What does Kinsta offer?
Kinsta offers different types of hosting solutions. One of them is the Managed WordPress hosting solution, specifically aimed at WordPress websites. Looking at its price, Kinsta isn’t per se the cheapest hosting provider. That means there should be a good reason to go with Kinsta.
The Kinsta website offers a clear overview of what you can expect. No slow load times or time-outs, no caching issues, and fast support. Those are great promises, but also promises made by any other hosting provider. Kinsta’s added value can be found in the more specific and technical things. And those can bring you, as a website owner, a lot.
Let’s start with Kinsta’s integrated CDN (Content Delivery Network), which means that your website is lightning fast for every user from over the world. Whereas usually a hosting provider serves your website from one physical server of choice (such as one in Amsterdam or Los Angeles), Kinsta has a delivery network that serves your website from a server closest to your user’s location.
This type of network greatly improves the speed of your website: a user in Australia doesn’t need to wait until the server in Amsterdam sends your website all the way to the other side of the globe. Kinsta’s CDN serves it from a server closeby, thus increasing the speed of your website significantly.
This is something you can achieve with other hosting providers as well, but it’s usually part of the more expensive plans or you have to integrate it yourself.
Another great thing of Kinsta is the 24/7 support by WordPress experts, offered in 5 different languages. This is unique. It is true most providers offer support within 24 hours, but usually it takes a while before you get a reply. And that Kinsta’s support works well can be seen in the positive reviews on sites such as Trustpilot with a rating of 4.3 out of 5.
Besides that, there is a free website migration service offered by Kinsta. You might recognize this: you have a website hosted somewhere, but you need to migrate it. That’s a lot of work and hassle. Kinsta migrates your websites for free, within 2 days, from your old server to the new Kinsta server. This can take a huge amount of work off your hands. Of course there are a couple of conditions to benefit from this server, but for smaller websites Kinsta’s service should be enough for you. Usually you won’t find this with cheaper hosting providers.
Finally, there are the smaller things that make Kinsta great: the 30 day money-back guarantee, easily upgrading or downgrading your plan, local website development from your own machine, fast backups, and more. All on top the regular features you expect from a WordPress host, such as a one-click WordPress installation and a clear control panel.
Kinsta gets a lot of praise in user reviews, both on Trustpilot and other hosting comparison websites. This is not only because of the above-mentioned functionalities, but also because of Kinsta’s great support and the way a lot of work is taken care of by them. In particular the following aspects are highly rated:
- Quality of service and support
- Speed and uptime of website
- Offered functionalities
This brings us to the final point: the costs. Those are not necessarily cheap. Kinsta offers multiple options, ranging from its cheapest plan of 35 dollars a month to the most expensive plan of 1.650 dollar per month.
Those are different prices than offered by, for example, Siteground and Hostinger. Kinsta will offer you 2 months of free hosting if you opt for the yearly plan, though. This makes the cheapest plan about 30 dollars per month. Still a bit more expensive than its competitors.
With the cheapest hosting plan you will get:
- 1 WordPress installation
- 25,000 visitors
- 10GB disk space
- Access to free SSL, CDN, and more
- Free migration
So, is Kinsta worth it?
The answer is: it depends. First of all, we can say with confidence that Kinsta is a very good WordPress hosting provider. The functionalities, support, and speed of your website are perfect. So when would we recommend Kinsta to you?
- You value high-quality performance and speed of your website (for example if you have a webshop).
- Your website has a lot of international visitors.
- Your website is growing quite steadily.
- You have or expect peak moments with a lot of visitors on your site.
- You have a small, local business with not too many website visitors.
- Low costs are essential to you.
Altogether, we are very happy with Kinsta. If you consider them as well, you can read more or even try out their plans on the Kinsta.com website.