Kinsta Review

Kinsta Review Summary

Specializing in a very specific niche of web hosting can be an extremely challenging thing to do but Kinsta has managed to succeed. It offers users the unique opportunity to opt for extremely powerful web hosting that is designed around a single platform - WordPress.
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Kinsta Pros

  • Cloud-based WordPress-only hosting
  • Massive range of VPS plans
  • Plans auto-scale during visitor spikes
  • Free white glove site migration services
  • Choice of 20 server locations
  • Highly developer-friendly
  • Can importing your own SSL
  • Detailed knowledge base
  • Custom-design cache plugin
  • Automated and manual backup systems
  • Automated website status checks
  • Specialized WordPress support staff
  • No price hikes on renewal
  • No contract period lock-in

Kinsta Cons

  • No email hosting
  • No shared hosting
  • Does not support cron jobs
  • Some WordPress plugins banned

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Kinsta is a rare beast in the world of web hosting and has carved itself a very nice niche in a competitive environment. It has kept its focus on one of the singularly most successful Content Management Systems (CMS) - WordPress.

While this may have isolated it from much of the web hosting market, there are more than enough WordPress users to support their business model. This is especially true since it also enables them to hire WordPress-specific support staff who are tuned in to the world of their customers.

Between the niche and their expertise, Kinsta has been a solid choice in premium managed WordPress hosting. It has managed to stay on its path without distraction and provide excellent levels of performance and service.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

Unless you’re looking to move an already successful WordPress site here to take advantage of Kinsta’s great performance, it can be a pretty expensive option. Newbie site owners will find it a little difficult to justify the cost of Kinsta which starts at $30 per month for their most basic plans. Sites with a low volume of traffic will especially find it hard to justify the cost here.

Kinsta Performance

Kinsta Plans & Pricing

Kinsta VPS/Cloud Hosting
/per month
1 WordPress website
20,000 visits
10 GB SSD storage
20 data center locations
Free / Imported SSL

/per month
2 WordPress websites
40,000 visits
20 GB SSD storage
100 GB CDN
20 data center locations
Free / ImportedSSL
Site cloning

Business 1
/per month
5 WordPress websites
100,000 visits
30 GB SSD storage
200 GB CDN
20 data center locations
Free / Imported SSL
Site cloning

Kinsta User Satisfaction

    Stephen Shepard

    "The Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC"

    Kinsta is the overall best WordPress website host! While somewhat more expensive than other hosts, Kinsta is well worth your investment – they have more features, better technology behind their hosting platform, and better customer support than any host I have previously used.

    Yes, recommend

    David Wang

    "Best WordPress hosting I’ve used"

    I’ve used many different web hosts over the years and Kinsta stands out over the rest by far. Support is outstanding. The hosting service is rock solid – consistently fast and reliable. And the best thing is no conflicts or strange issues like with many other hosting services. I’ve been a Kinsta customer since 2014 and will be staying with them for the foreseeable future.

    Yes, recommend

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