If you’re a large company and looking for truly enterprise level service, then we recommend using Liquid Web or WP Engine. Both offer outstanding service, but Liquid Web is famous for their heroic support.
I’ve done enough research on HostGator and Bluehost and I can’t agree with your recommendation, not only for the fact that they were swallowed by the EIG. As well as their mediocre support, Bluehost in particular is too expensive for what little they offer.
The lesson from this story is that stats and specs, while useful, can distract us from what really matters. The phone manufacturers know this, so they continue to push up their phone specs even when they have no real benefit to us.
SiteGround is one of the most popular and highest rated hosting provider in the WordPress community. They provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They are known for the best 24/7 support in the industry which is why they’re an official ‘WordPress’ recommended hosting provider. SiteGround features include automatic upgrades, built-in WP caching, CDN, one-click staging and GIT version control. They are also one of the few companies offering location specific hosting with 3 data centers in USA, Europe, and Asia. On top of all this, they have а special 60% discount for WPBeginner readers.
Good information on comparing these hosts. I had my wordpress site hosted on shared with Hostgator, however after a while I moved it to VPS, but my site kept crashing. I did alot of research and after moving through various host, I finally host with webnet hosting. They provide quick support and also their server speed is pretty fast, I am quiet happy so far
Annoying auto-updates – Media Temple regularly updated our WordPress files without telling us. While this sounds like a good thing, these updates occasionally broke our site. Their auto-updates also included useless plugins and themes that they were trying to promote/sell, causing our server to get bloated.
You have the ability to create a backup of your entire cPanel account at any time. Upon completion of the backup, you will be provided with a download link. You can use this backup to restore your account on our servers if needed.
As shown in the screenshot, our test site loaded in less than two seconds. That’s faster than 85% of all tested websites. Keeping in mind that the test site wasn’t using any performance optimization plugins, this result is very good.
Website builders bring a coding-free web design experience. Rather than beating your head against the keyboard as you attempt to understand HTML and CSS, you can point your mouse and click on various areas of your website within a web browser and drag site elements, such as images and text boxes, into place. The visual you see in your editing preview window mirrors what visitors will see on the frontend of your site.
Application hosting. Instantly and easily install over 75 open-source scripts with just a click. You can host your own WordPress blog, run professional CMS solutions with Joomla or Drupal, operate an ecommerce platform with Magento, or start a Wiki web site with MediaWiki.
Consumers expect every business they encounter to have a website. Luckily, it’s easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to create them, as many web hosting services provide drag-and-drop website builders. You don’t need coding skills or technical know-how to quickly and easily create attractive, functional websites based on prebuilt templates and themes.
A2 Hosting is a web hosting company started in 2003 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It provides high powered web hosting services for all types of website. Whether it is a personal site or blog, a developer site, or a business site with high traffic, A2 Hosting has the solution for your unique hosting needs. A2 Hosting has received numerous awards and commendations for its service and performance. The company banks on its high performance turbo servers to provide fast page loading speeds which it claims to be 20x faster than other providers. Aside from shared hosting, the provider also offers VPS hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers. You also have tons of software and development tools (that can be fitted into any of A2’s high speed hosting packages) such as analytics, blog, billing, CMS, CRM, ecommerce, ad server, database, ERP, email, social network, control panel, and many more.
I’ve been using Hostgator since a year and hosted many of my sites there! Their customer service is pretty good! I only faced couple of downtimes when their Provo servers had outrage. . . apart from that, I’m very satisfied with performance. . .
That’s exactly how I feel – they seemed to have bombed over the last year or so. Also I’m getting really irritated with their marketing. I work in marketing and I know good marketing from bad and there’s is bad, pushing hard on scare tactics and crude pitching. For example the reason I’m here today looking at alternatives is the “Renew now or make a backup as your account is due to be deleted!” email I just got from them. My account isn’t due for renewal for another 2 months. They sent me a similar email a few months ago, nowhere near my due date. When I complained I was told, literally, that “You don’t have to renew if you don’t want to.” Yeah, thanks, f^ck you very much Bluehost. After 7 or 8 with them I’ll take their advice and look elsewhere.
WP Engine is the industry leader in the managed WordPress hosting. It is a WordPress specific hosting company just to empower WordPress users. WP engine does everything best to keep the WordPress websites highly scalable, speedy, and secure. In addition, it provides professional WordPress support to its users.
Once we accessed our accounts, we tested the dashboard of each service. The standard interface is called the cPanel, while some services, like iPage, use their own control panel, which allows for more customization. We evaluated which tools are available in the basic shared hosting plans, taking into account features like simple email creation, a disk-usage meter and access to create cron jobs. Many services in our lineup have the option to back up a site manually or utilize a one-click install section.
Based in London, bang in the middle of startup territory (Shoreditch), UK2 offers an impressively cheap starting package at £1 per month excluding VAT (although that rises to £6 a month on renewal). It also offers affordable unlimited packages with unlimited emails, bandwidth, a free SSL certificate (great for improved security and search visibility), a free domain and a dedicated IP.
2Full cPanel transfers include all domains, Addon Domains, Subdomains, and cPanel settings. This will also include your emails and email accounts. Please note that this does require that your old host’s cPanel backup generator to be active.