20 Best WordPress Hosting Services

July 2, 2013 · 13 comments

by Sonny M. Day

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Choosing the best WordPress hosting service for your website is not easy. Before you can make a decision, you have to find the good hosting services, compare them from each other and make your decision based on your needs, your budget and your technical expertise.

Among the essential factors that should be considered before choosing a hosting package are disk space, rate of data transfer, number of email offered, number of applications, programming languages, scripts and other factors. Also important is the amount of traffic that you expect on your website as against the volume of traffic that the web host can effectively handle. If you are expecting a heavy traffic volume once your website has fully matured, then choose a web hosting service with a dedicated server package that you can switch to if necessary, by simple upgrading. This is more convenient than migrating to another webhost with higher specifications. Webhosting services usually have this kind of upgrade offering from their basic or starter package.

Also, if you are planning to use WordPress as your platform, be sure to check that your webhost provides backups on a daily basis. You can ask customer support how long each backup is stored (the longer, the better). Also necessary is the question, whether or not the database and email component is separately stored. You might experience slow server performance on a webhosting service that combines the two services in one machine, especially if the email service has to fight spams. Another feature that you will find handy for simplifying your workflow are scripts that can automate software installations. This will allow you to install and update your software easily, in most cases by 1-click.

Here in this article, we are showcasing some of the best WordPress hosting providers whose services you can use for your website. While these hosting firms are great WordPress hosting, they are also good for other platforms like Joomla, Drupal and etc. We hope that this list of hosting providers can help you decide what service to choose and what not. We encourage you to visit their source websites, read more information about them and if you want to, chat with their customer service personnel for clarifications. When you are ready for the next steps take a look at our WordPress theme and plugin collections here. Enjoy!


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HostGator

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HostGator  offers Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated server packages for both beginners and professionals alike. Each of its shared Web Hosting plans includes 24/7/365 support, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and a 45-day money-back guarantee.

FatCow

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It you have a small website and you have simple demands and expectations, FatCow is ideal for you. The goal of this company is to make the web hosting process simple and easily understood by beginners and professional webmasters at a very competitive price. It offers free set up and free domain. Also, it has a simple to use install wizards where a step-by-step instructions is provided for adding a variety of applications to your site — photo galleries, blog software and more!

Web Hosting Hub

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Web Hosting Hub offers a simple and full-featured hosting that delivers maximum performance and affordable prices. They offer 90-day full money back guarantee, free domain name or transfer, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, free WordPress or Premium Web Builder installation, free blogging software, and an easy-to-use cPanel. In addition, your hosting account comes equipped with comprehensive email functionality and advanced security with suPHP.

Bluehost

From the business owner to the individual who desires full functionality on a small budget, Bluehost provides your complete web hosting solution. It features Unlimited Disk Storage, Unlimited Domain Hosting, Free Drag and Drop Site Builder, SimpleScripts 1-Click Script Installs and many many more. Also it has a professional customer service that you can run to for your queries and clarifications.

GreenGeeks

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GreenGeeks offers one of the most feature rich web hosting plans available anywhere on the Internet. It has a package that includes a free domain name for the lifetime of your web hosting account with it. The GreenGeeks Eco Site plan is an unlimited package which means you have unlimited amount of disk space for your web site files and you can have an unlimited amount of bandwidth for your web site visitors. GreenGeeks provides cPanel to hosting customers, which is the most popular and easiest to use. Included in cPanel is the Fantastico script library which has a 1 click installation for all of the scripts in the Fantastico library. Some of the more popular scripts include; Joomla, WordPress and Drupal, all three of which will allow you to build a robust and sophisticated web site.

WPWebHost

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WPWebHost distinguishes itself in the industry as their team is formed by a group of WordPress enthusiasts. Solving general hosting issues is a norm, its support team also provides some WordPress SPECIFIC SERVICES, such as installation, plugin and theme issues. Also with WPWebHost, all it takes is ONE CLICK to get downloading, installing, and upgrading to the latest version of WordPress completely done. Sit back and have a cup of coffee while waiting for these tasks to be done automatically, NOT manually.

1&1 Web Hosting

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1&1 offers a 90-Day Money Back Guarantee on all Shared Hosting plans, Instant Mail, SharePoint Hosting, Exchange Hosting, and eShops. If you decide that you are not completely happy with your 1&1 package (within 90 days from when your initial order was placed) you’ll receive your money back – no questions asked. It has a 24/7 customer support, 1 domain FREE registration, and a great number of click and install applications.

DreamHost

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DreamHost is another WordPress web hosting solution for those who want a convenient one-click WordPress installation setup. With DreamHost, you can host as many domains that you want, and avail its 24/7 customer supports service for anything that you want to ask about your web host. Also it boasts a high-performance business class hosting with unlimited bandwidth and options.

Host Monster

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HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. It features Unlimited Space & Bandwidth, Host Unlimited Domains, Unlimited E-mail Accounts, Free Domain, cPanel Control Panel and more. Also it offers one-click installation of WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, Roundcube, Gallery, and more.

InMotion Hosting

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If you are looking for a web host with top of the line features in a cheap price, InMotion Hosting is a good place to start. Based on the fast and reliable Linux and Unix operating systems, iMotion Hosting is monitored round by the clock by a team of dedicated staff and professional customer service. It offers unlimited disk space on its packages, spam safe email accounts, website builder, Fantastico Scripts that you can use to automate installation of apps such as WordPress and many more.

Wiredtree

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WiredTree specializes on managed Virtual Private Servers and managed dedicated servers which are ideal for websites with higher demands. If you think that soon your website will need a powerful web host and you want to save yourself from trouble associated with moving over to another hosting company, you are better off if you start at WiredTree’s basic hosting plan and move up to its higher offering as the need arises. WiredTree has capability to meet everything that you might need on your website so there’s hardly a chance that you will think of switching to other web hosts. It features cPanel administration system and Fantastico, a commercial script library that automates the installation of web applications to a website such a WordPress.

Go Daddy

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Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider. It offers everything you need to make a name for yourself on the Web, from domain names and website builders to complete eCommerce solutions. It offers a number of applications that you can install and update in just one click. Also you have 24/7 FTP access, website statistics, Google webmaster tools, and many more. You can choose between it’s three option plans, with option to upgrade from one plan to another.

Eleven2

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Eleven2 web hosting is designed for all types of websites from personal, business, charity and blog websites. It provides a user friendly control panel, a script installer with 225+ scripts (blogs, forums, CMS, shopping carts, etc.), site builders, templates and so much more!

Just Host

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Just Host gives you free registration for 1 domain with our Just Plan or you can transfer a domain for free. With the Just Host plan you have the ability to host as many domains as you wish in your cPanel account. This means you have the luxury of managing all of your websites from one place and all on the same server! Also, customer websites are hosted on high performance quad processor servers, and its data center is equipped with a UPS power back-up generator. A further feature included with every Just Host account is an entire script library totally free! SimpleScripts can automatically install any of the long list of leading scripts for you, which include WordPress, osCommerce, phpBB and Joomla.

IX Web Hosting

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IX webhosting offers an easy-to-use and feature rich product that right for your needs. Among its key features are Unlimited Disk Space, Tons of Easy “1 Click” Installs, Unlimited Bandwidth, Free Site Builder, Unlimited Domains, Dedicated Support Rep, One FREE Domain Registration and 99.9% Uptime Guarantee.

iPage

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iPage makes hosting makes it easy for beginners and experienced webmasters to run and manage websites and emails. It offers a choice of site builders, shopping carts, blogging tools, photo galleries and more in very affordable prices.

Lunarpages

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Lunarpages has various hosting plan to meet your needs. You can choose from basic web hosting, dedicated hosting service, VPS web hosting and other plans.

HostPapa

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HostPapa’s feature-rich green web hosting plan offers tons of valuable tools, add-ons and resources to help you transfer your existing website or create a brand new one! It features Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Domain Names on one account, 1 Free Domain Name for Life, Unlimited Bandwidth, Personal Website Tools, FREE Setup! FREE Soholaunch site builder software; and 30-day money-back guarantee. It also has a Fantastico Script for easy installation software for your website.

Network Solutions

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Network Solutions offers a substantial storage, bandwidth and other features. It has a free domain registration included in each hosting package, 24/7 support via e-mail and phone,  and a convenient Web site design tool. It also has a 1-Click Install system for you to set up in a snap your web platform to quickly start engaging visitors to your website.

A2 Hosting

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A2 offers a top of the line and reliable service with no extra charge for extra features. You can choose among its basic web hosting package, Reseller hosting, VPS Hosting, Managed VPS and Dedicated Server with simple an easy migrating option to a higher more powerful package as your website grows. Also it has an A2 SiteBuilder, cPanel + Softaculous, FTP, and Fantastico Scripts. All in a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee package.

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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Ehost July 20, 2013 at 1:16 am

I personally use excitedhost for all of my domains and hosting. It’s has easy control panel features,great for Wordpress hosting, Plus excitedhost support has 24x7x365 customer care service that really works.

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Terri OConnell June 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Though FatCow works with Wordpress, it is important to note that they do not offer any support for issues with Wordpress. When calling for tech support, all they wanted to do is sell me stuff. I am currently hosting a website there and plan to continue with it. But, I feel it is important that everyone knows this before they start with FatCow so they know what they are getting in to.

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JD June 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Just a warning. Godaddy does not support subdomains for wpmu. They are unclear about this in their online documentation, you only find out that it’s not possible after you’ve tried it, then you are stuck with a database that cannot be uninstalled/reinstalled to try for subdirectories. This is the whole reason I came to this review, I’m looking for a better alternative to Godaddy.

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Lars June 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm

JD, I would recommend you take a look at wiredtree.com. This is the hosting we use here at Tripwire Magazine. The support is always quick and friendly and I am sure they will help you make this work.

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Jon March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I’m with Godaddy now for my photography site and can’t wait to switch. My site loads so slow now and Godaddy wants to charge me to switch to their new server! I think I’ll start looking into Bluehost.

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Jeff Williams October 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

For me its http://pressracks.net i was using wpengine but I switched initially on price. The live chat support is killer. My sites is just as fast. I think the cloud that pressracks uses is better than the shared hosting that wpengine uses

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Dallas August 19, 2012 at 6:36 am

I was very happy with hostgator for small sites: decent support and great value at this level. For bigger sites though the performance of shared hosting is inadequate

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WP Themes Daily May 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

One vote for Hostgator :) I have used many web hosting providers and to be honest, HostGator kills all of them. The speed, the support and other features are great.

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Andy May 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hi WP Themes Daily
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Kind regards
Andy

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Avinash Gadala May 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

I believe here is the whole list big companies…I believe the list is put together…There is no perfect work done on this.There is no statistical proof.

I am calming this based on the hosting services i worked with.

Godaddy sucks with the wordpress hosting.
Linux hosting work fine but not the best.The site becomes enormously slow after a month with about only 20 or 30 hits on the site and about windows hosting forget about it.

Blue host is the best so far i used and it is really cheap

and the fat cow works fine and Host gator is good too but both have marginal speed issues.
A year ago when i used the Just host i had the problems with the ssl and running most of the scripts

and rest of them i did not work with and i am not sure.But i feel the list have to be sorted out in a good

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Andy May 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Hi Avinash
I truly appreciate your honesty and I will take your experience into consideration. Still I think this is a matter of taste and also your needs for hosting features and specifications.
Kind regards
Andy

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Marie Nicol May 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

A nice comiplation, many of my friends are using GoDaddy or Hostgator. I have been using verious hostings for my websites some mentioned above some not, however recently I have come across http://www.simplyfreehosting.co.uk/ and must say they offer seem to be rather good.

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Andy May 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Hi Marie
Thanks for sharing your helpful advise. We will look into simplyfreehosting and perhaps ad it to this list.

Kind regards Andy

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