There is a lot of horrible web hosting companies out there.
They don’t give you the resources you need to run a fast and reliable website.
Their customer service is severely lacking, and you can never get through. And when you do, they cannot help you with your web hosting problems.
So what kind of web hosting company should you try using?
Well here are a few that we think are worth taking a look at because they get top ratings from almost all reviews we have seen.
When it comes to web hosting SiteGround has quite an amazing reputation. The offer many things their competitors do not offer, and even the standard things like shared hosting are excellent.
Here is a SiteGround Review you should read if you want a more detailed analysis of what they offer, but we are going to cover it all anyway.
Shared Hosting Levels
Siteground offers three levels of shared hosting. Their basic level is for a single website owner, who does not get a serious amount of traffic.
The next level up, allows for traffic and websites, and also provides you with a custom website speed improver, which I can tell you is an amazing thing.
They also offer some great backup services, depending on the level of hosting, up to 30 daily copies. This means you can go back to any specific day of the last month and reload your site should you have any problems. And today we are not just talking about losing your site due to lost servers (as Siteground have that covered too) but also hacking. If someone ruins your site, then you need a backup too. I can tell you.
You will not find that many hosting companies offering great backup for free.
They have also, one of the best services available. They will answer emails in a snap. Chat with you. Support Twitter, and all 24/7, which is not always the case as I have experienced first hand.
If you are looking for an all in one hosting support service for a WordPress site, then you might want to seriously think about WPEngine. They were founded with the idea of supporting WordPress sites with the ultimate support around.
It does of course come at a price, being one of the most expensive around (minimum 29 a month) but with the following features rarely found anywhere else:
- International data centers
- One click install
- Staged installation
- No need for caching plugins
- great support
- SSL support
- Mutisite support
- CDN (Content Delivery Networks)
- 60 Day Money Back
and a lot more than you can imagine for web hosting with WordPress.
This kind of hosting is not for everyone as they control a lot of what is done on your site, and do not allow you do add anything you want (plugins etc). So if you are more in control of your site, then it might not be the best option for you. But for those wanting premium support at a reasonable price with amazing features, it is the best option around I think
SiteGround and WPEngine have taken hosting to a new level which many of their competitors are struggling to meet. So if you are working on your next web design project and looking for website hosting, take a look at both of these options and see what you think.
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