24 Best Web Hosting Companies for Websites in India - Expert Reviews

Daren Low

Editor in Chief

Choosing the right web hosting company for your website is probably the most crucial part of your online business' life. If your website is loading too slowly or the server is down too often, you will lose a lot of visitors, and your marketing spending and efforts were wasted for nothing.


Did you know that Google recommends a loading time of just 200ms? That is not a lot of time, and most hosting companies can't make that happen - and guess who is paying the price for it? Yes, exactly: you.

On the other hand, a top-notch hosting provider can be extremely expensive, which can still be worth a multimillion-dollar webshop, but probably not for the average website owner.

Luckily, we have analyzed hundreds of hosting providers for you and in this article we will list our top 24 recommendations for India. We will also explain what to consider when selecting the right one and which company you should choose depending on your website's parameters and personal needs.

24 Best Web Hosting in India 2021

  1. Hostinger - best overall web hosting for India, extremely good price/value ratio
  2. Bluehost - one of the best options for WordPress hosting
  3. Siteground - best performance globally, but a bit pricey
  4. A2 hosting - India based, offers local payment methods and fast servers
  5. Hostgator - unlimited bandwidth, reputable brand in the hosting industry
  6. Kinsta - best premium Host
  7. iPage - good for hosting more than one website.
  8. WPX Hosting -  better performance, but comparatively expensive
  9. BigRock - good performance in India
  10. MilesWeb - cheap web host to serve the Indian demographic
  11. NextraOne - less value for money
  12. Hostripples -  good server response time in India
  13. Crazy Domains - 60-day money-back guarantee
  14. FastWebHost - has data center in India
  15. HostIndia - less value for money
  16. HostitSmart - good features for the price
  17. Candid Host - mediocre loading speed and uptime
  18. Domain India - bad performance and technical support
  19. GoDaddy - free domain name
  20. 2GB Hosting -  low latency within India
  21. Hosting Raja - global server response is bad
  22. Namecheap - cheap webhosting service
  23. Parallax Hosting - poor loading speed, up-time and customer support
  24. InfinityFree - offers free Hosting service

We understand that different people have different needs; some are looking for the cheapest option while others are all about performance. So we have created our recommendations for the most common needs we come across to help you decide which hosting company to choose.

Recommended for: Personal, small business or affiliate websites of any kind, including WordPress.

Overall Uptime
99.99%


Average Server Speed
150 ms


Average server speed(in India)
180 ms


Price
starts at ₹59/mo

What we love:

  • Huge value for the money
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Wordpress support
  • Excellent speed in India
  • Customer support
  • UPI, Debit Cards, Paytm & Netbanking

Hostinger is currently our #1 recommendation for any type of small to medium size websites. Their prices are unbeatable, but the service quality is surprisingly high. They offer outstanding server speed even for the more basic packages and the 99,99% uptime guarantee ensures you don't lose any crucial visitors. 


If you only want to host one website and expect less than 100.000 monthly visitors, the absolute lowest price you can get comes with their 4 year plan (₹ 59/ month). But if you don't feel confident with such a long period, you can test them with a 1-year subscription, that will also cost you only ₹99/month, which is still extremely good.


The basic packages of equally good hosting providers like Hostgator and Bluehost start at $3-4/month,  which is around 4x the price of Hostinger's!


If you would like to host multiple websites or your website starts to grow heavily, you can upgrade anytime to their most popular "Premium" package which starts at ₹119/month for the 4-year subscription and ₹229/month for the 1-year plan. 

With these packages, you get almost unlimited everything, so it's worth the money for sure! 


Also good news for Indian users, they have a local Indian website where they offer excellent customer support and in the hosting industry very rare payment options like UPI, Debit Card and Paytm.


Overall, if you are not a medium or large business, we don't see any reason why you shouldn't choose Hostinger as they clearly provide the best price/value service on the market today.


And with the 30-day money-back guarantee, you can try out their services risk-free.

Recommended for: WordPress mostly.

Overall Uptime
99.98%


Average server speed

210 ms


Average server speed(in India)
220 ms


Price
starts at $2.75/month

What we love:

  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Pricing is still reasonable
  • Good performance in India
  • Heavy focus on WordPress, expert customer support

With over 2 million websites hosted, this ‘Endurance International Group’ owned web hosting service company has come a long way since its existence in 2003. In fact, by 2005, it was one of the top-recommended hosting companies by Wordpress itself and has been ever since.


Today, Bluehost offers a variety of web hosting plans- Shared hosting, Managed Wordpress, Dedicated servers, eCommerce hosting, Virtual Private Servers(VPS), and reseller hosting. Of which, Shared hosting and Managed Wordpress hosting are the most popular ones given the 'Optimized for Wordpress' appeal and the needs of the majority of individuals/businesses. 


Another reason for its popularity is both web hosting plans start at a mere $2.95/month. 


For this price, you can host a primary domain name with up to 25 subdomains. You also get a free SSL certificate, free domain registration, unlimited bandwidth, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Additionally, the 50 GB SSD disk space is more than sufficient for most. Moreover, to build your website, you can use their integrated, easy-to-use website builder, Weebly. 


One downside, though, is, despite having a Data Center in Mumbai, India, Bluehost’s server response time is not expectedly extraordinary. In our test, we found it to be ~210ms when the site was accessed from Bangalore, which is about the same as the Google recommended 200ms. Not a deal-breaker in any sense, obviously. However, globally, the average response time was terrific at ~150ms(approx. 50ms in the US).


Overall, if your website is targeted at a global audience, Bluehost is one of the best hostings in India— It’s fast, secure, and reliable. For an Indian demographic too, it’s just a couple milliseconds slow, which can be neglected given the high-speed SSDs and free CDN that comes with any web hosting plan you choose.

Recommended for: For bigger webshops and medium-sized websites.

Overall Uptime
99.99%


Average server speed
125 ms


Average server speed(in India)
60 ms


Price
starts at $3.95/month

What we love:

  • Quality hardware
  • Optimization
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Incredible customer support
  • Free perks
  • The sheer value for money

As it is apparent from our Siteground review, we love them. And there are reasons it’s in this “Best hosting in India” article and will be in any “Best hosting” listicle.


What are those? Simply put, their philosophy is the opposite of Hostgator’s. Siteground focuses on quality rather than value, and in doing so, it offers both.


Starting at $3.95 per month, Siteground's hosting plans might seem a costlier option compared to others in the list, but for what it brings to the table, it’s a steal deal.


Similar to Bluehost, Siteground is also one of the three recommended hosts by Wordpress. You receive up to 10 GB of disk space and server resources to handle approx. 10,000 visitors monthly, which is more than enough, specifically for beginner bloggers/businesses.


Apart from that, it’s excellent for Wordpress CMS, fully Secure, had 100% uptime in our case(guarantees 99.9%), has extraordinarily knowledgeable & helpful technical support, and you get perks such as free SSL certificate, CDN, daily backups, etc. You don’t get a free domain name like with a few other best web hosting providers (in the list) though.


As for speeds, it’s right up there with the top ones in the world as well as India. Globally, it averages ~125 ms in server response time. In the US, it’s under 50 ms. And in India, it’s about 60 ms. Combine that with high-quality SSDs, free CDN, and multiple datacenter options, and there you have it—  may be the best website hosting company for your SMB.

Overall Uptime
99.93%


Average server speed
180 ms


Average server speed(in India)
205 ms


Price
starts at $3.92/month

What we love:

  • Unlimited SSD storage
  • Customer support
  • Free migration
  • Money back guarantee

If you are looking for a low-cost web hosting solutions but want more disk space than the other hosts (in this list) offers, A2hosting is the best hosting in India.


At the base price of ~$3.92/month, you can host your website and store as much data as you want on their SSD servers. Meaning, this host will be an ideal option if you are imagining storing a plethora of visual content on the site.


There are many other pluses as well:

  • You have an anytime money-back guarantee.
  • They offer free transfer/migrations.
  • Their customer support is friendly.
  • Their server response time in India is ~205ms, which is almost as fast as the recommended.
  • They offer free CDN.
  • Security is excellent.

Where they lack, though, is in the performance department. If you expect high traffic on the video content site, a2 hosting, or more specifically, their base plan might not be for you.


For the base plan, you get only 5 databases, 500 MBs of RAM, and one 2.1 GHz core processor. This is a perfectly alright hardware allocation for a text-based website, but to load videos on the RAM and display it on user's machine requires much more. However, they obviously have their Swift and Turbo hosting plans for more reliable performance.

Overall Uptime
99.97%


Average server speed
180 ms


Average server speed(in India)
212 ms


Price
starts at $2.75/mo

What we love:

  • Cost for beginners
  • Control panel

Hostgator, too, is a subsidiary of Endurance International group. However, despite having a low cost, it’s better than Bluehost in some cases, especially if you are targeting the Indian demographic.


Hostgator’s starting price is $2.75/month if you are willing to buy on a 3-year tenure. One thing you’ll notice right away is it’s affordable (one of the reasons why its reseller hosting is big). And how do they manage that? Well, because their emphasis is on value rather than supreme quality, which the big brother chases.


For such a low-cost plan, you get unlimited HDD disk space(which is technically slower compared to SSD but won’t matter to most owners’ needs. Additionally, HDD storage has its own perks), unlimited bandwidth, free SSL certificate, free domain name, Hostgator website builder, and unlimited email accounts. Its customer service is also pretty good, i.e., comparable to Bluehost’s. Another similarity it has with Bluehost is in uptime⁠— it also guarantees an uptime of 99.9%.


However, where it wins is in India. 


If you are targeting specifically the Indian demographic, it gives a tough competition to the big brother and all other hosting service providers on the list. The reason? Their data centers located in Mumbai gives an extraordinary response time. 


In our testing from Bangalore, Hostgator India hosted site’s server response time was 3 ms, which is as good as it gets. Nevertheless, the average response time across the globe was okayish at about 210 ms.


In a nutshell, Hostgator is keeping the host-in-India promise it made on the 2016 Independence day.

Overall Uptime
100%


Average server speed
~180 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 2 ms


Price
Starts at $30/mo

What we love:

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Free CDN
  • 24 global locations
  • Top-notch performance

Kinsta uses the Google Cloud Platform’s state-of-the-art hardware & software to power its users’ site. This means you are getting what Google is using for its services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google search, etc.


Furthermore, as you might know, GCP servers are all across the globe. So, if your primary audience is India-based, you can use the Mumbai server location for the best SRT ⁠— we found that Kinsta’s latency is the least among all the names in this list. Moreover, because it’s cloud hosting and the tech used is top-of-the-line, both loading speed and uptime are extraordinary.


Apart from the performance aspect, you get freebies like SSL certificate, CDN, daily backups, website migration, and more, making Kinsta’s overall package fantastic.


The most obvious reason you wouldn’t ⁠— or possibly couldn’t ⁠— purchase a Kinsta plan is its pricing. The cheapest Kinsta plan costs $30/mo. It’s not overpriced, just a premium option for users who prefer performance over anything else.

Overall Uptime
99.93%


Average server speed
175 ms


Average server speed(in India)
230 ms


Price
starts at $1.99/mo

What we love:

  • Low Cost for beginners
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Customer Support

Hosting over a million websites, iPage is another of the top web hosts under the EIG umbrella. And it offers a value proposition that can’t be ignored ⁠— especially if you are starting your online journey, have a minimal budget, and plan to build multiple sites over time.


For a mere $1.99/month, you can host as many sites as you want and (theoretically) occupy unlimited storage & bandwidth as long as it doesn’t hinder other websites’ performance. 


One of the primary reasons we consider it beginner-friendly is the types of essential-yet-costly features it packs in for free. You get a free domain registration for the first year, a free SSL certificate, free professional emails, and a drag-and-drop website builder. Moreover, their 24/7 chat, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and 30-day money-back guarantee ooze reliability.


The main downside, for lack of a better word, with iPage is they have two data centers & both are in the US. It slightly affects the site speed when accessed from India. Nothing major, though ⁠— in our test, server response time from India was 230 ms, which is pretty normal & can be improved with a CDN.


Overall, iPage is a solid option in the affordable web hosting market. We’d especially recommend it if you plan to own more than one website in the future.

8. WPX Hosting

Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.95%


Average server speed
~ 80 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 2 ms


Price
Starts at $20.83/mo

What we love:

  • 99.95% uptime guarantee
  • High-speed custom CDN
  • Automatic backups
  • Super-fast customer support

For bloggers or affiliate marketers, trying to find a better web host for your WordPress site, WPX Hosting is where your search ends.


Thanks to its proprietary cloud CDN and three server locations (US, UK, and Australia), it has the best average server response time. Plus, the high-performance SSDs, PHP 7.x, optimized caching, and low-density Litespeed servers make it among the fastest web hosts. Talking about fastest, its experienced & knowledgeable customer support team replies under 30 seconds! 

The server availability is also very high ⁠— WPX gives a 99.95% uptime guarantee, and our test site’s uptime was almost ideal (~100%).


Besides extraordinary performance, WPX offers solid security features like WAF, Incapsula’s DDoS protection, daily malware scanner, etc. Other features include free SSL certificates, daily backups, unlimited site migrations, multiple websites per plan, a WordPress staging area, and more.


All in all, like Kinsta, apart from comparatively expensive (not overpriced) packages, there’s nothing one can complain about WPX hosting.

9. BigRock

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.89%


Average server speed
~180 ms


Average server speed(in India)
33 ms


Price
starts at INR 139/mo

What we love:

  •  Free email addresses
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

BigRock owns servers in India, which makes it an instant consideration for lists such as the one you are reading- “best web hosting in India”. Why? Well, this fact alone makes it a choice for good performance in India. Our performance test results show an extraordinary SRT of 33 ms from Bangalore and a pretty good loading time of ~750 ms. Sadly, the uptime during our experiment averaged 99.89%, which is decent but not among the better ones.


Besides, the starting price of INR 139/month for India servers and INR 99/month for the US servers puts in the “affordable” bracket. And the inclusion of the free domain name, free email addresses, free SSL certificates, and a 30-day money-back guarantee makes it a fantastic value on paper.


The only disappointing part for us was BigRock’s customer support. It was comparatively slow and not the best for solving advanced problems. Otherwise, BigRock is rock-solid, individually.

10. MilesWeb

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.97%


Average server speed
~190 ms


Average server speed(in India)
5 ms


Price
starts at INR 40/mo (exc. GST)

What we love:

  •  Free email addresses
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Started in 2012, MilesWeb is a Maharashtra-based web hosting provider offering some of the best packages for individuals and small businesses looking to purchase a cheap web host to serve the Indian demographic.


Naturally, MilesWeb has a data center in India (among many other countries like the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Singapore). Meaning, their performance in India is likely to be superb (Our tests show a ~5 ms SRT in India and loading time of under 750 ms). 


Moreover, their knowledgebase is fantastic, and their customer support team is swift and well-versed. Features such as free emails, free SSL certificate, a free .xyz domain, website builder, essential security features like WAF & malware protection, etc., are also included.


The thing we loved the most about MilesWeb is that their renewal and introductory pricing are the same, unlike most providers in the market. Their 30-day money-back guarantee is a bit dubious, though.


Otherwise, it's amongst the best affordable web hosts in India just after Hostinger.

11. NextraOne

Not Recommended!

Nextraone logo

Overall Uptime
99.88%


Average server speed
~ 220 ms


Average server speed(in India)
40 ms


Price
Starts at INR 69/mo

What we love:

  • India-based data center
  • 730 ms loading speed
  • 24/7  Support

Nextraone is the data center/web hosting arm of Nextra (Or “Next era”) Group, famously known for their broadband services in Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, and across other places in India. And it has a few things going for it to be considered among the best web hosting providers in India. 


Firstly, it’s India-based & owns a Wipro-designed data center with a server farm across 25,000 sq. ft.! Meaning, the server response time across India will be undoubtedly excellent (it’s ~40 ms in Bangalore). Besides, it uses state-of-the-art hardware & the latest software versions to offer the best performance. (In our tests, the loading time was excellent, whereas availability was mediocre.) 


Their base plan costs a meager Rs.31/month, but it's basically useless given there’s no room for a database. Even the second-cheapest plan supports only WordPress and no other CMSs like Joomla or Drupal. Anyway, if that’s something you can live with, there’s very little to complain about except for a few nitpicks like not having features like auto-backups or comparatively less value for money.

12. Hostripples

Not Recommended!

Hostripples logo

Overall Uptime
99.84%


Average server speed
~ 185 ms


Average server speed(in India)
70 ms


Price
Starts at INR 35/mo

What we love:

  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free site builder

Hostripples is an India-based provider with servers across the globe, including India. Therefore, their server response time in India is excellent. However, their overall performance is strictly average.


In our opinion, it is largely because they aim to be the cheapest web hosting in India. To offer hosting at the cheapest price (a mere Rs. 35/month), either quality of the service needs to be downgraded, or the servers have to be overcrowded. E.g., Hostripples' customer support is mediocre, and as mentioned, performance is average. 


On the features side of things, Hostripples impressed us with the free SSL certificate and free professional email account on the base shared hosting plan. What we found the most unimpressive was their attempt to (allegedly) fake social proof, which they wouldn’t need to do if they actually were the best web hosting in India.

13. Crazy Domains

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.94%


Average server speed
~ 225 ms


Average server speed(in India)
70 ms


Price
Starts at INR 116/mo (10 years pre-pay!)

What we love:

  • Free  emails
  • 60-day money-back guarantee

Crazy Domains is a global domain registrar and web hosting service provider. It owns data centers in Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia. Meaning, server response time in and around these places will be top-notch (In India, the average SRT is 120 ms.).


Other than SRT, Crazy Domains’ server’s performance is fairly decent ⁠— not crazy, though! Then, there are free emails, a 60-day money-back guarantee, and up to 1.5 GB RAM on their base plan in their users’ favor. 


However, we don’t like some elements of Crazy Domains, including not including a free SSL certificate, charging for backup restores, pushing a 10-year plan, upselling frequently, and incompetent customer support. Yes, their pricing for the storage, bandwidth, and memory offered seems fair, but not including basic features is a turn-off.


Overall, Crazy Domains is definitely not crazy good. Its position on this list is proof of that.

14. FastWebHost

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.53%


Average server speed
~ 195 ms


Average server speed(in India)
90 ms


Price
Starts at INR 59/mo

What we love:

  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free site builder
  • 30-day money-back guaranteete

FastWebHost is a global yet mid-sized web hosting company. It has data centers in Phoenix & Lansing in the USA; New Delhi, India; Amsterdam; and the Netherlands. Again, and we understand it’s repetitive, but because there’s a data center in India, it makes for a great host for faster site delivery to the Indian demographic.


Apart from fast loading speed, their customer support is reasonably fast, too ⁠— at least, initially. However, the quality of support is below-par ⁠— if you are short-tempered, they can make you do things you’ll regret! Talking about below-par, their uptime is also terrible.


They offer useful features, though. The list includes a free Cloudflare CDN plan, free email accounts, free SSL certificate, free site builder, 400+ one-click install apps, and a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Overall, if they could have included fewer features and focused on uptime & customer support, we would have recommended it.

15. HostIndia.net

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.77%


Average server speed
~ 185 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 10 ms


Price
Starts at INR 2999/year

What we love:

  • Unlimited subdomains
  • 99.5% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

HostIndia is a Pune-based web hosting solutions company. It was founded in 1999, and its website takes you down memory lane with its dated design. However, they use the latest and greatest AWS services to host client sites. 


Because HostIndia uses AWS’s Mumbai data center location, the latency and loading speed are excellent across India, i.e., where their target audience lives. Unfortunately, its uptime is not up to mark ⁠— still, it didn’t cross the 99.5% uptime guarantee margin during our test period.


The base shared plan costs INR 3000/year, which is in the expensive range. That’s not the problem, honestly. If it’s charging a premium for premium services, there’s an audience for it. However, the quality of support, the non-value-added features, and, as mentioned, subpar uptime don’t justify the price. Plus, the fact that there are many, many value-for-money options doesn’t make a case for HostIndia.net. 


Overall, HostIndia sells premium-priced web hosting plans with not-so-premium services.

16. HostitSmart

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.53%


Average server speed
~ 205 ms


Average server speed(in India)
40 ms


Price
Starts at INR 80/mo

What we love:

  • Free website builder
  • Free site builder
  • 30-day money-back guaranteete builder

Among the web hosts that we believe evolved like a fine wine, Ahmedabad-based HostitSmart features. Before 2018, its reputation wasn’t that great, but it’s a decent host now in our experience. 


Like many other names on this list, it has a data center in India. Hence, the server response time is fantastic. Even more impressive is its customer support with email/tickets, phone, live chat, and WhatsApp chat options.


The features for the price are also excellent. You get a free SSL certificate, unlimited e-mail IDs, a 99.99% uptime guarantee, a one-click installer, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. FYI, these are the features on its shared plans ⁠— besides, you can get VPS, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, and more from Host it Smart.


All in all, HostitSmart is a smart web hosting choice ⁠— not the smartest, but smart. Maybe, it will feature in our top-5 if it keeps on improving; who knows?!

17. Candid Host

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.90%


Average server speed
~ 255 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 50 ms


Price
Starts at INR 100/mo

What we love:

  • One-click installers
  • Free email accounts
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

Candidly speaking, Candid Host is no good. It’s a Delhi-based web hosting provider and hence gives blazing-fast server response in India, true. However, it falls apart besides that.


Firstly, because it has over 2000 users and only 15 servers, the servers might be overcrowded. Or, so it seems after looking at the very mediocre loading speed and uptime. Similarly, though customer support is decent, you can primarily get help via a support ticket or email, the industry’s slowest communication channel.


Then there’s the value-added features equation. While it’s industry-standard to add free features like SSL certificate, CDN, backups, etc., CandidHost doesn’t offer anything except free email accounts. On top of that, the starting price of Rs. 100/month is also more compared to the best in the category.


Long story short, Candid Host is an overpriced web host in India. 

18. Domain India

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.88%


Average server speed
~ 170 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 120 ms


Price
Starts at INR 60/mo

What we love:

  • Free SSL certificates
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

It is a Chennai-based web solutions company primarily selling domain registration and web hosting services. They are so much into domain registration that they operate from two domains, domainindia.com and domainindia.org ⁠— just kidding!


We are not kidding when we say it’s not a good web host, though. Its server response time is excellent, and so are its features- free SSL certificates, free email accounts, 30-day money-back guarantee, etc. However, its performance and technical support ⁠— two pillars of any great hosting ⁠— are a bit shaky.


It’s overpriced, too, in our opinion. The base SSD + cPanel plan costs twice as much as Hostinger’s even better plan. Besides that, we haven’t looked at their VPS and dedicated server plans in detail, so we can’t say much about them.


19. GoDaddy

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.97%


Average server speed
~150 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~300 ms


Price
Starts at $5.99/mo

What we love:

  • SSD storage

  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Free domain

GoDaddy is the biggest name with the maximum market share in the domain registration and web hosting market. It’s mainly because of their colossal advertisement budgets, in our opinion, because when we tested it, we found its services strictly average.


Of course, there were some goods. Three of the primary performance elements, i.e., server response time, loading speed, and uptime, were pretty decent. Plus, you are getting a free domain name with all web hosting plans. 


However, it did miss some other crucial elements. The features packed with its plans are not up to industry-standard. Similarly, its customer support is below industry standard, in our view. And then there are upsells on top of already overpriced plans.


Overall, from a value for money perspective, choosing Godaddy web hosting isn’t the wisest decision. In fact, we don’t recommend it for domain registration as well.

20. 2GB Hosting

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.87%


Average server speed
~280 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~100 ms


Price
Starts at Rs. 495/year

What we love:

  • Free SSL
  • Unlimited email accounts

2GB Hosting is a Jaipur-based web hosting provider providing services across India. If you host your site with them, naturally, its latency within India will be minimum, which is awesome!


Sadly, though, apart from low latency, it doesn’t offer much. Its overall performance is mediocre, its customer support is hit-or-miss, and their other customers’ reviews aren’t in their favor either. 


In contrast, you get plenty of server resources for a very low price (starts at just Rs. 495/year). Moreover, it offers free SSL certificates for your users’ privacy & your site’s search engine rankings benefits, unlimited professional emails to separate your business from personal and increase your credibility, and free website migration in case you want to switch to 2GB hosting.


Everything considered, 2GB hosting is mediocre web hosting. It isn’t the worst, but it isn’t the best either, so we’d suggest going with the best, i.e., Hostinger.

21. Hosting Raja

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.71


Average server speed
~320 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~ 60 ms


Price
Starts at INR 85/mo. (on a 5-year tenure)

What we love:

  • Free emails
  • Free SSL

Hosting Raja is no raja (or king) of the web hosting industry. It’s your “yet another hosting provider with servers in India.”


Its server response time in India is excellent, but the global average was below average. Similarly, its servers seemed overcrowded, given our test site’s mediocre loading speed. Another reason we feel the servers (at least the one our test site was hosted on) are overcrowded is the uptime ⁠— the uptime measured less than the guaranteed 99.9%.


Hosting Raja offers good features, though. You get lots of disk space (that you most likely won’t use), free emails, free website transfer, and a free SSL certificate.


However, features aren’t everything. Like speed & uptime, the other crucial elements like customer support were mediocre too. Plus, you have to pre-pay for a three years plan to even register with them! And guess what you get if you purchase & don’t like the services? Nothing! There’s no money-back guarantee!


All in all, Hosting Raja is a below-average web host we’d suggest staying away from.

22. Namecheap

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.90%


Average server speed
~160 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~250 ms


Price
Starts at $1.44/month

What we love:

  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • Plenty of disk space
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Namecheap is one of our favorite domain registrars because of its market reputation, affordable pricing, and complimentary add-ons like WhoIs protection. “But, hey, what about the upsell, i.e., its web hosting services, I came here to read about?” Well, there are many better options in that department.


Namecheap’s web hosting service is cheap, as expected. It also looks like a great value from the presentation ⁠— you can host multiple domains on the cheapest plan; there’s plenty of disk space for all those websites; you can create domain-based email accounts; they migrate your sites for you; and if you don’t like their service after purchasing, you can demand a full refund within 30 days. 


However, under the surface, you’ll find slow loading speed, mediocre uptime, slow customer support, etc. 


In other words, all the secondary elements are fantastic, whereas the crucial ones lack behind the competition.  

23. Parallax Hosting

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
99.72%


Average server speed
~360 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~150 ms


Price
Starts at Rs. 90/month

What we love:

  • Free emails
  • One-click installers

Parallax is an India-based web hosting company with the ultimate aim to build and provide a solid and reliable hosting infrastructure. So far, how well have they managed to achieve the goal? Not much, we are afraid.


It gets some industry-standard offerings right, like giving free SSL certificates, free professional email accounts, good SRT in India, one-click installers, etc. However, the primary elements that differentiate an excellent web hosting from a bad one are not up to the highest standards ⁠— this includes loading speed, uptime, and customer support.


If you look at its packages individually, they seem affordable & great for the price. Just zoom out a bit and look at other options like Hostinger; you’ll find Parallax is nowhere near the top providers.


All in all, Parallax hosting is a mediocre one. Its plans are affordable but not value for money, especially when you get a better offer in a 50% cheaper yet better web host like Hostinger.

24. InfinityFree

Not Recommended!

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Overall Uptime
97.78%


Average server speed
~290 ms


Average server speed(in India)
~350 ms


Price
Free

What we love:

  • Free Hosting

InfinityFree’s business model is quite straightforward: Attract visitors by promoting its free services and get them to sign up for Hostinger’s plans. It’s basically an upper marketing funnel layer for Hostinger.


If you are reading this, you know we love Hostinger. However, InfinityFree? Ehhh...not so much. 

It’s a great web host considering users don’t have to pay anything. Moreover, they can host a custom domain, there’s no bloatware/ads on the users’ sites, and you get a free SSL certificate installed.


But because they offer these features that most free web hosts don’t, they compromise on quality. There’s no customer support whatsoever. The servers are overcrowded, which reflect in their terrible SRT, loading speed, and availability. And, of course, everything from bandwidth to storage is very limited.


Overall, we recommend directly going for Hostinger (& pay the 59/month) instead of InfinityFree, essentially forcing you to do so.


Now that you have our top 24 hosting in India list, how do you figure the best one for your needs? Well, there are a few considerations. We already discussed them while giving the providers’ overviews. Now let’s remove the hosting companies from the equation and see the elements you should focus on and why.


What to Consider When Choosing a Hosting Company?

For us, when we are choosing a hosting service provider or are recommending one, these are the factors we care for:

1. Price

When you are looking through your hosting options, you need to consider the introductory & renewal charges because it’s an overhead after all.


Though we do recommend spending a couple of bucks more for a better quality hosting, comparing the “price for need” rather than the “value for money” is important.


In most cases, you are going to need more than 10 or 20 GB of disk space, which most hosting offers. In this case, you’ve two options: You either go for something like Siteground’s high-end plan, which costs $$$/month, or A2 Hosting’s beginner or intermediate plan which costs way less.


Here, the price gap is huge. So, you’ll need to consider other factors Siteground offers and A2 does not.


One significant difference comes in the form of performance and stability. In high traffic situations, due to the resource allocated, Siteground will perform smoothly while A2 hosting will struggle.


But...do you need the performance? Our guess: No, you don’t. In most cases, the chances of traffic surges are slim to none.


Therefore, in this case, A2hosting is a better/no-waste option for you. Bluehost can be a middle ground, too, because of the 50 GB disk space it offers on its base plan.


And that is how “Price” becomes a priority consideration when choosing a hosting.

2. Type:

The type of hosting is also a major factor while opting. Granted, we mostly discussed entry-level web hosting plans, i.e., shared hosting and managed WordPress hosting, but for some, neither will be sufficient. For those, other types of hosting services are available in the market.


Let’s discuss all the types one by one:

Shared Hosting:

As the name implies, if you opt for shared hosting plans, your website will be hosted with multiple other sites on the same server. This means, you will be sharing resources like processor, RAM, etc. with others on the same server. Additionally, not that the hosting company doesn’t, but you’ll need to take more care of things like Performance optimization, Backups, Security, etc.


Overall, this type of hosting is perfect for entry-level individuals/businesses that don’t expect massive traffic surges and have limited budgets.

Managed Wordpress Hosting:

Again, as the name suggests, with managed wordpress hosting, everything is handled by the provider— performance, auto backups, security, etc. Essentially, Wordpress hosting is based on other hosting architectures just everything is optimized for Wordpress. Meaning, if you use Wordpress hosting from a service like Hostgator, which uses cloud architecture for Managed Wordpress, you’ll be using your allocated resources all the time, i.e., unlike shared hosting, no one will “borrow” any CPU or RAM.


Of course, it’s a little costlier than the shared option, but is well worth it for the convenience offered.

Dedicated hosting:

In dedicated hosting, the server is exclusively rented to you. Meaning, you have full control over the server— you can choose everything from the OS you run to the security you implement. Moreover, as you rent the whole server, and this goes without saying, each resource is dedicated to your site(s).


This type of hosting is of your use when you have technical expertise, and, more importantly, your site gets hundreds of thousands or even millions of monthly hits; for this you can check our list of the best dedicated server hosting providers in the market.

VPS Hosting:

Virtual Private/Dedicated servers(VPS) are similar to a Dedicated servers but with a shared hosting twist to it. In this, you don’t get a whole physical server; rather, you lock a dedicated part of that server. Meaning, the resources will be divided. Other than that, it performs like a dedicated server— you have the superuser-access to yourself.


However, as the resources are divided, the performance capability is lower than Dedicated hosting but higher than typical shared hosting. Similarly, prices are lower than dedicated servers and higher than shared web hosting plans.

Cloud Hosting:

In cloud hosting, multiple servers/computers work together to provide you resources— meaning, the server almost never goes down because of the distributed approach.


Cloud hosting providers form a ‘virtualized environment’ for you and dedicate the RAM, processor cores, SSD/HDD, etc. as per the need.


The main benefit of such hosting is, though you don’t get the full control like in dedicated, you pay for what you use. Cloud hosting plans can be scaled down/up or can be set on auto-scalable to manage the usable resources. Meaning, no buck you paid for is idle, which can be a frequent case in any of the other hosting types.

3. Speed

Another factor you need to consider before purchasing the hosting— and this one is the most critical, in our opinion— is speed.


According to Google, “speed equals revenue.” To support this statement, many statistics are available online. Google's dedication to speed is also clear as the important of core web vitals are constantly rising in SEO and metrics like LCP (largest conenful paint), FID (first input delay) and CLS (cumulative layout shift) are becoming more important ranking signals than ever.


Apart from the way your website is built/optimized, your hosting providers play a significant role in overall speed. A few elements you need to look at when choosing a hosting provider are:

  • HDD/SSD: Though HDD has its benefits, when it comes to speed, SSDs are unparalleled. This doesn’t mean the data transfer speed of something like Hostgator is bad, but if a lot of data transfer is involved, especially in big chunks, SSD should be a priority.
  • Datacenter location: If two hosting providers are equal in everything they provide, but one has a data center near your target audience, and the other doesn’t, the former one will be quicker in data delivery.
  • CDN or not: Let’s take the same example. If one doesn’t offer free CDN and the other does, go with the latter.  Content Delivery Network(CDN) caches the site data at multiple locations. This implies that the visitor will get the data from the nearest network node instead of the main server, essentially saving some time. 

Overall, speed must be the first consideration while going through your options.

4. Customer/Technical Support:

When things go south, this is where you turn to.


Remember this: The hosting you want to choose must have an option to talk with a real person 24/7, may it be through live chat or emails or phone, which is the case with all the twenty-four hostings we mentioned. Moreover, they must have a reputation of solving customer problems. 


Big-name companies like Siteground and Bluehost take this department very seriously and hence excel at making their customers happy.


In short, opt for the one whose customers are happy.

5. Add-ons

A little extra never hurts. If you can’t narrow down your options to one with the essentials we discussed, Add-ons might help you make the decision.


Some companies like Siteground offer perks like free SSL certificate, CDN, Daily backups, unlimited bandwidth, etc. And if the other in the competition doesn’t, you have your answer.

6. Reputation

The fact that these twenty-four mentioned companies are in this best hosting list means time and again they have proved to be the best. Whether it’s our list or other social proof such as testimonials, Twitter feed, or Facebook polls, all the twenty-four hostings shone. 


And that’s the first thing you should check before starting the filtering process— Reputation.

USA vs. India: Which one to choose if a global company has a localized website?

A couple of the hosting providers we discussed have their India-centric versions as well. Meaning, the company operates as a separate entity in India— their workforce is independent, their pricing structure is different, and so forth.


In our experience, the support staff of the US versions of each hosting provider has been better compared to Indian ones, may it be in their manner of dealing with the situation or the expertise.


The Indian support team is good, but the US one is excellent in every case. And given the priority we give to “technical support” when purchasing a hosting, we would recommend going with the US versions. 


Moreover, due to decades of establishment in US or the non-Indian locations these companies are headquartered in, their server infrastructure is superior compared to the Indian counterparts. This means, the US/non-Indian versions will give better performance and reliability compared to Indian versions.    


All in all, go with the US versions. That’s it.


Frequently asked questions


We tried to give you a nice overview of the most popular hosting providers, but if you still can't decide, have a look at the below frequently asked questions:

How much does it cost to host a website in India?


The average prices for hosting a website in India ranges between ₹3000 to 12,000 per year for shared hosting plans and ₹30,000 to 100,00 per year for dedicated hosting. 

Since many hosting companies offer a wide range of services, it's a good idea to decide first what kind of features you are looking for and compare the companies' relevant plans.


What is the cheapest and best web hosting service?


Hostinger India is the cheapest web hosting service we are suggesting on our list of best providers. Their absolute most affordable plan starts at ₹59/month, while at ₹119/month, you can get a free domain along with SSL, 20GB SSD, unlimited bandwidth, and fast servers.

If you are looking to host a personal website or have a small business, Hostinger is our #1 recommendation.


How can I host a website in India?


The most basic way of setting up your new website in less than 5 minutes is this:

  1. Choose a hosting company and sign up for a hosting plan with them. We recommend signing up for a 1-year plan, but you can get significant discounts if you choose 3-4 years.
  2. Register a domain name that will be the primary address of your website. Some web hosting companies like Hostinger are giving you a free domain if you host your website with them.
  3. Go to your Cpanel and select "WordPress".
  4. Select "auto-installer" and go through the steps.
  5. Once the installation is finished, select a free theme from WordPress's directory and upload your content.

Voila, your website is live on the internet.


Does Google offer Web hosting?


Yes, Google offers web hosting as part of the Google Cloud Platform, which can be an excellent choice for start-ups and IT companies who want to host their apps and web development projects in a safe environment. 


However, we don't recommend it for small businesses and personal sites because their services are too expensive and complicated for the average user.


Which hosting is best for SEO?


Our toplist of the best web hosting providers in India also represents our recommendations if you are focusing on SEO. We already talked about the importance of website speed and core web vital metrics, and the following companies are all recommended:

  1. Hostinger
  2. Bluehost
  3. Hostgator
  4. Kinsta
  5. A2 Hosting

Is Godaddy a good host?


Godaddy is one of the most well-known brands in the hosting industry, and it's a good choice for global websites. However, we have lot better options on our toplist like Bluehost (great for WordPress sites targeting the USA) or Hostinger, which is our #1 overall recommendation, especially for India.


Is free web hosting good?


The short answer is no, we don't recommend using free hosting companies. It sounds great that you can get something for free, but you always get what you pay for...


Free hosting companies have extremely slow servers, they are spamming your website with ads, and they are killing your possibilities with their limitations. So we suggest you stay away from them and choose a cheap but paid option instead.


A quick summary

Hosting is a critical element to succeed online. It is something one shouldn’t cheap out on. However, overspending is also a fool’s mistake.


And to help you not make that mistake, we did the nitty-gritty and listed the top 5 hosting in India⁠— each one for a different category and priority:

  •  Hostinger: The best company to choose for price and value as well as performance.
  • Bluehost: For those targeting an international audience and wants excellent performance at an affordable cost.
  • Siteground: For individuals/businesses to whom quality>cost yet are searching for a value for money deal.
  • A2 Hosting: For professionals looking to host high-res visual content.
  • Hostgator: Reputed host with solid track records over the years.

We hope this guide helped you in choosing the best-for-your-needs hosting provider.

If it did, consider purchasing the hosting from our (affiliate) links. This doesn’t cost you even an extra penny. However, it will help us create such fantastic, doubt-clearing guides for the confused digital-wanderers like yourself.

On that note, we wish you the best of luck with your online venture and bid you adieu. Goodbye.