High-Performance WordPress Hosting, Reviewed (2018)

Carl Taylor | May 15, 2018

WordPress is one of the best tools for creating high-powered websites for any business.

In fact, WordPress runs almost 30% of the entire internet.

However, for small businesses, entrepreneurs, or coaches, running and managing a WordPress site can be too much of a time commitment. When you need to update your pages, troubleshoot problems, and monitor security, it means taking take time away from the things that need your attention most – like running your business.

To help our Concierge clients manage their WordPress pages, Automation Agency now offers WordPress hosting – without any additional cost.

Let’s take a look at how Automation Agency stacks up to some of the other top WordPress hosts out there.

1. Siteground

Siteground is one of the top names in the web hosting industry. For an affordable price, Siteground can offer basic web hosting to help users get their site up and running. However, there are some limitations that may mean Siteground isn’t right for you.

Who is Siteground right for?

Siteground is a great option for individuals looking for fast and secure website options. However, Siteground does only offer limited amounts of storage. They also don’t offer Windows server options, so it’s not the right choice for Windows servers users.

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Siteground Pricing

Web hosting with Siteground begins at just $3.95/month for one website, 10GB of web space, and 10,000 monthly visits. They also offer larger plans for $5.95/month or $11.95/month if you’re in need of more websites, visitors, or web space.

Siteground Customer Support

Siteground offers customer support options through live chat, phone, or tickets, all of which are available 24/7. They also offer tutorials, webinars, and onboarding to help customers get familiar with their service.

Additional Siteground Benefits

Siteground provides users with a free SSL certificate for each account, as well as auto-updates WordPress for users. They also use SSD drives to add more speed to each web hosting plan.

2. WPEngine

WPEngine is another great option for WordPress web hosting. However, WPEngine does offer more options than a basic site like Siteground, making it significantly pricier.

(If you are an Automation Agency Concierge client, we now offer hosting through WPEngine at no additional cost!)

Who is WPEngine right for?

WPEngine offers a more all-inclusive style of web hosting, providing numerous features to users. This makes it a great option for larger sites that need a lot of space, or agencies who need to host many different sites. However, it may be a more than smaller pages really need.

WPEngine Pricing

WPEngine’s basic plan begins at $35/month for one site with 25,000 visits per month. They also offer larger plans at $115/month for five sites and $290/month for 15 sites. If you need something particular, they also offer custom plans.

WPEngine Customer Support

WPEngine offers a number of walk-through options to help users troubleshoot their website. However, if you’re looking for one-on-one help, they also offer support 24/7.

Additional WPEngine Benefits

WPEngine goes beyond simple web hosting. They also provide actionable insights and integrations to give you a more complete view of your website.

3. Kinsta

Kinsta is designed for user experience, making it a great option for both beginners and developers with a bit more experience.

Who is Kinsta right for?

Kinsta keeps the user in mind, offering a powerful WordPress hosting option for entrepreneurs and business owners with all levels of web experience – making a great option for both small or large businesses.

Kinsta Pricing

Kinsta’s most basic plan begins at $30 per month for 1 WordPress install and 20,000 visits, making it pretty comparable to WPEngine. Other pricing options for Kinsta begin at $60 per month, with custom options available.

Kinsta Customer Support

One of Kinsta’s main priorities is support. Kinsta uses proactive support, helping their users identify problems early to get them handled easily and efficiently.

Additional Kinsta Benefits

Kinsta offers automatic backups, free SSL, SSH, and SFTP, as well as one-click cloning.

4. Automation Agency

We’ve recently added WordPress hosting, using the WPEngine infrastructure, to our range of offers to Concierge subscribers. This is a completely optional extra, that we don’t charge for, to better add value to our clients.

Who is Automation Agency right for?

New or Existing Concierge clients looking to get more out of their Automation Agency membership and use a 3rd party email service like GSuite, Zoho, or Office365.

This is especially perfect for you if you are currently hosting your site on poor quality and overcrowded shared hosts like Bluehost and website speed and security are important to you.

Automation Agency Pricing

There’s no additional charge for WordPress hosting for concierge subscribers. Some conditions do apply to this offer especially if you are on old grandfathered plans & pricing so talk to the team for details of the offer relating to your account.

Automation Agency Customer Support

Automation Agency offers customer support email and our web portal.

Additional Automation Agency Benefits

Automation Agency goes beyond just web hosting. We can also help you automate your marketing, design, and web tasks to take some work off your hands – freeing up even more time for you and your team.

WordPress Hosting with Automation Agency

Any of these WordPress hosts can provide you with the support you need. However, if you’re looking for additional support without an additional cost, Automation Agency should be the host for you.

Our WordPress hosting is an exclusive feature for Automation Agency members, making it an excellent option for clients looking to get more out of their membership. We use the WPEngine infrastructure, so you’ll receive all the benefits of using WPEngine, without the extra cost.

If you’re already an Automation Agency subscriber and you’d like to discuss how we can help manage your WordPress site, simply reach out to Customer Success with an inquiry.

If you’re not already a member and would like to find out if Automation Agency is the right fit for your business, take our quick quiz to find out.

About the author 

Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Automation Agency. For the past 10 years Carl has been building businesses and marketing them online through the use of Sales Funnels, Email Marketing Automation, Landing Pages, and Wordpress Websites. Carl is also a #1 author and highly sought after speaker and consultant whose work has impacted thousands of businesses across various industries worldwide.

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