It is very confusing to find out the reliable, fast, secure web hosting for your website. We can see that every web hosting has almost similar plans, pricing, and other features as well.
We need secure, fast web hosting to run our site smoothly. If we have more readers all over the world then we have to choose our hosting carefully.
There are some factors which you need to consider while choosing the web hosting for the site. You should check the performance, storage capacity, bandwidth, customer support, features, plans, pricing, etc. Each web hosting company offers different plans and pricing, varies the data transfer, bandwidth, storage, etc.
In this article, I will compare the best managed web hosting providers for the WordPress blog. For a newbie blogger, they want to start a blog with a minimum investment. This guide will help them to choose the right web hosting for their blog.
What is Web Hosting?
Web Hosting is the services that provide the extra space for your blog on the internet. Hosting makes our site live to internet users. Web Hosting Services stores all your website data on their servers with very high internet network availability.
When readers search your blog on the internet, the internet connects to a server where your website resides, and the web hosting server gives back the web pages.
WordPress recommends Bluehost to its users. Bluehost is one of the popular web hosting providers. I used Bluehost for two years, I would say that its excellent web hosting with great performance.
Bluehost offers three plans starter, plus and business pro.
Starter – The Bluehost starter plan is best for the beginner having only one website. This plan is starting from $3.95 per month but in the offer period, you will get it at $2.95 per month. It offers 100GB of space for only one website means you can host only one site on this plan.
Plus– In this plan, you will get all resources unlimited. You can host unlimited sites in this plan. This plan is starting at $5.95, if you have multiple sites, then I would suggest you go for this plan.
Business Pro – This plan is for heavy business websites starting at $13.95. If you have multiple sites and have millions of visitors then you can go for this plan. You will get all features from the plus plan and also you will get dedicated IP for your websites.
- Cheap WordPress hosting starting at $2.95/month.
- Excellent customer support by email/call/Chat.
- Recommended by WordPress itself.
- Three affordable plans are available.
- Free SSL certificate.
- All resources are unlimited starting from the plus plan.
Hostgator is another popular managed web hosting recommended by WordPress. Hostgator comes with three plans viz Hatchling, Baby, Business.
Hatchling– This plan is starting from $2.75 per month suitable for a new website. You can host only one website on this plan. You will get a free SSL certificate, domain.
Baby– I will recommend this plan since you can host unlimited websites. You will get all resources unlimited. This plan is starting from $3.95 in the offer period.
Business– This plan is starting from $5.95 per month in the offer period. You can host an unlimited website with dedicated IP.
- Affordable web hosting.
- All resources are unlimited.
- 24*7 technical support.
- Free domain in all the plans.
A2 is another affordable web hosting. The pricing of this hosting starts from $2.99 to $3.99 per month. If you are trying to buy this web hosting during the offer period then you will get a discount, so the price may vary.
You will get four different plans in this hosting, Startup, Drive, Turbo Boost, Turbo Max.
Startup- In this plan, you can host only one website, it is suitable for beginners. The pricing of this plan starts from $2.49 to $3.99. You will get a limited 100GB SSD storage.
Drive– If you have multiple websites then you can go for this plan. It starts from $4.25 to $5.99. You will get all the resources unlimited.
Turbo Boost- In this plan, you will get all the features that are present in the earlier two plans, along with other performance-related features. The pricing for this plan is a bit more starting from $6 to $8.
Turbo Max- If you are a business having multiple websites and the primary focus is on performance then you can go for the Turbo Max plan. This plan starts from $13-$15 per month.
Dreamhost is another best web hosting starting from $3.95 per month. The one thing which makes Dreamhost unique is it provides the SSD storage for all plans.
Dreamhost has two plans starter and unlimited.
Starter– You can host only one website.
Unlimited– You can host unlimited websites.
All the other features are the same in both the plans. You will get unlimited resources with a free domain for one year.
Dreamhost offers 97 days money-back guarantee for all the plans. If you are not satisfied with this hosting, you can easily cancel the plan to get a refund.
SiteGround web hosting is known for its performance. If you want to load your site very quickly and performance is the primary requirement then you can blindly go for SiteGround.
SiteGround offers different types of web hosting plans for beginners to experts.
- Web Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- WordPress Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- WooCommerce Hosting (Start from $3.95/month)
- Cloud Hosting (Start from $80/month)
For the beginner, you can go for Web hosting starting from $3.95 per month and in offer season you will get this plan at $2.95 per month.
StartUp Plan– This plan is suitable for small businesses and beginners having traffic approx. 10K. The StartUp plan starts from $3.95 per month. You can host only one website on this plan and offers 10GB of free space.
GrowBig Plan– This is a recommended plan if you have many websites. You can host unlimited websites and it offers 20GB space. GrowBig plan starts from $5.95 per month.
GoGeek Plan– In this plan you can host unlimited websites and offers 30 GB of space. GoGeek plan starts from $11.95 per month.
Points to remember While Purchasing Web Hosting
- The initial price of any hosting is very less compared to the original price. Every hosting provider offers a first-time discount so that they can try their hosting.
- All hosting providers have cloud hosting, WordPress/shared hosting, dedicated server, VPS, etc.
- It’s better to choose for the managed hosting rather than unmanaged(Vultr, Linode, Digital Ocean).
- When you renew the hosting, you will have to pay the original price which is far more than the initial price. You can check out my article about web hosting renewal pricing secrets.
- You can save a lot of money by switching web hosting. For this, you need to migrate your site to another host.
- If you want performance then you can try for the cloud hosting or VPS.
I have used Bluehost, Dreamhost, Vultr, and Cloudways web hosting for my blogs. If you want to go for shared hosting, I would suggest you Siteground or A2 web hosting. If you want managed cloud hosting then blindly go for Cloudways, which makes your blog fast and improves the load time.
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