9. DreamHost (£2.25/Month)
DreamHost offer scalable web hosting for a multitude of website needs. Whether you’re looking for WordPress hosting, shared hosting, VPS, cloud, or dedicated hosting, DreamHost are more than likely able to cater for your you.
This host offers a lot of interesting features, however, lots are available at an extra cost. Those who are just starting out might not want to pay the extra in order to enhance performance or optimisation when these options are often available for free from other hosts. But, if you do decide to host your website with DreamHost, many users have reported that they really do take care of you. There’s plenty of managed services available that will tick the boxes for backups, updated, and security scans.
When I signed up to DreamHost, I challenged their customer support to see if they were helpful. Not only were they helpful, but they also knew what they were talking about. Their support team are available 24/7 and offer WordPress solutions, a user friendly control panel, and speedy servers. Their WordPress plans start from $2.59 per month for their basic shared plan.
But, if you want to upgrade your servers, the next plan comes in at a whopping $16.95 per month. Granted, there’s more features and the services are all managed, but I feel this is a bit of a steep jump when you look at other web hosts. The basic plan will probably do to get your started, and DreamHost throw in a free domain, unlimited bandwidth and SSD storage.
+ Great customer support 24/7
+ Nice control panel
+ Scalable hosting options
– A little pricey for the ‘mid’ plan