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Top 5 Hosting Options for WordPress Bloggers

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To self-host or hire a host; that is the question. For those who don’t want the hassle of maintaining site performance on their own, site hosting services can be an inexpensive and convenient way to keep things running. But which one to use? Here’s a list of the Top 5 web hosting services named by Top-Cheap-Web-Hosting.com (TCWH) in a recent blogger vote.

1. BlueHost

BlueHost was named the award winner for Best Web Host 2012 based numerous criteria including its blog software, blog site loading, and blog hosting technical support & price. BlueHost was also cited for having superior customer service, speed & reliability, add on features, being eco-friendly, and providing real user reviews.

The press release notes that BlueHost’s all-in-one web hosting plan is pricing at $6.95/month regularly, but now they’re offering a special 44% discount for $3.95/month only for all visitors going from this BlueHost promotional link.

2. WebHostingHub

WebHostingHub is rated as one of the best single all-in-one web hosts designed for personal and small businesses. it provides 24/7 U.S. based in-house customer service, with technical support staff who are knowledgeable, experienced, and problem-solving. You can easily contact with their staffs in seconds via live chat or toll-free telephone, and get your problem resolved in minutes.

WebHostingHub provides 90 days FULL money back guarantee. You can be refunded with the full money in first 90 days, and the balance anytime. Regularly pricing at $6.95/month, you can sign up for $3.95/month through this WebHostingHub promotional link.

3. HostMonster

HostMonster scores five out of five stars in TCWH’s overall, control panel, support and editorial reviews. HostMonster provides the most rich-featured & unlimited shared web hosting plan.

An excellent shared web hosting solution for both personal and small businesses, you can get up to $500 valued free software, tools and services, including a free domain, search engine submission, a premium SiteBuilder with 1000+ templates, email service under your brand, e-Commerce shopping cart software, etc all for $3.95/mo when using this promotional link. They also have a Money Back Guarantee.

4. InMotion

The 2011 Best Host Award winner, Inmotion is a leading, global business web host. TCWH notes that InMotion hosting is not designed to compete with other web hosts on price, but does offer unbelievably FAST and RELIABLE web hosts, with easy-to-use control panel and problem solving customer service.

Promotional pricing starts at $4.00/mo through this link and includes free automated daily backup, 90 days full money back guarantee and $100 worth of free Google AdWords credits.

5. Arvixe

Awarded as Best Cost Effective Web Host in 2011 Q1 based on its excellent reliability and affordability. TCWH cites Arvixe as one of the top 10 growing budget web hosts. Best for private sites and small businesses, basic service provides one free domain name, supports up to six hosting domains and unlimited databases, emails, FTP accounts, etc.

Pricing starts at $2.80/month when using the coupon code accessible from the TCWH site. The only caution TCWH provides is that while core technical support is U.S. based, customer service is outsourced and not as reliable during non-business hours.

Tell us your thoughts. Will you try any of these services based on the reviews and information provided by TCWH? Do you use any of these hosting services now? Are these recommendations accurate? Give us your feedback below.

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Comments (2)

Comment by Nathan Weller says:

In hindsight I think I should have been more clear about who these options are best for. This is for your average WordPress blogger. Not the power user, hosting reseller, or enterprise customer. WPEngine is awesome, no doubt about that. But when I wrote this post I was thinking more about WordPress beginners, hobbyists, or relatively low content volume bloggers/site owners.

Comment by Brad Dalton says:

WPEngine blow all these WordPress hosts out of the water. I know because i have tried 4 of them.

On the other hand, you only pay $60-$80 a year for all these 5 shared hosts which isn’t a bad deal money wise.

Just don’t expect your site to load fast once you start adding new posts on a regular basis.

One thing you could have mentioned is the amount of CPU resources each web host offers otherwise its a good write up on shared hosting for WordPress bloggers.

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