5 Great WordPress Hosting Options For 2021
We did it – we got through 2020. Whilst many of us are glad to have that year in the rearview mirror, things haven’t turned out so differently in 2021. We’re still facing a global pandemic and unprecedented economic collapse. What has changed, however, are your WordPress hosting options, so let’s take a look at the new world of web hosting and see what you need to know.
Web hosting is often overlooked as one of the most important elements of your website. It’s easy to put so much work into the front-end of your site, designing a page that brings your business to life, that web hosting on WordPress can be an afterthought. But your host can boost your site speed, increase your SEO and help you reach new heights of sales. Let’s take a look at the best hosting options on the market in 2021.
Bluehost is one of the most popular WordPress hosting options and they manage to draw in a lot of first time hosters with bargain introductory prices. At $2.75/month for their basic plan, you won’t even notice paying for your web hosting with BlueHost. Add to that the intuitive functionality (including one-click install for WordPress) and the high-quality service they offer and you’re looking at a great choice.
However, as great as their introductory offers are, veteran site owners may balk at the costs if you’re migrating a site to BLueHost – around $150 for a single site. Despite this, BlueHost are recommended by WordPress themselves and are certainly a premium host on this list.
Hostinger is a great budget option that will appeal to first-time site owners. With options available from as low as $2.15/month on a two-year plan you can get your site set up with limited investment, and their site-builder, whilst not perfect, will allow beginners to get a website up and running in quick time. For new brands and businesses, this could be the perfect option.
With great uptime – only 14 hours in the last 12 months were dropped – Hostinger is competitive with the more expensive options on this list. The only downside is the 20GB of disk-space so if you’ve spent time building a big site, you may struggle with Hostinger as your web host.
HostGator is another great hosting option that offers a specialized WordPress hosting function. HostGator’s introductory offers start out at just under $6/month (when you commit to the 36 month plan), and so their prices aren’t competitive with BlueHost. What you get, however, is an exceptionally fast and reliable service – the average load time in the last 12 months was 267ms (around a quarter of a second) and their annual downtime was just three hours.
HostGator offers 24/7 customer service and every plan includes unlimited bandwidth, email accounts and free migration. This is a bells and whistles WordPress hosting option that has everything you need for a modern site.
4) A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting offers the killer combo of exceptional loading speeds and low prices, making them an appealing option to those looking for high performance on a budget. For an introductory price of $2.99 a month (on a 36 month plan) A2 Hosting promises speeds of 279ms, meaning only BlueHost and HostGator can compete.
With servers based in Europe, Asia and North America you can be sure your site is hosted close to your audience to maximize your speeds. And further, A2 offers a solid 100GB of disk space, meaning you can host multiple sites without risking running out of space. A2 offers high performance on a budget.
SiteGround comes recommended by the community on WordPress so you know it’s been tried and tested, and found to work well. Whilst they aren’t going to win any awards for their speeds – which at 756ms remain respectable and functional – they do many things right which is why they’re a favorite amongst WordPress users.
SiteGround offers free website transfers meaning you can switch hosters with no additional cost, and with a reputation for exemplary customer service you’ll sleep easy. They are also technically adept at optimizing your site and have a range of options to speed up your loading times, including image optimization. Transferring to SiteGround has a range of advantages, therefore, for those who are unhappy with their current host. At $6.99/month on the cheapest plan, SiteGround isn’t a budget option but in terms of customer service and support you’ll definitely get what you pay for.
With plenty of WordPress hosting options to choose from, you can be sure to find something that suits your needs. BlueHost is probably the preferred option on the market, but there are a few competitors now offering great value for money and fully serviced sites and with in-built site builders, Hostinger will appeal to those starting from scratch. Find the best web host for you in 2021 and see your sales soar.
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Author Bio :
George J. Newton is a project manager at Nextcoursework.com. He likes to stay on top of tech trends and digital issues and has consulted with many small businesses on web and digital practices. He lives in Flagstaff, AZ with his wife and two children.