I have tried 8 different web hosting sites. I have listed the five best web hosting services based on my personal experience in this post.
If you are making your website for a small business then I suggest you can choose Bluehost, SiteGround, or Hostgator. These are one of the best web hosting for small business because their shared plans are affordable and can easily handle 800-1,000 visitors per day.
In this list, I have placed the WP Engine at last because their plans are expensive. Even the STARTUP plan of WP Engine starts from $35 per month. If you have a high traffic website that generates over a million views per month then I will suggest you should go with WP Engine.
If you are making a new website and looking to buy hosting, I suggest going with any affordable hosting plans like shared hosting. At starting your website need some time to indexed in the different search engines. Going with shared hosting is affordable and when your website traffic increases then buy the best web hosting based on your requirements like VPS hosting or dedicated servers, etc.
This list is mainly for those people who are searching for the best web hosting for small business, WordPress and blogging.
5 Best Web Hosting Sites to Get Started
If you are starting a new website/blog then these are some best web hosting companies to get started with.
Bluehost provides one of the best web hosting services which is starting from $3.95 per month.
If you are making a website on the WordPress platform it is easy to install WordPress, Joomla, and other blogging platforms with a single click. Bluehost has WordPress hosting plans which are best suited for high traffic websites. Bluehost provides six types of hosting which you can read here.
- Free domain
- Affordable price starting at $3.95 considering the speed, performance, and security that this hosting company is offering.
- One-click WordPress install
- Unlimited site traffic
- Customer support available 24/7
- Highly secured web hosting solution
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- Most of its good plans (which offer more bandwidth, RAM, visitors capacity, storage, etc) are expensive.
- One of the problems which I am getting is slow page loading (it mainly depends on which plan you are buying).
- They do not offer free domain privacy protection. Which is useful for keeping your personal information (such as your name, home address, phone number) hidden or private from whois.com.
HostGator is a global provider of web hosting and related services. It was Founded on October 22, 2002. It provides Shared, WordPress, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated web hosting. You can buy the domain and hosting both from the Hostgator. Hostgator is a good option for bloggers to start their blog.
- Flexible, Easy to Use Control Panel
- Affordable plans
- Unmetered Bandwidth
- Unlimited Sub Domains, FTP Accounts, and Email Accounts
- 100% Uptime Guarantee
- 45 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Wiki Hosting – Start a Wiki web site with MediaWiki
- 24/7/365 Premium Support via Phone, Live Chat, and Ticket System
- Domain registration is not free
- hatchling plan cannot handle high traffic. when I used this plan at that time it handles 400-500 visitors per day sometimes when more traffic comes then page loading speed slows.
- Rates are higher if you buy hosting for one month
HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal websites since 1996. This is a decent hosting service provider. Hostmonster provides VPS hosting, dedicated hosting etc.
- Free Domain for 1 year
- Instant setup
- 1 click WordPress install
- 24/7 customer support
- Secure backups
- Performance is average
- Speed is not that faster for basic plans.
- You have to pay $4.95 per month when you buy hosting for 36 months. When you buy it for 12 months then you have to pay $6.95 per month.
Dreamhost website was started in 1997. It hosts over 1.5 million websites, WordPress blogs, and applications for designers, developers, small businesses, and more. It provides managed WordPress hosting, shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting. I used this hosting for one month only. Everything is good, page load speed is faster which is good for SEO. Dreamhost is expensive when you compared with other web hosting sites like Bluehost, GoDaddy, Hostinger etc.
- 1 click installation of web apps like WordPress, Joomla and more.
- Solid state drives with this your website, caching, and database queries are faster.
- 24/7 Customer support
- 100% Uptime Guarantee
- Dreamhost plans are expensive
WP Engine has four different plans and they are startup, growth, scale, and custom. Startup plan is for all the basics of starting a small website or blog.
The growth plan is for features you need for a growing business. Scale plan is for Higher capacity and site limits to scale your experiences. The custom plan is for large businesses and mission-critical sites. Startup plan starting at $35 per month, you can get 2 months of free hosting.
If you are a beginner then I suggest you not to choose this hosting because it is expensive for beginners.
- Security – If offers good security features for your website that other hosting services don’t offer.
- Speed – Page load speed is faster
- 60-day money back guarantees – If you are not happy with your plan, then you can cancel within the first 60 days and they will refund your fees/money.
- CDN and SSL included – Improve your site speed, security, and SEO with a global CDN and automated SSL certificates included in all plans.
- Free automated migration
- You can not buy the domain from WP Engine. They offer only hosting and no domain registration.
- It is expensive starting at $35 per month. WP Engine is much expensive when you compared with other shared hosting services but their service, speed, performance is really good.
These are some web hosting sites that I had used. Based on this I listed this best web hosting for WordPress, blogs, or website.
If you are a beginner then Bluehost is the best choice considering the price and features that it offers. You can also shift to a higher plan when your website traffic increases. Bluehost has a wide variety of plans according to the customer’s needs and requirements.
If budget is not an issue for you then Dreamhost is the best web hosting in this list (my personal opinion).