05 Oct 2017

The Best performing WordPress Hosting companies in 2017

The Best performing WordPress Hosting companies in 2017

Whether it is WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Magento, if the hosting provider is poor, you can never have a smooth running database. As a website owner, your satisfaction level is dependent on the functionality of the site. But, it is not possible for you (and us) to get a new hosting provider in every month and check their performances. It is really difficult to select the “best” hosting provider when all of them are claiming themselves as the best!

So how can we pick the best hosting provider?

According to our opinion, there are three factors need to be accounted when selecting the hosting provider. These factors are (1) Speed and support reliability, (2) performance and (3) Pricing and the package of products/services. All of these three factors are important when you are selecting both dedicated hosting system and shared hosting system. As per the WP maintainers, a dedicated hosting system is better than the shared hosting system.

Wen host

Most of the WordPress users have their faith on three renowned service providers; such as – InMotion Hosting, SiteGround, and A2 Hosting. But, if you are looking for more options to select the best amongst the best, then check the following list of 13 proven “best” hosting providers.


SiteGround is definitely a top-ranked website hosting service provider. This service provider excels in all of the parameters that you have in your mind. Considering the features, they offer in starting pack ($3.95), it is one of the best hosting service providers you can have an affordable price. The SiteGround offers three service packages: StartUp ($3.95/month), GrowBig ($5.95/month) and GoGeek ($11.95/month). Hence, you can see that even the GoGeek package comes at an affordable price. The main benefit of using SiteGround is that they offer services for multiple websites. The response time was ~700ms, which excels the satisfaction rate.

A2 Hosting

The A2 hosting is a high powered web hosting that always meets the consumers’ unique needs. The A2 Hosting is claiming “Give your site an extra speed boost by hosting on our free SSDs. 300% faster!” So, you must be curious whether their claim is right. From a research conducted by wpsitecare.com, it is established that A2 is pretty good in improving page speed but certainly it is not 300% faster. The minimum loading time was 455ms, which is quite impressive!

Inmotion Hosting

Inmotion hosting works as fast as SiteGround and Bluehost. According to the experiment result of WpSitecare, they have one of the fastest minimum response time. InMotion maintained average 600ms speed, which is excellent. Considering the response time, the Inmotion Hosting is the best in this group. On the other hand, the hosting price is also moderate and varies on service types, such as Business Hosting ($5.99/m), VPS Hosting ($29.99/m), Dedicated Servers ($99.99/m), Reseller Hosting ($13.99/m) and WordPress Hosting ($5.99/m).


GreenGeeks is a pretty solid hosting provider with good response time. The performance of GreenGeeks in the test (an experiment conducted by WPsitecare) was quite good. Besides, they claim as the “cleanest hosting around” on their website, which they met with fair marks. They also claim “300% powered by renewable energy” used by the host, which is not reliable. However, their starting price is a little bit more than the other hosting providers ($9.95/m). Their hosting service comes with free domain name, free website migration, and 1-click installer.


The hosting package starts from as cheap as $3.19. This best web hosting package offers unlimited domains, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited hosting space and unlimited email accounts. The powerful reseller hosting starts at $15.27 with unlimited domains, WHMCS and powered by cPanel, WHM, and Plesk. However, their response time is not as good as claimed on the website. It is found that their response time jumps with the number of active users. They need to improve the performance significantly.


This service provider is a little bit more costly (~$20/m) than the other hosts featured in this blog. Considering the budget, MediaTemple may not be your first preference but, it has one of the best hosts with minimum loading time regardless the number of active users. This hosting provider manages WordPress, shared hosting, VPS hosting and AWS Cloud hosting.


The hosting service of Site5 starts from $6.95/m. all of their hosting packages come with free migration support, which is appreciable. Their hosting service is dedicated to the “serious web designers.” The minimum response time of Site5 (704.41ms) is noticeable. The minimum and maximum response time of Site5 is quite satisfactory regardless of the active users.


The web hosting opportunities offered by Eleven2 is as cheap as $2.98/m. However, it is a shared hosting. The Reseller hosting facility is offered at $9.98/m. hence, you can see they are offering quality services at a minimum price. Eleven2 is probably the smallest hosting company enlisted in this blog. Considering the performance parameter, the Eleven2 will pass with a straight A. The response time of Eleven2 is little higher than the other hosting sites included in this blog, but their overall performances are satisfactory.


The performance of DreamHost is solid and suitable. Although the minimum response time was 621.87ms, it doesn’t jump with the increasing traffic. They claim to host over 1.5 million websites, apps, and blogs – quite a big deal! This award-winning Web and WordPress hosting provider offers shared hosting at $7.95/m. This higher than the average hosting providers.


HostGator performance as a hosting provider is as good as its popularity. The minimum response time of HostGator is only 258.07ms, which is quite impressive! As claimed by the owners of the Hostgator site, they guarantee 24/7/365 support, 99.9% uptime and 45 Day Money Back. Besides, their amazing product list will excel your needs. The starting price of the package is around $3.39 if you buy the package for 5 years.


This one is probably the smallest hosting company we are going to discuss in this blog. Considering a small unit of the shared hosting provider, Eleven2 excels the clients’ expectations. Although the minimum response time of Eleven2 is average (898.61ms), it is definitely no droop. The shared hosting package starts with $2.98/mo. Hence, the package is fairly cheap. If you own a small business or personal site, Eleven2 is ideal for you and your startup.

Arvixe Hosting

Arvixe is mostly popular among the open source communities like Drupal and Joomla. Arvixe is recently expanding their services towards the WordPress users (about a year). The minimum response time of Arvixe is 2.93 seconds, which exceeds the maximum response times of many other hosting service providers. They may have small issues, but they are still a great option for the large e-commerce sites who are using Drupal or Joomla.


GoDaddy is one of the most popular hosting sites emerged within past few years. The minimum response time of GoDaddy is 483.08 ms. But, when the number of active users increases, it is found that the maximum time increases up to 4.1 minutes! This ridiculous hike in response time may concern you. When it crosses 25 user mark, it seems like their server becomes completely unresponsive, but then it took minimum 4 minutes to response back. The load test conducted by wpsitecare.com can completely make you insane.

Thought sum up

We have tried to evaluate the best WordPress hosting companies based on their response time, price detail and service quality. In this blog, 12 hosting providers are evaluated and only 3 of them are found as actually excellent. These reliable hosting sites are InMotion Hosting, SiteGround, and A2 Hosting. We constantly recommend the WordPress users to select any of them to improve their WordPress site.

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