Web hosting comes in all sorts of configurations and with that comes a wide range of pricing. The cost of hosting has dropped significantly in the last decade as improvements to infrastructure and equipment has allowed Australian web hosting companies to be more competitive. Competition amongst hosting companies is another factor for better prices and service offerings.
So what price should you be paying for hosting?
Well, this really depends on the size of your website and what features you will require. A small website on shared cPanel hosting can be as little as a few dollars a month whereas dedicated servers can be thousands a month.
To decide the best service for you, first identify your requirements. Here are a few quick questions to ask yourself:
- What software do you require? Will you be using a content management system like WordPress?
- How much space will you need?
- How many visitors do you think your site will receive?
- How important is customer support
The table below will give you a quick summary of web hosting companies and their pricing for basic packages.
|Web Hosting Company
|Price/Mth (Cheapest available)
|$3.92 USD monthly (was $7.99)
|$20 AUD monthly