Top 10 WordPress Hosting for the Best Performance and Security

In this post I will talk about Top 10 WordPress Hosting for the Best Performance and Security base on our team wordpress development and experience from 2006 until now. In our working years, we collected the feedback and reviews from our customers around 200 customers about the hosting what they are using to have the top 10 wordpress hosting list as we share to you now.

top 10 wordpress hosting

Do we need the top wordpress hosting?

I has acted as a wordpress server administrator in a server R&D team for years, so that I understand very clear why we need a fast wordpress site. I can say “Sure”, anyone need the top and the best wordpress hosting with the best performance and security to give them the peace in mind to focus to their main business. So if you meet one of these problems then I highly recommend you keep continue reading my blog post and choose the hosting package you like in my top 10 wordpress hosting companies.

  • You want to get started with WordPress and you are on way to choose the best wordpress hosting
  • You already got a wordpress site up and running but it doesn’t fast enough
  • Your wordpress site meet malware problem and you want to move the best wordpress security hosting company where they can take care all of security for you
  • Your server and wordpress site down all of time because of high traffic
  • Your wordpress site is too slow
  • You want your wordpress site can have full caching support with the best server configuration for wordpress
  • You are tired with wordpress server and hosting management and take care the down time, you want some full managed wordpress hosting package so you can focus 100% to your main business

Now let ‘s figure out the best wordpress hosting in our top 10 wordpress hosting for the best performance and security.

Top 10 WordPress Hosting for the Best Performance and Security

To get the order list we collect the information base on:

  • WordPress Compatibility: at least they have the hosting package what is designed to work best for wordpress not just general hosting.
  • Price
  • Disk Space & Bandwidth.
  • Security & Auto Backup
  • WordPress Speed & Performance.
  • WordPress Expert Support & Average Response Time.
  • Multi-Location Server & CDN.
  • Extra bonus: Free site moving, Free domain, money back guarantee
  • Big Brand Name: it must be big & global brand name with high trust profile.

And here is the our current list:

1. SiteGround WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $3.95/month (60% OFF)
  • FREE DOMAIN for life + Free site moving
  • WordPress Security, Auto Backup & Auto Upgrade support
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee
  • WordPress Optimized Server set up
  • WordPress Expert Support: Average 7 minutes response as ticket and no waiting time by Phone support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU, Asia
  • CDN supported: CloudFlare
  • SuperCacher: Unique Caching Feature include Memcached, Google speed, Static Cache, Varnish Proxy cache
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Homepage: http://www.siteground.com

One-Click install wordpress + Free domain can help you start up a new wordpress site in minute, other than that they own a fully security and backup system what help us very much to make our wordpress site work very reliable.

With SiteGround, they impress me a lot because of the support response time. I see the average response time of them is 7 minutes but I never wait more than 5 minutes to get the response. I don’t have to take any phone call for years now. Just send them request ticket and the problem will be solve right away.

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In additional, we set SiteGround as the top #1 in wordpress hosting because of the Supercacher. SuperCacher is the unique feature what is only supported by SiteGround include the combination of caching and performance tools such as Memcached, Google Speed, Static Cache, Varnish Cache… what can help the wordpress faster very much. The true thing is 100% our customers happy with SiteGround WordPress Hosting package. We highly recommend you try SiteGround if you are on way to get new or choose the new wordpress hosting.

2. WPEngine Managed WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $29/month
  • Free site moving + Initialize WordPress Set up
  • FREE Security, Auto Backup, Auto Upgrade & Malware remove service
  • Anytime Money Back Guarantee
  • WordPress Optimized Server set up
  • WordPress Expert Support & Managed
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU(London), Asia
  • CDN ready supported
  • Internal Caching Support and Configuration
  • Managed WordPress Hosting 24/7
  • Homepage: http://wpengine.com

First of all, we need to know that WPEngine is a Premium Managed WordPress Hosting service what include everything to get your wordpress site installation, configuration, maintenance and customization to get live as soon as possible. That ‘s why it ‘s expensive. This service take you 100% free hand to handle your business, they will take care and maintain the site to make sure it work best. You can sleep well at home even though some days your site suddenly get a huge traffic or an attack from hacker to your website. WPEngine always stay there to monitor your site and fix the problem.

With a lot of experience and big profile in WordPress world, it ‘s easy to say WPEngine is Leading in Managed WordPress Hosting.

If you don’t have time to manage wordpress site and you are going to hire a webmaster or a developer to manage it, then WPEngine is a perfect choice for you to save money, WPEngine is still very cheap if you hire a webmaster to take care wordpress site. Take a managed wordpress hosting then we highly recommend you take WPEngine to take care your site.

3. A2 Hosting WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $4.97/month (17% OFF)
  • Solid State Drive Speed Boost – Up To 300% Faster Page Loads!
  • Unlimited Disk & Bandwidth
  • Server Rewind Backups + Perpetual Security w/ Free HackScan
  • Hassle-Free 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • WordPress Optimized Server set up
  • 24/7/365 US-Based Guru Crew WordPress Expert Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU, Asia
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Homepage: http://www.a2hosting.com

No need any advantage caching solution, no need to much configuration and set for wordpress site, your wordpress still can work faster 300% with SSDs (Solid State Drive) and unique server set up for wordpress. In this case, you only need WordPress Super Cache or W3 Total Cache wordpress plugin with Disk Cache only to get your wordpress fly.

4. Nexcess WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $11.95/month
  • Free site moving
  • WordPress Security Enhancements, Auto Backup
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee
  • Nexcess WordPress Optimization Server
  • WordPress Expert Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU, Asia
  • CDN system support
  • Memcached 256MB/512MB
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Homepage: http://www.nexcess.net

A little more expensive than normal hosting package but Nexcess is deserved to charge the price like that with their service. They not only provide the normal hosting and throw all of website part to you but also they take care your problems to help you build your website and get it run live. Other than that, Nexcess will take care your down time (what not happen from server site but your website code) and notify to you.

Nexcess are listed in #4 in our top 10 wordpress because of the price, other than that, they are good enough to be the #1. With memcached support limited, it ‘s more than enough to handle your site with 10k/day visits.

If you are willing pay for your web hosting then I highly recommend you try Nexcess, you will be very happy then 🙂

5. Hosting24 WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $4.84/month (62% OFF)
  • Unlimited Disk Space & Bandwidth
  • FREE DOMAIN
  • Antivirus Scanner (ClamAV), Auto Backup Weekly
  • 30 DAY Money Back Guarantee
  • WordPress Optimized Server
  • WordPress Expert Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU
  • CDN CloudFlare
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Homepage: http://www.hosting24.com

Hosting24 provide service in US and EU but I think you should choose if you are going to use for EU website. Not have unique feature as siteground or any special caching support but hosting24 still help us comfortable with the good speed they provide. It ‘s more than enough for a wordpress website under 5k visits/day on the first plan.

6. Arvixe WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $4/month
  • FREE DOMAIN for life
  • Unlimited Space / Unlimited Data Transfer
  • WordPress Security, Auto Backup
  • 60 DAYs Money Back Guarantee
  • Fully adheres to all WordPress hosting system requirements
  • WordPress Expert Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU
  • CDN CloudFlare
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Homepage: http://www.arvixe.com

Not too much different from normal web hosting company, but Arvixe support both .NET and PHP in the same hosting package if you buy Windows hosting. But still, if you don’t really need, we highly recommend you only buy PHP hosting package what is optimized for wordpress. Arvixe is a good choice for US and EU webmaster.

7. WebHostingHub WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $3.99/month
  • FREE DOMAIN first year
  • FREE site moving
  • 1,000’s of FREE Customizable Themes
  • Unlimited Space / Unlimited Data Transfer
  • WordPress Security, Wizard Backup
  • 90 DAYs FULL Money Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 US Technical Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU
  • Homepage: http://www.webhostinghub.com/wordpress-hosting.html

Good price, fast set up, wordpress support very quick and focus to the problem are what WebHostingHub impress us in the first time we use their service. The friendly staffs with the wordpress server expert are all of what we need for our wordpress site and run smooth. It ‘s nice to have a cheap hosting provider with high quality like that.

8. Inmotion WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $5.99/month
  • FREE DOMAIN first year
  • FREE SITE Transfer
  • High Grade Hardware & Max Speed Zones
  • Unlimited Space / Unlimited Data Transfer
  • WordPress Security, Auto Backup daily
  • Free Google AdWords Credits $75
  • 90 DAYs Money Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 US Technical Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU
  • Homepage: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/wordpress-hosting

With 16,000 customer compliments in 2013, in addition to award winning technical support and 99.9% uptime, InMotion Hosting’s WordPress Hosting is optimized for the active blogger. With the Speed Zone technology, top of the line security features, and business class servers ensure your WordPress will run smoothly and securely.

It ‘s always cool to go with them and at least if you are going to start with adwords then it ‘s a very good choice for you. Even though no caching support for shared hosting plan it ‘s still keep the speed good enough for the most customers.

9. DreamHost WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $8.95/month
  • FREE DOMAIN & Domain WHOIS Privacy for Life
  • FREE SITE Transfer
  • WordPress-optimized
  • Unlimited Storage & Bandwidth
  • WordPress Security, Auto Backup daily
  • 90 DAYs Money Back Guarantee
  • $100 Google Adwords FREE
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • Multi-Location Server: US, EU
  • Homepage: http://www.dreamhost.com

16 years in hosting industry and only focus to WordPress hosting to get it work fast as possible. DreamHost take us a little more money monthly as normal but it can keep a high trust behind the price. In another good wordpress hosting, DreamHost is highly recommended because of their supporter experience and tools. They cover everything just in minute.

10. Green Geeks WordPress Hosting

  • Price: $3.96/month (discount from 7.95)
  • FREE DOMAIN for Life
  • FREE SITE Transfer
  • FREE Marketing Package
  • Unlimited Storage & Bandwidth
  • WordPress Security, Backup
  • 30 DAYs Money Back Guarantee
  • 24 / 7 / 365 North American Support
  • ONE-CLICK install WordPress
  • Multi-Location Server: US
  • Homepage: http://www.greengeeks.com

Even though it is as the last one in our top list but 100% our customers happy with their service too. I think not too many customers don’t choose GreenGreeks because of the User Interface. Not sure what you feel but I think their website is not too good enough to impress us in the first time to see. And they only have server data center in US. Other than that they are a very choice to handle WordPress site.

In the summary, we highly recommend you choose our first choice in top list with SiteGround WordPress Hosting package for your self-host wordpress site and WPEngine for Managed wordpress hosting site. From 2006 until now and we still keep working in WordPress world with our customers to collect the feedback, maybe the list of top 10 wordpress hosting can be changed in the near future, you can get back to see if the list change. Or just contact us, we will get you in our notification list.

Thanks for reading!!!

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31 comments

  1. I am in US and I am using Arvixe as our main hosting service for all of company projects. I don’t think it ‘s the 4th in top list. Maybe you didn’t try it?

    • Hi Laura, our top 10 wordpress hosting base on the real performance and what our customers feedback. Maybe the #1 is not the fastest one but it should be best base on all of features: speed, security, support, backup, price … But here I believe the #1 choice here will work faster than the #4, if your site are global website (your website ‘s users are global on the globe, not in a specific country).

      And our answer is, we already tried before doing the article, now your turn to try and see. And feel free to tell us what you think after you try. Thanks

  2. I believe when you show this list you must base on the limited traffic, can you tell me how ‘s your site traffic?

    • I believe the traffic will base on the hosting package of each hosting company. That ‘s mean for the same company you will choose different package if your site have different traffic. But if your site take < 1000 visits/day then you can choose the smallest package.

  3. The traffic what your site can serve belong to how you optimize wordpress site very much. And it belong to how many plugins and what your plugin do too. But for basic wordpress site, it ‘s easy to serve 3000 visits/day for basic hosting package

  4. When you say top 10 then I believe you only focus the #1. I believe you vote them the best because it bring you the most money, right?

    • Jacky, first of all, I would say “Yes” that we will get a little commission if you buy hosting via our link, they are all aff links. But if you check the number, the first one is not the most value we get. We have this list belong to the hosting research result in practice, not base on the commission.

      • Ah, yes, the #1 even the lowest one. Sorry to say something wrong. Keep researching for the good article and reviews. Thanks David

  5. I am using Arvixe and it is working really well, not sure why it ‘s still in number #6 in rank. Why????

  6. Don’t see iPage, why ‘s that? It ‘s very popular

    • We tested the performance of iPage and see it doesn’t work well. It even get a lot of down time so that we don’t get it in our list. If your site work well on iPage, please send it to us, we will check it again. Thanks Nancy

  7. WPEngine and Nexcess are too expensive since others got better price. Why ‘s that?

    • They are expensive because their service to take care your site like a webmaster, I only refer them if you don’t have time to look at and check your site daily. It ‘s almost the option for big company with big traffic site.

    • I don’t think we should try the too expensive hosting like that, maybe they don’t do the optimization process enough to save money. Almost tasks need to do by human since almost they can do automatic by code what is tested and serve right away.

  8. Thanks for the very detail listing and options for wordpress hosting. I am using A2 Hosting, I don’t see any reason why SiteGround is better than A2 hosting in wordpress hosting. Do you check them carefully?

    • To me SiteGround ‘s better and faster because they support supercacher what included memcached, varnish, CDN … much more better 🙂

  9. (1) and (3) are the best wordpress hosting options. I don’t think (2) is good since it charge too much but the quality is just the same others. You did a great research to have this list but I think you just need to list 3 best options

  10. That ‘s nice to know your top list. I think the #1 is good to start. Others I have no time to check. Hope other guys will give me their experience on them.

  11. Does anyone choose WPEngine? Can you send me your URL so I can check the performance? Thanks a lot

  12. Just keep going with the #1 option then I can make sure you are always in a good place. Thanks for a nice blog post.

  13. I would recommend the #2 choice. I am using their service for a long time. I didn’t try the #1 option yet, I guess it should work well too. But I can confirm the #2 with A2 will work well.

  14. Hello Sir,
    It’s actually a great and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you just shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

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