Australian Web Hosting Companies to Avoid

The Australian Web Hosting landscape is constantly changing and evolving as new companies start and larger companies acquire smaller companies.

Brand reputations can change after mergers or acquisitions or after the success or failure of system upgrades and it can be difficult to keep up to date with who is in favour and who is out of favour at any given time.

Some excellent free resources with the latest information about Australian Web Hosting are:

How to Choose an Australian Web Hosting Plan

If you are engaging a web professional to help you, it might be best to ask them to recommend a web hosting provider as they will be most efficient working with a web hosting provider they are familiar with and which they know will be suitable for your project.

The main considerations when choosing an Australian Web Hosting Plan are suitability, reliability, support and cost.


The primary purpose of this website is to provide unbiased, honest and up to date information about the best Australian web hosting companies.

It's certainly reasonable to question the integrity of web hosting comparison websites especially ones that promote Bluehost, Hostgator and GoDaddy as Australian web hosting companies. None of these companies have any server infrastructure in Australia but are often promoted in Australian web hosting comparisons because of the generous commissions that they pay. I don't recommend any of these hosting companies for local websites and they are not included on this website.

Hosting companies are included on this website based on merit rather than any commission they might or might not pay. I judge web hosting companies based on my own experience building and maintaining websites for hundreds of clients over the last 15 years, opinions of trusted web professionals, trusted industry forums, genuine reviews and other web resources.

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Purchasing web hosting via an affiliate link here is much appreciated as it helps cover the cost of running the website and motivates me to keep the information up to date.

For tips on choosing a hosting provider, please read the Hosting Provider Tips and Tricks articles on this website: