June 17, 2021 by Paul G. | Hosting, WordPress Solutions

Best Hosting Options For WordPress Websites

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WordPress hosting can be rather intimidating when you start developing websites. If you don’t have a developer background your first setup might not be the best solution for you in the long term. 

There are several things that you need to take into consideration when choosing a WordPress hosting provider, but the top items are fast & helpful customer support, good pricing, easy backups, easy staging, easy SSL installation, easy site migration,  easy site setup, free dev URLs, fast site speed and large storage.

With these main options in mind, we have put together some of our top options for you to consider.

Our Top WordPress Hosting Options

1. Site Ground

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Site Ground has unmatched security and is trusted by more than 2000000 domains.

They offer top website performance with a custom database setup, caching, etc. 

Empowering websites to grow with a hassle-free service & easy yet powerful site tools. 

They are officially recommended by wordpress.org.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7 fast and expert support.
Good pricingPlans starting at $4.99/month, but their GoGeek plan allocates you unlimited websites for $14.99/month.
Easy backupsThey back up your account daily and keep up to 30 copies. You also have the option to create instant on-demand backups with the click of a button.
Easy stagingMake a copy of your site in a click, work on it, and then push the changes live with their staging tool.
Easy ssl installationAll hosting plans include free Let’s Encrypt Standard and Wildcard SSL certificates. For your convenience, the Standard SSL comes preinstalled on your site.
Easy site migration They have their own migration plugin that allows for one click easy transfers for any WordPress site, hosted by them or not.
Easy site setupOne click setup for a normal WordPress site or one with WooCommerce.
Free dev urlsThey give you an unlimited amount of free SiteGround dev URLs for when your websites are in development and not connected to a domain yet. Once you want to connect it to the domain it’s a one-click change to the URL.
Fast site speedIt is built on top of the Google Cloud Platform and includes a free CDN and the free SG Optimizer plugin for powerful caching, front-end and image optimizations, PHP version control & more! Distributed storage running on SSD disks for an optimal speed and a high level of redundancy.
Large storageDistributed storage running on SSD disks for an optimal speed and a high-level of redundancy.

2. Bluehost

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Powering over 2 million websites, Bluehost offers the ultimate WordPress platform.

They’re confident that once you try them, you’ll love them. If not, let them know within 30 days to receive a full refund. Their  Bluehost Marketplace is stacked with fully customizable themes and easy-to-install plugins that let you control your site’s appearance and functionality.

They are officially recommended by wordpress.org.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer supportLegendary 24/7 support by in-house WordPress experts.
Good pricingPlans starting at $2.95/month, but their Choice Plus plan allocates you unlimited websites for $4.95/month, but auto-renews at $16.95/month.
Easy backupsMulti-tiered security and backups
Easy stagingWP staging environment
Easy ssl installationFree SSL Certificate
Easy site migration Free WordPress site migration upon signing up for a hosting account! 
Easy site setup1-click installation
Free dev urlsYour account includes a free domain registration
Fast site speedLightning-fast website speed
Large storageStarting at 20 GB Web Storage to 80 GB Web Storage

3. DreamHost

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A reliable, lightning-fast hosting solution specifically optimized for WordPress. Optimized for performance and preconfigured for easy maintenance.

DreamHost’s services can help you get your site up and running fast and are specially designed for ideal WordPress operations

They are officially recommended by wordpress.org.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support
Their in-house and U.S-based experts are on standby for friendly, pro-level support 24/7, 365. No question is too simple or too complex. 2017 Best Support by PCMag.com.
Good pricingPlans starting at $2.59/month, but their VPS for WordPress plan allocates you 5 websites for $27.50/month.
Easy backupsDreamHost creates automatic backups of your WordPress website daily.
Easy stagingMake a copy of your site in a click, work on it, and then push the changes live with their staging tool.
Easy ssl installationThey provide a free ‘Let’s Encrypt’ SSL certificate to protect your site with HTTPS — encrypting traffic and instantly boosting SEO with Google.
Easy site migration Migrate for free on WordPress Basic and DreamPress plans.
Easy site setup1-click WordPress install
Free dev urlsClaim your very own piece of internet real estate and give your site a home with a domain name from DreamHost for free. 
Fast site speedIt’s designed with optimum WordPress performance in mind. Their server and database software is built to be compatible with WordPress, ensuring seamless and fluid integration. Your site is guaranteed to run at peak performance.
Large storageUnlimited space. With SSDs electronic storage at lightning-fast speeds means neither you or your visitors get caught up in the waiting game

4. Hostinger

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Speed-Optimized Web Hosting. Launch your website in 1 click. Hostinger prides itself on great customer service, uptime, and being a well-rounded solution.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7 fast and expert support.
Good pricingPlans starting at $1.99/month, but their WordPress Starter plan allocates you 100 websites for $2.99/month.
Easy backupsDaily backups are included in most of the plans, but the lower tiers only have weekly backups.
Easy stagingThey have staging options available via subdomains, but the creation process is rather technical.
Easy ssl installationFree SSL
Easy site migration 
Easy site setup1 click installer
Free dev urls
Fast site speedMultiple data centers with 99.9% uptime guarantee
Large storageStarting at 30 GB Web Storage to 200 GB Web Storage

5. WP Engine

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Power your digital experience on the fastest, most reliable hosting platform for businesses of all sizes.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7/365 Support
Good pricingPlans starting at $25/month, but their Managed Hosting Scal plan allocates you 30 websites for $241.67/month.
Easy backupsDaily backups on your digital experience to give you peace of mind in case you run into any site issues.
Easy stagingOne-Click Staging: Use our tools to simplify and shorten development cycles through rapid testing of changes so you’re never surprised.
Easy ssl installationFree CDN and SSL Certificates Keep your transactions safe with SSL—just add them with a single click.
Easy site migration Your move to WP Engine is as simple as a couple of clicks using their auto migration plugin.
Easy site setupEasily move data between your cloud development environments on WP Engine
Free dev urlsDev, Stage, Prod Environments: Every WP Engine site comes with three environments to help you quickly set up an efficient development workflow.
Build Local: A free, easy way to spin up local WordPress sites, test your latest site updates, and speed up your development workflow.
Fast site speedThey partner with Google, AWS, and New Relic, and optimize their technology specifically for WordPress.
Large storageStarting at 20 GB Web Storage to 80 GB Web Storage

6. Kinsta

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Kinsta is a managed WordPress hosting provider that helps take care of all your needs regarding your website. They run their services on cutting-edge technology and take support seriously. 

MyKinsta was built from the get-go as a companion to our services. It allows you to manage your sites with ease and precision.

Features:

Fast & helpful customer supportSupport is their number one priority. Pro-active WordPress experts at your service. They reach out when your attention is needed.
Good pricingPlans starting at $39/month, but their Agency plan allocates you up to 150+ websites for $200/month.
Easy backupsDaily backups
Easy stagingStaging area for development, testing or tweaking and tuning – all in a single click.
Easy ssl installationFree SSL
Easy site migration Unlimited free basic migrations from other hosts, but all plans from Starter to Enterprise include one or more free premium migrations. They also have bulk migration pricing available.
Easy site setup
Free dev urls
Fast site speedNginx, LXD containers, PHP 8.0, and MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform for lightning speed.
Large storageStarting at 10 GB Web Storage to 200 GB Web Storage

7. Pressable

Managed WordPress Hosting from Pressable

Get the performance, reliability, and support you need from the people behind WordPress.com

Why Choose Pressable?

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7 Online Support 
Good pricingPlans starting at $17.50/month, but their Premium plan allocates you 20 websites for $108.50month.
Easy backupsBackups of your site every 24 hours.
Easy stagingEach WordPress or WooCommerce install on Pressable comes with a staging environment that can be pushed to production with a few clicks.
Easy ssl installationComplimentary secure socket layer (SSL) certificates powered by Let’s Encrypt.
Easy site migration Free Managed Migrations.  Just contact support and let them know you’d like them to migrate your site for you.
Easy site setup
Free dev urls
Fast site speedTuned and optimized to deliver the best possible level of speed and reliability. Most subscribers see a significant improvement in performance after migrating to the platform.
Large storageStarting at 20 GB Web Storage to 80 GB Web Storage

8. Flywheel

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Delightful managed WordPress hosting. Thoughtfully built for busy creatives.

They offer free malware cleanup so If hackers do get ahold of your site, we won’t make you upgrade plans or pay a fee. They’ll just fix it, because that’s what a great host should do.

Why Choose Flywheel?

Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7 Chat Support
Good pricingPlans starting at $13/month, but their Agency plan allocates you 30 websites for $242/month.
Easy backupsAutomated nightly backups 
Easy staging
Easy ssl installationSimple SSL Certificates & Third-Party SSL Certificates
Easy site migration Site cloning with free migrations
Easy site setupOne-click WordPress installations
Free dev urls
Fast site speedOur container technology powered by the Google Cloud Platform enables us to ramp up instantly to meet traffic spikes, surges, and everything in between. A CDN (powered by Fastly) with performance insights
Large storageStarting at 20 GB Web Storage to 500 GB Web Storage

9. Hostgator

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Features:

Fast & helpful customer support24/7 fast and expert support.
Good pricingPlans starting at $5.95/month, but their Business plan allocates you 3 websites for $9.95/month.
Easy backupsStarting at 1 GB backups to 3 GB of backups 
Easy stagingWith a 3rd party service in their cpanel, Softaculous offers you the ability to create a duplicate of your existing website so that you can test out changes before you commit to making them to your live site.
Easy ssl installationFree SSLs are available, in some form, for every domain that hosts with HostGator.
On the shared, cloud, and optimized WordPress servers, every domain pointed to a HostGator server is eligible for the free SSL
Easy site migration 100% free migration by their web pros
Easy site setupOne-click WordPress installs
Free dev urlsIn order to qualify for (1) one free domain name registration, you must sign up for a 12, 24 or 36 month HostGator Shared, WordPress or Cloud hosting plan.
Fast site speedUnmetered bandwidth and 99.9% uptime guarantee
Large storageStarting at 20 GB Web Storage to 80 GB Web Storage

There are a lot of options out there, but we hope that the summary above helps shine a light on the features vs pricing for when you decide to choose a WordPress hosting provider.


If you’d like to see how we host our WordPress sites, here is an article with the full setup process. It is a bit more technical if you prefer to go that route!

If you have any questions about hosting, or have another option you think we should consider, please drop us a message in the comments section below, or contact us in our support center.


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