The FASTEST WordPress Hosting in SINGAPORE - (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 and recommend for Singapore and also nearby countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia 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.

Singapore'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 Singapore (and also other south east Asian) business owners make is choosing hosting based out of the US or Europe when their target audience is Singapore, SEA, Australia 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 country closeby) as your visitors or target market.

You’ll find our preferred hosts for Singapore in the table below. We also recommend these for customers in Malaysia and Thailand as they're connected by a land border and also Indonesia as it's very closeby. Here’s a one liner summary of each one:

Cloudways - this is a new-ish provider and has multiple options in Singapore and is by far the fastest because of their speed optimized server stack. Here you're getting the power of a fully dedicated server without the complexity of running one. If you want the fastest choose this one. 

They also have locations globally including Australia, Korea and Japan which in some cases may be better depending on where your visitors are located.

**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 lower level plans**

 

Kinsta - a premium managed WP hosting provider running on Google Cloud Platform again out of Singapore. For some types of sites they may be a better choice than Cloudways especially if you're running a large or complex site. If you're considering Cloudways 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 data centre is located in Singapore which makes it an even better option for Singaporean businesses! Best if you have a handful of small sites, have a tight budget and also need email hosting.

 

WPX Hosting - WPX does NOT have an Asia 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!

 

WPEngine - if one of the original Managed WP Hosts which is why we mention them here, unfortunately the only Asian locations are Taiwan, Tokyo & Australia. Go with WPE if you have Woocommerce or a complex site that needs high quality backups and a staging environment and you're targeting a broader Asian market. 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 FREE Credit)From $10/monthCheapest, Fastest & Best Performance, Dedicated Server Power With Easy Interface, Multiple Singapore Options w/HUGE Number Of LocationsVisit Site
siteground2Get $10 Off Month 1 using our linkFrom $14.95/monthBest All Rounder & Fastest Cpanel Host Worldwide, Singapore Data Centre, Not Recommended For High Traffic SitesVisit Site
From $30/monthHighly Scalable, Managed WP Host, Great For Mid Size Sites, BEST Managed Wordpress Host in SingaporeVisit Site
WPSPEEDFIX(50% OFF Month 1)From $24.99/monthGreat Value Managed WP Host, Good For Small to Mid Size Sites, UK & US Locations only thoughVisit 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. Tokyo, Australia & Taiwan locations onlyVisit Site
From $25/monthManaged WP Hosting, Great For Small SitesVisit 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.

Server Location - Singapore Hosting for Singaporean Visitors

Server location is key and poor location choice is a common problem we see. It's really important that you host in the geographic location that is closest to the majority of your visitors.

That means if you're an Singapore company serving mostly Singaporean customers you need to host at a location in Singapore. If you're a US company, then host in the US and a Europe based business then host in Europe.

This is particular important in the case of Singapore as the typical internet connection is very fast so the further away your hosting is from the visitor the more they'll feel like the site is slower.

Generally the site will run 0.5-1 second SLOWER when the visitor traffic has to cross an ocean