iWebsterr vs Justhost vs BlueHost vs Hostgator – Who is the Best WordPress Hosting Provider in the UK?


iWebster Vs Godaddy vs Justhost vs Hostgator


Thanks to our online team who have been working hard day and night (and continue to do so, even now) on researching who really are the top hosts for WordPress that many people use in the UK; not only did we use secondary data, which is useful, but cannot always be accurate, we used first hand research data to calculate the ideal host to host with when using WordPress, or any CGI based script.

(See Reviews for iWebsterr our current top host,  and for other hosts find the reviews here submitted by third party users online as well as our own take on each company and why we recomend them and why we don’t)

The few factors that were looked at which helped us find who are the top hosts in the UK, are as follows:

1. Value for Money: We asked ourselves, are the features being given in the hosting plans actually any value to the end user who would be using WordPress? We balanced this by comparing what most top WordPress website owners use in their WordPress blogs, and websites, and looked at the server features that were being offered – this allowed us to give a number to the value being provided.

2. Features: This ties in with the above point, but is vital enough to have its own category as some WordPress users like using multiple features of the server and other scripts which allow them to manage their website, this doesn’t only include IP blockers and the standard tools you normally get, but also includes how easy it is to install WordPress and get online as fast as possible – we merged this into features as this does play a vital role, especially to webmasters who wish to build multiple WordPress websites as a business tool – like those that make mini websites using WordPress.

3. Server Speed, Uptime and Server Specs: These three factors are vital in choosing a great WordPress host, or to host your own WordPress site on your own server.  Most hosts always have good uptime these days, but the Uptime does not show problems with server specifications that could cause slow servers – hence we had to measure the server in various ways, to see which host as optimal settings for a fantastic super sonic WordPress website speeds.

4. Reviews: We searched review sites, found individual customers of the hosts and interviewed 500 clients of each host – checked their stories that they left on review sites, and gave each hosting company a rank for this specific section.

5. Business History: Although most end-users for WordPress hosting do not have much concerns for the business history of their hosts, as long as the host is legitimate, we felt it was important to look at the years in service, and if there were any big bumps that were on the way, and how they were handled by the host. We have 3 WordPress hosting experts who looked at this for us, and reported their findings back.

Here they are in order from the top host for WordPress, to the least favorite – we picked the top for having the most scoring on each, with a good balance in features, and ideal server environment for running WordPress sites, be it multiple or singular:

1. iWebsterr.com – (Updated to Cluster Cloud with same prices)

2. Hostgator.com

3. JustHost.com

4. BlueHost.com

5. Godaddy.com


So is this a complete list for the top WordPress Companies, ever made?

There are new wordpress and non-wordpress based companies getting launched everyday; the purpose of our reviews and rating here is to present the most beneficial companies to the end user (you) who wants to host from a reliable host that has stood the test of time just like the Egyptian Pyramids or the Statue of the great Buddha! – of course there will be companies out there that will likely provide sincere services to their customers just like the above companies iWebsterr, Hostgator to name a couple.

Should I just buy from the best listed here? or Should I analyze each one myself first for WordPress suitability?

The intention of these ratings are to present the current best WordPress hosting companies in the UK, USA and Worldwide; the choice to buy is up to you. We just ask, to say thank you, please like our facebook page located on the right hand side of this page and stay updated on everything related to WordPress.

We do update the above list regularly, but the best of the best really do tend to stay on top, unless a major downfall happens, like what happened with Godaddy, which is a US based WordPress compatible company; they had some problems with their domain DNS settings, which caused all the domains they hosted, to go down; this was what made them fall, as the DNS problems can still happen, but never happened at that scale to any major hosting company in the world.

When was this chart last updated?

As you know, there are always problems with outdated information on various hosting companies, so we always include a date of last update – we keep editing any changes regularly and update the date below.

This Post was last updated on the: FEB 2017


List of the Cheapest WordPress Hosting Providers in the UK

Having been through so many hosts, people often just want to find a cheap hosting provider to either get their WordPress website started off, or just experiment if creating websites is there thing. Point is, there are many WordPress hosts that provide quality web hosting services at reasonable prices for everyone to use.

Here is the list of the top 5 cheapest WordPress hosting packages:

1. iWebsterr.com – Their hosting plan comes in first at £1.99 with unlimited features and a choice between Linux and windows hosting; 99.99% up-time and dell only servers makes this host the best choice for the money your paying. You can host unlimited domain names for that one low price. Fast support as well – with their WordPress quick install feature, it makes no sense to be with any other host (hence we have shifted this website to theirs). Their servers are also suitable for enterprise level WordPress hosting, such as eCommerce WordPress sites or business themes.


2. Hostgator – Although not truly a UK host, they have been around for a while and know what they are doing. Costing at £5,99 a month, their hosting plans have similar features to iClickster with pretty much the price difference in the way. Their one-click install WordPress feature is available, but they have an issue about the URL appearing slightly different on the address bar – so if your domain is domain.com, the url will appear as domain.com/index.html – which makes it look a little messy, although it is fixable, but I would not want to waste time on fixing this when I can be getting on with my website development.


3. JustHost - They are a fairly decent hosting company charging £8.99 a month for hosting unlimited WordPress websites. Update: They have been reported to have URL issues when installing wordpress using the one-click function, so if you don’t know how to correct this after an install, don’t use them as their support do not help in this.


4. Page – although they are not the cheapest of hosts, they have been around for a while so we thought to mention them anyway. Their cheapest plan is £12 a month, which only hosts 1 website with very basic features, but still has WordPress self-install facility available if needed. But this plan is not suitable for Business level WordPress hosting, but more like a blog.


5. 5quidhosting – although they managed to sneak their way into the top list, they are not the cheapest, nor are suitable for eCommerce hosting or business level, just like Page. They have been around for a while and thought it was useful to list them, but their hosting plans are from free hosting plans, to £10.99.

The UK’s No.1 Rated WordPress Provider – Reviews, Ratings and Everything in between!

As an ex web design and development company, our clients often asked us about “what is the best WordPress hosting company in the UK” – and as time went on, we got more specific questions such as “can WordPress run on Windows servers” and so on.

It is an important question as you need a host that is not only fast and keeps their server up-time to reasonable levels, but also secures your data and website and prevent it from being hacked.

The problem is, many hosts say they are WordPress ready, but are they really specializing in WordPress? are their servers optimized to run WordPress in the most ideal way possible without having any script failures?

And if so, are the reviews for them 100% good? and if so, is it from a legitimate website that actually provides real reviews which are monitored? or a site that can be abused by companies to increase their overall rating as a WordPress company?

These are the questions we looked at, when deciding our recommended host to use WordPress on, and we always have the same host ourselves (via iClickster) who has been around for years and has been providing us excellent services on hosting unlimited WordPress website.

Is one-click WordPress hosting all that you need to look out for when choosing the package for you?

Many people think this is all that you need to look out for – but this is far from the truth. There are specific requirements within the server, which need to be done, and just a one-click install advert on a hosts website is not what should make you buy, as this is done by every host, even windows hosting providers, and we know, wordpress cannot run very well on windows servers, so buying from them is not a good plan.

Sometimes you need to test the host out before you are sure they are ideal. For example, the company Justhost are known to advertise for their WordPress hosting plans; but when you install on their server, their is a URL problem you get which many people easily ignore simply because they don’t see it as a big issue. The URL shows as www.yourdomain.com/index.html – the extra index.html part on the home page shows up, even if you just enter www.yourdomain.com – and this is not great when you are trying to keep a neat and clean image of your website, but not only that, its not SEO friendly (Search engine optimization).

So the next time you do go look for a hosting based in WordPress, think about the above points, and you will be safer and wiser.