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ANTIRAZZISMO, L’ULTIMA SCUSA PER FAR TACERE LA VERITÀ

antirazismo

Dopo Lingua fantasma. Elogio letterario di Anders Breivik uscito nel 2014, Liberilibri torna a pubblicare un altro testo di Richard Millet: L’antirazzismo come terrore letterario, a cura di Renato Cristin.

Millet, romanziere e saggista, è uno dei più autorevoli scrittori contemporanei di Francia ed è, come scrive egli stesso, “il più nauseabondo degli scrittori francesi”, “un puro oggetto di odio.” In questo pamphlet denuncia l’attuale antirazzismo dominante come nuova ideologia internazionale, che pretende di imporre una visione del mondo che demolisca le identità dei popoli, in particolare europei, per sostituirle con una non-identità globale.

Un’ideologia sostenuta dai gruppi di potere dominanti, tra cui la sinistra mondiale, che agisce in maniera subdola ma anche con azioni eclatanti. Una dittatura che perseguita chiunque tenti di ribellarsi, come Millet, vittima eccellente di un meccanismo perverso, colpito dall’accusa di razzismo, forma intimidatoria che mira a imbavagliare la letteratura e paralizzare la libertà d’espressione.

Ma la replica dello scrittore è chiara: l’antirazzismo è diventato un terrore letterario, lo strumento per ridurre al silenzio chiunque osi esprimersi in senso contrario ai paradigmi del politicamente corretto. L’antirazzismo è la riattualizzazione teologico-nevrotica di quel disastro spirituale e culturale chiamato Maggio ’68, è una manifestazione isterica e al tempo stesso fredda dell’odio degli altri.

Renato Cristin, curatore dell’edizione italiana, nella bella e corposa introduzione definisce questo scritto “la testimonianza di un perseguitato, la risposta accorata ma lucida di un romanziere messo all’indice dalla più potente e più invisibile delle organizzazioni”. Millet, nota Cristin, è stato definito “razzista in quanto vede la metamorfosi e non l’accetta, perché è stata decisa a tavolino, perché è contraria al bene comune degli europei e non è necessaria allo sviluppo storico del continente.” Emarginato perché contesta “questo dogma del Nuovo Ordine mondiale: l’Umanità come ultimo destino politico nella sua indifferenziazione razziale, etnica, religiosa e sessuale”, egli combatte in totale solitudine la sua battaglia contro il rischio “che, per cecità o ideologia, l’identità dell’Europa precipiti in un abisso che non riuscirà a risalire.” Perché, sottolinea Cristin, “l’attuale disagio europeo verso gli stranieri viene strumentalmente bollato come razzismo, ma esso ha altre cause e altri obiettivi, che dovrebbero essere studiati senza pregiudizi prima di essere ideologicamente condannati.”

Secondo Millet, “l’accusa di razzismo è oggi la pallottola destinata alla nuca di chi ha a cuore la verità… Dire la verità è un atto insurrezionale: non sarei scrittore, se mentissi o mi tacessi.”

Richard Millet (Viam, Francia, 1953). Tra le sue numerose opere ricordiamo: Le sentiment de la langue (1986); La gloire des Pythre (1995); L’Accent impur (2001); Dévorations (2006); La confession né­ga­tive (2009); L’Enfer du roman (2010); La fiancée libanaise (2011); Esthétique de l’ari­dité (2012); Arguments d’un désespoir contemporain (2013); Chrétiens jusqu’à la mort(2014); Solitude du témoin (2015); Tuer (2015); Le sommeil des objets (2016).

Renato Cristin è professore di Ermeneutica filosofica all’Università di Trieste, è stato direttore dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino e direttore scientifico della Fondazione Liberal. Tra le sue pubblicazioni: Apologia dell’ego. Per una fenomenologia dell’identità (2011); Memento Gulag (a cura), (2006); La rinascita dell’Europa. Husserl, la civiltà europea e il destino dell’Occidente (2001); Fenomeno storia. Fenomenologia e storicità in Husserl e Dilthey (1999); Europa al plurale (con S. Fontana), (1997); Heidegger e Leibniz. Il sentiero e la ragione (1990).

Richard Millet, L’antirazzismo come terrore letterario, a cura di Renato Cristin, collana Oche del Campidoglio, euro 15.00, ORDINALO ALLA LIBRERIA DEL PONTE

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gli appassionati delle letture dell’orrore troveranno in questo studio scariche di adrenalina a volontà


Economia italiana:

i dati, le analisi, le previsioni di Mazziero Research

Quaderno di Ricerca
22° Osservatorio trimestrale

Rivista scientifica –  Codice CINECA E230240

Comunicato stampa 16 maggio 2016

L’Osservatorio trimestrale è liberamente scaricabile al LINK
(attendere il caricamento)

Mazziero

http://www.mazzieroresearch.com/indice-degli-osservatori-trimestrali-sui-dati-economici-italiani/

Il Comunicato stampa della Mazziero Research:

Debito record, ma il divario tra entrate e uscite si riduce

Ancora un nuovo record per il debito pubblico, a 2.229 miliardi, e non vi sarà accenno di diminuzione né il prossimo mese, né il seguente; solo da giugno, secondo le stime Mazziero Research, inizierà a scendere per poi concludere l’anno tra 2.001 e 2.021 miliardi.
Ma la vera novità è che per la prima volta il divario tra le entrate e le uscite statali tende a ridursi; nel primo trimestre del 2016 a fronte di maggiori introiti, si sono avute minori spese rispetto al medesimo periodo del 2015. Il disavanzo è ancora presente, commenta Maurizio Mazziero, ma si tratta di 9,5 miliardi rispetto ai 35 miliardi dei primi tre mesi del 2015.
Osservato speciale il PIL: il progresso trimestrale dello 0,3% risulta più basso rispetto allo 0,4% dell’anno precedente nello stesso periodo, la produzione industriale è in stallo e sembra di ripercorrere un copione già visto con un inizio d’anno tonico e una dinamica via via calante nel corso dei mesi successivi.
I segnali di un rallentamento globale sono evidenti e gli imprenditori italiani si mostrano più cauti ritardando gli investimenti; se in altri paesi ci troviamo di fronte a un ciclo economico maturo, conclude Mazziero, da noi la ripresa non è mai iniziata e siamo ancora dell’8,4% al di sotto dei livelli pre-crisi.Stime debito pubblico sino a dicembre 2016
I modelli previsionali della Mazziero Research indicano un lieve aumento del debito pubblico per il mese di aprile 2016 a 2.233 miliardi (stima con un intervallo di confidenza al 95% compreso tra 2.227 e 2.235 miliardi, il dato ufficiale verrà pubblicato il 15 giugno 2016).
Continuerà a salire sino a maggio quando segnerà un nuovo massimo storico tra 2.250 e 2.258 miliardi, mentre si porterà a fine anno verso un valore compreso tra 2.201 e 2.221 miliardi.
Stima spesa per interessi a fine 2016
La spesa per interessi ha raggiunto a fine marzo 2016 i 21 miliardi di euro; i modelli previsionali della Mazziero Research stimano una spesa totale a fine 2016 pari a 67 miliardi di euro.

 

L’Osservatorio cambia veste grafica
La XXII edizione del Quaderno di Ricerca Mazziero Research si presenta rinnovata nella grafica, grande spazio a tabelle e grafici, commenti essenziali e un aumento dei riquadri di approfondimento. Lo sforzo è quello di rendere sempre più modulare la Rivista scientifica e consentire un rapido reperimento dei temi di interesse, facilitando la loro consultazione.
Dal punto di vista editoriale l’Osservatorio conserva le due sezioni: quella di elaborazione ed analisi dei principali dati macroeconomici italiani e quella degli articoli scientifici compresi nelle tre aree di riferimento della Rivista: economico/storica; economico/aziendale; economico/matematica.
Per assicurare l’elevata qualità dei contenuti, tutti gli articoli pubblicati vengono sottoposti a un processo di peer review eseguita da docenti ed esperti delle materie scientifiche cui afferiscono.
Dati di dettaglio sul documento pubblicato
Pubblicazione: Quaderno di Ricerca – Anno 6, Numero 2 – ISSN 2283-7035
Rivista scientifica: Codice CINECA E230240   Titolo: Italia 1 trim 2016 – Pil debito & Co
Argomento: Osservatorio trimestrale sui dati economici italiani   Pagine: 64
Comitato di Redazione: Maurizio Mazziero, Andrew Lawford.
Direzione Scientifica: Paola Paoloni (Università Niccolò Cusano – Roma), Andrea Scozzari (Università Niccolò Cusano – Roma), Gabriele Serafini (Università Niccolò Cusano – Roma), Aino Kianto (Lappeenranta University of Technology), John Dumay (Macquarie University of Sydney), Sladjana Cabrillo (Novi sad University).

Estratto: Indagine della salute dell’Italia attraverso l’analisi dei dati economici ufficiali; lo studio riassume e compara la situazione del debito pubblico, dello stock di Titoli di Stato, delle Riserve ufficiali, del Pil, dell’inflazione e della disoccupazione delineando una visione d’insieme del Sistema Italia.
Come scaricarlo
Lo studio è disponibile nel sito Mazziero Research nella sezione “Quaderno di Ricerca – Debito Pubblico” oppure direttamente a questo LINK
Per consultare i numeri precedenti:
Indice degli Osservatori trimestrali sui dati economici italiani
Per accedere alla pagina del sito dedicata alla Rivista Scientifica:
Quaderno di Ricerca
Per informazioni rivolgersi a Maurizio Mazziero: maurizio@mazzieroresearch.com

qui trovate la versione integrale >>

http://www.mazzieroresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Italia-1-trim-2016-Pil-debito-Co.pdf

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oggi, voglio presentarvi un autore di sicuro interesse…. Scenari Economici www.scenarieconomici.com


 

Autore:   Fabio Sdogati

Formazione universitaria e scientifica: Laurea in Scienze Politiche (1974) presso l’Universià di Roma la Sapienza; Masters of Science (Economics) (1983) e Ph. D. (Economics) presso la University of Wisconsin-Madison (1986).

Carriera accademica: dal 1995 è Professore Associato di Economia Politica presso la Facoltà di Ingegneria del Politecnico di Milano. Tra il 1992 e il 1995 è stato Professore Associato di Economia Monetaria presso la Facoltà di Economia dell’Università di Parma; tra il 1990 e il 1992 è stato Ricercatore presso la Facoltà di Ingegneria del Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale. Tra il 1985 e il 1990 è stato Assistant Professor nella School of Business Administration, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Attività didattica: insegna Economia Politica (Economia Internazionale) nel Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Gestionale. Insegna inoltre Istituzioni di Economia presso la II Facoltà di Ingegneria, e nel Corso di Laurea in Edilizia della Facoltà di Architettura, Campus Leonardo, sede di Mantova. Dal 1991 è docente al Corso Master per la gestione d’impresa del MIP-Politecnico di Milano, e dal 1997 al corso Master per il Potenziamento Imprenditoriale offerto prima dal MIP (1997-2000) e poi da Poliedra-Politecnico di Milano (2001).

Attività di ricerca: la sua attività di ricerca verte sui temi del commercio internazionale, dell’integrazione economica internazionale, e della frammentazione internazionale della produzione. Su questi temi ha pubblicato saggi su riviste nazionali e internazionali, ha curato la pubblicazione di un volume, ed ha prodotto un volume monografico.

Affiliazioni: membro del Gruppo di Studio del CNR su Sviluppo Economico e Economia Internazionale; membro dello European Trade Study Group; membro del Comitato Editoriale di Europa Europe.

https://scenarieconomici.com

Buona lettura….

 

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Nevada vs Delaware: Where Is Better to Incorporate?

Delaware LLCs can have different classes of members with specific rights for each class, as long as these classes are defined in the LLC’s Operating Agreement. Read our new blog to learn more about showing membership in an LLC. When it comes to the best states in which to incorporate, Nevada is often mentioned as a competitor of Delaware, but our new infographic shows that is just not true.

Business Structure: LLC


By Andrew Millman Wednesday, June 1, 2016

business structure: llc

Different Ways to Show Membership in a Delaware LLC

A member of an LLC, by definition, is an owner of an LLC with a vested interest in the company. Members can be people or entities from anywhere in the world. Typically, the rights and responsibilities of members are listed and explained in the LLC’s Operating Agreement. It is not required that all members possess the same rights. The Operating Agreement may spell out different rights for specific members.

In addition, there may be different classes of members with specific rights for each class, as long as these classes are clearly delineated in the LLC's Operating Agreement. Remember, once the Operating Agreement is finalized and ratified by all members, it cannot be changed without the unanimous vote of the members; if all members choose to amend, the amended Operating Agreement must then be signed by all the members of the LLC.

A member of an LLC may also function as a manager, but an LLC does not need to have a manager; members can run the company on their own. As for managing-member vs member classifications, it is simple: when a member is also a manager, he or she is usually referred to as a "managing-member."

A manager is an individual or entity chosen by the members of an LLC to manage the daily operations of the LLC. A manager can be, but does not have to be, a member. Typically, managers are in charge of overseeing day-to-day activities but don’t possess ownership interest in the company. In some cases, when the LLC is 100% manager-managed, the manager is in charge of everything. The member-managed LLC Operating Agreement would state these responsibilities. Harvard Business Services, Inc. is happy to share this template of a member-managed LLC Operating Agreement with you.

Members of a Delaware LLC don’t own stock, like corporate shareholders do. Members usually split the company into percentages of ownership, or membership units. Members are typically issued membership certificates rather than stock certificates, which indicate the percentage owned or the number of membership units they own.

If you are considering forming a Delaware LLC and have further questions about the role and responsibilities of members, or how to structure an LLC, you can call us at 800-345-2677, live chat with us or email us to speak with a specialist on these matters.

Where to Incorporate: Delaware vs Nevada Infographic


By Michael Bell, Veselin Ganev Tuesday, May 31, 2016

When people start thinking about incorporating a company outside of their home state, often the two most popular states considered for incorporation are Delaware and Nevada. Although many people believe Nevada is just as corporate-friendly as Delaware, that is simply not true.

The infographic below illustrates how much more supportive of corporate entities Delaware is, and reveals the myth of incorporating in Nevada.

You can read more about why so many companies incorporate in Delaware.

 

where to incorporate: Delaware VS Nevada

 

Business Terms for Delaware Companies


By Andrew Millman Monday, May 23, 2016

Business Terms for Delaware Companies

If you own a Delaware company, there are several important date-related business terms you should be familiar with so understand all your company’s documents and important dates.

 

Date of Formation – Date of Formation is the day when the Certificate of Formation, which includes the Articles of Organization, is filed with the Delaware Secretary of State as you form a Delaware LLC.  Unless an alternate Effective Date is specified, this day is the official birthday of the LLC.

 

Date of Incorporation – Date of Incorporation is the day when the Certificate of Incorporation, including the Articles of Incorporation, is filed with the Delaware Secretary of State as you incorporate a Delaware Corporation.  Unless an alternate Effective Date is specified, this day is the official birthday of the corporation.

 

Perpetual Existence – Traditionally, Delaware LLCs, LPs, and corporations are designed to continue indefinitely and continuously, regardless of any change of members, shareholders, officers, Directors or partners, unless a predetermined length of existence is otherwise specified, or the company is administratively or voluntarily cancelled or dissolved.

 

Effective Date/Time – A specific date and/or time can be chosen to be the Effective Date and/or Effective Time of the filing, whether it’s the original Certificate of Formation, an amendment or the Certificate of Cancellation/Dissolution. Business owners do this for a couple of different reasons; the most common reason to create an Effective Date is when a person files a company in December but chooses an effective date of January 1 of the following year. (This extends the Franchise Tax deadline by an additional year.) There are many other reasons company owners may opt for a specific effective date, such as a birthday, an anniversary or a lucky number.

 

Date of Dissolution – Date of Dissolution is the day the Certificate of Dissolution is filed with the Delaware Secretary of State in order to formally close a Delaware Corporation, unless a different Effective Date has been specified.

 

Date of Cancellation – Date of Cancellation is the day the Certificate of Cancellation is filed with the Delaware Secretary of State in order to formally cancel a Delaware LLC, unless a different Effective Date has been specified.

 

Date of Amendment – Date of Amendment is the day the Certificate of Amendment is filed with the Delaware Secretary of State when a Delaware corporation, LLC or LP files an amendment in order to update the company name, increase the number of shares or add preferred shares.  

 

Fiscal Year-End/Closing Month –Fiscal Year-End, otherwise known as the end of the accounting year or the closing month, is the end of the actual business year. Some business owners follow the traditional calendar year, January 1 through December 31, while others choose an alternative business year, June 1 through May 31 of the following year, for example.

 

For a detailed explanation of some of the documents described above, please read Company Formation Documents, Defined.

 

The 3 Key SEC Rules on Crowdfunding You Need to Know


By Brett Melson Sunday, May 22, 2016

The 3 Key SEC Rules on Crowdfunding You Need to Know

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally adopted exciting new rules that permit companies to raise money through crowdfunding.  As a result, companies will be able to raise up to $1 million in any 12-month period from a broad base of ordinary investors through the internet.

Persons contributing money will receive either an interest in the company (an equity stake) or a repayment of principal invested plus interest (through a debt instrument). Unsurprisingly, the jurisdiction of choice for most crowdfunding campaigns to incorporate is Delaware, because the Delaware corporate law structure is the best in the world.

Previously, raising money through crowdfunding involved one party providing money to an individual or company in exchange for some tangible goods. For example, a band raising money for a new album would accept contributions from fans in exchange for future free copies of the new album or band-related goods like T-shirts, concert tickets or key chains.

These crowdfunding offerings—tokens of gratitude, in a way—were conducted through popular internet sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Now, however, crowdfunding investors can obtain a piece of the actual company or make a loan to the company instead of an investment. Soon there will be other new and innovative crowdfunding campaign platforms to capitalize on the new rules enacted by the SEC.

However, the new SEC rules impose a number of requirements upon companies seeking to raise money through crowdfunding:

  • Companies will need to engage in crowdfunding through qualified internet "funding portals."  Many of these portals are preparing to begin operating now that the SEC's final rules have been passed. These portals will assist companies in meeting their requirements under the crowdfunding rules.
  • Companies will need to provide certain information to the SEC, the funding portal assisting in the offering and to the investors, including (but not limited to) the following types of disclosure:
  • a statement of the target offering amount, the deadline to meet the target amount and whether the company will accept amounts in excess of the target amount
  • a discussion of the company's financial condition
  • financial statements (which, depending on the amount raised as well as other factors, may need to be reviewed by an auditor)
  • a description of the company's business and intended use of the proceeds
  • Information about the Directors, officers and key owners of the company
  • Companies will also need to provide an annual statement to the SEC and investors containing all requested information. There are also limitations on the aggregate amount that individual investors can invest in crowdfunding offerings.

With the arrival of the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, the crowdfunding community now has clear definition on how to progress and how to further the potential of crowdfunding campaigns.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about starting a Delaware entity for your crowdfunding campaign. We will be glad to assist you.

 

Filing Delaware LLC Franchise Tax


By Veselin Ganev, Meri Weiss Tuesday, May 17, 2016

All Delaware LLCs and LPs must pay their annual Franchise Tax Fee on or before June 1. The state of Delaware currently issues its official LLC/LP Franchise Tax notices as a white, paper report. As your Delaware Registered Agent, Harvard Business Services, Inc., which represents over 39,000 Delaware LLCs and LPs, receives, sorts and mails all those paper notices to our clients.

By now you should have received the official notice; please note, however, it is possible you will receive your Franchise Tax notice after you have already paid online or over the telephone. If you’re unsure, please feel free to contact our Franchise Tax Department. The infographic below contains FAQs to further assist you. 

Filing Delaware LLC Franchise Tax

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Registro telematico dei testamenti: consultazione e privacy


Il registro generale dei testamenti è pronto per adeguarsi alla convenzione europea che prevede la comunicazione dei dati a esso destinati in forma telematica ma la disciplina dovrà tutelare il diritto alla privacy dei titolari di dati sensibili.

 Con un recente provvedimento il Garante della Privacy detta la linea sull’adeguamento agli strumenti telematici del Registro Generale dei Testamenti, formulando osservazioni a uno schema di regolamento predisposto dal Ministero della Giustizia per la trasmissione in formato elettronico dei dati relativi ai testamenti depositati presso i Notai della Repubblica.

In base alla Convenzione internazionale di Basilea del 1972 [1] infatti è stata prevista la creazione di un Registro Generale dei Testamenti nel quale devono essere trascritti tutti i testamenti ricevuti da un Notaio o depositati formalmente presso quest’ultimo nonché i verbali di pubblicazione dei testamenti stipulati a seguito dell’apertura di una successione, gli atti di ritiro di testamenti segreti e olografi depositati formalmente presso un Notaio e, infine, gli atti di revocazione e quelli di revocazione della revocazione rogati per mezzo di testamento per atto di Notaio.

Funzione del Registro è consentire agli interessati di conoscere l’esistenza di un testamento relativo a una persona deceduta, sia in Italia che presso uno dei Paesi che hanno ratificato la Convenzione [2], richiedendo apposito certificato degli atti di ultima volontà presenti nel Registro.

Quando un Notaio riceve un testamento o comunque uno degli atti sopra indicati è tenuto a trascrivere l’atto nel Registro trasmettendo apposita scheda contenente i dati del testamento o comunque dell’atto stipulato, i propri riferimenti nonché i dati personali del testatore o della persona che ha stipulato.

Secondo la legge di ratifica della Convenzione [3] la trasmissione di tali dati può avvenire anche telematicamente ma la relativa disciplina deve essere contenuta in apposito Regolamento, il cui schema è stato analizzato dal Garante della Privacy [4] che ha concluso per l’introduzione di correttivi atti a migliorare la tutela della segretezza degli atti di ultima volontà fintantoché il testatore sia ancora in vita.

Poiché non soltanto il contenuto del testamento ma l’informazione della sua stessa esistenza devono rimanere segrete fino alla morte del soggetto che ne è autore, il Garante ha richiesto un miglioramento delle modalità tecnico operative con cui avverrà la trasmissione telematica degli atti e dei relativi dati adottando non già le misure minime di sicurezza bensì quelle idonee al trattamento dei dati medesimi come, ad esempio, in caso di iscrizione degli atti non andata a buon fine per evitare che, nelle more della regolarizzazione, il documento e il suo contenuto non vada perso o divenga accessibile a terzi estranei che non ne hanno diritto.

A tutt’oggi invece la richiesta di accesso e consultazione del Registro generale dei testamenti avviene rivolgendo, di persona o per corrispondenza, apposita istanza in bollo da 16 Euro alla sede del Registro in via Padre Semeria n. 95 – 00154 Roma, oppure rivolgendosi presso uno degli archivi notarili distrettuali presenti sul territorio nazionale che provvederà a inoltrare la richiesta al Registro.

Per il modulo di richiesta nonché per ulteriori informazioni circa i costi dei certificati rilasciati dal Registro in merito all’esistenza o meno di testamenti in Italia o nei Paesi aderenti alla Convenzione si può consultare il sito internet del Ministero della Giustizia alla pagina https://www.giustizia.it/giustizia/it/mg_3_9_11.wp?tab=d

[1] Convenzione relativa alla istituzione di un sistema di registrazione dei testamenti, firmata a Basilea il 16 maggio 1972

[2] Oltre all’Italia hanno ratificato la Convenzione Francia, Cipro, Turchia, Belgio, Paesi Bassi, Portogallo, Lussemburgo, Spagna, Estonia, Lituania, Ucraina.

[3] Si tratta della L. 25 maggio 1981, n. 307.

[4] Provvedimento n. 618 del 25 novembre 2015 consultabile su http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home/docweb/-/docweb-display/docweb/4538494

– See more at: http://www.laleggepertutti.it/107208_registro-telematico-dei-testamenti-consultazione-e-privacy#sthash.oXwn1WTi.dpuf

 

Fonte :        La Legge per tutti

http://www.laleggepertutti.it/107208_registro-telematico-dei-testamenti-consultazione-e-privacy

Ho consultato l'Ufficiale di stato civile del mio comune di residenza….

non vi è alcun obbligo da parte dei comuni al ricevimento di una notizia/certificato di decesso di comunicare alcunchè a nessuno e tantomeno verificare se siste un testamento….

quindi il consiglio è di informare uno o meglio più conoscienti che si relazionano abitualmente con voi di aver depositato un testamento e presso quale notaio….

e che provvedano ad informare gli eredi e/o il notaio…

Se avete amicizie negli uffici del vostro comune, informate (in via confidenziale) i funzionari del comune di ultima residenza anche se, ed anzi, soprattutto se:

siete iscritti AIRE ai quali arriverà certamente comunicazione per la cancellazione dagli elenchi elettorali e di stato civile.

Alla morte di un parente ricordate che siete voi che dovete preoccuparvi di verificare se esiste un testamento spendendo 16€ di carte da bollo….

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Un giornalista tedesco con le palle. D’acciaio

   

 

L'assemblea generale dell'ONU ha dichiarato il 3 maggio la Giornata mondiale della libertà di stampa per evidenziare l'importanza della libertà di stampa e ricordare ai governi i loro doveri per far rispettare l'articolo 19 della dichiarazione universale dei diritti umani e celebrare l'anniversario
 
 

BERLINO. Udo Ufkotte, per anni caporedattore ed ex-direttore del quotidiano Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, è diventato celebre per aver rivelato un’intervista a RT nel 2014 come molti giornalisti europei siano a libro-paga della Cia, della finanza e dei politici, confessando di essere lui stesso a servizio dei servizi americani. “Bought Journalism. How Politicians, Intelligence and High Finance Control German’s Mass Media”, si intitola il suo primo saggio, nel quale ha trascritto molte delle rivelazioni televisive che lo hanno reso celebre.

A cominciare dalla “confessione”: «Sono stato giornalista per circa 25 anni, e sono stato istruito a mentire, tradire e a non dire la verità al pubblico. Ma vedendo il mese scorso come i media tedeschi e statunitensi cerca di presentare la guerra alla gente in Europa, d’istigare la guerra alla Russia, si è nel punto di non ritorno. Ho intenzione di oppormi e dire: non è giusto quello che ho fatto in passato, manipolare le persone; fare propaganda contro la Russia; e non è giusto quello che i miei colleghi fanno e hanno fatto in passato, perché sono corrotti per tradire le persone non solo in Germania, ma in tutta Europa.

«Se vedete i media tedeschi, in particolare i miei colleghi che giorno per giorno scrivono contro i russi; (questi giornalisti) aderiscono ad organizzazioni transatlantiche, e sono sostenuti dagli Stati Uniti. Gente come me: sono diventato cittadino onorario dello Stato dell’Oklahoma negli Stati Uniti. Perché? Perché scrivevo pezzi filo-americani. Sono stato aiutato dalla Central Intelligence Agency, la CIA. Perché? Perché sono filo-americano. Ne sono stufo; non voglio farlo più, e così ho appena scritto un libro, non per guadagnare soldi, ma per dare alle persone di questo Paese, la Germania, di Europa e del mondo solo un assaggio di ciò che accade dietro le quinte».

Naturalmente, è da decenni che i servizi segreti usano i media mainstream per diffondere la loro propaganda e sarebbe ingenuo credere che oggi sia diverso. Sicché la denuncia di Udo Ufkotte continua a far riflettere ogni qual volta si legge di Medio Oriente, o di Panama Papers, o di altro su cui sorge il sospetto che, vi sia molto di più di quanto appaia.

Racconta Ufkotte: «La maggior parte dei giornalisti che si vedono nei Paesi esteri dicono di essere giornalisti e potrebbero esserlo, giornalisti europei o statunitensi. Ma molti, come me in passato, hanno la cosiddetta copertura non ufficiale, come dicono gli statunitensi. La copertura non ufficiale cosa significa? Non lavorate per un’agenzia d’intelligence, ma li aiutate se volete che vi aiutino, ma quando (il pubblico) scopre che non sei solo un giornalista ma anche una spia (la CIA) non dirà mai che siete uno dei suoi. Quindi, l’aiutai in diverse situazioni e me ne vergogno.

«Questo riguarda solo i giornalisti tedeschi? No, penso che sia particolarmente il caso dei giornalisti inglesi, perché hanno un rapporto assai più stretto. Come lo è soprattutto per i giornalisti israeliani, e naturalmente per i giornalisti francesi… australiani e di quelli provenienti da Nuova Zelanda, Taiwan, beh, molti Paesi… come la Giordania, per esempio. A volte le agenzie d’intelligence arrivano nel vostro ufficio e vogliono che scriviate un articolo…

«Ricordo solo (ad esempio) l’agenzia d’intelligence estera tedesca, un mera organizzazione sorella della Central Intelligence Agency che l’ha fondata. Così un giorno il BND si presenta nel mio ufficio al Frankfurter Allgemeine, a Francoforte, e voleva che scrivessi un articolo sulla Libia e il Colonnello Muammar Gheddafi. Non avevo assolutamente informazioni segrete riguardo al Colonnello Muammar Gheddafi e alla Libia. Ma mi diedero quei (documenti) segreti e volevano solo che firmassi l’articolo con il mio nome. Lo feci e fu pubblicato sulla Frankfurter Allgemeine (un articolo) proveniente dall’agenzia d’intelligence estera tedesca.

«Pensate davvero che questo sia giornalismo, con le agenzie d’intelligence che scrivono gli articoli. L’articolo fu stampato nel mondo due giorni dopo, ma non avevo alcuna informazione, furono le agenzie d’intelligence che vollero che scrivessi quell’articolo. Non è così che il giornalismo dovrebbe funzionare, con le agenzie d’intelligence che decidono ciò che va stampato oppure no».

Lo stesso Ulfkotte affermò, in un’intervista pubblicata sul blog di Beppe Grillo, che “un giornalista italiano può ricevere fino a 20.000 dollari per scrivere articoli filo statunitensi”. Ovviamente le rivelazioni del giornalista tedesco, il quale accusa senza mezzi termini buona parte della stampa mainstream europea, capi redattori in testa, di essersi venduti a loro volta agli Stati Uniti, continua a suscitare un fuoco di sbarramento da parte dei media, benché Ulfkotte che ha lavorato – ripeto – per oltre diciassette anni nel principale giornale tedesco, la Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, non sia l’ultimo degli arrivati.

Infatti, non è stato smentito e continua a scrivere libri sull’argomento e a partecipare a dibattiti televisivi, durante i quali non si parla soltanto dei giornalisti, ma anche dei politici in vendita, di un mondo sempre più assoggettato al potere d’acquisto “ della ristretta lobby dell’industria finanziaria mondiale”. Insomma è una personalità con le palle d’acciaio, il collega Ulfkotte. Quanto di meglio da ricordare nel World press freedom day, made in UNESCO, che si celebra domani, il 3 di maggio.

Fonte:  http://www.linkiesta.it/it/blog-post/2016/05/03/un-giornalista-tedesco-con-le-palle-dacciaio/24189/

N.d.R.  questo vi dice molto su chi abbia provocato, come si sia formato e sia scaturito  l'affare "Panama Pampers" ed a cosa serva l' NSA e la CIA…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L’importanza di avere il passaporto

passaporto

Cittadinanza e passaporto.

.La Treccani fornisce la seguente definizione di cittadinanza:

Condizione di appartenenza di un individuo a uno Stato, con i diritti e i doveri che tale relazione comporta; tra i primi, vanno annoverati in particolare i diritti politici, ovvero il diritto di voto e la possibilità di ricoprire pubblici uffici; tra i secondi, il dovere di fedeltà e l’obbligo di difendere lo Stato, nei limiti e modi stabiliti dalla legge.

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> Nomad Bill 08.01.2016

Se sei cittadino dello Stato italiano hai tutti i diritti ed i doveri che la Costituzione e le leggi italiane riconoscono ed impongono.

Per i Nomadi Fiscali uno dei diritti più importanti che la cittadinanza di uno Stato può offrire è quello di ottenere il passaporto. Con questo documento, spesso sottovalutato, puoi viaggiare all’estero e visitare i Paesi al di fuori della Unione Europea.

 La Costituzione Italiana recita all’art. 16, comma 2:

Ogni cittadino è libero di uscire dal territorio della Repubblica e di rientrarvi, salvo gli obblighi di legge.  

poi ribadisce all’art.35, comma 4:

Riconosce la libertà di emigrazione, salvo gli obblighi stabiliti dalla legge nell’interesse generale, e tutela il lavoro italiano all’estero.

Quindi il rilascio del passaporto non riveste carattere di concessione né è un atto discrezionale della pubblica amministrazione ma è, al massimo, da intendersi come autorizzazione. Il rilascio, tuttavia, può essere precluso in casi particolari.

Ma perché cittadinanza e passaporto sono così importanti?

Per i Nomadi Fiscali è fondamentale sviluppare una strategia di internazionalizzazione della vita privata e professionale applicando la teoria delle bandiere, quindi è necessario avere la possibilità di viaggiare, cambiare Stato di residenza, aprire una attività, avere un conto corrente o acquistare un immobile distribuendo “bandiere” in un certo numero di Paesi differenti. Documento indispensabile per potersi muovere liberamente al di fuori della Unione Europea è appunto il passaporto.

Non tutti i passaporti sono uguali.  

In base ad accordi bilaterali tra Stati, il passaporto offre al cittadino di uno Stato la possibilità di visitarne un’altro senza dover chiedere preventivamente il visto di accesso.

Ad esempio, sei hai il passaporto italiano, con gli accordi esistenti nel 2015, puoi entrare in 171 Stati esteri senza dover chiedere il visto di entrata.

Questo ti consente di visitare uno di quei 171 Stati senza dover informare le autorità prima del viaggio. Arrivato alla frontiera, se tutti i documenti sono in regola, potrai entrare liberamente nel Paese che vuoi visitare. Ovviamente il timbro sul passaporto rimarrà a futura memoria ma, in alcuni casi, può risultare conveniente non essere costretti a dare notizia preventiva dei propri spostamenti.

L’ Associazione Internazionale per il Trasporto Aereo (IATA) compila annualmente una classifica dei passaporti in base al numero dei Paesi in cui si può entrare senza il visto. Per il 2015 il passaporto tricolore si piazza in terza posizione con 171 Stati.

Nelle prime 3 posizioni troviamo:

  1. Con 173 Stati visitabili senza il visto, Germania e Gran Bretagna.
  2. Con 172, Finlandia, Svezia e USA.
  3. Con 171, Corea del Sud, Danimarca, Francia, Giappone, Italia, Lussemburgo, Olanda e Norvegia.

Nelle ultime 3 posizioni invece:

Somalia(30), Iraq (29) e Afganistan (25).

E’ evidente che i passaporti non sono tutti uguali e non tutti i cittadini hanno la medesima possibilità di movimento. Su questo fronte, come italiani, siamo fortunati. Conoscere la differenza di “qualità” tra i passaporti sarà fondamentale se deciderai di ottenere una seconda cittadinanza. 

Perché devi correre a fare il passaporto?

Da quando non è più obbligatorio per viaggiare in Unione Europea, il numero di possessori di passaporto in Italia è diminuito sensibilmente. Richiederlo costa intorno ai 100 euro e ti costringe a fare code per preparare le solite scartoffie. Quindi è molto comune per un italiano, già oberato da tante altre inutili pratiche burocratiche, fare richiesta del passaporto solo quando lo ritiene indispensabile, salvo a volte scoprire che ormai è troppo tardi.

Sai, ad esempio, che se sei genitore di un figlio minorenne per richiedere o rinnovare il passaporto devi avere il consenso del coniuge?

Sai che, in caso di divorzio o separazione, hai bisogno del consenso del giudice tutelare?

Ti auguro di non avere mai problemi coniugali ma, con l’attuale tasso di separazione al 50% nei primi 5 anni di matrimonio, le chances che il diritto di viaggiare liberamente dopo il “si, lo voglio” possa ridursi drasticamente sono di una su due.

Altro esempio, sai che se hai pendenze con il fisco ti può essere negato il passaporto?

L’art. 3 della legge 1185/67 prescrive:

Non possono ottenere il passaporto coloro che debbano espiare una pena restrittiva della libertà’ personale o soddisfare una multa o ammenda.

Basta un problemino con Equitalia per dire addio alla crociera ai Caraibi. 

Se non lo hai già fatto, corri a fare il passaporto.

 

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Keep your Delaware LLC or Corporation in Compliance

keep your Delaware LLC or corporation in compliance

By Devin Scott Monday, May 2, 2016          

How to Keep your Delaware LLC or Corporation in Compliance

Once a business is incorporated in Delaware, there are generally two annual fees that business owners who operate their companies outside of Delaware need to pay in order to remain in compliance. These are the annual Franchise Tax Fee and the annual Registered Agent Fee.

For companies that operate in Delaware in a brick-and-mortar business, home business or online business, there are additional requirements to maintain compliance, such as business licenses or permits.

Delaware Franchise Tax:

Franchise Tax is an annual fee paid to the Division of Corporations for the privilege of owning a business incorporated in Delaware. For an LLC or LP, the cost of your Franchise Tax is currently $300 per year, which is a flat-rate unrelated to the company’s income. The LLC/LP Franchise Tax is due each year on or before June 1. If you don’t pay by the due date, you will be charged a late fee as well as interest; in addition, your Delaware company will lose its Good Standing status until the Franchise Tax Fee, late fee and interest are paid in full.

For a minimum stock corporation, (companies with 5,000 shares of stock, or less) your Franchise Tax is currently $225 a year, which is a flat-rate unrelated to the company’s income.

For a maximum stock corporation, (companies with more than 5,000 shares) your Franchise Tax will be at least $300 and can increase based on a number of factors. If your Delaware corporation Franchise Tax Fee is not paid on or before March 1 of each year, you will be charged a late fee as well as interest, and your Delaware corporation will lose its Good Standing status until the Franchise Tax Fee, late fee and interest are paid in full.

Registered Agent Fee:

The second compliance requirement for Delaware is the Registered Agent Fee. The Delaware Registered Agent’s job is to forward service of process and serve as a liaison between your company and the state of Delaware. When Harvard Business Services, Inc. receives correspondence from the Delaware Secretary of State for your company, we will send it to the Communications Contact for your company. We will also monitor your Franchise Tax status and remind you when it’s time to pay it. Failure to pay your Registered Agent fees on time may result in penalties and/or loss of your Good Standing Status.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to keep your Delaware LLC or corporation in compliance, please feel free to call Harvard Business Services, Inc. at 1-800-345-CORP.

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Web Hosting Comparison: Top 50 Web Hosting Companies 2016

There are a ton of web hosting companies on the web and countless web hosting comparisons, reviews, coupons and deals of those hosting companies also exists. And almost all of the bloggers recommends at least one web hosting company of their choice.

The problem is, the web hosting provider recommended by ‘Blogger A’ could be the worst rated hosting company by ‘Blogger B’ or vice versa. Again, a good percentage of the bloggers or the “best web hosting reviews and ratings” are biased.

For instance, HostGator.com is among the Top 10 Web Hosting Companies (actually at #2) by PC Magazine in 2015 and its Editor Rating is EXCELLENT (Screenshot) — when it’s easily one of the worst rated host in 2015.

And recently I noticed that an ‘award-winning’ blogger was promoting a Black Friday deal of a web hosting company that he otherwise loved to hate. Then again, there are bloggers who is hosting their website with ‘Host A’ but they are promoting ‘Host B’. You know why? Affiliate commissions. Period.

Web Hosting: Everything (Almost) You Need To Know

Today, I just wanted to give you my personal perspective about “web hosting”. And no, I’m neither going to write an individual review of a host nor going to recommend a specific host.

Instead, my goal is to discuss several aspects of web hosting plus compare some of the most popular web hosting companies (with a price comparison chart). I believe you can choose a web hosting plan by yourself once you go through the entire article.

I have organized the article into different sections to make it more readable and here you go:

What You Need To Know About… — Click To Scroll

Web Hosting Companies: What You Need To Know

If you Google “web hosting companies” then most probably you will land on at least any one of the following websites (either directly from search results or indirectly from other web pages): BlueHost, iPage, HostGator, FatCow, JustHost, EasyCGI, Dotster, Dot5Hosting, HostMonster, HostNine, iPower, StartLogic, PowWeb, PureHost, Globat, Netfirms, Apollo Hosting, ResellerClub, Directi, BigRock, A Small Orange, Arvixe, Domain.com, or Site5.

Now what’s the point? Simple! They’re just different brands of a single web hosting company called Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG).

Who is EIG?

EIG is the world’s largest web hosting company (or rather a holding company) with at least 50 brands and they combinedly have millions of customers.

Is that a good thing? No, not at all. Because they’ve ruined (almost) all the brands that they have acquired. The best example is HostGator.com. It was once the best web hosting company (this blog was also hosted there for the first 6-7 years).

I haven’t moved out of HostGator even after its acquisition by EIG as it didn’t change the management or service at first. And then the impact was visible as eventually the best rated customer service became the worst rated.

For instance, the Live Chat waiting period increased to 30 minutes from less than 7  minutes. If I remember correctly they used to have “Flash Sales” only twice or thrice a year, until 2011-12. And now, they have a “Flash Sale” every single week. No one’s buying HostGator, eh?

And if you check web hosting reviews sites then you will see that almost all the top spots are dominated by EIG owned brands. Perhaps those review sites are endorsed by EIG itself or maybe it’s just a coincidence (:D).

Let me now explore some of the popular (I said ‘popular’ and not the ‘BEST’ as there’s no definite way to know if they are the bestest or not) hosting companies out there. And I have included both EIG and Non-EIG web hosting companies for you as one of them could still be the right choice for you in terms of features or pricing or whatever.

EIG = An EIG Brand
UK2 = An UK2 Brand
* = WordPress Hosting
Strikeout = Not Recommended

I tried my best to classify the hosting providers as accurately as possible but please do let me know if you do spot an error. Anyway, it’s just a matter of time before a ‘Popular Non-EIG Host’ becomes a ‘Popular EIG Host’.

Because most of the popular EIG brands (like BlueHost, HostGator, Site5, etc.) were once an independent web hosting company and EIG acquired all of them. In fact, they’re literally trying to acquire each and every hosting brand — big or small — on the web to dominate the industry.

It’s worth mentioning that they even offered to buy the web hosting company (which didn’t even exist) of a friend who was just a reseller. So, if you start a web hosting company and make it look good then EIG will probably make you an offer that you can’t refuse. 😀

Coming back…

Web Hosting Plans: What You Should Know

There are several types of web hosting plans  that one should be aware of — and the most common ones are:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server Hosting (or VPS Hosting)
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Managed Hosting

I will give you a brief idea about what it is and what it means to you. And there are so many technical terms and catches — in a web hosting plan — which I have explained below under “Web Hosting Catches” and “Web Hosting Features”.

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is the most popular — and also the most affordable — web hosting plan. It’s super-easy to manage a shared hosting plan and it’s equally good for beginners as well as experienced webmasters. Shared hosting basically means that you’re sharing your server (resources as well as the cost) with hundreds (or even thousands) of other websites. And that makes it affordable for everyone.

The majority of websites on the web are actually hosted on a shared hosting plan. It can cost as low as $1 per month to as high as $25 per month depending upon the hosting brand and their resources. If you have a new website or an existing blog or website that’s not getting a lot of traffic then a shared hosting plan is all what you need.

Also, it’s good for a personal website or a small business website (assuming that they do not get a ton of traffic every single day and all they need is an online presence plus business email). And hey, a shared hosting is all you need to host multiple websites as well — as long as they are not getting thousands of visits a day.

Reseller Hosting

Reseller Hosting takes shared hosting to its next level by allocating specific disk space and bandwidth to a user. So, if you want to host all your websites and need separate control panel then you can go for a reseller plan.

It’s easy to manage and is more cost effective when compared to other options like VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting (explained below). What’s more? You can even start your own web hosting business in your brand name by reselling your server space.

Your customers obviously won’t get the technical support directly from the web hosting company but you can get it for them (without their knowledge) when there is a server related issue. Reseller hosting is super-popular among web designers who develops and manages the websites of their clients.

Again, web hosting companies may also have a “reseller program” in which the web hosting company offers a discount to their resellers. It’s again created for web designers and developers who manages and maintains the websites of their clients.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

Virtual Private Server, more commonly known as VPS, can be considered as a virtual machine or a reseller hosting on steroids. It basically means that the web hosting company is sharing a dedicated server (that is, the processing power of the server) with multiple users.

However, it gives you better control as if you own a dedicated server because unlike a shared hosting or reseller hosting, VPS comes with dedicated memory plus gives you root access (to install advanced software or to customize your virtual machine). So it works like a dedicated server though it doesn’t exist physically.

You can manage a VPS hosting just like a shared hosting plan. And it gives the comfort of all the hosting plans (shared, reseller, and dedicated) to some extent without costing a lot of money. And it’s the next best option once you started overusing the resources of a shared hosting plan.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting is tricky as it’s marketed in different ways by different hosts. Anyway, cloud hosting basically means that the web hosting companies combine their servers (or the computing power) to form a massive pool of resources and they divide it and sell it labelling as a ‘virtual cloud’.

Cloud hosting can be considered as a VPS hosting on steroids. Because both exists virtually. It’s just that a VPS hosting is formed from a single server (or maybe a few) while cloud hosting is formed from a cluster of servers.

Some hosts are offering cloud hosting instead of VPS Hosting while others offer both. The billing of cloud hosting also varies as it can be resource based billing or fixed monthly billing (like a regular hosting plan).

Cloud hosting is more costly when compared to VPS hosting but it has its own advantages like scalability (it will scale up when there’s a traffic spike) and reliability (your data is copied to servers across different geographies).

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated Hosting gives you total control over the server because you’re actually renting a physical server. It’s one of the most expensive web hosting plan as a server is dedicated to one person and you’re not sharing your resources with anyone else.

Dedicated servers are essential for large e-commerce websites or blogs/websites with millions of pageviews a month. So, there are no such thing as server outage caused by other users and you don’t have to worry about security as no one else has access to your server. And you can install any software that you want to. Dedicated hosting is 2x to 5x more costlier than a VPS hosting.

Managed Hosting

Managed Hosting (especially Managed WordPress Hosting) is becoming increasingly popular these days with a lot of companies offering different plans and different pricing. So, what is it? Managed hosting means that you do not have to worry about the technical aspects of your CMS-powered website.

Your web hosting company will manage it for you (including server, backups, updates, security, staging, uptime monitoring, page loading speed, etc.). so that you can focus on publishing (or rather the business). Plus, you might also get additional support for your CMS (WordPress, Joomla, etc.). Managed hosting is obviously the most expensive hosting plan though it may not look so expensive.

For instance, WPEngine (one of the most popular managed WordPress hosting service) was charging a friend almost $600 per month when her monthly pageviews hit over a million. Meanwhile, a dedicated hosting won’t cost more than $200-$300 per month and it can easily handle a million pageviews with proper optimization.

That said, managed hosting is still recommended for those who want a peace of mind and don’t mind its overpricing.

Web Hosting Catches: What You Need To Know

Here are few web hosting catches that you should be aware of while signing up for a new web hosting plan. I believe it’s more useful and relevant for those who are going to purchase a web hosting plan for the first time.

1. Unlimited Web Hosting

You might have already come across web hosting plans with unlimited domains, disk space, bandwidth, databases, emails, etc. However, the reality is that there’s no such thing as an “unlimited hosting plan”. The reason is pretty simple, a hardware with unlimited disk space do not exist. It’s just a marketing tactic practised by the web hosting companies to make their hosting plans super-attractive.

Web hosting companies are basically overselling the disk space and bandwidth as they assume that a website do not use more than a certain disk space and bandwidth. And what happens when you cross the limit? Well, they will simply suspend your account and of course they can do it.

When you sign up for a web hosting plan you accept their terms of service and it usually says they will suspend your account when you host say more than 100,000 files or uses say 25% of  the server resources or something like that. Or, they will give you a warning and will push you to upgrade your web hosting plan (of course by purchasing one of their costlier VPS hosting or dedicated hosting plan).

When you buy a web hosting plan, you’re actually paying for disk space, bandwidth, and CPU (processing power). And it costs the web hosting provider too. So it means that the more disk space, bandwidth, and processing you use the more it will cost the web hosting provider.

On the flipside, if you are not using the allocated resources then it means that you are paying for something that you are not using. If you purchased an “unlimited web hosting” and is hosting a lot of websites in the same account then it can lead to a higher usage and your hosting company may raise a red flag.

For instance, here are few excerpts from the “Terms of Service” of:

BlueHost

Bluehost does NOT provide unlimited space for online storage, backups, or archiving of electronic files, documents, log files, etc., and any such prohibited use of the Services will result in the termination of Subscriber’s account, with or without notice. Accounts with a large number of files (inode count in excess of 200,000) can have an adverse affect on server performance. Bluehost may request that the number of files/inodes, database tables, or total database usage be reduced to ensure proper performance or may terminate the Subscriber’s account, with or without notice.

HostGator

You may not: Use twenty-five percent (25%) or more of our system resources for longer than ninety (90) seconds at a time. Activities that could cause this excessive use, include but are not limited to: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.

The use of more than two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) inodes on any shared or reseller account may result in a warning, and if no action is taken to reduce the excessive use of inodes, your account may be suspended. Every file (i.e. a webpage, image file, email, etc.) on your account uses up one (1) inode.

InMotion Hosting

Customer agrees that Customer shall not use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of Company’s servers. The maximum number of files is 50,000 per account. Any violation of this policy may result in corrective action by Company, including assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement, which actions may be taken in Company’s sole and absolute discretion. If Company takes any corrective action under this section, Customer shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such action.

iPage

iPage reserves the right to suspend, discontinue or delete the accounts of Users whose use of disk space, bandwidth or other resources results in or presents the risk of degradation of service to other customers, regardless of the amount of disk space, bandwidth or other resources included in the User’s plan.

User agrees that User shall not use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of iPage’s servers. Any violation of this policy may result in corrective action by iPage, including assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement, which actions may be taken in iPage’s sole and absolute discretion.

I have highlighted the terms of service of only four hosts — BlueHost (unlimited hosting hugely endorsed by its affiliates), HostGator (hugely promoted cPanel host with an unlimited plan), InMotion Hosting (this blog is hosted by InMotion Hosting), and iPage (one of the most popular unlimited web hosting with a lot of freebies) — as they are ones hugely promoted by its affiliates. All web hosting companies (especially the ones with shared hosting plans) will have a similar terms of service.

2. Data Backups

You know the importance of backups, right? Ideally, all web hosting companies (at least the popular ones) are supposed to offer free backups. But that’s not the case. Once again, let me show you few excerpts from the terms of service of BlueHost, HostGator, InMotion Hosting, and iPage.

BlueHost

For its own operational efficiencies and purposes, Bluehost from time to time backs up data on its servers, but is under no obligation or duty to Subscriber to do so under these Terms. Bluehost will not attempt to back up accounts that exceed 50,000 files or 30 Gigs of space for any reason.

HostGator

If an account exceeds one hundred thousand (100,000) inodes it will be automatically removed from our backup system to avoid over-usage, however, databases will still be backed up as a courtesy in our sole discretion.

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting maintains, as a convenience to its clients, regular automated data backups on accounts equal to or less than 10 gigabytes in total size. This service is included only with Business Class or Virtual Private Server hosting accounts and is provided at no additional charge. Hosting accounts greater than 10 gigabytes in size will not be included in regular data backups; this service is, however, available for an additional service charge for accounts exceeding the 10 gigabyte size limit.

iPage

iPage does not maintain backup copies of User Web sites or e-mail. iPage cannot guarantee that the contents of a Web site will never be deleted or corrupted, or that a backup of a Web site will always be available. IT IS THE USER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE OFFLINE, BACK-UP COPIES OF THE USER’S WEB SITE AND USER CONTENT AND DATA. NOTE: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT USERS BACKUP FILES OFFLINE, EVEN IF USER PURCHASES OR HAS PRODUCTS, SUCH AS SITE BACKUP AND RESTORE.

As you can see, BlueHost, HostGator, and InMotion Hosting offers free backups but it comes with a catch. Meanwhile, iPage do not offer free backups at all (but remember a 3-year iPage hosting plan costs 60% less than the other hosts).

So, always check whether the web hosting plan that you are planning to buy comes with a free data backup service and read the terms associated with it. Also, check whether their control panel has the option to create manual backups.

Most of the standard and premium cPanel web hosting companies (like BlueHost, InMotion Hosting, etc.) gives the option to create manual backups of your full web hosting account. But if it’s a low-cost web hosting plan then you might not get that option unless you pay for it.

For example, HostMetro.com offers an affordable cPanel web hosting (and it’s unlimited too). But they do not offer the “Backup” option in cPanel and it costs an extra $19.95/year. However, they do offer weekly automatic backups for accounts that are using less than 1 GB disk space though they do not guarantee it.

And yeah, always have your own local backups. Just in case.

3. Promotional Pricing

Promotional Pricing is one of the most underrated web hosting aspect. You probably noticed, by now, that almost all web hosting companies are running promotions 24 x 7 and 365 days a year. They run promotions like 20-50% OFF every single day and during special occasions like Black Friday, New Year, July 4th, etc. the discounts can be as high as 80-90%. It’s a good thing, right? Well, not necessarily. Here’s why (scrolls below).

What you should realize is that the discounts are applicable for the first billing term (or the initial term) only. The best example is iPage.com. As of today, the iPage Essential Hosting Plan (their unlimited hosting plan) costs just $23.88 for 1 year, and $47.76 for 2 years, and $71.64 for 3 years as the current promotion is 83% OFF.

It’s an affordable web hosting plan, right? Think again. Because the renewal costs are $155.40 for 1 year, $286.80 for 2 years, and $394.20 for 3 years. In other words, $155.40 per year for a mediocre web hosting plan when you can buy a premium web hosting plan for less than $120 per year.

Don’t be surprised if you didn’t read about it in one of the reviews by a blogger. If you didn’t sign up because of renewal pricing then it costs them an affiliate bounty of $100 (or more).

4. Auto-Renewal

Almost all web hosting plans renew your web hosting plan automatically unless you disabled it manually after signing up (yes, you can do it). It also means that they will renew your account even if you didn’t want to. So if you purchased a domain name or few add-ons like Domain Privacy, SSL, Backup, Security, etc. along with a web hosting plan then they will renew all of them and it will cost you accordingly.

Needless to say, you will be billed at regular pricing and NOT at the promotional pricing. The first thing that I do after purchasing a domain name or hosting or almost anything that comes with a recurring fee is disabling its automatic billing (unless I want it otherwise).

5. Money-back Guarantee

All web hosting companies offer a money-back guarantee of at least 30 days. It means that you can cancel your plan anytime within this period and you will get a full refund. However, most of the money-back guarantees also comes with a catch. For instance, if you purchased a domain name (or another add-on) along with the web hosting plan then you won’t get its refund.

The best example is again an iPage Essential Hosting Plan. iPage’s hosting plan came with an “Anytime Money-back Guarantee” when they launched the service. It means we can cancel our iPage account and get the full refund anytime, right? Wrong. They will issue a full refund only if you cancel the account within the first 30 days.

But still it’s good as we can cancel the account, say after 3 months, and get the balance amount, right? Wrong. There’s a cancellation fee of $35 and if you registered a domain name through iPage then there’s another $15 domain fee.

It means that, if the total cost of your iPage web hosting plan was $50 (including a domain name) then you do not get any refund at all. And if you cancelled the account within the 30-day period then you get a refund of $35 (and not the full $50) assuming that you registered a domain name as well during the signup process.

iPage is now offering a “30-Day Money-Back Guarantee” and not an “Anytime Money-Back Guarantee”. But the above terms are still the same. There’s still a $35 cancellation fee and $15 domain fee.

Now you know that the unconditional money-back guarantees are actually conditional, right?

That said, a 30-day money-back guarantee should be enough for you to try a new host. If you’re happy with their service then you can continue with them or else cancel it. For instance, the person who recommended InMotion Hosting to me claimed that they have better hardware and server performance when compared to HostGator.com and when I finally signed up I was convinced.

Because there was a significant page loading time improvement (as I compared the Pingdom test results before and after migration). And the 30-day period (actually InMotion Hosting offers a 90-day money back guarantee) was enough for me to assess their email and live chat support, performance, etc.

6. Cheap Web Hosting Plans

A cheap web hosting plan (say one costs less than $3 per month or $36 per year) is NOT necessarily the worst web hosting plan. For instance, the first web hosting plan that I purchased costed just $10 per year and it was enough for me to host a static HTML website plus to get my first @example.com email address.

That said, I didn’t consider hosting plans that are ultra-cheap on this comparison but I have included as many popular web hosts as I can — from all categories. You need to make sure that you are purchasing the hosting from a “brand” (even if it’s small) and not from an individual or someone who is reselling server space. It’s simply not reliable.

That’s why I have included some of the popular affordable web hosting plans (considering their first billing as well as renewal pricing). For instance, ASmallOrange.com (it’s an EIG brand) have a “tiny” web hosting plan that costs just $35 per year (for renewals as well). And it comes with 500 MB disk space and 5 GB bandwidth which I believe is enough for a personal website or a portfolio website.

So, if I want to start a personal blog that won’t attract hundreds of daily visits for the first 3 years then it’s a better choice for me (knowing that I can’t expect the server performance or features of a shared hosting plan by InMotion Hosting, SiteGround, etc.). However, you should buy only a standard web hosting plan (and never an affordable hosting plan) if your website means a lot to you.

Web Hosting Features: What You Should Know

I’m not a web hosting geek and I do not understand all the stuff related to web hosting. However, I do know — and can explain — the basic things surrounding a web hosting plan. And I believe you should also know about it before purchasing your first (or even second 😉 ) web hosting plan.

Here I will walk you through 15 web hosting terms and features that you will come across while you’re researching a web hosting company (or its hosting plans). It’s applicable for shared web hosting plans only and not for Reseller, VPS, Dedicated, etc. as I imagine its customers know what they are purchasing and what they are getting.

  1. Hosting Platforms — Linux & Windows
  2. Control Panel — cPanel, vDeck, Plesk, etc.
  3. Free Domain Name
  4. Disk Space
  5. Bandwidth
  6. Databases
  7. Subdomains
  8. Parked Domains
  9. Addon Domains
  10. Email Accounts
  11. FTP Accounts
  12. Free Website Migration
  13. 24/7 Technical Support — Live Chat, Email, Phone
  14. One-Click Script Installs — Fantastico, Softaculous, etc.
  15. Dedicated IP Address

Let me now briefly explore one-by-one for you.

1. Hosting Platforms — Linux & Windows

Linux and Windows hosting are the two most popular hosting platforms and both of them are reliable. So, it’s not about the performance. Also, just because you’re running Windows on your PC doesn’t mean that you should go for a Windows hosting. It doesn’t work that way. Instead, it’s all about your requirements and the kind of technologies that you want to use.

Linux is the most popular operating system in the world when it comes to web servers. It support almost all the common and popular programming languages like Perl, PHP, etc. However, if you want to host ASP.NET pages then you will need a Windows hosting. When it comes to cost, Linux hosting plans are cheaper (as Linux is free and open-source) than Windows hosting.

Some web hosting companies offer both Linux as well as Windows hosting plans while others support only one of these platform.

2. Control Panel — cPanel, vDeck, Plesk, etc.

The control panel offered by the web hosting company is the next thing that one should consider while selecting a web hosting plan. cPanel is the most popular (and most loved) control panel for the Linux platform (it’s not supported on Windows).

A cPanel based hosting is recommended as the most popular web hosting companies offer cPanel hosting and that makes website migrations hassle-free. Because migrating a website from a cPanel hosting to another cPanel hosting is very simple and most of the web hosting companies do it for free.

There are more control panels like Plesk, vDeck, etc. and then there are proprietary control panels (owned by the hosting companies) as well.

3. Free Domain Name

Most of the standard as well as premium web hosting plans (sometimes affordable hosting plans as well) offer a free domain name when you opt annual, biennial, or triennial billing. However, I would say you don’t go for it.

It’s better to buy a domain name from a domain registrar like GoDaddy.com or Namecheap.com and hosting from a provider of your choice for two reasons. If you buy a domain name from a web hosting company (who is not a domain registrar) then they will charge you premium rates for domain renewals.

Also, when you cancel a web hosting plan they won’t issue a refund for the domain fee. So, it can cost you $15-$35 (depending upon the host). On the other side, if all your domain names are in one account (say with GoDaddy.com) then it’s a lot more easier to manage your domain names and switch hosting companies.

4. Disk Space

Disk Space is similar to the hard drive space available on your computer. The more space you have, the more files you can store. Likewise, if a web hosting plan comes with 1 GB disk space then it means you can store files whose size adds up to 1 GB.

So, you can’t upload 2,000 photos to your server (if each photo is of the size 1 MB). Needless to say, you can’t use your web hosting account as a cloud storage (as a backup service or  to store large music/video files).

5. Bandwidth

Bandwidth is also known as Data Transfer and it’s similar to the bandwidth allocated by your Internet provider. Your Internet provider may offer you unlimited bandwidth or they can limit it to say 100 GB per month. When you exceed the allocated bandwidth, you have to stop using the Internet or pay for the additional usage.

Likewise, the amount of traffic (or visitors per month) that your website can handle ultimately depends upon the bandwidth allocated to your web hosting account. The more bandwidth it has, the more traffic load your website can handle.

6. Databases

Database is a collection of information and a database software like MySQL lets you store and retrieve data in an efficient way. When you scan a web hosting plan, you will almost definitely see that it has N number of databases (or it can be unlimited). So, what does that mean?

Basically, it tells you how many databases you are able to create on your account. One of the most popular database software is MySQL. So, if the web hosting plan shows 10 MySQL databases then it means you can create 10 MySQL databases.

The number of databases required depends upon your actual requirements. For instance, content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc. all require a database. However, if it’s a static HTML website then there’s every chance that you don’t use a database at all.

Ideally, you need one database to install one instance of certain application (like WordPress) though it’s possible to install several applications in a single database. So, if you plan to install 10 WordPress instances then ideally you should have 10 databases (unless you know and is comfortable to install it otherwise).

7. Subdomains

Subdomain as you probably know is a URL of a section of your website. For example, mail.google.com is a subdomain of google.com. The number of subdomains that you can create depends upon the web hosting plan. For instance, the starter plan of InMotion Hosting lets you create only 25 subdomains while its pro plan lets you create unlimited subdomains.

8. Parked Domains

Parked Domains lets you point additional domain names to your primary domain. For instance, I can park the domain name minterest.in and point it to minterest.com so that users who visit minterest.in will see it as a .IN website while users who visit minterest.com will see it as a .COM website (when both domain names points to the same IP address or directory on the server).

If the web hosting plan supports unlimited domain parking then it means that you can point as many domain names as you want to the primary website.

9. Addon Domains

Addon Domains lets you host multiple websites in a single web hosting account (provided your web hosting plan supports it). Web hosting companies brand it in different ways. Some hosting providers mention the number of “Addon Domains” that you can add to your hosting plan while others mention it as the number of “Websites” that you can host in your web hosting plan.

It’s a significant feature of a hosting plan and its number depends upon the hosting provider.

10. Email Accounts

Email Accounts need no introduction as it’s one reason why you purchase a domain name plus hosting plan, right? Anyway, the number of email accounts (you@yourdomainname.com) that you can create depends upon the hosting plan.

For instance, BlueHost lets you create only 100 email accounts in its most popular plan while an affordable host like HostMetro.com or Eleven2.com allows unlimited email accounts in all its hosting plans.

11. FTP Accounts

FTP (or File Transfer Protocol) is method that lets you access your files (on your server) using third-party FTP clients like FileZilla (the most popular and my personal favorite), Cyberduck, SmartFTP, etc. So, when you sign up for a web hosting plan, you will get the login details of your default FTP account and then you can create additional FTP accounts from your hosting control panel.

And the number of FTP Accounts that you can create depends upon your web hosting plan (it’s usually unlimited for most cPanel hosts). You will want to create additional FTP accounts when you want to give someone access to your server. Because you can create an FTP account with limited access (like to a specific directory only).

12. Free Website Migration

It’s alway the best to choose a web hosting provider that offers Free Website Migration (especially when you have large websites). All the popular cPanel web hosts offer free website migrations and it means they will migrate your website from your previous web host to their server for free (without any downtime). It’s an essential feature because if you have a large website then it may take several days to complete the migration if you were to do it by yourself.

Also, if your website is powered by a content management system (like WordPress) then there are few things that you should do after moving to a new host (for the website to actually work). When you leave the migration to your hosting company they will take care of it (without additional fees unless your website is extremely large and complex).

13. 24/7 Technical Support — Live Chat, Email, Phone

Technical Support is perhaps the next big aspect — after server performance — that everyone looks in a web host. Almost all major web hosting companies (small, medium, and large) offer technical support via Live Chat, Email, and Phone. And they may offer additional support via forums and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) as well.

Anyhow, you should make sure that they offer 24/7 technical support via Live Chat and must also make sure that they resolve issues via email in a timely manner. Standard and premium web hosting companies offer Live Chat support 24/7. Meanwhile, the affordable hosts may provide live chat only during the day time (U.S. time zone). You need to make sure that the host provides 24/7 Live Chat support (if you really need it).

14. One-Click Script Installs — Fantastico, Softaculous, etc.

Most shared web hosting plans offer a commercial script library in your web hosting control panel (cPanel, vDeck, Plesk, etc.) that automates the installation of several open-source and commercial web applications like WordPress, Joomla, etc. and shopping carts like CubeCart, Zen Cart, etc. on your website.

If your web hosting plan do not have Fantastico, Softaculous, or another script library then you will have to install it manually every time you need it. And it’s obviously a hassle.

15. Dedicated IP Address

Some web hosting plans (including Shared) offer a Dedicated IP Address with their hosting plan. Dedicated IP Address is a unique address exclusively assigned for your web hosting account and it means you will have a unique identity on the web and that you’re not sharing your server with other users.

And those were the features that you should know. The list could have been a lot more bigger as almost all the web hosting companies add a lot of features with a “FREE” attached to it. For example, Free Domain Privacy, SSD, SSL Certificate, 99.99% Uptime, CDN, Malware Scanning, Security Seal, Website Builder, Templates, Cloud Storage, Marketing Tools, Advertising Credits, Search Engine Submission, Online Store, etc. What you need to know is that they’re just meant to make the hosting plan more attractive.

Web Hosting Deals: What You Need To Know

You probably know (or will know) that almost all web hosting companies are offering discounts (by way of deals, coupons, etc.) for the first billing term. Web hosting is a multi-billion dollar industry and companies are always competing with each other to provide the best deal. However, what you should realize is that the best offer is not necessarily the best offer indeed. Including the best offer given by the so-called best web hosting companies.

Web hosting is a complicated thing for a person who is alien to web development. And that makes it easy for them to trick a customer. I realized this because of HostGator.com back in 2009 or so during one of their “Black Friday” promotions, when a friend of mine pointed it out. They were offering superior hardware to normally priced hosting, and offered degraded hardware to “Black Friday” customers. That said, just because HostGator.com did it doesn’t mean in anyway that all hosting companies are the same. But remember, it was the best web hosting company then and yet it used to do it.

Web Hosting Comparison: Top 50 Web Hosting Companies & Plans — by Type, Price & Features

Here I have compared the over fifty web hosting companies and plans by type, price, and features. I can’t say if they are the bestest web hosting companies (actually no one can’t say that) as I haven’t tried all of them personally.

Anyhow, I have categorized different hosts based on their pricing (that’s why I have included the monthly, annual, biennial, and triennial pricing plans when it’s available) and types (Shared, Reseller, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated, Managed). And I believe that I have organized all of them in the best way possible.

Note: The comparison chart is not ranked and is not sorted based on any rating — it’s just a random order. Also, I haven’t personally tested the performance of all the web hosts listed here as this comparison is not based on technicalities. It’s purely based on features, pricing, user experience and some criterias that I have set personally.

Web Hosting Comparison (Shared Hosting — Affordable)

Affordable Hosting Plans are best suited for small as well as medium websites (with low traffic). If you are a beginner and is kickstarting your first website/blog then it’s a great fit as it doesn’t cost you more than $36-$100 per year. At the same time you can enjoy all the benefits of owning a website like your own server space plus custom email accounts. And can easily host all your websites in one account (provided you purchased a hosting plan that supports as many addon domains as you want).

Top 10 Affordable Shared Hosting Plans (Comparison)

Companies Price Comparison Web Hosting Comparison Chart
Hawk Host
(Primary Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$4.99 (monthly)
$47.88 (annually)
$71.76 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$47.88/year (renewal)
10 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $10.95/year; When you apply a coupon code the discount is applicable for the first term as well as the renewals.
 A Small Orange
(Small Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$5 (monthly)
$50 (annually)
$100 (biennially)
$150 (triennially)
$50/year (renewal)
5 GB Disk Space, 50 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st Year)
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; There’s also a “Tiny Plan” (with 500 MB disk space and 5 GB bandwidth) to host one website and it costs $35 annually or $75 biennially or $105 triennially.
HostMetro
(Mega Max Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$7.95 (monthly)
$53.40 (annually)
$82.80 (biennially)
$88.20 (triennially)
$53.40/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: Price Lock Guarantee; $14.49 Setup Fees (for monthly plans); Domain Name costs $14.49/year after the first year.
Namecheap
(Value Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$9.88 (12 months)
N/A (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$38.88/year (renewal)
20 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 3 Websites, 50 Emails, Subdomains & Databases, Unlimited Parked Domains
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 14-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; Domain Name costs $10.69/year; It’s possibly one of the cheapest web hosting plan — provided by a reputed domain registrar (a GoDaddy.com alternative).
MDDHosting
(Basic Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$7.50 (monthly)
$76.50 (annually)
$153 (biennially)
$229.50 (triennially)
$76.50/year (renewal) 
5 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $14.95/year; It’s an affordable web hosting package of a standard web hosting company but surprisingly there’s no live chat support.
MonsterMegs
(Professional)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$6.95 (monthly)
$71.40 (annually)
$142.80 (biennially)
$N/A (triennially)
$71.40/year (renewal) 
10 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal & Bitcoin, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; No Live Chat Support; 2-Hour Support Response Guarantee (not verified but it says you can request a $1 credit if you didn’t get a response within 2 hours).
HostWinds
(Advanced Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$7.50 (monthly)
$66 (annually)
$120 (biennially)
$162 (triennially)
$66/year (renewal) 
Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth, 4 Websites, Unlimited Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: Free Dedicated IP Address; Domain Name costs $11.99/year; The pricing and 24/7 Live Chat support is attractive but their website looks really dull.
Eleven2
(SSD-100 Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$5.95 (monthly)
$59.40 (annually)
$85.68 (biennially)
$178.20 (triennially)
$59.40/year (renewal) 
5 GB Disk Space, 50 GB Bandwidth, 10 Websites, Unlimited Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, Live Chat Support (but not 24/7)
Comments :: SSD Storage; Domain Name costs $15/year; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Europe, or Asia) during the signup process.
Arvixe
(PersonalClass Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$7 (monthly)
$60 (annually)
$96 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$60/year (renewal) 
Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth, 6 Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux & Windows, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: Free $100 Google Adwords Credit (U.S. & CA only); Free $100 Bing Ads Credit (U.S. only). The pricing is attractive and they also offer a “Returning Customer Discount” (when you purchase additional hosting accounts).
CrocWeb
(Egg Croc Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$5.95 (monthly)
$59.40 (annually)
$94.80 (biennially)
$106.20 (triennially)
$59.40/year (renewal)
10 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $11.95/year; It’s a Canadian web hosting provider.
One.com
(Starter Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$3-13.80 (12 months)
N/A (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$22.68/year (renewal)
15 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 1 Website, Unlimited Emails & Subdomains, 1 Database
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, 15-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
$13.80 Setup Fees (when 1st year is free), Accepts PayPal, Free Data Backups
Comments :: Free SSL, Free $100 Google AdWords Credit, No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $13.80/year after the first year; Not sure whether they’re offering free website migration or not.
WebHostFace
(Face Extra Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$5.45 (monthly)
$65.40 (annually)
$130.80 (biennially)
$196.20 (triennially)
$65.40/year (renewal)
20 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage, SSH Access, $9.95 Setup Fees (for monthly plans); There are also Lifetime Hosting Plans (a limited offer) and that’s the primary reason why I have included WebHostFace.

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Web Hosting Comparison (Shared Hosting — Standard)

Standard Hosting Plans are best suited for websites that are getting more than 30,000 visits a month. And it obviously costs more than $100 per year although the first year cost could be much less than $100. And that exactly is the reason why I have included the renewal pricing as well on this comparison chart. Because majority of the users end up buying a web hosting plan based on their first billing only to realize later that the renewal pricing is actually 2x-5x more than the welcome pricing.

Top 10 Standard Shared Hosting Plans (Comparison)

Companies Price Comparison Web Hosting Comparison Chart
InMotion Hosting
(Power Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$83.88 (12 months)
$150.96 (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$131.88/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth, 6 Websites, Unlimited Emails, 100 Subdomains, 26 Parked Domains, 50 Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Advertising Credits (worth up to $250); Domain Name costs $14.99/year after the first year.
GreenGeeks
(One Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$9.95 (monthly)
$95.40 (annually)
$166.80 (biennially)
$178.20 (triennially)
$95.40/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; $15 Setup Fees (for monthly plans); They’re offering only one shared hosting plan.
StableHost
(Pro Plan)

Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$8.95 (monthly)
$95.40 (annually)
$166.80 (biennially)
$234 (triennially)
$95.40/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $14.95/year; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (Phoenix, Chicago, or Amsterdam) during the signup process.
WebHostingHub
(Spark Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$83.88 (12 months)
$143.76 (24 months)
$179.64 (36 months)
$107.88/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth, 2 Websites, Unlimited Emails, 25 Subdomains, 5 Parked Domains, 10 Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Advertising Credits; WebHostingHub is a sister brand of InMotion Hosting; Domain Name costs $11.99/year after the first year.
WireNine
(Plus Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$15 (monthly)
$168 (annually)
$336 (biennially)
$504 (triennially)
$168/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)

No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; No Live Chat Support; Free $100 Google AdWords Credit; Domain Name costs $12/year after the first year.
 WebHostingBuzz
(Buzz Power)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$26.85 (every 3 months)
$95.40 (annually)
$166.80 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$95.40/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: <10 Second Live Chat Response (not verified); <30 Minute Ticket Response (not verified); Accepts Webmoney.
WestHost
(Preferred Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$39 (3 months)
$66 (12 months)
$108 (24 months)
$144 (36 months)
$132/year (renewal)
200 GB Disk Space, 2,500 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSH Access; Can send only 100 emails per hour; Unlimited email accounts applicable only for the primary domain name.
TMDHosting
(Unlimited Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$9.85 (monthly)
$82.20 (annually)
$140.40 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$82.20/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; No Live Chat Support; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Amsterdam, or Singapore) during the signup process. 
midPhase
(Business Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$11.95 (monthly)
$65.70 (12 months)
$119.40 (24 months)
$161.10 (36 months)
$131.40/year (renewal) 
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: Free Dedicated IP Address; Free SSL; Nightly Account Backups; It’s not known whether they are offering a free domain for life.
Site5
(hostPro + Turbo Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$13.95 (monthly)
$155.40 (annually)
$286.80 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$155.40/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee

No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: No SSD; SSH Access; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free Shared SSL Certificate; Domain Name costs $12/year; You can choose from over 50 hosting locations but they charge you $1 per month.
A2 Hosting
(Swift Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$12.99 (monthly)
$64.62 (12 months)
$117.48 (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$
131.88/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access;
 Free $50 Bing Ads Credits; Domain Name costs $14.95/year; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Europe, or Asia) during the signup process.
BlueHost
(Plus Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$95.40 (12 months)
$166.80 (24 months)
$214.20 (36 months)
$155.88/year (renewal) 
150 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 10 Websites, 100 Emails, 50 Subdomains, 20 Parked Domains
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)

Accepts PayPal, Free Data Backups, 
24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: Domain Name costs $15.99/year after the first year; No SSD; Website Migration costs $149.99; Maximum 1,000 database tables; BlueHost is super-popular but it’s not definitely the best as it costs more, provides less.

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Web Hosting Comparison (Shared Hosting — Premium)

Premium Hosting Plans  are best suited for high-traffic websites that are getting more than 100,000 visits a month. It can cost up to $360 per year depending upon the web hosting company and plan. Again, the first year pricing could be 20-50% less than the regular pricing.

Top 10 Premium Shared Hosting Plans (Comparison)

Companies Price Comparison Web Hosting Comparison Chart
InMotion Hosting
(Pro Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$19.99 (monthly)
$125.88 (12 months)
N/A (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$191.88/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; $40 Setup Fees (for monthly plans); Free Advertising Credits (worth up to $250); Domain Name costs $14.99/year after the first year.
MDDHosting
(Premium — Basic Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$25 (monthly)
$255 (annually)
$510 (biennially)
$765 (triennially)
$255/year (renewal)
 5 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; No Live Chat Support; Domain Name costs $14.95/year; It lets you use up to two full CPU cores.
SiteGround
(GoGeek Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$14.95 (1 month trial)
$179.40 (12 months)
$358.80 (24 months)
$538.20 (36 months)
$359.40/year (renewal) 
30 GB Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name For Life
Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; 
Free SSL (for one year); $24.95 Setup Fees (for one month trial plan); You can choose a hosting location of your choice (Chicago, London, Amsterdam, or Singapore) during the signup process.
Media Temple
(Pro Plan)
Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$30 (monthly)
$300 (12
 months)
$570 (
24 months)
$810 (36
 months)
$360/year (renewal)
20 GB Disk Space, 1 TB Bandwidth, 10 Websites, 10 Databases
Grid Control Panel, Linux Platform; One-click App Installs, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Accepts PayPal, Free Data Backups, Live Chat Support (not verified if it’s 24/7 or not)
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; No cPanel; Domain Name costs $15/year; Free 1 Google Apps for Work email (with annual plan); Website Migration costs $150; Media Temple is super-costly and is owned by GoDaddy.
A2 Hosting
(Turbo Plan)

Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$24.99 (monthly)
$123.42 (12 months)
$223.32 (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$251.88/year (renewal)
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains, Parked Domains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free $50 Bing Ads Credits; Domain Name costs $14.95/year; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Europe, or Asia) during the signup process.
BlueHost
(Business Pro Plan)

Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
N/A (monthly)
$227.40 (12 months)
$382.80 (24 months)
$502.20 (36 months)
$311.88/year (renewal) 
Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth, Websites, Emails, Subdomains & Parked Domains
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
Accepts PayPal, Free Data Backups, 24/7 Live Chat Support
Comments :: SSH Access; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free SSL; Free SiteBackup Pro; Domain Name costs $15.99/year after the first year; No SSD; Website Migration costs $149.99; Maximum 3,000 database tables.
MonsterMegs
(Enterprise 1 Plan)

Linux Platform
cPanel Control Panel
» Sign Up
$34.95 (monthly)
$359.40 (annually)
$718.80 (biennially)
$N/A (triennially)
$
359.40/year (renewal)
25 GB Disk Space, 1 TB GB Bandwidth, Unlimited Websites, Emails, Subdomains & Databases
cPanel Control Panel, Linux Platform, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee, Free Domain Name (1st year)
No Setup Fees, Accepts PayPal & Bitcoin, Free Website Migration, Free Data Backups

Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free SSL; No Live Chat Support; 2-Hour Support Response Guarantee (you can request a $1 credit if you didn’t get a response within 2 hours); You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S. or Europe) during the signup process; Domain Name costs $15.95/year after the first year.

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Web Hosting Comparison (Reseller Hosting Plans)

Reseller Hosting Plans are best suited for web designers and developers who manages the websites of their clients or webmasters who own multiple websites. Reseller hosting is costlier than a shared hosting plan and its pricing can start at $10-15 per month though it costs at least $25 per month for a reliable reseller plan. And it can also cost more than a VPS Hosting as it’s all about disk space. However, you still need a VPS hosting (or even Dedicated) if want to host and manage multiple large websites (that’s individually getting thousands of visits per day).

Top 10 Reseller Web Hosting Plans (Comparison)

Companies Price Comparison Web Hosting Comparison Chart
Hawk Host
(Bronze Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$18.99 (monthly)
$191.88 (annually)
$311.76 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$191.88/year (renewal)
15 GB Disk Space, Unlimited Bandwidth, 50 cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, WHMCS, Softaculous or Fantastico, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Website Migration; Free Daily Offsite Backups; Live Chat Support; Overselling Enabled.
InMotion Hosting
(R-1000S Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$27.99 (monthly)
$268.68 (12 months)
N/A (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$335.88/year (renewal)
80 GB Disk Space, 800 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, WHMCS, Softaculous, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free Data Backups; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free eNom Domain Reseller Account; Free Website Migration (up to 30 cPanel account transfers); Free Domain Name (1st year).
GreenGeeks
(Seed Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$19.95 (monthly)
$239.40 (annually)
N/A (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$239.40/year (renewal) 
50 GB Disk Space, 500 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, ClientExec, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Courtesy Nightly Backups; Free eNom Domain Reseller Account; Free Website Migration.
TMDHosting
(Standard Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$24.95 (monthly)
$239.40 (annually)
N/A (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$239.40/year (renewal)
65 GB Disk Space, 700 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Domain Name For Life; Free Website Migration (up to 5 cPanel account transfers); <15 Minute Ticket Response (not verified).
WebHostingBuzz
(Reseller Light Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$12.95 (monthly)
$131.40 (annually)
$238.80 (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$131.40/year (renewal) 
50 GB Disk Space, 5 TB Bandwidth, 50 cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, Softaculous, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSH Access; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free Domain Name For Life; Free Website Migration; WHMCS costs $8.50 per month.
A Small Orange
(Small Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$15 (monthly)
$150 (annually)
$300 (biennially)
$450 (triennially)
$150/year (renewal)
20 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, 30 cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free Domain Name (1st Year).
WebHostFace
(Reseller Standard Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$19.95 (monthly)
$191.52 (12 months)
$N/A (24 months)
N/A (36 months)
$239.40/year (renewal)
40 GB Disk Space, 400 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, WHMCS, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSH Access; Daily Backups; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free Domain Name For Life; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Europe, or Asia) during the signup process.
Site5
(Starter Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$23.95 (monthly)
$287.40 (annually)
N/A (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$
287.40/year (renewal)
50 GB Disk Space, 500 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, ClientExec or Blesta, Softaculous, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSH Access; Free 3 Dedicated IP Addresses; Free Shared SSL Certificate; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free eNom or OpenSRS Domain Reseller Account; Free Website Migration; Nightly Backups; 6-Hour Support Response Guarantee (you can request a credit if you didn’t get a response within 6 hours).
MDDHosting
(Basic Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$34.50 (monthly)
$351.90 (annually)
$703.80 (biennially)
$1,055.70 (triennially)
$
351.90/year (renewal)
25 GB Disk Space, 500 GB Bandwidth, 25 cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, WHMCS, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Shared SSL Certificate; Automatic Daily Backups, Free Website Migration; Overselling Enabled.
Eleven2
(R-100 Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$19.95 (monthly)
$150.82 (12 months)
$268.13 (24 months)
$351.92 (36 months)
$215.46/year (renewal)
100 GB Disk Space, 1 TB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, WHMCS or ClientExec, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: Multiple Backups; Domain & SSL Reseller Account; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free Website Migration (up to 20 cPanel account transfers); Live Chat Support; You can choose a hosting location of your choice (U.S., Europe, or Asia) during the signup process.
midPhase
(Basic Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$24.95 (monthly)
$269.52 (annually)
N/A (biennially)
N/A (triennially)
$269.52
/year (renewal) 
50 GB Disk Space, 500 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, 
WHMCS, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSH Access; Free Dedicated IP Address; Free 10 Dedicated SSL Certificates; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Nightly Backups.
A2 Hosting
(Produce Plan)
Linux Platform
» Sign Up
$29.99 (monthly)
$299.88 (annually)
$575.76 (biennially)
$719.64 (triennially)
$
299.88/year (renewal)
60 GB Disk Space, 600 GB Bandwidth, Unlimited cPanel Accounts
WHM, cPanel, Softaculous, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Comments :: SSD Storage; SSH Access; Free Dedicated IP Address; 24/7 Live Chat Support; Free eNom Domain Reseller Account; Free Website Migration; WHMCS costs $10 per month.

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Web Hosting Comparison (VPS Hosting Plans)

VPS Hosting Plans are best suited for websites that are getting more than 100,000 visits a month. It can also be a good choice for web designers and developers who want to host and manage multiple high-traffic websites.

Top 10 VPS Hosting Plans (Comparison)

Companies Plan & Price Web Hosting Comparison Chart
InMotion Hosting
» Sign Up
VPS-1000S Plan
$44.99 (monthly)
60 GB Disk Space (SSD), 2 TB Bandwidth, 4 GB RAM
Comments :: Free 2 Dedicated IP Addresses; Free cPanel & WHM License; Optional Root Access.
GreenGeeks
» Sign Up
1 GB RAM Plan
$39.95 (monthly)
25 GB Disk Space (SSD), 1 TB Bandwidth, 4 CPU Cores, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: Free cPanel & WHM License; Full Root Access.
Hawk Host
» Sign Up
Basic Plan
$18 (monthly)
30 GB Disk Space (SSD), 750 GB Bandwidth, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: Equal Share CPU; Hawk Host Control Panel; Full Root Access; cPanel/WHM costs $10/month.
SiteGround
» Sign Up
Entry Plan
$60 (monthly)
20 GB Disk Space (SSD), 5 TB Bandwidth, 1 CPU Core @ 3 GHz, 2 GB RAM
Comments :: Free Dedicated IP Address; Free cPanel & WHM License; Free CDN.
TMDHosting
» Sign Up
VPS 1 Plan
$35.95 (monthly)
40 GB Disk Space, 2 TB Bandwidth, 2 CPU Cores @ 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM + 128 MB Burstable RAM
Comments :: Free cPanel & WHM License; Full Root Access.
WebHostingBuzz
» Sign Up
VPS1 Plan
$14.95 (monthly)
20 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, 1 CPU Core, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: Free Dedicated IP Address; Free cPanel & WHM License; Full Root Access.
StableHost
» Sign Up
VZ 1GB Plan
$9.95 (monthly)
40 GB Disk Space (SSD), 2 TB Bandwidth, 1 CPU Core, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: Free cPanel License; Full Root Access.
WireNine
» Sign Up
2 GB RAM Plan
$60 (monthly)
40 GB Disk Space (SSD), 2 TB Bandwidth, 2 CPU Cores, 2 GB RAM
Comments :: Free cPanel License; Full Root Access.
BlueHost
» Sign Up
Standard Plan
$29.99 (monthly)
30 GB Disk Space (SAN), 1 TB Bandwidth, 2 CPU Cores, 2 GB RAM
Comments :: Free Dedicated IP Address; Free cPanel & WHM License; Full Root Access.
WebHostFace
» Sign Up
Face VPS 1 Plan
$9.95 (monthly)
20 GB Disk Space, 1 TB Bandwidth, 1 CPU Core, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: Free Private SSL; Free Dedicated IP Address; Full Root Access.
MDDHosting
» Sign Up
Basic Plan
$49.50 (monthly)
20 GB Disk Space (SSD), 500 GB Bandwidth, 1 CPU Core @ 2+ GHz, 1 GB RAM + 1 GB Burstable RAM
Comments :: Free 2 Dedicated IP Addresses; Free cPanel & WHM License; Full Root Access.
midPhase
» Sign Up
VPS1GB Plan
$12 (monthly)
25 GB Disk Space (SSD), 3 TB Bandwidth, 4 CPU Cores, 1 GB RAM
Comments :: cPanel costs $10/month.

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Cloud Hosting Plans

Cloud Hosting Plans are best suited when you actually want to take advantage of its benefits (like scalability and reliability). Otherwise, a VPS plan could be a better choice for you as it’s cheaper than a cloud hosting.

Dedicated Hosting Plans

Dedicated Hosting Plans are best suited for eCommerce or websites that are getting millions of visits a month. And it costs at least $100 per month. Needless to say, you need an in-house system administrator to manage your server or you need to outsource it.

Managed Hosting: Premium Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting Plans

Premium Managed VPS & Dedicated Hosting Plans are recommended for companies (or even individuals) who don’t have an in-house IT team or the technical knowledge for server management. When you buy a managed server, the technical support team of the hosting company will customize the server to meet your requirements.

Managed WordPress Hosting Plans

Managed WordPress Hosting Plans are best suited for individuals and businesses who need a dedicated server but at the same time they don’t have an in-house technical team to manage it. When you buy a managed WordPress hosting plan, your web hosting provider will take care of all the technical aspects of your website (including server support, security, maintenance, etc.). And it’s easily one of the most expensive web hosting plan.

Managed WordPress Hosting Plan offered by different companies are more or less the same in terms of features. Most of them comes with the following features: daily/weekly backups, scalability, security, automatic upgrades, staging, cdn, etc. (either as standard or as an optional feature depending upon the pricing and package).

However, the final pricing depends entirely upon the type of your website, components with the website, traffic, etc. So, I’m just outlining only the monthly pricing and basic features included in the primary package of some of the most popular WordPress hosting companies. Here you go:

  • Synthesis — Pricing starts at $47/month — 20 GB Disk Space, 2 TB Bandwidth, 10,000 Visits/Day, 1 WordPress Install.
  • Pressidium — Pricing starts at $24.90/month — 10 GB Disk Space (SSD), 30,000 Visits/Month, 3 WordPress Installs, CDN (costs $10/month).
  • WPEngine — Pricing starts at $29/month — 10 GB Disk Space, 25,000 Visits/Month, 1 WordPress Install, CDN (costs $19.99/month).
  • Liquid Web — Pricing starts at $89/month — 100 GB Disk Space (SSD), Unlimited Visitors, 5 WordPress Installs, CDN (optional).
  • Pagely — Pricing starts at $64/month — 10 GB Disk Space, 10 GB Bandwidth, 3 WordPress Installs, Free CDN.
  • Pressable — Pricing starts at $25/month — 15,000 Visits/Month, 5 WordPress Installs, Free CDN.
  • Flywheel — Pricing starts at $15/month — 5 GB Disk Space, 250 GB Bandwidth, 5,000 Visits/Month, 1 WordPress Install, CDN (costs $10/month).
  • WordPress.com VIP — Pricing starts at $5,000/month.

Disclosure: I have used affiliate links on this blog post but it didn’t influence my views in anyway.

And The Perfect Web Hosting Company Is…

Just kidding. There’s no such thing as a perfect web hosting company. And I hope you have already figured it out by now. Anyway, I just wanted to give you my perspective about ‘perfect web hosting company’. I would say, you need to select a web hosting plan based on your actual requirements and budget. If you are unsure about it then the best thing is to get help from your geeky friend or ask on a web hosting forum.

For instance, iPage is one of the cheapest hosting plan out there. You can get a 3-year web hosting plan for under $60 (or even less if there is flash sale). And it’s enough to host a personal website that you do not need after 3 years or if you know how to migrate to another host after the 3 year term.

HostMetro, Eleven 2, and A Small Orange are attractive if you are looking for an affordable cPanel Web Hosting because they do not welcome you with an “80% OFF” sale and then suddenly bill you a premium for renewal. I have mentioned those 3 companies as they’re cPanel hosts and their renewal pricing is at least 50% less than that of iPage. Again, all these hosts are good for niche websites or personal websites or small business websites that’s receiving less than 10,000 visits (or maybe up to 30,000 visits) a month.

If you ask me, I started with a 10 MB shared web hosting plan (yes, 10 MB) back in 2004 and it was enough for me. It costed just $12/year and I stayed with them for a year or two. And then I switched my hosts several times a year for different domains. And it continued until 2007, when I purchased a HostGator reseller hosting (as I owned and managed several websites).

HostGator reseller hosting was good enough for me and I stayed with them until 2014, when they started suspending my account for account overages (without a warning). And then I moved to a shared hosting plan by InMotion Hosting (recommended by a web hosting geek on Twitter). It was good and offered superior performance and support (when compared to HostGator).

However, I was forced to upgrade to a VPS plan, again due to account overage issue. But I was still happy with InMotion Hosting as unlike HostGator.com they NEVER suspended my account. So I upgraded my InMotion shared hosting plan to a VPS plan (and it’s been 6 months or so and counting).

Just in case you don’t know, account overage is something that’s inevitable and it can happen with all hosting companies. It basically means that, we are using more resources than that is allocated. It’s just that the allocation varies according to your hosting plan which ultimately depends upon the pricing.

Closing Thoughts

The first version of this article was a simple price comparison chart of the top web hosting companies and today I just wanted to update it. However, it’s the gazillion ‘biased’ web hosting reviews by different bloggers and websites that inspired me to take the comparison to its next level.

Finally, a quick reminder. You can’t expect the performance of a premium hosting like InMotion Hosting or SiteGround from iPage.com or HostMetro.com. Because then it will be like comparing apples with oranges and that’s exactly what every other bloggers are doing.

Again, I was not recommending InMotion Hosting, or SiteGround, or iPage, or HostMetro, or whatever as it’s impossible to recommend a web host without knowing your exact requirements.

First Published: March 2012; Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016.