The FASTEST WordPress Hosting in GERMANY - (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 in Germany 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.

Germany'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 German business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US or internationally when their target audience is Germany or mainland 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 Germany in the table below. Here’s a one liner summary of each one:

Cloudways - this is a new-ish provider and has multiple locations in Frankfurt as well as other European locations, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Ireland and Belgium. They are by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack. You're essentially getting a dedicated server without the complexity of managing one.

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 free credit which is approximately 3 months free on their entry level $10 USD/month plan**

 

WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts with two different options in Frankfurt along with options London, Ireland and Belgium. 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 again with hosting in Frankfurt and options in Zurich, Belgium, London and 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.

 

Siteground - the fastest Cpanel host and only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts! ...their mainland Europe data centre is located in Amsterdam (also a London option) which will give you almost identical speeds to Germany based hosting. Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.

 

WPX Hosting - WPX does NOT have a German location BUT they do have a data center in London (also US). They're an amazingly priced Managed WordPress Host with a great balance of price and performance with excellent support, email hosting too!

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 FREE Credit)From $10/monthCheapest, Fastest & Best Performance, HUGE Number of Locations in Frankfurt, Europe & WorldwideVisit Site
From $30/monthHighly Scalable, Managed WP Host, Great For Mid Size Sites, Frankfurt, Zurich, Belgium, Netherlands and London OptionsVisit Site
WPE20OFF(20% OFF Month 1)From $35/monthBest & World's Leading Fully Managed WP Host ,Fantastic For Complex Sites & Woocommerce Although A Little More Expensive. Frankfurt + Multiple Europe OptionsVisit 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
WPSPEEDFIX(50% OFF Month 1)From $24.99/monthBest Value Managed WP Host, Good For Small to Mid Size Sites, UK Data CenterVisit Site
From $25/monthManaged WP Hosting, Great For Small Sites, Multiple European LocationsVisit Site

The Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers in Detail:

We've broken down the specifications and details on each host we recommend below.

If you scroll down further on this page we've explained the key features to look at when evaluating which host is right for you - take some time to dig into that list as often simple things like server location are completely neglected when it comes to choosing a fast host.

Cloudways is a relatively new hosting provider and a bit different to most other providers in the market. In a nutshell you get dedicated server hosting without the complexity associated with running your own VPS or dedicated server.

They offer over 60 different locations with 5 different providers - Linode, Vultr, Digitalocean, Amazon and Google. (most providers only use one provider, eg Wpengine & Kinsta both use Google as their core provider).

Because it's highly configurable, scalable AND you get dedicated server resources, Cloudways is the fastest WP hosting provider on the web right now.

  • Coupon Code: FASTHOSTING - gets you $25 credit (roughly 3 months free on the base plan!)
  • Priced from: $10 USD per month
  • Disk Space Starts at: 25 GB
  • Backup System: From 1 hour to every 7 days + manual backup
  • Traffic Quota Starts at: 1 TB (1000 GB)
  • Admin Console: Custom
  • Data Centers: 60+ Locations! Including US, UK, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Australia, Canada, Irela