To build a self-hosted WordPress blog, the first thing you should have is a ‘Domain Name.’ A domain name is your web address which allows people to navigate and access your web pages.
Just like your residential address, a domain name is also an address. Hosting, on the other hand, makes your website, visible on the “world wide web(www).
In case you are planning to have your WordPress blog, and want to make it accessible to your target audience, having a domain name and a web hosting is necessary.
In this article, I would share with you the names of the cheapest hosting and domain name service providers.
Before starting my first blog(website) in the year 2012, I explored various domain name providers and hosting companies to make my blog accessible to the target audience. Since I was only trying to experiment with my WordPress blog to learn digital marketing, I did a lot of research on the cheap domain and hosting plans. After having set up a few blogs throughout six years, I finally came across a few companies who provide the most affordable hosting and domain name plan.
|Hosting Provider||Free Domain||Web Space|
|Hosting Raja||Yes, (.in)||120||No||1788 INR|
|Nextra Online Services||Yes||10||No||1076 INR|
|Reseller Club||Yes||Unlimited||Yes||1920 INR|
|A2 Hosting||No||Unlimited||Yes||3371 INR|
SiteGround delivers one of the fastest web hosting services with a guaranteed uptime of 99%. More than 1.7 million businesses are using their hosting service across the globe. Their shared web hosting plans start at $3.95 per month. SiteGround delivers the following value proposition with its range of hosting plans;
SSD drives for all the hosting plans.
Free SSL Certificate (HTTP to https).
Free CDN (Content Delivery Network) for high performance.
24*7 Support ( Reply within 10 minutes).
Live Chat and Phone Support (Instant Reply).
Amazing 4.99/5.00 Customer Satisfaction Ratings.
Did you start searching for a web hosting service for your blog or a website yet? If yes! Probably you would have come across to ‘HostGator’ which is one of the best hosting providers across the globe. Their hosting plans include;
- 45-day money back guarantee.
- 24/7 Customer Support.
- 99.9% Uptime
Their hosting plans start at just 99 INR per month.
Bluehost offers one of the cheapest hosting and Domain Name for your Self-hosted WordPress blog or a website.
It has three plans for shared hosting which you can go for as per your business requirements.
- Basic: This plan offers to host a single website with 50 GB storage, which I believe is more than enough for a business or a blogger who is just starting!
- Plus: Should you require to host more than one website, ‘Plus’ plan is an ideal choice for you. This plan also offers unlimited storage, unlimited email accounts. This plan also provides $200 as a part of Marketing offers.
You will get $100 of free advertising for Google AdWords.
An additional $100 in the form of Bing Ads credit.
- Choice Plus: In choice plus plan, you can have an unlimited domain hosting, email accounts and you will get 1 Free spam expert, Domain privacy and CodeGuard Basic. For more information and to avail up to 50% discount on Bluehost hosting plans, you can click on the banner below;
Blue Host is also one of the cheapest Domain Name registrars offering the following Domains Extensions;
- .com for $11.99 per year.
- .org for $8.99 per year.
- .net for $12.99 a year.
- .co for $9.99 per year.
- .biz for $9.99 a year.
Shared hosting services are pervasive when you are just starting your blog or a website. ResellerClub hosting service is one of my favorites, and I would recommend you to check out their starter Linux hosting plans at just 160 INR per month. They offer their shared hosting plans namely; Personal, Business, and Pro.
If you are starting, you should go for their ‘Personal Plan‘ which offers:
- Unlimited Disk Space.
- Unlimited E-Mail Accounts.
- Free SSL Certificate (Helps in the S.E.O for your website).
- One click WordPress install.
- 99% Uptime.
- 24/7 Support.
ResellerClub hosting also offers the 1-month money back guarantee on all hosting plans.
To evaluate their cheapest hosting plan, visit this link to avail 30% discount on their hosting plans.
You can also choose the server location, i.e., either the U.S or India or the U.K.
A2 Hosting offers high performance shared hosting. Like any other Hosting service provider, A2 Hosting also offers both Linux hosting as well as Windows hosting, as per your requirement. I would personally recommend Linux shared hosting for better security and ease of use.
A2 Hosting has the following cheapest hosting plans:
- Lite: It offers to host for a single website with free SSL certificate, similar to ‘1&1 Hosting’ and ‘ResellerClub.’
- Swift: This plan offers unlimited websites to host, along with infinite space and free SSL certificate.
- Turbo: This plan offers up to 20 times more processing speed as compared to the above plans.
Apart from the above few features, A2 Hosting also offers ‘Anytime Money Back Guarantee.’ Now that’s something, worth considering!!!
To check their plans, click on the banner below and avail up to 51% off.
GoDaddy is one of the cheapest hosting and domain name registrars. The company provides various services including Domain Name, Hosting, Website Builder, Online Marketing including email marketing, S.E.O, and so on. You can host only one website on their ‘Economy Hosting Plan.’
They offer a package (Hosting + Free Domain Name) which is yours till one year, and you get it for just 1400 INR including all taxes.
To avail this offer, you can follow these few steps;
Go to https://in.godaddy.com
Choose your domain name.
Add a hosting plan (99 INR/month).
You will land to the Check-Out page.
Complete your payment.
The customer service of GoDaddy is decent. I would recommend you go for it.
BigRock is a very famous Domain Name registrar in India. It offers Domain Name of various extensions like .com, .net, .in, org, .online and so on. You can get a .com domain name for 399INR.
It also offers to host a website, starting at just 59 INR per month when you register for ten years.
A starter plan worth 59 INR per month offers 20 GB space and five emails on your domain name.
BigRock also offers VPS Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and website building services.
They have fantastic customer service. You should go for it!!
You can also avail.COM @ Rs.399 For 1 Year
1&1 is a web hosting and domain name registrar, based out of Germany. They offer unbelievably good plans for Domain Name and Hosting. Just like GoDaddy, they also provide a free domain if you purchase any of their shared hosting plans. If you are a beginner, I would recommend you go for the 1&1 Basic plan which they offer for just 0.99$ per month, amounting to approximately 67 INR per month. Undoubtedly one of the cheapest hosting and domain name provider.
To avail the offer, you can visit this link and browse through their cheapest domain name available.
Unlike GoDaddy, a ‘1&1 Basic’ plan offers you;
100 GB storage
2.5 GB RAM
25 GB SSD (Database)
Page Load Time of 2.71 seconds.
The checkout page would appear something like below;
I am using their hosting service, and am very much satisfied. Even though 1&1 provide customer service phone numbers(based out of the United States), I was not able to establish a connection to those few numbers.
Apart from that issue, their web hosting services are exceptional!!!
Among other cheaper Hosting & domain name registrar, hosting raja also offers shared hosting plans starting from 98 INR per month, if you go long term (5 years).
If you choose to buy a domain name and a hosting service separately, go for their starter plan, which they offer for INR 65 per month. But, again, you have to go long-term (5 years), and you would need to buy a domain name as well. Hosting Raja can also be considered as one of the cheapest hosting and domain name service provider.
I would recommend you going for a Silver Pack, that offers;
100 GB web space
Host 3 websites
Host 5 sub-domains
20 GB Bandwidth
If you want free ‘. In domain’ along with the hosting, go for their gold plan, which offers 120 GB web space, and you can host five websites. Choose 1-year plan instead of going long-term (more than one year).
For one year plan, they offer Silver Plan for 129 INR per month, while their Gold Plan is priced at 149 INR per month.
Nextra Online Services Pvt Ltd
Headquartered in New Delhi, Nextra provides Domain & Hosting services, along with website building and email services. They are offering the following hosting and email services at the discounted price;
Free Domain Name with C Panel Hosting + SSL + 5 emails at 89 INR/month.
Windows Hosting (10 GB) starting at 762 INR/year.
Flat 50% off on V.P.S (Virtual Private Server) Linux, starting at 798 INR/month.
Dedicated Servers at flat 20% off.
Like other hosting and domain name registrar companies, go4hosting also provides shared hosting, V.P.S hosting, and a dedicated server. If you have a budget of up to 150 INR/month, you can go for their shared hosting plan, on a tier 3 data center. The moment you click the link mentioned above, you would be able to browse their hosting plans. The Screen will look like, as below:
They offer three types of shared web hosting plans, namely; Home Plan, Basic Plan, and Value Plan.
All of these plans include;
Unlimited Disk Space, web traffic, and e-mail support.
Go4hosting has an average Google rating of 4.5/5 from 353 reviews, which seems reasonable.
Once you select the ‘Home Plan’ for 1/2/3 year(s), you will need to either register for a new domain or if you choose to buy a domain name separately, go ahead and add that domain name on the box as shown below. Once done, the checkout page would appear like below;
Take out time to explore various available hosting and domain name plans. Refer the below table above, if you don’t want to confuse yourself. I have already done that job for you!!!
Hope this article served your purpose and I hope you will choose the right plan.
All the best on choosing the cheapest hosting and domain name. Hope you would find one!