Five Hosting Companies

There are so many different hosting companies out there, making the decision making process difficult. Besides the big names in cheap hosting we've reviewed here

often, are there any other options? Of course!

Take a look at these Hosting Companies:

A Small Orange

a small orange companies

Here's a green hosting company based in North Carolina that has been striving to offer a high level of cheap hosting service to their customers since 2003. They want customers to feel comfortable, and their slogan is “homegrown hosting.”

‘A Small Orange' is serious about the environment too. This company matches 150% of the electricity used by the company with renewable energy. Employees of the company work mostly, and in some cases completely, from home. This makes ‘A Small Orange' even greener!

Shared hosting starts at $35/year; reseller hosting from $15/month; business hosting for $20/month; cloud VPS hosting from $25/month; and hybrid/dedicated server plans from $100/month.

The most popular shared hosting plan, offered for $10/month, provides 5GB of storage, 100GB bandwidth, and excellent support. Some great discounts: 50% off the first month of a dedicated hosting plan; and 50% off the first invoice for shared, reseller, cloud, or hybrid plans.

Electric Embers

If you run a nonprofit, ‘Electric Embers' is worth a look. It provides services to businesses and individuals “contributing to the common good,” such as artists, co-ops, and nonprofits among hosting companies.

Sliding scale rates are available for those considered ‘starving artists,' and free, open-source software is available as well.

You can also choose a private virtual server or shared plan; a choice between basic or custom group email lists; and a handy service called “Shield” that keeps your inbox spam-free and gets rid of viruses.

Shared plans start at just $5/month for those individuals earning no income and nonprofits with budgets less than $10,000 annually.


Another company offering many forms of web hosting is Lunarpages. If you're looking for private or public cloud hosting, managed hosting, dedicated hosting, or co-location hosting (Southern California), check them out.

Lunarpages offers secure facilities all over the U.S. (besides CA, they have data centers in Nevada, Colorado, Chicago, and Virginia) and rely on VMware and Citrix XenServer in addition to other virtualization technologies.

If you switch to Lunarpages from another hosting provider, they'll give you a credit equal to six months of your old hosting contract. Not bad!

Hedgehog Hosting

This company's slogan: “A warm and fuzzy approach to hosting” says it all among other hosting companies. Hedgehog Hosting offers managed hosting services, and has great customer reviews. One high profile client who relies on Hedgehog Hosting is ‘Amnesty International USA.'

Customized plans range anywhere from just under $1,000/month to over $15,000/month. Quotes are given the same day, and this company tries to develop pricing that works within a business' budget.


This award winning company boasts, “no one else gives you so much for so little.” Offering services to over 80 countries and based in the UK, Zyma's website states over 90% of new accounts are referred by existing account holders. Not too shabby!

The ‘Unlimited' account, offering 99.9% uptime guarantee, starts at £1.79/month. Zyma also supports over 300 scripts and applications such as Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal. Monthly backups are offered, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.

Have you tried any of these hosting companies? How was your experience?

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