Caitlin Greyling is a writer and reviewer at Website Planet.

Caitlin specializes in writing about web hosting, web builder software, graphic design, tech, and electronics, and has published hundreds of product reviews and comparisons for Website Planet and the likes of The Daily Mail and Durability Matters. She regularly tests new software and products – both to write about and use for her freelance and personal design projects.

For a decade prior to joining Website Planet, Caitlin has made her way as a freelance writer, graphic designer, photographer, and digital nomad. Tech-savvy and skilled in the arts, she’s shared her knowledge with readers of various popular publications, including PictureCorrect, Photutorial, and others.

When Caitlin’s not working, she’s exploring nature with her son and dog or relaxing at home with her cat. She’s passionate about sustainability, climate change, and equality. She is currently studying for an NCTJ diploma in journalism.

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Reviews

ZenBusiness

ZenBusiness packs everything you need in one LLC formation service – including filing, accounting, web design, and compliance tools and subscriptions. Applying online is easy – you can either choose a plan or select only the features you want. ZenBusiness’ services are competitively priced, but most of them – including the plan that includes LLC formation – are...

4.9
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LegalZoom

LegalZoom can help you form your LLC for free, but unlike many other providers, it offers a lot more than that. You can, for example, customize your package and add on exactly the additional legal and accounting services you need to optimize your spend. That said, you may be waiting a long time for a turnaround – unless you pay a hefty expedited processing fee.

4.8
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Nexcess

Nexcess’ unique premium shared hosting plans are ideal for SMBs and e-commerce sites. Servers are configured specifically for WordPress, WooCommerce, Adobe Commerce (Magento), and more. Overall, Nexcess makes website creation and management ridiculously easy and affordable. However, you will pay more than standard shared hosting rates for Nexcess’ scalable performance and...

4.8
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MochaHost

Mochahost is a pretty good budget host, and while it does have its flaws, so do its competitors. On the whole, you can’t complain about its VPS and shared hosting packages, which offer abundant resources at a fair price. However, some of the best perks are only available on the most expensive plans. Before you make any final decisions, you should check out Hostinger's cheap...

4.7
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IONOS

IONOS offers pricing and stellar performance that’s hard to beat. IONOS’ range of hosting types and plans makes it ideal for almost everyone – e-commerce stores, creative agencies, corporations, and solopreneurs. However, IONOS isn’t perfect. Despite the steady uptime and useful hosting features, we found some issues with its customer support service.

4.7
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Namecheap

Namecheap is best known for selling competitively priced domains. However, Namecheap’s hosting services are also worthwhile – I found them easy to use, reliable, and extremely fast. That said, the managed WordPress plans do come with some strict limitations, so check carefully and make sure that they can fully answer your needs.

4.7
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Kamatera

Steady server performance makes Kamatera stand out against other VPS and cloud hosting providers. With its decent pricing plans and 30-day free trial, it's a great platform if you don't mind tinkering with your own servers. But if you're new to cloud and VPS hosting and there's no system administrator available, it might be a bit more of a challenge

4.6
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Vietnix

Vietnix has gained acclaim for offering hosting plans with lower-than-usual rates that still pack on the features. However, as a Vietnamese web host with local data centers only, it's best suited for websites targeting visitors in the region. That said, its support is very helpful and on par with international hosts.

4.6
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InMotion Hosting

I tested out InMotion Hosting’s shared hosting service, so you don’t have to. My key takeaways? Expect satisfactory performance, pricing, and features. Definitely make sure to add InMotion Hosting to your list if you’re a developer, agency, or reseller. If you’re in the market for basic website hosting, InMotion Hosting is a dependable option, even though it may not stand out...

4.6
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Nimbus Hosting

Founded in 2011, Nimbus Hosting focuses on providing hosting primarily for resellers. It has a solid uptime service level agreement, lots of positive customer reviews, and excellent customer service statistics. Plus, its hosting is powered by 100% renewable energy. However, there are a few reasons why it just missed being included on our list of the top ten hosts.

4.5
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BetterLegal

Despite ranking pricier than many other popular US company formation services, BetterLegal is still a worthy contender. The features bundled into BetterLegal’s LLC formation package are a step up. It combines the best of both worlds: professional legal and accounting support with the convenience of online LLC formation services. However, sole traders and corporations may fail...

4.5
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DreamHost

DreamHost is certainly a dream to set up. It ranked high for usability and customer support in my tests and it’s an affordable choice thanks to generous first-term discounts. But despite being a good budget host, DreamHost may not be your top option if you’re seeking advanced features and reliable global performance.

4.4
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Vercaa Hosting

“Managed cloud hosting at a reasonable price” is how I’d sum up Vercaa Hosting. Beginner-friendly tools, 1-click installations, excellent support, and big discounts for long-term plans are attractive features. However, there are performance issues, particularly with slow loading speeds outside of Europe. I'd recommend this host if your target audience is in France and western...

4.4
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Fasthosts

Fasthosts offers a diverse range of hosting plans and services, including affordable WordPress hosting. While our previous tests revealed some problems with reliability, it seems the host has improved its offering since then. Keep reading to find out how this host ranks now in .

4.4
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HostStage

In its own words, HostStage is a full-service host made for digital/internet marketers. Its unique SEO and marketing tools, global data centers, 24/7 chat support, and range of hosting plans and VPS configurations certainly appeal to this demographic. And its pricing isn’t too shabby, either. That said, I do find its marketing of “yet-to-be-released” features a bit...

4.2
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Blog Posts

How To Start a Clothing Store Online: A 6-Step Guide [2024]

Just like any iconic retail space (think Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Harrod’s), you’ll want your digital storefront to be as welcoming and enticing as possible. Luckily, building a stunning clothing store online is now more affordable and accessible than ever – even with a small budget and zero coding or website design skills. To start off on the right foot, you should...

5.0
June 21, 2024
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How To Start an Event Planning Business in 6 Easy Steps [2024]

Starting an event planning business is an exciting journey that can turn your passion into a thriving career. While there are several steps to get started, this guide will help simplify the process so you can focus more on what you love most – planning amazing events! First, we'll dive into how to crystallize a solid business idea for your event planning company...

5.0
June 21, 2024
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THE 7 Best Windows VPS Hosting Services [in 2024]

There are many reasons you might prefer using Windows Server over Linux on your VPS. Maybe you prefer the intuitive GUI, maybe your company or organization already uses ASP.NET, Exchange, or Sharepoint, or maybe you just don’t like the look on that smug Linux penguin’s face. Whatever your reason, you can’t choose any old host and call it a day. A VPS plan is a big...

4.4
June 19, 2024
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How To Start an LLC in Michigan: the Simple Method in 2024

If you're dreaming of starting a business in Michigan, establishing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is ideal, as it can provide credibility, tax advantages, and separation of personal and business liabilities. Additionally, forming an LLC in Michigan offers the advantage of relatively low filing fees, making it an attractive option for entrepreneurs looking to establish...

4.0
June 18, 2024
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How To Start a Food Blog in 5 Easy Steps [2024 Guide]

Food blogging is an exciting and rewarding hobby, which can potentially lead to a full-time career. Many entrepreneurial food bloggers have been able to grow their food blog into a media empire, all the while inspiring many avid foodies with delicious recipes, insider dining recommendations, and expert culinary tips along the way.  When it comes to food blogging, there are...

4.7
June 11, 2024
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How To Form an LLC in New Jersey: The BEST Way in 2024

If you're eager to turn your business aspirations into reality in New Jersey, establishing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) could be your ticket to launching successfully. Opting for LLC formation not only enhances your business's credibility but also offers tax advantages and protects your personal assets from business liabilities. New Jersey also presents an attractive...

4.7
June 11, 2024
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10 Best LLC Formation Services in Florida [2024]: Paid & FREE

As you may know, Florida is one of the most popular states to incorporate in thanks to its lack of state income tax, growing population, and top 5 GDP. However, with no shortage of Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation services in the Sunshine State, it’s important to find one that’s right for you and your individual goals and budget. While many companies offer basic...

4.7
May 23, 2024
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10 Best Python Hosting Services: Shared & VPS [2024]

Choosing the wrong web host for your Python app can prove to be a waste of time and money. Many web hosting providers label themselves “developer-friendly” but lock SSH access to premium plans only, or offer no support for the frameworks you want to use. In the worst case, Python may not even work with some hosts due to a lack of CGI or mod_wsgi support. This is usually an...

4.3
May 16, 2024
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8 Best Cheap WordPress Hosting (Reliable + Safe) in 2024

WordPress hosts often claim you need to buy an expensive hosting plan to get the best performance out of your website – but is that just marketing hype to make you pay more? I’m here to tell you that while you don’t need an expensive hosting plan to build a WordPress website (though some of those premium features are very nice), you don’t want to be stuck with a slow,...

4.4
May 12, 2024
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10 Best MySQL Database Hosting Services (CHEAP) in 2024

Because MySQL is an open-source database management system, you might think cheap MySQL hosting is the norm. However, hosting is far more than software management. It requires advanced infrastructure – including data centers, server hardware, and technicians – to keep things running smoothly. MySQL hosts can store text-based data for your CMS at a low price. However, they...

3.2
May 03, 2024
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9 Best Hosting Providers for New Zealand Websites in 2024

If most of your website visitors are from New Zealand, you might be tempted to sign up with a local web host. But hear me out – I’ve spent the past few months testing the most popular providers in New Zealand as part of Website Planet’s massive web hosting comparison project, and I was mostly disappointed by what I found. Normally, I expect local companies to offer better...

4.6
April 29, 2024
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10 Best Web Hosts for Canada Tested in 2024 (+ 4 To Avoid)

As far as web hosting goes, Canadians have it pretty good. Only a handful of the best international hosts have data centers in the country, but local providers have some of the most competitive offers I’ve seen. Due to its proximity to the US, Canadians can also take advantage of US infrastructure and hosting deals.  Even so, you have to be careful because not all hosts...

5.0
April 29, 2024
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10 Best Web Hosts With Free Site Migration [2024 Update]

There are many reasons why you might choose to switch web hosting providers. Maybe your current hosting plan doesn’t give you enough storage or bandwidth, or maybe its performance is lacking. Or perhaps you’ve simply decided to look for a hosting plan that offers better value for money. Either way, you’ll need to migrate your website, which can be a risky, stressful, and...

4.3
April 15, 2024
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10 Best FREE VPS Hosting Trials (That Actually Work) in 2024

If you’re searching for a forever-free VPS, I have some bad news: you aren’t going to find one that isn’t a scam. After extensive research on the best deals for VPS, I’ve run into many of these “free VPS hosts.” Each and every single one turned out to be completely fake. Now, here’s the good news: I found some high-quality VPS hosting services that offer free trials. But...

5.0
April 01, 2024
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InMotion Hosting VPS Review: Are Pricier Plans Worth It? [2024]

A Versatile Host With Plenty To Offer Almost Anyone Resource management, e-commerce optimizations, and DDos protection: InMotion Hosting has a lot going for it InMotion Hosting offers a variety of hosting products, including shared, reseller, VPS, WordPress, WooCommerce, cloud VPS, and dedicated hosting. While some of its offerings are very affordable (shared hosting and...

5.0
March 27, 2024
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