Choosing a good host is an important part of setting up your WordPress blog. Not all hosts are created equal! You usually get what you pay for. Some hosts offer an “easy install” or “one-click install” of WordPress (all hosts listed below do), some do not. Please note that if your host does not include this, I will have to add a WordPress installation fee of $50 to your bill. If you plan to use a host not listed here, please contact us before you sign up with them to see if they are a hosting provider we can recommend.
Below are a few reputable hosts. This is not an exhaustive list, so feel free to do your own research as you make your hosting choice. This information is current as of December 2012. Please check with each host to see if this information is still accurate.
Bluehost is currently listed as WordPress.org’s first recommendation. They feature 24/7 US based support, a free domain registration for one year, and more. Their hosting is unlimited, so there is one package. The shortest signup plan is 1 year.
HostGator offers 24/7 support via online chat and telephone, 365 days a year. There are several packages and prices available. Payment is available in per month, 6-months, 1 year, 2 year, and 3 years. See their pricing options and types of hosting available below:
To read what WordPress has to say about hosting a WordPress blog, click here.