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How to Choose Best Web Hosting for WordPress?2 min read

You are here, either you are looking for new WordPress hosting or like to migrate your hosting due to these possible reasons written below:

  1. 1. Slow Speed
  2. 2. Server Down
  3. 3. Bad Customer Support
  4. 4. High Pricing
  5. 5. Low Bandwidth
  6. 6. Security Issues
  7. 7. High Features

Do you think? New WordPress hosting will change all problems?
No, but I will help you to choose best hosting which will solve each of your hosting related problems.

If you are new to buy WordPress Hosting or want to migrate to WordPress hosting, you should answer these questions before you move on?

  1. 1. How much traffic do you want each month?
  2. 2. Do you need an SSL Certificate?
  3. 3. What security level you want?
  4. 4. How much bandwidth your site needs?
  5. 5. What is your monthly or yearly budget?
  6. 6. How frequent you want customer care support?
  7. 7. What website speed do you want?

  8. I think you can answer these questions easily. If not, don't worry and continue reading, I will explain everything.

    After comparing many WordPress hosting plans, I found 4 best WordPress hosting companies - Siteground, HostGator, FlyWheel & WpEngine.

WordPress Hosting Comparison by Price, Monthly Visits, Storage & Bandwidth

I categorize these 4 hosting companies to three useful groups- Small Business, Medium Business & Large Business Group.

According to your Budget and Monthly Visitors Capacity you can choose, under which group you are in?

1. Small Business Group

If have visitors under 100,000 then you are under Small Business Group. If you are starting your new business then you should select “10,000 visits per month” at $3.95 per month charge, because it takes much time to increase traffic and whenever you want to upgrade the plan you can upgrade easily. Therefore small enterprises, freelancers and small companies should choose Siteground considering its budget and visitors count per month.

If you know you have 25000 or under 100,000 visits per month and you like to migrate then you should select from Hostgator, Wpengine and Flywheel.

FeaturesSiteGroundHostGatorFlyWheelWpEngine
Complete Plans

Plan NameStartup Starter PlanStarterStartup
Visits/month10,000100,00025,00025,000
Storage10 GBUnmetered5 GB10 GB
Bandwidth--50 GB50 GB
Monthly Pricing $3.95$5.95$25$35

2. Medium Business Group

If you are having multi sites and you want to acquire traffic under 200,000 per month. You should see Table 2.0 below.

In the comparison of multi-site facilities & pricing, siteground wins. In comparison to visits per month, siteground loses but pricing is too good.

FeaturesSiteGroundHostGatorFlyWheelWpEngine
Complete Plans
Plan NameGrowBig Standard PlanFreelanceGrowth
Visits/month25,000200,000100,000100,000
Storage20 GBUnmetered20 GB20 GB
Bandwidth--200 GB200 GB
Sites uptoUnlimited2105
Monthly Pricing $5.95$7.95$115$115

3. Large Business Group

If you are having multi sites and you want to acquire traffic under 200,000 per month. You should see Table 2.0 If you are a business owner or owner of a website which consumes traffic up to 500,000, you are in this group.

FeaturesSiteGroundHostGatorFlyWheelWpEngine
Complete Plans
Plan NameGoGeekBusiness PlanAgencyScale
Visits/month100,000500,000500,000400,000
Storage30 GBUnmetered50 GB30 GB
Bandwidth--500 GB400 GB
Sites uptoUnlimited33015
Monthly Pricing $11.95$9.95$290$290

Considering pricing, traffic, bandwidth and data storage, you have chosen your best WordPress hosting company.

Let’s move to security level, uptime, speed, customer care support because after taking hosting these things you will experience the most.

Why not know all the details before buying?

WordPress Hosting Companies Comparison by Up Time, Speed, Security, SSL Certification, Customer Care Support & Reputation

1. SiteGround Hosting

SiteGround has trusted by 2,000,000 domain owners. It provides the fastest customer care support. Siteground approximately process 1500+ tickets, 1000+ phones and 3000+ chats each day having 400 employees. Siteground is the largest hosting company having very competitive pricing with great features and support.

The major cons are the renewal rate. Almost all hosting companies give a discount to a new user and take full charges in renewals.


FeaturesDescription
UpTime99.99%
Speed Fastest Possible Speed by Supercacher Service + Connecting your website with NGINX-Based dynamic cache & Memchached Service through SG Optimizer Plugin. Option Available at GrowBig & GoGeek Plan. (See Table2.0 and Table3,0).
SecuritySiteground add dozens of rules every year.
Check WordPress-related vulnerabilities.
Update Wordpress & Plugins Automatically.
BackupDaily Backups (Automatic).
Keep 30 Previous copies of backup.
Available for GrowBig & GoGeek Plan and Startup plan has to pay $29.95.
Free SSL CertificateFree Let’s Encrypt Standard and Wildcard SSL Certificates.
Customer Care 24x7 Support Available by Phone, Chat & Ticket.
Top-Rated customer satisfaction.

Online Reputation
Rated 5 by Hostingadvice.com
Rated 4.5 by hostingmanual.net
Rated 3.5 by pcmag.com
MigrationFree Wordpress Migration by Wordpress Migrator Plugin.
Professional Migration - Migration your email, FTP and add-ons of website risk-free. Free 1 website on GrowBig & higher, after that $30 per site.
ConsHigh Renewal Rates.

2. HostGator Hosting

HostGator is founded by Brent Oxley at Florida Atlantic University. It is leading hosting company having headquarters in Austin and Houston, Texas. The biggest pros of Hostgator is, even a starter plan can acquire 100,000 visits per month.

In my list, I mark Hostgator to 2nd rank.


FeaturesDescription
UpTime99.99%
Speed 2.5x Faster load times.
Super Charged Cloud Architecture.
CDN and Multiple Cache Layers.
Cloud Hosting Turbocharges
SecurityAdvanced Security.
BackupAuto Backup with1-click restores.
Free SSL CertificateFree SSL With all Plans.
Customer Care 24x7 Customer Support 365 Days.

Online Reputation
Rated 4.5 by hostingadvice.com
Rated 4.0 by hostingmanual.net
Rated 4.5 by pcmag.com
MigrationFree Migration According to plan.
1 Site Free Migration for Starter Plan.
2 Sites Free Migration for Standard Plan.
3 Sites Free Migration for Business Plan.
ConsMore than 1 migration cost fee.
High Renewal Rates as usual.

3. FlyWheel Hosting

Flywheel founded by Dusty, Rick and Tony at 2012. Flywheel has grown very fast with quality service.

Considering Price and Traffic, I gave flywheel to 3rd Rank in my List.


FeaturesDescription
UpTime-
Speed Blazing Fast Speed.
No Need Caching Plugins.
SecurityHacker-Free Security.
Cleanup malware for free.
BackupAutomatic Backup Every Night with 1-click restoration.
Free SSL Certificate100% Free SSL Certificate.
Customer Care Support 24x7 and 365 Days.
24x7 Phone Support for Agency.

Online Reputation
Rated 4.8 by hostingadvice.com
MigrationFree Migration.
ConsExpensive Compare to Siteground & Hostgator.

4. WpEngine Hosting

Wpengine is the company who provides 100% uptime with Genesis Framework and 35+ StudioPress themes.


FeaturesDescription
UpTime100% Uptime.
Speed Global CDN.
SecurityGlobal Edge Security.
BackupAutomatic Backup every night.
Free SSL CertificateAutomated SSL Certificate.
Imported SSL Certificates for Growth & Scale Plan.
Customer Care 24x7 Customer Support.
24x7 Phone Support to Growth & Scale Plan.

Online Reputation
Rated 4.5 by hostingadvice.com
MigrationFree Migration.
ConsVery expensive as compare to Siteground, Hostgator and Flywheel.

Conclusion

In conclusion, each hosting company has their pricing, traffic consumption, uptime, security level, bandwidth, storage, migration facility, and customer care support. According to your need, you can choose.

If you are new to buy hosting services, I suggest you should start with Siteground or Hostgator because all basic features are given by them. If you want some advanced features, you should see FlyWheel and WpEngine.

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