WordPress web host overview | WP agency Webtimiser

Before you can start your website or blog with WordPress, you need a domain name and enough web space. But which hosting package is required? Which web host do you recommend? In the following comparison you will find a small selection of cheap and proven WordPress web hosts.

About the WordPress web hosts:

All WordPress web hosts listed offer good value for money and meet the minimum WordPress requirements.

The selected web hosting packages are particularly suitable for blogs and smaller websites without high traffic. If the number of visitors increases over time, all providers can upgrade to a more powerful package.

All hosting packages are shared hosting. This means that several (up to 100) websites share one server. Of course, this affects the performance of each individual website.

minimum requirements

  • PHP version 7 or higher
  • MySQL 5.0 or higher
  • 64MB memory limit
    In order for scripts and plugins to run smoothly, the PHP memory limit should be at least 64 MB or more.
  • Apache mod_rewrite
    Is important for setting the permalinks and thus enables “readable” URLs.

further criteria

  • Service/Support
    If problems should arise, fast and good support is important.
    Therefore, you should not necessarily choose a cheap hoster.
  • backups
    Most web hosts automatically create a daily backup. Restoring backups may incur additional costs. You should therefore take precautions yourself and back up WordPress regularly.
  • Server Availability
    High availability of the server is extremely important, especially for company websites. Most hosters guarantee an uptime of 99.9%.
  • 1-click install
    Many web hosts now offer a simplified WordPress installation. This can be beneficial for inexperienced users. You can find more information and instructions on how to do this in my post Installing WordPress.
  • SSL certificate
    Not only because of the GDPR, but also for security reasons, every website should run over SSL. Switching to SSL is quite easy. And most providers offer free certificates.

WordPress web hosts: overview

The following table compares prices and scope of services from three well-known and proven providers.

Alfahosting all inclusive HostEurope
price / month €6.99 €7.95 €6.99
tariff Multi XL PrivatePlus WH Medium
setup fee 0 – €14.99
Minimum contract period 1 month 1 – 12 months
domains incl. 4 5 1
SSL Incl. Incl. 1
subdomains unlimited 250 unlimited
storage space 150GB 100GB 100GB
transfer volume flat rate flat rate flat rate
databases 50 25 10
mod_rewrite/.htaccess Incl. Incl. Incl.
service 24/7 24/7 24/7
to the provider info info info

All information on prices and tariff features without guarantee. Status: 05/15/2019

Managed WordPress hosting

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In addition to the “normal” providers, there are now also special WordPress hosters. These don’t just offer you web space. Additionally, they also take care of your WordPress site. Depending on the tariff, these are the following features:

  • WordPress updates
  • Plugin and theme updates
  • Daily backup
  • staging environment
  • Free move
  • Hacker & Malware Protection

So if you are looking for an all-round carefree package, managed hosting is the right choice for you. The tariffs are a bit higher than with the other providers, but you save time and money for support.

I have only tested Raidboxes so far and can definitely recommend the service!
Here you can find my detailed test of Raidboxes.

The cheapest tariff starts at €18 per month and can be tested free of charge beforehand. The move from the old host to the new web host is also taken care of free of charge.

An alternative to raid boxes is the WordPress hoster Kinsta. In the USA he is one of the best. In the meantime there is also a German support there and is therefore also interesting for customers from Germany. You can also choose the server location, e.g. Frankfurt, by using Google Cloud services. So you have very good loading times.

However, prices only start at $30 and have a limit of 20,000 visitors per month. But the features are very extensive:

  • WordPress updates
  • Daily backup
  • staging environment
  • Free move
  • Free CDN
  • Hack & Malware Removal

Conclusion:

None of the featured WordPress web hosts did really badly. However, the web hoster alfahosting, which is also known for very good and fast support, offers the best price-performance ratio.

I myself use all-inclusive for my websites. and Host Europe. I have only had very good experiences with both hosters so far. If you need special WordPress hosting, I can recommend Raidboxes. It’s not quite as cheap, but plugin updates and backups are also taken over.

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