Cheap Web Hosting Plans on 2010 vs 2020

02/21/2020 Off By Candice McDowel

Web hosting has come a long way since its inception. Back in the days, web hosting was pretty expensive as the digitization wasn’t very common and hardware components were pretty expensive. A decent cheap web hosting plan would cost you around $10 back in 2010 but in 2020 you can get a decent hosting plan under $3. It is a pretty great advancement that allowed many smart businesses and startups with a limited budget to go online and make some money. In this comprehensive post, we will compare the web hosting plans on 2020 vs 2020. We will compare the hosting plans of Bluehost, GoDaddy, and Copahost. Let’s get started.

Different types of hosting plans

Before we get to the comparison, let us quickly tell you about the different types of hosting plans which you can get on hosting websites. The good hosting websites offer the following 3 types of hosting plans.

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting Plans
  • Dedicated Hosting Plans

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is the cheapest of the bunch and it offers the best value for money. On this plan, your website will be hosted on a server alongside with other websites. Shared hosting is the best hosting for those who are looking for cheap hosting without paying tons of money.

Hosting plans are getting cheaper within time, thanks to some factors. For example, the evolution of CPU’s architecture and hard drives’ prices going down.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

In this hosting, the server has the various Virtual private Servers and you will get your own portion of the server’s resources via VPS. In this server, companies rent out the various portions of the servers to their users. VPS offers better performance as compared to shared hosting. VPS Hosting plans are also comparatively expensive.

Dedicated Hosting Plans

In this plan, the whole server and its resources will be dedicated to your website. These plans are for big corporations or companies as these plans tend to be very expensive.

Cheap Web Hosting Plans in 2010

In this section, we will compare the hosting plans of big companies such as GoDaddy, Bluehost, Copahost and. All of these three companies have been around for years, and they have a very huge user base.

GoDaddy’s Hosting Plans in 2010

In 2010, the most affordable plan was starting at $6.99 per month. The premium plans would start at $14.99 per month. The company was also offering up to 30% discount to those users who would get the subscription for 2 to 3 years.

The VPS Hosting plans were starting at $29.99 per month and the price goes as high as $149.99 per month. Just like shared hosting packages, the company was also offering up to 20% on long term subscriptions.

The company was also offering a dedicated server’s plans to companies and corporations. However, it would require them to contact the customer support and get the custom quote.

Bluehost’s Hosting Plans in 2010

In 2010, Bluehost was offering a very simple plan. The company was offering professional website hosting for just $6.94 per month. This plan would also come with the free domain and 24/7 customer support.

Copahost’s Cheap Hosting Plan in 2010

In 2010, Copahost’s basic shared hosting plan was starting at €1.99 per month. The company was also offering the VPS hosting plans which were starting at €9 per month and pricing would go up to €39 per month for the premium package.

The company’s dedicated hosting plans were starting at €49 per month and pricing would go up to €199 per month for the premium package.

Cheap Web Hosting Plans in 2020

In the previous section, we looked at the hosting plans in 2010. They were definitely not cheap but in 2020, hosting plans are more reasonable if we compare the features and adjust the inflation. Let’s compare the hosting plans of some of the most popular hosting companies.

GoDaddy’s Hosting Plans in 2020

GoDaddy is offering a variety of hosting plans in 2020. The basic web hosting plan is starting at $5.99 per month but it would cost you $8.99 when you will renew it. The pricing of shared hosting plans goes up to $19.99 per month for the premium plan.

GoDaddy’s basic VPS hosting plan is starting at $4.99 per month and it goes up to $69.99 per month for the premium plan. If you go for the high RAM then the basic plan will cost you $9.99 per month and pricing goes up to $99.99 per month.

Similarly, the dedicated server’s plans are starting at $94.99 per month and pricing goes up to $184.99 per month for the premium plan. Just like shared hosting plans, you will have to pay a higher amount on the renewal of your plan.

Bluehost’s Hosting Plans in 2020

Bluehost’s basic shared plan is available for $2.95 per month for the first term and it would cost you $7.99 per month on renewal. The pricing goes up to $13.95 per month for the premium plan.

The Bluehost’s VPS Hosting plans start at $18.99 per month for the first term and it would cost you $29.99 per month on renewal. The pricing for the VPS Hosting plans goes up to $59.99 per month for the premium plan.

The price of Standard Dedicated Server’s plan is $79.99 per month on the first term and it would cost you $119.99 per month on renewal. The pricing goes up to $119.99 per month for a premium plan.

Copahost’s Hosting Plan in 2010

Copahost’s basic shared hosting plan starts at €1.99 per month and the pricing goes up to €4.99 per month for the premium plan.

The VPS hosting plans start €3.59 per month and the pricing goes up to €69 per month for a premium plan. The company also offers the SSD VPS servers and pricing starts at €3.99 per month and it goes up to €38.99 for the premium plan. The Dedicated Server’s plans start at €72 per month and the pricing goes up to €299 for the premium plan.

What’s the best cheap web hosting plan for my website?

When it comes to the best cheap hosting plan, you should look for your needs. As you see in the above section, we have compared the prices of the three most popular hosting companies. If we look at the prices of hosting plans from Bluehost and GoDaddy, you would notice that they offer cheap prices for the first term only and it would cost you a ton of money if you go for renewal. Checking the CopaHost’s pricing, you would notice that we offer the fixed pricing and it would not cost you more money if you renew your package. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck then CopaHost’s is a clear choice for you.