Most Popular Web Hosts in April 2010

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1 1 DreamHost read review unlimited unlimited $8.95
2 2 HostGator read review unlimited unlimited $8.95
3 3 BlueHost read review unlimited unlimited $6.95
4 5 Just Host read review unlimited unlimited $4.95
5 7 IX Web Hosting read review unlimited unlimited $3.95
6 4 HostMonster read review unlimited unlimited $5.95
7 6 MidPhase read review unlimited unlimited $6.95
8 8 MochaHost (review coming) unlimited unlimited $5.06
9 9 StartLogic read review unlimited unlimited $5.95
10 - Arvixe (review coming) unlimited unlimited $7.00

* All prices on this site are for a two-year sign-up.

They say that April is the cruelest month. Certainly those of us in the states had to deal with taxes, but otherwise I can’t really complain about April this year.

Even on the hosting front things have been mostly pleasant without too much upset. The top few spots are largely unchanged. DreamHost, HostGator, and BlueHost stayed at the apex and JustHost moved back up to 4 from 5. The number 5 position is more interesting with IX Web Hosting making it to the top five for the first time. Good Windows hosting is hard to find and it seems like folks are finally catching on that IX is a good place to find it.

The bottom half is a little more varied. MidPhase and HostMonster both fell (and, no, I can’t explain HostMonster falling while BlueHost holds fast, given that they are the same plans from the same company). MochaHost and StartLogic held on to #8 and #9 respectively. Premiering this month in the top list is Arvixe, another good Windows (and Linux!) shop. It is nice to see some of the lesser known but solid companies getting some attention.

Also noteworthy is that, with EasyCGI being bumped from the list, we have a completely unlimited list for the first time. Now, most of us will never need more than what the hosts with limits are offering. We won’t. That said, it is hard to shake the feeling that you are getting more from an “unlimited” plan than one with limits you won’t ever reach. The human mind is an irrational place and hosts that stick to limits may find themselves paying a price for that.

Enjoy May before the oppressive heat of summer is upon us (and the kids are home from school!) and, as always, happy hosting.

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