For this initial run, I compared several shared WordPress hosting companies. I plan to continue to add to this list and update it in 2016 as well so that people have a goto resource for choosing the best WordPress hosting company. Here are the hosts I’ve tested in no particular order:
Shared hosting is the most basic form of web hosting. Your website will be located on the same server as other and will share the common resources of that one server. Your site will be allocated a certain amount of the collective bandwidth, and it may be impacted by other sites on that same server since the server’s abilities will be affected if any one of its websites — yours or someone else’s — experiences unusually high traffic. If someone else’s site has excessive usage, your site may slow. If your site has a spike, it may be shut off by your host and you might be charged for exceeding your allotted bandwidth. Sharing a server usually means sharing an IP address, too.
great collection of free hosting service, among these i would love to add wordpress.com, in case of paid service hostgator is best, their support is awesome. Thanks admin for posting this wonderful list.
We have a service for a limited number of businesses where we manage everything related to operating a website. Thanks to that service we have access and a great overview of most of the mainstream hosting companies.
Website Builder also offers business email, with your own domain. You’ll look a lot more professional using a business email account than one that’s derived from one of those commodity email services everyone else is using.
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Support. This is tricky to evaluate. Because the quality of support sometimes varies from one support representative to the next, we kindly ask you to share your experience in the comments section for your host. Unfortunately this also attracts fake comments (sometimes from competitors, sometimes from the hosts themselves). We try to moderate but we reckon this is not 100% failsafe.
The company offers both Windows- and Linux-based plans for those with more technical requirements, 24-7 phone support, a free site migration service, SSH access for geek-level access, and a solid 30-day money-back guarantee.
In particular, Web Hosting Hub uses BoldGrid as a site builder. BoldGrid is actually an add-on to WordPress, so there’s no lock-in. This overcomes the major problem of most site builders: you’re locked into that host and that tool, often requiring you to completely rebuild your site if you want to expand. By using a WordPress-based solution, all of the rather considerable power of WordPress is available for future expansion.
For example, our own HostGator Website Builder provides an incredibly convenient drag-and-drop building experience. You can choose from a wide selection of themes, and even pre-built sections, to craft your own amazing website and publish it in no time!
Extremely important factors that should be considered and are kept under cover: stability and page load time. You could not find the two performance metrics in hosting company’s advertising pages but they are indeed the most important factors to inspect if you do serious business. Although most hosting services claim to have 99% uptime, do you check it for yourself? Do you find your website is hard to load(you may need to refresh several times before it loads up in your browser. In my opinion, if you see your webpage after 3 refreshes, the uptime should be 33.3%, although hosting companies never admit this.)? Long page load time makes visitors to your website impatient and unwilling to stay on your website. Even they are patient enough to wait for your webpage to load up, they will less likey come back to your website again, and this will eventually damage your business. Long page load up time also affects SEO performance of your website because crawlers fetch fewer webpages in a fixed time. This is the most serious problem for some cheap website hosting companies because often too many websites are hosted on one server leading to slow response time of individual websites. This is also a problem for top web hosting companies because they have too many customers, which are squeezed on limited servers. So choosing the best hosting service can not just reply on their big name. An impartial hosting service review from an existing customer is the best testimony so we welcome your reviews here.
They need servers in the United States. How quickly your website serves up to your customers depends, in part, on how close to the web host server your customers are. We focused on US-based servers in this review, requiring companies to have at least one datacenter in North America. We preferred web hosts with additional datacenters — if you live in Texas but your readers are all in the UK, it’s useful to have a web host with servers in London — but we didn’t require it.
And that provides an important lesson to website owners: it doesn’t matter if your hosting provider will allow you to go crazy with server resources if it ends up with your website loading slowly or going offline.