I have used many different hosting companies for WordPress over the years: some good and some terrible ( and I mean really terrible, costing me hundreds of dollars and days of downtime! ).
I currently use a dedicated server at Servint.com to host WPLift and a number of my other websites ( check them out if you need an amazing dedicated host) but I maintain hosting accounts at other hosts as well for testing my plugins and themes. This page is my attempt to keep a record of good reliable hosting companies which specialise in offering WordPress hosting.
Plans from $5.95 per month
BlueHost is always my first recommendation for someone wanting a rock-solid web hosting for hosting a single site reliably. They specialise in WordPress and have one-click installation for it. I find they dont overload their servers so your WordPress back-end is always fast – no hanging like at other popular companies.
Key Features :
- Unlimited Domain Hosting
- Unlimited GB Hosting Space
- Unlimited GB File Transfer
- Unlimited E-mail Accounts
- Free Domain
- Free Site Builder w/ templates
- Secure Shell, SSL, FTP, Stats
- CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
- $75 Free Google Credit
- 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee
VPS Plans from $49 per month
If you require more resources for your hosting such as a site with decent traffic or you want to host multiple websites then I recommend you look at Servint. As I said I have a dedicated server with them and they have been amazing – barely a couple of minutes downtime in over 6 months. They take daily backups for you so you dont have to worry about setting that up. Their customer support is great – they offer fully managed hosting so you can ask them to do anything on your server and they are happy to oblige in a fast time frame.
I have stuggled with dedicated server hosts and VPS hosts in the past but Im really happy to have found Servint so check them out.
I will be adding more hosts over time – I will always personally test a host out thoroughly before they are added here though.