The Best Web Servers For Startups

We’ve worked with most of the popular cloud server companies and have a few favorites we’d like to share with you.

A server for the fast-growing startup

If you know you’ll need to scale quickly and need rock solid up-time for a high profile launch, we recommend wpengine. They have great customer service, an intuitive admin area, and most importantly, their servers are FAST.

  • Click this link to wpEngine
  • Scroll down to compare plans and choose the startup plan (comes to $30/mo when you pay for a year up front)
  • Skip all the optional features for now - do not choose multisite, if you have mutiple wordpress sites we have a better way to manage them.
  • Select the data center closest to you

A server for the bootstrapped startup

If you’re starting small and on a budget we would recommend Siteground, this server plan can handle bursts of traffic and have great customer service. The setup isn't as personalized as WPengine's above, but you can't beat the price for what you get here.

  • Click this link to SiteGround
  • Select the GrowBig plan (should be $5.95/mo.)
  • You should already have a domain, if not call us so we can talk you through were to buy. Put in your domain in the box for i already have a domain
  • When you get down to the purchase info area, and it asks you for the location, pick the location that's closest to you (for instance iowa if you are in the USA - this is where their data centers are located)
  • Fill in your personal and billing info.
  • Send us any emails they send you for getting started and we'll handle the rest!