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$340 vs. $247

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85% vs. 84%

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100% vs. 82%

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Rating95%100

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

Type of server: Cloud, WordPress

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: ShowCloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.

Space: 3 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: 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 Viginia 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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Rating70%100

Price: $399.6 first year ($33.30/mo)

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

Features: 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 vCPU

RAM: 1.7 GB

Space: 4 GB

Bandwidth: 20 GB

Payment options: 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 last 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 offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also 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 ufortunately.

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.

Hosted with the Goolge Cloud

This cloud web server is hosted in one of the top data centers in the world, part of the Google Cloud. You do get all the benefits of being hosted on the Google Cloud and the ease and functionality and support by being a customer of the Cloudways web hosting company as well.

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 1.70 GB RAM and 1 virtual CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 virtual CPU cores and 120 GB RAM.

Storage and bandwidth prices

The Google Cloud plans comes with 20 GB of storage and just 2 GB of bandwidth, but you surely can use a lot more than that. It will be billed 0.12$ per GB of storage and $0.14 per GB of bandwidth.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - Iowa, USA - South Carolina, USA - North Virginia, USA - Oregon, Europe - London, Europe - Frankfurt, Europe - Belgium, Asia Pacific - Singapore, Asia Pacific - Sydney, Asia Pacific - Taiwan, Asia Pacific - Tokyo

Conclusion

The only reason this plan does not get top ratings of 90%+ is because of the pricing. Similar plans with similar resources per cloud server has lower prices. I don't know if the extra value of being hosted on the Google Cloud is worth the price increase.

Note: The 1 CPU core of this web server is a shared resource.

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Rating95%100

Price: $600 first year ($50.00/mo)

Type of server: Cloud, WordPress

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

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

Optional extras: ShowCloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.

Space: 6 GB

Max websites: 2

Payment options: 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 40.000 monthly visitors and 2 WP installations. The included CDN is limited to 100 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 Viginia 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: $708 first year ($59.00/mo)

Type of server: Cloud, VPS

Location: EU, USA

Features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Optional extras: ShowcPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 40 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. Liquid Web advertises their web hosting services as a fit for mission critical websites. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans are suitable for adult web hosting, but there is one exception, and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN

The cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. The performance of each vCPU core would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. The storage is 100% SSD disks. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo). This makes this web hosting plan excellent for businesses or individuals that have visitors of high importance from around the world.

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

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Price: $828 first year ($69.00/mo)

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 30 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Included plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The daily backups are kept for 30 days. The staging site feature lets you try out plugins and other modifications to your sites before putting them live onto your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it!

The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for providing super fast loading speeds for your sites. You do get SSH access, WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few adult web hosting solutions for WordPress specific web hosting. You can of course also host non-adult websites with Liquid Web, I just want to share that they do also accept adult content on their hosted websites.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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Price: $883.4 first year ($73.62/mo)

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, 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 vCPU

RAM: 3.75 GB

Space: 4 GB

Bandwidth: 20 GB

Payment options: 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 last 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 offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also 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 ufortunately.

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.

Hosted with the Goolge Cloud

This cloud web server is hosted in one of the top data centers in the world, part of the Google Cloud. You do get all the benefits of being hosted on the Google Cloud and the ease and functionality and support by being a customer of the Cloudways web hosting company as well.

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 1.70 GB RAM and 1 virtual CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 virtual CPU cores and 120 GB RAM.

Storage and bandwidth prices

The Google Cloud plans comes with 20 GB of storage and just 2 GB of bandwidth, but you surely can use a lot more than that. It will be billed 0.12$ per GB of storage and $0.14 per GB of bandwidth.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - Iowa, USA - South Carolina, USA - North Virginia, USA - Oregon, Europe - London, Europe - Frankfurt, Europe - Belgium, Asia Pacific - Singapore, Asia Pacific - Sydney, Asia Pacific - Taiwan, Asia Pacific - Tokyo

Conclusion

The only reason this plan does not get top ratings of 90%+ is because of the pricing. Similar plans with similar resources per cloud server has lower prices. I don't know if the extra value of being hosted on the Google Cloud is worth the price increase.

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Price: $948 first year ($79.00/mo)

Type of server: Cloud, VPS

Location: EU, USA

Features: CDN, cPanel, DDos Protection, Dedicated IP, Plesk, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

Optional extras: ShowcPanel, Daily Backups, IP addresses, Plesk.

CPU: 2 Cores

RAM: 2 GB

Space: 100 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime, 100% Power Uptime

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No discounts for choosing longer contracts. All prices are for month-to-month contracts. Prices does not include tax.

Premium web hosting

Liquid Web is a premium web host which offers lots and lots of hosting add-ons for security, software and performance. They have a wide selection of powerful web hosting plans available at their 3 data centers located in USA Central, USA West, and EU West. Liquid Web advertises their web hosting services as a fit for mission critical websites. All of Liquid Web's hosting plans are suitable for adult web hosting, but there is one exception, and that is when using the Akamai CDN - so don't use that if your sites contain adult content!

Fast cloud hosting w/ CDN

The cloud VPS plans from Liquid Web claims to be the fastest managed VPS servers on the planet. The performance of each vCPU core would minimum be that of a regular 2.4 GHz physical core. The storage is 100% SSD disks. The benefit of hosting in the cloud is the easy scalability at once when you need it. If your website is growing fast or might have huge traffic spikes you would be prepared with a cloud VPS plan or a cloud dedicated plan from Liquid Web. You can also scale down the amount of resources if you need to. The Cloudflare Pro CDN for one domain is included with every VPS hosting plan (worth $20/mo). This makes this web hosting plan excellent for businesses or individuals that have visitors of high importance from around the world.

cPanel or Plesk is $10/mo and is included in our listed price, you can choose to include neither to get cheaper hosting. Daily Backups costs $0.12/mo per GB and is kept for up to 90 days if you specify to keep it for that long that on the billing page. You can upgrade the monthly bandwidth limit to 10 TB for an extra $50/mo or all the way up to 20 TB for an extra $100/mo.

Data center location

Choose between hosting in USA Central, USA West or EU West. USA Central is the default and also the cheapest option. USA West and EU West will increase the monthly bill substantially. I am glad they have multiple options though!

USA based suppport

24/7 live chat support, phone support and ticket support both sales and technical. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!

Conclusion

This is great host with a large USA based support team and fast servers. It does not come cheap though which is a drawback. So is the fact that there is no money back guarantee.

Visit Liquid Web

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Rating97%100

Price: $1000 first year ($83.33/mo)

Type of server: Cloud, WordPress

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

Features: CDN, Daily Backups, Expert WP Support, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Website Migration, WP-CLI

Optional extras: ShowCloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.

Space: 10 GB

Max websites: 3

Payment options: 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 100.000 monthly visitors and 3 WP installations. The included CDN is limited to 200 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 Viginia 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: $1188 first year ($99.00/mo)

Type of server: WordPress

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, Git, Image Optimization Plugin, iThemes Sync, Managed, Nginx Web Server, Plugin Updates, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Unlimited Traffic, USA Based Support, Varnish Cache, WP-CLI

Space: 50 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Max websites: 10

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

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Included plan features

This comes with free automatic SSL for your sites. The daily backups are kept for 30 days. The staging site feature lets you try out plugins and other modifications to your sites before putting them live onto your production site. There are no limits to how many monthly users you can have, as long as your server can handle it!

The server uses Nginx, PHP 7 and Varnish caching for providing super fast loading speeds for your sites. You do get SSH access, WP-CLI and Git with this plan. This is one of the few adult web hosting solutions for WordPress specific web hosting. You can of course also host non-adult websites with Liquid Web, I just want to share that they do also accept adult content on their hosted websites.

24/7 live support

You get acees to a 24/7 expert USA based support team by phone, e-mail and chat.

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Rating80%100

Price: $1400.2 first year ($116.68/mo)

Type of server: Cloud

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

Features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, 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: 2 vCPU

RAM: 1.8 GB

Space: 4 GB

Bandwidth: 20 GB

Payment options: 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 last 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 offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also 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 ufortunately.

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.

Hosted with the Goolge Cloud

This cloud web server is hosted in one of the top data centers in the world, part of the Google Cloud. You do get all the benefits of being hosted on the Google Cloud and the ease and functionality and support by being a customer of the Cloudways web hosting company as well.

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 1.70 GB RAM and 1 virtual CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 virtual CPU cores and 120 GB RAM.

Storage and bandwidth prices

The Google Cloud plans comes with 20 GB of storage and just 2 GB of bandwidth, but you surely can use a lot more than that. It will be billed 0.12$ per GB of storage and $0.14 per GB of bandwidth.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - Iowa, USA - South Carolina, USA - North Virginia, USA - Oregon, Europe - London, Europe - Frankfurt, Europe - Belgium, Asia Pacific - Singapore, Asia Pacific - Sydney, Asia Pacific - Taiwan, Asia Pacific - Tokyo

Conclusion

The only reason this plan does not get top ratings of 90%+ is because of the pricing. Similar plans with similar resources per cloud server has lower prices. I don't know if the extra value of being hosted on the Google Cloud is worth the price increase.

Computing intensive server

These types of cloud hosting plans have more power and faster CPU cores better suitable for CPU intensive tasks

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