When choosing a web host for your blog, you need to keep in mind 3 important factors:

  1. Uptime – If your website goes down, it hurts your traffic and your reputation. Uptime should be a minimum of 99.94%.
  2. Speed – You need hosting for your blog that loads quickly, or you’ll lose readers and search engine rankings.
  3. Customer Support – The hosting company you choose should have expert support that responds quickly when you need help.

We’ve tested over 30 web hosting companies over a period of 6 months, but we’ve shortlisted the top 9 web hosting companies for this guide. Still, there’s quite a variety here! Whether you’re looking for cheap hosting, managed hosting, shared hosting or WordPress hosting, we’ve got you covered.

Ready to get started? We’ll be looking at all of them in detail in our best web hosting guide.