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Choosing the best web host

In order to find web hosting adapted to your needs, you need to define criteria according to your site. In fact, not all hosting providers provide the same services, and it would be pointless to pay for sophisticated hosting if the site to be hosted only has a few static HTML web pages (without a database, etc.). Very good free hosts fulfill these functions very well.

What is hosting

Paying hosts

Free hosting

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What is hosting

In order to make available a website 24 / 24H it is necessary that it is hosted on a server permanently connected to the Internet. Technically it is possible to host your own website if you have a sufficiently large upstream flow. Indeed on a website visitors are essentially downloading in the downward direction (download), which means that the server is mostly sending web pages (upload).

However, in order to make a quality service to visitors, it is advisable to use the services of a host, that is to say a company offering hosting (in English hosting) of the website on specialized servers permanently connected to the internet at very high speed.

The following types of hosting are generally distinguished: free hosting, mutualised hosting: this is a hosting offer where the server hosts a large number of sites, dedicated hosting. (in English dedicated hosting): this is the complete rental of a server and finally colocation (English housing): this formula consists of renting a hosting bay that can accommodate the client’s servers.

Paying hosts

Without judging the quality of their services, the most popular pay hosts in France (in terms of the number of searches) are as follows:

You will find below a selection of paying hosts (in alphabetical order) among the most famous in France:

Online is the hosting service of the parent company of Free (Proxad). Its basic offer includes 150 GB of disk space, 3 email accounts, 1 MySQL database, for € 1.99 per month. The domain name is included in all offers and PHP 7.2 is included.

OVH is the leading French host in terms of volume. Acting also as registrar, its basic offer includes 1 GB of disk space with unlimited traffic, 2 accounts of 5 GB emails, 1 domain name, 1 Mysql database for € 1.49 per month. Possibility of automatic installation WordPress (blog), Joomla (Site), ZenPhoto (Photo Gallery), PHPbb (forum), Prestashop (e-commerce solution).

FirstHeberg.com is a French host and registrar, here is its basic offer: 50 GB of disk space, 100 mailboxes of 2 GB, 1 domain name included at the time of purchase and / or renewal for one year, 5 MySQL databases of 300 MB for € 1.99 per month. PHP 5.6 included, shared SSL certificate and unlimited traffic. The php.ini is also customizable and a large number of CMS are compatible.

Gandi is a hoster and registar (possibility to buy a domain name) with a proven infrastructure. Its basic offer includes the programming language of your choice (PHP, Node.JS, Python, Ruby) and a database among MySQL, pgSQL and MongoDB. Access can be done by Git, SSH, SFTP or API and it also offers regular snapshots and crontab services to automate task launching. The basic offer is 4 € HT per month.

1and1 is a web host and registar (offering the possibility of buying a domain name). It has been tested by the community. Its basic offer includes 100 GB of disk space, 100 Email accounts, 1 free domain name in the first year, 1 Mysql database, 1 SSL certificate (HTTPS) for € 1.99 per month. PHP (with mail ()), Perl, Python, C, ASP / ASP.net on some offers. Traffic is unlimited for all offers.

Cubis-Helios is a company offering secure web hosting and easy to set up. Its hosting offer includes unlimited e-mail boxes to the extent of 1GB of storage, 1GB of disk space, unlimited subdomains, 1 MySQL database or PostgreSQL, HTTPS provided, PHP, an antivirus and antispam included for 8 € / month.

Easy hosting is a web host and a registar (it offers the possibility of buying a domain name). It is part of the offers that have been tested by the community. Its basic offer includes 25 GB of disk space, 5 100MB email accounts, 1 domain name, 1 Mysql database for € 1.49 per month. PHP (with mail ()), Perl, Python, C are included in all offers and the traffic is unlimited.

EvxOnline offers 30 GB of disk space in its basic offering with unlimited email accounts. 20 MySQL databases are included in the basic package, starting at 1.89 € per month. PHP5 and MySQL5 are included in all offers with unlimited traffic.

Ikoula is a hoster and registar tested by the community. Its basic offer includes 10 GB of disk space, 10 email accounts, 1 domain name, 1 Mysql database for 1.99 € HT / month. PHP (with mail ()) is included in all offers with unlimited traffic

Infomaniak offers 60GB of disk space with unlimited traffic, free domain name, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited email accounts, PHP, Perl and Python for 10 € per month

Likuid (formerly MavenHosting) is a community-tested hosting provider with 75GB of disk space with unlimited traffic (no limit to transfer your data), 3 free domain names, unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases for 4.99 € HT per month.

LWS is a hosting and registar offering 100GB of disk space in its basic offering with unlimited traffic, 10 5GB email accounts, 1 domain name, 1 Mysql database of 1GB, pre-boarded CMS (Joomla, WordPress etc) for € 1.49 per month.

Netissime is a community-tested hosting and registar offering a basic offer with 25 GB of disk space, unlimited traffic, 10 email accounts, 1 database for € 2.99 per month.

O2switch offers only one high quality web hosting offer. It is all-inclusive, no extra cost, no surprises and really unlimited: Unlimited disk space, Unlimited transfer, MySQL Unlimited databases, PHP included, domain name offered, Unlimited FTP accounts, multi-sites per unlimited hosting, Unlimited messaging for 5 € HT per month.

PlanetHoster is an ICANN-accredited web hosting provider that offers two hosting platforms: one pooled and one dedicated. The shared platform that is called World offers a 100% isolated environment for each of your websites and / or your web applications. It allows to obtain a unique hosting account.

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