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 many business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US or internationally when their target audience is India or Asia. 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 India in the table below. Here’s a one liner summary of each one:
Cloudways - this is a new-ish provider and a data center based in Bangalore and is by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack. You get the full power of a dedicated server without all the technical difficulty of Linux server configuration. If you want the fastest choose this one!
They also have locations globally including Singapore, which in some cases may be better if you're serving a broader Asia market or if your business or site is targeting the US.
**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 plans!**
Siteground - the fastest Cpanel host and only marginally more expensive that the rubbish $3-5/month hosts! ...their data centre is located in Singapore which will give you almost identical speeds to Indian based hosting. Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.
Kinsta - a premium managed WP hosting provider running on Google Cloud Platform again with multiple international locations and a data center in Mumbai. 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.
WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts with data centers around the world. 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.
WPX Hosting - WPX does NOT have an Indian location BUT if you're targeting an international US or UK market they're 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!