Originally Posted by jezthomp
Hello, i’m unsure if this is frowned upon of there are numerous other threads which talk about the same but i’m after some hosting recommendations.
Specifically for WordPress sites majority of the time, not Windows and ideally have gzip compression and keep alive turned on as default, or at least easy enough for me to turn on. Up to date PHP etc etc
Not massively expensive so i assume that rules out a dedicated server.
Any hosting providers out there that achieve all this?
Since this was from 3 months ago, I'm only guessing you a found host or some answers to your needs.
There tends to be arguments about WordPress hosting, and to help guide your decision, and the thoughts that exists;
1. WordPress web hosts from Marketing. These hosts tend to use cPanel, which makes them no different than any other cPanel host. The thing with such hosts, this is fine if you're starting a new WordPress website, or have low traffic. Such a host doesn't need to be one that advertises WordPress, but does need to be reputable.
2. WordPress web hosts that are actual WordPress web hosts do not do so from Marketing. They do no use cPanel or any panel. They do not install services that are not needed. These type of hosts are for WordPress websites with high traffic, that have outgrown Shared hosts.