6 Best Web Hosting For India Websites+ Speed Data Revealed – Updated for 2021

Best Web Hosting India

  1. Hostinger – Best cheapest host with premium speed
  2. HostPapa – Good value web host with great support
  3. A2 Hosting – Best unlimited web hosting
  4. GreenGeeks – Best eco-friendly web hosting
  5. Bluehost – Best overall value for bloggers
  6. GoDaddy India – Largest international hosting

1. Hostinger

https://www.hostinger.in/
Hostinger

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

99 ms

Price (INR)

₹229 /mo

Key Features

  • Free domain name
  • 20GB storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • hPanel
  • Localised support

“Great features at a great price, especially for beginners!”

Hostinger server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
194 ms229 ms246 ms5 ms349 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
99 ms191 ms70 ms212 ms163 ms

Avg. Speed: 175.8 ms (See full result)

Because the server is located in Singapore, we expected Hostinger to produce pretty fast results in the Asian region, and they didn’t disappoint. The requests from Singapore, Japan and Sydney were all responded to very quickly at below 195 ms, which is super quick.

Bangalore in particular, got their response in 99 ms, which is pretty impressive, considering the distance!

What we liked about Hostinger India is that it doesn’t matter if your customers are based in Asia, America or Europe; their servers produce pretty fast response times in most regions.

Hostinger customer support

“Fun” is not a word we’d usually use to describe a support team, but our experience with Hostinger’s support truly was fun! Their live chat widget is always on display on the bottom right of the dashboard, which makes connecting with someone very easy.

They also included the ability to send emojis, gifs, and files, which may sound useless but is actually very helpful in conveying our frustrations to the team.

They also serve over 20 countries in their native languages, with plans to add more, showing that they truly do care about communicating with their clients.

2. HostPapa

https://www.hostpapa.in/
HostPapa

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

115 ms

Price (INR)

₹269 /mo

Key Features

  • Free domain & SSL
  • 2 websites
  • 100GB SSD
  • 24/7 support
  • cPanel

They’ve been selling web hosting since 2005 but claim their top executives have 70+ years of combined experience in the industry.

That said, HostPapa only comes second on our list since it only has servers in the US, Canada and Europe. If Web Hosting only they had a server nearer to India!

As we’ve touched on, if your site is targeting audiences in Asia, the ideal scenario is to host from a datacenter based in Singapore. That’s because they’re a hub for subsea cables and can offer the best speeds and stability to the Asia region.

BUT, even so, we still think HostPapa is a great option for Indian websites. And our speed test results agree.

HostPapa server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
159 ms119 ms8 ms160 ms213 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
115 ms275 ms238 ms129 ms14 ms

Avg. Speed: 143 ms (See full result)

To investigate HostPapa for ourselves, we set up and hosted a grand total of 3 test websites.

We ran each site through the speed test tool and were really happy with the results! The best response time pinged from Bangalore was 115 ms. Even though this was hosted all the way from Amsterdam Web Hosting , it’s impressively fast for Indian audiences.

HostPapa’s worldwide average response time was 143 ms. That earns this host a solid A+ rank.

To sum it up, HostPapa’s servers respond quickly for ALL your site visitors – whether they’re based in India, or elsewhere on the planet.

HostPapa customer support

We’ve dealt with customer support from all the hosts listed here today, and HostPapa’s team didn’t let us down.

Their award-winning ‘PapaSquad’ were super efficient. We reached out to them many times when writing our review Web Hosting and they replied almost instantly every time.

Plus, you can request a free 30-minute 1-on-1 consultation on anything hosting-related. It’s a handy way to resolve any questions or doubts and is pretty cool – not many hosts bother with this.

Lastly, it’s always great when a host has a useful knowledge base. HostPapa’s is pretty extensive and full of helpful videos and tutorials. In all – very beginner friendly!

That said, HostPapa does lack localised Indian support as you’ll be chatting to their overseas team. If you prefer to speak to a customer service rep that shares a similar culture, you might prefer a host who offers localised support teams.

3. A2 Hosting

https://www.a2hosting.in/
A2 Hosting

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

163 ms

Price (INR)

₹1,109 /mo

Key Features

  • Unlimited SSD NVMe
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • A2 optimised WP
  • Free site migration
  • Anytime money back

“A reliable web host with unlimited bandwidth and storage. Go with their Turbo Boost plan!”

A2 Hosting server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
172 ms212 ms278 ms6 ms316 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
163 ms141 ms67 ms218 ms159 ms

Avg. Speed: 173.2 ms (See full result)

Using their Singaporean data center, pings from Singapore Web Hosting came in super quick at 6 ms, 67 ms for Japan while Bangalore scored a very respectable 163 ms. The response times for the rest of the world dipped into the hundreds, but they’re still faster than your average web host with a worldwide average of 173 ms.

A2 Hosting customer support

Now this is where we have a slight problem with A2 hosting – their live chat Gurus are actually good at what they do. It’s just that they can be a little difficult to reach. Once we got through to a Guru though, they managed to effortlessly solve our problems!

4. GreenGeeks

https://www.greengeeks.com/
GreenGeeks

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

208 ms

Price (INR)

₹588 /mo

Key Features

  • 300% green host
  • Linux & cPanel
  • RAID-10 SSD
  • HTTP/3 & PHP7
  • Optimized Litespeed

“300% energy-efficient hosting with impressive features and amazing global speeds.”

You’ve seen some pretty kick-ass web hosting services in this list so far, but GreenGeeks is a different sort of beast, in a save-the-world kind of way.

With solid data centers, a strong support team, cutting edge infrastructure, Git compatibility, and CloudFlare integration, Greengeeks is undoubtedly fast – but what makes them stand out is that they invest 3 times of every amp they use into renewable energy!

By hosting with them, you’re literally making the world a greener place.

GreenGeeks server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
50 ms23 ms86 ms218 ms145 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
208 ms186 ms151 ms20 ms99 ms

Avg. Speed: 118.6 ms (See full result)

GreenGeek’s worldwide average is a breathtaking 118.6 ms, they are ranked A+, faster than Google’s recommended response time and most hosts on this list!

However, their data centers are based only in the US, Canada and Amsterdam, so for Indian audiences, they’re okay but not the fastest, at 208 ms. Still very impressive speeds though!

GreenGeeks’ customer support

Admittedly, we haven’t had much experience with their support team, because everything went so smoothly during our test site setup, we barely needed to reach out to them at all.

When we did though, they answered quickly and skillfully. Thumbs up for the team!

5. Bluehost

https://www.bluehost.com/
Bluehost

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

330 ms

Price (INR)

₹366 /mo

Key Features

  • 50GB SSD
  • Unmetered transfer
  • 1 website allowed
  • 1 free domain
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL

“Great worldwide coverage, but poor speeds in India. Prices could be better.”

Bluehost was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to becoming one the top web hosting brands in the market. They’re especially popular in India, but does their popularity equate quality? Let’s find out.

Bluehost server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
23 ms78 ms183 ms193 ms164 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
330 ms168 ms125 ms92 ms174 ms

Avg. Speed: 153 ms (See full result)

Bluehost’s data centers are based in the US, and they’ve got pretty good pings (below 200 ms) from most of the world with a worldwide average of 153 ms. One problem though – they could have done better in Bangalore, with a 330 ms score.

However, we’ve got to keep in mind that by building an online website, we’re expecting audiences from all over the world, not just India. In this aspect, Bluehost performs pretty damn well!

Bluehost customer support

We like using Bluehost, but getting in touch with their live team is like playing Russian Roulette – if you’re lucky, you’ll score and get an experienced staff that knows what they’re doing and is able to help you. If you’re unlucky, you get the trainee that’s of little to no help at all.

6. GoDaddy India

https://in.godaddy.com/
GoDaddy India

World Speed Score

A+

Speed In India

111 ms

Price (INR)

₹169 /mo

Key Features

  • 30GB HDD
  • Unmetered transfer
  • 1 website allowed
  • 1GB database
  • PHP7 supported

“Pretty decent if you do not mind no frills web hosting”

Our experience with GoDaddy India was equal parts “cool!” and “meh!”. For each thing that made us happy, they managed to create an equivalent problem that pissed us off. Let’s have a look at what we’re dealing with.

GoDaddy India server speed

US (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao Paulo
167 ms218 ms197 ms10 ms337 ms
BangaloreSydneyJapanCanadaGermany
111 ms182 ms71 ms245 ms173 ms

Avg. Speed: 171.1 ms (See full result)

One of the cool things we liked about GoDaddy India is their speed – They’re actually pretty fast!

Although they weren’t very transparent about the location of their datacenter (we clicked “Asia” but it never told us where in Asia the servers are located) it is obvious from the server speed test that it’s based in Singapore, with a whopping 10 ms.

Pings from Japan came next at 71 ms and then interestingly, Bangalore at a very speedy 111 ms. Needless to say, GoDaddy India is perfect if you’re targeting the local Indian demographic.

The web host did pretty well also in other parts of the world, only dropping to 337 ms all the way in Sao Paulo. Overall, GoDaddy India’s worldwide Average is 171.1 ms, and that’s good enough for an A+ ranking!

GoDaddy India customer support

Well, they’re good at what they do, fairly experienced and you’ll get connected pretty fast. Not as fast as Hostinger nor HostPapa, but they get the job done. Nothing to shout about – it just works.

GoDaddy India hosting user interface

It took us 30 minutes just to find the right place to retrieve our DNS correctly, and navigating through the UI felt a little forced and unnatural.

If you’re looking to implement basic SSL for your websites, you’ll be disappointed to find that GoDaddy India has no free SSL. You can pay for it, but you’ll be bitter knowing that this is something you can easily get with other hosts for free.

Having said all that, we think GoDaddy India is actually good if you’re looking for no frills web hosting targeting India’s consumers at cheap pricing, but if you’re expecting top of the line features or anything extra, it’s best to look at other web hosts.

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