Bookmarks for June 10th

These are my links for June 10th from 12:19 to 12:30:

10 Best Web Hosts

Squarespace

About: A fully hosted, completely managed environment for creating and maintaining your website.

Cost: 5 plans ranging from $8 to $50 per month.

Synopsis: It’s all about the ease of use. If you’re familiar with PHP and SQL, then this is probably not the option for you. Squarespace is a fully customizable content creation solution for those looking for assistance with creating their online presence. With the Squarespace Platform, newbies and pros alike can easily create and manage their online presence.

Slicehost

About: Slicehost brings the experiences, high expectations and support demands of business hosting to the consumer market. We aim to please developers – people who know their stuff.

Cost: 7 plans, from $20 to $800 per month.

Synopsis: Slicehost is not for the web newbie. Slicehost is a mid- to high-end webhost which allows you complete control over their web hosting. Slicehost pricing is not based on bandwidth but on RAM.

MediaTemple

About: Media Temple hosts websites. Big and Small. For years we’ve taken complex technology and simplified it for the everyday website owner. Our products are designed to be powerful, affordable and relevant.

Cost: 3 plans, $20, $50 and $750

Synopsis: MediaTemple has a variety of plans for medium and heavy users. Much like Slicehost (above), MediaTemple is a host for the more technically adept. Their more expensive plans allow simply provide users with a virtual or fully dedicated server for customization and management. If you’d rather not know what root access is, then this may not be the host for you.

DreamHost

About: DreamHost is owned by its employees. We’re a tight-knit family and we’re not looking to sell out to investors or media conglomerates or other gigantic companies who care more about the bottom line than providing solid web hosting.

Cost: 1 plan, $8.95 with 2 year commitment.

Synopsis: Dreamhost is owned by its employees and that is their differentiator. In terms of features, they don’t seem much different from other economy hosts like Bluehost, below, only at a higher price point.

Bluehost

About: BlueHost has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Our internet hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.

Cost: 1 plan, $6.95 with 2 year commitment.

Synopsis: Like most other economy hosts, Bluehost attempts to differentiate themselves with unlimited storage, bandwidth and website hosting. Their generic messaging is further supplemented by their promises of reliability.

000Webhost

About: 000webhost.com ($0.00 webhost), is an industry leader in providing top class free web hosting services without advertising! There are no hidden costs, no adverts, and no restrictive terms.

Cost: 2 plans, free and “premium” hosting for $4.84.

Synopsis: 000Webhost changes the rules of the game a bit. Whereas previously, anyone looking for free hosting would have to deal with advertising and most likely a subdomain, 000Webhost offers free web hosting with neither of those handcuffs. Although their free hosting has limits on disk space and transfer, it is more than enough for anyone starting a new blog or small site.

Linode

About: We’re a VPS hosting company built upon one simple premise: provide the best possible tools and services to those that know what they need — better hosting.

Cost: 6 plans, from $19.95 to $159.95.

Synopsis: Linode is quite possibly the most advance web hosting service on this list. With access to everything from the kernel to root access and up, you have control over every aspect of your server.

Hostmonster

About: HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Our internet hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.

Cost: 1 plan, $6.95 per month.

Synopsis: Hostmonster is an economy web host in the mold of BlueHost. There is nothing that really differentiates their offering from BlueHost. Much like the former, Hostmonster’s message focuses on their unlimited features and support.

HostGator

About: Host Gator provides shared, reseller and dedicated web hosting solutions. Our services are designed for both beginners and professionals. All of our shared plans include a 99.9% uptime guarantee, 24/7 support and a 45-day money back guarantee.

Cost: 3 products with varying plans: Shared ($4.95), Reseller ($24.95) and Dedicated ($174.00).

Synopsis: Hostgator differentiates themselves from all other web hosts on this list with their breadth of products. Those looking for economy hosting will find affordable packages. Those looking for dedicated hosting will have that as well. And for the entrepreneurs out there, HostGator also offer reseller plans.

NearlyFreeSpeech

About: Sure, we could offer big bundles for flat monthly fees, but that type of plan actually makes more profit when your site does poorly. Since our price is based solely on what you actually use, we do well when your site does well.

Cost: Cost based on use.

Synopsis: NearlyFreeSpeech is the only web host on this list that does not rely on a flat pricing structure. They charge you based on usage, so if you’re a newbie with a brand new blog, this might be your best bet. Just don’t be too good too fast, you might end up paying more than you expected.