These are the best web hosting providers that accept month to month payments, instead of charging for a full year up front.
1. A2 Hosting (from $9.99 per month)
A2 Hosting is an independently owned company, started in 2001 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (A2 stands for Ann Arbor). Now it's one of the fastest shared hosting providers, with data centers around the world.
It offers three shared hosting plans, all of which include very fast SSD storage, Free SSL, PHP 7, SSH access, and a choice of global servers where you can host your website. All of the A2 Hosting plans include:
- Unlimited storage and transfer
- WordPress (1-click install)
- Free email addresses
- Free domain name
- Free SSL (HTTPS via Let's Encrypt)
- Free Site Migration
LITE plan supports 1 website, 5 MySQL Databases, Unlimited Disk Space and Unlimited Data Transfer for $9.99 per month.
SWIFT plan adds Unlimited Websites, Unlimited Databases and double the resources for $12.99 per month.
TURBO plan adds Turbo servers which load pages up to 20X faster compared to standard hosting for $24.99 per month.
All of the prices listed here are for monthly payments. There are additional discounts available if you choose to pay yearly. The same applies to all hosts listed on this website.
2. DreamHost (from $4.95 per month)
DreamHost is one of the largest, independently owned web hosting companies. Founded around 25 years ago, it now hosts over 1.5 million websites. It has two shared hosting plans.
Shared Starter: supports hosting of one website, Unlimited traffic, Fast SSD Storage and Free SSL Certificate for $4.95 per month.
- Hosting of 1 website
- Free domain name with yearly plans
- WordPress Pre-installed
- Unlimited Traffic
- Fast SSD Storage
- Free SSL Certificate
Shared Unlimited: adds Hosting of Unlimited Websites (with Free SSL certificates) and Free Email hosting for $10.95 per month.
One impressive thing about DreamHost, is that it doesn't increase the price when it's time to renew. So if you prepay for a year (or two or three) at a heavily discounted price, when it's time to renew, the price won't increase. You'll be able to renew at the same discounted price you paid initially.
3. HostGator (from $10.95 per month)
Hostgator has monthly payment options on all three of its shared hosting plans. All of them include:
- Unmetered Disk Space
- Unmetered Bandwidth
- Free SSL Certificate
- Unlimited MySQL Databases
- SSH access (OpenSSH Protocol)
- PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails
- Unlimited emails with POP3 Accounts and Web Mail
HATCHLING Plan supports hosting of a single website for $10.95 per month.
BABY Plan allows Unlimited websites for $11.95 per month.
BUSINESS Plan adds a Dedicated IP 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.
Coupon You can get the first month of any monthly payment plan for just $0.01 with the coupon code → MONTHLY
Coupon You can get the maximum discount on any HostGator plan with the coupon code → MAX
* The coupon code MAX is best used with yearly plans, since the discount is applied to the first payment only, so if it's a monthly plan, the discount is applied to the first month, and if it's a yearly payment plan it's applied to the full yearly price.
4. Kinsta (from $30.00 per month)
Kinsta is premium WordPress hosting provider. It's extremely fast, hosted on Google Cloud Platform. It has a lot of WordPress hosting plans. All of them include:
- Free SSL Certificate
- Free CDN
- Google Cloud Platform
- 20 global locations
Starter Plan supports 1 WordPress install, 20,000 visits and 5 GB of disk space for $30.00 per month.
Pro Plan supports 2 WordPress installs, 40,000 visits and 10 GB of disk space for $60.00 per month.
Business 1 Plan supports 5 WordPress installs, 100,000 visits and 15 GB of disk space for $100.00 per month.
Beside these, there are multiple even larger plans.
5. DigitalOcean (from $5.00 per month)
DigitalOcean is one of the best VPS hosts. It offers multiple droplets, starting from $5 per month for 1 GB of RAM, 1 vCPU, 25 GB SSD Disk 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 only for advanced users.
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