In this article, we look at the best WordPress hosting in Europe. Particularly, we compare the offerings of:
We will discuss the plans and packages that these hosts offer, and their top tools and features. Importantly, we will also consider why they are best placed to host websites catering to a European demographic. Let’s get started…
? How to choose a WordPress hosting service in Europe
There are a wide assortment of factors to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting service in Europe. Although some of these factors will differ depending on the needs of your website and audience, here are a few of the key components that you should take into account before making a decision on the right host for your project:
?️ Data centers:
If your audience is mainly based in Europe then you should choose a host that has data centers located within Europe itself. Hosting your site from a server based in the US, will not give your European users the on-site experience that all valued customers deserve, which consequently may end up costing you in leads and revenue. Always check where a host’s data centers are located, and crucially, whether you can choose the location of your server.
Not only is high quality support always important from a host, but if your business itself is located within Europe, then you need a host that ensures its support is available within your time zone.
Many hosting providers offer 24/7 support, which is ideal, or more localized time-specific support options. If you have a preferred way of accessing support (e.g. via telephone) then it is also worth checking to see if this option is offered.
Researching ratings and reviews of a hosting company is a great way to find out about the service it provides. However, always look for reviews that are relevant to your geographical area. A hosting provider may receive top reviews from US customers, but much lower ratings from its European counterparts.
With hosting you get what you pay for, so it’s always best to opt for a top tier plan, if your budget can stretch to it. If you are based within Europe, then you may also appreciate paying in Euros, or your local currency – check to see if this is an option.
? Resources available:
Each hosting provider offers different types of hosting options, plans and packages. You will need to research each plan to see what resources are included. Some hosting companies offer unlimited websites, bandwidth and storage. Others limit these resources, so make sure the package you opt for meets your essential requirements.
⭐ WordPress specific features:
Having additional WordPress specific features built into your hosting plan can really help with a quick set up and the smooth running of your website. Useful WordPress features to look out for include:
- Automatic WordPress
This article was written by Megan Jones and originally published on CodeinWP.