WordPress Hosting Comparison is a website I launched this week. The website lists the main web hosts in the industry that supply managed hosting. The website doesn’t include providers of what I would deem to be more bare bones systems, where you would receive root access to a (virtual) box, but instead focuses on providers who offer tailored hosting solutions ready to go.
Not all of the providers offer a WordPress-specific hosting option, but many do. However, all of the web hosts and all of the web hosting packages within the comparison will fully support WordPress. Many of the providers have WordPress only packages, and some have WordPress pre-installed and optimised with their own in-house plugins tailored specifically for their own servers.
The website itself is built in Ruby on the Rails framework. I created the website as an opportunity to learn a little more about Rails, and to see how quickly I was able to produce a fully content managed app and deploy it.
The WordPress Hosting Comparison website allows users to sort by their requirements, such as the total allowed disk space or transfer, or the number of sites that are allowed to be hosted on each package. All of the packages have an individual write-up on their pros and cons, as do the hosting providers themselves.
WordPress hosting can be a very frustrating experience for some website owners, who can easily be tricked into paying a lot of money for a poor service. The WordPress Hosting Comparison site only includes trustworthy hosts who I feel won’t rip people off. Of course there are budget hosts, and hosts that are at the top end of the pricing scale, but as with anything you get what you pay for – and the comparison site aims to show consumers just what it is that they are paying for.