In our in-depth WordPress hosting review, we came to a conclusion that if you are looking to start a blog, then you cannot go wrong with Bluehost. The fact that they offer you a free domain and free SSL for the price of $2.75 per month, it’s very hard to beat.
At this stage, we narrowed our list down to top 10 web hosting companies based on all of the criteria above. Because not all web hosting companies are suitable for everyone, we split our top 10 into two lists:
With over 1.9 million customers, Bluehost are one of the most popular web hosts in the world. They’re also the only web hosting company recommended by WordPress which, according to a W3tech study, is used by over 26% of all websites on the entire Internet.
HostGator is a renowned name in the web hosting world, but not a beloved one. Lots of experienced users tend to look down on their hosting plans, but they’ve now come out swinging with a strong offering for WordPress users – their WordPress Cloud Hosting plans.
Reseller web hosting: allows clients to become web hosts themselves. Resellers could function, for individual domains, under any combination of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are affiliated with as a reseller. Resellers’ accounts may vary tremendously in size: they may have their own virtual dedicated server to a colocated server. Many resellers provide a nearly identical service to their provider’s shared hosting plan and provide the technical support themselves.
I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having such an unpleasant experience. I’ve had some bad experiences myself, so I understand the importance of having something you can just “set and forget”. If you do decide to move to a new host, I wish you a smooth transition.
Staging sites – While other web hosting companies we’ve used have enabled staging sites (cloned versions of the website to test/build on), they can be time-consuming to set-up. WP Engine has a one-click clone button that creates a staging site. You can then deploy from staging to production in one click from your WordPress dashboard.
Hi Charles, thanks for this article. What is a safe estimate on a number of users at the same time that a typical shared hosting service can handle, assuming they use caching plugin and CDN. Is it 100, 500 or a 1000, and what would be a safe # that I could assume on average, would 500 be ok you think?
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Stay away from all hosts that use the Fraud Service Site Lock… in this list Blue and Host Gator are using that service and will suck 300 out of your pocket to fix problems that do not exist. IMHO this list SUCKs
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