hosting recommendations

Choosing a good host is an important part of setting up your WordPress site. Not all hosts are created equal! You usually get what you pay for. If you plan to use a host not listed here, please contact us before you sign up with them to see if they are a hosting provider we can recommend, as we do not work with some hosts due to poor service.

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FlywheelOur website is hosted at Flywheel. Managed hosting plans start at $15/month and include SFTP access, built-in caching, malware monitoring, excellent support, dedicated IP address, auto-backups, managed WordPress updates, and more. Obviously we think they’re a great choice!

managed WordPress hosting

WP Engine

WP Engine {affiliate link} offers fully-managed WordPress hosting with expert support, Ever-Cache technology for fast page load times, daily backups, automatic scanning (and fixing) of hack attempts, and more. Prices start at $29.00 per month.

other shared hosting options

The options below are lower cost hosting choices. For some, this is the best choice, but the level of performance and support will not be as high as the options above. Unfortunately, both of these services, previously seen as the more reliable of the shared hosting options, have experienced outages and issues. If you determine a shared hosting option is best for you, please contact us before signing up for a hosting plan.


HostGator {affiliate link} offers 24/7 support via online chat and telephone, 365 days a year. There are several packages and prices available. Payment is available in per month, 6-months, 1 year, 2 year, and 3 years.



Bluehost {affiliate link} features 24/7 US based support, a free domain registration for one year, and more. The shortest signup plan is 1 year.

domain registrations

Namecheap - The hassle-free way to buy domains and hosting online

For domain registrations only, we recommend Namecheap {affiliate link}.

As indicated above, some links on this page are affiliate links, and Erin Ulrich will receive a commission on any purchases made.

For more information on hosting, we highly recommend reading How do you choose a WordPress host? (by Chris Lema) and Performance of the Best WordPress Hosting Companies Compared (by WP Site Care).