$2.95 for the first month, $14.95 thereafter 300 GB/Unlimited 30 days Free for up to 10 years Email, Phone Mediocre service as well as some quirks keep it from a gold standard; offers Windows hosting
I am a very upbeat person in general. I don’t like negativity, and I won’t put negative opinions on this website. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t seen a lot of poor service from various web hosts. On the contrary, I saw a lot! You just won’t find those web hosts here.
Thanks Andy, glad you found the guide useful. Agree – there’s a lot to consider and it’s easy to get stung with a poor hosting company. Fortunately, a lot of the hosts are getting better and picking up their game, but not quite enough!
The dedicated/managed WordPress hosts like WP Engine also offer this kind of functionality. They typically don’t use CPanel which is the standard hosting control panel offered by just about all shared hosts. Instead they normally have their own custom WordPress hosting panel with these kinds of backup and restore features baked in.
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iPage was started in 1998 and has since grown to serve over one million websites. They’re owned by the Endurance International Group (EIG) brand, and with a big company comes some misleading advertisements and disappointing facts.
Out of the web hosts that made our top ten, Bluehost had the most competitive pricing, starting at $2.95/month when you pay for three years up front (total: $106.20). Bluehost lets you upgrade or downgrade your plan with one-click, and allows you to cancel your account and receive a full refund at any time.
Web hosting servers can be attacked by malicious users in different ways, including uploading malware or malicious code onto a hosted website. These attacks may be done for different reasons, including stealing credit card data, launching a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) or spamming.
WordPress hosting: Again, the web’s most popular blogging platform and website management software is featured in the portfolios of most, if not all, reputable web hosts. You can expect single-click installations for the software, or even the luxury of having WordPress pre-installed.
Just remember to pay attention to the e-commerce features included in the system you’re interested in, including payment gateways, shopping cart technology, inventory management, and more. (For more see: The Best E-Commerce Platform: How to Choose and Which E-Commerce Software is #1 for Your Business?)
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As we use WordPress for the majority of our sites, I decided to migrate VentureHarbour.com to WP Engine as an experiment. If after two weeks we were happy – we would gradually migrate all of our WordPress sites over to WP Engine.
InMotion is a fast growing independent hosting company. I use them for this site. They are reworking their WordPress plans, but right now they are a focused version of their Business Hosting plans. InMotion provides WordPress-focused support regardless of plan. They do bundle a drag-and-drop builder with WordPress Hosting plans. Worthwhile plans.
When you colocate, you rent rack space from a data center. You bring in your own server hardware and they provide power, cooling, physical security, and an internet uplink. This means you’re responsible for your own server software, data storage, backup procedures, etc. If hardware fails, you’re responsible for replacing it and getting the server back up and running.
Bluehost’s suite of options represent an excellent compromise between quality and price and should be able to handle successive waves of traffic increases elegantly. They also have over a decade of WordPress hosting experience behind them and continue to be recommended on WordPress.org. The inclusion of ManageWP is a nice additional bonus.
There are even companies, such as WP Engine, that only host WordPress sites. In addition to offering servers that are optimised for running WordPress, these companies proactively look out for the latest WordPress security flaws and ensure that their customers’ websites are always protected against them.
Yes, you can type “free website hosting” into a search engine of your choice, and you will get results. Don’t do it. At best, you will be stuck with shoddy service, semi-reliable uptime, and ridiculously short-lived storage and bandwidth capacities. The free options out there will frustrate you, and putting yourself through that makes zero sense when you can have quality hosting for as little as $2 a month.
If you want something that is hassle-free, blazing fast, and offer mind-blowing support, then you have your answer. Basically, if your website is your business, and you can’t afford it to go down, then pay the extra bucks for the exceptional service that you will get with managed WordPress hosting.
A2 position themselves all about performance, and they offer an auto-optimized install of WordPress which is a great feature you should use if you choose A2. That said, to ensure an apples to apples comparison we didn’t use their auto-optimized install and instead cloned a stock standard install of WordPress across all hosts. In our October round of testing A2 performed OK, but not exceptionally. Average user load time was right around the 1-1.5 second range, but we can see that it trended up over the course of the test ending closer to 2 seconds. The test did again record some server request failures as the number of concurrent users reached the limit of our test at 100.
Very well explained and easy to understand. I do believe you didn’t include what a lot of people don’t think when they are trying the DIY thing. People don’t take in consideration the time they are spending on web developing instead of using their time and expertise on developing their product or service. Wasting somehow a lot of money doing something that’s not adding any balanced value to their website. For example: a jewelry designer/creator that earns around $75/hour regularly, putting 100 hours (to be conservative) into learning all this to save maybe $1,000; doesn’t make sense until you explain it to them.
A dedicated server is the most independent way to go but not for personal bloggers or small business owners. The downside of this enterprise-level web hosting option is its steep price. That, and you’ll either need expertise or access to an expert in setting up and managing a dedicated server, because any maintenance needed on the server is done by you, the owner.
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.
One of the best parts about Managed WordPress hosting is the premium support. Your support is provided by real WordPress experts with lots of experience rather than someone who is reading a support manual.
Hi Bittu, that would really depend on what you need. If you site is getting some serious traffic and is growing then a VPS might be a good idea, but you can still get away with a shared host if you do a good job of optimizing your site. Use a Caching plugin like WP Rocket in combination with a CDN like MaxCDN and a good shared host will still handle a good amount of traffic. If you are thinking of a VPS then I recommend one of the managed WordPress hosts like WP Engine or one of the A2 VPS plans.
In fact, you can’t go wrong with any of the best managed WordPress hosting companies that we have compared above. They all offer hassle free WordPress hosting, with blazing fast servers, great uptime, friendly support, and prices to match your budget.
Now – getting back to our previous examples – Alexa.com, Linux.org, eLearningEuropa.info, and Yahoo.co.uk – note that all these domains end with a different ‘extension’ – .com, .org, .info, .co.uk. We call this “extension” as top level domain (shortform:TLD).
If you are sticking with a budget or simply want more control over 3rd party services, then be confident in your decision to use standard web hosting. WordPress was built for everyone. It does not need and will not need specialized hosting services to run well.