The Top 5 Best Web Hosting Providers
- WP Engine
Read the reviews below to learn more about each of my top picks for the best web hosting companies in 2020.
1. Bluehost – Best Web Host Overall
For business owners and site managers, Bluehost is often considered to be the default choice for web hosting. They’ve been around a long time, offer great hosting at a great price, and have a great reputation for supporting their customers.
If you get stuck or have a problem, they have 24/7 support by phone or live chat. No hoops to jump through either, they place their support number right on their homepage to make it as easy as possible:
2. Hostgator – Best Scalability for Price
HostGator is another big name in small business web hosting, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
While HostGator does have an extensive self-serve knowledge base is, it doesn’t offer any sort of email support — just phone and live chat. Be prepared to get on the phone whenever you have a question.
Unlike some hosts, Hostgator does include support in all it’s plans. If you want a hosting plan that’s cheap and includes support, this is the host for you.
3. Dreamhost – Most Affordable Monthly Plans
DreamHost is notable for doing things its own way.
It doesn’t use the standard cPanel that most hosts use. It has built a completely custom control panel that you’ll use to manage your website. Many of Dreamhosts do love it but it could make things much more difficult should you ever need to migrate off Dreamhost.
I wouldn’t plan on migrations into Dreamhost to be easy either. So it’s a great option for brand new sites.
4. SiteGround – Best Customer Service
SiteGround has one of the best reputations among web hosts with a rabid fan base and glowing reviews..
Along with DreamHost and Bluehost, SiteGround is one of WordPress’s three recommended web hosts. WordPress hosting is built into all of its shared hosting plans, you’ll get automatic updates, streamlined security, and expert technical support.
5. WP Engine – Best Managed WordPress Hosting
When most people think of managed WordPress hosting, they think WP Engine.
And for good reason — it provides a truly excellent product. It does come at a price though. A fully managed WordPress host is noticeably more expensive than shared hosting providers.
WP Engine’s lowest-priced plan is $30/month, and that’s only for one 10GB site with max 25,000 visitors/month.