We build hundreds of websites a year. What this means is we also work with LOTS of different hosts, some good and some bad. While there are many terrific hosts, here are our recommendations based on one criteria: we rarely have problems with websites hosted by these companies.
Designed Exclusively for WordPress, WP Engine believes in the power of open source. They’ve built their platform on over 30 open source technologies to deliver innovation at a faster pace for their customers than those built on closed, proprietary systems. Additionally, they integrate with best-in-breed technology partners like Google, AWS and New Relic, and optimize their technology for WordPress. So, you can focus on building breakout experiences instead of building and managing the systems to power them.
We recommend beginning with the Startup plan. It’s not terribly expensive at $20/month for the startup plan or $40/month for the Pro Plan (recommended). One place you should never cut costs is on hosting.
SiteGround has data centers in 5 countries, the United States, the Netherlands, UK, Milan (Italy) and Singapore. SiteGround runs CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP and WHM/cPanel on its servers. The company has developed software solutions for account isolation, monitoring and reaction, and speed-optimization, sold under the 1H brand and used by other Linux hosting companies.
SiteGround uses lightning fast SSD (Solid State Drives) to store data.
We recommend the GoGeek plan to start. It’s not terribly expensive either, and again, one place you should never cut costs is on hosting.
If you have more robust hosting requirements, Kinsta uses state-of-the-art technology like Nginx, PHP 7.3, LXD software containers, and MariaDB to make sure your website loads in the blink of an eye. Featuring complete resource isolation, automatic scalability, and high availability.
Powered by Google Cloud Platform and its 20 global data centers. Everything is interconnected over their premium tier network, designed to minimize distance and hops, resulting in fast and secure transport of your data.
If you have lots of traffic or robust functionality, we recommend Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.
This is not a managed hosting provider though, so unless you have some serious IT chops, please discuss with our team first.