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bluerooms says

Hi Guys,

I’m looking for a good Hosting company for my new WP site. I want to get a fully managed dedicated server with good support and uptime.

Can anyone recommend a few providers?

Thanks.

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foodchinese says

I’m using Lightning Base(aff link). Crazy good support, and super duper fast. Free WP migrations and if you don’t like in the first month, they’ll refund back. Really nothing to lose here. I transferred here from Hostgator and it is no comparison.

The support really is amazing. Super friendly, quick and helpful even on stuff not relating to their service. Let me know if you have any questions about them. And my site is www.foodchinese.com.

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bluerooms says

I’m using Lightning Base(aff link). Crazy good support, and super duper fast. Free WP migrations and if you don’t like in the first month, they’ll refund back. Really nothing to lose here. I transferred here from Hostgator and it is no comparison. The support really is amazing. Super friendly, quick and helpful even on stuff not relating to their service. Let me know if you have any questions about them. And my site is www.foodchinese.com.

Thanks for the recommendation.

I have been told both wpengine.com & siteground.com good for WP but they both seem to have negative reviews. Can anyone recommend any of them?

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JV_Audio says

I am using Bluehost ( http://www.bluehost.com/ ) and is very nice and not too expensive. You can install WP directly from the cPanel without a hassle.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Bluerooms, who is the target market for the website? UK customers or international?

If UK based then look at a UK host as a decent host will be quicker than using a foreign host (due to latency).

If international then it doesn’t matter as much.

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OriginalEXE says


I’m using Lightning Base(aff link). Crazy good support, and super duper fast. Free WP migrations and if you don’t like in the first month, they’ll refund back. Really nothing to lose here. I transferred here from Hostgator and it is no comparison. The support really is amazing. Super friendly, quick and helpful even on stuff not relating to their service. Let me know if you have any questions about them. And my site is www.foodchinese.com.

Thanks for the recommendation.

I have been told both wpengine.com & siteground.com good for WP but they both seem to have negative reviews. Can anyone recommend any of them?
There is no popular hosting without negative reviews :)

Both of these are great, I personally recommend asmallorange.com, mostly because of their amazing support, but also because of stability.

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tommusrhodus says

Heard a lot of good things about asmallorange, though I’m a WPEngine user and definitely happy with them, a touch pricy though depending on your usage.

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KrownThemes says

I’m hosting my themes at ASO (Cloud VPS) and it works awesome!

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FRESHFACE says

We have a Cloud VPS at asmallorange and it’s really great and fast, handles everything we throw at it, even Ghost. Support is also very helpful.


Heard a lot of good things about asmallorange, though I’m a WPEngine user and definitely happy with them, a touch pricy though depending on your usage.

What would you say are the coolest features of WPEngine? Something that distinguishes them from the more classic competition like MT/ASO/DO? Something that would warrant the higher price tag?

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bluerooms says

@jaapvisser – I’m using bluehost for one of my sites and its not bad but I’m more of looking for a UK based hosting.

@Gareth_Gillman – Yes target audience is 100% UK. So looking for a UK based server. My problem is there way too many hostings which are great for the first few months then problems start rolling in.

@OriginalEXE – I agree. I have done lot of searching and I don’t always believe everything written in review sites but generally some specific reviews about siteground put me off completely.

@TommusRhodus – wpengine premium plans start at $600. For me its not about the money but about the service. The site gets over 125K hits a month so need a dedicated server which can be faster. My current site is on Kentico but soon moving to a WP based site. I never hosted a WP site on a ded server before thus need your expert opinion.

@RubenBristian & @freshface – I will look into asmallorange now.

Thanks a lot guys. I have checked with Rackspace hosting and they seem very good but bit too pricy. I also don’t know how good they are with WP based sites? Anyone had any experience with them?

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