Top UK WordPress Hosting Companies

Top 10 UK WordPress Hosting Providers

Budget WordPress hosting is available at every turn and most consumers or small businesses are attracted by the low prices on offer but it usually won’t deliver the features, performance or reliability that high traffic or plugin heavy sites require.

To help you make the right decision, we have compiled an unbiased list of the top UK WordPress hosting companies based on our experience, customer feedback and performance. We have worked (and still do) with every single service provider on this page including Google Cloud and Amazon AWS.

Although we manage a large number of WordPress websites, not all are hosted by us, we have many clients who are happily hosted elsewhere.

Some hosts listed on this page are not strictly based in the UK but do have data centres here.

Shared WordPress Hosts

# SiteGround

SiteGround is probably the most popular and highest rated shared WordPress host in the community. They come highly recommended by WordPress.org.

SiteGround provides unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They offer free SSL, emails accounts, free CDN, daily backups, staging tools, optimisation options and gold standard customer support.

Many of our clients love SiteGround for their speed, performance and security.

Starter Package: From £8.95 Monthly
Technology: LXC, cPanel
Trustpilot Score: Excellent

# Krystal

Krystal is an independent UK cPanel host with superb speeds and very tight security.

The baseline plan includes free SSL, email accounts, no limits on bandwidth and weekly backups. Customer support is available via support tickets, email, phone and live chat.

Starter Package: From £3.95 Monthly
Technology: Cloud Linux, LiteSpeed, cPanel
Trustpilot Score: Excellent

# Guru

Guru is one of the smaller and less known hosts but they pack a punch. They offer cPanel, LiteSpeed hosting which includes account boosts, that allow you to increase resources without the need for you to upgrade or move to another package. All accounts include free SSL and daily backups from £4.99 – £9.99 if you need a dedicated email service.

Starter Package: £4.99 Monthly
Technology: Cloud Linux, LiteSpeed, cPanel
Trustpilot Score: Excellent

# 1&1 Ionos

1&1 Ionos is another sound performer, they have developed their own in-house hosting platform and offer free domain names on all starter packages.

Their essential WordPress hosting account offers free SSL, email accounts and backups from £6 a month.

Starter Package: £6 Monthly
Technology: NGINX, Custom Panel
Trustpilot Score: Average

# BlueHost

Bluehost is another hosting company that is recommended by WordPress.org.

Tuned for WordPress, Bluehost offer WordPress-centric tools, a FREE domain name, free SSL, email accounts and staging tools from £2.33 a month. New Bluehost accounts will get a free service called Blue Spark, which is designed to help newcomers with everything WordPress related.

Starter Package: £2.33
Technology: Linux, Apache2
Trustpilot Score: Poor

Managed WordPress Hosts

If you’re the demanding type, opting for a premium hosting plan will give you far better results. Finding a managed WordPress host that matches your exact business needs, however, can be tricky. Some providers tailor plans for small sites like personal blogs and simple e-commerce stores. Other hosts build services around more ambitious, enterprise-level needs. Your typical managed WordPress host does not provide email hosting so you will need to find yourself a dedicated email service. A good start would be GSuite by Google or Office 365 by Microsoft. There are other alternatives out there too.

# Kinsta

Kinsta is a managed WordPress hosting provider that uses the power of the Google Cloud Platform. Multi-national brands such as Ubisoft, Asos, Intuit, and GE host their websites on Kinsta.

Their smallest plan starts at £23.66 a month and includes free SSL, free CDN. There is no email hosting so you will need to use your own dedicated email service.

With Kinsta you do not have to worry about WordPress updates, security and things going wrong, they take care of all of the technical headaches for you.

Starter Package: £23.66 Monthly
Technology: LXD, NGINX, Google Cloud
Trustpilot Score: Excellent

# WPEngine

WP Engine is another big player in the managed WordPress hosting space, WP Engine powers more WordPress websites than all other managed WordPress hosts combined. There are no VPS plans or dedicated servers or anything else to get in the way, just a single-minded focus on delivering the best possible WordPress service.

The WP Engine Dashboard gives you a bird’s eye view of the platform’s capabilities from clearing cache to CDN control. They offer free SSL, staging tools, CDN and access to 35+ Genesis themes for free. They do not provide email hosting.

Brands like HTC, FourSquare, SoundCloud, Yelp, and many others use WPEngine for their WordPress hosting.

Starter Package: £27.52 Monthly
Technology: LXC, NGINX, Google Cloud
Trustpilot Score: Excellent

# Closte

A new player in the market, Closte is powered by Google Cloud and Litespeed Enterprise.

Unlike their counterparts, Closte does things a little different. There are no monthly plans, instead, you are billed on a pay as you go, model, meaning you only pay for the resources you use.

With Closte you have many tools at hand, including free SSL, staging tools, backups, Google CDN, Google DNS. and more.

You can get started for FREE.

Starter Package: Metered
Technology: LiteSpeed Enterprise, Google Cloud
Trustpilot Score: N/A

# FlyWheel

Flywheel is ideal for design agencies. Powered by the Digital Ocean network, they deliver solid performance, speed and support, as well as many white label solutions for your business.

Their plans are rich in features, you’ll get your site migrated for free, auto backups and automatic WordPress updates, built-in caching, CDN integration, SSL support and more.

Starter Package: £18.08
Technology: DigitalOcean & StackPath
Trustpilot Score: Great

# Pagely

Pagely is a completely managed WordPress solution targetting large or enterprise level businesses. It succeeds as an enterprise web host thanks to its use of the fast Amazon Web Services structure. Pagely has a proven track record for their server response times, on-demand scalability, security and support.

However, this premium service comes with a premium price tag. That means single sites and small networks are unlikely to find much value, here.

Some of Pagely clients include Disney, eBay, Visa Booking.com and Experian.

Starter Package: £156.46 Monthly
Technology: Amazon Web Services
Trustpilot Score: N/A

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