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


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

  1. Wordpressguys22

    I was with bluehost, and they are pretty crap..

    its either iwebsterr or justhost, the real battle. but then again, iWebsterr has a full coverage on features.

  2. Terry

    I dont like the fact that you still need a plugin to change fonts in wordpress, many beginners have this problem and not everyone knows how to go into the backend to change this.

    I hope wordpress improves this into the script itself, so its easier for beginners. But anyway, i use iWebsterr as a wordpress host, they are brilliant. cheapest deals that are value for money.

  3. BusinessHost

    iWebsterr rules as the most suitable wordpress host for the UK and US

  4. Henry Rockwell

    My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to
    .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type
    on various websites for about a year and am worried
    about switching to another platform. I have heard great things about blogengine.

    net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  5. Lorrie

    If your using WordPress, then you need iWebsterr. no questions about it.

  6. Les

    Dont we all think WordPress rules?

    I wonder if WordPress could develop their ecommerce side a little more, so that we can also call it an ecomm platform..

  7. Joseph

    Hostgator is okay, better than bluehost, but since looking for hostgator vs bluehost. I just bought a hosting plan from iWebsterr too, and testing them out, looks great so far… lets see how it goes.

  8. desire

    I use joomla and WordPress hosting with iWebsterr and star host with no problems for my customers.

    Pretty good analysis of hosts tho.

  9. IloveWordPress

    I like the fact that your team looked into the business history of the hosts, and especially looking at the reviews left on other review sites for the specific hosts as some of them are questionable.

    I would think that finding WordPress hosting is relatively easy if you know a little about servers, you dont even need to make a search using the terms wordpress hosting, just simply search general hosting, with specific server requirements; that said, it may not apply to anyone wanting the quick methods of installation, which is very useful to have even if you are a professional and know how to install it yourself.

    Just another guy who loves wordpress =)

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks for your comment and feedback. I think its true to the extent when you say finding WordPress hosts is easy, but on average most people aren’t tech savvy.

  10. Suzette

    As an MBA level WordPress developer, i think these hosts are actually the top WP hosts in England. Although I wouldn’t want to host with Hostgator, they are not UK based, but still are decent.

    Also iWebster are pretty good as one of my friends recommended them to me for hosting unlimited websites, which at first I thought would mean they over-sell their server space, but after looking into it, their system is like cloud based hosts, which is unique and does not cause problems, and they do not oversell their servers.

  11. Martin knights

    Does iWebsterr have joomla as quick install feature on their cpanel?

    1. farhan

      Yeah tho do have for both. I use them too, but only install it on a Linux hosting server, as that’s the optimal environment for WordPress and joomla.

  12. Henry T

    Thanks for such a great list of hosts, but hostgator aint exactly a UK host, so i think iwebsterr is still most appropriate. I host other types of websites with them other than wordpress based, including html only sites and drupal, all of which work very well with their servers.

  13. Gary

    I think the real battle between hosts is iWebsterr and Hostgator, as both are very excellent hosting companies to be with.

    BTW what software did you use to make the graphics? it looks pretty good!

    1. admin Post author

      We used a simple software called Graphic Graphs for making it. But you can use any kind of software that is free to use.

      Yes I agree, that most people really choose between iWebsterr and Hostgator.

      1. Gary

        Thanks for getting back to me about the software, appreciated.

        When are you guys due to do an update on your top wordpress hosts? is this anytime soon? or do you do this regularly?

  14. ian

    Pretty good list of hosts. I was wondering the same about how often do you review the hosts?

    1. admin Post author

      we review hosts about every three months, and major reviews are done every 6 months.

  15. Elliot

    I was thinking to buy from iWebsterr just today and now I saw this shared on Google plus! Pretty cool if you ask me.

    Now to find a good WordPress theme to go with the hosting!

    1. admin Post author

      Did you plus 1 the share I hope? =)

      Yes we will be doing another review soon and amending anything that needs to be changed.

  16. Jacob

    I love this list and will share this on twitter and facebook for better teaming up and collaboration. Its essential to have some of these hosts as a main host when doing SEO on search engines like yahoo, Google and Bing – each have different requirements and its healthy to have unique IP addresses as well as unique content, and be active on Google Plus.

  17. Kristian

    I think the hosting provided by iWebsterr is actually the best deal because i think this article misses the fact that iWebsterr also has a lot of features included free as standard, whilst other hosts you have to pay extra to get them – for example, domain mapping is free on all of their plans, but most hosts charge for it.

    1. admin Post author

      Yes iWebsterr do have domain mapping among other features like ruby rails, options of windows or linux hosting, and they are also compatible with Mac users, as well as ipad or iphone users – just wanted to confirm this here.

  18. Jeff Kim

    great list of the top guys of wordpress hosting companies. I like how you rated hostgator, because although they are a very good host, they do charge for some features which iWebsterr keeps free.

    I still keep my domains at hosts whoever does them cheaper, but i think thats not a good idea anymore because of recent changes many hosts have done (charging for settings that should be free, or having to email support to change ips tag etc).

  19. Joe Henderson

    I have hosted with justhost, hostgator, iwebsterr and bluehost – and i would give a plus to iwebsterr and hostgator as they both have fantastic service.

    They both have decent hosting platforms for medium to small sized businesses.

  20. Max

    I have just subscribed to iWebsterr’s hosting plan where you can host unlimited domain names; they are great!

    I got to say tho, I did not expect hostgator to be second in your list, as I tried their service a while back for a project I had, and was forced to use them as the client insisted. I did not really like them. Maybe its just me.. as I am very fussy when it comes to picking anything, even my meditation spot!

    thanks for sharing tho!

  21. James Martin

    Can you do the one click install feature from these hosts and I heard that sometimes one-click installations are not good to do, and that it might be better to manually install wordpress, what do you say about that? is it true?

    1. admin Post author

      Yes you can install one-click on these hosts; and there isn’t much difference we have experienced when installing a wordpress site using a one-click versus a manual install; one is easier one is slightly more technical way, but wordpress runs the same, ranks the same, and processes the same, maybe developers have an issue with it because they are perfectionists, but if it makes no difference in running ranking and presentation as well as performance, why should we worry about it?

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