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15 Monthly Billed Web Hosting Services

Web hosts are pretty sly when it comes to their billing cycles.

While there are tempting hosting offers at only $3 per month, you’ll have to pay up to 10 times more for the whole year to even start using their service.

So are there any hosts with monthly payment methods?

There are, but you’ll have to find needles in the haystack. As a matter of fact, you need to manually go through each hosts billing process to find out for yourself.

Wipe off those sweats. I’ve done it you and here are the top 15 real monthly web hosting services.

This list has been ordered according to ratings from the largest user-generated web host reviews on the internet — WhoIsHostingThis.


A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting - Website

Price: $10.59 per month, no free domain
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

A2 Hosting was founded in 2001, providing hosting services “by developers, for developers”. The company proudly claims that its servers are privately owned, and only its own technical team are allowed to access them.

Although their monthly hosting fee goes up to $10.59 per month (as with all web hosts, the price drops if you choose yearly billing cycles), you get what you pay for.

A2 Hosting has been praised by many for their good uptime history and timely 24/7 technical support.

What a pleasant surprise to find a company with such a strong focus not only on their technical prowess but a sincere and genuine focus on their customers.

A unique feature to A2 Hosting is that all users get free access to Server Rewind for free. It’s a completely custom backup tool that is accessible through your cPanel and provides you with restore points for files and databases. This means you don’t have to outsource backup services which can save a significant amount.


TMDHosting - Website

Price: $7.99 per month
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

TMDHosting was launched in 2007. Despite not being the biggest host out there, they have grown to over 60k users in only 6 years.

Although TMDHosting doesn’t make any claims about their uptime guarantee, they rarely have any complains. On top of that, they pride themselves with very quick support, sometimes even going as far as resolving issues within 5 minutes. This is a rarity when it comes to more popular hosts (like BlueHost or iPage) where customer support can take up to 20 – 30 minutes to get back to you.

Considering all factors above, TMDHosting is a good low budget host for anyone who prefers monthly payment.


GreenGeeks - Website

Price: $9.95 per month, setup fee $15.00, no free domain
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

As an USA recognized Green Power Partner, GreenGeeks’ goal is to become the best green energy web hosting company in the industry.

Of course, $9.95 is considered a pretty high price for a web host (shared hosts can be as low as $3). But something you need to know when it comes to renting a web hosting service is that the longer you pay, the better the offer.

GreenGeeks claims up to 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is as good as it’s gonna get.

They are also known for their in-depth customer support. Users even goes as far as commenting that GreenGeeks are “willing to help with problems which had nothing to do with their services.”

So if you like green energy and good service, you may want to give GreenGeek a try.


HostGator - Website

Price: $10.59 per month
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

HostGator is some of the bigger brands in the web hosting industry, with over 950k hosted websites worldwide. And that includes high-profile partners like: Cisco, AT&T and Dell, to name a few.

Unlike their peers, HostGator also offers a monthly billing cycle of $10.59 per month.

Boasting a large range of features and a good uptime to help you make the most out of your site, HostGator is a good choice when it comes to reliability.

Another great point is that all HostGator accounts are backed up on a weekly basis. If you need to restore a backup, HostGator charges $15. If unless you supply the backup file yourself, this service is free.

Host Metro

Host Metro - Website

Price: $7.95 per month + $14.49 setup price
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

Host Metro was launched in 2003, dedicating their service only to shared hosting.

While there are mixed opinions when it comes to Host Metro, it’s comforting to know that they offer a good 99.9% yearly uptime guarantee, in case they couldn’t live up to it, you can claim a month of hosting for free.

Another thing about Host Metro is that they offer a 45 money-back guarantee, a slightly longer offer than most other hosts.

One dot com - Website

Price: First year free, setup fee $13.80
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

While doesn’t offer monthly billing, their first year price is even better than any web hosts I’ve seen. In fact, goes as far as offering a free first year hosting (note that you still need to pay for the setup fee).

While not well-know in the USA, still manages to claim more than 950,000 members worldwide.

Remember though, nothing good comes with a cheap price. And the same goes with You can easily host a small, low-traffic site with them, but as an economy hosting, has a lot of upsells to buy more server spaces at the risk of site speed and uptime.

In addition, is not the best when it comes to customer support. You may have to wait a long time (I mean days or weeks) to hear back from them.

A Small Orange

A Small Orange - Website

Price: 3 out of 5 stars
Rating: $5 per month
Official Website:

Like TMDHosting, A Small Orange isn’t one of the best-known hosts in the industry but they have grown rapidly over the years.

What’s great about A Small Orange is their tiny price of only $5 even for monthly billing cycles.

There are reasons why established bloggers like Chelsea Lords, author of “How I Made 40k My First Year of Blogging” chose A Small Orange over BlueHost.

That said, A Small Orange has harvested a deal of controversial reviews, from being the best host to some, to being the worst to others. Bottom line, A Small Orange is a good and reliable host for small websites but lacks robust features for bigger ones.


Arvixe - Website

Price: $7 per month
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

Founded in the USA in 2003, Arvixe offers a range of services from shared to dedicated hosting.

Like many other web hosting companies, Arvixe offers a 99.9% site uptime guarantee, and they offer refund if the guarantee is broken in any given month.

There is something you need to know though, during the recent year, Arvixe has been reported to run extremely slow with significant down time overall. Also, the support team has been slow to resolve issues and answer feedbacks.

While they used to be a well-praised service, you need to proceed with caution.


Hostwind - Website

Price: $6.50 per month, no free domain name
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

Hostwinds is specialized in low-cost hosting and aims to provide quality services at a fair price. For that reason, they offer a nice monthly billing cycle of only $6.50 per month.

Hostwinds is a relatively new web host, founded in 2010. With features such as instant setup and a 99.9% uptime guarantee, They made sure meet all users basic needs.

Hostwinds also boasts a good 24/7 customer support system via tickets that are usually answered within 15 minutes.


StartLogic - Website

Price: $5.99 per month, no free domain
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

Also a new host, StartLogic is specialized shared hosting.

While not the best service out there, StartLogic offers a good price for those looking for an attachement-free monthly billed host. You need to know though, that as an economy host StartLogic doesn’t handle traffic spikes well, so if you are looking to build a small site, go for it. Otherwise this is a not a web host for you.


JustHost - Website

Price: $7.99 per month, no free domain registration
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

JustHost is a budget web hosting provider that focuses on shared hosting plans. They are known to offer notable discounts upon sign-up and a rare anytime money-back guarantee.

Founded in 2008, JustHost has made its mark as an economic host with good support and uptime history. However you need to know that during recent years, there has been reports of severe bugs like all hosted emails marked as spam or datas getting wiped clean.


1 and 1 - Website

Price: $7.99 per month
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

1&1 was founded back in 1988, claiming over 10.5 million users worldwide.

And the good news here is that 1&1 also offer a monthly billing cycle of only $7.99 per month including a free domain name and free setup.

While 1&1 make no claims about their uptime history, all user data are simultaneously stored in two locations. So if one server fails, the other will take over to ensure all website’s uptime.


iPower - Website

Price: $7.95 per month
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

iPower is a sister company to StartLogic, founded in 2001. iPower targets both business and personal users, while offering a relatively low cost service and extensive tools for website building.

All new iPower users receive a good amount of free gifts including a drag and drop site builder tool, $50 in Facebook ad credits, $25 for Yahoo!/Bing advertising and $100 in Google ad credits.

There has been a lot of mixed reviews when it comes iPower though. While there are little complains about their server performance, iPower are mostly scrutinized for their support not being timely, or able to fix user issues.

Another thing you need to know about iPower is that they have no money-back guarantee. In fact, if you want to cancel the service, you’ll need to give one month’s notice and pay a $35 minimum cancellation fee.


FastWebHost - Website

Price: $12.00 first year (renewal rate at $35.88 per year)
Official Website:

FastWebHost is a privately held web hosting company started in 2002. They are currently hosting over 200k domains for customers in over 150 countries.

While FastWebHost isn’t well-known in the industry, it offers some of the cheapest price I’ve ever came across of only $12 the first year.

Aside from a reassuring 99.9% uptime guarantee, FastWebHost also offers 24/7 customer support, their average response time is around 15 – 20 minutes.


Bulwark Host - Website

Price: $4.75 per month
Official Website:

BulwarkHost started offering shared hosting plans in 2013 with the lowest monthly price ever, $4.75 per month.

Despite being a new host, BulwarkHost has racked up some pretty good reputations among professional web host reviewers. Boasting a good uptime history and fast loading speed, BulwarkHost is also known for their above and beyond support.

That said, BulwarkHost offers limited monthly bandwidth for each of their plans. This basically means you may get into troubles during traffic peaks, unless you upgrade before hand.

Honorable mention: SiteGround

SiteGround - Website

Price: One month trial $3.95 ($14.95 setup)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Official Website:

While this is not a true monthly billed host, you still have a chance to only pay for a trial month at SiteGround.

Renowned as one of the best host in the industry, SiteGround is a privately-owned company that mainly provides web hosting services for individuals and small businesses.

SiteGround not only has an outstanding user satisfaction rating, but also a detailed list of features and plans to fit your need for the cheapest price.

Considering SiteGround is currently hosting over 250k domains and manages over 1,000 servers across three different countries, they are a reliable solution for anyone looking to build a sustainable online website.


Whether you want to quickly try your hands at creating a website or start a short-term project, I hope you’ve found a suitable host in the list.

Remember though, there is a reason why most hosts only offer yearly payments: it helps fund their services and allows them to offer great promotional prices.

That’s how quality hosts like Bluehost are able to offer super low prices.

Feel free to drop a comment if you have any questions about monthly billed web hosts, I’ll try my best to answer!

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Anh Nguyen is a blogger and minimalist who's crazy about design and content quality. Learn more about him here, or connect with him on Twitter.

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  1. Owain

    Thank you for an informative post. It is hard these days to find the right web hosting to fit your needs. In the past I used 123 reg. They were cheap and I had no trouble using their services. I see that they are still around. I will have to compare them though to the ones you have listed here to see if they offer a better deal. Thank you for this.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Thanks for sharing, Owain! 123 reg seems like a nice local host, I will also check it out. 🙂

  2. Vallery

    I do remember some time in the past when i was looking for monthly hosting, it was quite a pain to find them.

    The one that was recommended for me was Arvixe and i really had a bad experience with them. Just like you pointed out, support and feedback is really an issue there.

    Had it been I found your site back then, I am sure A2 hosting would have been the way to go, because I am really making some sense out of your ratings.

    Very useful info.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Vallery, I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, Arvixe seems to have degraded a bit as a service. I hope you’ve found a good hosting for your site now!

  3. Norman Tay

    Hey Anh, thanks for the research. I think this article will be helpful for those who may not be comfortable with hosting companies that charges 1 year or 2 year in advance. Even though, there is the savings that comes with such arrangement. I heard quite good things from SiteGround hosting service but cant say the same about Hostgator.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Norman, SiteGround is surely a solid hosting. While HostGator did garner some controversial reviews (mostly about their customer support), their service are still trustworthy and a good choice for those on budget.

  4. Afees Alli

    Awesome website about blogging. Which one of this web hosting service would you recommend for new comers? I am not familiar with any of the web hosting sites on your website and i use Wealthy affiliates for everything. So what do you recommend for beginners and are there any free web hosting site?

    • Anh Nguyen

      Afees Alli, what I would recommend for you is to go with the Wealthy Affiliate hosting. While independent hosts are great and have a good price, you already have an in-built one at Wealthy Affiliate, which I also use myself to create Bloggingthing. :

  5. Armand707

    Hi Anh,

    This is quite an impressive research that you have done on what monthly web hostings to consider when building a website. I never knew other web hosting sites that charges a monthly fee outside of GoDaddy and HostGator. I feel that you have done a good job in listing others on here. By the way, I didn’t see any ratings for FastWebHost and BulwarkHost. Would you say that they have good ratings? I look forward to your response.


    • Anh Nguyen

      Armand, I’m happy to hear you learnt something new in the article! FastWebHost and BulwarkHost are pretty new in the industry and wasn’t yet rated on WhoIsHostingThis. I would say both of them are decent hosts, especially BulwarkHost, if you are looking for a cheap monthly web hosting service.

      Remember though, you get what you pay for, these hosts are more geared towards smaller sites.

  6. Farhan

    Hello Anh!

    Great article you have here. There are many hosting sites to choose from out there, and it can be very confusing. The issue that bugs me the most is the possible upsells from these hosting sites.

    I see some of the sites have very good reviews in terms of their technical or customer support. This is very important for me, which is why sites like GreenGeek is very appealing to me. What do you think is most important thing to look out for?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Farhan, I think when searching for a suitable hosting, you’d want to look into their uptime scores and packages specifically if they offer limited bandwidth (suppose they do, you may have issues with traffic spikes) or not, which I have noted on the post as well. GreenGeeks for example, offers unlimited bandwidth to all users so that wouldn’t be an issue. 🙂

  7. Wow! I wish I had found this article before I went through the time and hassle of other sites that bill yearly and quietly include all these extras you don’t realize you’re paying for! Great content here and I appreciate the topic, I haven’t seen anyone else write about this! Thank you for the info I am sure many will find it quite useful.

  8. Edmund

    Hi, Anh Nguyen.

    I am looking for monthly payment web hosting because I do not like a long-term contract. I want the flexibility to switch company which can give better benefits and offers.

    With this information, I can laser zoom in on the one I like best! Thanks for your effort in compiling this list of monthly paid web hosting. This really save me up tons of time!

    • Anh Nguyen

      I’m glad I can help, Edmund!

  9. Michel

    Excellent article on hosting. You have done a lot of work researching all of these platforms.

    The only one I have had experience with was Hostgator, and they are pretty good.

    Now however, Wealthy Affiliate hosts all my sites, as it is just so much easier and quicker. I have never looked back.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Michel, I agree with you that while Wealthy Affiliate is more expensive as an all-in-one solution, it’s a great host that I use for Bloggingthing as well. 🙂

  10. Jason

    Wow, I didn’t know there were so many web hosts out there. I am also surprised some of the top names weren’t even on the list such as Godaddy and Namecheap. Are these others really better than these two? I am also shocked that Hostgator is so far down the list. Thanks for making this post. It will come in handy for later research.

    • Anh Nguyen

      Jason, Godaddy and HostGator are certainly some of the most popular hosts out there and to some extent they can be more trustworthy than some hosts listed above. This list is only focusing on monthly billed web hosts.

  11. Hi Anh,

    That’s a huge list you have shared but if I will switch to some other hosting will surely go for BlueHost.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Robin, although BlueHost doesn’t have a monthly plan, it’s also my personal host of choice. 🙂

  12. Travis Smithers

    Going over your list of hosting companies I see you have quite a few to choose from with a few of them with great ratings and relatively cheap rates.

    From the list of businesses you feature here do they also have training for developing a website or are they just hosting companies with no website builders or training?

    • Anh Nguyen

      Travis, all hosting companies listed have basic trainings on how to build a website, and of course features to do it as well. In fact, it’s those are the norm for most web hosts.

  13. Mason

    Hi, what a huge amount of information here… I love it! Never even heard of some of these hosting companies, will need to bookmark some of them to give them a try in the future. I noticed you didn’t cover BlueHost? I’ve only used them so far and haven’t ever had any issues etc.

    Thanks for the information.


    • Anh Nguyen

      Mason, I’m glad you enjoyed the article! The reason I didn’t cover BlueHost even though it’s one of my favourite host is because, unfornately they don’t offer a monthly payment cycle.

  14. Great collection indeed Anh Nguyen, I have heard of few of the web hosting listed above, but there are few new to me. Thanks a lot for sharing a good informative post. 🙂

  15. Bill

    Hi, thanks for taking time to compile this list of hosting companies. Wondering what GreenGeeks does to call themselves a green energy web hosting company. I don’t dispute their claim, just wondering what they do to make that claim. Also, are the ratings your ratings or from another source. I’m not disputing, just asking. Thank for the informative article!

    • Anh Nguyen

      Bill, the ratings are from WhoIsHostingThis. As for GreenGeeks, they are known to be a recognized EPA Green Power Partner and works on wind energy credits to reduce environmental pollutions. You can learn more about that here. 🙂