There are thousands of web hosts out there and choosing one from the crowd can be a chore. Just like flowers need the right environment to grow, WordPress works best when it’s in a rich hosting environment. We’ve dealt with more hosts than you can imagine; in our opinion, the hosts below represent some of the best and brightest of the hosting world. If you don’t need the flexibility of a full web host, you may consider getting a free blog on WordPress.com.
Blue Host ($6.95/m)
“WordPress Auto-Install — new WordPress updates are made available within 24 hours! Unlimited disk storage, Unlimited monthly data transfer, host unlimited domains on 1 account, 1 free domain name for as long as you host with BlueHost, 2500 POP / WebMail addresses, 50 MySQL databases, free control panel, free Fantastico, free SimpleScripts, 24/7 network monitoring, 99% uptime guarantee, mirrored storage backups, no hidden fees, voted best support in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008!”
Network Solutions ($4.99/m)
“nsHosting™ includes powerful features and tools to help you build and define your website, including file transfer protocol (FTP) accounts, a huge open source library, 1-click WordPress installation and 99.99% UNIX® uptime reliability. With 300 GB of disk space and 3000 GB monthly data transfer, and backed by reliable 99.99% UNIX® uptime, 24/7 live customer service and a 30-day limited money back guarantee, nsHosting is the smart choice. Starting at $4.99/month.”
“Take advantage of hosting plans featuring unlimited disk space, unlimited transfer, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited websites, and 1,000 email accounts all from the world’s largest Web host GoDaddy.com. Enjoy free set-up, no annual commitment, and free auto-install of over 50 applications, including WordPress. Best of all, 99.9% network uptime and Go Daddy’s world-class data centers keep you up and running, and plans start at just $4.25/mo! Virtual Dedicated and Dedicated Servers also available. Save 20% on one year or more of web site hosting! Use code WORDPRESS2 at checkout.”
“Hosting that’s ready for traffic spikes. Start your new blog on a clustered hosting platform that’s ready for you to hit the big time. Whether you reach the front page of Digg or get an unexpected shout-out on Oprah, your blog will always be available. Get started right-away with our WordPress one-click installer and enough high-speed storage and bandwidth to run a blogging empire.”
“WordPress auto-install and upgrade, 1 TB disk storage, 10 TB bandwidth, free domain, unlimited databases, 3000 email accounts, unlimited domain