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5 Best WordPress Hosting Providers for your Website

There is no doubt that WordPress is the most popular CMS out there. Currently, it is used by 52% of top 100 blogs on the web and by millions of site owners worldwide. Each website has to be hosted somewhere and there are hundreds of web hosting providers that offer a wide variety of plans and features.

Since our themes are created for WordPress CMS, we all perceive the importance of a reliable, fast and secure host, that will guarantee 100% uptime for your website. Many providers offer a lot of features, but only a few of them are best suited for WordPress sites.

We have decided to list and to compare the most popular WordPress hosting providers on the market. Here they are:

General Information
Provider WPengine.com Pagely.com Bluehost.com Dreamhost.com Site5.com
Year founded 2010 2006 1996 1997 1999
Number of Employees 70 6 300+ 100 105
Company location USA, Austin USA, Chandler USA, Orem USA, LA USA, Denver
Hosting features and pricing
Number of websites 1 1 unlimited unlimited 1
Bandwidth unlimited 10GB unlimited unlimited unlimited
Disk Space 10GB 5GB unlimited unlimited unlimited
Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Toll Free Number Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Live Chat Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes
Ticket Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email Support Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Support Forums N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes
Uptime guaranteed 99.9 % 99.9 % 99.9 % 99.9 % 99.9 %
Backups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WordPress 1 click install Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated Hosting Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated IP Available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
One-Click Checkpoint And Restore Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Money Back Guaranteed 60 days 30 days 30 days 97 days 45 days
Price Starting from $29/month Starting from $24/month Starting from $3.95/month Starting from $8.95/month Starting from $4.95/month

wpengine

As one of the leading hosting providers for WordPress sites, WPEngine provides really good hosting, with fast loading time and good technical support. WPEngine has around 70 employees, is located in Austin Texas and was founded in 2010. It has many positive reviews from its customers and offers 60 days money back guarantee.

PROS CONS
WordPress specific Relatively high pricing
Extremely fast servers
Professional tech support provided by WordPress Experts
Easily add a CDN to your website

pagely

Pagely is a relatively small hosting company which is run by only 6 employees, and has been founded by the Strebel Family (Joshua and Sally). Although it has a relatively small staff, it still has many clients and provides very good hosting for WordPress.

PROS CONS
Very fast and secure Different time zone support
PressCDN ready Relatively high prices
Provides automatic WordPress core and plugin updates

bluehost

Bluehost was founded in 1996 and is currently one of the biggest hosting companies in the world. Since their beginning, this Utah based company has been delivering the best hosting experience along with a good and fast customer support. Bluehost is owned by Endurance International Group and is one of the 20 largest web hosts in the world, collectively hosting over 1.9+ million domains with its daughter companies.

PROS CONS
100% WordPress compatibility No monthly billing plans
Fast and secure
Experienced WordPress support
Cheap services

dreamhost

With more than 100 employees and 1500 servers DreamHost is one of the biggest hosting providers in the world. Dreamhost was founded in 1997 when four Computer Science undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA launched the company with no capital apart from a single Pentium 100 web server, that a friend gave them at no cost.

PROS CONS
Reliable and fast Service outages
Relatively cheap price Limited support
Lots of features

site5

Site5 is a Denver based hosting provider that is run by a team of 105 members. It provides servers in 19+ locations, professional support (not outsorced), a 30 day free trial (quite unique offer) and 45 days money back guarantee.

PROS CONS
Affordable price Some support delays
High quality support
19+ server locations
30 day Free Trial

The bottom line

If you’re running a WordPress blog which receives less than 10,000 hits per month, you don’t need some extra features and customization, and don’t want to exceed your budget, than you should consider Bluehost, Dreamhost or Site5. On the other hand, if you are running a medium or high traffic website, and are looking for a faster, more tailored and customizable solution, than you should definitely consider WPEngine or Pagely. Finally, it is up to you to decide which hosting provider to choose, just make sure you’re in a good company and gather as many useful information you can.

3 comments

Emanuel Pietri October 10, 2013 Reply

Well, i think you have to check and study for Siteground.com host plans cause i think they have most of atributes we need for wp hosting and service is incredibile fast.

tesla October 11, 2013 Reply

Hi Emanuel, they have a really good offer, but it’s up to users to choose whatever service they want. Regards!

Michael Oberpetinger November 12, 2014 Reply

Why are some WordPress Hosting so expensive?
Is there really such a difference between something like Websynthesis.com ($47) Pagely.com (24$) or WpEngine (29$) and something like MyWoHo.com (1$) or Bluehost.com (3.5$)?

Or is the reason why most blogs list only companies like websynthesis, pagely or wpengine the fact that this companies earn 30-40 times what others earn and that they can spend this money in advertising?

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