Are you stuck and can’t decide which web hosting to choose for your WordPress website? Worry no more! We’ve tested some of the top web hosting services out there. Some are great and some are to be avoided.
By the end of this article you will know 100% which web hosting is right for you. So let our experience guide you.
- Recommended by WordPress
- Easy to set up
- Fast Service
- Free SSL Certification
- Limited data plan
The first pro for this hosting service is that it is one of the only 3 companies that WordPress themselves recommends to host WordPress sites. So that is a pretty big deal that WordPress actually recommends this company.
But it doesn’t stop there. They are also really easy to set up, they provide pretty fast service and are reliable, but another one of the biggest pros is you will also get a free SSL certificate.
So that’s a lot of pros for SiteGround, but there are some cons as well.
We do think that SiteGround is the best bang for your buck, but there are cheaper options out there if money is very tight for you.
First con is that it is not the cheapest option out there, also not the most expensive. It’s about a mid-price.
Another con is that their hosting plans come with a limit to how much data you can upload to the server.
So if you have a website that’s gonna have a ton of high resolution graphics, a ton of high resolution videos that you’re trying to upload to the server, SiteGround may not be the best option for you.
- Recommended by WordPress
- High affiliate commission
Next up is Bluehost. They’re also recommended by WordPress themselves to be used as a hosting service for WordPress.
But here is a dirty little secret about Bluehost. Part of the reason they’re one of the most popular hosting companies out there is because they pay a very high affiliate commission.
A lot of people out there say that Bluehost is the best only because they make the most money off of it.
Now that being said, we do think that Bluehost is great, but we also think that they’re a bit overpriced, so that’s a con as well.
- Pretty much none
- No improvements
Another popular hosting company is GoDaddy. Do not use Godaddy.
Do not go with them, they spend a lot of money on marketing, they don’t spend as much money on actually creating a great product and on top that, they’re ovepriced.
Whatever you do just do not go with them.
GoDaddy is fine for buying a domain name, but they to will try to upgrade you to the services of hosting and they get unsuspecting people to pay that extra premium for hosting.
It’s simply not worth it.
- Fast server times
- Decently priced
- Not reliable
A2 hosting has one of the fastest server times out there and has a decent price, but on a con it’s not one of the most reliable.
In fact just a little while ago they got hacked and a lot of sites went down. Now that being said, their uptime was still at 99 plus percent, but they’re not the most reliable of all the different companies.
- It’s similar to Bluehost
- Not recommended by WordPress
HostGator is a very popular hosting company and here’s a fun little fact. It’s owned by the same parent company that owns Bluehost and so both Blueshost and HostGator are very very similar.
But one con for HostGator is it’s actually not recommended by WordPress themselves.
In our opinion if we were to choose between Bluehost or HostGator, we would go with Bluehost.
Both these companies are obviously very similar and you can’t really go wrong with either one of them.
- Great customer support
- 10x more expensive
WP Engine is unlike any other companies we’ve mentioned so far in the hosting space.
They’re one of the fastest, one of the most reliable and they’ve the best customer support out there.
A big con is you’re going to pay for it. It’s 10x the price of any other company we’ve mentioned.
So if your WordPress site is very very, we repeat, very important to you and you want to pay a premium for that great customer service, it may make a sense to go with WP Engine.
We personally would not do it. All the other ones that we’ve mentioned so far have really good customer support as well, but WP Engine does take it to the next level.
- No real pros
- Mediocre uptime and speed
InMotion is another popular hosting company and to be honest with you, we don’t see any big pros with using them.
Their uptime and their speed was mediocre and their prices actually double what a lot of the other platforms we’ve mentioned so far.
So we would not really go with InMotion as our hosting choice for a WordPress website.
- It’s cheap
- You get what you pay for
Next up is Hostinger and the big pro is it’s one of the cheapest ones out there. The prices do fluctuate, but still it’s very cheap.
If money is your number one concern then Hostinger is probably a good option for you.
So to us that is the one con with them – you do get what you pay for. So if money’s really tight you can go with them, you can try them out and maybe it’ll make sense for you.
- Recommended by WordPress
- It’s expensive
Last up on our list is DreamHost and a big pro for them again is they are recommended by WordPress themselves.
So it’s one of only three companies that WordPress recommends to host WordPress websites.
However, on the con side they’re more expensive than SiteGround or Bluehost which are also recommended by WordPress and we don’t think they’ve added features that make it worth that extra price tag.
So which one to choose?
Now it’s time to announce the winner. We think the answer is – it depends what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for the absolutely fastest company out there – A2 Hosting is a great option.
If you’re looking for the cheapest hosting company out there – Hostinger is a good option.
If you’re looking for an old, but reliable company – Bluehost is a great option.
We hope that this article helped you choose the right hosting service for your WordPress website.