WP Engine shows great performance when accessing the site from a New York server (even though New York and California are properly away). European connections are also really good. Lastly, Melbourne connections get a bit lower performance.
By purchasing a website hosting package, you’re basically buying space on one of our servers. It’s similar to the space on a computer’s hard drive, but the server allows your website’s files to be accessed from anywhere.
The company offers both Windows- and Linux-based plans for those with more technical requirements, 24-7 phone support, a free site migration service, SSH access for geek-level access, and a solid 30-day money-back guarantee.
Powering over 2 million websites, Bluehost offers the ultimate WordPress platform. Tuned for WordPress, we offer WordPress-centric dashboards and tools along with 1-click installation, a FREE domain name, email, FTP, and more. Easily scalable and backed by legendary 24/7 support by in-house WordPress experts.
Hi Muhammad, $9.88/yr is their introductory price with renewals at $38.88/yr which is similar to the levels offered by the likes of Green Geeks etc. It is a good intro price, but I havn’t tested Namecheap so I can’t comment on their performance or recommend them. That said I am looking to add additional hosts to our testing routine so I’ll add Namecheap to the list. They are better known as a domain registrar, but are well liked amongst bloggers so makes sense to test their hosting service.
The WordPress plugin repository provides additional features that can enhance WordPress functionality. Most WordPress websites have at least a few plugins, and some have dozens that users can enable or disable as they wish.
But that time could mean lost income or traffic, and there’s not much you can do on your end, especially when you’re running off a server in a remote location. Responsive tech support, therefore, is critical.
Any of the shared hosting plans ranked above will comfortably handle 1000, or even 2000 visitors a day as long as your site is well optimized. Where things get tricky is if all those visitors arrive at the same time. If you expect big spikes in traffic then you would be well advised to go with a managed service capable of handling more concurrent traffic.
For all hosting accounts located on servers on the West Coast, I used testing server located in Ashburn, VA. And for all hosting accounts living on servers on the East Coast, I used a testing server located in Portland, Oregon.
Almost all hosting providers offer at least one unlimited plan where you are promised unlimited storage, unlimited email, unlimited bandwidth. There are even some providers that offer nothing but unlimited plans.
Their award-winning, multilingual PapaSquad Support Team is available at all hours. And, every new account owner gets a free 30-minute training session with one of their experts. They’ll also throw in free website migration with any sign-up.
Next, we test how a managed WordPress hosting company would perform during peak traffic. For this we use Load Impact service to send virtual users (VU) to each website and see how the hosting server would handle increased requests from multiple connections at once.
WP Engine may not be the cheapest web hosting company, but they sure know a thing about keeping WordPress sites running smoothly. Ironically, they’re one of the very few web hosting companies that don’t talk about ‘99.99% uptime guarantees’, and yet they seem to have one of the best uptime track records.