It can be difficult to wade through the plethora of options for WordPress hosting in 2016. My personal favorite is SiteGround because it provides the best value for my particular needs with great speed and top-notch performance. However, there are many other really great options out there. For example, sometimes I use GoDaddy for smaller sites because it is the easiest to use and has incredible customer support. Another that I sometimes use is WPEngine because it has a lot to offer in those instances when I am willing to spend a little more. The truth is, there are so many different options out there because there are so many unique users with their own needs. Whether you’re a first-time website-builder or you frequently create sites for clients, there are bound to be a few options here that suit you perfectly.
SiteGround has unique hosting options for WordPress sites and other popular web applications. Along with free domain names and 24/7 customer support, they also offer top-notch security. By creating isolation between each customer’s website, each individual site is safe in the case that another site on the server gets hacked.
This tool is optimized precisely for WordPress and is focused on speed, making the conversion rate higher for online businesses. With a faster load time, businesses can increase user experience, retain customers, and make more online sales. While WPEngine might be on the pricey side, it’s worth consideration for those looking to increase business revenue online.
Even the standard package on this platform comes with everything you need to make your WordPress sites secure, easy to use, and extremely fast. Bluehost is focused on simplicity, streamlining your experience and offering 24/7 support. Every plan includes backup storage and complete security.
Inmotion Hosting ($4.89)
If you start your business site using Inmotion Hosting, you can always be confident that this service will be able to support the growth of your business and its needs. They offer everything from basic website hosting to dedicated servers for hosting extremely large sites. WordPress comes pre-installed and ready with a premium website builder called BoldGrid to help you quickly get online and get started.
A2 Hosting ($3.95)
With A2 Hosting you’re investing in a swift server with page loads up to 300 times faster featuring flash memory and no moving parts. In just one click you can get started with hosting your WordPress site or choose another CMS. With every package they offer great, constant customer service and for an extra subscription you can use their turbo servers.
A 3-year user of this hosting site says “using site 5 gives me the confidence to sleep soundly at night, knowing that their servers and support desk are on top of things at the backend” All plans include unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, free migrations, disaster recovery backups, and 24/7 support.
WebHostPro features CPanel, which is a control panel for websites that is very widely used and highly rated. It helps manage all important aspects of your website from one panel, which is convenient and efficient when you have a lot of other aspects of your business to worry about. The hosting site also has a spam-blocking system with continuously updated security and full site backups. A really great value for the investment.
Another option more on the pricey side, MediaTemple was built on the standards of WordPress to function seamlessly with WordPress sites. It’s easy to set up and has automatic WP core updates. With a strong emphasis on security and customer service, you can always feel confident in the safety and functionality of your sites.
If you’re looking to quickly get your website, blog, portfolio, or ecommerce site online, Dreamhost makes the process simple and fast. For the first year your domain name is free, and for 97 days they have a money-back guarantee!
You can start your site here or move it here with their free transfer service. Eleven2 promises super-charged speeds with their system CloudFlare, which caches web content worldwide for extremely fast load times. Multiple plans, serious attention to detail, and a simplistic control panel make this hosting site supreme.
GreenGeeks takes a security-first approach to their WordPress hosting. Websites are isolated from one another on their server to ensure no damage from potential attacks to other users. It also actively scans for vulnerabilities and will block them before they cause trouble. Along with the tool’s security comes consistently fast page loads, server reliability, and a relatively affordable pricing structure.
Arvixe Hosting ($4)
Everything is straightforward in the setup of hosting with Arvixe. You can expect unlimited disk space, data transfer, and email accounts (big plus), constant support, and free online domains, stores, and site builders. There are no hidden fees or faulty descriptions- you get what you expect and can get your site up and running in no time.
This is a great choice for first-time site builders especially because of HostGator’s partnership with Weebly and QuickInstall which are both applications for easy and valuable site building. Plans come with thousands of templates to choose from and one-click script installs.
GoDaddy has made a name for itself with its great service and hard-to-ignore advertisements. You’ll get a free domain with your plan, great customer support, hundreds of helpful videos, thousands of free plugins and themes, and much more. Like I mentioned, it’s my go-to for small site building because of its simplicity.
Web Hosting Hub ($4.99)
No coding skills are required for creating a functional and beautiful site on Web Hosting Hub. Their free, premium drag-and-drop builder makes it easy. They also have a money-back guarantee, free domains, and unlimited hosting as a standard.
1&1 Web Hosting ($0.99)
An extremely affordable choice for managing and hosting medium-sized WordPress projects. 1&1 is a secure and simple way to host, with the latest plugins and themes all available in one click. Over 19 million domain names are hosted here on over 13 million customer contracts and 70 thousand high-end servers.
With each subscription comes Google Webmaster Tools and hundreds of dollars toward ad credit, plus free domain names, email addresses, a site builder, free marketing tools, and more. You even get 1GB of free cloud storage!
Host Clear ($3.75)
Host Clear will help design, build, host, and even market your site. It’s made easy to use no matter your level of experience. With unlimited hosting and many free add-ons, the options are endless and very diverse. For sites that require ecommerce, Host Clear offers a free online store with a choice of shopping cart and PayPal integration.
When you start working with iPage, you have access to built-in function and style. Popular WordPress themes are included and easy to use, W3 Total Cache and Jetpack are pre-installed, and a custom control panel makes managing and maneuvering easy within your new site. iPage also has servers that are powered by wind energy and therefore make a more conscious impact on the planet!
Idea Host ($3.95)
Because great ideas deserve great websites, Idea Host offers everything you need to start a perfect site at an affordable rate. The subscription comes with site analytics and SEO tools as well as online tutorials and available tech support. You can’t go wrong with a site that offers unlimited domains at such a competitive price.
Please let me know what you think; what are your preferred hosting plans and did this list help you discover any new tools? I’d love to hear your feedback!
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