I have been researching WordPress Hosting for months now and have arrived at a couple of conclusions.
- None of the WordPress options are perfect and
- You have to decide on the best choice for your business and website.
If you need top speed, top security and great customer service you’ll need to pay a bit more for it. If you can sacrifice a little on those things there are also some reasonable options for the small business owners out there.
Top Pick for Reliable WordPress Hosting
My all-time favorite premium theme developer, Studio Press, has created a new plan for hosting!
What’s pretty awesome about this plan is that it includes the Studio Press theme and Genesis right in your hosting. Not sure what a Studio Press or Genesis is? Check out the StudioPress Themes for WordPress here.
|Automatic WP Updates||Included||Included||Included|
|StudioPress Themes (see included)||20+ themes pre-installed||20+ themes pre-installed||20+ themes pre-installed|
|Free WP Migration by Fantasktic||Included with Annual||Included with Annual||Included with Annual|
|Recommended Plugins||One-click install||One-click install||One-click install|
Another fabulous WordPress Hosting option for small to medium business and serious bloggers that want something other than a studio press theme is WP Engine.
I have 2 of my sites hosted here and absolutely love their online customer service.
Personal $29.00 per month 1 WordPress Install 25,000 visits / mo. Unlimited Data Transfer 10GB Local Storage Professional $99.00 per month 10 WordPress Installs 100,000 visits / mo. Unlimited Data Transfer 20GB Local Storage Business $249.00 per month 25 WordPress Installs 400,000 visits/mo. Unlimited Data Transfer 30GB Local Storage
- Multiple Websites
- 20GB Web Space Suitable for ~ 25,000 Visits Monthly
- Essential WordPress Features Premium WordPress Features
My favorite feature of WP Engine is their exclusive plugin to move your website from your old host to WP Engine. Even a non-techie like me moved a very large install with no issues.
Move your site to WP Engine in less than 30 minutes
Reliable WordPress Hosting that’s been around awhile
Dreamhost – Shared hosting.. support via email (voice is an extra charge) usually get a response within a few hours but sometimes up to 48 hours. I recommend buying domain names here, very easy to manage and keep track of. They give you an option of auto renewing, or asking you each time.
- 10k Visitors
5GB SSD Storage
- Basic Site Backups
- FREE Domain
- FREE Site Builders
- 1-Click Install
- 24/7 Support
- 1 Site
- 100k Visits Per Month
- 1GB Backups
- Starting at $5.95/mo
- 2 Sites
- 200k Visits Per Month
- 2GB Backups
- Starting at $7.95/mo
- 3 Sites
- 500k Visits Per Month
- 3GB Backups
- Starting at $9.95/mo
GoDaddy – I do recommend buying domain names or hosting here. it’s easy and quick and usually the best prices…..however… you get what you pay for.
“It’s ok, but the web interface is THE most confusing of any of the companies I’ve worked with. If there is an issue with just one of your shared hosting accounts they may without notice take down ALL of your accounts (It happened to a colleague of mine) It is, however, the most recognizable and the easiest place to buy domains so if you must just know that you need to keep a close eye on your account. If something goes wrong with the email… they are probably not going to help you resolve it. ~” Chrissy
All of this information is based on my best guess after reading through blogger reviews, customer reviews, BBB complaints and rumors on social media. Your experience may vary.
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