What is a good hosting company for a wordpress site?

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I am looking for a hosting company that is reliable (very good uptime and consistent performance), very fast hosting, and is a good price.

I have a few domains so anything that can support more than one domain on a hosting plan is a big plus.


Also, I don't need much hosting space. 1gb-2gb is probably plenty. And 300gbs of bandwidth is likely enough too.
Just looking for speed, reliability, and cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinSkeen
    You have a lot of choices as Wordpress is prevelant. I have heard that hostgator is reasonable and reliable. I'm sure others have suggestions. I use a different service and it has been good to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author crolsen89
      HostGator is great. I have a WordPress site hosted with them, along with another site and they've been great. For $8/month you can host unlimited domains with unlimited bandwidth and disk space (or so they say). They've also got 24/7 customer service and they're VERY friendly to talk to if you've got any questions whatsoever.
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  • Profile picture of the author rg0205
    I'm on bluehost and they've been doing well for me. You can also find coupon codes on the net to get the hosting for cheaper.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaverickWil
    Looking at your needs though, Hostgator should do fine on a lower budget.

    However, I highly recommend BlueHost (bluehost.com). You can't go wrong with it. I've been hosting my WP blogs on them without any hiccups for years. Support is top notch too.
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  • Profile picture of the author heavyjay
    HostMonster is also very good. They offer unlimited bandwidth and hosting space, and you can host as many domains as you want. They also offer your first domain free for life. Right now they have a promo going for $5.95 a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
    HostGator, BlueHost and HostNine work quite well.

    Avoid Dreamhost. They've been known cancel accounts if you use popular WordPress plugins like All-in-One SEO because they call it a 'spam tool'. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanStuart
    fatchow or justhost can give you cheaper deal ,what they offer is less then $5 per month for unlimited space and speed
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  • Profile picture of the author arkueckelhan
    Thanks for the suggestions you guys.

    My concern with Hostgator and the likes though is this: They offer unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth with unlimited domains. This causes two problems.

    1) obviously offering unlimited at such a low price isn't possible so I suppose they have slower speeds.

    2) unlimited domains attracts people with 100's of low quality sites that would make google mark these servers down in the rankings.


    What do you guys think about these statements?
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    • Profile picture of the author LynnM
      Originally Posted by arkueckelhan View Post

      Thanks for the suggestions you guys.

      My concern with Hostgator and the likes though is this: They offer unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth with unlimited domains. This causes two problems.

      1) obviously offering unlimited at such a low price isn't possible so I suppose they have slower speeds.

      2) unlimited domains attracts people with 100's of low quality sites that would make google mark these servers down in the rankings.


      What do you guys think about these statements?
      1) Add the plugin WP Super Cache to your blog and you shouldn't have a problem with loading time.

      2) Where a site ranks depends on the site itself - it needs good keywords, correct onsite optimization and backlinks. Seo in other words.


      Lynn
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      Originally Posted by arkueckelhan View Post

      1) obviously offering unlimited at such a low price isn't possible so I suppose they have slower speeds.

      2) unlimited domains attracts people with 100's of low quality sites that would make google mark these servers down in the rankings.


      What do you guys think about these statements?
      They're both incorrect.

      On #1, this isn't 2000, but 2010. Server load balancing and other server management techniques insure a rather stable and fast platform at a relatively low cost these days.

      On #2, this isn't a consideration today given that shared hosting IP addresses may have 1000's of domains each. Google is smart enough not to apply this kind of blanket penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author rayx
    You should have fantastico and be able to add unlimited domains... I recommend hostgator personally
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
    Originally Posted by arkueckelhan View Post

    I am looking for a hosting company that is reliable (very good uptime and consistent performance), very fast hosting, and is a good price.

    I have a few domains so anything that can support more than one domain on a hosting plan is a big plus.


    Also, I don't need much hosting space. 1gb-2gb is probably plenty. And 300gbs of bandwidth is likely enough too.
    Just looking for speed, reliability, and cheap.
    Hi there,
    I use bluehost myself and they are incredible. Since I have been with them for like a yr now they have never had a down time. So this is my preferred hosting company. They are not as cheap as host gator but for the service they provide I am more than happy to buy hosting from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    If you plan to have a few blogs I'd get a reseller account. Much easier to manage multiple sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author bocaj
    I like HostGator,


    there chill.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeapingHorse
    JustHost gets my vote - use the code "50off" for 50% off ($40 for a full year with a free domain)
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