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Top 10 Best WordPress Web Hosting Service Providers 2017

Top 10 Best WordPress Web Hosting Service Providers

Just recently, I had a really good idea for a new type of blog website. I actually came close to realizing it, but I hit a big obstacle right at the start.

That worried me a lot as it is one of the most important things when it comes to blogs, forums and basically anything related to websites.

The whole idea was simple, the name of the blog, what would be posted on it and whatnot. But then I realized that my biggest worry should be hosting of that blog.

I mean, when you think about it, it’s a blog, right, so it will most likely be a WordPress based blog, so I had to take that into consideration as well.

After figuring out the hosting will be the biggest problem, I had to do a lot of research to get results I was satisfied with.

Because after spending some time looking around for WordPress web hosting services, I figured there were a lot of hosting providers for those types of websites.

There, another problem arises. Which should I pick? Obviously, I was seeking the best while keeping the price in the reasonable range.

The research itself took me a while, spanning over the course of a whole month and the reason for that was that I actually decided to test some of the services from some of those hosting providers.

What came out is a list of the Top 10 Best WordPress Web Hosting Service Providers.

Sure, it took me a while, but I did get very good and accurate results which I decided to share with others as I’m sure a lot of people want their own and unique blogs which they can fully manage.

The main specifications I was looking at in all the hosting providers were disk space, bandwidth limits, response type, reliability, installer types, user interface, control panels and pricing.

There are few other things I’ve looked at in some specific providers, but I will go over that in detail later.

1. Siteground

Siteground

Now, of course, you could always go for some free hosting providers. But let’s be realistic for a moment, do you really want to give out all of your information you will be submitting on your website, and host it on a free hosting provider?

The general rule of thumb I go with is if it is free and good, something is most likely wrong in there. that’s why I completely dislike the completely free hosting providers as you never know what might happen with them.

Now, to start with real and proper hosting providers for WordPress. In my opinion, the first place takes Siteground gracefully as the features it provides for such great price is absolutely amazing.
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Other than that they support hosting of any sort, ranging from genuine HTML/CSS websites, Joomla and all the way to WordPress.

They give all of this at extremely low prices which are absolutely amazing. Alongside the great prices which go as low as 3.95€, they also give more advanced packages, which cost a bit more, but all within a reasonable range.

They’ve got three packages you get to choose from, the cheapest being 3.95€, the second being 6.45€ and the most expensive one being at only 11.95€ PER MONTH.

All things considered, they offer by far the best services to price and user friendliness as you get custom installers, user-friendly interfaces and plentiful of web space (disk space).

All of the packages support a lot of visits per month, the lowest being 10,000 visits per month and the highest being 100,000 per month, which is a lot.

Honestly, and if you expect more than 100,000 visits per month on your blog, then you should really look at a bigger and more expensive WordPress hosting provider.

But in my opinion, Siteground is suitable for pretty much any type of website hosting, especially WordPress blogs. As like I said, it is very straight forward, easy to manage and one of the most important things is that the pricing is acceptable.

Siteground claims that they host the websites on SSDs which is true due to the fact that I tested this through response time, cache time and transfer speed.

It’s not all about the SSDs, of course, you have to consider the connection as well.

I had no troubles whatsoever with uploading anything I needed. It was fast and simple, just like you want it. Their servers also support PHP7 and HTTP/2 which makes the websites you own even faster to load.

All of this has to be protected by some sort of security, right? You don’t want your website going down because your database was lost or hacked.

The WordPress is automatically updated as updates come out, so there is absolutely no worry about outdated software.

To wrap it up, Siteground provides basically everything a regular and even an advanced user would need out of a WordPress hosting provider.

Considering the great pricing and the features they offer, it totally deserves the first place.

2. WPEngine

WPEngine

WPEngine is one the expensive WordPress hosting providers I’ve come upon, but all has its reasons, right?

The reason for somewhat pricing of $29 per month is that they solely focus on WordPress hosting, nothing else. Which means they will excel at it and give you the best service.

WP Engine makes it easy to speed up your site, increase your conversion rates, and improve your SEO.

There are multiple packages and variants you can pick, just like Siteground.

However, WPEngine provides more features in terms of numbers, such as visits per month and storage. Another thing they offer is custom plans, meaning if none of the offered plans suit you, you can call their office up and get a custom hosting plan.

This will most likely cost more than predefined plans, but you will be getting the best service that’s on the market.

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You also get free SSL certificates, just like Siteground, along with the unlimited bandwidth which is great if you’re a blogger.

Also very useful for portfolio websites as you can constantly upload variations of your projects and works.

That means without any problems if you keep in mind the storage restriction you have with your chosen plan.

Also very useful for portfolio websites as you can constantly upload variations of your projects and works.

That means without any problems if you keep in mind the storage restriction you have with your chosen plan.

In any case, going with WPEngine is a great idea if you need to host a website with a lot of traffic and content, as they offer various types of plans suited for your needs.

3. GoDaddy

Godaddy

I’m sure most of you have heard of GoDaddy domain hosting, but what you might not have heard of is that they also host complete websites.

Yes, even WordPress and Managed WordPress, consisting of automated installers, pre-built websites and a lot of free plugins. The Managed WordPress hosting is great if you want to concentrate on the content and don’t need access to your FTP or cPanel.

Aside the inexpensive packages, one of the best features GoDaddy offers are free instructional videos.

Which is so good that they will easily guide you in creating your own WordPress website. Especially if it’s your first website ever.

The customer support is really good, no questions about that, but other than the instructional videos they offer, the inexpensive plans is what got me. Starting at surprising £1.99 per month and going all the way to £5.99, I was genuinely surprised when I saw those prices.

They offer pretty much everything you need and at such low price, you would think it’s a mistake, but in reality, it really isn’t. WordPress websites are so much in demand today that the services for their hosting go lower and lower. Someday, it may be even free, who knows. Just kidding.

They offer pretty much everything you need and at such low price, you would think it’s a mistake, but in reality, it really isn’t.

WordPress websites are so much in demand today that the services for their hosting go lower and lower. Someday, it may be even free, who knows. Just kidding.

Overall, GoDaddy is a really great hosting service, especially for WordPress websites as their plans are pretty simple and straightforward. Going from 10GB up to 30GB storage, free domains, and up to 400,000 monthly visitors, which is quite good for that low price.

4. NAMECHEAP

Namecheap

Namecheap is one of the great names in the hosting industry. They are famous for their special deals on domain name registrations. Cheap domain names are not the only thing they offer.

They offer web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, Email hosting, SSL certificates, and more.  Prices for the shared hosting are starting at $9.88/year and go up to $379.88/mo for dedicated servers. Namecheap guarantees a 100% server uptime.

5. A2 HOSTING

A2Hosting

If pricing is of great importance to you, especially if you’re on a budget but need to get a WordPress website up and running ASAP.

A2 Hosting is a great choice for inexpensive WordPress website hosting. Simply said, they offer somewhat equal features as Siteground, but the main difference is the pricing and amount of storage they provide.

As expected, you will be getting an automated installed for your WordPress website. Along with that, the greatest attribute A2 Hosting has is their unlimited storage which is quite strange for such a low price starting at 3.64€ (~$3.90) which is astonishing.

You get 1 website, 5 databases, unlimited storage and bandwidth, cPanel control panel and free SSL certificates. Sure, the 5 databases might seem low.

But if you’re planning on hosting a relatively simple website or a blog on this provider, then the price and number of databases you receive are great. You probably won’t need more than one database for your website.

As usual, there are various plans you can choose from, cheapest being 3.64€ and the most expensive one 8.65€ (~$9.20), which is amazing.

Especially due to the fact that they have lowered their pricing just recently. If you need a good and reliable, but inexpensive WordPress hosting provider for your blog, A2 Hosting is a great choice.

6. PAGELY

Pagely

By far, one of the most expensive WordPress hosting providers I have seen and there is simply one reason for that. It is made for huge businesses and enterprises. The prices range from $499 per month all the way to ridiculous $20,000 per month.

Those numbers make my head spin, honestly, but if you’re planning on hosting a simple blog, I highly doubt you will end up hosting it with their services.

Pagely is made for multiple website hosting with large amounts of content. What I have noticed is that it is mostly being used by E-Commerce websites.

Which means Pagely hosts quite a lot of online web shops, which makes sense since they tend to have a lot of daily updated content and users.

One unique thing which characterizes the high pricing of Pagely is that they offer plans which are suited for extremely high traffic needs.

Say your website has a lot of traffic, and I mean A LOT.. over 300,000 per month. Your ideal choice for hosting that website would be Pagely. Why? It’s self-explanatory, to be honest. They give you more than enough storage, ridiculously high bandwidth speed and disaster recovery.

Disaster recovery is very important because if something does happen for some unknown reason and your website goes down, you don’t want everything to be lost, right? Exactly, you don’t, and that’s why they offer simple disaster recovery systems and backups so you don’t have to worry whatsoever about any trouble that might head your way.

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If you really need supreme and quality hosting for multiple websites and speed is a crucial factor to you, Pagely is my suggested choice then.

7. Bluehost

Bluehost

Bluehost, in my opinion, is one of the best hosting providers I’ve come upon. Their support system is fast and reliable, giving you solutions to all of your questions about WordPress hosting your website.

The setup is pretty much one click and it’s as straightforward as it gets, so there’s that. They offer great deals considering the price and a number of features you get, especially storage which ranges from 30GB up to 240GB.

The fact that Bluehost WordPress hosting is based on VPS really caught my eye so I had to try it out. It really is something unique in my opinion as you really get great specifications and results.

Due to the fact that it’s VPS based, it depends on RAM quite a lot, so the cheapest plan offers you 2GB of RAM which is acceptable if you’re hosting a relatively small website or a blog.

The RAM size grows higher with different plans, going all the way up to 8GB in the ‘wp ultimate’ plan they have which costs $49.99 per month. This is very acceptable after you see all the features they offer.

Visits per month are unlimited for the most expensive package which is astonishing, honestly. Other packages aren’t different either as the cheapest package offers a maximum of 100 million visits per month which is very high in my opinion.

Another great thing is that you get free SSL certificates, positive SSL & positive wildcard SSL certificates.

From the perspective of security, they offer SiteLock which in my case worked without any trouble and it did do its job as stated.

Overall, a great hosting provider for WordPress and you won’t make a mistake if you try with their plans. They have great support, so no matter what issue you run into, you will be able to get the support within minutes.

8. inMotion hosting

InMotion

InMotion hosting is very popular for its low prices, but don’t let that fool you. They offer many services and features with an exceptional support system. The thing that shines the most is that they use SSDs to host all of their WordPress websites.

Which means that all files of the website are accessed much faster when compared to hard disk drives, which is great. After all, speed is of great importance in website hosting.

They also offer full support for PHP 7 and OptimumCache. One thing that is really cool about inMotion hosting is that they offer fully automated backups, for no cost whatsoever.

So you can simply set up a system for backing your whole website up at a specific time and that’s it.

Divi WordPress Theme

You’re safe and sound if anything happens because you will have your backup ready.

However as security is really important, they do offer constant server monitoring. So pretty much all the unfriendly traffic that heads to your website will be blocked and handled properly.

The automated WordPress installation is a really great addition too. A lot of WordPress hosting providers out there still rely on manual installation which is tiresome and annoying.

As I previously said, the prices are surprisingly low for what they offer, starting at $7.99 and going up to $15.99 per month.

However, all the plans and packages are currently on sale for more than 55%. It’s a great time to buy one of them as you get unlimited bandwidth, storage, and e-mail storage.

9. HostGator

HostGator

Just recently, I had the pleasure of managing a Joomla website on HostGator and I was really surprised at how good their interface for managing websites is.

Very simple and self-explanatory. I cannot say that they’re the best WordPress hosting provider out there. But I can say they are very, very good in being simple and easy to manage.

The pricing is very acceptable, from $5.95 all the way to $9.95 per month. It’s the most average cost of hosting a website right now. Aside from WordPress hosting, they also offer VPS, Cloud hosting and domain hosting. Which is wonderful if you need more than a simple WordPress website or a blog.

What caught my eye was how they allow a large amount of traffic in their most basic package unlike a lot of other hosting providers. For example, they allow 100,000 visits per month in their basic starter plan which is $5.95.

That is a really good deal, especially when you realize that they offer 500,000 visits per month in their best package, which costs $9.95 per month.

If you ask me, HostGator is one of the best hosting websites overall, not just WordPress hosting. With a unique combination of user-friendly interfaces and easy-to-follow steps in setting your website up, in my opinion, it’s absolutely wonderful.

10. iPage

iPage

Last but not least is iPage. It is one of the top hosting providers for WordPress. The offer free domain registration, unlimited storage space, scalable traffic bandwidth and a lot of WordPress features. Prices start at $3.75/mo. Go and check them out.

To conclude the review, I decided to only go with a few of the providers as there really is a lot of them.

All of them returned great results. You should decide what you value the most before choosing a hosting company. If you liked this article please comment and share.

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32 Comments

  1. abrightclearweb says:

    Great comparison! It would have helped to have all prices in the same currency to see more easily which host offered the best value.

    (SiteGround gets my vote, by the way.)

  2. Bob Warfield says:

    I started with Pagely, and my big site http://www.cnccookbook.com uses it. I’m a solopreneur and that site brings me 4.5 million visitors a year and a great income. When I started the site, Pagely had cheap plans too, but they gave them up very recently. I was so disappointed when I couldn’t use it for my new site.

    I went with WPEngine when I started bobwarfield.com (an entrepreneurship-focused site where I tell people how I built the CNCCookbook business as a solopreneur) as a result. It’s been great so far, and in many ways I find it superior to Pagely, so I’m happy I was pushed into trying it.

    • Thank you for the comment, Bob. I loved to read your story. I am a solopreneur myself.

      Now I am doing something similar to your http://bobwarfield.com project. I want to build a strong community and post quality content to help small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their business in the online world.

  3. Thanks for sharing great information! Never heard of some of these places.

  4. Christine says:

    This is very informational. I went with Bluehost only because another blogger recommended it, but I didn’t know too much about hosts in comparison with others. Thanks for doing the work for the rest of us!

  5. Amber says:

    This was super helpful! I’ll have to come back to it when I transition over to a hosted site!

  6. Kim says:

    Glad to see my host, GoDaddy, on your list. There are so many out there so it’s nice to know I picked a pretty good one.

  7. annemarkey1 says:

    I use bluehost and am liking it so far.

  8. GoDaddy is the truth! I absolutely love it and always recommend it to people.

  9. Toni says:

    Great insight. I will be saving this post.

  10. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing this great information. I will immediately bookmark your RSS and subscribe to your newsletter service. Hope to see more if this great stuff!

  11. Rae says:

    I am glad I read this. My host company is not even on the list. It made me think about changing. Now I have to go do much research and see how my host sacks up.

  12. Estelle says:

    I’m with SiteGround and happy to be there 😀 But good to know other web hosting platforms.

  13. I’ve been looking at using Blue Host, glad to have all this information as well as great alternatives!

    • All of the hosting providers are great, but some excel in different aspects. That actually depends on what kind of website you plan to run, a blog, a portfolio site or a large e-commerce site.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Great article! Very comprehensive. I’ve never heard of pagely or wpengine. As I scale, they may be a good fit. I’m with Bluehost. I have to say my experience hasn’t been quite as glowing as yours. They were going to shut down all 5 of my wordpress sites due to a potential hacking on one account. They wanted a large chunk of money to “fix” the issue. Luckily, I didn’t agree and researched the situation some more only to learn my account hadn’t been compromised as I was originally told. There are more stories, but I will reserve those for a private convo.

    Did love the article.

    Cheers!

  15. Amanda Appiagyei says:

    This is great and thorough breakdown of the different options. Forwarded this to a friend who is looking into the best options right now.

  16. Marin says:

    I used a different kinds of hosting 40 of them, and I can actually say which one is the BEST

    http://instituzion.com/top-5-best-web-hosting-companies-2017/

    Check and choose the one that fits you the most.

    -Cheers

  17. Everly says:

    Hi, you’ve done much work to write this review. But, unfortunately, iPage is NOT my recommendation anymore. I used to work with them for some time and they disappointed me. iPage doesn’t offer any guarantees. This information can prove my words https://webhostinggeeks.com/providers/ipage. Friends, just keep away:(

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