You are looking for the best WordPress hosting service for your website? I put together a list of the 5 best web hosting services for WordPress on the market, based on my 8 years personal experience. And for good reason: I tried them all :)
1) WP Engine: my favorite one
According to me, WP Engine is the top range hosting solution available on the market. From $35 monthly, you will be able to host your first WordPress installation, with up to 25.000 visits monthly, and a 50 GB bandwith together with CDN and SSL.
What is great about WP Engine is that there can be a significant traffic on your website without bugs or slowdowns thanks to powerful servers which can adapt to wide traffic changes.
WP Engine also enables you to backup your website daily and guarantees the best data securing. It also allows you to have a staging environment to develop and improve your WordPress without modifying the online version. Once you are done with your development work, you only have to deploy the staging version to the live one! It is very convenient for beginning coders.
What I like most about WP Engine is their support. Available 24/7 with a chat, their engineers listen to your needs and answer your questions in a record time. I have never seen more available support in hosting services, in either generalist or WordPress experts.
Finally, I host with WP Engine quite complex sites, some of them have a social network layer with the BuddyPress extension and lots of members. But the performances remain very satisfying. So if you don’t want to take performance risks, choose WP Engine without a doubt.
2) PageLy, my second favorite
My experience with Pagely is VERY positive and that is why it comes in second for WordPress hosting services. Their support is rather reactive (48h tops to get an answer) and works with ticket opening. Then, the engineers are more or less attentive, you just need to insist a bit for them to help you if you are having trouble with something.
There is a premium cache and CDN service, and they will help you set up it, as well as your DNS and SSL certificate.
Prices are very variable depending on what your project is. As for me, I approximately pay $149 a month for 4 websites knowing that 2 have a significant audience (news website).
3) DreamHost, recommended by WordPress
Specifically recommended by WordPress, DreamHost is one of the most complete hosting service with VPS and dedicated, shared hosting solutions.
This hosting solution does meet all the requested criterias because it offers updates that directly meet the users’ needs and a pre setup installation.
The service even recommends you some themes and plugins for an optimized hosting, ergonomy and best efficiency. Just like most of hosting servers dedicated to WordPress, DreamHost is user-friendly, offers a hosting solution by e-mail and an SSL certificate to reassure your visitors as regards data protection.
4) BlueHost: One of the most competitive ones
BlueHost is one of the major hosting solutions, with over 2 millions domains in the world.
What users like most about BlueHost is how easily it is to access and to use WordPress, even for beginners. You can install WordPress with one click on this platform and it also offers a wide range of themes and plugins very easy to install as well.
The first package only costs $2,95 a month, including the domain name, the SSL certificate and the 24/7 assistance: a knock-down price.
But with a most advance package amounting to $19,99$ a month, you get up to 100 million visits monthly (that is something!) and a 30GB storage. Performances increase with the WP Ultimate plan at $49,99 a month, with a 240 GB storage and unlimited visits.
If you are seeking the best value for money, BlueHost is perfect for you!