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The Best WordPress Hosting

All of the web hosts we include on our list are WordPress ready. This gives you the ability to choose your host based on the full range of features and support without having to trade off WordPress functionality for another feature. At a minimum, WordPress hosting requires the latest version of PHP and MySQL along with the ability to have large databases. Exceptional WordPress hosting should have

  • A high bandwidth allotment
  • 1-click installation of WordPress
  • Custom PHP.ini file capability (for advanced users) and E-Commerce features (for business users)

We recommend Hostgator as our top WordPress host because they offer unlimited MySQL databases, no database size limit and the latest PHP version – everything you need to support your WordPress website or blog, large or small.

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Hostgator WordPress Hosting
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Business
$12.95/mo

Baby
$7.95/mo

yes yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% 45 Days 5 StarHostgator Woedpress Hosting Review
IX Webhosting WordPress Hosting
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Unlimited Pro
$7.95/mo
yes yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% 30 Days 4.5 StarIX Webhosting WordPress Hosting Review
Justhost WordPress Hosting
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Premium
$6.95/mo
yes yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% Any Time 4.5 StarJustHost WordPress Hosting Review
GreenGeeks WordPress Hosting
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Eco Site
$4.95/mo
yes yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% 30 Days 4 StarGreenGeeks WordPress Hosting Review
Hostmonster WordPress Hosting
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Professional
$6.95/mo
yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% 30 Days 4 StarHostmonster WordPress Hosting Review
BlueHost WordPress Hosting
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Professional
$6.95/mo
yes yes yes yes 99.9% 30 Days 4 StarBlueHost WordPress Hosting Review
StartLogic WordPress Hosting
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ProLogic
$5.95/mo
yes yes yes yes yes 99.9% 30 Days 3.5 StarStartLogic WordPress Hosting Review
IPOWER WordPress Hosting
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ProPlan
$5.95/mo
yes yes yes   yes 99.9% 30 Days 3.5 StarIPOWER WordPress Hosting Review
GlowHost WordPress hosting
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Budget 5 Star
$14.99/mo
yes yes yes yes 99.9% 60 Days 3.5 StarGlowHost WordPress Hosting Review
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What is WordPress?

WordPress HostingWordPress is an open source blog publishing application and content management system with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is powered by PHP and a SQL data backend. As of September 2009, WordPress is used by 62.8 million websites in the US and 202 million websites worldwide. Most good web hosts have WordPress available for 1-click install as part of your hosting account. It is also part of the Fantastico package that is often included in hosting packages. The following is a list of some of the features that come standard with WordPress. There are hundreds of plug-ins that extend the capabilities ofWordPress – the actual functionality is nearly limitless. Since WordPress is open source under the GNU General Public License, you are free to do whatever you like with the WordPress code, for personal or commercial projects, without any licensing fees.

WordPress Features

  • Full W3C Standards Compliance
  • No rebuilding – Changes you make to your templates or entries are reflected immediately on your site, with no need for regenerating static pages.
  • WordPress Pages – Pages allow you to manage non-blog content easily, so for example you could have a static “About” page that you manage through WordPress.
  • WordPress Links – Links allows you to create, maintain, and update any number of blogrolls through your administration interface.
  • WordPress Themes – WordPress comes with a full theme system which makes designing everything from the simplest blog to the most complicated webzine a piece of cake, and you can even have multiple themes with totally different looks that you switch with a single click. Have a new design every day.
  • Cross-blog communication tools – WordPress fully supports both the Trackback and Pingback standards.
  • Comments – Visitors to your site can leave comments on individual entries, and through Trackback or Pingback can comment on their own site. You can enable or disable comments on a per-post basis.
  • Spam protection – WordPress comes with very robust tools such as an integrated blacklist and open proxy checker to manage and eliminate comment spam on your blog, and there is also a rich array of plugins that can take this functionality a step further.
  • Full user registration – WordPress has a built-in user registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to register and maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your blog. You can optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are also plugins that hide posts from lower level users.
  • Password Protected Posts – You can give passwords to individual posts to hide them from the public. You can also have private posts which are viewable only by their author.
  • Easy installation and upgrades – Installing WordPress and upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake.
  • Easy Importing – We currently have importers for Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2. Work on importers for Nucleus and pMachine are under way.
  • XML-RPC interface – WordPress currently supports an extended version of the Blogger API, MetaWeblog API, and finally the MovableType API. You can even use clients designed for other platforms like Zempt.
  • Workflow – You can have types of users that can only post drafts, not publish to the front page.
  • Typographical niceties – WordPress uses the Texturize engine to intelligently convert plain ASCII into typographically correct XHTML entities. This includes quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and en dashes, multiplication symbols, and ampersands.
  • Intelligent text formatting – If you’ve dealt with systems that convert new lines to line breaks before you know why they have a bad name: if you have any sort of HTML they butcher it by putting tags after every new line indiscriminately, breaking your formatting and validation. Our function for this intelligently avoids places where you already have breaks and block-level HTML tags, so you can leave it on without worrying about it breaking your code.
  • Multiple authors – WordPress’ highly advanced user system allows up to 10 levels of users, with different levels having different (and configurable) privileges with regard to publishing, editing, options, and other users.
  • Bookmarklets – Cross-browser bookmarklets make it easy to publish to your blog or add links to your blogroll with a minimum of effort.
  • Ping away – WordPress supports pinging Ping-O-Matic, which means maximum exposure for your blog to search engines.

 

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