People often ask me, “where should I host my WordPress site?” Well, two web hosting providers that I use everyday for myself and my clients are DreamHost and Media Temple. DreamHost is the cheaper of the two – starting at $10/month. It’s great if you have small to medium websites to host and I really like their easy to use one click WordPress installer.
MediaTemple’s grid service is a bit more high end and double the cost at $20/month but if you’re planning on growing your site to have a decent amount of traffic or have a small to medium business website, I’d suggest MediaTemple (or affectionately known as MT)’s Grid Service. Their one click WP installer is a little quirky that you have to delete the “html” folder via FTP first before you can install WP.
On a personal note, I’ve been able to setup a brand new registered domain with WordPress running in less than one hour, using GoDaddy for domain registration and either DH or MT for hosting!
Some people have asked me about HostGator and after using them for several projects I am not a big fan of the way they organize the sub-domains or sub-accounts. It makes installation and previewing WordPress sites into a pain in the butt task.