me lisa

Hi 👋 I'm Lisa! I'm a freelance web developer travelling the world and I have been building websites (mostly WordPress powered ones like this one) for small business owners for the last 5 years or so.

Because every website needs web hosting I have come across many web hosting service providers over the years. Some have been good, most have been not so good and a few have been outright terrible.

This here website is a collection of my personal and honest reviews* of a couple of web hosts I have worked with the most, and have most experience dealing with. Namely Bluehost, InMotion Hosting and SiteGround.

* honest, unbiased and bull💩-free reviews of web hosting services I have actually used.

Best web hosting services reviewed

SiteGround Review
I have rated SiteGround 5 out of 5. SiteGround should be your #1 choice of web host if you care about things like speed, performance, security and uptime, and you want solid technical features and excellent support at an affordable price. (FYI this website is hosted with SiteGround.)
Free site migration
Free daily website backups
Officially endorsed by WordPress
Managed WordPress hosting on all plans
Innovative speed technologies (SSD HTTP/2 PHP7 NGINX)
Free SSL certificate & CDN
30-day money-back guarantee
Limited data storage
Strict over-usage policy

InMotion Hosting Review
I have rated InMotion Hosting 4.5 out of 5. InMotion Hosting is a stellar web hosting provider and an excellent choice to choose to host your site with. InMotion offers a perfect blend of low price and technical innovation, and you can expect excellent uptime, speed, performance and technical features.
Free domain name
Free website migration
Free daily site backups
SSD drives on all plans
Managed WordPress hosting on all plans
Innovative speed technologies (SSD PHP7 WP-CLI CloudLinux OptimumCache)
90-day money-back guarantee
No free CDN
Slow account setup due to manual phone verification
Somewhat misleading pricing information

Bluehost Review
I have rated Bluehost 3.5 out of 5. Bluehost is an all-round and good web host for beginners that comes with good features and extras, but there are better web hosts out there for the same price but with more resources and better technical features.
Free domain for one year
Unlimited traffic & disk space
Officialy recommended by WordPress
Easy WordPress installation
Free SSL & CloudFlare CDN
30-day money-back guarantee
Slow page loading times
No free site migration
No free daily site backups
No SSD drives

Comments from Site Visitors



I really wish I had seen this review about Bluehost before I went and signed up with them a couple of months ago. I guess now it’s too late to get my money back :sadface. I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, so far BH has been good and I have had to ask support for help, but I’m worried what the future will bring. Lisa, what host would you use for a small blog?


I am much happier with Siteground after I moved my site over to them. Bluehost was good but when the site started to get some serious traffic I ran into more and more troubles with BH. This is a great site though, love the info and that you are honest about things (very refreshing compared to all the other “review” sites out there) / xoxo Linda


My 2017 new year resolution is to start a blog and I will use Bluehost to host my new WordPress powered blog.