Table of Hosts and Affiliate Commissions Analysis How agressive affiliate programs some popular hosts have (it's a part of quality-and-price analysis)

What's the difference between the hosts above that I like and the hosts I recommend? I've picked out the hosts I recommend after analysis of their reviews, reputation and their ethics since mid 2013 and I have been watching them closely. The hosts I like have a good or stellar reputation in a professional web hosting community for its performance and customer service. I've picked them out in December 2015 when writing the parent blog post.

Hosts and Affiliate Commissions Analysis Table

This table contains data taken from popular web hosts' websites. Also it contains the results of calculations which let you see how agreesive affilaite programs these hosts have. This is useful for analysing the hosts from a price-and-quality perspective. Also, I've put some thoughts about the hosts.

You can find the story behind the table, all the necessary descriptions of the columns and the details how the data is calculated in the parent blog post.

THE TABLE WITH HOSTING BELOW IS NOT FOR RECOMMENDING OR ADVERTISING PURPOSES.
THIS TABLE CONTAINS BOTH GREAT AND AWFUL HOSTING COMPANIES, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH HAVE TOP HOSTING AFFILIATE PROGRAMS.
THIS IS A PART OF MY HOSTING COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND PERSONAL OPINION AND EXPERIENCE SHARING.
THE HOSTS THAT I LIKE OR RECOMMEND HAVE ACCORDING NOTES AGAINST THEM.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE LIST OF HOSTS I PERSONALLY RECOMMEND, YOU CAN FIND IT HERE. ALSO, I MENTION THE HOSTS I LIKE OR RECOMMEND IN THE TABLE BELOW IN THE NOTE COLUMN, AS WELL AS YOU CAN SEE THE LISTS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

Some hints to use this table

Host Name Stand. price, $/mo Promo price, $/mo Min price, $/mo Most affordable contract, months Specs Money back, days Min order, $ Min Aff Order Ratio Min aff commiss., $ Max Aff Order Ratio Max aff commiss., $ Min Aff Score Max Aff Score Avg Aff Score Note Host Name
MochaHost 3.95 2.77 1.95 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 (money-back) & pro rata (180 days) 2.96 50% 1.48 50% % of the 1st invoice 3% 50% 27% IMO you can find a better hosting regarding reliability. Although MochaHost's price is one of the lowest among the the most popular hosts. There's also windows hosting. MochaHost
HawkHost 3.99 2.24 2.99 24 Storage – 10 GB SSD-Powered
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 4.99 40% 2.00 40% % of the 1st invoice 4% 40% 22% I've used HawkHost for one year for my client, I like it very much and recommend it (here's my short review). HawkHost
FrogHost 6.95 6.95 4.95 36 Storage – unlim, SSD-Powered
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 8.95 50% 4.48 50% % of the 1st invoice 5% 50% 28% FrogHost is a HawkHost's sister company. I recommend it. Although it has a website with modest design, its hosting services are great. Here's my short review on FrogHost. FrogHost
EuroVPS 5.00 5.00 5.00 12 Storage – 5 GB SSD
Bandwidth – 250 GB
Websites – 5
7 60.00 8% 5.00 8% 5.00 8% 8% 8% I recommend EuroVPS. It's my current host for this blog. I've been happily using it since July 2013. Here's my short review. By the way, earned affiliate commission can't be payed out. It can be used only for paying the services. Prices are in EUR. EuroVPS
BigScoots 6.95 6.95 9.95 24 Storage - 10 GB SSD
Bandwidth - 100 GB
Websites – 5
45 7.95 90% 7.16 90% % of the 1st month invoice 8% 8% 8% I recommend BigScoots. It's a high-quality host which puts a lot of efforts in serving its customers on premium level. Although it's a small company, it has gained a good reputation since the day they started in 2010. BigScoots
AltusHost 4.95 4.95 4.95 24 Storage – 10 GB
Bandwidth – 250 GB
Websites – 5
45 59.40 10% 5.94 10% % of the 1st invoice 10% 10% 10% AltusHost has been operating since 2008. Security issues took place in Q2 2013. Since then it has improved. AltusHost
1and1 6.99 0.99 6.99 12 Storage – 50 GB SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 7.99 125% 10.00 125% 10.00 12% 12% 12% Many years ago 1and1 was a quite good hosting provider. But not now considering the full price. However, it's not bad for $0.99/mo (first year). 1and1
MDDHosting 3.00 2.25 3.00 36 Storage – 1 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 (& pro rata as a credit) 2.62 191% 5.00 191% 5.00 14% 14% 14% MDDHosting is a very solid and reliable company that delivers high-quality hosting services. I recommend it. Here's my short review. MDDHosting
NameCheap 3.24 0.82 3.24 12 Storage – 20 GB SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 3
14 9.88 15% 1.48 15% % of the 1st invoice 15% 15% 15% I like NameCheap for its great value-for-price. It's not only trusted domain registrar, but also a good company which is respected in the hosting community. NameCheap
eUKhost 3.33 3.33 3.33 6 Storage – 2 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 10 (10 databases, unlim domains)
30 19.88 34% 6.66 34% 6.66 17% 17% 17% I've got a mixed opinion on eUKhost's Linux hosting.
However, its Windows hosting is not expensive. And, if you have a low budget, it may be a good fit.
Prices are in GBP.
eUKhost
LightningBase 9.95 9.95 8.33 12 Storage - 1 GB SSD Raid-10
Bandwidth - 10 GB Transfer, 20 GB CDN
Website – 1
30 9.95 20% 1.99 20% Recurring 20% 20% 20% I like LightningBase as a high-quality host which offers more affordable WordPress managed solution than more well-known companies such as WP Engine (my short review). Although Lightning Base is relatively small and young (since 2011), it's gaining its strong reputation along its way. It's a great choice for newbies in WordPress with restricted budget. LightningBase
Squidix 9.95 4.95 9.95 12 Storage - 10GB SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Webistes – unlim
30 59.40 42% 25.00 42% 25.00 21% 21% 21% I like Squidix. It's a very reputable company focusing on delivering outstanding speed with pure SSD disks, NGINX server and Varnish caching. Squidix
GetFlyWheel 15.00 15.00 15.00 1 Storage - 5 GB
Bandwidth - 250 GB
Websites – 1
3 (for monthly plans) or 30 (for yearly plans) 15.00 300% 45.00 300% 45.00 25% 25% 25% GetFlyWheel is a WP managed service with great reputation. A cheaper alternative to WP Engine (my short review). It's powered by MAXCDN for speed, and it fully covers your security. Like WP Engine, GetFlyWheel partners with Sucuri (it means they not only protect you, but also remove any malware for free if you get contaminated some way).
I like it more than MediaTemple.
GetFlyWheel
GeekStorage 7.99 6.79 5.09 24 Storage – 10 GB SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 3
30 7.99 313% 25.00 313% 25.00 26% 26% 26% I recommend GeekStorage. It's a great value-for-money host. Also it shows very good speed in my automated tests. GeekStorage
SiteGround 9.95 3.95 3.95 12 Storage – 10 GB
Bandwidth – 10K visitors
Websites – 1
30 18.90 222% 42.00 500% 94.50 35% 79% 57% SiteGround is a good shared hosting service. I recommend it for beginners. Besides, it has a nice staging option. Very experienced users may be not totally satisfied with SG, e.g. when they want to increase wait_timeout parameter to be able to execute custom scripts on shared hosting, but SG suggests moving to VPS (Cloud) instead. After all, this host is one of the best I know for beginners. SiteGround
UK2 1.95 1.95 0.99 24 Storage – 0.5 GB
Bandwidth – 1 GB
Websites – 1
30 3.95 30% 1.19 60% % of the 1st invoice 35% 60% 48% UK2 group is quite a large hosting provider. Different people have different experience with them.
But I like it for its smallest plan which is very affordable. UK2's shared hosting great option to start off.
Prices are in GBP
UK2
Site5 5.95 5.95 4.95 24 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – approx. 10K visits
Websites – 1
45 39.00 64% 25.00 256% 100.00 35% 140% 88% EIG, bought in August 2015 Site5
VPS.com 20.00 20.00 20.00 1 Storage – 5 GB SSD
Bandwidth – 250 GB
Websites – 1
No, but testing possible 20.00 425% 85.00 425% 85.00 35% 35% 35% VPS.com belongs to UK2 group. Well-known company which offers WP cloud for shared hosting. IMO, it's a relatively expensive. VPS.com
WireNine 14.00 14.00 14.00 12 Storage – unlim, SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
60 15.00 433% 65.00 433% 65.00 39% 39% 39% I like WireNine. Premium hosting. Fast configuration, secure and DDoS protection. WireNine
GoDaddy 9.99 5.99 4.99 24 Storage – 10 GB SSD
Bandwidth – 25K visitors
Websites – 1
45 4.99 40% 2.00 40% % of the 1st invoice 40% 40% 40% GoDaddy is one of the most well-known hosting providers, but I have very mixed opinion on them. However, I happily used it for trading domains. GoDaddy
LiquidWeb 12.46 12.46 12.46 6 Storage – 5 GB SSD
Bandwidth – 240 GB
Websites – unlim
30 14.95 401% 60.00 401% 60.00 40% 40% 40% LiquidWeb is a respected WP managed hosting with very available support. I recommend it (here's my short review). It's a great choice for users of any level. LiquidWeb
LunarPages 3.95 3.95 3.95 12 Storage – 5 GB
Bandwidth – 50 GB
Websites – 1
30 47.40 42% 20.00 84% 40.00 42% 84% 63% Although LunarPages is a very well-known host, I don't find it exceptional. It's affordable, but there are better hosts IMO within the same price range. There's no cpanel for this cheapest plan. And when I contacted their sales support it did not impress me at all (had to ask twice my questions to get some very basic info). LunarPages
WebHostingHub 8.99 6.99 4.99 36 Storage – unlim SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 2
90 83.88 60% 50.00 119% 100.00 46% 93% 70% I have a mixed opinion on WebHostingHub. In its segment this host is not bad. But its maximum affiliate commissions is quite high which makes me think that they have to compensate it somehow (a bit higher price, probably less stellar performance in general). It's advantageous that they have one of the longest money-back periods in the industry. By the way, it's a sister company of InmotionHosting. WebHostingHub
InMotionHosting 8.99 6.29 4.89 36 Storage – unlim SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 2
90 75.48 66% 50.00 232% 175.00 46% 162% 104% InMotionHosting falls in the same segment as WebHostingHub (it's a sister company). It's not bad in general, and it is very approachable to their clients, but their high aff commissions for successful affiliates make me think that their prices are bit higher and some servers are probably not showing stellar performance. Anyway, this host is quite respected in the hosting community.
They have one of the longest money-back periods in the industry, which is advantageous (for business plan). Thus, I have a bit mixed opinion on this host.
InMotionHosting
HostGator 8.95 6.98 4.86 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
45 8.76 571% 50.00 1427% 125.00 47% 116% 81% EIG HostGator
MediaTemple 20.00 20.00 15.00 36 Storage – 30 GB
Bandwidth – 400K visitors
Websites – 2
30 & pro rata 20.00 1250% 125.00 625% 125.00 52% 52% 52% MediaTemple is an established company that offers premium hosting solutions. It has a long history (operating since 1998) and services more than 1.5 million websites. It's considered an attractive choice for its easiness and beauty (designers love this host). In many ways (but not always) it works great from a technical point too. But I personally like WP Engine (my short review) much more for being more technically oriented. Also, in 2014 MediaTemple was acquired by GoDaddy which I don't really like as a hosting. MediaTemple
GreenGeeks 7.95 6.36 3.96 36 Storage – SSD RAID-10
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 24.95 200% 50.00 401% 100.00 52% 105% 79% GreenGeeks has a data-loss configuration equipped with SSD and RAID, which is nice. But from a hosting service point of view, I'd prefer one of these alternatives with the same storage parameters: MDDHosting, VeeroTech, LightningBase (I recommend them). As regards GreenHosting “greenness”, it's a good marketing and probably a nice input into the environment, and some people may appreciate it. GreenGeeks
IXwebHosting 7.95 4.95 3.95 24 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 39.95 125% 50.00 375% 150.00 52% 157% 105% EIG IXwebHosting
StableHost 3.95 3.95 2.50 36 Storage – unlim SSD-Powered
Bandwidth – approx. 215K visitors
Websites – 1
45 4.95 505% 25.00 505% 25.00 53% 53% 53% I've been using StableHost since mid 2013 and recommend it as one of the best very affordable hosting which offers high-quality services. I'm recommending it (here's my short review) StableHost
JustHost 8.99 4.95 2.95 36 Storage – 50 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 & pro rata (after 2 years term) 7.99 751% 60.00 751% 60.00 56% 56% 56% EIG JustHost
Web.com 12.95 5.95 12.95 1 Storage – 300 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 3
30 5.95 1513% 90.00 1513% 90.00 58% 58% 58% Web.com is an old and big company (in 2000's they were the biggest hosting company in the world under name Interland) and they offer many different services (including hosting with marketing services). It has not good reputation from a hosting point of view. Web.com
GlowHost 6.95 4.95 4.95 24 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
91 8.95 559% 50.00 1407% 125.00 60% 125% 105% GlowHost is not bad thanks for its value-for-price. Also, it has one of the longest money-back guarantee. GlowHost closely watches on its affiliates to prevent abuse, which is a good sign that plays in favor of GlowHost. It also has optin for media and steaming hosting. GlowHost
HostMonster 8.99 6.95 4.95 36 Storage – 50 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 83.40 78% 65.00 78% 65.00 60% 60% 60% EIG HostMonster
BlueHost 8.99 5.95 3.95 36 Storage – 50 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 71.40 91% 65.00 168% 120.00 60% 111% 86% EIG BlueHost
FatCow 12.95 4.08 4.08 12 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 5.00 2000% 100.00 2000% 100.00 64% 64% 64% EIG FatCow
WP Engine 24.17 24.17 24.17 12 Storage – 10 GB
Bandwidth – 25K visits
Websites – 1
60 29.00 690% 200.00 690% 200.00 69% 69% 69% I like WP Engine as one of the best options for managed WordPress hosting. I recommend it especially for the websites that are not very popular in traffic (i.e. approx. 25K visits/mo and less). Also, it's a great choice for beginners and busy website owners. Here's my short review. WP Engine
WebhostingBuzz.com, Webhostingbuzz.co.uk 5.95 5.95 4.95 24 Storage – 40 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
45 118.80 42% 50.00 105% 125.00 70% 175% 123% Quality of services of WebhostingBuzz is not bad, but check the terms of use with them (e.g. you can't use it for non-website data such as backup, media files etc if they take more than 10% of your disk quota). WebhostingBuzz.com, Webhostingbuzz.co.uk
DownTownHost 4.76 4.76 3.57 36 Storage – 4 GB
Bandwidth – 100 GB
Websites – unlim
30 5.95 672% 40.00 1681% 100.00 70% 175% 123% I like DownTownHost when I actively used it in 2013 and 2014. I still have a two accounts with them (on the East and the West US servers), but I don't watch the host performance daily now. Reviews on the web in late 2014 and 2015 show that the performance has become not that great than it had been before. DownTownHost
A2Hosting 8.99 3.92 7.99 24 Storage – SSD, RAID-10
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 & pro rata (based on the regular price) 9.99 851% 85.00 1401% 140.00 79% 130% 104% A2Hosting advertises 6x times faster page laoding and upto 20x times faster with its advanced Turbo speedup options calls itself the fastest hosting. Although I don't like its boasting style of presenting and marketing itself, it indeed shows a comparatively good performance (of course, not 20 times faster though :) ). Here's my short review. A2Hosting
DreamHost 9.95 6.95 8.95 24 Storage – unlim, SSD
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
97 days (but payment for 30 days is not returned) 10.95 886% 97.00 941% 103.00 81% 86% 84% I have a mixed opinion on DreamHost. Perhaps my best resume for them is that in general, there are better hosts within the same price range.
If you want to try it for less price, you may use a coupon which gives 50 dollars discount for 1-year and 2-year plans – 50RAAHBUCKS
DreamHost
WestHost 6.00 3.00 2.00 36 Storage – 50 GB
Bandwidth – 1000 GB
Websites – 1
30 24.00 292% 70.00 292% 70.00 97% 97% 97% WestHost is a part of UK2 group. WestHost is a big and a solid company. I think $2-3 per year is a good price, and even $6 looks not high price with guaranteed 50 GB disk space. WestHost
MidPhase 5.95 2.98 1.98 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
30 6.95 1007% 70.00 1007% 70.00 98% 98% 98% MidPhase is a UK2 group host (like WestHost). Although MidPhase offer unlimited plans which may look attractive, I still prefer WestHost's limited plans if I had to choose. MidPhase
HostPapa 7.99 4.95 2.95 36 Storage – 100 GB
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 2
30 59.40 168% 100.00 236% 140.00 104% 146% 125% HostPapa's basic plan is almost unlimited plan for 2 websites. An advantage of this host for beginners is that it offers free website builder. But I'd rather go with a cheaper host and paid website builder if I had to choose. HostPapa
WebHostingPad 5.99 3.99 1.99 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 47.88 157% 75.00 157% 75.00 104% 104% 104% An advantage of WebHostingPad is that it's relatively cheap. But the quality and client satisfaction in general is not really high IMO. WebHostingPad
VeeroTech 3.95 3.95 3.95 1 Storage – 5 GB SSD
Bandwidth – unlim (approx. 50K visitors)
Websites – 1
30 (& pro-rata as a credit) 3.95 1266% 50.00 1266% 50.00 105% 105% 105% VeeroTech is not big, but quality affordable host which works since early 2010. I recommend it. I like it especially for its affordable quality appreciated among professionals in web hosting community. VeeroTech
Eleven2 5.95 2.98 3.57 24 Storage – 10 GB
Bandwidth – 50 GB
Websites – 11
60 2.98 2517% 75.00 5034% 150.00 105% 210% 158% Eleven2's relatively not expensive host. Although they have many happy clients, I think some other hosts in his list are more reliable. Anyway, they have a longer than typical money-back period, which is good. Eleven2
HostWinds 4.50 4.50 3.50 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 1
60 6.50 1000% 65.00 2077% 135.00 120% 250% 185% HostWinds offers hosting for not expensive prices. However my research on reviews shows that there are better hosts for the same price. A longer that usual money-back period is an advantage though. HostWinds
HostMetro 4.45 4.45 2.45 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 22.44 290% 65.00 290% 65.00 122% 122% 122% HostMetro is a relatively young host (since June 2012) offering affordable unlimited plan. As reviews and test in the Internet show, its reliability is not the highest in the industry, but its prices are not high as well. HostMetro
ASmallOrange 2.92 2.92 2.92 12 Storage – 0.5 GB
Bandwidth – 5 GB
Websites – 1
90 35.00 143% 50.00 143% 50.00 143% 143% 143% EIG ASmallOrange
Arvixe 4.00 4.00 2.67 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – 6
60 7.00 1000% 70.00 1929% 135.00 146% 281% 214% EIG Arvixe
InterServer 4.45 4.45 3.96 36 Storage – unlim
Bandwidth – unlim
Websites – unlim
30 4.95 2020% 100.00 2020% 100.00 187% 187% 187% InterServer is a well-established hosting company which is treated not bad by its clients. However, their not expensive prices vs high affiliate commissions ratio is one of the largest in the industry, which is not a good sign IMO. They also offer windows hosting. InterServer
NetworkSolutions 4.13 4.13 3.46 60 Storage – 50 GB
Bandwidth – 500 GB
Websites – 1
30 4.95 2020% 100.00 2020% 100.00 202% 202% 202% A web.com's company since 2011. In my opinion this host has not very good reputation. High affiliate commissions vs price is not good sign. But it's not expensive. NetworkSolutions
                                                                                                                                                   

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