Choosing a Host
Choosing a host can be a daunting task for your site. There are a ton of options out there. Since we've been around, we are in the rare position that we've been able to help over 20,000 customers through various issues. I'd like to think we have experienced far more issues with hundreds hosts and servers than anyone should need to in their lifetime. This has given us the unique perspective and opinion on the different hosting options out there.
That's why chosen to share with you the hosting plans we trust the most. We've found BlueHost to continually provide outstanding hosting services with great value. In fact, it's the official host recommended by WordPress since 2005 and we have been using BlueHost since we've started.
We've included both affiliate and non-affiliate links in each plan description. If you want to throw us a few bucks - feel free, but we would recommend BlueHost regardless. That's why we've also included non-affiliate links to the plans if you choose.
Bluehost Shared Hosting
Great personal sites with low-medium traffic.
Shared hosting is a great way to get your site up and running, and don't need all the extra bells and whistles of WordPress optimization. Typically you'll choose a shared plan because of the low monthly cost to host your site, but still want something quick and reliable. With this plan, you can get WordPress up and running with a 1-click WordPress install. Additionally, BlueHost provides free domain registration, email and unlimited bandwidth. Plans start as low as $3.95 per month.
BlueHost Managed WordPress Hosting
Great for commercial or business sites with the possibility of medium to high traffic.
If you're a business who relies on your website, you'll likely want to look at Managed WordPress hosting. Managed WordPress hosting has huge advantages. It comes with everything you need to make WordPress websites secure, easy to use, and extremely fast right out of the box. Our favorite feature - it comes with integrated with ManageWP which allows you to create staging sites with only a few clicks so you can test modifications or plugins without taking down your live site. Themewich uses ManageWP every day to manage it's demo sites, staging environments and site backups. With additional features like integrated CDN to keep your site loading fast, and security measures like sitelock pro to prevent against hacks, recommending BlueHost's managed WordPress hosting is a no-brainer. Managed hosting starts at $12.95 per month for the first month, then just $24.99 after that.
Any additional questions about hosting, we'd love to help. Feel free to ask a new support question and we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.