Best web hosts: the listing keeps changing. Is Amazon at the top?

Among web hosting service providers, the race to the top continue, both in numbers and quality service. In different surveys and studies, different web hosts shine and others are dumped. There seems to be bias too in selection of top scorers, based on commercial considerations, and technical reasons.

But over time, one or two web hosts have been found to pip others due to their excellent uptime and service levels. 

A majority of reviewers seem to find Amazon as the best for enterprise and on cloud, while GoDaddy seems to be ruling the retail world. 

Hostreview has been giving monthly and yearly rankings to web hosts. Monthly ranks keep changing. For 2017, which is still the latest rank, it has found peak10 as the overall topper, followed by DATAPIPE, HostGator, DigitalOcean, Multacom, SoftLayer, Linode, GoDaddy, UnitedLayer and LiquidWeb.

The criteria? "This includes the plans, prices, uptime, guarantee and customer support, as well as the web hosting reviews over the year and the online presence of the companies."

This website awards different types of web hosts in different categories. You can see the category top ten here: Web Host Awards.


While Amazon Web Services getting the top award in cloud computing is obvious, most top awardees are not the most popular ones. 

In their latest web host rankings, all biggest global names are yet again not the toppers overall. But Amazon is among the best; DreamHost is one of the most affordable web host; Alibaba Cloud among the best cloud web hosting service.