Have you ever tried to deal with most web hosting companies’ customer service? That experience alone is enough to scare you away from those company for good.
Seriously, it can be that frustrating!
If you own a website, you know how frustrating it is when your server goes down and you are forced to sit on hold for over an hour.
It is that frustrating experience that motivates me to always keep looking for hosting companies that provide top quality service. Recently I discovered Kinsta
So, what is Kinsta?
Good question. They are a highly reputable hosting and support company that work exclusively with WordPress websites.
Kinsta doesn’t treat you like a number and their customer service is some of the best I’ve experienced.
The thing I like about Kinsta is that they offer their services through the premium version of the Google Cloud Platform and they are even recommended by Google Cloud themselves.
But they are more than just a web host
I was excited when I learned that the team behind Kinsta is mainly WordPress developers, the same developers that have made tons of WordPress themes, plugins, and who have troubleshooted countless problems on the platform before.
It’s that kind of expertise that helps you get your website back online when something goes wrong. And of course, having 24/7 support 365 days a year helps too!
Here’s another thing good about Kinsta
Other companies will often just throw your website up on any server and call it a day. This isn’t how Kinsta does it.
They let you choose which data center you want to have your website hosted on.
Look at these amazing choices:
-Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
-St. Ghislain, Belgium
-Changhua County, Taiwan
-The Dalles, Oregon, USA
-Ashburn, Virginia, USA
-Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA
-São Paulo, Brazil
-Jurong West, Singapore
You’ll never have to worry about slow speeds because you are in direct control of where your website is hosted, meaning you get localized speeds that are backed by Google themselves.
And in the case where something does go wrong, who do you trust more to get your hardware back online? The Google Cloud!
The answer is easy
I’m not a tech guy, but when they told me that my individual WordPress website was being hosted in its isolated container, that sounded good. They told me that they used LXD managed hosts and LXC software, but honestly, that kind of terminology was beyond my paygrade.
The thing that sold me was that I was being provided a dedicated service that was 100% private. I didn’t have to worry about my customer’s data being leaked because my server will be secure.
Sounds good, right? What’s the catch?
You do have to pay for Kinsta. They offer tiered plans starting at $30 a month for smaller websites.
The other plans include:
$60 per month for 2 installs, 40,000 visits, 6GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$100 per month for 3 installs, 100,000 visits, 10GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$200 per month for 10 installs, 250,000 visits, 20GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$300 per month for 20 installs, 400,000 visits, 30GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$400 per month for 40 installs, 600,000 visits, 40GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$600 per month for 60 installs, 1,000,000 visits, 80GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
$900 per month for 80 installs, 1,500,000 visits, 120 GB of storage, and a free SSL & CDN
Their plans may seem pricey, especially if you are a smaller business. I get that. But $30 a month for a smaller website is fair if the hosting is top notch, and upgrading to a larger plan takes a few clicks to do.
My Verdict – 5/5
Don’t penny pinch and settle for a budget host. When you do, you get a budget host and that will hurt your website.
Your website needs to be online 24/7, especially if you are selling products. Pay a few extra dollars to get a quality host.
I give Kinsta a 5/5 because of their reliability and dedication to the WordPress platform.