Web Hosting Information’s Guide to $5 or Less Hosting

Looking for a really cheap hosting package for your site? We’ve rounded up a bunch of hosting plans priced under $5 a month. This list will continue to grow as we review more budget-priced hosts in this price range, so make sure you keep checking back. You’ll find links to full reviews for each host in the descriptions below.

2MHost - For $1.95 a month, this hosting plan offers 100 megs of disk space, 10 gigs of monthly data transfer, CPanel, a free gift package worth over $500 and Fantastico is provided free of charge. Add-ons start at around $1.50 a month and include a dedicated IP address, MySQL databases and a shared SSL certificate. Support is offered by live chat 24/7.

AccuWebHosting – The Windows Starter plan is priced at $4 per month and features 1 gig of disk space, 10 gigs of monthly data transfer, and ASP.NET, ASP SmartUpload, Dundas Upload and Mailer, ASP SmartMailer and many other applications are also included. Support requests are usually answered within 4 hours and unlimited email accounts are provided.

Doggone Technology – The Pup Plan is currently only $1 per month and includes 100 megs of disk space, unmetered bandwidth, unlimited email and FTP accounts, a free shared SSL certificate, unlimited MySQL databases and a lot more. Tech support is offered 24/7 through their support ticket system and a discount is provided if you purchase a year’s worth of hosting in advance.

Exabytes – The Ebiz Windows plan from Exabytes is $3.65 per month and offers 5 gigs of disk space, 50 gigs of monthly data transfer, 50 MySQL databases, support for ASP.NET 2.0 and numerous preinstalled components. Helm is the control panel for this hosting account and numerous other features are included. Support is offered 24/7 by email or through a trouble ticket system.

Galaxy Visions – $4.95 a month will get you 500 megs of disk space and 30 gigs of monthly data transfer with the NT Plan from Galaxy Visions. Unlimited email accounts, one MySQL database, unlimited FTP accounts and a site builder are also included. Support is available 24/7 through their toll-free support line, live chat, trouble tickets and email.

HonestWebHost – Plan 2 from HonestWebHost starts at $2.59 per month and features 100 megs of disk space, 20 gigs of monthly data transfer, instant activation, 11 pre-installed applications, a shopping cart and a boatload of other features. Tech support is offered through a support desk, and an online troubleshooter is also available.

Wire Nine Hosting – The Starter Plan is currently priced at $3.95 per month and comes with 1 gig of disk space and 10 gigs of monthly data transfer. CPanel is offered and you can add up to 20 subdomains at no additional cost. Three MySQL databases are provided as well as twenty email accounts, support for ImageMagick, Fantastico and support for streaming media files. Support is available 24/7 through an online ticket system.

Nebrix – The WinSaver 1 plan is priced at $4.95 per month and includes 200 megs of disk space, 20 gigs of bandwidth, 20 email accounts and Plesk is the control panel for this hosting package. Support options are limited to an online submission form and Nebrix is honest that wait times may be long. Support for ASP.Net is provided however, as well as several other features.

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Posted on 04/24/06 3:07 AM

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