The FASTEST WordPress Hosting in EUROPE - (Updated for 2020!)

You know it yourself, when a website is slow to load you quickly lose patience and click away. Your own site is no different, right?

We've tried 100s over different hosting providers over the years. In this post I’ll share the fastest WordPress hosts we've found for our European customers and why we use them.

Since we started in 2008, we have worked with over 2000 businesses and used a huge number of different hosting companies over the years. These are the few we use ourselves, trust and recommend to clients on a daily basis.

Europe's Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers

Most people choose a hosting provider based on price but when you care about performance, SEO, Facebook and Google Ads, that’s a bad idea. If you’re on this page I’m guessing you’re not looking for the cheapest you’re looking for the best right?

A VERY common mistake EU business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US or internationally when their target audience is mainland Europe or their local country. If website speed is important to you (which it should be!) you ideally want a hosting provider located in the same country (or very close by) as your visitors or target market.

You’ll find our preferred hosts for Europe in the table below. Here’s a one liner summary of each one:

  1. Cloudways has multiple options hosted in both the UK and mainland Europe and is by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack. Here you're getting the power of a dedicated server without the complexity AND you have the ability to scale up to the next level of CPU, memory and disk space if you need it. If you want the fastest choose this one.
     
    They also have 60+ locations globally including the US, Asia and Australia - if you're serving a fully international market it may actually be better to host outside Europe. If you're unsure check your Google Analytics and see where the bulk of your visitors are coming from.
     
    **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 nearly 3 months free on the lower level plans**
     
  2. Siteground is the fastest Cpanel host and only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts! ...they have data centres in both London and Amsterdam. Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.
     
  3. Kinsta is a premium managed WP hosting provider running on Google Cloud Platform with similar locations to Wpengine - Frankfurt, London, Belgium, Zurich and the Netherlands. For some types of sites they may be a better choice than WPEngine especially if you're running a large or complex site. If you're considering WPEngine it'd be worth looking at Kinsta too.
     
  4. WPX Hosting - WPX have a London data centre and well worth a look. They're an amazingly priced Managed WordPress Host with a great balance of price and performance with excellent support, email hosting too!
     
  5. WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts with data centres in London, two in Frankfurt, Belgium and Ireland. Go with WPE if you have Woocommerce or a complex site that needs high quality backups and a staging environment. Not the cheapest BUT you’ll save money on web developers and support.

 

Why is speed important?

If you’ve done any searching around the web around website speed or fast WordPress hosting you’ll see a bunch of scary stats thrown around. You’ll see things like “every 1 second of speed equates to 1% less conversion rate” and similar.

I don’t know how correct these numbers are, or the testing methodology being used but I’m guessing we can both agree faster websites=better, right?

There’s really no argument about whether speed is important, it’s even part of Google’s search algorithm, faster loading sites rank higher!

Web Hosting CompanyCoupon CodePrice Per MonthWhy Recommended?Website Link
Cloudways HostingFASTHOSTING ($25 OFF Month 1)From $10/monthCheapest, Fastest & Best Performance,HUGE Number Of Locations Including Ireland, UK, Germany, France & NetherlandsVisit Site
siteground2Get $10 Off Month 1 using our linkFrom $14.95/monthBest All Rounder & Fastest Cpanel Host, Not Recommended For High Traffic Sites, London & Amsterdam LocationsVisit Site
Fastest Wordpress Hosting in Europe 8 2020WPSPEEDFIX(50% OFF Month 1)From $24.99/monthBest Value Managed WP Host, Good For Small to Mid Size Sites, UK data centreVisit Site
Fastest Wordpress Hosting in Europe 10 2020WPE20OFF(20% OFF Month 1)From $35/monthBest & World's Leading Fully Managed WP Host ,Fantastic For Complex Sites & Woocommerce Although A Little More Expensive. Several Europe LocationsVisit Site
Fastest Wordpress Hosting in Europe 12 2020From $30/monthHighly Scalable, Managed WP Host, Great For Mid Size Sites, Several European OptionsVisit Site
Fastest Wordpress Hosting in Europe 14 2020From $25/monthManaged WP Hosting, Great For Small SitesVisit Site