When it comes to owning and operating a WordPress website, the company that you decide to host your website with is an extremely important factor. We have worked with websites hosted on just about every commercial hosting provider and have had the chance to learn the ins and outs of all of their services. Whenever a someone, whether it be a client or personal friend, asks who I recommend they host their WordPress website with, I only have one answer for them, Nexcess. It would be irresponsible of me to base this recommendation on just the server specs alone, so let’s take a look at what makes Nexcess so special.
Shared Hosting Environments
When it comes to shared hosting providers, the most important thing to consider is the quality of the hosting environments that they offer and the specs of the servers you will be hosting on. Nexcess offers three different highly optimized WordPress shared hosting packages that will exceed expectations when it comes to shared hosting experiences.
The biggest concern with shared hosting, especially when it comes to WordPress, is how fast the website will load and whether or not the server will be able to handle the numerous requests your website will be making. These shared packages are configured specifically for optimal WordPress performance, so they come configured for W3 Total Cache, Memcache and APC cache. And if that’s not enough for you, the support team can help you in getting Varnish installed and configured as well for maximum speed on your WordPress website. They also include access to their Content Delivery Network (CDN) which will drastically improve your sites image and static file load times.
If you are currently hosting your WordPress website with a shared hosting provider like GoDaddy you can expect to see pretty considerable improvements in speed and performance almost instantly once you move your website to Nexcess hosting (provided of course the issues are not code related, but that’s a different story).
Dedicated Hosting Environments
Any WordPress website owner that has a large website with a lot of traffic can understand the need for a powerful and reliable dedicated server to host their WordPress website on. Nexcess offers two extremely well optimized WordPress dedicated hosting options that are sure to exceed your hosting expectations.
Setup with all of the caching and speed optimization of the shared hosting options, the dedicated servers start with a 2x hex core processor, 300GB disk space RAID-10, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, unlimited secondary domains, New Relic Standard Analytics, and also include daily backups.
These servers are finely tuned for premium performance, so if your current WordPress hosting solution is not able to keep up with your website’s needs, you are sure to see an immediate improvement in speed and overall user experience once relocating your WordPress website to Nexcess.
When it comes to support, Nexcess is hands down my favorite hosting provider to deal with. Most importantly, you can their support line and speak directly with a server tech based in the United States. These server techs are knowledgeable about the server technology and are also experienced with WordPress, so are more than capable of assisting with issues you may be seeing with your sites performance, it’s server configurations, as well as it’s speed optimizations and any errors it may be throwing.
The support team also has a very easy to use ticketing system that makes it unbelievably easy to call in, discuss your requests directly with a tech, and then if needed, have the tech update you via ticket once the request is completed. The level of communication via the ticketing system is also unparalleled, where it’s rare the technician answering your ticket is not able to grasp your request and deliver the expected results on the first try. Gone are the days of dealing with inexperienced, under-trained, overseas tech support agents who will leave you in worse shape than when you first contacted them.
Every WordPress website owners second biggest concern when it comes to hosting is typically how much it will cost. In comparison to other website hosting providers that offer far lower quality hosting solutions, Nexcess is very comparably priced. With their lowest level WordPress hosting package starting at just $12 per month, you’d be hard pressed to find better service and support for a better price.
If you’re in search of a dedicated server option, you can get started with Nexcess for under $500, a price not many can beat and definitely not with this type of quality. With the level of service and support they provide in the administration of your web server, you are definitely getting your moneys worth when you decide to host with Nexcess.