Here is a list of eight hosting providers, in particular, each offering packages specifically tailored for WordPress users.
WP Engine describes itself as simply “the best WordPress hosting”
The company sells itself on robust infrastructure, site speed and security along with exceptional support. With over 220,000 currently active WordPress installations and serious funding behind it, WP Engine is very much one of the big beasts in the WordPress hosting space.
WP Engine offers a number of standard packages split out by traffic, storage, and a number of sites that can be hosted. These range in price from $29 to $249 per month.
SiteGround’s hosting packages are suitable for all sites but they also provide WordPress-specific options which include one-click installs and auto-updates.
SiteGround offer daily backups, server isolation and 24/7 support on all three WordPress packages with pricing ranging from $9.95 per month to $29.95 per month. Specialist features such as one-click WordPress Staging and GIT support are available on the higher-tiered packages.
BlueHost isn’t the best in terms of custom service and uptime. People have been having really bad overall experience.
Bluehost has been on the official WordPress hosting page for many years and offer some pretty specialized options for the platform these days and include support for the handy site management tool ManageWP. Their managed WordPress hosting packages range from $24.99 to $169.99 per month depending on traffic and number of sites hosted.
Bluehost offer server setups specifically optimized for WordPress with NGINX and custom PHP-FPM configurations under the hood. Security is also stressed with Sitelock Security and advanced CDN options in place.
Page.ly is billing itself as “the most scalable WordPress platform in the world”. They boast an enviable roster of clients including giants such as Disney, Twitter, and Facebook.
They offer an entry-level Business hosting package and also other packages ranging from $99 per month all the way up to a whopping $1799 per month.
Page.ly make use of Amazon Web Servers (AWS) to power their hosting with advanced security and performance systems in place in the form of PressARMOR, PressCDN, and PressCACHE.
WordPress-related tasks can be carried out from Page.ly’s Atomic Core control panel.
Flywheel have pitched their services firmly at designers and creative agencies and offer advanced site collaboration tools and reseller options.
Flywheel offers a range of pricing options to cater for various scenarios along with WordPress-tuned servers, staging site options and easy transfer billing to clients. On a pay-per-site basis, pricing ranges from $15 per month to $75 per month. Bulk plans covering 10 and 30 sites are available at $100 and $250 per month respectively.
DreamHost is unique in the WordPress hosting world. They offer both a shared plan and a managed one – both aimed towards WordPress users – with a single payment structure for each. Both plans enable you to host unlimited sites, as well as all the space and bandwidth you’ll need.
It could be said that most hosts offering one-size-fits-all plans tend to provide a service that’s less focused, but DreamHost manages to keep their standards high. Their shared plan costs $7.95 per month, while their managed alternative costs $16.95 for the same period.
HostGator is owned and managed by same company EIG, who runs Bluehost.
HostGator is a renowned name in the web hosting world, but not a beloved one. Lots of experienced users tend to look down on their hosting plans, but they’ve now come out swinging with a strong offering for WordPress users – their WordPress Cloud Hosting plans.
Their basic plan obtained decent results during our tests (more of which later), and they start at a reasonable $7.96 per month, going up to $14.36 per month.
InMotion is one of the biggest names in hosting. Their WordPress plans are particularly attractive due to budget-friendly prices.
It offers an overall decent WordPress experience. Loading speeds aren’t exceptional but aren’t too bad either. Their support team is friendly and knowledgeable, but often take ages to answer. If I had, to sum up, InMotion in a single word, it would be “average”.
Their cheapest plan comes in at a surprisingly low $2.95 per month. For the features they offer, that’s one of the best prices around. As long as you don’t expect exceptional performance, then you’ll be happy with them.