Brent Emmerson

Brent Emmerson

Brent is a freelance web developer who loves experimenting with new technology and sharing his experiences with others. While his career life can get hectic sometimes, he always makes time for the important things in life: good coffee, good wine, and quality time with his twin boys, Aiden and Sean.

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GreenGeeks doesn’t really revolutionize anything in terms of features, ease of use, or pricing, but it does each of them well. What does set GreenGeeks’ shared hosting plans apart from literally every other host I tested was the support. 24/7 champion service, manned by the kind of people who really, really, want to help you. Who says you can’t get good help anymore?


Kinsta is a cloud-based host offering managed WordPress plans with server power and optimization that you won’t find anywhere else. It blew past the competition in my performance tests, while still being fairly easy to use. It’s just a shame that the pricing is somewhat prohibitive.

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting is a weird one. A few years ago, I would’ve said, “Definitely try it out.” With excellent features backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee, you couldn’t have gone wrong. Nowadays, InMotion Hosting is not a terrible host, but there are much better options out there.


Despite all the fancy promises, “not bad” is a good description for Hostwinds. Its hosting services are decent, and that’s about it. There’s nothing special about the service; no amazing feature or ability. While it works fine, many other hosting companies I tested provided better performance and more interesting features.

GoDaddy Hosting

After thoroughly testing GoDaddy’s hosting services, I can say one thing: avoid the basic shared hosting plans. They're simply not worth the price tag. Opt for WordPress hosting from GoDaddy (because it actually uses modern technology and performs pretty decently) but I'll warn you now - to get all the best features, it will cost you!


HostSoch’s hosting plans offer good value for the price, but price isn’t everything. During my testing, I found problems with my site’s loading speeds, and it took a long time to access live chat for help. Between that and the strange terms and conditions, there are faster, less confusing hosting options in India.


HostPapa is hard to recommend. It's based on old technology, it has no special features, and its performance is quite slow. Its support is outsourced and the agents are non-professionals. Its competitors are often cheaper and usually superior in many aspects.