There are many good quality and yet affordable Malaysian web hosting companies out there. You just have to dig a bit and reach for them. There’s no need for you to pay to over-priced overseas companies. Trust me, “Malaysia Boleh” and when it comes to web hosting, go for local hosting providers.
Note: This article was first published in 2014. It has been two years now. Therefore, it is time for some overhaul. We have updated the article to make it more current. If you like the article, feel free to share with your friends.
Starting A Blog/Website
To be honest, you don’t need to invest a single cent to start a blog. There are many free blogging platforms for you to choose from and they aren’t bad either. The preferred platforms for newbies are normally Blogger.Com or WordPress.Com. You just need to open an e-mail account for verification process and then start a hassle-free process of running a blog.
It’s quite simple even though you are not a tech-savvy person.The key to successful blogging is you must have the passion to blog and discipline to improve yourself. You don’t need to worry too much about the technical aspect – it is teachable.
There are plenty of FREE guidelines on the internet. Or, you can bookmark this blog and read from us.
Moving To Paid Hosting
Ok, we don’t expect you to stick forever with the FREE platforms. Unless of course, you not serious about writing and become a blogger/writer. There are reasons why many bloggers eventually switch to paid hosting and have a custom domain name. It is not just because one day they simply wake up after having a dream and decide to upgrade to paid hosting. There are absolutely many benefits that come with it and if you are seriously considering to test your skill and become an influential blogger, then you should start immediately with paid hosting.
Check our Malaysia Best Blog listing. Those bloggers are using paid hosting.
Choosing A Web Hosting Company For You Blog
There are many guidelines on how to choose a suitable web hosting company – just google the internet and you can easily find it. However, for a newbie all the technical stuff can be a little bit confusing. No worry, though! You will eventually understand those things once you gained experience running a blog on paid hosting.
What you need to concentrate on is to put more effort on your blog contents and how to make it more presentable and search-engine friendly. You should also not take the web hosting thingy lightly.
TIPS: When choosing a web hosting company for your blog, try to make sure that the company that you use is recommended by many bloggers.
Don’t not be too stingy and look for cheap hosting only. Try seeking one with a good reputation or at least have many people say good things about them. Once you’ve done that set a budget and choose your preferred hosting plan. You can always upgrade it later, so it doesn’t matter if you choose the cheapest plan.
However, you must buy the domain with better authority such as .com, .net or .my. Do not go for cheap domain extensions such.info or .cc. You don’t want your blog to be buried deep in the search engine placement, do you? Plus, many people are more familiar with the .com or .my. They might misspell your website and this will take them to other people’s site. So, you could lose some visitors/clients there.
Recommended Malaysia Web Hosting Companies
As we stated earlier, it is always better to purchase from Malaysian companies. Their standard is actually up there with all the rest and the plus point is that their server is located in Malaysia which will help you a lot if you are concentrating on local market. Your site will be more visible in Malaysian search engine and the hosting fees are much cheaper than in US or UK for example. Best of all, you have plenty of options for payment from paying with credit card to Paypal to Online Banking. You can also make payment at the ATM or Post Office (depending on the hosting company you choose).
Hosting with Malaysia Web Hosting Companies will also ensure that you get better customer service as communication will not be a big problem. You can e-mail, telephone or even visit their office should you have any problems with your blog.
To make it easier for you, I have listed some of the web hosting companies in Malaysia that I feel worth mentioning and might suit you.
Just click on the link provided to visit their website and see which hosting plan suits you best.
ServerFreak Technologies Sdn Bhd
We have to list ServerFreak at the top. Not only are we a satisfied Server Freak’s client BUT many blogger/website owners have confessed and acknowledged that ServerFreak is the best in Malaysia.
ServerFreak is one of the fastest growing hosting providers in Malaysia. They specialize in providing web hosting solutions for almost all range of purposes – personal blogs, email solutions, corporate websites, databases etc. I hosted many of my blogs on ServerFreak and so far I find that their services are very good, especially their customer service – very prompt and professional.
Their server up-time are almost perfect.My blogs hardly suffer any down time and I must confess that Server Freak Hosting is one of the best Malaysia Web Hosting available. On top of that, their price is quite affordable.
Check out their Linux Share Shared Hosting packages below:
Exabytes Network Sdn. Bhd.
The Numero Uno. At least in terms of number. Exabytes Network Sdn. Bhd. is the biggest hosting company in Malaysia with many subscribers. Started in 2001 and now have over 75,000 + clients worldwide. Exabytes was awarded MSC Status in 2005 and ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2011 – highly recommended for business purposes.
One of only a few web hosting companies in Malaysia that offer VPS dan Dedicated Servers.
The company was also awarded as one of the BEST Domain Resellers by MYNIC (The Malaysia Network Information Centre) and also handpicked by Google as a Google Premier Partner in 2015 to offer Google AdWords Online Advertising to SME in Malaysia to grow their businesses online by leveraging on the power of Google search and its effective online marketing tools.
There is not much to differentiate between ServerFreak and Exabytes. Both have good quality and excellent customer service. Not to mention: AFFORDABLE.
Shinjiru Technology Sdn Bhd.
Another top class Malaysia web hosting that refuses to sacrifice quality over price. Started in 1998 – one of the pioneer web hosting providers in Malaysia and is also the largest dedicated server web hosting provider in Malaysia. Shinjiru is the first web hosting company in Malaysia that has achieved ISO9001:2008 quality assurance and also a Microsoft Certified Partner.
If you you looking for server for your business, then this is a good place to start. Powerful server with almost 100% up-time. Customer service: EXCELLENT!
DataKL Solutions Sdn Bhd
A KL base web hosting company. Personal hosting starts from RM90 per year. Very much affordable to many. Quality is quite satisfactory though still below the big three. Nonetheless, we feel their service is good enough to make it into our list.
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Another Malaysia web hosting company that emphasizes on quality and excellent customer service. Web Server specializes in the complex managed hosting services such as database hosting and mission critical application hosting since 1999.
To date the company has managed over 1000 servers for over 15,000 domains from over 70 countries.
All servers are located in the most advance server data centre facilities in Malaysia and powered by fully redundant systems with backup generators.
Internet-Webhosting offers a cheap and reliable web hosting services in Malaysia. They price unbelievable Website Design, Domain Registration and Offshore Dedicated Server. All plans are available for Linux and Windows Platform (all at the same price and specifications).
I just recently stumbled onto this web hosting company. From the review that I read, they seem quite reliable and growing in reputation.Their services include domain registration, shared web hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated server, linux vps and co-locations services.
The company’s key strength can be seen from its proven technical expertise to seamlessly integrate systems, network, and software applications as a complete solution for today’s competitive environment. At least that what from it user’s said.
Offers affordable Webhosting Plans with guaranteed excellent uptime (99.98%). Has been around since 2004 and very popular with bloggers. Suitable for casual blogging. Like Cynet (below), the key feature for this company is “LOW PRICE”.
Customer service is fine and their server is quite steady but not as fast as top hosting companies. However, you can always upgrade to their powerful VPS dan Dedicated Server when required.
Cynet offers custom hosting plan that can be tailored to your need. Affordable to many bloggers. Their server is quite reliable and have low downtime. Customer service is also not bad at all. Recommended for newbies and casual bloggers.
Not suitable for business purposes or website with high traffic. Do check out their custom plan below. One of the cheapest in Malaysia. Plus, they also sell very cheap domain names on their website.
So, if you are thinking about starting a blog or a website, then you don’t need to look further than this list. There might be a few more out there that you can choose from but any of the above Malaysia hosting companies will do well for you.
All you need to do know is to calculate your budget and pick the suitable plan for you.