Josh's recent thread on VPS providers reminded me that I'm in the market to change my shared host. My current host is based in Australia, and speed is good, but they seem to have lots of random outages that they explain as DDoS or 'issues with their upstream provider' and I'm a bit over it. That said, if I can't find anything better than what I have I probably won't bother switching.
My website is just a basic personal site (wordpress) and blog that I'm trying to use to promote myself amongst others in my industry. I don't need anything too fancy. It actually seems harder to find a good host at the lower end as the saturated market leads many to oversell their capability, and its hard to find genuine reviews.
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a decent shared host for wordpress? My requirements are modest:
Budget: ~NZ$15 /month
Decent email support is a must
Don't need a huge amount of bandwidth or mail accounts
Domain is registered separately for another 4 years
Server location can be anywhere, but my first host was in the US and I was a bit underwhelmed by speed, so ideally NZ or Australia. I'm aware I can use a CDN like CloudFlare but after some testing I'm not sold on the benefits for smaller sites like mine.