If you’re planning to generate thousands of pages by using the techniques of programmatic SEO, here are some web hosting recommendations for you.
I have tried several hosting providers and below are my top 3 recommendations:
- DigitalOcean — scalable hosting solution for pSEO WordPress sites
- Siteground — for WordPress sites, doesn’t require complex setup
- Netlify — ideal for hosting static sites
Now, let’s have a look at the entire list.
Hosting for pSEO WordPress Sites
For hosting WordPress sites with thousands of pages, here are some of my recommendations:
As per my personal experience, DigitalOcean has to be the best hosting provider for WordPress sites. It’s affordable and straightforward to set up, unlike other VPS providers.
I have also done a test by publishing 50,000 pages through pSEO on a WordPress site hosted on a $6/month server on DigitalOcean. And the server was able to handle it perfectly. You can read more about the whole experiment in this post.
However, note that while DigitalOcean is good, the initial setup might be a bit tricky if you haven’t done it before. But if you’re willing to spend some time setting it up properly, there are several tutorials available that you can follow.
I have worked with Siteground as well, and it doesn’t require much technical knowledge to set up the hosting for a WordPress site. Siteground has shared hosting plans, but the servers are good enough and can easily handle a pSEO site with 10,000-20,000 pages.
During my experiment, the import process wasn’t slow at all, and it didn’t stop in between either.
3. Liquid Web
If you’re looking for managed WordPress hosting with dedicated servers, Liquid Web is a good choice to go with. I haven’t used it personally, but I know people who are using its services and are happy.
It’s a bit pricier than Siteground, but completely worth it if you want something reliable and powerful.
Hosting for pSEO Static Websites
If you’re doing programmatic SEO on static websites, there are several options available as well.
I would put Netlify at the #1 spot because of its generous free tier and faster build times. I have built and hosted an 11ty static site with ~5,000 pages on Netlify, and I am still far from hitting the limits of the free tier — it’s wonderful.
On the platform, you will be able to host sites built using any popular static site generators like 11ty, Hugo, or Gatsby.
2. Cloudflare Pages
If you’re already using Cloudflare for DNS management and for providing security to your website, using Cloudflare Pages to host your static website should be a no-brainer.
The integration process is very quick and DNS propagation takes only seconds.
3. GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages is another completely free option that you can go with to host your static sites. However, the build times are slightly longer as compared to Netlify — but hey, you’re getting it for free.
I have used it for a few projects, and have good experience so far.
If you have any other better recommendations or have any questions, kindly feel free to let me know in the comments below.