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.