Everybody needs a good internet provider, so we decided to compile this list of our favorite top 15 hosting providers.
This site is on A2 Hosting. We’ve worked with 007Names and can recommend them. A couple of our clients are on Bluehost, and a few more are on 1and1. I was impressed by the reviews for WebHostingHub, but was sold on A2 by a Site Speed Case Study by MaAnna Stephenson of Blog Aid.
This is the service we use and recommend to our clients, at $138/year:
For WordPress sites that need blazing speed and rock-solid reliability, WebSynthesis and WPEngine have been at the top of the list, but come in at just under $30/month for the small business user.
If you’re working with a designer, run this list by them before you choose. Create your own account. Keep your logins where you can find them. Always keep control of your domain and don’t let it lapse.
Talk to your designer before you buy a theme. There might be a better solution your designer can suggest that will end up being less hassle and expense. Under-the-hood coding is more important to the success of your site than how the theme looks, affecting how easily it will be found in search. A good web designer can make any theme look like any other theme.
Every provider in the list above offers:
- PHP/MySQL support, offering PHP 5 and MySQL 5 database;
- Microsoft FrontPage extensions support;
- multiple POP3 and IMAP email accounts with web-mail support;
- multiple subdomains and parked/add-on domains;
- web site building tools with free web page templates;
- unrestricted FTP access with multiple FTP accounts;
- web site stats, virus & spam protection, CGI, Perl, SSL support;
- at least 30 days money back guarantee;
- professional 24×7 technical support via email and/or by phone;
- and at least 99.9% network uptime guarantee.
Need super-optimized WordPress? These are tops in the game.
|$29||Highly recommended but expensive|
super-optimized WordPress platform
|$27||Another super-optimized WordPress host running nginx server|