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HostMonster VS GreenGeeks

HostMonster VS GreenGeeks

Our current economical times dictate where we can go for our business hosting needs. While low prices are always desirable, it’s important to ensure you are getting the most for your dollar. GreenGeeks and HostMonster offer web hosting deals that are nice on the pocketbook and stuffed full of all the features and options you’ll ever need.

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Pricing

Web hosting prices are nice and low at GreenGeeks. For only $6.95 a month, each account offers unlimited domains, disk space and monthly transfer as well as free site migration.

The latest special promotion offered by HostMonster is a dollar off its normal pricing. $5.95 per month will give you a hosting account with tons of unlimited features, free set up and no hidden charges and the company even tosses in a free domain registration with each account.

Products and Services

HostMonster keeps it simple by offering hosting accounts and an affiliate opportunity. The affiliate program gives its members $65.00 for each referral, allows access to an administration center and is free to join. Keeping things simple is what allows the company to load its hosting accounts with tons of unlimited features.

GreenGeeks offers web hosting accounts, reseller hosting and an affiliate program. The affiliate program pays out a bit more than HostMonster – $100 for each referral. GreenGeeks claim to fame (and hence its name) is that it is a 300% green web host. The company purchases three times the amount of power it consumes in wind energy credits. A great way to be one of the few eco-friendly web hosts around offering quite a lot for its small monthly charge.

Web Hosting Features

GreenGeeks has got you covered in as far as scripting needs. All accounts are set with Python, Ruby on Rails and PHP 5. Using its WYSISYG (What You See Is What You Get) web site editor and choosing between over 600 web templates, you can create a dazzling web site in no time. If you are coming from another web hosting company, GreenGeeks offers free web site migration – they’ll move your entire site, including databases, completely free of charge. All this and unlimited space, bandwidth and hosted domains make for a great deal.

The list of features and options within a HostMonster web hosting account seem nearly endless. The company offers unlimited amounts of hosting space, e-mail accounts, hosted domains and much more. Scripts you can opt to add on to your site include a bulletin board, mailing lists, poll and survey software and some great blogging tools like Drupal and Joomla. If you are in need of e-commerce tools, HostMonster offers osCommerce as a shopping cart and SSL secure server access. Sign up with them now and you’ll also receive a free search engine submission of your site and $50 in Google ad credits.

Customer Service

If you find you are in need of support, both GreenGeeks and HostMonster conveniently locate all their support avenues in one help center. You can submit support tickets and peruse the knowledge base within either help center. HostMonster has a few more options available for its customers – wizards, tutorials and a user forum are just a few of these. Both companies offer toll-free phone support and a very handy live chat option should your support need be of a rather urgent nature.

Recommendations

Either hosting company would be a great choice for your next web host. If you need help moving from an old host to your new host, GreenGeeks would be the company to choose. However, if having more support options to choose from is crucial to your hosting needs, HostMonster is the recommended hosting company.

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