[INFOGRAPHIC] The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

If you’re not interested in all-things WordPress hosting, then sorry, but we’re going at it again (with this WordPress hosting infographic).

For a good reason, though! Whether we like it or not, hosting is a mandatory element in any website-building project. 

At the same time, it’s quite funny too. I mean, if your host is doing its job just fine, you don’t even notice it. But when things go bad … this is when your day starts being all about hosting.

So as you know, we did a big hosting survey lately, which did teach us a lot about who’s actually leading the hosting space in WordPress, plus what the most common challenges are. I encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already … it will surely give you something to think on.

Initially, we wanted to release a cool infographic along with that final results post. Unfortunately … you know … deadlines and stuff. So we’re doing it today.

Here are the most interesting numbers about the state of the hosting industry in 2016 – our WordPress hosting infographic:

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  • Patty Ayers

    It’s a pain to change hosts, especially if you have 10+ sites. I think that’s the reason people say they’re “happy” with their host. I remember a famous study they taught us about in Psych 101: people will speak well of something they’re currently stuck with. For example, I’m stuck with Hostgator until I’m ready to spend dozens of hours of hard work switching my 25 sites elsewhere. So, technically I’m “happy”. :-

    • Luke Cavanagh

      You can clone a site in around 5 mins or so with Duplicator or any of the other site migration and cloning plugins, so it is not that complex a process to migrate sites to new hosting. Then just go into DNS and update to the new IP address.

    • Patty, I completely understand the feeling. I had about 10 sites with Bluehost and the thought of moving them all, even though I was super frustrated with Bluehost, was painful.

      I use ManageWP to manage mine and my clients’ sites, but even that can have its issues (tried going to InMotion and it was a disaster). Recently, I moved to Flywheel and could not be happier! They have taken care of migrating my sites for me! All it cost me was 60 seconds to fill out a form.

      I cannot more highly recommend Flywheel and their awesome team!

    • Karol K.

      I’m not sure about people speaking well about their hosts if they aren’t actually happy with them. In general, people seem to be more vocal when they want to complain about something, than they are when they want to praise something.


    Kudos to the designer! That’s a fun infographic!
    (The number of entries seem a little too low to draw any representative conclusions, though IMHO).

  • Kim Gjerstad

    Hey, not sure I understand the results of the type of WordPress websites. “XX% less popular”… what does it mean?

    • Karol K.

      It means that, for example, personal websites are 32% less popular than business websites. And so on. With business websites being the benchmark.

  • HasithaP

    Where is Liquidweb