Choosing a good web host can seem like a battle course. When you start a web project, you want to do it right from the start. Generally, a beginner webmaster will want to:
- cheap web hosting
- a fast web host (with unlimited bandwidth)
- quality servers, based in France or in Europe at least
- responsive customer support
In the end, these are relatively easy to find parameters. The world of hosting providers (in France as elsewhere in Europe) is indeed very competitive and tends to drive prices down, for the happiness of the local consumer. Web site hosts have understood this and are offering increasingly aggressive rates.
In general, we will always recommend choosing a shared hosting solution. This type of hosting offer the best quality/price ratio. Cloud or VPS and even dedicated hosting are generally more expensive and will be of interest to professionals or startups with significant needs.
O2SWITCH: 1 UNLIMITED AFFORDABLE OFFER
PRICE: 5€/MONTH (SINGLE OFFER)
The specificity of o2switch lies in the originality of its concept. The web host is looking to simplify its offer as much as possible, with a simple idea. A single offer, unlimited, at a low cost! No starter/medium/premiums offer with ever-increasing functionalities.
Thus, for only 5€, you benefit from a premium hosting (without the price that goes with it). It includes:
- disk space: unlimited
- number of visitors (bandwidth): unlimited
- a free domain name
- sub-domains (for example: sub-domain.tools-webmarketing.com) : unlimited
- WP multi-site (possibility to install several sites with one hosting): unlimited
- Technical support: 7 days a week (as seen above, a very good point)
Enough to sleep on your two ears for a long time. Unless your site exceeds one million unique monthly visitors, there will be no need to go elsewhere. The website opportunites digitales offers an in-depth web hosting review of the O2 Switch service!
PLANETHOSTER: A HOSTING PROVIDER WITH A QUALITY ALL-IN-ONE OFFER
Just like o2switch (its main competitor), Planethoster offers a unique web hosting offer, all-inclusive. Except that it costs 7€/month at Planethoster! An argument that could tip the balance in favor of o2switch.
However, Planethoster offers a strong argument to attract new webmasters. Planethoster provides a free service called “Word Lite” that allows neophytes to create websites for free. Click here to test Planethoster hosting.
LWS:EXCELLENT QUALITY FRENCH BASED HOST WITH AFFORDABLE SERVICES
PRICE: STARTING AT €1.95/MONTH
LWS is a historical French player (since 1999!) in the web hosting sector. Known for its quality servers based in France, the brand offers four web hosting offers, to provide both small webmasters and large companies an exceptional range of offers. Many hosting packages optimized for the leading CMS on the market are also part of their offer.
BLUEHOST: AN EXCELLENT HOST WITH AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE/QUALITY RATIO
PRICE: STARTING AT $2.95/MONTH
Bluehost is a classic web hosting provider offering shared, dedicated, cloud, and VPS hosting solutions. Compared to its competitors, it does everything right, for a low price. The main drawback for us was the impossibility of installing several sites on the primary offer proposed by the host — an exciting option when you plan to create several sites without spending a fortune on web hosting. PCMAG offers an great review of Bluehost!