September 2023

Top Australian Web Hosts

Every month we publish our list of the top five Australian hosts, all based on our strict testing and review process.

1. HostPapa 9.5/10

Another top spot for HostPapa – consistently great service with a dedicated focus for Australian customers with multilingual support, great server locations and Australian billing. For the Australian market, HostPapa keeps outperforming everyone else by a great margin.

Top Features

FREE Domain Name & SSL Certificate

FREE Website Builder & One-on-One Training

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Starts at $1.95/mo AUD

Over 4127 visits today

99.9% Uptime Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Award Winning Service & Support

HostPapa Overview

Reasons to Buy:

Tons of add-on service options

Intuitive dashboard and quality of service

Feature rich shared plan starting at just $0.95/mo

World-class support that’s truly available 24/7

Very attractive intro prices without a huge renewal spike

Reasons to Avoid:

Very limited options on VPS plans

Site Speed 10/10
Next generation hardware outperforms typical shared hosting setups out there. Robust enterprise infrastructure is one of the key strength points for this host.

Support Quality 9.5/10
Multilingual and distributed, we’ve put the support to the test day and night over and over — we would almost say that this is engineer level support on some of the queries we had, top marks.
Site Builder 9.0/10
Typical arsenal of professional templates with a great site builder allows you to build a professional-looking website rather easily.
Security 10/10
SSL Certificate included free in every plan, EV options available, higher tier plans offer full enterprise WAF at the edge as well as automated backup and malware scanning and removal. Security is as good as it gets.

2. IONOS Hosting By 1&1  8.4/10

Europe’s largest hosting provider and domain name registrar, IONOS has a customer-focused approach to website management and offers a good variety of website products and services. 

Top Features

Free domain name for 1 year

Free email account 

Free SSL security certificate

Reasons to buy

99.97% uptime 

Solid user interface 

1 click installs for 70+ apps 

Reasons to Avoid

Loading speed is just OK

No free website transfers 

Start at $2.00/mo AUD

Over 2211 visits today

3. GoDaddy 8.1/10

With 20 million customers, GoDaddy is a powerhouse. They’ve made recent changes to their products and services to improve their quality, and it shows. 

Top Features

Low first-year domain costs with free privacy protection forever 

Provide marketing services 

Custom logos with the GoDaddy Logo Maker 

Reasons to buy

The largest domain name registrar out there 

A huge variety of available services 

Unlimited bandwidth and disk space 

Reasons to Avoid

Customer support is not always 24/7

Customer support can be inconsistent 

Start at $1.62/mo AUD

Over 1483 visits today

4. Crucial Cloud Hosting 7.6/10

Founded in 2003, Crucial provides Australian web hosting to businesses of all sizes. They pride themselves on their strong customer service and wide product range. 

Top Features

50GB storage 

Unlimited transfer and email 

Unlimited subdomains 

Reasons to buy

All-inclusive hosting package 

30-day money-back guarantee

Automatic backups 

Reasons to Avoid

No live chat support 

Not ideal for small projects 

Start at $5.00/mo AUD

Over 712 visits today

5. Oz Hosting 7.2/10

Oz Hosting prides itself on helping Australian customers grow their businesses. Their slogan is “Cloud made easy” and lots of happy customers agree. 

Top Features

Faster speed with optimized hosting 

Australian-based cloud backup

Secure file sharing  

Reasons to buy

Australian servers 

Partnered with Microsoft and Plesk 

Good customer reviews

Reasons to Avoid

Customer service doesn’t get the best reviews 

Issues with online backup storage

Start at $13.00/mo AUD

Over 544 visits today

Four Foundational Pillars

All our testing and reviews can be broken down to our four foundational pillars of quality. All these factors (and more!) are put under our rigorous review process.

Site Speed

Speed is typically the most obvious thing to notice about your site’s performance. Users love fast websites as does Google, the faster the site is, the better it ranks so we have it in our first spot.

Support Quality

Knowledgeable and helpful support should be the building block for every great company. Any support team can answer a question, but few go above and beyond to help customers — we value that.

Site Builder

Because plenty of people choose to build their sites themselves or select pre-built templates, we have the site builder (and templates offered) very high on our ranking priority.


Another foundational metric, most hosts offer the standard SSL certificate, but few are really secure and built on top of security-first principles. There is a lot that goes into security, other than just SSL.

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