Take The Annual WPShout Webhosting Survey

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Since 2011, WPShout has conducted a comprehensive, non-biased, webhosting survey. Although the site has changed hands, Fred Meyer and David Hayes are continuing the tradition and the survey questions are ready to fill out. There are four required questions with no identifiable information required to submit your answers. The survey is aimed at figuring out the following information:

  • Reliability
  • Speed
  • Usability
  • Support
  • Value
  • WordPress compatibility

The data will be collected, collated, and openly shared to the community for individual analysis. In 2013, 214 people participated in the survey. The goal for 2015, is 500. Most users who run a self-hosted WordPress site also have a webhosting account. This is a chance to share your experience with that company for the benefit of others.

It’s hard to find good information about webhosting companies without running into reviews filled with affiliate links. If you have a few minutes to spare, please take the survey and help spread the word.

11 Comments


  1. Thanks so much for the writeup, Jeff! We’re excited to get the review out, and are hoping to get enough results to take a really thorough look at the space.

    John: Here’s the link to last year’s summary of results. For trends, I suppose I’d say that “boutique” shared hosts generally won out over the shared hosting giants. Would be interested to hear what you find in the results!

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    1. The link to the raw data (in google drive) says that it is in the acct owner’s trash and will not be available soon. Would you mind removing it from trash? Thanks

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      1. Link should be fixed; have a look?

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      2. yup, fixed now, thanks Fred.

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  2. Just checked last year’s results and it’s sad that quite a lot of people were (or maybe are still) hosting with Bluehost, HG, GoDaddy, etc.

    I will take the survey later today, thanks for sharing the link! :)

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  3. I’m looking forward to the results and in particular comparing them to what I’ve been finding with my HostingReviews.io tweet sentiment project. It’s looking a lot like the managed WP-only hosts really are a better choice than virtually all shared hosts (Flywheel, Pagely, Pantheon and WP Engine in particular). They’re maturing.

    Off to take the survey!

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    1. I don’t know when they plan on closing the survey but it’s still open for responses right now.

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    2. Hi guys,

      It’s open until October 14. Tricia, promote away and thank you so much!

      Fred

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