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Shared Hosting – Which One to Choose?

I’ve been with ManageWP for almost 2 years now (as a part of the Customer Happiness team) and one of many (I mean countless!) benefits I gained so far is the opportunity to check and test a lot of different hosting providers from all around the globe. There is an almost infinite number of choices you have when you are about to pick the right hosting provider for your WordPress website. I hope that this article will help at least one person with his/her decision!

All in all, I ran the majority of tests in a shared environment (which is mostly used) and in my opinion, these are the ones everybody should consider for their WordPress website:

  •  A2 Hosting – definitely on top of my list! SSD in their machines really gives your sites some pretty serious speed boost!
  • Hostgator – never have I had any problems with sites hosted by them. One of the very best hosting providers out there!
  • Bluehost – one of the most popular hosting providers in the world!
  • GoDaddy – quite decent and not expensive. I hosted my own personal website there for a while.

Which ones would you recommend?

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By dakisha

WordPress enthusiast and Customer Happiness addict. Working for Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. Loves chess, tennis, and good food.

3 replies on “Shared Hosting – Which One to Choose?”

These are the worst hosting companies, to tell you the truth. Long story short, the support is useless, the site will go down at least once a month, your site will get blacklisted and your business/blog or whatever you are hosting will take serious damage because of the incompetence. I suggest InMotion.

Thanks for commenting, Leo. And sorry to hear that 🙁 I’ve had nothing but good experience with the aforementioned hosting companies and I’ve also had a chance to meet (in person or via email/chat/skype) people from high up and I can say they are devoted to their business.

It could be that I got lucky and had such a great experience with them but there are so many people using their services and I doubt that they would reach that position if they didn’t do at least something well. However, nothing can work perfectly for everybody, that’s a fact. I wish you had the same experience with them as I did.

InMotion is good, I’ve tested their services but from my point of view, the ones I listed proved to be better.

Maybe it’s just luck 🙂 Have you also tried Siteground and Arvixe maybe?

Hi Daki,

I agree with you 100% and Siteground might be the best at the moment. At the moment, I host my sites at from Denmark and they are great with 24/7 Live Chat Support.

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