Choosing a fast, secure WordPress host is an important move for any business. Here’s a list of the best WordPress hosting packages – according to our clients, companies we’ve worked alongside and our own experiences of configuring WordPress hosts. It’s worth noting that I’ve included recommendations for cloud hosting for international hosting.
We recommend all of the services on this page – SEOgadget uses TSOhost and MAXcdn, but we work with clients who host WordPress sites on all of them. Enjoy!
Easily the fastest and most secure hosting service for WordPress!
By far, TSOhost.com are the fastest hosting providers in the UK offering only the highest levels of security. Their team are knowledgeable, friendly and quick to respond. SEOgadget has been hosted with TSOhost since November 2010. We reviewed their platform and security tested it before signing up – check out our site speed! Our setup uses the Ultimate Hosting package, recently upgraded to PHP 5.4. WordPress is running very, very quickly at the moment!
Their main hosting is based in the UK (they don’t provide a CDN – try MAXcdn, setup instructions are here) to speed up your site internationally.
Tip: The Clustered Platform: Ultimate Hosting Package is solid as a rock, even in extreme traffic conditions. The team have recently lauched a site migration service, too – so if you can hand over things like you FTP accounts details, domain registrar information, they’ll migrate your files, databases and WordPress installation as part of the package. I think that’s a unique offering, and it’s a seriously good idea!
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InMotion Hosting (Professional Global Hosting with VPS / CDN support)
Professional Global Hosting
InMotion Hosting has been a leading provider of shared, VPS and dedicated services based in the US since 2001. WordPress can be installed in a few clicks via their Fantastico set up – very, very easy to get started. With every account, you’ll get security with suPHP, latest versions of MySQL 5 and PHP 5, and your choice of data centre. They also offer 24/7 support (accessible via email or phone).
In addition to the basic hosting features, when you sign up you’ll receive up to $175 in free advertising from Google and Microsoft. One of the best features in their platform are free automated backups. This is an essential feature to have if you are serious about maintaining a stress free WordPress installation.
The guys at Clook are very friendly and happy to help.
Reliable & uncrowded servers in a UK hosting facility with REAL 24/7 support and a proactive methodology towards quality. Came heavily recommended in the UK, with easy auto installing scripts for WordPress and numerous other content management systems and e-commerce platforms.
LunarPages (US, UK, ES)
Solid WordPress hosts with support in Spain, the United Kingdom and USA.
A solid and cheap WordPress hosting package for beginners. Comes with free domain, control panel and setup. Hosting in the UK, US or Spain.
Other hosts we recommend
Some of our UK and Europe Clients host with US hosting companies – check out these recommended USA hosting providers:
5) Webfaction (US)
From a small blog to a complex web application, Webfaction’s shared hosting plans let you run any type of website you like. Single click installation of WordPress from a control panel, hosting packages start at $5.50 per month.
Webfaction are well known to put fewer sites on each webserver than most word press hosting providers and as a result their servers tend to be faster and more stable. For static files, Webfaction use the blazing fast Nginx to serve content.
6) A Small Orange (US)
“A Small Orange” is a provider of internet solutions and services specializing in web hosting and site management.
7) Liquidweb (US)
Established in 1997, Liquid Web Inc, is a premier Web Hosting provider specializing in Windows and Linux Dedicated Servers, VPS, and Shared Web Hosting. Their own data centres allows them to provide unmatched service and support.
“Using state-of-the-art publishing tools like WordPress, users can quickly and easily deploy W3C standards compliant web pages with RSS feeds, commenting, spam protection, multiple author support, password protected posts and much more.”
- Customizable Themes
- Easy content migration from Typepad and other blogging systems
- Plug-in Enhancements
- Multi-Language Support
8) Media Temple (US)
Provides business-class Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) hosting solutions. Media temple host some of the better known publishers in the US and are definitely worth a look.
Overview – SEOgadget’s Best WordPress Hosting?
TSOhost have been amazing – they’re solid as a rock on all counts – service, response, uptime, everything. SEOgadget’s worked with them for 4 years, I do personally recommend their service, as do a few of my most trusted contacts in our industry. I’ve used MAXcdn on and off, too – but as at the 31st August 2013 you’re seeing this website hosted on TSO’s clustered grid without any CDN support. Not bad, eh?