2016 Price Guide for Managed WordPress Hosting

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Comparing web hosting is hard.

Many sites offer reviews, but it seems few are interested in providing complete information.

Our goal in this post is not to fill the web with more subjective reviews.

However, we did see a need to gather the objective data in an easy-to-understand format.

This is the same information we use to see if our WordPress hosting plans are competitive.

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WordPress Hosting Price Comparison Chart

The chart below has plans from web hosting companies known for managed WordPress hosting.

They are sorted by the lowest prices, and include the plan details that are relevant to pricing.

Company
Name
Plan
Name
Price Per
Month
Number
of Sites
Limit
Type
Limit
Amount
Transfer
(GB)
Storage
(GB)
Type of
Host
GoDaddy Basic $8 1 Visitors 25,000 ? 10 General
GoDaddy Deluxe $10 1 Visitors 100,000 ? 15 General
iPage Starter $10 1 Visitors “millions” ? unlimited General
SiteGround StartUp $10 1 Visits 10,000 unlimited 10 General
Lightning Base Personal $10 1 Pageviews 10,000 10 1 WordPress
iPage Essential $12 1 Visitors “millions” ? unlimited General
HostGator Starter $15 1 Traffic 100,000 ? unlimited General
SiteGround GrowBig $15 unlimited Visits 25,000 unlimited 20 General
GoDaddy Ultimate $15 2 Visitors 400,000 ? 30 General
Flywheel Tiny $15 1 Visits 5,000 250 5 WordPress
Media Temple Personal $20 2 Visitors 400,000 ? 30 General
Lightning Base Small $20 3 Pageviews 25,000 25 3 WordPress
WPOven Tiny $20 unlimited Visitors 25,000 1 10 WordPress
HostGator Standard $21 2 Traffic 200,000 ? unlimited General
Bluehost Blogger $25 5 Visits 100,000,000 ? 30 General
DreamHost DreamPress 2 $25 1 Visitors 2,100,000 ? 30 General
GoDaddy Developer $25 5 Visitors 800,000 ? 50 General
Pressidium Personal $25 3 Visits 30,000 unlimited 10 WordPress
Pressable “Plan 1” $25 5 Pageviews 15,000 ? ? WordPress
Company
Name
Plan
Name
Price Per
Month
Number
of Sites
Limit
Type
Limit
Amount
Transfer
(GB)
Storage
(GB)
Type of
Host
WP Engine Personal $29 1 Visits 25,000 unlimited 10 WordPress
SiteGround GoGeek $30 unlimited Visits 100,000 unlimited 30 General
WPOven Micro $30 unlimited Visitors 50,000 2 20 WordPress
Flywheel Personal $30 1 Visits 25,000 500 10 WordPress
HostGator Business $32 5 Traffic 500,000 ? unlimited General
WPOven Personal $40 unlimited Visitors unlimited 4 40 WordPress
Pressable “Plan 2” $45 10 Pageviews 50,000 ? ? WordPress
Synthesis Standard $47 1 Pageviews 10,000 2,000 20 WordPress
Lightning Base Medium $50 10 Pageviews 100,000 100 10 WordPress
Media Temple Studio $60 10 Visitors 2,000,000 ? 100 General
Pressidium Professional $70 10 Visits 100,000 unlimited 20 WordPress
Bluehost Professional $75 10 Visits 300,000,000 ? 60 General
Flywheel Professional $75 1 Visits 100,000 6,000 20 WordPress
WPOven Professional $80 unlimited Visitors unlimited 8 80 WordPress
Pressable “Plan 3” $90 20 Pageviews 100,000 ? ? WordPress
Synthesis Professional $97 2 Pageviews 20,000 3,000 40 WordPress
Pagely Neutrino $99 5 n/a n/a 25 20 WordPress
WP Engine Professional $99 10 Visits 100,000 unlimited 20 WordPress
Company
Name
Plan
Name
Price Per
Month
Number
of Sites
Limit
Type
Limit
Amount
Transfer
(GB)
Storage
(GB)
Type of
Host
Lightning Base Large $100 25 Pageviews 250,000 250 25 WordPress
Flywheel Freelance $100 10 Visits 150,000 2,000 40 WordPress
Bluehost Business $120 20 Visits 600,000,000 ? 120 General
Synthesis Advanced $147 5 Pageviews 85,000 4,000 80 WordPress
Presslabs Hydrogen $149 1 Pageviews $10 / 100k unlimited unlimited WordPress
WPOven Business $150 unlimited Visitors unlimited 16 160 WordPress
Bluehost Enterprise $170 30 Visits unlimited ? 240 General
Pressidium Business $200 25 Visits 500,000 unlimited 30 WordPress
Media Temple Agency $240 50 Visitors 10,000,000 ? 500 General
WP Engine Business $249 25 Visits 400,000 unlimited 30 WordPress
Flywheel Agency $250 30 Visits 600,000 8,000 120 WordPress
Kinsta My Business $287 10 Visitors unlimited 3,000 80 WordPress
Presslabs Helium $299 1 Pageviews $10 / 100k unlimited unlimited WordPress
WPOven Agency $300 unlimited Visitors unlimited 32 320 WordPress
Synthesis Enterprise $300 5 Pageviews 300,000 6,000 160 WordPress
Kinsta My Agency $487 20 Visitors unlimited 5,000 160 WordPress
Pagely VPS-1 $499 30 n/a n/a 200 50 WordPress
Kinsta My Enterprise $870 10 Visitors unlimited 9,000 192 WordPress
Kinsta My Venture $987 40 Visitors unlimited 7,000 320 WordPress
Pagely VPS-2 $999 60 n/a n/a 300 50 WordPress
Pagely VPS-1+ (HA) $1,249 30 n/a n/a 500 50 WordPress
Kinsta My Cloud $1,470 30 Visitors unlimited 18,000 384 WordPress
Pagely VPS-2+ (HA) $2,249 60 n/a n/a 750 50 WordPress
Pagely Enterprise call 150+ n/a n/a 7,000+ 150+ WordPress
WP Engine Premium call 150 Visits 1,000,000 unlimited 100-300 WordPress
Company
Name
Plan
Name
Price Per
Month
Number
of Sites
Limit
Type
Limit
Amount
Transfer
(GB)
Storage
(GB)
Type of
Host

Tips for Comparing WordPress Hosting

Tip #1 – Determine the limiting factors.

Hosts differ in where they are generous and where they are stingy. Likewise, your resource usage patterns may differ from the average site. Look for price-competitive plans from hosts that tend to match your usage patterns.

Tip #2 – Determine what you believe…

…and what you don’t. The hosting industry is known to throw around terms like “unlimited” and high usage numbers. But what will that mean in reality, in terms of the actual limits they will allow… and the site performance?

Is it better to go with an aggressively-configured plan in hopes of getting a good deal, or go with a middle-of-the-road offer with the assumption that it is more realistic? Opinions vary.

Tip #3 – Watch out for “success limiters”

Unfortunately, it’s common for managed WordPress to have “success limiters” (our term) in addition to traditional limits on data transfer. These are limits on visitors, visits or pageviews. Be careful here. A low limit on visits, visitors or pageviews could negate a generous-looking allowance for data transfer.

Tip #4 – Think about growth scenarios.

If you find a host with a plan that meets your needs, you then must consider:

  1. How much room do you have to grow in that plan?
  2. How expensive is the next plan up? Hopefully the price gap between plans is not too big.

Footnotes

Prices were checked on March 12, 2016. Prices may have changed since that time. Please verify all details at the hosting company sites before signing up.

“Price Per Month” is for the recurring month-to-month pricing. Not to be confused with a yearly prepay price divided by twelve, or a promotional price.

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