Over the years I’ve used a bunch of different hosting companies, as well as dedicated and shared hosting servers.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND using Go Daddy for hosting. I have a long list of issues with them that included performance issues, things not working like they should, and email issues.

Recently I’ve moved my website hosting to SITEGROUND and it was a good move.

It was previously hosted at Hostgator using their shared business plan.

best website hosting companiesThe move was prompted by (a) long waits on hold for technical support at Hostgator and (b) front-end slowness which created a poor visitor experience (and is a poor impression on my business, right?).

Edits and updates to WordPress seemed unusually slow many times at both Hostgator and Go Daddy.

Moving your hosting doesn’t usually make your “fun list,” but SLOW LOADING WEBSITES ARE THE #1 REASON PEOPLE LEAVE A WEBSITE.

After a few months with SITEGROUND, and multiple interactions with their support team, both on the phone and via their online chat, I can confidently recommend SITEGROUND for your website hosting, including WordPress website hosting.

If your website is a critical variable in your marketing and sales process, sign-up for the “Geek” level. It offers a few extras that will help you optimize your site. In my opinion, the “Geek” level is definitely worth it and includes:

  • Free site migration (yes, they’ll move your website from your current hosting server for free!)
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free daily backup
  • Fewer shared hosting accounts on your hosting server

You’ll find more information about SiteGround and their website hosting options at: http://siteground.com/