The 4 Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers (High Speed + High Performance)

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When it comes to websites, speed is important.

How quickly your website loads affects everything from your visitors’ user experience to your conversion rates and ultimately where your site ranks in Google’s organic search results.

A lot of us don’t pay attention to speed when picking a web-hosting company and later on regret as our hosting company plays a major role in the overall loading time of our blog.

All that adds up to the fact that you need to put a focus on making sure your WordPress site loads as quickly as possible. A big part of that is installing tools and plugins to help your site load faster.

Choosing A Fast WordPress Web Host

But the other part is choosing the fastest WordPress hosting possible. Optimizing your site certainly helps, but at the end of the day, your page load times will always be limited by the server that your WordPress site sits on.

So if you’re looking for a place to host your WordPress site that will help it load quickly, read this post for a look at three of the fastest WordPress hosting providers out there.

1. Kinsta

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If you want the absolute fastest WordPress hosting and are willing to pay a high price for it, Kinsta offers the best performing server and configuration for running a fast WordPress website.

Kinsta is actually where I’ve been hosting ShoutMeLoud for the past two years or so.

If you want a deeper look at Kinsta, I suggest that you read my full Kinsta review.

Everything about Kinsta is optimized for performance and speed.

First, they use the Google Cloud platform to power your site. Yes, that means your website runs on Google’s infrastructure when you host with Kinsta. And Google has a pretty good reputation when it comes to the internet!

But it’s not just about the Google Cloud platform, Kinsta also uses all the right technology to ensure that your WordPress site loads blazingly fast.

That means:

  • NGINX – as I told you in the Bluehost section, NGINX performs much better than the slower Apache web server that many shared hosts use.
  • PHP 7 – PHP 7 performs significantly better than the older PHP 5.X technology that many shared hosts still use.
  • LXD containers – these help your site load faster.
  • MariaDB – MariaDB performs better than the MySQL databases used by many Cheap WordPress hosting.

When you put all of those performance-enhancing technologies on top of the Google Cloud Platform, you get incredibly fast page load times.

Beyond performance, Kinsta also has a ton of other helpful features that I talked about in my full review:

  • User-friendly admin dashboard – you get a custom dashboard instead of cPanel.
  • Staging sites – create a duplicate copy of your site to test changes.
  • Great support – I talk about my positive experience with Kinsta support in my review.
  • Automatic backups – this will help keep your data safe!
  • Free SSL– You can use custom SSL or LetsEncrypt free SSL.

As I said, Kinsta does charge a premium for its premium service.

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The cheapest plan is $30 per month. You can anytime one click upgrade to next plan as well.

2. ServeBolt

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ServeBolt is designed for high-performance WordPress website which requires speed.  They are idle for high-end WordPress website including those which are using Woo-Commerce.

Features of ServeBolt WordPress fast hosting:

  • WP CLI
  • Static asset caching
  • Full Page Cache (Using Nginx cache)
  • Apache .htaccess support
  • Support for all type of SSL
  • Free trial available

Following cloud locations are available via ServeBolt:

  • Oslo, Norway
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • New York, United States
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Singapore

The pricing starts at €99 monthly.

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You can use coupon code “GETSTARTED” to get €100 off on your first invoice.

3. Bluehost Optimized WordPress Hosting

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While I recommend Bluehost’s shared hosting to beginners because of its affordability, if you’re looking for even faster page load times, you’re better off going with Bluehost’s optimized WordPress hosting.

While it is a bit more expensive than Bluehost’s shared hosting plans, you get a number of features that can make your WordPress site load faster.

Let’s start with the big reason your site will load even faster on Bluehost’s WordPress hosting:

  • Bluehost’s WordPress hosting uses VPS technology.

That means you get your own portion of a server entirely to yourself. With shared hosting, your server’s resources are shared among all the sites on that server. But with the VPS technology, you never need to share, which means there’s no danger of your site slowing down because of what someone else is doing.

But that’s not the only improvement…

Bluehost’s WordPress hosting also uses NGINX web servers, whereas their shared hosting uses Apache web servers. NGINX performs significantly better than Apache, especially for high traffic sites. In this test, NGINX performed 4.2x better than Apache, on average.

Other benefits of choosing Bluehost’s WordPress hosting include:

  • Integrated SiteLock features to secure your site.
  • Dynamic upgrades if you ever need to quickly scale your server to handle more traffic.
  • Automatic backups and dedicated backup storage.
  • Free SSL certificate.

Like I said, you will pay more than Bluehost’s shared hosting, but if you’re looking for the fastest WordPress hosting, it’s still a pretty good deal:

Bluehost’s WordPress hosting starts at $19.99 per month and goes up from there.

You can view a full pricing table below:

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4. SiteGround

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SiteGround offers performance-oriented WordPress hosting that’s more in line with Bluehost’s prices than Kinsta’s prices.

Unlike the other two hosts, SiteGround’s WordPress hosting is shared hosting. And while that fact alone isn’t great for performance, it does include a ton of other high-performing technologies that most hosts don’t offer.

Things like:

  • HTTP/2 – HTTP/2 offers better performance than the older HTTP technology used by many shared hosts. Additionally, SiteGround gives you a free SSL certificate so you can take advantage of HTTP/2 at no extra cost.
  • PHP 7.x – as I mentioned before, PHP 7 performs much better than the older PHP 5.X technology used by many shared hosts.
  • SSD storage – offers a big performance boost over older, physical drives.

And on the higher-tier plans, you’ll also benefit from SiteGround’s three levels of server-side caching to further improve your site’s performance.

Beyond those performance features, SiteGround also gives you:

  • Automatic updates.
  • Staging sites (on the highest tier).
  • Automatic core WordPress updates.
  • Free SSL certificate via Let’s Encrypt.
  • Account isolation to protect your site.
  • Helpful 24/7 support.

While SiteGround doesn’t use NGINX like the other two hosts, it’s still one of the fastest WordPress hosting providers that you’ll find in this price range.

Which Of These fastest WordPress Hosts Should You Choose?

All three of these hosts offer fast page load times and great performance. For that reason, I think your decision should mainly come down to price.

If you’re still getting started and aren’t ready to pay $100+ per month for WordPress hosting, then you might be better off going with SiteGround. While I can’t promise that they will be as fast as Kinsta, both offer great value for the money.

On the other hand, if you want the absolute fastest WordPress hosting and are willing to pay for it, then I think you should choose Kinsta for its high performance and customer support. It’s where I host ShoutMeLoud.

Do you have any recommendations for a WordPress host that loads fast? Tell me about it in the comments!

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

36 thoughts on “The 4 Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers (High Speed + High Performance)”

  1. Hi Harsh,

    I have tried Siteground and has a very positive impression of them.

    I have moved on to using AWS Lightsail for my starter blogs as their plans are more value for money. The only problem is you need to have some technical knowledge as the AWS support is very slow and they usually don’t help in one-to-one cases (unless its a billing issue).

    – Sanjeev

  2. Fast page load is important, people get distracted fast if the page doesn’t load fast enough they move to next website. Hosting website play major part in this. Thanks for sharing this article.

  3. I’ve been thinking about changing hosting companies. Bluehost keeps coming up but at $19.99, it’s steep for new bloggers. GrowBig plan of siteground is very tempting though!

  4. Golden Okechukwu

    Hey Harsh,

    Nice headsup.

    I’ve actually been away for a while.

    These days time waits for no one.

    Even if it takes a web page just 20s to load it will seem like 20mins to the visitor.

    For this reasons one needs to optimize his website for fast loading.

    Because if you don’t, visitor would bounce off easily and this’d increase your bounce rate and also your rank in SERPs because Google’s RankBrain figures out how long it takes people to bounce off your site and this will determine your whether rank higher or lower.

    Though I don’t blog on WordPress, I still recommend and will choose Blue Host whenever I want to switch to WordPress.

    Thanks once again for this awesome post.

    Do have a nice day.

    -Golden

  5. thanks for explaining the web hosting companies . i wan to use blue host but service is expensive right now for me but i will move in next 30 days after reading your blog .

  6. md kafilur raheman

    Its a very good information.knista hosting is very expensive.I use hostgator since 6 month and its also a very nice speed hosting.Now i decided to move hostgator to bluehost.Thanks for sharing this great information.

  7. Paramjeet Singh

    SiteGorund is the Best Option if your Website is so small or at starting Level but your Website generate so much traffic and more popular than the Kinsta is the best Hosting, you will get Google Cloud Platform with Kinsta…

  8. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hey Harsh,

    Thanks for this great list of WordPress hosting Provider. My favorite is Siteground. I like their customer support. They are very friendly and helpful and always ready to assist you with any issues. Siteground provides great web hosting services at reasonable pricing. I highly recommend them to others. Thanks for sharing these great list

    Have a Great Day 🙂
    Vishwajeet

  9. Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for sharing about these web hostings. I think that Kinsta is new to me and looks like worth trying.
    Thanks for the great share.

  10. Hello Harsh,

    I have very high hopes with Siteground web hosting. I don’t know much about Bluehost web host as there are so many complaints about it on forums and communities recently.

    There is one more web host that I can trust blindly. WP Engine, they are also providing interesting services. What are your thoughts about WP Engine?

    Regards
    Alok Rana

    1. @Alok
      I’m using Both SiteGround and Bluehost. Both are fantastic hosting companies. However, I prefer Bluehost over SiteGround as they offer unlimited bandwidth and storage. SiteGround have limitations on CPU Cycle usage. WPEngine is also good, however if you are considering WPEngine, then you should rather prefer Kinsta which now offers entry level hosting @ $30. I’m hosting ShoutMeLoud on Kinsta and pretty happy with them.

      1. Yes, that could be a thing to worry about. For beginners, SiteGround doesn’t offer a free domain name with its hosting service which could be an issue while setting a budget for blogging. Kinsta is also one good option with managed hosting plans. WP Engine and Kinsta are close competitors.

  11. Hi Harsh,
    I know load time plays important role for any website rankings I use Bluehost personally but will surely try kinsta in future…

    Thanks for such a good article
    thanks for sharing,keep up the good work.

  12. Hello Harsh,

    Great tips over here 🙂

    Indeed choosing a correct web hosting services is very much important for our business. If we have opted for slow web hosting
    services which is not able to provide us the full features then its time to switch it and jump on a better one for
    better results.

    Bluehost and Siteground are one of the leading players when it comes for providing wordpress web hosting services.
    I would love to with Sitegrond as they provide some best feature and also their pricing is affordable.

    Kinsta is also quite famous when it comes for web hosting on wordpress, but I didn’t know much about it and haven’t tried it till
    yet.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

  13. Hi Harsh,

    All the 3 companies are good, but in most of the cases, reviewers tend to show SiteGround at the first position when it comes to hosting WordPress blogs.

    By the way, the discussion was very helpful, indeed.

    Regards,
    SMN Zaman

  14. Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for talking about web hosting companies.

    Yes, there is no doubt that you should have a good host provider if you want to boost website speed. Your host provider “Response Time” or “Wait Time” should be less than 200ms for better performance.

    There is one thing needs to keep in mind that using SSL for a website will also take some time. For better performance use GZip, Browser Caching, and CDN.

    Thanks for sharing an interesting and important article with us. Keep doing great work!

    – Rajinder

  15. Few things have changed

    1. Kinsta Has changed their policy & Rates. They no longer provide unlimited pages views/visitors etc. They are charging 1$ / 1000 page views for overage

    2. Siteground do have NGINX servers

    1. @Chandranath
      Yah, I saw that and I’m very disappointed with this changes. From the pricing perspective, they have just become like WPEngine with counting usage based on views. I have to detailed research about the changes and need to update all the pieces about Kinsta hosting.

  16. Its a very good information. knista hosting is very expensive. I use hostgator since 6 month and its also a very nice speed hosting. Now i decided to move hostgator to bluehost. Thanks for sharing this great information.

  17. Nice information…. Currently i am using godaddy hosting.. After 1 year how i Change hosting without site down? Plz help me… Thank you in advance

    1. @Yash You can move hosting using Duplicator plugin or there are many other plugins that make it easier to migrate hosting. The best part is, it’s easy and you will learn a lot.

  18. Yes, all things were correctly said but I miss Hosgator, Inmotion and Wpenigne. Do they offer relatively more time in loading?

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