At first glance, WordPress hosting plans of both Hostinger and Pagely may appear to be similar. However, they are not. I used multiple parameters to thoroughly test both these hosting providers’ WordPress plans and found Hostinger outperforming Pagely after a tough battle.
You can take a look at Hostinger’s latest deals here or continue reading to find out what gives Hostinger a winning edge over Pagely.
1. Plans and Pricing
Hostinger wins by offering wider plan variety and lower prices
Hostinger offers multiple hosting plans including shared and WordPress hosting, email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS hosting. Hostinger’s 3 WordPress plans are cheap provided you opt for the longest term (triennial).
In contrast, Pagely’s 6fully managed WordPress hosting (VPS) plans have slightly lower resource allocations and are expensive with the starting plan costing (monthly) almost 93 times the cheapest WordPress plan of Hostinger. You can save 5% with the annual term though. Pagely also offers 2 Enterprise WordPress plans. Despite steep Pagely pricing, its managed plans offer several user-friendly features.
With Hostinger’s WordPress hosting plans, you can host unlimited websites and get 30GB-250GB disk space and unlimited bandwidth. You’ll also get LiteSpeed WebServer, SSD storage, free site migration, 1-click WordPress installer, SSL certificate, multiple PHP versions, a wide array of customizable themes and plugins, SSH access, WP-CLI, Git, SFTP, weekly/daily automated backups (plan-dependant), free site migration, and a staging environment.
With Pagely’s WordPress VPS plans, you’ll get to host 5-6 sites, 30GB SSD-50GB SSD space, and 20GB-500GB bandwidth. You’ll also get ARES (WordPress-specific Web Application Gateway), automatic backups, Let’s Encrypt SSL, site migration (free for up to 2 apps), staging sites, WP-CLI, and SSH access.
Compare both these providers using the comparison table below.
Shared hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS
Managed WordPress VPS hosting
Free SSL Certificate
30GB SSD-300GB SSD
30GB SSD-50GB SSD
Daily/Weekly (depending on your plan)
Atomic control panel
Free Site Migration
✓(for up to 2 apps)
It’s a tie with Hostinger offering better resource allocations and Pagely more user-friendly features for free.
Hostinger uses Tier-3 datacenters across 7 different regions while Pagely has 14 Tier 1 and Tier 2 datacenters across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and the Asia Pacific.
For enhanced performance, Hostinger uses LiteSpeed WebServer with the LS Cache Plugin, SSDs, HTTP/2, the latest versions of PHP, Cloudflare CDN, and the Jetpack Plugin. Pagely functions on dedicated AWS instances and offers PRESSTHUMB (for dynamic image optimization), PressCDN, PRESSCACHE (for faster loading speeds), SPDY support (to accelerate page load times), Redis cache engine, and HTTP/2+PHP7.X.
Both these hosts offer a 99.99% uptime guaranteed SLA (backed by credit schedule). Pagely also offers an enhanced SLA with 100% availability guarantee and elevated credit commitments. Hostinger performed well in our tests. You can get details at our expert Hostinger review. Pagely’s performance too was excellent. Visit our expert Pagely review to check details.
Pagely wins, thanks to its comprehensive and robust security features
To ensure your WordPress site’s security, Hostinger usesSSL certificate, Cloudflare CDN, Imunify360, and the Jetpack Plugin.
Pagely developed PressARMOR – a comprehensive security architectureto protect its hardware, network, and WordPress applications. It also offers DDoS protection, PCI-compliance and security scans, brute force mitigation, managed WAF, 2-factor authentication for core services, malware prevention and remediation, system-wide comment spam prevention, multi-level intrusion detection and prevention, and chrooting of all shared systems.
Pagely’s proactive and extensive security processes help it win.
Hostinger wins, thanks to its lightning-fast support
Hostinger offers24/7 live chat support along with support via email and tickets (for logged-in users). I tried its live chat, which was quick and competent. There’s a paid “Priority Support” too that positions you on the top of the queue whenever you need help. For self-support, you have a knowledge base, blog, and tutorials.
Pagely offers 24/7 live chat and ticket support (for logged-in customers). You can also reach it via phone (for select plans), its private Slack channel (8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, PST), and Twitter. I found the support to be most active between 8 am-7 pm (PST), Monday through Friday, when you’re almost guaranteed to get a reply within an hour. For self-help, you can use its knowledgebase, blog, or podcasts.
With its lightning-fast support, Hostinger wins this round.
Hostinger Wins a Closely-fought Battle
Despite winning this competition with Pagely, Hostinger had a close finish. Pagely did give Hostinger a tough fight in the features and performance rounds, and even outshined it in the security round. However, Hostinger managed to score wins in the pricing and support rounds. I would recommend Hostinger over Pagely. Hostinger is a good choice and it also makes the top of our list of the best web hosting services. But if you need highly scalable, enterprise-level managed WordPress that some of the world’s biggest brands like Disney, TimeInc., etc. rely upon and don’t mind the steep prices, Pagely could be a good option.
Plans and Pricing
Budget-friendly shared hosting and WordPress hosting together with email hosting, cloud hosting, and VPS
LiteSpeed WebServer, SSD storage, free site migration, 1-click WordPress installer, SSL certificate, multiple PHP versions, several customizable themes and plugins, SSH access, WP-CLI, Git, SFTP, weekly/daily automated backups, and a staging environment
ARES (WordPress-specific Web Application Gateway), automatic backups, Let’s Encrypt SSL, site migration (free for up to 2 apps), staging sites, WP-CLI, and SSH access
99.99% uptime guarantee SLA (backed by credit schedule); uses LiteSpeed WebServer with the LS Cache Plugin, SSDs, HTTP/2, the latest versions of PHP, and Cloudflare CDN, and the Jetpack Plugin
Credit-backed 99.99% uptime guaranteed SLA and enhanced SLA with 100% availability guarantee and elevated credit commitments; uses PressCDN, dedicated AWS instances, PRESSTHUMB, PRESSCACHE, SPDY support, Redis cache engine, and HTTP/2+PHP7.X
SSL certificate, Cloudflare CDN, Imunify360, and the Jetpack Plugin
DDoS protection, PCI-compliance and security scans, brute force mitigation, managed WAF, 2-factor authentication, malware prevention/remediation, comment spam prevention, multi-level intrusion detection and prevention, and chrooting of all shared systems
24/7 live chat, email and ticket support plus paid Priority Support; knowledgebase, blog, and tutorials for self-help
24/7 live chat and ticket support plus support via private Slack channel (8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, PST), phone (for select plans), and Twitter; knowledgebase, blog, and podcasts for self-help
Yes, it offers better value for money with its better performance, pricing, and support. It’s also included in our list of the best web hosting services.
Does Hostinger offer WordPress hosting?
Yes, it offers three WordPress hosting plans. If you would rather have managed WordPress plans where your web hosting provider manages all the technical aspects of WordPress for you, I recommend you consider the best managed WordPress hosting providers.
Does Pagely offer VPS hosting?
Yes, it offers managed WordPress VPS plans but they are extremely pricey. To get reasonably-priced and dependable VPS, I would recommend you to check our list of the best cheap VPS hosting services.