Living in Kingston, Ontario, I see a few local companies providing web hosting service, but they are all using the old pricing models from an era long since gone.
Kingston web hosts offer 2GB, 10GB or 20GB of transfer per month. This is tiny! Especially if you have a multimedia website receiving any real traffic at all.
If you want a web host for your WordPress website that understands the modern web, then you need PressTitan. We provide cutting-edge, top-tier WordPress hosting on fast servers using a modern technology stack and proactive monitoring.
Our plans measure bandwidth per month in terabytes, but on top of our hosting offering, we also set-up advanced content delivery networks so that your visitors are served your website by servers closer to them, providing a faster, better experience than local Kingston Web hosts can provide.
So if you are looking to host a WordPress website in Kingston, you need to look at what PressTitan can do!
Don’t get roped in by features you’ll never use, like 30 databases or 50 email accounts, look at their performance numbers. Assume that each company is hosting their own website on the best technology they have available, and assume that they have taken the time to look after the important details in their own business. Here’s how they stack up using GTMetrix, a well-known site test tool.
Receiving a D-rating isn’t good, though I will give them credit for a lightweight homepage with a reasonable load time.
For $50 per month, you can get 2 GB of storage space and 200 GB of data transfer. That seems pretty reasonable but they don’t provide proactive services, aren’t experts in WordPress, nor do they list prices for an SSL, explain what technologies they are using, and so you just have to trust them.
And don’t go over your bandwidth, otherwise, you’ll be paying large fees, as much as $8 per gigabyte per month. Use just seven gigabytes over your limit and you are paying more for overages than your expected monthly bill.
You don’t have to worry about bandwidth like that with PressTitan as we measure bandwidth in terabytes which are thousands of gigabytes.
You really want B-ratings or above, and JumpHost is able to get there, and with a reasonable loading speed on a very-lightweight home page. They would likely be my second choice for Kingston web hosting.
Looking at their pricing, you’ll see that for $40 per month, you get “full service” web hosting. This includes only 100 MB of storage and 2 GB of bandwidth per month. A WordPress website with a fair number of images and a few larger plugins will use up all of that storage space. You could never put a reasonable eCommerce site on hosting that small.
Let’s say you need 1 GB of storage and 100 GB of bandwidth/transfer per month, a reasonable expectation for a mid-sized website. What would that cost at JumpHost? For an additional $20 per month, you’ll get to your 1 GB of storage, but to get to 100 GB of bandwidth, you’d need to spend around $500 per month!
On top of that, if you want an SSL Certificate, you’ll have to shell out $90 per year, and this is on a heavily shared server, not a VPS like PressTitan offers its clients.
Loading more than a half-second faster than JumpHost, Kingston Online Services is fast, especially when you look at how heavy their homepage is. I would be impressed if it wasn’t for the E and D ratings that it receives.
KOS’s largest package is $60 per month and provides 10 GB of disk space and 50 GB of monthly transfer. That sounds fine until you realize that they are running PHP 5. PHP 5 was released over 3 years ago. Its active support stopped at the start of 2017. Security patches for PHP 5 will stop at the end of 2018. This is not a technology you want to run your WordPress powered website on today.
Using the example above, to get 100 GB of transfer at KOS, you would be looking at $160 per month and this doesn’t come with any proactive management services like we offer at PressTitan.
While we do have the smallest homepage out of this list of competitors, I think our load time of 0.6 seconds and our A scores speak highly of what we can do for Kingston web hosting.
You’ll receive 50 GB of storage for all of your photos, products, plugins, themes and more. You’ll receive 2,000 GB of transfer. And if you need more of any of these specifications, just reach out and up to a reasonable amount, we won’t charge you a penny for overages, so if you have a month or two where you use 3,000 GB of transfer, you won’t pay anything additional!
For $299 USD per month, we will go beyond just hosting your website, we will make it our business to improve your WordPress website’s performance, its rankings, its security and more!
Search Engines have continued to prioritize site speed and security, and PressTitan can provide you with both. If you use WordPress or want to use WordPress and your website is a major component in your business, then you need to consider how important it is for your website to load quickly and go from there.
Sign-up now for your own website audit, for only $79 USD, which will provide details not only on where you are today but how you can improve tomorrow.