Most web hosting companies require that you pay for at least one year of hosting upfront. It's harder to find those that allow you to pay month to month. These are the 10 best web hosting companies that accept monthly payments.
Godaddy is the world's largest web hosting provider and a domain name registrar. It has monthly payment options on two of its hosting plans.
Deluxe Hosting Plan includes unlimited websites, storage and bandwidth for $10.99 per month when paid monthly.
Ultimate Hosting Plan adds twice the processing power and memory (Linux with cPanel only), Premium DNS and 1 year SSL certificate for $16.99 per month if you choose to pay month to month.
New If all you need is the cheapest way to start a website, Godaddy currently has a special offer:
12 months of hosting (Economy hosting plan, regular price $58.88/year) which also includes a free domain name, for
Hostgator has monthly payment options on all three of its shared hosting plans.
The smallest Hatchling Plan which supports hosting of just one website, unlimited storage and bandwidth for $10.95 per month.
The Baby Plan which includes unlimited websites, storage and bandwidth for $11.95 per month.
The Business Plan which adds Free Dedicated IP and Free Private SSL for $16.95 per month.
All of these plans include QuickInstall tool, which you can use to install blogs, forums, CMS, wikis, photo galleries, E-commerce stores and a lot of other types of websites. All of these websites run on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
GreenGeeks is a recognized EPA Green Power Partner, and a leader in green energy web hosting. This eco-friendly web hosting service works with environmental foundations to purchase wind energy credits to put back into the grid three times the amount of energy it consumes.
The company was founded in California 10 years ago, and has over 35,000 customers with over 300,000 hosted websites. It has a single EcoSite Starter plan which includes Unlimited SSD Web Space and Data Transfer, Unlimited Domains on 1 Account, $13.95/year Domain Name, FREE Website Builder and Templates, FREE SSL Certificate and 24/7/365 Expert Tech Support.
The price of the plan, when paying monthly, is $9.95 per month, plus there's a $15 Setup Fee, and if you buy a domain name (domain names are always sold per year) the total price for the first month is $38.90.
DigitalOcean is one of the best VPS hosts. It has plans starting from $5/month for 1vCPU, 1 GB of RAM, 25GB of SSD storage and 1 TB of Transfer. A Virtual Private Server doesn't come with a control panel, web builder, Wordpress or any other software you get with shared hosting. It is a lot harder to setup than a standard shared hosting. You have to install your own Linux distribution, setup the web server and any other software you need. This is a great type of hosting, but only for advanced users.
Media Temple was founded 1998 in Los Angeles. Today it's a premium web hosting and cloud services provider with over 100,000 customers and more than 1.5 million websites in 100 different countries.
It offers Managed WordPress, Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting and AWS Cloud Hosting.
Grid shared hosting plans start with the Personal plan which includes 100 sites, 20GB SSD storage, 100 databases, 1TB scalable bandwidth, 2000GPU (Grid Performance Units), 1000 email boxes for $20 per month, when paid month to month (there are discounts for longer term payments). There are also Pro plan for $30 per month, and the Elite plan for $60 per month.