Most Popular Highest Rated WordPress Hosting Services

If you are setting up your first WordPress based website, then you know that you need to have a good hosting provider for your website to ensure that there is no downtime and that your website stays up most of the time.

The problem though is that there are way too many hosting companies, which offer the same spiel when it comes to marketing their web hosting services.

That’s why you may want to check out each provider and see how they rank when it comes to three important factors as far as WordPress hosting is concerned – speed, uptime and support.

These are the three factors that you would want to be concerned about, since you would want your website to stay up all the time and more importantly, make sure that support is available round the clock to provide you with what you need.

Just check out some of the top web hosting companies; each has been ranked and reviewed for these three factors and then choose the right one for your business.

Ten best WordPress hosting

Just remember that each web hosting company listed here has been vetted already; so feel free to check them out.

  1. Kinsta
  • Uptime: 100%
  • Load time: 0.41 sec
  • Support: 10/10

Kinsta has been on the hosting market for over 5 years, offering premium managed WordPress hosting solutions for a wide variety of users from bloggers and SMBs to high traffic enterprises.

They guarantee the blazing fast speed of your site and advanced security features which include regular uptime checks, free hack fix, free CND and SSL. Their support team of experts is available 24/7 support, 365 days a year.

Kinsta’s all about development, they roll out new features and additions to their plans frequently and keen on applying cutting edge technology. They have 18 worldwide data center locations and a custom-built site management dashboard.

  1. Bluehost
  • Uptime: >99.99%
  • Load Time: 419ms
  • Support: 10/10

This web hosting company certainly ranks as one of the best when it comes to providing premium WordPress hosting services; currently the company hosts nearly 2 million websites and counting.

Blue host is in fact a popular web hosting company, and provides several hosting packages that targets several groups, from startups to large scale businesses effectively. You can check out their plans and opt for the one that suits your current hosting requirements and opt for the same.

The company boasts of no downtime and in the last month that we had checked, we found that the hosting company in question had an uptime in excess of 99.99% and that’s something.

The only downside that we can spot is that Blue host is yet to have a monthly payment plan but other than that, they happen to be a premium hosting company.

  1. Hostgator
  • Uptime: 99.96%
  • Load Time: 462ms
  • Support: 9/10

Hostgator was founded way back in 2003 and has been operational ever since; it also happens to be the popular choice for most new companies and beginners alike. It certainly boasts of being the most popular WordPress hosting services that currently hosts more than 10 million domains.

And yes, that’s a lot; they do offer select packages that web owners can choose from but as far as the three main specs are concerned, the hosting company in question ranks at the second spot.  They also tend to be a bit pricey with their base packages starting at $13.99/month.

  1. Siteground
  • Uptime: 99.98%
  • Load Time: 722ms
  • Support: 10/10

Site ground has been around since 2004 and since then, it has managed to host over 800,000 domains and counting. As a web hosting company, it certainly ranks among the top hosting companies in terms of performance and currently boasts of an uptime of 99.98%.

While the main company is located in Bulgaria, they have servers worldwide and rank quite well in terms of the other two important metrics, load time as well as support.

But what makes this hosting company stand out is that they offer free migration services to companies and are also one of the select few to be officially recommended by WordPress.  The startup package is pegged at $3.95/month, which is more than a reasonable rate, all things considered.

  1. A2Hosting
  • Uptime: 99.90%
  • Load Time: 413ms
  • Support: 8/10

A2 hosting is one of the few WordPress hosting services which are brand new and yet feature on this list of top ten hosting providers on account of the fact that they can boast of 20X speed the time of most other hosting providers. As such, they have certainly managed to beat both Siteground and Hostgator.

It certainly comes with a good uptime and at the moment we rank its support 8 out of 10. The only downside that we could spot is that their downtime has slipped a few notches in the last few months.

Currently they offer several tier plans, Lite at $3.92, Swift at $4.90, and Turbo at $9.31 and all of these are monthly. So yes, they have a monthly plan and you can opt for the one that suits your current requirements better.

  1. iPage
  • Uptime: 99.98%
  • Load Time: 868ms
  • Support: 7/10

Ipage has been in operation since 1998 and is currently owned and operated by Endurance international group (EIG). The company has been around for a while now and also happens to be a premium hosting company with several tiered plans for startups, and for those whose requirement exceeds the norm.

We checked out the company and found that it has more than a million domains and comes with an uptime of 99.98%. That’s good since in the past, the company had to take some flak as a result of frequent downtime.

It comes with a special intro offer of $1.99/month, which is as low as it can get, thereby making it more attractive.

  1. Greengeeks
  • Uptime: 99.92%
  • Load Time: 567ms
  • Support: 8/10

Green geeks were founded in 2006, and with nine years of being in operation, they have certainly managed to carve a space for themselves. To that end, this is also the only company that boasts of 99.99% uptime, which means that they have zero downtime.

Well, we decided to check them out and what we found is that the pages load faster, customer support is available round the clock and more importantly, it comes with 99.92% uptime, and that’s quite decent. They come with several pricing plans and you can pick the ones that you like, currently they offer starter packs at $3.95/month.

  1. site5hosting
  • Uptime: 99.97%
  • Load Time: 743ms
  • Support: 8/10

Founded in 1999, the company has been in operation for a long while now and currently boasts of an uptime of 99.97% along with free migrations. Their uptime, which after we checked out over a period of three months, ranks at 99.97% but in the past, customers had often experienced frequent downtime.

They offer several tiered plans, with the basic one that starts at $6.95/month, and comes with one website as well as free migrations. It is slightly on the pricey side but still quite an effective hosting company.

  1. Dreamhost
  • Uptime: 99.90%
  • Load Time: 849ms
  • Support: 8/10

Dreamhost is a premium WordPress hosting services that has been around since 1996 and currently boasts of 1.5 million websites, if not more. It does happen to be popular with most startups, despite the fact that it lags behind other hosting companies in terms of uptime.

The one downside that we found was that their pages take a little longer to load, with the average load time of 849 ms.They also offer three different packages, but these are more on the basis of monthly, half yearly and yearly packages, with the rates, ranging from $10.95/month, $9.95/month and $7.95/month.

  1. Arvixe

Uptime: 99.60%
Load Time: 5,702ms (!)
Support: 5/10

The company was founded in 2003 and since then, it has been just about par; it does offer better uptime than some of the other hosting companies but what we have found is that this hosting provider is a bit slow as far as load time is concerned. There are hosting companies that provide better load time and are twice as fast.

That’s why, we have placed this company at the last – what’s more, their support is subpar as well. On the whole, this hosting company could do with a lot of improvements.

The hosting company currently offers basic hosting plans at $7/month, and unless things improve, this WordPress hosting services may no longer even feature on the top ten WordPress hosting companies of 2018.

Feel free to check out all the hosting companies listed here; you can also check them out online and even verify their load time as well. And then see which one provides you with what you need, and manages to meet your current requirements perfectly.

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