Three hosting companies I’m recommending


Last month I un-recommended one particular hosting company.  After some careful research I’m recommending three others.

All three companies are well regarded in the industry for speed and service, and not known for either limiting service to get you to upgrade or for other sales-driven annoyances.

SiteGround (  The basic StartUp package would be good for your crisis management site but if you’re planning to have more than one site then their GrowBig package isn’t that much more expensive and it’s got… well… room to grow big!


DreamHost (  They don’t have “special” introductory offers but then they don’t nickel and dime you later.  Their basic shared hosting is great — I’ve used it for years.  I haven’t tried their more expensive but theoretically more reliable dedicated WordPress service.  I don’t think you’d need it, but do read their materials just in case.

Site5 (  Their hostBasic and hostPro are comparable in service to SiteGround’s StartUp and GrowBig packages.  I’m not (yet) personally familiar with Site5 but they keep showing up at or near the top of (uncompensated) industry recommendations.

Semi-disclamer: I’ve always been reluctant to recommend hosting so this is a bit of a departure for me.  I receive no commission or bonus from any of the companies I’m recommending in this post or any other previous posts.  BUT am evaluating setting up affiliate links where if you followed a link from my site you’d pay the same amount but I’d receive a small commission.  If I do join any affiliate programs I’ll disclose my relationship in future posts.

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David Innes,

I've been building and maintaining websites since 1997 and building and supporting similar hypertext-driven software since 1987. I've done maintenance, support, and maintenance for physical and digital systems since 1981. And no, I still haven't seen it all but by now I usually know where to look. More about David Innes...