5 Best WordPress Hosting Provider for 2015
The choice of hosting for WordPress – not an easy task, especially if we are talking about highly-visited sites. On this page, we have compiled a list of proven hosting providers on personal experience.
A good web hosting for your website – Â is as a good fuel for your car.
We have carefully checked their compatibility with the latest version of WordPress, measured their productivity and performance, questioned the technical support knowledge of certain subtleties when setting up a hosting site for WordPress, compared pricing and more.
Requirements forÂ WordPress Hosting
The latest stable version of WordPress only requires PHP versionÂ 5.2.4 or higher and MySQL version 5.0 or greater. At first glance, the requirements are simple and most hosting providers with support for PHP and MySQL under them fit, but in reality is not so simple.
We will not only delve into the intricacies of the servers configuration of WordPress, but also for versions of PHP and MySQL which has a huge number of factors that affect performance, processing speed, caching, and more, for example:
- Type tables in MySQL: InnoDB or MyISAM
- Query caching at MySQL, the size of the cache
- Mode PHP: mod_php, fastcgi, fpm, etc.
- Support for additional modules PHP: cURL, gd, ImageMagick, …
- The type of access to the file system WordPress
- The configuration of the Web server, Apache or Nginx, support directives rewrite
- Setting static caching of files on the Web server and browser
- Caching pages or fragments at the Web server, Varnish, etc.
- Constant caching objects in WordPress
- Caching PHP bytecode
The list is not exhaustive but makes it clear that setting up a server for WordPress optimal performance – is not a simple task and not every system administratorÂ can cope with it.
Dedicated WordPressÂ hosting
More and more companies began to sayÂ that they are “specialize” in WordPressÂ hosting, or Managed WordPress Hosting. We would like to draw your attention that the majority of them use similar terms solely for the purpose of marketing and hosting “incarcerated” under WordPress is no different from the usual, cheap PHP hosting.
There are certainly pleasant exceptions, such Pressjitsu, WP Engine, Page.ly, DreamHost and WordPress.com VIP.
Below is a list of recommended web hosting providers for WordPress. If you want to leave your opinion or advise any company to be included in the list, you can tell us in the comment below.
Pressjitsu – a new platform specifically for the site on WordPress. With any tariff plan, you get dedicated resources, automatic kernel upgrade, scheduled backup and on-demand, one-click installation, monitoring, performance monitoring, protection against brute force and more. you can get experts support, and they are happy to help you move your site for free.
Prices Pressjitsu start at $ 40/month and currently register is by invitation only. To receive an invitation code, please contact technical support and let them know that you are from the WBD.
Company SiteGround provides a special platform for hosting WordPress sites. They developed their own tool called WordPress SuperCacher, which is based on a popular server Varnish. It allows you to cache pages of your site and provide them with greater speed.
SiteGround update your sites automatically (with the possibility to turn off), not just the core WordPress, but some plug-ins, and in case of detection of vulnerabilities in any of your plug-ins, the team SiteGround own everything right at the server level, without waiting for an update from the author plugin.
The cheapest plan starts at 4 euros per month, and their service VPS hosting starting from 59 euros per month, which includes a base configuration of CentOS, 1GB of RAM, and access to the CDN servers SiteGround.
SiteGround also offers upto 60% discount if you get their packages right now.
WP Engine – is one of the first the company that really specialize in WordPress. The entire infrastructure of WP Engine is built into WordPress, and the configuration of each server is tuned for optimal performance of the engine, including object caching, pages and fragments.
Developers WP Engine created a convenient means for testing, deployment and rollback projects using Git, and things like the kernel upgrade, backup, and restore, you can completely forget – the company takes everything on itself.
Support is easy to sort out any questions about WordPress, and you no longer hear “this is a problem WordPress, sort it out themselves” in response to your question. The downside of hosting WP Engine is the lack of direct access to your server via SSH, regardless of the tariff plan. Hosted with WP Engine starts at $ 29 a month.
Bluehost – one of the largest web hosting companies in the world. Some employees of the company Bluehost is actively involved in the development of the core WordPress. The company has repeatedly sponsored the many official events WordPress, WordCamp including in Russia in 2013 and 2014.
The easiest virtual hosting Bluehost starts from $ 3.49 per month, and for the highly frequented WordPress sites have special rates from $ 12.49 per month. For more experienced users at Bluehost, possibility to lease a dedicated or virtual server.
Linode – one of the best cloud hosting providers in the world. They have six data centers around the world, high-end equipment and is relatively inexpensive price ($ 10/month). The server on Linode can run for a few seconds, but to administer such a server you have in-house. The same applies to the settings, support and upgrade WordPress.
Many hosting companies who specialize in WordPress, including the popular company WP Engine, built on the same platform as Linode. This fact is an indication of their speed, reliability, and security.