Here are a few of our top choices when it comes to hosting and domain services
When it comes to finding a host for your website, you’ll have many options to choose from. All of our recommendations keep your site up and running consistently, which is the most important when selecting a hosting service.
Our top choice for many reasons. WP Engine hosts all of our sites, because the customer service is the best in the industry and our sites are almost never down. It’s rare to wait more than 30 seconds to reach somebody on their support team, if we need assistance.
WP Engine caters to users who have a website built on the WordPress platform. More specifically, managed WordPress hosting, like WP Engine offers, specializes in handling all the complex nuances of WordPress. They also excel at optimizing caching, security, and support.
WP Engine’s “Performance Intelligence” solution offers you real-time data about how your site is doing, and more importantly, what you can do to make it run faster. So it checks all the boxes for us. Granted, it’s more expensive than some of the other options, so if you’re on a tight budget you may want to consider one of the options below:
If you don’t go with WP Engine the next best options are HostGator and Bluehost. We’ve had great experiences with both companies and you’ll be very happy with either one.
The feature-packed HostGator is also a great choice, because of the quality cloud, reseller, virtual private server (VPS), and dedicated server packages, but it’s the company’s shared plans that really stand out from the very crowded web hosting pack.
HostGator offers both 24/7 telephone support and online web chat and usually only takes less than a minute to start chatting with someone. They also have a very deep knowledge base that contains answers to practically every possible question you could have, ranging from basic to very advanced.
In a nutshell, all Bluehost plans offer their customers 24/7 live chat, unmetered bandwidth, and five email accounts. Similarly to many other website hosting companies, they too offer their new users a free domain for the first year. Their plans start from $2.75/mo and include improved security, backups, and free SSL certificate. These help to keep your blog or website protected and safe.
Overall, their last 24-month performance has been good. Bluehost is clearly at the top with its uptime (99.99%) and a fast load time of 405ms (0.4 seconds).