Searching for cheap WordPress hosting?
Sometimes you need a way to host your WordPress site(s) without breaking the bank, and we’ve got you covered in this post with some objective recommendations based on review data from thousands of users.
In this post, you’ll find ultra-budget WordPress hosting options for under $3 per month, but most of the hosts we recommend fall more in the ~$10 per month range.
If you just want a quick look at the best cheap WordPress hosting, here are the top options. Otherwise, keep reading for the full analysis:
To help you find the option that’s right for your needs and budget, I’m going to divide the hosts into two sections:
To make this objective, we’ve aggregated user ratings from TrustPilot, WhoIsHostingThis, CodeinWP, and Review Signal. Beyond offering our own experience, this gives you hard data on how other users rate all of these hosts. You can see our in-depth analysis of all WordPress hosting options—not just the cheap ones—here.
If you already know what you’re looking for, you can click a link above to jump straight to that section. Otherwise, keep on reading to find the best option for your needs and budget.
What to Expect With Cheap WordPress Hosting
Let’s be honest to start this off:
As Heinlein reminds us, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”
For the most part, there’s a clear correlation between the price that you pay for hosting and the quality of service that you receive.
There are certainly some hosts that offer better value than others, but a $5 per month plan from a good host is not going to perform on the same level as a $30 per month plan from a good host, especially as your site grows in complexity and traffic.
In general, I would say that you can still get good quality WordPress hosting in the $10-$15 per month range (that’s full price, not promo prices. More on the difference in a second).
If you try to go below that into hosts that cost under $5 per month with regular pricing, you’re typically going to make serious sacrifices in:
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go under the $5 per month range if that’s all your budget allows for – you’ll just need to lower your expectations for the quality of service that you’re going to get.
Pay Attention to Promotional Pricing When Considering Cheap WordPress Hosting
When discussing cheap hosting, it’s important to highlight the concept of promotional pricing because it’s a common tactic in the budget web hosting space.
With promotional pricing, the top-line prices that you see many hosts advertise only apply to your first billing cycle.
After that, they can double or triple when you go to renew. For example, look at the difference between SiteGround’s “special price” and its regular prices:
Most hosts will let you lock in the promotional pricing for up to
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPShout.