, and the one that costs the most is called Business Shared Hosting. Web storage is on SSD with 30GB. There is no limit on bandwidth. This plan also includes domain registration and SSL certificate, and it can host an unlimited number of databases (MySQL), email accounts, and domains and websites. It comes with backup of your website, a tool to install from over 100 apps to configure your site, and a website builder.

The other two plans aren't rated by Hostinger for business. Its Single and Premium plans are limited to 10GB and 20GB of web storage, respectively, and don't include an SSL certificate.

Price when you pay for one year upfront: Business Shared Hosting is $6.99 per month with a money-back guarantee within 30 days.

Pros:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Domain registration & SSL certificate
  • Unlimited databases, domains & email
  • Website builder
  • Website backup
  • App installer

Cons:

  • 30GB maximum storage on SSD

Best Value for Unlimited Domains

Business Shared Hosting by Hostinger

Host all your domains

Need to host several domains and websites for your business, but don't want to spend a lot? This plan has you covered.

Bottom line

Choosing the right hosting plan for a website for your small business mostly depends on how much bandwidth and storage you expect to use. If you're not sure what your site's needs will be, many hosting companies conveniently sell plans that include features and tools for business that won't cost you a lot.

The Nitro plan sold by WebHostingHub includes several things to get a site online quickly for a small business. It has no limits on bandwidth and web storage, and there are no restrictions on the number of database, domains belonging to your company, and email accounts that can be hosted. It even comes with domain registration, an SSL certificate, and tools to build your site. WebHostingHub's Nitro is an all-in-one package to help you get your business' presence online and for not much money per month.

Credits — Who worked on this guide

Howard Wen is the Web Hosting Researcher for Windows Central. Throughout his career, he's written about technology for several publications that include Computerworld, MAKE, Popular Science, Salon, and Wired.

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