Best WordPress Hosting in India - Expert Choice

Daren Low

Editor in Chief

The site you are reading this article on is built on WordPress. 

So are 35% of websites on the internet and more than 60% of sites using a CMS (or Content Management System).

People ⁠— from beginners to experts ⁠— love using WordPress due to its customization options, SEO friendliness, open-sourceness, and much more. Therefore, inevitably, almost all web hosting companies in the world want to win/make WordPress users their customers.

And hence comes the WordPress Hosting/WordPress-optimized hosting.

We have tested dozens of such hosts for everything ranging from performance to support and tried to compile this best WordPress hosting in India list. 

Top 5 WordPress hosts in India

  1.  Hostinger - Best Overall for WordPress
  2.  Bluehost - Recommended by WordPress
  3. Kinsta - Premium managed WordPress host
  4. A2Hosting - Well-optimized WordPress servers
  5. HostGator - Pricier than competitors

The five hosting providers we chose are undoubtedly “bang for the buck.” The “buck” or the budget can vary from person to person, so we’ve tried to list at least one option for everyone. Still, if any choice doesn’t fit your need, let us know; we’ll try to help you find the best alternative.

Recommended for: Personal, small business or affiliate websites of any kind, including WordPress.

Overall Uptime

Average server response time:

~180 ms

Average server response time(in India): 

~212 ms

starts at ₹69/mo

What we love:

  • Affordability for everyone
  • Payment options: UPI, Paytm, Netbanking, Debit card
  • Almost 100% uptime

Just beginning, don’t have enough money to invest in an expensive host, but still want quality WordPress hosting? Look no further than Hostinger. A single site plan costs a mere $0.99/month or INR 69/month! It includes 10 GB SSD storage, 100 GB bandwidth, a free SSL certificate, a free email account, WordPress & WooCommerce optimization, 24/7/365 WordPress-expert  support, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. 

Besides the Single WordPress plan, Hostinger offers ₹199/month WordPress Starter, ₹299/month Business WordPress, and ₹899/month WordPress Pro. With the varying costs, of course, come additional features like you can add more sites, get more bandwidth & server resources, etc.

Recommended for: WordPress mostly.

Overall Uptime

Average server speed

210 ms

Average server speed(in India)
220 ms

starts at $2.75/month

What we love:

  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Value for money
  • WordPress recommended
  • Free domain name

How good a WordPress host is Bluehost? Well, it’s the first name of the only three recommends. Also, based on our testing, it’s the best value WordPress host in India - period. It's fast, reliable, and comes with great beginner-friendly features.

As for pricing and packages, the WordPress plans include Basic ₹199/month pack, ₹299/month Choice package, and ₹299/month Choice Plus plan (which turns expensive and costlier than Choice on renewal). In short, Bluehost has fantastic plans for beginners, professionals, and SMBs (small & mid-sized businesses) who are looking to use the WordPress platform.

Overall Uptime

Average server speed

~180 ms

Average server speed(in India)
~2 ms

starts at $30/month

What we love:

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • 24 global locations (including India)
  • The absolute best WordPress performance
  • 100% uptime

Kinsta is an expensive, cloud-based, managed WordPress hosting. Big companies like Ubisoft, TripAdvisor, FreshBooks, Flippa, etc. use it for reliability, exceptional WordPress performance, security, and other features. And you will assuredly get the best of the best with Kinsta, may it be loading speed, response time, support, or freebies

How expensive is it? Well, these are Kinsta's packages: $30/month Starter plan, $60/month Pro plan, $100-$400/month Business plans, and $600-$1500/month Enterprise plans. All in all, it's for individuals/businesses looking for quality rather than affordability.

Overall Uptime

Average server speed
 ~180 ms

Average server speed(in India)
 ~205 ms

starts at ~ Rs. 220/month

What we love:

  • Unlimited SSD storage
  • Anytime money-back guarantee
  • Free migration
  • Great performance

For individuals & small to medium-sized businesses, A2 Hosting is another good option in the value WordPress hosting market. It keeps performance as its top priority and hence misses on some beginner-friendly features such as free domain. 

They have two types of WordPress-specific plans: Shared WordPress and Managed WordPress. The shared ones cost as low as 220 rupees per month, and the managed plans start around 900 INR monthly. If we were to describe A2 Hosting in one line, it’s the perfect Bluehost alternative - fast & affordable.

Overall Uptime

Average server speed

Average server speed(in India)
~212 ms

starts at $2.75/mo

What we love:

  • Unmetered bandwidth & storage
  • Gator builder
  • Freebies

HostGator’s base WordPress plan is just a bit better than BlueHost’s or A2’s base plan, yet it costs significantly more. It’s a great host, no doubt, but it’s the fifth on the list because the other options are better value for money.

The $5.95/month price tag will get you a free domain, free emails, a free SSL certificate, free CDN, hundreds of WordPress themes, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, a 45-day money-back guarantee, and superb 24/7 customer support. Nothing the other mentioned WordPress host doesn't. It's a pretty solid option if you are sure of getting thousands of visitors. Otherwise, we’d suggest going with Bluehost, A2 Hosting, or even Hostinger for a better deal.

What must your WordPress host include?

Judging a WordPress hosting isn’t rocket science. A bit of expertise and some time to test the host will do; at least, that’s what we needed. At a very basic level, you should look for these things:

1. WordPress-specific optimizations

You can’t know what tweaks a hosting provider has done on the backend for best performance, but there are some things you can learn. This includes answers to questions like 

  • Does WordPress come pre-installed? 

  • If not, is there a one-click WordPress installer?
  • Does the provider offer a free WordPress migration (via plugin or manually)?
  • Are there any WordPress themes, builders, etc. included?
  • Are you getting any premium WordPress plugin/plan with the plan? 
  • Then, there are some technical questions like- What PHP versions/MySQL versions does the host support? 

2. How’s the performance?

A test-based performance evaluation of the host can give you insight into how well your site will perform. Some questions to answer in this step are:

  • Is there a data center near my target audience, or is a free CDN included? Either way, how good is the server response time?

  • How much time does it take for a WordPress page to load? 

  • What’s the uptime/website availability with the host? 

Compare answers of all three questions with the recommended limits like “> 99.95% uptime” or “< 200 ms server response time”.

3. WordPress support

Ideally, you wouldn’t want to get in some trouble & contact the support team, but you never know. So, have answers to these questions:

  • Via how many ways can I contact customer support? E.g. Is there email support, live chat, etc.?

  • Is the support team available 24/7?
  • How fast does the team respond?
  • Are the support agents WordPress + Hosting experts? 

Knowing the answers to these questions will eliminate many hosting options for you.

4. The type of hosting

Yes, you want WordPress hosting, but the baseline architecture of the hosting depends on the plan and provider.

Most of the affordable plans & the ones you most probably need are WordPress-optimized shared plans. E.g., Bluehost, Hostinger, etc. Then, there are cloud-based packages (E.g., Kinsta), VPS plans, and dedicated servers.

Each type of hosting has its pros and cons. What you need depends on your requirements.

Final words

Hundreds of web hosting companies in the market offer WordPress hosting plans. We tested almost all well-known and slightly-known providers and found these five to be the best WordPress hosts for the Indian demographic:

  •  Hostinger: For beginners looking for cheap web hosting, Hostinger plans start at Rs. 59/month and provide exceptional value for money.
  • Bluehost: Recommended by WordPress itself, Bluehost is perhaps the best value WordPress host to ever exist.
  • Kinsta:  For quality performance and features, Kinsta is THE premium managed WordPress host money can buy.
  • A2 Hosting:  For well-optimized WordPress servers & good features at an affordable price, A2 is a fantastic choice.
  • Hostgator:  Though slightly pricier than competitors like A2 and Bluehost, HostGator makes for a good alternative for visitors-attracting sites.

All in all, these five hosts cover a wide range of possibly-needed elements for a WordPress host buyer. Choose whichever suits you.

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• Best uptime (99.99%)

• Fast, 0.4ms load time as average

• Good & quick customer support