Lightningbase Hosting Review
With so many hosting companies out there, it’s hard to decide which one to choose. There are very big companies like Godaddy with huge marketing budgets, and companies like Bluehost, Hostgator and Justhost that all offer relatively similar packages and prices. There are some companies that offer websites and throw the hosting in as part of the package like Squarespace, Wix or even WordPress.com. If you look hard enough, you could probably find thousands of companies that offer website hosting. So, how do you choose?
As a web design company, we have worked with several different hosting companies from all over the world. In our experience one hosting company has stood out so far from the crowd that we felt compelled to write a review.
Lightningbase is that company.
Lightningbase is a website hosting company that offers lightning-fast (like that?) hosting for wordpress websites. And when we say fast, we mean it. We’ve moved several sites from some of the aforementioned companies to Lightningbase hosting and the difference has been night and day. It’s a full service company offering domain registration, email and more. (If you don’t have a WordPress website, don’t bother reading any further, you’ll need to find another company.)
The price is relatively similar to most other companies, although a little more expensive, and worth every penny. Packages start at $9.99 per month (less when you pay annually). If you’ve got several websites, you’ll get a great discount for multiple sites, which makes Lightningbase a no-brainer.
Now here’s where Lightningbase shines: customer service. I could only wish that all the other companies I work with, hosting or not, had customer service at the level of Lightningbase. I’ve never had more than a 10 minute wait time to get a question answered or a problem resolved. Need to move your site? No problem. Need to move domains? No problem. Need anything? No problem. These guys are right on top of it ALL THE TIME.
Some technical aspects: their servers are built with SSD based storage and modern processors, a fast web server stack, and locked down from intruders. Then they add bunch of extra goodies like free site transfers and backups. Your site will fly and your time will be saved. I’ve personally been saved on several occasions by the back up system. There is nothing worse than making a mistake, doing an update or adding a plugin that crashes your whole site. With literally 2 clicks, you’re back in business.
So, I could keep singing the accolades of Lightningbase, but really, just do yourself a favor and sign up. It’ll be the last hosting company you ever use for a WordPress based website.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and ask, although you might get a faster response from Lightningbase themselves!