As a highly competitive industry, the top web hosting plans change frequently, with new companies emerging on the market, and veteran web hosts doing all they can to claw back their market lead.
Because of this, finding the right solution for your new WordPress website isn’t always easy.
That’s why we tasked our hosting experts to find us the top deals of the year, and present them to us in this easy-to-read guide to 2020’s best web hosting plans for WordPress.
The only hosting provider on our list today that comes with an official endorsement from WordPress itself, the cost of Bluehost specialist WordPress packages are competitive with other plans of this type, starting at a first-term rate of $2.95 per month.
This includes a free domain name for one year and 50GB of storage for a single website. Though the storage space restrictions may be somewhat limiting, this is otherwise a great option for those of you just starting out.
Things do get a little more expensive if you want unlimited everything.
Higher-level plans start at $4.95 for the WordPress Plus plan, which gives you unlimited storage space to host unlimited websites, plus all the standard features such as secure backups, cPanel access and automated WordPress updates.
Alternatively, you could pay just a little bit more and get the WordPress Plus Choice package for $5.45 per month. This includes all of the above plus domain privacy and automated back-ups.
The latter is particularly important because if something goes wrong, you can always roll back your website and pick up where you left off.
Along with everything we’ve already listed, we also like the fact that BlueHost’s WordPress also comes with a free SSL certificate and you do get the kind of outstanding performance and 99.9% uptime guarantee that earned Bluehost its official WordPress recommendation.
Once the undisputed king of solid WordPress hosting, iPage may have been dethroned by Bluehost but still represent exceptional value for money.
Even still, the company still provide an awesome deal for WordPress website owners, who basically have two options to choose from.
For starters, you could opt for their iPage Essential hosting plan, which for a first term fee of just $1.99 per month includes unlimited storage and bandwidth, plus a free domain name for the duration of your first term.
Uptime and performance standards are above industry average with iPage essentials, meaning this is a great value package for starting your first site.
Alternatively, the company do offer dedicated WordPress hosting solutions in the form of the $3.75 per month WP Starter plan, and the WP Essential package for three dollars more at $6.95 per month.
Both come with WordPress already installed, making them ideal for those with no previous WordPress experience. Enhanced security and performance features are also included here.
Both plans also include unlimited bandwidth and storage, one-year’s free domain name registration and a customizable control panel.
With the WP Essential package, however, you also get expert support, automatic malware removal and advanced-level SiteLock professional security which is ideal for protecting your website.
One of the more expensive WordPress specialist hosting companies, plans with inMotion range from $6.99 to $19.99 per month, which may rule them out for those who need a budget hosting solution.
For the rest of you though, inMotion are well worth a look.
All of their WordPress plans come with a free domain name, WordPress pre-installed, SSH access for smarter, faster working and a choice of data centers for better performance and reliability.
SiteGround have been in the game for a good number of years now, so it’s no surprise to see that they’ve got WordPress hosting down to a fine art-form.
Hosted on state-of-the-art servers to ensure maximum uptime and performance, the company’s plans begin at $3.95 per month.
This includes one website, 10GB of storage space and enough essential WordPress features like auto-installs and updates, daily backups, unlimited MySQL databases and unmtered traffic.
Upping the game, their Growbig package comes in at a first-time fee of $5.95 per month for which you get 20 GB of space to host unlimited websites, all of the features listed above and premium features such as 1-click WordPress staging.
Finally, the GoGeek package contains all of the above plus advanced-level features like pre-installed Git for WordPress and white-label site management. At $11.95 per month, this makes it an affordable option for agencies and web design companies, though the lower-priced plans should suffice for individuals and small businesses.