The FASTEST WordPress Hosting in FRANCE - (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 French businesses 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.

The Best WordPress Hosting Providers in France

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 French business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US or internationally when their target audience is France or Europe. If website speed is important to you (which it should be!) you ideally want a hosting provider located in the same country as your visitors or target market.

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

Cloudways - this is a newer provider and has a Paris data center and multiple throughout Europe including Frankfurt and Belgium and is by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack. You get the power of a dedicated server without the hassle of complex configuration. If you want the fastest choose this one. 

They also have locations globally, which in some cases may be better if more of your visitors are international or coming from Canada. In these situations offer the US or Canada based hosting is a better choice.

**They have a 3 day free trial BUT if you use the coupon code FASTHOSTING they'll give you $25 credit so nearly 3 months free on the base plan ($10 USD/month)

 

WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts. 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.

 

Kinsta - a premium managed WP hosting provider running on Google Cloud Platform with multiple European locations. 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.

 

Siteground - the fastest Cpanel host and only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts! ...their European data centers are located in Netherlands and London which will give you almost identical speeds to Paris based hosting. Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.

 

WPX Hosting - WPX is an amazingly priced Managed WordPress Host with a great balance of price and performance with excellent support, email hosting too! Their data center is based in London

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!

HostPrice Month FromCoupon CodeWhy Recommended?Website Link

CloudWays

$10FASTHOSTING ($25 Free Credit!)Cheapest, Fastest & Best Performance. Paris Data Center Plus Belgium, Frankfurt, London & More!Visit Site

SiteGround

$14.95Get $10 Off Month 1 using our linkBest All Rounder & Fastest Cpanel Host, Not Recommended For High Traffic Sites. Netherlands + London LocationsVisit Site

WPX Hosting

$24.95WPSPEEDFIX(50% OFF Month 1)Best Value Managed WP Host, Good For Small to Mid Size Sites. London data centerVisit Site

Kinsta

$30Highly Scalable, Managed WP Host, Great For Mid Size Sites, Several European LocationsVisit Site

WPEngine

$35WPE20OFF(20% OFF Month 1)Best & World's Leading Fully Managed WP Host ,Fantastic For Complex Sites & Woocommerce Although A Little More ExpensiveVisit Site

Pressable

$25Managed WP Hosting, Great For Small SitesVisit Site

Pressidium

$42Enterprise Grade Managed Wordpress!Visit Site

How To Choose A Provider

Unfortunately most people choose a hosting provider based on price which is not really the best way to do it.

Ultimately with hosting you get what you pay for. Cost is obviously one of the considerations to look at when choosing a provider but that's really only one element of many. Below I’ve summarized the key features or things we look for when choosing a hosting provider.

Click play below to hear an audio walk-through and more in depth explanation of what you consider when choosing a provider. Alternatively click here for an MP3 audio or scroll down for a Youtube powered embed.