If you are looking for affordable hosting for smaller sites the ideal solution is Linux web hosting. The resources of your server (Network capacity, Disk and CPU) are shared with other sites through shared hosting.
These Linux web site hosting plans at the very minimum should offer more than 200 MB disk space, user friendly Control Panel, PHP, my SQL, Perl, multiple email accounts, FTP and front page access.
Popular Shared Hosting Providers
Further I will shortly present some popular Linux web site hosting providers.
First, midPhase who offers two Linux hosting plans a “Pro Phase” and a “Mega Phase”. Pro Phase includes 15,000 MB Disk space, 1 free domain for life, E-commerce enabled, host unlimited domain names, unmetered bandwidth and free setup fee!. Mega Phase contains free domain for life, unmetered bandwidth, 12,000 MB of protected storage, 24/7 phone support, E-commerce enable, free web design software and easy to use control panel.
1&1 Linux Hosting is offering shared Linux hosting plans which are some of the best in the industry. As hosting providers they are one of the top three in the world. Their package offer includes 1&1 Linux Beginner package for $2.99, 1&1 Linux Home package for $4.99, the 1&1 Linux Business package which is just $9.99 and for only $19.99 you can have the 1&1 Linux Developer package.
The 1&1 Linux Business package includes 3 domain names, 2000 e-mail accounts, 100 GB web space and 1000 GB traffic and the 1&1 Linux Developer package is even better: 5 domains, 3000 e-mail accounts, 150 GB web space and 1500 GB traffic.
APlus.Net offers 4 plans (Solo, Solo XR, Pro and ePro) from $10 per month to $75 per month. Solo plan has 300 Mb storage space, 25 GB monthly transfer, 10 e-mail boxes and 1 free domain registration, but Solo XR has 2 GB storage space, 50 GB monthly transfer, 500 e-mail boxes, 2 free domains registrations and more additional features. Also, Pro plan includes 4 GB storage space, 100 GB monthly transfer, 1000 e-mail boxes and besides other additional features, 2 free domain registrations. But if you choose the last plan, ePro, you can have 4 GB storage place, 100 GB monthly transfer, 1000 e-mail boxes, 3 free domain registration and more.
If you want a cheap hosting package you should check out PowWeb Hosting which is considered a leader in this category. What is special about this Linux web site hosting is that they offer only one hosting plan which includes 5 GB storage, load balanced servers, 300 GB transfer a month, CGI, PHP, MySQL, more than 600 mail boxes, FrontPage and lot of other features.
The offer of Linux web site hosting is large you just have to choose!