The best place to start with WordPress hosting is WordPress.com. This is the commercial side to the WordPress project. It offers hosting which is quick and easy to get started with. It also offers a free WordPress hosting tier, and paid plans start at £3 per month, which allows you to use a custom domain.
The downside is that it costs £20 per month to use custom themes or plugins, and so is much more limited up to this point.
Our favorite WordPress hosting is IONOS. It starts from £1 for the first year, and then £4 per month from there. This includes a domain and SSL certificate. It gives you a full, unrestricted WordPress environment, and is very easy to get started with.
WP Engine is a much more pricey option for WordPress hosting, starting at £20 per month. However, like IONOS, it gives you a standard WordPress environment, allowing you full creative control.
123-Reg WordPress Hosting
Most web hosts will offer a WordPress hosting option. In this instance, we are including 123-Reg’s WordPress Hosting, which starts at £7.99 per month. This is one of the more expensive options, and doesn’t provide any extras, such as SSL certificates, for this price.