There is no shortage of web hosts available to you, however some have adopted the trend of really supporting WordPress and ensuring at least minimal stats for running WordPress that include the most recent PHP version, and other system requirements. While you can install and run WordPress on any webhost, you might have run into issues with having to have your host upgrade things and change settings, and find you don’t have optimal performance. Here are our picks for 7 hosts that take the guess work out of hosting your WordPress site.
BlueHost is a company that has put a huge focus on the WordPress product and hosting it. That is why they set up a suite of offerings that allow even greater control over your WordPress installations and its day to day management. You will be running on their enhanced VPS servers that are custom built for WordPress performance. They also provide several add-on features as well as a ManageWP add-on that will help you control multiple installations of WP.
HostGator is another high-quality webhost that is well-known amongst serious web developers for easy use and fair prices. They offer multiple packages that provide for site migration, automated database and file backups with file-level restoration, and a global CDN (content delivery network).
SiteGround offers a budget-friendly option for WordPress hosting that comes with some very nice extras. For new sites you can expect 1-click installation, a free domain name for life with your account, and a free template and installation. For existing sites you will get a free transfer of your existing voice performed by WordPress experts with no downtime for your site. Ideal for sites around 10k visits.
WPEngine only does WordPress hosting, which speaks heavily towards the care and specialization they have put into their product. In fact over 30,000 customers in 120 countries use WPEngine. You will get 24/7 support, daily backups, and a free firewall for your site as well. This one is a bit more expensive, but that’s what you get for specialization.
FastHosts is a UK-based webhost that doesn’t really specialize in WordPress hosting or offer specific packages for it, but they do fully support WordPress- and all packages meet the minimum requirements for WordPress to operate smoothly. You will be able to perform a one-click install that allows you to be sure your site is set up expertly.
Dreamhost is another highly regarded webhost that is heavily used for both WordPress and Non-WordPress hosting. You will get 30gb of storage, bandwidth for 2.1 million monthly visitors and automatically scaling RAM- not to mention automatic WordPress installation and updates. Free unlimited email addresses are just part of the package, and you can be sure of your sites security as all WordPress managed sites are hosted on a VPS (virtual private server).
Site5 is a webhost we have recommended before, due to a solid reputation and dependable high-performance hosting. Again, Site5 doesn’t specialize or offer packages for WordPress, but they do support WordPress with one-click installs and support.