Hosting

Choosing where to host your website is one of the most important decisions you will make from both a performance perspective and a ranking perspective. Google constantly talks about the fact that your website needs to be fast. If you choose the right hosting company that provides a fast server you will at least nail the effect this will have on your website. If you are an Australian business you will get a faster website if your server is based in Australia.

The next most important thing you need to check when choosing a hosting company is whether they are doing a daily backup and if you can quickly and easily get your website restored. If you or your web developer have stuffed something up on the website, just doing a restore can be the quickest and cheapest way to solve the problem. You would be shocked to find out how many of the well known global hosting companies don’t backup your website.

And finally – support. You need a company that provided 24/7 support and the more options the better. So your best option is a company that has a support ticket system, a live chat version and if possible phone support. Although phone support is pretty hard to find.

Check out the Comparison Table below of companies that are Australian and run Australian servers.

HOSTING COMPANY
Minimum
Monthly Cost
Number of
Domains Allowed
Bandwidth
Number of
Emails
Data
Storage
Support
Free SSL Certificate
Daily
Backup
Free
Restore
Migration
Cost

Minimum Monthly Cost
$5
Number of Domains Allowed
1
Bandwidth
100,000MB
Number of Emails
Unlimited
Data Storage
1GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
Daily Backup
Yes – kept
30 Days
Free Restore
Free self
restore*
Migration Cost

Minimum Monthly Cost
$20
Number of Domains Allowed
10
Bandwidth
Unlimited
Number of Emails
Unlimited
Data Storage
10GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
Daily Backup
Yes – kept
30 Days
Free Restore
Free self
restore*
Migration Cost

Minimum Monthly Cost
$19.90
Number of Domains Allowed
10
Bandwidth
Unlimited
Number of Emails
Unlimited
Data Storage
50GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
$99/per year
Daily Backup
Use R1Soft CDP
Free Restore
$40 per restore
Migration Cost
$99

Minimum Monthly Cost
$4.90
Number of Domains Allowed
0
Bandwidth
10GB
Number of Emails
2
Data Storage
1GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
$49/per year
Daily Backup
Yes – 3x a day
kept 7 Days
Free Restore
$40 per restore
Migration Cost
$99

Minimum Monthly Cost
$6.95
Number of Domains Allowed
Unlimited
Bandwidth
Unlimited
Number of Emails
Unlimited
Data Storage
5GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
Daily Backup
Yes – Hourly
Free Restore
Free
Migration Cost

Minimum Monthly Cost
$12.95
Number of Domains Allowed
Unlimited
Bandwidth
Unlimited
Number of Emails
Unlimited
Data Storage
5GB
Support
24/7 Phone
& Chat
Free SSL Certificate
Daily Backup
Yes – Hourly
Free Restore
Free
Migration Cost