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Last update April 25th, 2016 by Dmitry Nekrasov
Choosing Wordpress Hosting? Well you came to the right place. We have been in business for more than 10 years, and have seen many hosting companies grow from birth. We have collected thousands of reviews from their customers, and periodically check Wordpress Hosting services ourselves to bring you most recent and precise rating that you can rely on.
Realistically Wordpress can be easily installed on any hosting platform If you are an expert. If not then you need simple 1-click install. This means that you will only click “Install Wordpress” in your control panel and by entering login credentials your Wordpress CMS will be ready to use in a few seconds.
Its not just cPanel that you need – probably the most commonly used control panel for hosting companies out there, but the scripts installation package to enable 1-click installs like Fantastico or Softaculus. For hosting companies this is an extra cost and some that are trying to cut on cost don’t offer the script installation packages with their hosting.
Next piece is that the servers need to be optimized for Wordpress hosting. Now days Fantastico or Softaculus handle these operations on the newer versions of PHP, but not so long ago there were known issues when Wordpress won’t upgrade without errors. So make sure your hoster offers recent versions of PHP installed on your server. Your Wordpress Hoster’s infrastructure should be properly configured and protected. With Godaddy for example just until recent you had to wait 24 hours for the wordpress to go live after the installation. This is an example of a huge hosting company with serious infrastructure issues. I’d say that now all the companies listed here have 1-click installs and you will have your site up and running in just a minute after purchase of hosting.
So which hosting is then best, you may ask. The best hosting company for your Wordpress is the one that runs without any issues and the support department is willing to help you at any time of the day and night. Wordpress naturally doesn’t require much support unless you are doing much customization and keep your version of Wordpress and plugins fresh.
You can always refer to our current top10 best hosting companies parade. Here we will talk about some of those companies whch we think are perfect candidates for your wordpress hosting solution.
InmotionHosting.com is similar to HUB offers Wordpress Hosting with the Softaculus package on a shared hosting. The main difference with Inmotion is that you have option to upgrade your servers down the road to higher availability options like VPS or Dedicated servers. Inmotiong targets more of the Business class customer with prospects of growing over 10,000 visits/day and then upgrading their servers. Same level of service and the infrastructure as HUB, but the pricepoint is a bit higher. Inmotion has great reviews and can also be great reliable option for your Wordpress hosting.
Bluehost has been on the market for many years and was listed on Wordpress.org since Worpress was borne. They are extremely committed to satisfy their customer demand of Wordpress optimized hosted infrastructure. Since their acquisition by Endurance International (they own most of the hosting companies out there including popular brands iPage, Fatcow, Hostgator…) last year we saw some bad reviews related to the support department. So if you are strongly rely on support, I would suggest the other two companies above. Bluehost offers 1-click install as well and Wordpress runs great per out experience.
WebHostingPad is another brand outside of Endurance International Group. They stand out on the market by offering very low pricepoint and frankly speaking their quality doesn’t go down with that. We get very positive feedback from their customers and according to our tests the infrastructure offers stable reliable environment for your wordpress site. They offer same 1-click installs and it is easy to upgrade and maintain your Wordpress.
We always advise people to hunt down for reviews, and define the hosting company you can really trust. All of the companies will offer 100% Money Back guarantee, that allow you to test drive their service. Then the beauty of the Wordpress is that you can easily move from one hoster to another. All of the companies listed here will gladly offer you free transfer from another hosting vendor assistance and will show much effort to earn your business.
To summarize WebHostingHUB is a great place to start for most people, InmotionHosting is for small business, BlueHost if you need Wordpress themselves tell you that its ok to host with them and PAD is simply cheap and is just fine.