Most people choose a hosting provider based on price but when you care about performance that’s a bad idea - it's an even worse idea if you're running Woocommerce because your website effectively is the business.
If you’re on this page you’re probably not looking for the cheapest you’re looking for the best right? Unfortunately most articles you'll find around the web recommend garbage web hosts like Bluehost and Hostgator who are notorious for poor performance, downtime and outages as well as hacked sites. All totally unacceptable when you're entire business runs on that hosting.
Through our agency we've worked with 100s of ecommerce sites and online stores so have a great deal of experience in which hosting providers are good and which are horrible. The hosts we use and recommend most often are in the list below along with other hosts we recommend in the comparison table below.
Cloudways - this is a new-ish provider and is by far the fastest for Woocommerce because their speed optimized server stack is designed for the high demand Woocommerce puts on the server database. This is NOT a cPanel host so their might be a bit of a learning curve BUT if you want the fastest choose this one.
**They have a 3 day free trial BUT if you use the coupon code FASTHOSTING they'll give you $25 off your first invoice so effectively 3 days + 1 month free on the lower level plans**
Siteground - the fastest Cpanel host (only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts!). Siteground beats other cheap shared hosts because they have a more advanced caching system which again helps with the high demands Woocommerce puts on the WordPress database. Best if have a tight budget and also need email hosting.
WPX Hosting - amazingly priced Managed WordPress Host BUT doesn't include advanced memory caching so this one is not suited to large Woocommerce sites. They provide a great balance of price and performance with excellent support, email hosting too!
WPEngine - by far the best Managed WordPress Woocommerce host. Go with WPE if you a complex site that needs high quality backups and a staging environment and you're not super tech savvy. Not the cheapest BUT you’ll save money on web developers and support.