Best Australian Web Hosting Providers for 2018

Best Australian Web Hosting Providers for 2018

The subject of “who is the top Australian web host” is something that often comes up at various webmaster forums, especially among bloggers and webmasters.

At a recent local social media event, I met up with a few fellow bloggers and we started talking about useful blogger tools, SEO and blog webhosts. ( updated 09 January 2018)

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I was surprised to come across some names in the local web hosting and web development field in Australia that I hadn’t heard about before. I asked some of my blogger friends who they had used among the different local web-hosting.

I also asked them about US based webhosts for their blogs, and also who they’d had good customer support and service from, website loading speed etc. to update my personal knowledge of web hosting as well as help me add to this post.

It was definitely a bag of surprises.

As with human nature, people tend to remember bad things, but I am exactly the opposite and I tend to remember the good things. So there were many comments on who were the worst host and peoples experiences with them.

Surprisingly, they were some difference of opinions good and bad on some of the same US based webhosts most things. Most of the popular us webhosting’s names were discussed like Bluehost, WP engine Hostgator and In motion. I got to know of two new aussie hosting providers Bullet proof and Quadra which I didn’t know of before.

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I would suggest that you do your own research before choosing a web-host, but hopefully this information and listing below will help you in some way if you are looking to get a local webhost.

These providers have different pricing plans which can cover a wide range of budgets and needs for your hosting.

Given below is their lowest priced plans ( unfortunately some websites below make it hard to find their prices, so I have not listed them below)

  • Digitalpacific ( – $4.90 mo)
  • Rackspace ( – $128 mo)
  • Bulletproof ( NA)
  • Hostpapa ( – $4.35 mo)
  • Crucial ( – $19.90 mo)
  • Netregistry ( – $9.95 mo)
  • Quadra Hosting ( – $4.90 mo)

I might have missed some that are good as well, but these were the Aussie ones listed above that we discussed and talked about in our chat.

Smarty Host and Crazy domains are not on this list as I have not used their hosting but only bought .au domains from them.

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Some of them have a humongous transfer fee ( as i have found out) if you want to move your domains elsewhere, so please make it a point to check that before you buy domains from an Aussie domain provider.

Some of the popular local aussie forums like WhirlpoolDNTrade and Web Hosting Talk  can give you a good idea of good local hosts, though most locals tend to bag the US service providers just because they are not Australian. (And that’s fair enough because they are 😉 un-Australian).

I have used a few of these local providers and they are good and prices for some of them have also come down in the last few years, but I mainly use US based website- hosting for my blogs, due to the price factor.

I use US web hosts because they do the job and are reliable for blogs with a monthly traffic of fewer than 100,000 hits to your blog. If you get more traffic on your blog, you should be earning well enough to sign up for a premium optimised  or dedicated hosting company.

Below I am going to give some of the US based hosting that I prefer for my blogs  and  niche website, whihc will also  work well for some small biz beginner websites. Here is the list.

Australian Web Hosting Comparison: Our Top 3 US Hosts

  1. Bluehost Hosting

Bluehost is a web hosting company owned by Endurance International Group. It is one of the 20 largest web hosts, collectively hosting well over 2 million domains with its sister companies, HostMonster, FastDomain and iPage.

They offer many attractive features and very reasonable pricing. Before you choose a web host, however, you should carefully consider the company and whether it fits with your own plans.

Bluehost offers $200 in free offers when you sign up. This includes free advertising credits for Google and Facebook. By using these free advertising credits, you can start advertising with the respective websites and get traffic instantly.

The regular pricing for Bluehost shared hosting is $7.99 per month. The company, however, runs frequent specials. Right now, for example, you can get hosting for as low as $3.95 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as!


  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

2. Hostgator

Hostgator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server, and dedicated web hosting with an additional presence in Austin, Texas

Uptime –  Very Good – 99.99%

Houston-based HostGator is one of the largest web hosts on the planet with over 9 million (!) domain names hosted. They boast partnerships with tiny tech titans Cisco and Linux. HostGator has been around since 2002, originally founded by Brent Oxley before being acquired a decade later by Endurance International Group (EIG)

The regular pricing for Hostgator shared hosting is $7.99 per month. The company however runs discounts now and then. Currently, you can get hosting for as low as $3.95 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as!

  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

3. Godaddy

GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. GoDaddy is best known as a domain registrar – and, to be certain, it is one of the largest in the world – but they also offer a wide range of other web services, including hosting.

Godaddy hosts 7 of my sites through its Linux hosting offering and works perfectly all of the time. They have ridiculously cheap and reliable service. GoDaddy’s hosting is scalable to your needs and boasts a 99.9% uptime.

They offer many attractive features and very reasonable pricing. GoDaddy hosting comes in three sizes: Economy, Deluxe, and Ultimate.

The Economy plan is probably all most freelance individual webmasters will ever need. Although disk space is limited to 10 GB, that is actually more than most websites will ever use. The Deluxe package allows for 150 GB disk space – a marked improvement over the Economy plan – 500 e-mail accounts and 25, 1 GB MySQL databases

The regular pricing for Godaddy shared hosting(economy) is $10.99 per month. The company, however, runs frequent specials. Right now, for example, you can get hosting for as low as $5.49 per month when you sign up through partnering sites such as!

The major benefit to hosting through GoDaddy is that you only have to deal with one company –  for your domains, hosting and other related  website services  like selling domains , domain auctions  and SEO.


  • Ease of use 90%
  • Affordability 85%
  • Performance 80%

I still recommend and Hostmonster as my favourite US hosting providers.

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Support is a very important factor when choosing a website-hosting company, because when trouble strikes you need good service, otherwise it can be very frustrating and you could end up losing traffic and money to your blog if things are not fixed quickly.

Before you make your choice , do check up on – If 24/7 support is available, you can call up and speak to a person if needed.

Check also if upgrade to optimised hosting is available, price for extra bandwidth or storage space, if they provide free or paid backups, do they sell SSL certificates.

Good luck!

Bluehost Hosting : 2018 Price features and plan comparison

Bluehost Hosting : 2018 Price features and plan comparison

Discounts are always awesome and they can help you purchase hosting from the company at a relatively cheap price. For instance, you can purchase Bluehost hosting without a coupon in the discount link mentioned below, which is normally available at a price of $7.99 or  $3.49 per month but with this Deal its just $2.95 a month for 36 months just for “Start a website” readers and membersGrab it here via my link (60% off -$2.95) while it lasts.

56 % off Bluehost web  hosting this January 2018

Current updated deal for January 2018 
Shared Basic Hosting Package Now Only $3.49 for 36 Months! Up To 56% OFF!
[Most plans include one free domain]

This below is  no bullsh*t article giving you the mere facts of  web hosting with bluehost  and review  and only that, no fluff- I promise. It  tells you all you need to know about  the best plans, features and pricing for all bluehost  hosting plans – so that  you can just go ahead  see what  plan is most suitable  for You, sign up for a hosting plan today and get your blog online today.

Yes today!

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1 Click install is an amazing thing these webhosting providers invented and you can set up  your new website in like 10 to 15 mins max. yes its true.

Hey, if your really  good maybe you can do it even in 5 to 7 minutes.

So, Why bluehost ?

Because they are fricking good and yeah prices are not too bad too,

That was enough reason for me to sign up. But i don’t expect you to  sign up yet blog telepathy powers transmitting right now tell me you need more before you can decide ..… so read on Winking smile

The pricing and the plans of

As you can see from below I have given only three price plans  as I think these three  plans are the best. Period!

There is only one plan that  does not include the free domain name and that is the starter plan. Currently not advertised and not being promoted by blue shot for obvious reasons,we don’t want it ( because  not free domain name).

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These three plans below are the best  and include free domain name + hosting, its called basic and plus, you can go here to check out the unlimited buffet plan over here ( everything Unlimited almost)

Plans Basic              Plus

12 month : $8.99              $12.99

24 month : $8.49              $11.99

36 month : $7.99 $3.49    $10.99 $5.95

As you can see, these two normal priced plans are currently discounted.Click pic below to get these deals(discount pre-applied)

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Next: This is important.. terms and conditions below! You don’t want to be screwed.. so i am being transparent on behalf of bluehost and I’m sure you  will love it – Its SHORT


Special Promotion Offer for 2018  from + BLUEHOST

From April 25th until May 2nd at 11:59 PM MT, we’re offering$3.49/mo for 36 months (link here)on the Basic Plan. 

And, as a special bonus, My readers can enjoy the ultimate steal of  Shared Basic Hosting Package Now Only $3.49 for 36 Months! Up To 56% OFF!
[Most plans include one free domain]


Terms and Conditions  of bluehost

All Hosting accounts are paid for upfront and in full at sign up. All Setup fees are non-refundable. All accounts cancelled in the first 30 Days of service qualify for a *full refund at the monthly rate.

Now we can get to the bells and whistles

Before that – the best features that i like

  1. Free domain name  with  Hosting
  2. 24/7 Support
  3. simple 1 Click installs for heaps of scripts (wordpress,joomla..)
  4. Free Drag and Drop site builder

What can i use and install on my bluehost hosting account ?

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I like  that they have heaps and heaps of scripts to use with 1 click install like mailing lists software for free, Photo Galleries, ecommerce carts , your own wikis,  and other awesome CMS with 1 click installs  if you don’t want to go with wordpress. Here is the list below.


CMS (content management systems) Scripts

WordPressone click install




Ecommerce software

Zen Shopping cart

OS Commerce shopping cartshopping cart online shop solutions

Agora Shopping cart

Cube shopping cart

SSL Secure Layer

Scripts that are useful and dont fit above

PHBB ( Create your own forums on your hosting)

Coppermine ( Create a image gallery website to upload photos)

TikiWIKI (Create your own wiki website)

Mailing lists software (Create Email list  and send bulk emails)

Moodle ( create your own e-learning platform to teach or learn)

Support tickets ( create support tickets ability for your business website )

Bonus Features

Hotlink Protection ( protect your pictures on your blog from being showed/copied onto other websites)

Detailed Statistics Software (Measure your hits , traffic, +more)

Courtesy Site backups ( aren’t they charming)


The Blue Shared Web Hosting Addons
  • Additional Domain Names: $15.99 per year of registration
  • Dedicated IP: $3.99 per month
  • SSL Certificates: $59.88 per year
  • SpamExperts Mail Filtering: $2.99 a month per domain name
  • Privacy: $11.88 Domain Privacy per domain per year
  • SiteLock: Starting at $23.88 per domain per year
  • Site Backup and Restore Pro: $23.88 per year
  • Expired Account Reactivations: $30.00
Is bluehost suitable for my hobby or affiliate blog ?

I have already used it  and i can say it suits me good. If you are looking to start a  wordpress blog –  yes its the top deal in webhosting. Even if you already got a hosting provider and looking for another one , yes this will suit you.

So I hope I have helped you make up your mind to start  you blog today and get started, if you don’t think blue host is the right fit for you, feel free to do more research , but  if you are keen to get started – take action today. Good luck!

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A Honest Blogger Review of the Hostgator Baby Shared Hosting Plan


Hostgator is one of the best shared hosting providers with their Baby plan being my favourite as it lets you host multiple Websites.

One of the main key factors a blogger has to take into account, is finding a reliable web hosting provider which can play a very important role in the daily running of your blog. A good hosting company should be able to offer you no less than 99% uptime, great customer support and enough space in case you intend to expand your website.

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If your web host is not reliable, then you can expect that the quality and performance of your site will be greatly affected. It is therefore important to find a quality Web host. While there are many reputable web hosting providers in the market, Hostgator tops my list as one of the best hosting providers among others and rightly so as you will see. So let me share my review on one of Hostgator’s best shared hosting plan – the Hostgator Baby Plan.

What is shared hosting ?

Shared web hosting service is a web hosting service where many websites run by different people reside on one web server and are connected to the Internet. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as the overall cost of server maintenance is distributed over many customers. Its like a builder selling apartments or houses in a group which was built by him , the prices are a little more affordable than a standalone new house most of the time

The Hostgator Baby Plan: Review and Feature List

Besides Hostgator Baby Plan, Hostgator offers two other shared hosting plans: Hatchling plan and Business plan. Hatchling plan supports hosting for a single domain name, whereas the Business plan supports hosting for multiple domain names. So it goes without saying that if you have one blog, then Hostgator Hatchling plan is most suitable, while the Business plan is suitable if you have multiple blogs.

Hostgator Baby Plan like the Business plan supports multiple domain names. The difference is Baby plan is cheaper than Business plan. However, this could be because the Business plan has additional features, such as you get your own toll free number, a free dedicated IP and more.

Hostgator Baby Plan features:

· Unlimited domain hosting

· Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

· Unlimited sub domains, Email accounts and FTP Accounts

· 99.9% Uptime guarantee

· Instant Backups

· Unlimited MYSQL databases

· Easy to use Control Panel (cPanel)

· IP deny Manager (Security)

· Hotlink protection (Security)

· Ecommerce features, such as Shared SSL, CubeCart and ZenCart.

· Control panel features include instant forums, instant blogs, instant Formmail, instant portals, redirect URL and more.

· 24/7 Customer Support

Hostgator Baby plans also supports web-hosting features such as Ruby on Rails, Python, Perl, PHP 5, Fast CGI, Cron, Curl and more.

The cPanel dashboard is user-friendly and there is a Live chat support available 24/7. You can also contact Hosgtagor on their customer support hotline: 1-866-96-GATOR.

One of the main issues you do not want to have to deal with is a website with errors. Hostgator has an Error logs feature that will help keep your website free from errors. You will particularly like the Hotlinking feature, which is one of personal favourites, as this feature prevents others from stealing your images.

The Plan Pricing:

Hostgator offers tenure of up to 3 years. You can choose hosting for less than 3 years. There is for one month, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years. Hostgator offers 20% discount, but you can use this exclusive Hostgator Discount Coupon to get a 30% discount on your final bill.

Choose Your Plan And Get Started Today

For example, 2 year of hosting with 30% discount coupon will cost you $150.36 instead of the standard $214.80. Similarly, you can buy the 1 year or 3-year plan and use the 30% discount coupon to save up on your total costs.

Here is a list of the pricing for all the shared hosting plans based on a monthly basis.

· Hatchling: Perfect for single blog (4.95$/mo)

· Baby Plan: Perfect for multiple Blogs ( 7.95$/mo)

· Business: Multiple Blogs + Private IP + Toll free Number (12.95$/mo)

Apart from Bluehost  which is my other preferred website company, I personally recommend Hostgator’s Baby Hosting plan, because you can add the Private IP feature for only $2/month, and with their Live chat support, you will not really need the Toll-free number.

So far, my experience with Hostgator has been great and I hope that this review helps you decide the hosting plan that best works for you. My personal recommendation is Baby Plan; however, you may opt for any other plan if you feel it will serve your needs better.

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