The Best WordPress Hosting Packages (UK)

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 – Builtvisible uses TSOhost and MAXcdn, but we work with clients who host WordPress sites on all of them. Enjoy!

TSO Host - brilliant wordpress hosting

TSOHost 

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. Builtvisible 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 5.6. 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!

For a 10% discount on your hosting, use this promotional code: BESTWPHOST

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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.

TSO Host - brilliant wordpress hosting

Clook (UK)

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

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.



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17 thoughts on “The Best WordPress Hosting Packages (UK)

  1. Sparkdog says:

    Hmm, I work on sites hosted on three of these – Liquid Web, Media Temple, and Lunar Pages. For small-ish sites, Liquid Web and Lunar Pages (<1000 uniques/day) run WP much better than Media Temple. I've not tried anything larger on Media Temple, though I see them touted from some large sites. YMMV.

  2. Hey there – we’re still getting on really well with TSOhost. I suppose the speed of this site in some way vouches for their capability. Since we moved to them, there has been no down time (the previous hosts were a disaster) and everything is secure (no hacks / odd database behaviour).

    Veryy happy!

  3. ali says:

    I am looking for a good wp host in the UK as my current host is causing problems and keeps telling me I am using too much CPU. At the moment I have about 600 unique visits a day and on the odd occasion I can have upto 750 uniques visits. I am currently using about 116 MB of web space and 9649 MB Bandwidth.

    I’m not sure if I require a dedicated server or a VPS or if shared hosting is enough. may be i just need to find a better shared hosting that can cope with these levels of visits.

    Any help/advice anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated as I am not very server savvy!

    Thanks

  4. Hi Ali,

    600 unique visits per day should be a walk in the park for any hosting provider. Honestly, it looks like there might be something wrong with your current WP hosting. I would check out TSOhost – SEOgadget uses them for all of our sites, including this one. Hope that helps and good luck!

  5. Lorna says:

    Hi Richard! My blog is currently hosted by WordPress and I want to move to paid hosting, I really want to grow my blog as much as possible and so far it’s up to almost 30,000 unique visits a month. It varies from 600-2,000 a day in views and I am wondering what would be best for it? I use a lot of photos for my blog but they are all low res and 500 wide. Do you know which would be a reliable UK site to host my blog with a lot of space for photos and is known for having a lot of up time? Thank you so much!

  6. PAT Testing says:

    Thanks for this. Been looking to rebuild using WP and use a UK host.

  7. Karen Fovargue says:

    Nice job on this post and also ranked well for “uk wordpress hosting” which is the keyword I was searching :-) – great to get a solid opinion from very repected individuals. Setting up a new personal site so this is extremely useful information before I begin making important decisions.

  8. Ruth Gwilt says:

    There is no Mac hosting. You can use windows or linux. If you are using wordpres, get linux hosting. It is about the server it is hosted on, not your computer.

  9. Ruth – this site is hosted on TSOhost! If you don’t trust me, check out our actual site performance, or maybe get in touch with them.

  10. Will says:

    Thanks for this post. I know that its old but I have been having real problems with my current provider (only been using for six months or so) but it was sooooo slow and often failing or down. Just moving over to TSOHost and boy is there a difference already!!! Hoping to change things a lot as a result. Many thanks.

  11. They’re great aren’t they! In the UK they’re actually faster than the CDN we use…

  12. Patricia says:

    I have been dealing with TSOHost for over a year and I was very happy. Until the last couple months where they have not been very helpful and very short. Today I called them to complain about their service, spoke to the director, Adam. They do try to help you but if you are not very technical which is my case it is very difficult. When I told Adam that I was not very fit in hosting he answered to me “Then you should not have a web site”. So now I dont am not dealing with them and therefore need a new host…….I dont know what it is with them but they dont seem to be very happy lately. Good luck!

  13. James says:

    Thanks for the tips Richard – I’ve just decided to give Tsohost a go for a new wordpress site. It’s a nightmare trying to tell who is good and who isn’t when it comes to hosting – even reading the comments above provides a lot of useful info.

  14. TSO, VPS or Clook are the best hosts I’ve used in the UK.

  15. Hi Gary – the grid cluster is extremely quick. I think the way TSOhost have it configured is that a cluster of machines (all running different functions, like PHP, SQL, image serving, etc) are massively load balanced. They also have a very good backup / restore feature at this level (able to roll back by the hour).

  16. BLived says:

    Wonderful article (even all these months later!)

    As a US web branding and design company with clients in both North America as well as Europe, could you please tell me whether our EU clients would get better (WPress-based) site speeds if we were hosting their sites on UK or EU-based hosting accounts?

    Thanks!

  17. Angry Web Developer says:

    Yep, can help but agree with your conclusion on Tsohost. Have used them for a good 6 or 7 years now and their support stands out amongst anything. My sites are always fast and available, wouldn;t think of going elsewhere. We have a good chunck our of work sites hosted with them on their ultimate hosting package.

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