CrazyDomains and GoDaddy are generally regarded as the best and most popular web hosting companies in Australia for individuals, or small to medium businesses. According to the world leader in technographics, Datanyze, each company captures about 7.5% of total market share in Australia. Only beaten out by Google and Amazons cloud web-hosting services, which is primarily utilized by large corporations or companies.
Where CrazyDomains and GoDaddy win alot of customers is through their reliable, easy to set up hosting plans, which also come with better customer support than most competitors. Both companies offer solutions for a range of businesses, from individuals looking to start a basic portfolio or blog, right up to high-traffic, high-value businesses that rely on optimal server performance and security.
Strictly looking at renewal prices, we’ve gathered and averaged the entry-level hosting plans from the top companies offering Australian web hosting. Depending on the type of hosting you signup for, here’s a breakdown of what you should expect to pay for hosting:
-The average monthly price for shared web hosting in Australia is $10-$11AUD.
-The average monthly price for WordPress web hosting in Australia is $10-$11AUD.
-The average monthly price for Basic Cloud web hosting in Australia is $6-$8AUD.
-The average monthly price for VPS web hosting in Australia is $80-$90AUD.
Customers looking to host their first website should start with Shared Web Hosting, it’s comparatively low cost and it’s the easiest to get set up. If you’re a total beginner, we’d suggest going with GoDaddy they’re one of the most used hosting companies in Australia and offer 24/7 human customer support.
In general, it’s always ideal to pick a server location that is geographically closest to your traffic. You’ll typically be able to find a provider with servers in either Sydney or Melbourne, which will comfortably serve traffic from across Australia and New Zealand. That being said, if budget is your bottom line, you may be able to find cheaper options hosting a server from Asia (Singapore) and still be able to achieve adequate site speeds.
Once you’ve decided on a host, be sure to read a few hosting reviews on the provider and check what customers are saying about the company. Often this bit of research can help you avoid any disappointing experiences down the line if a host fails to provide the level of customer support you expect or service that your sites require.