Best WordPress Hosting
If you have a website, then you are going to need web hosting. If you're not sure where to turn, we've created this list of the best WordPress hosting companies we've used and rely on.
What is web hosting? In its most basic definition, it's just storage for your website files that is accessible online.
Now that we've been doing this for ten years, we have a worked with a lot, A LOT, of web hosts. And we have a list of favorites. Please note that this list is developed based on our own experience with each company.
This list contains affiliate links.
Our preferred list of best web hosting companies:
I'm always excited when there's a host who offers great features, great service, and fast speed. Kinsta is now making my list of hosting companies worth looking at.
Features include: high speed hosting, high security network, default php 7, and free SSLs.
Plans start at $30.
We love FlyWheel. This company is a Managed WordPress host, so they only do WordPress. We like that, because it means they really know and understand the needs of our WordPress clients. It's solid hosting. Every email I have sent has been answered quickly and thoroughly. They are friendly and ready to help.
Features include: free SSL certificates, staging servers, backups with one-click restore, built-in security and caching as well. Free migrations.
My experience at FlyWheel has been top notch.
Plans start at $15.
The shared hosting for small sites on Siteground is pretty solid with many features.
Features include: cPanel, free Let's Encrypt certificates, 24/7 tech support, one-click software installs,WAF protection. PHP 7 is the default version and their staging environments are pretty rad.
Plans start at $3.95.
I met some folks from A2 Hosting at WCUS this year, and was impressed by them and decided to try them out. They've been responsive to my needs, were eager to help me solve problems, and were super friendly.
Features include: one-click SSL installs with Let's Encrypt, PHP 7, cPanel and free migrations.
Plans start at $3.92.
I have met the guys responsible for Pressable at many WordCamps and they are solid, fun guys who really take hosting seriously. They specialize in WooCommerce hosting, so if you have an online shop, they may be a good option. They are WordPress experts.
Features include: Performance optimization, traffic scaling, automatic updates and nightly backups, not to mention CDNs, free SSL certificates, malware scanning and removal, staging and cloning. They have lots of features at a good price.
Plans start at $25
They are a favorite among the WP crowd, and with good reason. They offer only hosting for WordPress and that means they really know WordPress. They have great support (we can really vouch for their chat support.)
Features include: 24/7 support, staging server, free Let's Encrypt SSL certificates.
Plans start at $29.
You may have noticed the disclosure at the top about affiliate links. That means that if you click through one of the links and purchase hosting, we receive a commission.
We only recommend companies that offer solid web hosting with great support and good features. Every one of these recommendations are based on our experience with that company either for our own site or working on our clients' sites. Many of these web hosting companies have representatives that we have met in person at various WordCamps.
The bottom line is that we would never recommend a company here that we haven't used and had a positive experience with. Our client's need solid web hosting, and we want them to have the best options.