The ever-growing popularity of WordPress has been accompanied by a rise in companies offering managed hosting specifically catering for the needs of WordPress sites.
Most web hosting companies allow for the installation of WordPress, but they don’t always provide care for WordPress-specific plugins and/or themes.
Thankfully there are a number of WordPress hosting companies that understand WordPress users’ needs. Their servers are configured for WordPress sites, with a focus on security, speed and great management.
But how do you choose between the many providers? Who can you trust to ensure your site is in safe hands?
Here is a guide to the best WordPress hosting sites currently on the market.
Offers a host of features for WordPress sites, such as a one-year’s free domain name, easy ‘1-click WordPress Install’, thousands of customizable themes and servers running suPHP for high-level security.
An unusual eco-friendly hosting company that understands the WordPress community. Offers instant publishing, comment spam protection easy upgrades and much, much more. Plus its data centers offset their power usage with Renewable Energy Certificates, allowing users to add an eco-friendly badge to their site.
Fast and secure: these guys base their reputation on it. With clear guidelines for even the most novice of users, TSOHost is one of the safest bets out there. Offering super fast hosting, one-click install, free daily website backups and 24/hr support, it’s no wonder they are the hosting guardians of choice for more than 100,000 WordPress sites.
Providing leading hosting services for WordPress users since 2001, inmotionhosting.com offers some unique extras to keep clients happy. One-click installation with ultra-security guaranteed is accompanied by free Google AdWords credits and free, automated backups.
Want a free plan with 250MB of web space and 5,000MB of data transfer? Look no further. Biz.nf is a dedicated to hosting blogging sites such as WordPress and provides amazing value. Its simple tariffs include unlimited web and data for $4.95/mo.
A clear order form, bulging features list and helpful FAQs / support, Clook is rapidly becoming a favourite among WordPress users. With a strong commitment to customer service, this hosting company knows that sometimes a little hand-holding can make all the difference. Recommended for novice users.
Providing flexible, managed hosting to thousands of WordPress sites, pagely.com is a hosting company to rely on. Handles all the technical aspects of hosting for the smallest blog to multi-server clusters for big businesses, pagely.com was set up as a WordPress specialist – and it shows.
With a long list of positive testimonials, this one stands out from the crowd. A complete WordPress-focussed hosting company, wpengine.com offers a professional service for a professional price. With four hosting plans ranging from $29/mo to a premium, bespoke service, this company pitches itself as a premium provider. Judging by its customer feedback, they are hitting the mark.
Despite offering a wide-range of hosting plans to major brands, mediatemple.net’s WordPress arm has established itself as a major player on the scene. By leveraging its leading customer service approach to cater for all users, this WordPress hosting provider plugs customers into ‘the grid’, one of the first-ever public cloud-hosting platforms.