SiteGround was one of our top performers, and is especially impressive considering the $3.95 price point for their StartUp hosting tier. It does have a limitation of one website at that price point, but considering the average response time was ~700ms all the way to 50 concurrent users with no real hiccups, SiteGround offers a great value.
Some hosting companies advertise free hosting for WordPress websites. That means you do not have to pay for the hosting itself, but often for additional services you may make use of. Choosing free hosting also can be limited in certain ways (e.g. limited storage space, limited bandwidth, unwanted advertisements on your website, etc.). Due to the restrictions and limitations, free hosting usually isn’t really suitable for professional websites, but on the other hand, you can lay back and leave all the hosting management to the hosting company.
Our system can automatically update your WordPress plugins and themes as new versions become available. Our unique Backup plugin for WordPress can automatically backup your site before updates for safe keeping and automatically roll-back in case an error occurs.
Whatever your web mission, choosing a host is the first step toward setting up a site that will attract customers, engage readers, or catch the attention of potential employers. A web host stores website files on servers and sends them to the browser when someone visits your site. Plans can vary, and there are different types of web hosts to choose from. Knowing the options can help you make the best decision for your online project. Let’s compare, shall we?
BlueHost, WPEngine, DreamHost and so on are hosting companies that own web servers, which they keep in their own data centers. It’s then those servers that take care of running WordPress via server software like Apache.
InMotion Hosting provides domain and services, as well as site hosting tools to various business types. Their services include shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. InMotion Hosting boasts of a very reputable track record, having been branded by CNET as a top-rated hosting company for 14 years. The company has also received an A+ rating by the the Better Business Bureau, a consumer protection organization that monitors and evaluates that integrity and performance of businesses located in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the provider caters to small and medium-sized businesses with fastand affordable web hosting solutions, along with reliable after-sales support. Tested several times across 4 different websites since 2005, InMotion Hosting recorded an overall uptime of 99.895%. To provide significant web hosting speed for their other clients, InMotion Hosting has collaborated with a number of the world’s largest ISPs and created peering exchanges to build direct data connection.
While WP Engine is certainly not the cheapest option out there, they’re definitely one of the most cost-effective when you take into account the value of the security and performance features that they offer as standard.
In fact, sometimes you can do security even better with a 3rd party plugin. I use the one from JetPack (maintained by WordPress.com) that does security scanning, automates updates and does backups all in one.
GlowHost still offers the best one month contract rate.Both GlowHost and TMDHosting charge $8.95 for a one month contract, but TMDHosting charges an additional $9.95 setup fee if you only sign up for one month.
World-class technology. The Bluehost infrastructure utilizes dual quad processor performance servers, Linux OS, customized Apache web server, multiple 10 GB Ethernet connections, and 24/7 network monitoring, among others.
WP Engine equips you with a suite of agility, performance, intelligence, and integration solutions, so you can build and deploy a range of online experiences from campaign sites to content hubs to ecommerce extensions.
HostGator is a full-service hosting company, with plans for almost any need. Whether you’re starting out and need a very basic shared site, or need to be able to operate your own machine dedicated solely to your company, HostGator has a service that can help.
Most affordable plans. You have over a dozen plans to choose from with prices ranging from $.50 – $10. You can scale your business or personal requirements and get only the plan with the features you need at the most budget-friendly price.