Price (3 years): $20.17/mo ($726.1)
Price (2 years): $20.17/mo ($484.1)
Price (1 year): $20.17/mo ($242)
Price (1 month): $25.99/mo
Renewal: $311.9/year ($25.99/mo)
Type: VPS Hosting
Location: EU or USA
Features: 1 Gbps, Dedicated IP, SSD Storage, USA Based Support
Control Panel: cPanel
CPU: 1 Core
RAM: 1 GB
Storage: 30 GB
Bandwidth: 1 TB
Optional extras: Basic Server Monitoring, C-class IP addresses, cPanel, Daily Backups, DDOS protected IP addresses, IP addresses, Softaculous, SSD Storage.
Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.999% Uptime
Notice: Hostwinds recommends at least 2 GB ram for cPanel web hosting.
You can lock in a long billing cycle for the best discount. These web hosting plans will renew for the same period length as your initial order, but without the discount.
Scale the VPS
The possibility to scale up or down your plan (except disk space – disk space can’t be scaled down) like in the cloud is neat.
All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which gives all your websites https for automatically for and for free.
Now all of the VPS plans by Hostwinds have SSD storage by default.
A cPanel cloud license costs $15/mo, and that is also included in our listed price to make it easier to compare with the other plans. cPanel is an optional extra. Softaculous is another $2/mo. $2/mo per extra standard IP address. Hostwinds also offer DDoS protected IP addresses, as well as C-Class IP addresses.
Basic server monitoring is another $5/mo. Cloud backups make sure your data is safe and accessible and starts at $1/mo and is performed daily.
I would suggest talking to a support representative after purchase to make sure the cloud backups are running.
24/7 USA based support team
I have mostly had great interactions with the Hostwinds technical support team. For technical support requests, you need to submit a ticket. They have always helped out fixing anything I’ve asked them.
Sometimes though they can be pretty slow with their responses and fixing server issues. This is why I would think twice about using this web host for very important websites.
If you are not that reliant on fast support, then you could save a bit by hosting with this host.
They do also have 24/7 live chat sales support on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting their website from a desktop computer).
Similarly priced options
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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
Type: VPS Hosting
Features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage
CPU: 2 Cores
RAM: 2 GB
Space: 30 GB
Optional Extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.
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.
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.
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
Optional Extras: Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Nginx Reverse Proxy, Redis.
You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.
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.
Price (1 year): $24.95/mo ($299.4)
Type: WordPress Hosting
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
Optional Extras: WordPress Migration Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.