I’m very happy with ASmallOrange so I’d try them. However your situation sounds like you need expert help with your setup instead of throwing more resources at it. It might be worth getting a company like WP Valet or similar to go through your code/plugins and do a site audit.
At Venture Harbour, we start our websites on Bluehost. When they start to get some traction (30,000 monthly visitors) we migrate them across to WP Engine. I’ve shared our experience with both of these hosts in detail at the bottom of this guide. A lot of people get hung up on choosing a web host, sometimes wasting hours comparing features – hours that could’ve been spent bringing their idea to life. In my opinion, it’s more important to just choose a host and get your website live, and with the list above you’re in safe hands. If you’re still undecided, however, we’ve built an AI chatbot called Winnie and this quick tool that will recommend the best web host for you.
So remember that while unlimited web hosting plans do free you up to have a more casual approach to your resource usage, you still need to find a plan that is equivalent to your needs. Think of it as having a classic American Express card. You have no pre-set limit. But you aren’t going to be able to buy things you can’t ultimately afford.
I have found that InMotion was painfully slow for my “still-under-construction” website that contained 1 page saying “WEBSITE COMING SOON” and 2 rows of text and one graphic, which was less than 100 KB.
We’ll dive into the differences between the types of hosting in a moment. As a general rule of thumb, though, the more you pay for web hosting the more ‘performance’ you’re going to get in terms of being able to handle high volumes of traffic. Here’s a chart showing the relationship between the cost and performance of the different types of hosting:
Wordpress is one of the easiest ways to get a blog up and running, without requiring you to design one from scratch. All of our finalists offered a WordPress installation button, but we preferred hosts who didn’t upcharge for it: WestHost and iPower both tack on a $3-5 monthly fee.
« You don’t like slow websites. Neither do your visitors. If your site is slow, your visitors will just find another site to buy from or get their information from. That’s why your site will be hosted on our exclusive SwiftServer platform. The bottom line is we’re faster than the competition.»
We like how HostGator not only allows more sophisticated site builders to customize their dedicated or virtual server, but also to choose Linux or Windows hosting. While HostGator doesn’t support SSDs on all plans, many of its servers can be equipped with the faster drives.
All incoming mail will be processed through the Barracuda server and scanned for potential SPAM and viruses. Messages meeting SPAM criteria or those potentially with viruses are kept on the Barracuda server for retrieval if necessary. Messages that pass the Barracuda filters are sent through.
I’m always suspicious of comments that drop a reference to some no-name hosting company at the end of the comment since in my experience a majority of them are someone from that same company astroturfing.
There are two other factors that led to the nearly perfect score earned by Dreamhost. First, the company’s pricing is pretty transparent. There are no hidden gotchas in the rates. Plus — and this is the best we’ve seen across all our hosting providers — Dreamhost provides a 97-day money back guarantee. There’s quite literally zero risk in giving them a try.
Though their service is slightly more expensive than other options, they provide value with highly-secure and optimized WordPress hosting. WP Engine takes care of updates, patches, and they engage in real-time security threat detection.