My hunt for the

best WordPress hosting

I’ve written this review to hopefully help as many people learn from my successes and failures in hosting WordPress sites over the past seven years.

I’ve had first-hand experience with HostGator, Bluehost, GoDaddy, Network Solutions, WP Engine, Bluelock, on site hosting, and a few smaller ones in between. What I’ve found after experiencing the features they offer, the customer service they provide, and their reliability, here’s my take…

If you’re just getting started and want to get your feet wet, go with a “Blog” package at HostGator. It’s going to give you the cheapest option with great customer service and an easy-to-use, but standard interface.

If you’re serious about your website and have less than 100,000 visitors per month, go with the WP Engine “Personal” plan.

If you’re serious about your website and have between 100,000 and millions of visitors in a month, at least evaluate WP Engine as a contender amongst the larger hosts like Rackspace and Akamai.

Here’s a quick comparison chart of the WordPress hosts I have found to be most common to help you out…

HostEase-of-UseFlexibilityCustomer ServiceSpeedPriceReliabilityHigh End FeaturesOverall
WP EngineA+AB-A+A-A+A+Recommended for businesses and professionals (incredible features for the price)
Check it out.
HostGatorA-AA+A+A+A+BRecommended for students and beginners (just enough to get your feet wet)
Check it out.
BluehostA-AAA+A+A+BNot recommended (Just blah)
GoDaddyB+AA-A+A+B+BNot recommended (too many headaches)

[For full disclosure]
I am an affiliate of WP Engine… But, I am not creating a review because I am an affiliate. I am an affiliate because I truly love WP Engine to death! If you don’t believe me, just ask any of my marketing pals, or email me here. I’d love to give you as much confidence as you need to switch to WP Engine… even if I don’t get a commission, because in most cases, it is the best call out there.

Read my full review of WP Engine here.