For individuals or small businesses looking for web hosting, Hetzner and GoDaddy are the most popular providers in Bulgaria, according to data by Datanyze. While Google, AWS, and DigitalOcean are all highly popular as well, these providers primarily service specialized businesses or applications.
Hetzner is undoubtedly a popular choice thanks to its three European data centers, affordable pricing, and solid uptime guarantee. GoDaddy is the most popular web hosting service in the world, so it’s no surprise that they’re sought after in Bulgaria. With data centers in the Netherlands, they’re also well positioned to serve a European audience.
Strictly looking at renewal prices, we’ve gathered and averaged the entry-level hosting plans from the top companies offering Bulgarian 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 Bulgaria is €11.
-The average monthly price for Basic Cloud web hosting in Bulgaria is €20.
-The average monthly price for VPS web hosting in Bulgaria is €32.
-The average monthly price for Reseller web hosting in Bulgaria is €11.
Customers looking to host their first website should start with Shared Web Hosting, it’s a comparatively low cost, easy to set up option, and is great for blogs or basic eCommerce stores. If you’re a total beginner, we’d suggest going with GoDaddy 24/7 human customer support.
While Bulgarian-based hosting providers might be rare, there are plenty of options with data centers located close by in Western Europe, especially Germany. However, Bulgaria is centrally located between Europe and Asia, lying close to global internet backbones. For that reason, data centers in this country are highly sought-after by some, particularly near the capital, Sofia.
There are also several Bulgarian hosting companies, although they don’t seem to be as popular. Depending on how important having a Bulgarian-speaking service is to you, these could be worth considering.