Kinsta Review 2020 - The fastest WordPress Hosting

What is Kinsta?

According to their website:

“Kinsta was founded in 2013 with a desire to create the best WordPress hosting platform in the world. We are veteran WordPress developers who realized that reliable WordPress hosting built on cutting-edge technology with a focus on speed, security, and stability was not the industry standard. We decided to change that.”

In other words, they are a group of specialists who main service is WordPress Hosting.

My non Techie Kinsta Review

In this Kinsta Review I will give my opinion based more on results that on the technical stuff.

I am not a specialized Tech Guru or something related, I am a digital marketer and blogger who has searched to OPTIMIZE WEBSITE SPEED.

As we might know, to improve rankings in Google, speed optimization is a key factor.

The faster your website is, the better the possibilites that Google will like even more your site.

As well as not being a Tech expert, bloggers have to struggle to decide What is the best and fastest wordpress hosting?

So I will tell you more about my story.

 

From Godaddy vs Siteground vs Kinsta Hosting For WordPress

When I started blogging 5 years ago, I started with Godaddy. 

Godaddy has been one of the most known hosting providers in the region, they are based in Phoenix, Arizona.

My Domain names were bought there, so I also though, why not buy the hosting here.

As a blogger who is starting, we just look for the cheap option.

As I built my WordPress website, I didn’t care too much about speed optimization.

I didn’t knew too much about SEO, I just wanted to write and hope the people read my content.

Internet doesn’t work like that.

If we want to get visitors, one way is through SEO, and the In-site and Off-site optimization matters.

So after learning how to improve website speed, I was still not happy with Godaddy, so I decided to give it a try to Siteground.

I wish I could have the numbers to show, but Siteground did improved the speed.

By the time in the hosting of Siteground, I installed Elementor, one plugin that helps you to create websites with a drag and drop feature, but it slows your website if you don’t have the right combination. 

My website speed with Siteground was around 3 seconds.

Siteground has an excellent and fast customer service, but I was starting to have problems and Server errors while publishing pages with Elementor.

I asked for help to the support, and they said it was fixed, but the loading times of elementor was so slow. 

So this started to desperate me, so I kept searching for another wordpress hosting.

I do recommend Siteground, if you are on limited budget, because Kinsta is a more expensie option.

From many reviews that I read, I heard that Siteground is a very good one.

In my experience I can only say that is faster than Godaddy.

But if you have budget, I can say you that Kinsta is even better.

Google Cloud, the reason Kinsta is a fast wordpress hosting service.

Since I work in the biggest IT company in Europe, one of their main topics is the Cloud.

The most important IT companies with Cloud services are Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

So I started to make my research about Google Cloud, and I learned that they offer the service of hosting WordPress on their servers.

Who can have faster WordPress Hosting than Google?

Well, probably their main competitors, but for sure Google can offer high technology. 

So while reading about their WordPress Services, you can actually have One year of Free WordPress Hosting if you do all the settings for yourself.

There are some tutorials in Youtube that can help you, but honestly, as a non Tech guy, probably I will mess up something.

So what was the alternative that Google mentioned if you wanted some services that handle WordPress, use either Kinsta or WP Engine.

Prices between Kinsta and WP Engine are the same, so basically I decided Kinsta just to give it a try. 

Migrating from Siteground to Kinsta

Kinsta offers migration from some hostings.

They even offer premium service.

But to be honest, as a non techie, there were things that actually made me struggle.

For Techies, this might be silly.

During the migration you were required to use some data like FTP, Nameservers, IP address and other information.

I thought that the migration was easier, but it just required to know where to get that information from Siteground, and ready.

It took around 2 days to have the website fully migrated.

But my problem was that the Database was carrying bugs and some other problems, that I better decided to start from scratch, and upload my content as if I was building again the website.

What I don’t like that much from the support, is that Kinsta mainly look only for their server issues and not too much about helping you with things very related to WordPress.

A big difference between Siteground and Kinsta.

But I handle to fix my website, and I got what I wanted, SPEED.

Once everything was set up, like WP Rocket, and Elementor. It got everything way better.

Pingdom Tools, GTMetrix and PageSpeed show better numbers.

Here I share you some screenshots.

 

GTmetrix-Kinsta
Pagespeed-Kinsta

Of course there can be many optimizations to be done.

My mobile site still needs improvement.

But for now I am happy that I changed to Kinsta.

I will still have to wait to see how my Google Ranking improves over time.

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I hope this information about Kinsta give you a more overview of this.

As I mentioned, if you under budget, give it a try with SIteground.

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