Finding the hosting company for your WordPress website(s) can be tricky.
People that have been using WordPress for years completely understand how important great web hosting is for their website or websites.
I’ve personally been using WordPress for over seven years now and have gone through my fair share of hosting companies while looking for that “perfect one.”
After using around 10 total companies, I’ve come away with a top-three.
I’ve been using Namecheap since day one as my domain registrar and they’re my current hosting company. Not because they’re the best, but because they’re very good for a great price.
I’ve tried too many hosting companies that ended up causing multiple errors with my WordPress sites.
One thing that people may not like is that Namecheap doesn’t have a way for you to reach them on the phone, but they have a live chat as well as a support ticket system that gets the job done.
Namecheap’s WordPress hosting is only $8.88 for the first year and $48.88 per year thereafter. They also have very good shared hosting plans that start at $9.88 for the first year and then $38.88 thereafter.
I have to say that Site Ground is a notch above Namecheap when it comes to their expertise on making sure your WordPress website(s) run smoothly and are fully optimized.
The one problem is that Site Ground’s WordPress hosting is a bit more expensive than Namecheap since their cheapest plans start out at $3.95 a month ($47.40 for 12 months) for the first year and then $9.95 a month ($119.40 for 12 months) thereafter.
When it comes to Studio Press, they are the best company you could go with but just like everything else in life–when you buy the best–you pay for it.
Studio Press will cost you $27 a month for their cheapest plan if you choose to be billed on a monthly basis. Or you can choose to pay $24 a month if you want to pay yearly. That would be $288 a year, in case you were wondering.
One downside for some people might be that Studio Press doesn’t offer cPanel and they also don’t support email hosting. So if you need email, you will have to use an outside company.
Before you freak out. The reason Studio Press does this is for security and performance reasons.
I would honestly go back to Studio Press if their prices were within my current budget.
I’ve tried larger companies like Blue Host and Host Gator in the past, but I’ve found that the customer service and the tech support is average to above average.
I get the feeling that smaller companies like Site Ground and Studio Press care more about their customers.
Please comment below and tell me about your expierence with hosting companies. Which one do you think is the best?