Online is the fastest road to popularity. We can all see how websites and social media have catapulted celebrities and brands to fame. Putting up your own website is probably your first step to achieving success online (of course, being ever present on Facebook also helps).
Every website owner needs a web hosting company, which will manage the storage of website pages and elements for public online access. While there are a lot of free web hosts in the market – not to mention the free WordPress.com hosting website – nothing beats paying for premium services, airtight security, and top-of-the-line support.
If you are planning to put up your own website and willing to spend a few bucks to ensure that your website stays up, you need to choose a reliable and effective web hosting company. There are hundreds of them available, but let me share with you six of the best web hosting companies that I have personally experienced:
Known for its business class shared hosting solutions, InMotion Hosting has set the bar in terms of performance, reliability, and tech support. Its 99.9% uptime scores high marks from its clients. InMotion Hosting offers WordPress Hosting plans designed to manage WordPress sites and built to be scalable depending on the customer’s needs. Very easy to set up!
Serious web developers and programmers have turned to WP Engine to host their WordPress sites. As its name suggests, WP Engine was created specifically for WordPress by offering a “fully-managed WordPress hosting platform”. WP Engine promises scalability, speed, support, and security. It allows WordPress beginners to enjoy the blog platform without going through the programming jargon. Foursquare founder and CEO Dennis Crowley chose WP Engine because “their hosting just works”.
Visit their website, and you will see what Synthesis is aiming for – superfast and secure WordPress hosting. I believe that’s just what any site owner needs. As a cherry on top, Synthesis offers content marketing and SEO services along with its web hosting packages. Not convinced? Here are some of the people using Synthesis: Joost de Valk, Chris Pirillo, and Lindsey Riel, to name a few. True, it’s not the cheapest hosting out there – but you truly get what you pay for here.
Linode is the perfect cloud hosting trusted by developers. Their “high performance SSD Linux servers will serve all of your infrastructure needs.” They offer the fastest hardware and network in the industry with scalable environments. With 24/7 support, you will be in good hands. Very affordable, but may not be the easiest to set up without the help of a system admin.