Indian Hosting Market
When it comes to hosting market, India is considered to be one of the big markets in the world. The reason for that much craze of hosting in India is due to the ongoing growth of the online community here.
But it is not easy for everyone in India to purchase Better Hosting from International hosting providers like Siteground, A2 Hosting, Dreamhost, GreenGeeks etc. using their local Indian Payment methods like BHIM UPI, Rupay Card, Phone Pay, G Pay or Paytm etc.
Hosting Payment Problems in India
If you are reading this post you must have encountered an error during checkout on hosting provider website like ” Error- Your Card is Declined”, ” Payment Failed” etc.
The main reason behind the problem is caused by Indian banks as they do not provide an International debit card to most of their customer. 80% of users in India have a normal Debit card that can not be used to to do cross border transactions means they can not pay outside of India.
Another big problem came after application of IGST by Indian Gov on all type of services offered by any brand outside of India according to which they have to pay 18% to local GOV which resulted in the increase of price and even many of hosting provider shut down their services in India like siteground.
Solution – Hosting with Indian Payment Methods
In this blog post, I am going to give you my Top 5 Best Indian Hosting picks for Indian users with Indian Payment Methods like UPI, Rupay Card and Other Indian Wallets like Paytm, PhonePay etc. This is a full research-based post in which I am including my personal experience too.
So without wasting time let's Start
Honestly, If you ask me to choose the best affordable hosting in India, I will go with Hostinger blindly. The reason for this trust is my 3 Year experience with hostinger and their server performance at this competitive price. They Offer SSD Storage based Hosting Service with LiteSpeed Caching Technology to increase the efficiency of server resources to handle more traffic at the same server than Ngnix and Apache.
Pricing and Features
Other features that make hostinger my first choice with very affordable pricing are
- Daily Backups
- One-Click WP Install
- 99.97% Uptime [Recorded by Me]
- Easy User Interface
- Fully Featured custom Cpanel
- Free Domain & SSL Certificate
- WordPress Acceleration
- CDN Integration by Cloudflare
- Free Professional Emails
- 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
Hostinger plan in India starts from just RS 59/month for a single site with all essential hosting features. I will personally recommend you to go with a higher plan.
Most Importantly, Here is the list of payment methods supported by Hostinger India by which you can pay them in India.
- Paytm, Phone Pay, Google Pay, BHIM UPI
- Rupay, Visa. Master, American Express, Discover
- Paypal and Indian Net Banking
- Bitcoin and other popular Cryptocurrency.
Bluehost is the second most popular, recommended and trusted hosting provider for Indian bloggers and developers. They are owned by the same parent company which is Bluehost INC, an international hosting tycoon.
You must note one thing, though they are owned by the same parent company but both of them have different types of services. Bluehost international have better support quality than Bluehost India but that is not a big concern for many bloggers and developers because the need of support is rare. But If you are one who need support daily and you do not have too much time to wait in queue of bluhost India Support live chat you must ignore them.
But when it comes to hosting server performance they are not lacking behind on any aspect from Bluehost international. So If you need hosting in which you can trust and worth your money, go with Bluehost India.
Bluehost Plans and Pricing
Bluehost India has a similar plan as bluehost.com have but with different pricing and different support crew. Their Basic plan starts ₹199.00/mo*(For 3 Yr) and depends on the tenure you select. All the features and configuration included in this plan are mentioned below
- 1 Website
- 50 GB SSD Storage
- Unmetered Bandwidth
- Free SSL Certificate
- Standard Performance
- 1 Included Domain
- 5 Parked Domains
- 25 Sub Domains
- FREE Domain for 1 Year
- Automatic Daily Malware Scan
- Recommended by WordPress.org since 2005
- Premium Cloudflare CDN for free
- 1-Click WordPress Install
- 24/7 Support
Here is the list of payment methods supported by Bluehost India on their Checkout page.
Bluehost is currently using PayU Payment gateway to process all their transaction which support all major Indian Cards, Wallet, UPI, QR, EMI etc.
Supported Indian Cards by Bluehost India – Rupay, Master, Visa, American Express etc.
Supported Indian Wallet by Bluehost India – Phone Pay, Amazon Pay, FreeCharge, Ola Money, Airtel Money, HDFC PayZapp etc.
Other Payment methods include Universal Indian UPI QR, Debit card EMI and Indian Net Banking Support.
Hostgator is also one of the trusted hosting providers in India with a huge customer base. The main reason for going with Hostgator is Competitive Price and Quality Hosting. They Offer hosting from Two Different locations the first one is from US-based server whose pricing is very low and second is from India based server whose pricing is a little high compared to the previous one.
Same as Bluehost they also have two different selling website (Hostgator.com and Hostgator.in) covering different clients all over the world.
Plans and Pricing of Hostgator.in
Hostgator India has two type of plans based on server location, I am going to cover Indian server plan as this post is primarily for Indian users.
Their starter plan starts at RS.149/month with the following feature
- Single Domain
- 10 GB SSD Disk Space
- 100 GB Transfer
- 5 Email Account(s)
- Unlimited Databases
- Free Let's Encrypt SSL
- Free .Net Domain for 1 Yr
They also have a type of marketing strategy where you need to select a higher duration plan to get the highest discount to make your hosting more value for money. Some of duration and pricing are mentioned below for starter plan
- 1 Month @ Rs.299 /mo
- 3 Months @ Rs.299 /mo
- 6 Months @ Rs.299 /mo
- 1 Year @ Rs.239 /mo
- 2 Years @ Rs.209 /mo
- 3 Years @ Rs.209 /mo
- 5 Years @ Rs.149 /mo
Here is the list of Indian Payment methods supported by Hostgator
As you can see in above Image, Hostgator Supports Almost all Indian Payment Methods because it uses 3 different payment gateway to process their payment.
- PayU, the same payment gateway used by Bluehost with a different type of payment options like Rupay, Master, Visa, American Express, Phone Pay, Amazon Pay, FreeCharge, Ola Money, Airtel Money, HDFC PayZapp etc.
- CC Avenue – Well Known and Reputable Payment gateway used by many Indian government websites which indicates it also support all indian Payment Methods
- Direct Deposit and Checque
Very similar to Hostgator but a little less popular in the world (Popular in India), BigRock is also one of the best hosting providers for newbie bloggers and learners in India at an affordable price and good hosting. When you compare Hostgator with BigRock you will find many similarities as both of them are owned by the same parent company.
But don't think that they are providing the same hosting at different price. Even the parent company are the same both are a good competitor of each other in Indian Hosting Market.
Plans and Pricing of BigRock.in
Bigrock Provides two types of hosting, I am going to cover only indian server based hosting provided by them.
Their Starter plan Starts at RS. 89/month with following configuration and features.
- Server Location: India
- 20 GB Disk Space
- 2 GB Transfer (Bandwidth)
- 5 Email(s)
- 99.9% uptime with dedicated 24/7 technical support
- Powered by CloudLinux, cPanel, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Ruby & more
- 30 day Money Back Guarantee
There pricing varies according to the duration you choose,10 Years at Rs. 89/month, 5 Years at Rs. 149/month, 3 Years at Rs. 149/month, 2 Years at Rs.169/month, 1 Year at Rs. 199/month.
Payment Methods of BigRock.in
Bigrock is an Indian hosting provider and hence they have all Indian payment methods like UPI, Rupay Card including popular wallets.
- NET BANKING / DEBIT CARD (VIA CCAVENUE)
- Credit Card (Only visa and Mastercard)
- WALLETS – Paytm, Freecharge, Mobikwik and Jiomoney
- PAY VIA CHEQUE / DEMAND DRAFT / DIRECT DEPOSIT
5. Godaddy India (Never Buy)
I will personally not recommend you to go with GoDaddy in any condition when you have the choice of reputed hosting providers like Bluehost hostinger and HostGator. The only reason of not recommending them is due too poor service and bad hosting performance in last few years.
Their 80% customers are not happy with their hosting Quality, I have their 10 Year Plan but I am not using it due to slow loading and too much down time.
It will be better for you and your website to go with Hostinger, Bluehost or Hostgator if you do not want to regret on your investment.
Conclusion on Best Indian Hosting with Indian Payment like UPI, Phone Pay etc.
In the last, I will recommend you to go with Any of above-mentioned hosting except GoDaddy as per your budget and requirement. All of them have one or more Indian Payment Methods like UPI, Rupay card, Wallets etc. If you ask me to choose from any of them, I will personally love to have Hostinger or Bluehost Plan.
Note:- Another thing you must remember while choosing to host is to go with a higher plan except for starter of any provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I purchase a Bluehost hosting plan using an Indian debit card?
You can purchase hosting from Bluehost India(bluehost.in) using Indian payment methods but Bluehost.com only supports international debit and credit cards.
Why Digital Ocean not Accepting My Visa Debit Card for Payments?
Digital Ocean accepts only international Credit Cards, so If you are from India you must have a credit card with cross border payment enabled.
What payment methods do Hosting Providers accept?
In most of the case, all reputed brands and hosting provider accepts global payment but some hosting providers like Siteground, Dreamhost etc. do not accept Indian Payment Methods
Which bank debit card is best for purchasing US hosting?
If you are thinking to purchase hosting from US hosting Provider you must have an international debit or credit card. HDFC Bank and ICICI banks are best in online international transactions, so you can use their cards to make a purchase.
Does Godaddy accept rupay card?
Yes, they have all global payment methods including Indian UPI and Rupay Cards.
How do you pay on namecheap?
Namecheap is an international Hosting and Domain registrar which accepts only International (Debit and Credit Cards) Payments Methods.
Can I pay GoDaddy with PayPal?
Yes, You can Pay GoDaddy with your Paypal.
What is the most popular payment method for Hostings?
As Hosting need renewal, Credit Cards are the most popular way to purchase any hosting as they can be used for renewal without any additional verification.
What are Hostinger Payment Methods?
Hostinger is a global hosting provider and hence they have all local (Indian UPI and Cards) and international payments methods like PayPal and Crypto.