In our detailed HostGator review, we also evaluated their customer support, features, and pricing. After our analysis, we find HostGator to be a great option for growing businesses because they offer plans that grow with your business.
Hostgator scored 83 on the YSlow grade which is 2nd only to Bluehost and GreenGeeks, and their average home page load time was an impressive 0.815 seconds which is the third fastest recorded by Pingdom. This is up from 0.792 seconds reported in the last round of testing.
Now that you have read all about managed WordPress hosting, it is time for you to make a decision. We run several sites that get millions of pageviews per month. We have tested and worked with all top web hosting companies in the industry. After having helped 100,000+ users and years of experience, our founder Syed Balkhi have personally hand-picked some of the most well-reputed managed WordPress hosting providers for you. Each of these managed WordPress hosting companies provide excellent service and support. We give each of them a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating. Check out the list of best managed WordPress hosting providers.
WordPress users have the option of enhanced security and super-speed hosting on their SSD architecture for a slightly higher price. FatCow even provides a team of WordPress experts to help you out with anything you need.
If you’re planning on scaling a site the whole way up from small beginnings to a truly massive affair, Page.ly has a lot to recommend it. Their prices aren’t cheap, but you’re getting value for money great service and support and plenty of room to scale. Their Atomic Core admin is particularly impressive.
The company also offers higher-end Windows and Linux servers, available with Plesk and cPanel respectively. We were very intrigued to see that the company offers low-end Atom-based dedicated servers as well as more traditional Xeon-based machines. One great resource for those doing some basic experimentation, or site development, is that they have a free, three-month trial for one of their lightly-equipped Atom servers.
A premium subscription for WordPress Themes and Plugins is included on the WP-2000s plan and higher. Jump-start your website with beautiful, mobile-ready themes and templates crafted to the latest web design standards. Make your WordPress website easier to manage with user-friendly plugin solutions.
Siteground remains one of our top 4 recommendations, but is just knocked out of the top 3 this month by the extraordinary results from GreenGeeks. We really like Siteground and still give them a 5 star rating.
In addition to providing you with greater performance and larger resource allocations, VPS hosting gets you full control of your server environment. Though a VPS is not a physical server, you can control it as if it were.
It’s interesting that this article doesn’t bother to mention that Bluehost and Hostgator are owned by the same parent company, EIG. Also, the companies mentioned are hardly the “best” shared hosting companies that offer WordPress.
These folks are all about the co-lo and dedicated server offerings. They operate 22 data centers in the United States, in eight locations. Co-location is the practice of running your own machines out of a provider’s data center. It’s a great solution for enterprises and larger site operators.
GoDaddy surprised me in more ways than one. GoDaddy started at a blazing 483 ms response time, but once traffic hit 25 users, it essentially fell off the face of the earth. The report lists times of above 4 minutes, and that may be true, but it almost looks like the server became completely unresponsive or started rejecting connections. The load test reported a number of failed attempts to connect to the server. While GoDaddy shined at lower traffic levels, it fell apart completely as traffic passed the 25 user mark.
If you own a business, you need to answer this important question: Does your company have a website? If it doesn’t, it ought to. Naturally, online businesses require websites for marketing and selling products or services by definition, but in the internet age even local brick-and-mortar business need to be discoverable via the web. Word of mouth only gets you so far in this internet-centric age. These days, people discover new businesses—even local business—via Bing, Google, and Yahoo, search engines that make it incredibly simple to find companies’ products, operational hours, and prices. If your business doesn’t appear in the search results, especially on the first page, it’ll be difficult for potential clients and customers to find you. In other words, no website, no money. You do not want that. Of course, web hosting isn’t just for businesses. You may want to host a personal website for many reasons. Either way, the services listed here have you covered.
WordPress is free so there are no additional monthly hosting costs except for custom themes, premium plug-ins, and so on, though any additional plug-ins or add-ons consume utility resources. For big photo galleries, shared media files, or large databases users should plan their budgets accordingly. The WordPress application is a free download from Wordpress.org or it can come pre-installed from A2 Hosting (we also offer an easy 1-click setup via Softaculous if you prefer). With the latter method, the basic framework of a new WordPress site can be running in a few minutes. Manually downloaded installations can more intricate but a web administrator should be able to get your WordPress site up fairly quickly.
Yes, if you are having any WordPress related problems, but not for customizations. They also provide regular backups, cdn (either their own or via 3rd-party), site caching (without having to use any third-part plugins), etc.
I’m always suspicious of comments that drop a reference to some no-name hosting company at the end of the comment since in my experience a majority of them are someone from that same company astroturfing.