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!