HostMonster vs Web.com

Having trouble deciding on a web host? Reading hosting comparisons is one of the best tools to use when choosing which web host is best for you. Below, we’ll compare HostMonster with Web.com, and at the end, we’ll let you know which host we’d recommend.

Similarities:

  • 24/7 customer support
  • Uptime guarantee

Major Differences:

  • Web.com has both Windows and Linux-based hosting, while HostMonster uses only Linux
  • Web.com has very solid uptime — their best attribute
  • HostMonster has a wide-range of plans to choose from, while Web.com only offers shared hosting
  • HostMonster has dealt with frequent issues with uptime and page-loading speeds in the past

Plans:

HostMonster hosting:
  • Shared
  • VPS
  • Dedicated
  • WordPress available for installation
Web.com hosting:
  • Shared
  • WordPress available for installation

Prices:

Web.com has the advantage here. Web.com’s shared plans start at $5.95/month, while HostMonster’s shared plans start at $9.49/month.

Conclusion:

Despite only having shared hosting, we’ll still give the nod to Web.com in this matchup. They are cheaper than HostMonster, and perform better than HostMonster, most notably in uptime percentage. HostMonster’s plans are rather expensive considering the quality of hosting that they offer; there are many hosts out there that perform better than HostMonster and cost less money. Meanwhile, Web.com is a solid option for either Linux or Windows-based shared hosting.

For more information on HostMonster and Web.com, check out the videos below: