7 Best Web Hosting for Australia (Reviewed by Australians)

If you’re in a hurry then our final verdict comes down to BlueHost. BlueHost offers great uptime, 24×7 support, and probably the best WordPress hosting you can get for the price.

If you live in Australia, and want to venture into the online market, eCommerce, or have a budding startup you want to take public; you need web hosting for your site.

Why do you need this article? Well,  you might already know, there are millions of web hosting services out there. Some are very good, some satisfactory, and some aren’t worth your time.

So which ones are worth your time? Here is where this article can surely help you. We have created a rundown of the best hosting services that work perfectly for the Australian landscape.

According to many people, the internet in Australia is very hit or miss. Internet issues are indeed everywhere. But due to a fair bit of seclusion, Australia experiences a few more than your average ‘network down’ scenarios.

Especially if you are thinking about setting up your own eshop market, blog, or SEO. Hence, we have fetched out some of the best hosting services that could let you be at the same speed as the rest of the world.

Hosting Price Niche
Bluehost $2.95/month WordPress
GreenGeeks $2.95/month Blogging
Interserver $5.00/month Ecommerce
Digital Pacific $9.90/month Blogging/Ecommerce
Crucial Paradigm $22.90/month Small/Med Business
Kinsta $30.00/month WordPress
HostGator $2.75/month Blogging/Ecommerce

P.S. If you’re interested to know more, we’ve tried & tested most of the services on this list. You can check out our hosting reviews at hostingpill.

1. BlueHost

bluehostBlueHost is one of the most popular hosting services of today. The pricing may not be the most modest of all but it is what you get for quality hosting. BlueHost started in 2003, and since then has powered over 2 million websites worldwide.

BlueHost’s in-house developers specialize in WordPress hosting. So if WordPress is your top priority, BlueHost makes up for an obvious choice. Also, BlueHost is packed with up-to-date online and security tools for daily use.

Features

  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Cloudflare CDN

2. GreenGeeks

greengeeksGreenGeeks is probably the most affordable hosting available, considering you want the least sacrifice in quality. What makes it even better is its emphasis on green energy to power its data centers, which believe it or not, they promise 99.9% uptime for.

GreenGeeks is also one of the few services that offer Wildcard SSL over Let’s encrypt. The difference is that the former offers security for subdomains as well.

GreenGeeks plans begin at $2.95/month and go upto $11.95/month, which for many companies is a mid-tier price level.

Features

  • Unlimited Storage & Data Transfer
  • Upto 4X Performance
  • Wildcard SSL
  • LSCache
  • 1-Click App Installer

3. InterServer

interserverInterserver is not a very well-known hosting service. It has a sizable following with over 10,000+ websites but it does what delivers a great hosting experience and an affordable one at that. Now the ‘$1 for 3 Months’ plan wouldn’t be considered a service seller.

But what does sell is its all-in-one benefit plan which offers the entirety of the service for $5/month or $4/month if you get a 3-year subscription. What does this include?

Features

  • Unlimited SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • SitePad Website Builder
  • Global Content Caching
  • Intershield Protection
  • Free Website Migration & SSL Certificates

4. Digital Pacific

Digital PacificNo no, Digital Pacific is not a beach resort for internet enthusiasts. It is an all Australian web hosting service that has all inhouse domain registrar, email services, every kind of hosting out there, internet security & cloud services.

They even have AMD dedicated servers so you know they’re making new developments in hosting. However, the plans are a bit more expensive and the features are bottom of the barrel compared to any other hosting but you certainly get quality domestic hosting.

Please don’t fret if the features are not up to your expectations, a lot of people don’t require unlimited storage or bandwidth that might be running on overheating servers.

Features

  • Upto 5GB Storage
  • Upto 20GB Bandwidth
  • Daily Backups
  • DDoS Protection
  • Network Monitoring

5. Crucial Paradigm

CrucialYeah, the name is lost on me too. But it’s yet another Australian web hosting service that promises quality web hosting with an albeit hefty price tag. Also, its customers seem to be satisfied with the service by giving no less than 4 stars.

Crucial Paradigm offers 3 web hosting plans with mostly similar features. The only exception being storage and add-on domains increasing as you move up. Also, there are no contracts involved so you can quit any time you like.

Features

  • Upto 150GB Storage
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • SSL Certificate
  • Daily Backups
  • Cloudflare Plugin & One-click Installs

6. Kinsta

KinstaKinsta does managed WordPress hosting and does it well. The dashboard overview of all your sites to make management easier is what makes Kinsta standout.I’ve further discussed this in detail in my Kinsta review.

Since this is managed hosting, the pricing and features are designed according to predefined user needs.

For better performance, Kinsta uses LXD containers based on Linux which gives your site an isolated platform, so there can’t be any hardware limitations.

Features

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Upto 250GB Storage Space
  • Free SSL Certificate & CDN
  • Automatic Daily Backups
  • Easy-to-use Staging Areas

7. HostGator

HostGatorHostGator has been growing its country list exponentially. Whether it’s a travel blog, side project, a startup, promotional website or an eCommerce store, HostGator promises 99.9% uptime, free SSL certificate, free domain for the 1st year of service, and easy WordPress installs.

HostGator’s pricing is very modest too. If you’re considering staying away from Australian hosting, you can get started right at $2.75/month. What’s more, is that the most expensive shared hosting plan costs just about $5.95/month, so it’s barely burning a hole in your pocket.

Features

  • Unmetered Storage & Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Sub Domains, FTP Accounts & Email Accounts
  • HostGator Website Builder
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Weekly Off-Site Data Backups

Conclusion

Although Australia is a bit secluded does not mean you can’t have your fair share of web hosting options. Most of the services mentioned above come with a 30 or 45-day money-back guarantee so there’s little to no risk trying any of the services.

Now, out of all the services we mentioned, the Aussie ones seem a bit on the expensive side but this is what’s cheap in Australia anyways. You will certainly get better bandwidth with domestic hosting. Since so many of them are new, the performance could also be exceptional.

That wraps it up. What did you think of the article? Are there any names you might like to add? Are you using any of the services we mentioned in the article? How was your experience? Please comment down below and let us know.