The Top 5 Drupal Web Hosting Platforms

There are a lot of web hosts that offer Drupal hosting. But hosting a Drupal site and hosting it well are two different things. A good Drupal host will have Apache web servers, PHP programming language and MySQL databases. Here are the five top Drupal hosts, and why they are the best:


This host is green energy web host, with power usage offset by wind power generating 300% of the power required by their servers. Originally solely a shared hosting provider, but they have added other hosting options.


  • Shared hosting – Inexpensive, with unlimited disk space and bandwidth, as well as unlimited domains
  • Reseller – 5 levels priced according to the number of accounts you resell
  • VPS – Virtual Private Server offering with 5 different levels, ranging from 25GB of RAID 10 storage with 1000GB bandwidth and 1GB RAM to 125GB storage with 3000GB bandwidth and 8GB RAM
  • Dedicated hosting – Four offerings range from Intel Atom 330 Dual Core with 2GB RAM, 1x5GB SATA Drive, 5 IP Addresses and 10,000GB bandwidth to Xeon E5-2629Ghz w/HT, 16GB RAM, 2x500GB SATA drive, 5 IP Addresses and 10,000GB bandwidth

All of the plans come with:

  • Free website migration, building tools, domain name registration/migration, and marketing and SEO tools
  • 24/7/365 support
  • Secure IMAP/POP3 email
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • One-click install for numerous applications
  • A selection of shopping carts
  • Many other features


A solid host, InMotion uses SSD drives for increased speed over traditional hard drives. They offer a generous 90-day money back guarantee and unlimited disk space and bandwidth on all of their shared host offerings:


  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
  • 2 MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • 2 Websites
  • Free no downtime website transfer
  • Free data backups
  • Free Website builder
  • PHP, Ruby, Perl and Python languages
  • cPanel control panel
  • 6 parked domains
  • 25 sub domains
  • 24/7/365 US based support
  • Many other features


  • Everything in the Launch package
  • 50 MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • 6 Websites
  • 26 parked domains
  • 100 sub domains
  • Ecommerce ready


  • Everything in the Power package
  • Unlimited MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Unlimited websites
  • Pro level support
  • Unlimited parked domains
  • Unlimited sub domains


There are three Drupal specific plans at SiteGround: Startup for sites with approximately 10,000 unique visitors a month, GrowBig for sites with approximately 25,000 visitors, and GoGeek for those with approximately 100,000. All have the most important features and extras. Of course, some features are reserved to the higher level plans. Here is a breakdown of the three plans:


  • 10GB storage space
  • 1 website
  • Unmetered data
  • Free domain name, free site setup and transfer, and email accounts
  • One-click free Drupal install or transfer (Drupal 6 pre-installed)
  • Free email accounts
  • Free daily backups and access to latest backup
  • 27/7/365 tech support
  • Free Lets Encrypt SSL Certificates
  • Multiple PHP versions
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Free shopping cart install
  • 99% Uptime


  • 20GB storage
  • Unlimited websites
  • Everything on StartUp
  • Unlimited websites
  • Free basic backup and restore with access to last 30 backups
  • Free Premium Support
  • Premium Wildcard SSL certificate


  • 30 GB storage space
  • Unlimited Websites
  • Everything on GrowBig and StartUp
  • SG-Git to maintain versioning of your site and compare between live and test versions


If you want your site hosted on a Windows server, Arvixe has you covered, for a slightly higher price than their Linux hosts. On either platform they offer shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated hosting. They have five types of plans: Personal, Business, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated. Cloud hosting is included under dedicated hosting plans. Here is a look at their shared hosting offerings:


  • 2 levels – PersonalClass and PersonalClass Pro
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
  • Free domain name
  • 6 websites for PersonalClass, unlimited websites for PersonalClass Pro
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • One-click website builder
  • Unlimited domain aliases
  • Unlimited sub domains
  • Unlimited POP3 and IMAP mail boxes
  • Secure IMAP & POP3
  • Unlimited MySQL or PostgreSQL databases
  • Git for versioning control
  • Numerous other features


  • 2 levels – BusinessClass and BusinessClass Pro
  • Everything offered in PersonalClass
  • 6 websites for BusinessClass, unlimited websites for BusinessClass Pro
  • Free SSL Certificate for life

A2 Hosting

A2 is the developer friendly host, with multiple versions of PHP and Python and the latest versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL. Their site implies that, if requested they will load older versions of software, or new, little known software, if asked. They have three shared hosting options:


  • 1 website
  • 5 databases
  • Perpetual money back guarantee
  • 24/7/365 Support
  • A2 Optimized software
  • 25 email addresses
  • 1 x 2.1Ghz core
  • .5 GB RAM
  • 4GB virtual memory
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 25 Parked domains
  • 5 sub domains
  • Git, CVS, Subversion and Mercurial for versioning
  • Secure POP3 and IMAP
  • Many other features


  • Everything in the Lite package
  • Unlimited websites, databases and email addresses
  • 2 x 2.1 Ghz processors
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB virtual memory
  • Server rewind backups
  • Unlimited parked domains
  • Unlimited sub domains


  • Everything in the Swift package
  • Turbo 20x faster hosting
  • A2 optimized site caching
  • CloudFlare Plus mobile optimization
  • Railgun Optimizer

The five web hosts listed here are all excellent. But each site is different; every implementation of Drupal is unique. Look at what you need and what each host offers to find the best drupal hosting fit for you.