Picking a reliable hosting provider is one of the success keys to any website. And choosing the right provider is not an easy call. You more likely surf around the internet reading reviews and comparing plans of many different hosting companies. As of WordPress is concerned, it would be a relief to know that your hosting provider is dedicated for WordPress websites. Does that make any difference? Most of the time, yes.
A WordPress dedicated hosting would focus to weak its servers to suite WordPress needs in order to reach the best performance possible, and hiring WordPress specialists for customer support would make the life of their customer easier than hiring a general technical support agent. Here is a list of the key players in this niche market. (The list is in a random order)
WPEngine is one of the most popular dedicated WordPress hosting among the WordPress community. They offer unlimited bandwidth, but customers are restricted to a limited storage and number of visits each month. Within the control panel, users can create backups (‘Restore Points’) and roll back their WordPress instance whenever they like. In addition, users can also create complete clones – useful for backstage testing – and download their entire database at any time. Automatic backups are taken daily and retained for 60 days. WP Engine is expensive compared to shared hostings but reasonable to dedicated WordPress hostings.
Page.ly is a promising hosting company which is designed to exceed the needs of media, business, and Enterprise customers. Their hosting stack is built upon Amazon Web Services, this allows them to leverage a near infinite amount of resources and advanced tooling to scale and support WordPress apps. The sites and database are backed up daily and stored on Amazon s3. Also, they have a developer-friendly platform where SSH + GIT + Staging + WP-CLI are available on upper tier plans.
Pressable was founded with the goal of creating a scalable, secure and performant WordPress hosting platform that users could trust to deliver remarkable online experiences. They automatically backs up sites every night at no additional cost. And they handle all of WordPress and security updates automatically. A cool feature in Pressable is that you can add SSL support to any plan at no additional cost. Moreover, they offer a free 15 days trial.
Synthesis was created with the focus on Content Marketing and SEO Tools besides fast and reliable hosting for WordPress. In addition to the default WordPress dashboard features, they provide many tools to help site owners to optimize their content and SEO ranking. The focus at Synthesis is to provide fully ‘managed’ WordPress hosting. And in Synthesis terms, this means taking full responsibility for the management, optimization and support of Linux, Apache, PHP, NGINX and MySQL as standard.
THEWP.PRO platform is powered by Amazon infrastructure (US datacenters) and built to be scalable, redundant, secure. Clients receive a fully managed WordPress instance, and TheWP.PRO team manages every aspect of the hosting for them (security, updates, etc). Plus, their backend control panel to manage their hosting, billing, support, etc. Additionally, they do nightly snapshots and keep 30 days of backups for retention. They offer the option of a 30 day free trial to any of their plans.
Kinsta mission is to provide their customers with an exceptional user experience. They are dedicated to maintaining the best WordPress hosting service and putting the most powerful tools at customers’ fingertips. They powered their platform by Google CloudPlatform. They use the latest technology releases, such as PHP 7, SSH, WP-CLI, Composer, and Git. Although, they have the most expensive plans among other providers, starting at 100$/ month for the starter plan.
Pantheon is building a management platform—one that gives web teams all of the developer tools, hosting, scaling, performance, workflow, and automation they need to build their websites. On Pantheon, scaling is easy and immediate. When your website needs to scale, the platform provisions new containers for customers in seconds. Furthermore, they are utilizing Varnish and Redis to provide high-speed edge caching and robust application caching. They offer a free trial with 2 development sites and you only pay when you go live.