Kinsta’s story began in 2013 when a team of experts (and enthusiasts) at WordPress, unaffected by marketplace hosting solutions, decided to give their own touch on the technology.
He is based in Los Angeles (USA) and when it comes to WordPress content, Kinsta remains one of the biggest players in the global market today, serving customers in 128 countries around the world.
The only continent they have yet to reach is Antarctica, but who knows what tomorrow (and global warming) will bring.
Unlike other web hosting providers, Kinsta does not operate its own data centers, but uses Google’s “sophisticated” cloud data centers to host its WordPress platform.
Because of this, KINSTA can offer a variety of data center locations, 24 of which are spread from the global and eastern to the Western Hemisphere.
Additionally, although they have a tendency to think globally, their customer support team is local, or so they claim.
On the main website, you can access the official Kinsta Blog. It’s easy to see and filled with numerous articles, most of which are related to WordPress. Among them, you will find several easy-to-follow guides written in precise manner.
Plans and pricing
All Kinsta hosting plans are WordPress, all managed and include a free website migration and hack correction guarantee. Another feature they all share is that they are quite expensive.
Ten hosting plans and prices range from $ 30 (called a “starter”) to $ 1,500 (“enterprise 4”) a month. There are important features highlighted, but if you scroll down a little, all the features and details can be displayed in a simple and swatch way.
Cheap plan (though nothing cheap) features WordPress, 10GB storage, up to 25,000 monthly visits, 50GB free CDN, free SSL certificates, automated backups, hack and remove malware, performance monitoring tool and more.
It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, as with other projects, along with the reimbursement of all additional add-ons.
Easy to use
Choosing and purchasing a hosting package with Kinsta is a very simple experience, that is, if you already know what you want.
If there are ten different sizes and you’re not sure which one is best for you, contact Kinsta’s customer support team, who will find you accessible and experienced.
Once you have decided on a plan, you will continue to create your Kinsta account, which is very simple.
The first information you need to provide is your name, email address and password, then you add your home address, city, country, zip code and the name of your company.
Finally, you will add details about your credit card (the only option available) and make the payment.
Since Kinsta does not offer domain registration services (free or not), you will need to take care of it yourself.
At the very least, Kinsta’s “hassle-free” migration is free, regardless of how many sites users have, and all they have to do is complete the request.
Custom Kinsta Dashboard is made just like your website and more importantly, user friendly. From there, you can manage multiple sites at once, check detailed statistics, analyze and more.
WordPress Installation is just a click away and there are a large number of WordPress-specific tools. Kinsta is, by definition, the only premium CMS WordPress hosting provider you can run.
Speed and experience
Kinsta argues that users are almost certain to see “fast page load times, back-end speed (WordPress dashboard)” when hosting them. Faster than anything, we wonder. Faster than average speed, faster than lightning or faster than Superman?
In any case, Gitimetrix (the tool we use to test the speedy performance of the main Kinsta website) seems to agree with it, as it rated its website performance with A (91%), which is not the result we often see. All the key metrics for speed were above average, which seems pretty promising.