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Price (3 years): $20.00/mo ($720)

Price (1 year): $27.50/mo ($330)

Price (1 month): $30.00/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: 1-Click Installer, 24/7 Tech Support, Nginx Web Server, OPcache, Resource Scaling, SFTP, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate

OS: Linux

Management: Managed

Control Panel: Custom Built

RAM: 2 GB

Storage: 60 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

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Optional extras: MySQL VPS.

Payment: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

DreamHost allows easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for sites without a lot of traffic already. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at such low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead, they have created their own control panel. cPanel does cost about $13 per month, so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest web hosting plans.

Other features

Their team handles updating and installation of security patches, OS updates, and even WordPress versions.

The 1-click-installer lets you install things like WordPress with 1 click. Always nice to save some time 🙂

The optional MySQL starts at $15/mo. It gives your database its own virtual private server. They suggest going for this if you need to send large amounts of data between your apps and MySQL. You can scale the RAM of this server from 300 MB to 4000 MB.

Web server

Choose between Apache or Nginx.

They do not currently offer support for the Litespeed web server and cannot install it for you either. As their VPS plans do not offer root access you would need to go with another VPS plan from another host or go with the dedicated servers by DreamHost that do offer root access.

Conclusion

A great choice for low-cost VPS hosting. However, the lack of cPanel and no money-back guarantee lowers the score for these plans a little.

You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Cludways & Digital Ocean here.

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Price (3 years): $19.99/mo ($719.6)

Price (2 years): $24.99/mo ($599.8)

Price (1 year): $24.99/mo ($299.9)

Price (1 month): $29.99/mo

Renewal: $29.99/mo

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: Unlimited

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

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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 registrars that give away this for free. All their VPS plans come with SSD storage included in the price. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have - at 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 sites online - More 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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Kinsta Starter
Score95%100

Price (1 year): $25.00/mo ($300)

Price (1 month): $30.00/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

Space: 3 GB

Max Websites: 1

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

Payment: Credit Card

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/2Nginx 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 (1 year): $24.95/mo ($299.4)

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

Space: 30 GB

Max Websites: 1

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Optional Extras: WordPress Migration Service.

Payment: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Uptime, 30 Day Money Back

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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