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Price: $264 first year ($22.00/mo)

Type: Cloud Hosting

Location: Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: 24/7 Live Tech Support, CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 50 GB

Bandwidth: 2 TB

Payment: Credit Card

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Top web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud hosting companies in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and an expert support team ready to assist. Cloudways gives away free trial accounts to anyone that want to try them out. The trial lasts for 3 days, and you don't even need to enter any credit card details to try it out. It is available for all of the different cloud hosting providers they are partners with, but only for starter plans. You can quickly scale the web server after the trial though, to meet your server resource requirements.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily off-site backups

You can choose how often you want to have backups generated. You can also choose how long they should be retained. It is even possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans unfortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

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Price: $299.9 first year ($24.99/mo)

Renewal: $359.9/year ($29.99/mo)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

Optional Extras: Show? Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Need to pay for at least 1 year in advance to get this price. $29.99/mo with a month-to-month contract. Get discounted hosting with a 3 year plan: $19.99/mo.

All of the Bluehost web hosting plans include a FREE Domain. Domain Whois Privacy costs an extra $0.99/mo with this plan which is pretty expensive compared with some domain name registars that give away this for free. All their VPS plans comes with SSD storage included in the price. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have Рat least if you really need your site to always be 100% healthy and to reduce the potential downtime from malware and virus attacks by hackers. The SEO extra feature costs $2.99/mo and is not something I would recommend considering how the product (which consists of SEO guides) can easily be replaced by free info found on reputable site online РMore info here.

Data center location

Servers are located in the USA, in Provo in Utah.

Conclusion

Lots of power at a low prices ranks the Bluehost VPS plans as some of the best value plans you can get. Decent amount of SSD storage, a free domain and also live support are great benefits for choosing this plan.

However, the 30 day money back guarantee could be longer, and they could have accepted more payment options. They also do not allow adult content to be hosted on their servers.

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Price: $300 first year ($25.00/mo)

Type: Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, India, UK, USA

Features: CDN, Daily Backups, Expert WP Support, HTTP/2, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Staging Site

Optional Extras: Show? Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.

Space: 3 GB

Max Websites: 1

Payment: Credit Card

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Pricing

You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.

Plan limits

This plan is limited to up to 20.000 monthly visitors and 1 WP installation. The included CDN is limited to 50 GB/mo. These are not hard limits, and your sites will continue to function if you exceed these numbers, it will cost extra though. $1 per 1.000 visit and $0.1 per GB CDN usage. You can also easily change into a more powerful plan, or a less powerful plan, with 1 click in your hosting dashboard.

WordPress hosted on the Google Cloud

With Kinsta you can host your WP site on lightning-fast Google data centers, all connected on their private global fiber network.

Data center location

Choose between the following 15 data centers: USA - Iowa, Oregon, South Carolina, Northern Virginia or Europe - Belgium, Germany, England, Netherlands or Asia - Singapore, India, Japan, Taiwan or Australia - Sydney or South America - Brazil or Canada.

Hosting plan features

With expert WordPress support, fast SSD storage, HTTP/2, Nginx and free CDN this plan is one of the absolute best choices for WordPress hosting. Maybe the fastest hosting of them all. The CDN is delivered by KeyCDN. Kinsta also does server level caching and offers a custom developed caching plugin for WordPress with auto purging when changes are made to your site.

Daily backups included is also really nice and adds even more value to this plan. With the staging area feature you can easily create a copy of your site and test out new changes and plugins then push them to your live site with a click.

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Price: $299.4 first year ($24.95/mo)

Type: WordPress Hosting

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, DDoS Protection, Expert WP Support, FREE Domain Privacy, HTTP/2, Jetpack, Nginx Web Server, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, USA Based Support, WAF, WP-CLI

Optional Extras: Show? WordPress Migration Service.

Space: 30 GB

Max Websites: 1

Payment: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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To get the price of $24.95/ mo you need to pre pay for 1 year of hosting. If you want to pay on a month-to-month basis the price will be slightly higher: $29.95/mo.

Plan features

The DreamPress hosting plans has lots of bells and whistles for your WordPress site. They will install WP for you with several plugins and themes that are considered "battle-tested" by DreamHost. They promise to serve your web pages lightning fast with features like SSD storage, Object Caching, HTTP2, PHP 7 and the Jetpack plugin. You also get access to WordPress Expert Support 24/7.

Migrating to DreamPress

The WordPress Migration Service costs $99 and promises to seamlessly move your WordPress installation over to your new hosting without downtime. It costs $99 which I think is a bit expensive considering you are also moving your hosting to this company. It could be good value though if you have lots of content and plugins that would make your site a real hassle to move and might require paid plugins to get the job done anyways.

Domain price

A .com domain is $11.99 for the first year and slightly more after that, which is great considering that the Whois Privacy is free.

Conclusion

They only accept credit and debit cards and that is a slight drawback. The 30-day money back guarantee is OK. The limiting of how many websites you can host is another drawback. Or at least it could be if you have multiple sites.

The performance features of the DreamPress plans are nice and will help your sites load fast with features like Brotli compression, HTTP/2 and the Nginx web server. Your site will also get HTTPS by default. If you outgrow your DreamPress plan you can upgrade with a simple click of the mouse unless you are already hosted with the most powerful plan.

Dreamhost states that this plan is suitable for websites with around 30.000 monthly visitors. You get the premium version of the Jetpack plugin which has a value of $299/year and you get 3 calls/mo to your own Concierge Phone Support if needed! 1-click install of Woo Commerce is an optional extra.

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