Often forgotten and overlooked, hosting is one of the most important parts of any website. Choosing the right hosting company can literally make or break your website or SEO campaign. With a WordPress website, hosting becomes an even larger part of the equation. Security and speed are primary concerns of any WordPress based website and finding the best WordPress hosting company out of the many options can be tricky.
Even worse, many clients overpay for 5-6 years of an unreliable shared hosting package (GoDaddy is one of the worst offenders of this) that they think they are getting a deal on.
Not All Hosting Companies Are Created Equal
Whether you are using shared hosting, dedicated hosting, a VPS or managed WordPress hosting, all web hosting companies are not created equal.
The measure of a good web hosting company is how easy it is to contact them when you need technical assistance. As professional web developers, we have worked with some of the best and (unfortunately) worst hosting companies on the market.
Bad hosting companies are no fun for anyone involved in the website process, from us as the developer to you as the client. From website downtime to server security issues, cut-rate hosting is typically filled with problems.
We once worked with a company based out of Australia that was an absolute nightmare to get telephone support from.
Why We Consider WP Engine to Be the Best WordPress Hosting
We believe WP Engine is the best WordPress hosting option on the market and the reasons are straightforward.
- Superior Technical Support – 24 hours a day 365, plus they have a great live chat feature
- Superior load times and Google Page Speed scores, which translates to improved SEO
- Beefed up security measures.
In short we find that websites running on WP Engine, perform faster and are more secure. More importantly, their technical support is simply the best we have encountered.
While we strongly believe in using managed WordPress hosting through WP Engine, it is not the answer for every web project. Not sure if WP Engine is right for your website? Contact us for a free hosting evaluation.