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  1. Mohsin
    Mohsin March 5, 2013 at 07:37 | | Reply

    Thanks Jean, what I found from using Bluehost and Hostgator is that they offer really cheap rates for new customers, but in some cases more than double of that when you want to renew. They do not care about loyalty and returning customers are penalised instead of being rewarded.

  2. Bob
    Bob March 6, 2013 at 00:26 | | Reply

    All of those hosting companies you have listed employ shameful false advertising. There is no such thing as ‘unlimited disk space / Bandwidth”. Don’t believe me? try and buy a hard drive that has unlimited storage capacity. It doesn’t exist. Even if you bought every single hard drive in the world, you would still be a long way from ‘unlimited’.

    They all have ‘reasonable use’ clauses buried in their terms of service. This completely invalidates their front page claims of ‘unlimited’. How this blatant false advertising is legally permitted is beyond me…

  3. Michael Scott
    Michael Scott March 6, 2013 at 15:48 | | Reply

    Nice review Jean… there are a few I have yet to try. Finding a reliable hosting service lately has seemed to be challenging. We’ve tried 3 over the last 9 months…maybe time to give WestHost a shot.

  4. Jeff Safire
    Jeff Safire March 26, 2013 at 18:09 | | Reply

    I have 4 WP sites and 4 HTML sites hosted at Dreamhost, for a total of 2 years. After success with the first site, I migrated the 7 others from [email protected], which is the worst host ever. Horrible. Anyway, although several people have complained about Dreamhost’s tech support, I have nothing but praise. They have helped me get through 2 emergencies on 2 domains.

  5. Jack Luu
    Jack Luu July 4, 2013 at 17:10 | | Reply

    thanks for sharing Jean, I really found this article usefull, I will consider following these instructions when find host for my blog

  6. hackrepair
    hackrepair September 24, 2013 at 19:22 | | Reply

    SSD shared hosting is the current future. Once you’ve “felt” a secure managed SSD shared website host you’ll never want to go back to one of those “Walmart” hosts ever again. Just ask me and I’ll recommend a few low cost options and give a demonstration if you’d like. The world has changed…

  7. Liz
    Liz January 5, 2014 at 05:17 | | Reply

    Jean,
    How’s life in the warmth? Quick Q from your native Malta: we’re looking into hosting for several of our domains, and were thinking of Bluehost. Alex and I wish to have more control over our blogs. But we wish to retain our domains with Godaddy. On the first sign-up screen of Bluehost, it doesn’t seem to give an option to just point domains. It seems to require transfer, or am I missing something? I was also thinking of host9. Would that be a better option, as it does talk about just pointing current domains? Tnx and may see you come Malta’s summer!

  8. Jim Walker
    Jim Walker January 5, 2014 at 10:57 | | Reply

    Or, instead of comparing on price, or because they are giving better than usual affiliate payouts this week, why not consider using facts which we can all test and verify?

    Below are what I’ve compiled using the WordPress Benchmark plugin.
    “Just the facts ma’am”

    BlueHost VPS ($59.99 per Month)
    CPU Speed: 22,842 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 4.03 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 2,542 Queries/Sec

    DreamPress WordPress Hosting ($19.95 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 8,293 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 18.78 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 776 Queries/Sec

    Godaddy Shared Hosting ($5.99 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 19,082 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 2.39 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 1,051 Queries/Sec

    Hostgator Shared Hosting Reseller ($24.99 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 14,625 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 5.47 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 1,577 Queries/Sec

    Media Temple (gs) Grid-Service ($20.00 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 15,707 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: will not load
    Database Queries per Second: will not load

    TVC.Net SSD cPanel Hosting, ($3.00 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 45,233 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 7.71 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 3,422 Queries/Sec

    WPEngine Professional ($99.00 / Month)
    CPU Speed: 22,121 BogoWips
    Network Transfer Speed: 4.51 Mbps
    Database Queries per Second: 176 Queries/Sec

  9. Madiha
    Madiha March 23, 2014 at 12:46 | | Reply

    this is very good post

  10. Dave
    Dave May 18, 2014 at 07:06 | | Reply

    Regarding some of the smaller companies – I’ve been using HostAwesome for a little while now, and even though they’re a relatively newer WP Host, the service and support could not be more fantastic. In the end, I believe that quality of support really trumps most of the other things, and that everyone should be looking at that first, even above things like site speed.

  11. plose2009bx
    plose2009bx November 12, 2014 at 22:06 | | Reply

    Why are some WordPress Hosting so expensive?
    Is there really such a difference between something like Websynthesis.com ($47) Pagely.com (24$) or WpEngine (29$) and something like MyWoHo.com (1$) or Bluehost.com (3.5$)?

    Or is the reason why most blogs list only companies like websynthesis, pagely or wpengine the fact that this companies earn 30-40 times what others earn and that they can spend this money in advertising?

  12. Luke
    Luke December 12, 2015 at 11:48 | | Reply

    Nice article. I bought a shared hosting at http://rosehosting.com at very affordable price and I’m completely happy with the service. I would recommend everyone to try them.

  13. Narmail Singh
    Narmail Singh September 21, 2017 at 04:38 | | Reply

    Good insights in hosting companies.nice to see you have touched many points.You can find and compare various hosting plans at http://www.comparemyhost.com/ and choose which one suits you best.

  14. Madeline
    Madeline July 27, 2018 at 03:55 | | Reply

    Nice article. Thanks a lot.

  15. Jim
    Jim July 27, 2018 at 07:09 | | Reply

    If you could find a web host who has been in business for over 20 years, responds to all customer service requests in minutes, provides email, chat and voice support, and who does not have a single negative review within Google search over the past 10 years, would you consider them?

  16. Naman Modi
    Naman Modi September 24, 2018 at 02:40 | | Reply

    I appreciate it!. I really like it when people get together and share ideas. I like this post,enjoyed this one appreciate it for putting up. When looking for well-managed WordPress hosting provider, there are specific attributes you focus on. Of course, many claims to offer the best WordPress hosting services in the industry. It is important to do a background check on them. Read product reviews to find out if a web hosting service has what you are looking for. Having more useful features means that you will have to spend more. Take a look at plans and packages and find out whether they meet with your budget estimates. Don’t spend too much on plans that you don’t exactly need especially if you are starting out. You can upgrade your packages as your website grows.

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