Below is an outline of the web hosting services and tools in the digital marketing tools index.

Click on the link below each section for a page with more detail.

General Web Hosting

Lunarpages – starter shared hosting begins at $3.95 per month.
1&1 – starter shared hosting begins at $4.99 per month.
WebHostingBuzz – shared hosting begins at $5.95 per month.
GoDaddy – shared hosting plans from $6.99 per month for a multi-month term.
Bluehost – starter shared hosting plans from $7.49 per month for a 12 month term.
HostGator – shared hosting begins at $8.76 per month when paid monthly.
iPage – shared hosting plans from $8.99 per month for a 12 month term.
SiteGround – shared, WordPress and Joomla hosting start at regular price of $9.95 per month.
Media Temple – regular shared hosting from $30 per month (WordPress from $20 per month).

WordPress Hosting

Lightning Base – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $9.95 per month.
45AIR – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $12.99 per month.
Flywheel – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $15 per month.
Pressidium – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $17.90 per month.
WPOven – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $19.95 per month.
Pressable – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $25 per month.
WP Engine – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $29 per month.
Synthesis – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $47 per month. (Was originally limited to sites using the Genesis framework.)
Pagely – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $64 per month.
Presslabs – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $149 per month.
Kinsta – WordPress hosting company. Prices start at $287 per month.
SiteGround – General hosting company. Prices start at $9.95 per month (regular price).
iPage – General hosting company. Prices start at $10.49 per month renewal rate (after the initial 3.75 per month).
HostGator – General hosting company. Prices start at $14.95 per month.
Media Temple – General hosting company. Prices start at $20 per month.
DreamHost – General hosting company. Prices start at $24.95 per month.
Bluehost – General hosting company. Prices start at $24.99 per month.

Uptime Status Checking

downforeveryoneorjustme.com – the most basic check, yes or no. Pros = lightweight.
isitdownrightnow.com – up or down, plus uptime-check details for the last day or so.
currentlydown.com – up or down, plus details of the most recent outages for each site.

Website Monitoring

Pingdom – 30-day free trial. Plans start at $14.95 per month.
StatusCake – Free plan with limitations. Paid plans start at £14.99 per month.
Uptime Robot – Free plan with limitations. Pro plan starts at $5.50 per month.
Nagios – Infrastructure monitoring software, offers open source solutions and commercial solutions.

SSL Testing

Why No Padlock – diagnose why your SSL might not be showing a padlock in various browsers.
Qualys SSL Labs – SSL Server Test – detailed authentication and configuration information.
COMODO SSL Analyzer – detailed information, including vulnerability to various attacks.
SSL Shopper – basic SSL checker
SSL Pulse – FYI, survey of the SSL implementation of the most popular web sites.

Other Tools

isitdownrightnow.com – enter a domain and see if it’s down for everyone, or just you.

Forums & Hangouts

Web Hosting Talk – largest web hosting forum.
/r/webhosting – largest hosting-related subbredit at Reddit.

Podcasts

WHIR Podcast – news in the cloud and hosting industry.

YouTube Channels

InMotion Hosting – how-to videos on web hosting issues, many dealing with cPanel or WordPress.

Conferences

HostingCon

more detail: Digital Marketing Conference Calendar