The 2016 WordPress Hosting Survey – aka “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting”

WordPress hosting – collectively the favorite topic to talk about when you meet some fellow WordPress people at a conference. Or is it just me?

Anyway, the web is chock full of WordPress hosting reviews, comparisons, recommendations and whatnots. Everyone seems to have their favorite provider … as well as their least favorite one.

And that’s probably the main problem with hosting reviews. I mean, a piece of advice like, “hey, this hosting platform works for me, and therefore you should use it too” perhaps isn’t the most useful advice imaginable. And it’s surely not advice that is most likely to work for the majority of people.

So, even though we indeed have our favorites when it comes to WordPress hosting, and even more so, each individual member of our team has their own favorites too, we’ve decided to take a different path and give you – our readers – the spotlight:

TL;DR This is our first ever WordPress hosting survey. Scroll down to take part, as well as find out why we’re running it, why you should participate, and what’s the big idea anyway. 🙂

Announcing our first WordPress hosting survey:

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting”

What’s the goal of this WordPress hosting survey?
In short, we really want to know how the popular hosting companies and their specific hosting plans/packages end up performing for people in the long run.

I mean, to some extent, reviewing WordPress hosting is like reviewing cars. For instance, Jeremy Clarkson can tell you all about powerrrrr and torque and price. But he won’t be able to tell you how it’s like to live with a certain car over the long haul, how it’s like to drive it every day, and so on.

It’s the same thing with hosting. At the end of the day, the best hosting company isn’t the one that has the best parameters on paper. It is the one that just works and does its job for months years without fail.

And this kind of info you just can’t obtain without doing a survey and getting real opinions from real people. That’s where this survey comes into play.

How does this survey work?
Simple, just click the start button and try getting through as many questions as you can. If you don’t have time to complete the whole survey, just scroll down and submit whatever answers you do have. That way your input will still count.
The results?
At the end of this whole thing, we will have a complete, data-driven comparison that should help us name the best hosting company all around (… and for different price points, and for specific niches, and probably lots of other interesting conclusions).

We’ll publish the results on this blog in a bit.  UPDATE. This survey is now closed. Click here for the results. 

(Note. You can still go through the survey and fill it in if you want to see the questions.)

The survey:

Want to get the survey results delivered to you? We’ll let you know. Just leave your email here:

Karol K :Creates content, manages CodeinWP's team of writers and makes sure that every piece of content you see on this blog looks great! / Author of "WordPress Complete" / Professional yerba mate drinker / @carlosinho

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  • I have hundreds of other websites being managed by CEO's in other divisions of my company and employees around the world. I mostly use this site for design testing, idea generation, communication with my CEO's etc. However, lets be honest when saying that a small problem can turn into hell regardless the system is the #1 system in the world. I was transferring some highly sensitive material today (personal information of 100 persons primarily living in France, some in Thailand and Vietnam... for example info on where they live, their photo, their connections to other persons, those person’s photos and residence etc) and thought it would be safe to use my WordPress dashboard as kind of a word program and was deleting things and adding things to revise that information so that it would be ready to insert into a data base where I store all of my client’s and partner’s and associate’s information… when suddenly out of habit my dumb brain told my body to click “publish” and well the rest is history since WordPress super computer caught the breach of policy immediately and within 2 seconds suspended my account just as I was about to delete that page… giving me the blue screen of death. Hopefully them disabling my ability to correct my mistake, unable to delete that page and information, doesn’t mean that information is now published publicly permanently online somewhere or being copied and used by WordPress admin from India or Russia or China or wherever WordPress hires admin and whoever they may be. -Ben Arnold reachable by email at BigConversation@Zoho.com

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