Reader Question – Which is the best web hosting company in India?

I was looking through some old posts and found this question. I thought it was a good one so I wanted to post an answer here. The question comes from ‘Nice Friend!’:

Friends I am planning to open a website. I found lots of hosting companies on net. But, I need one best company which can offer me enough space at good price( Not cheap just formidable one), With enough facilities to run a entartainment site, also it should have 24*7 customer support. I am native of India please help me with this problem. If you have web address of the site pls give me.

Answer: Hi Nice Friend!,To be honest, web hosting companies located in India usually come with these 3 issues:- Expensive at the price (compared to US based companies)- Poor customer support- Low uptimeLet me ask you, who’s your target audience? If your site is targeting local visitors, then you have no choice but to host your site with a web hosting company in India because hosting your site out of India may somewhat decrease your website response to your Indian visitors.However, if you’re targeting the globe, then a US based web hosting company would be your best option.Why I can tell you that because I got several friends in India, while only 2 are using local web hosts because they’re targeting the local visitors, the rest are using US based web hosts which usually provide better quality service.Also, since you say you need to run an entertainment site, I suppose you’ll be uploading lots of videos and audios.If that’s the case, dedicated hosting is required should you host with a web hosting company in India because only their dedicated hosting plan can support that. But take note, it costs more than US$150 (Rs 7000) per month for that.Whereas if you pick up a robust US based company, its shared hosting (costs only from $5 to $8 per month – less than Rs 400) is enough to cater to the kind of website you intend to build.So, hosting with a US based company can offer you enough space yet give you a very good price, but again, depending on who your audience is.Note: All dedicated hosting plans do not come with money back guarantee, regardless of regions. Only shared hosting does.If you’re targeting local audience, according to my friend, you can try It resides in India. They provide 24/7 phone support but as for live chat, it’s only from Mon to Sat 9:30 am to 8pm. (Tip: Check with their support team regarding your requirements before you order.)But if you’re building a site for the world, then go for a US based company. Here’s a complete review of a formidable US based web host that you can bet your life on (it comes with 24/7 phone, live chat and email support – very customer-oriented!):=> carefully about what you want. You may need to re-assess your requirements. And here’s a good info that shows you how to choose your perfect web host:=> that helps. Cheers ;) Soon Chai

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