You have just purchased a domain and now you are thinking about creating a WordPress website. Have you given any thought to the hosting you will choose?
If you are going for a WordPress website, I will recommend you to go for some of the best WordPress hosting that the market has to offer.
However, before we discuss our options, let me tell you some important factors to consider.
What to keep in mind while choosing your WordPress hosting?
Speed: the load time should be good enough to retain the user
Uptime: the time that a website remains available (should be at least 99.94%)
Customer Support: to help you with any kind of questions related to WordPress.
You may get different speed results depending on the size of your website, your hosting plan and the number of visitors you get on your website.
While searching for different kinds of hosting, you may get plenty of results. But which ones are the best and most suited for you?
The 5 Best WordPress Hosting Services – My Recommendations!
Coming down to the main point, I have compiled for you the FIVE best WordPress hosting services.
Why should you consider these? So that you can have a fully functional WordPress website, whether you want to start your own blog or establish your start-up.
1. A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting also allows you to change server locations as they have data centres in the Netherlands, Singapore and the USA. Customer support was not so ideal because it takes around 8 minutes to get in touch with the live chat. However, customer support is available 24/7 and you can get in touch via phone as well.
With an uptime of 99.94% and a speed of 295 ms, it is not the best WordPress hosting, but certainly the fastest one.
As far as SSL is concerned, it comes free in all plans along with Cloudflare CDN and unlimited storage and bandwidth. For $3.92/month, you can get started with their cheapest plan and enjoy unlimited website transfer plus 25 email accounts.
The 30-day period allows you to test the hosting. If not satisfied, you can avail their money-back guarantee.
- Fast speed
- Cheap initial plans
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Uptime is average
Bluehost is popular among bloggers and small business owners due to its cheap introductory prices, starting at only $2.75/month. With an uptime of 99.99% and an average loading speed of 390 ms, you also get free SSL (https://) with all of their plans. Not only that, you also get 24/7 customer support and a large database of WordPress tutorials.
Bluehost is not only my top pick, but a definite recommend by the WordPress.org community as well. Like I said, it one of the best hosting for small businesses and bloggers owing to its affordable pricing and ease-of-use.
- Free domain name and site transfer
- Strong load time and uptime
- You can’t pay monthly
3. HostGator Managed WordPress
The faster loading times of HostGator make it the best option for having a website receiving high traffic. Similar to Bluehost, it offers specialized WordPress hosting solutions. With an uptime of >99.99% and average load time of 369 ms, they are currently one of the most popular web hosting providers and one of the best hosting websites as well.
The introductory process are starting from $5.95/month but renewal is expensive with $9.95/month.
- All plans come with unlimited bandwidth, storage and email accounts
- Cheap introductory prices starting from $5.95/month
- Good load time
- 1 free site transfer
- Renewal fee is expensive ($9.95/month)
Hostinger includes a WordPress site builder, which is sufficient for beginners. While it hails from Europe, Hostinger has data centres in multiple countries including in Europe, Asia and the USA. You can ask for location change after signing up.
With Hostinger, you get 24/7 live chat for customer support and plenty of WordPress tutorials and guides. If you are looking for cheap WordPress hosting services, then Hostinger is a nice option since the hosting plan starts from $2.15/month while renewal costs $3.49/month.
You can check their services for 30 days and ask for a refund if you do not find the services satisfactory. The plan offers you 100GB bandwidth, an email account and an SSL certificate as well. Good enough for a small website.
- Comparatively cheaper
- 24/7 live chat
- Good for beginners
- Good load time (339 ms)
- Uptime is below average (99.993%)
SiteGround also managed to achieve popularity since 2004. Not just my recommendation but also of the WordPress.org community as well! One reason is that it is one of the few services, which gives you the option to change your data centre locations from Europe to the USA.
Another good reason, free WordPress site transfers that also come with a free CDN (for caching) and image optimizations. The customer support is also helpful.
Though not as fast as Bluehost or HostGator, SiteGround’s uptime of 99.98% and a strong load time of 629 ms managed to rank it amongst my top five picks.
Plans start from $3.95/month, which is somewhat cheap, however the renewal may cost you $9.95/month. While you do not get a free domain, you can have fun with plenty of free email accounts.
- Efficient customer support
- Free site transfer and SSL
- Good uptime and stable speed
- Renewal fees is high
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