There are hundreds of thousands of web hosts out there, the vast majority of which meet the WordPress minimum requirements, and choosing one from the crowd can be a chore. Just like flowers need the right environment to grow, WordPress works best when it’s in a rich hosting environment.
We’ve dealt with more hosts than you can imagine; in our opinion, the hosts below represent some of the best and brightest of the hosting world. If you do decide to go with one of the hosts below and click through from this page, some will donate a portion of your fee back—so you can have a great host and support at the same time. If you don’t need the flexibility of a full web host, you may consider getting a free blog on




“WordPress 1-click install, auto-updates, unlimited hosted domains, and great support! DreamHost powers over 600,000 WordPress blogs and websites globally, and offers a 2 week free trial, a free domain name, plus unlimited disk space, bandwidth, MySQL databases, and email addresses. Easily install your favorite WordPress plug-ins, and rest easy with our 100% uptime guarantee.”


HostGator Web Hosting
HostGator is the top choice amongst our recommended WordPress hosting providers. Most of web properties are hosted with HostGator. We have been using them since 2009 and have no plans on switching. They haven’t let us down for a single bit.

Laughing Squid

Laughing Squid“Laughing Squid Web Hosting is an independently owned and operated web host started in San Francisco that provides friendly, dependable, and secure web hosting services to artists, individuals, bloggers, non-profits, and small businesses. They are open source geeks who are to help you get your content online and rescue you from the endless void of impersonal and unreliable web hosting.”

Requirements: PHP 5.2.4 or higher, MySQL 5.0 or higher, Apache or nginx recommended.