Just about any webhosting company can host a WordPress website, but there are some hosts out there who specialize in doing just that.
WordPress sites – especially if they’re of some size – can require more resources than other types of sites do. And, certain server configurations can make WordPress run faster and more reliably.
WordPress-specialized hosts know the ins and outs of WordPress and have set up their hosting servers to accommodate WP sites very well. Many will even manage your site to make sure it’s up-to-date and running smoothly.
There are a growing number of WordPress sites out there; here are the ones we like best. Check out their websites for more details!
Pagely was the first WordPress-specific webhost. They offer 3 packages: $24, $64 and $149. All plans offer automatic updates for WordPress and plugins. They put an emphasis on security and speed. Page.ly has been hosting and managing WordPress sites since 2006; their long experience is a huge asset. You can’t go wrong here.
2. WP Engine
WP Engine has 3 basic plans from $29/month (for 1 site and up to 25K visits per month) and up.
They’re the big fish in the WordPress hosting pond, offering a very high level of service and features: fast servers, reliable uptime & a commitment to customer service. And, they’ll help you if you need help with WordPress. That’s worth a lot.
These guys really know WordPress, and they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee.
3. Lightning Base
Lightning Base offers managed hosting plans from $9.99 up. They have a reputation for reliable hosting and excellent customer service.
Pressable is reliable, fast, and easy WordPress hosting with features specially created for businesses and developers. If you’re a WP developer, Pressable offers an ideal environment for your clients’ sites, as well as your own.
They offer packages from $25-90/month, as well as dedicated packages for very high-volume sites.
Synthesis is owned by the company behind the Genesis WordPress framework, Copyblogger Media. They’re super-knowledgeable about WordPress and their hosting plans and their plans offer quite a few bells and whistles. However, they do charge $95 to migrate your site over to their servers. (Most other hosts don’t charge for that service.) Their service runs on MediaTemple servers and their managed packages range from $27/month up to $400. No email services are offered.
Kahunahost offers a managed cloud hosting platform for WordPress sites. Their smallest package is $20/month (for up to 2 domains), while larger packages can host 10 or even 50 domains.
WPPronto (formerly WPCDN) offers WordPress hosting from $30-$200 monthly.
Host Like Toast gives you several options for hosting your WordPress site, with plans from £15 up. They’re based in Northern Ireland.
WordPress itself has recently begun offering VIP cloud hosting. You can get details at vip.wordpress.com.
Flywheel is toward WordPress hosting for web designers, creative agencies, and freelancers.
Kinsta provides fast, expert hosting for WordPress. Backups are made to Drop, and a CDN is included. They have packages ranging from $27-$97.
That’s it! Do you know of other good WordPress hosts? Tell us about it below!