WordPress Hosting Reviews
The right hosting solution for your website is one of the most important things to think about when it comes to performance.
When it comes to WordPress having a well-optimised server can be the difference between a slow-loading snail site and a lightning-fast website. But why is a speedy site important? Well, there are a number of reasons but the most important ones would be user experience and Google rankings (SEO). Let’s start with Google.
Google uses hundreds of metrics to decide where a site should be ranked on its SERP (Search Engine Results Page). One of the big factors is site performance. Using tools like Page Speed Insights and GT Metrix you can get a detailed report on how your site is performing right now. Once the report is generated you will get a number of different scores for and a breakdown of exactly what needs improvement. This can range anywhere from making sure you use the right image formats to server performance. Having the right hosting provider can improve server-side issues and performance tenfold.
So what hosting should you use? There are a number of WordPress speciality hosting companies out there and we have worked with nearly all of them at one point or another. We have compiled a list below with some honest reviews of the best WordPress hosting providers we have worked with.
Kinsta is one of the more expensive providers on the list, but you certainly get what you pay for.
Kinsta offers a fully managed hosting solution, and when we say fully managed, we mean everything. Even with zero technical knowledge, you can easily set up your account and the technical team get to work. Kinsta is a cloud-based service that is built on the Google Cloud Platform, so the servers are fast, and redundancy is built in. They have a CDN (Content Delivery Network) built into every package and auto-scaling CPU and RAM. It really is an incredible solution.
So Where’s the ‘but’ I hear you say. Well, it’s the price. At around £30+ per month for their cheapest package, it means in comparison to something like GoDaddy which is £6 per month you will be paying considerably more over the year.
So is it worth it? In short, YES. With the combination of Google Cloud Servers, their CDN, CPU & RAM upscaling and account management, we have never had any issues over the years when we have used Kinsta.
If you are looking for more information you can go straight to the source and visit the Kinsta website.
1&1 IONOS is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers. With tons of features, cheap pricing, and a long track record dating back to 1988, it’s easy to see why 1&1 IONOS has exploded, currently servicing over eight million customers around the world.
Compared to Kinsta you wouldn’t get the same level of service, but for a cheap alternative, this is who we would turn to. With a number of different packages for WordPress hosting, there is a solution that would suit most sites.
To see if they are right for you, check out the IONOS website.
SiteGround is one of the most popular and highest-rated hosting providers in the WordPress community. They provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They are known for the best 24/7 support in the industry which is why they’re an official ‘WordPress’ recommended hosting provider. This is also why we use SiteGround for hosting the WPBeginner website. SiteGround features include automatic upgrades, daily backups built-in WP caching, free CDN, free SSL, one-click staging and GIT version control.
Check out the SiteGround website for more info.