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!
24/7 Fast USA based suppport
Liquid Web has trademarked "The most helpful humans in hosting". Their high quality support might be the number one reason to go with this web host. If you have mission critical sites such as an important ecommerce store or a popular blog that you need to keep online all the time this host very well might be your best choice. They offer 24/7 live chat tech support, phone support and ticket support. They guarantee support response in just 59 seconds. All of their support is based in the USA providing the highest quality of english speaking support!
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.
You can host a maximum of 20 WordPress sites with this plan. You can also maximum get 400.000 pageviews per month to your websites before you would need to upgrade. These are pretty high limits compared with similar hosts.
Annual billing - Monthly avg price
As with all of our listed web hosting plans on WHCompare.com, you need to pay for a year to get the listed price. This includes 2 months for free! You can get the 2 free months every year of your hosting, as long as you select yearly billing. The price should stay the same after your initial year.
Free website migrations
You can move to Pressable really easy with their free managed website migration offer. It is available for up to 5 websites, but they notified me that they soon will offer more website migrations once their plugin to do so for them are finished.
Expert WordPress support
Pressable offers WordPress training material and free expert web hosting and WordPress support when needed. 24/7 ticket support is included while live chat support costs extra.
Other included features
You'll get a premium CDN by StackPath included with your hosting for ensuring fast load times globally. That CDN is worth around $10 per month. You'll also get the Premium version of the popular Jetpack plugin which is worth $9/mo. This plugin includes 100+ WordPress themes, image and video CDN, malware scan and removal, lazy loading of images, daily backups for your site kept for 30 days, website stats and Analytics integration.
You'll also get daily offsite backups stored on the secure Amazon S3 included with every Pressable hosting plan.
If you need to upgrade you can do so and they will migrate up to 5 of your sites for free to the more powerful server and your billing will protate.
Adult WordPress hosting allowed
This is one of the few WordPress web hosting plans that actually allow adult sexual content to be hosted with them. You will need to ask their support though as each such site with will have to be approved individually.
You need to select yearly billing to get the listed price which includes 2 months for free.
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.
Same price whether you pay monthly or yearly. Price is currently on sale by 25% to 33% which means you get a decent discount for your first order. You can lock in a long length billing cycle for maximum discount!
All Hostwinds plans with cPanel have auto SSL which give all your websites https for free and automatically. The cost of upgrading to SSD drives depends on which VPS plan you choose. SSD is optional, but we included the cost for that feature in our price. cPanel VPS licence costs $13/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 makes sure your data is safe and accessible and costs only $1/mo and is performed daily. WindSpeed is a one time service offered by Hostwinds which claims to be able to provide information which can be used to significantly speed up a website. Windshield is a security extra which adds a shield to your site.
Data center location
Choose between Seattle and Dallas in the USA to be your server's location.
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 been amazing to me and 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 have 24/7 live chat sales support on their website (popup in the bottom right when visiting their website from a desktop computer).
If you need web hosting on a server in the USA then I would strongly suggest to consider a Hostwinds plan. They get good scores from me for having lots of payment options, USA based support team, long money back guarantees and the best uptime guarantees. They also allow adult content to be hosted with them on all of their plans.
I would have liked to see SSD storage as in included feature at no extra cost. The possibility to scale up or down your plan (except disk space, that can't be scaled down) like in the cloud is neat. With a huge selection of 10 different VPS plans you are sure to find a plan that suits your needs.