Domain Registration and Web Hosting
Domain registration and website hosting management is a critical part of managing websites. Many people find this aspect of website-ownership frustrating and stressful. We're not a hosting company, but we're glad to be your liaison and help you navigate through all the technical issues.
We've used A LOT of web hosts in the past 20+ years, and there are definitely good ones and terrible ones, with most falling somewhere in between. If you have a mission-critical website, investing in a quality hosting plan is essential.
Surelutions' Preferred Web Hosts
A2 Hosting is a world-wide hosting company, and just so happens to be our neighbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We especially like A2 Hosting for our smaller nonprofit clients' websites because they have offer a tier of services including affordable starter plans to fully managed enterprise solutions, with many options in between. This means you can start small and level up as your website grows, without having to change hosting companies. A2 Hosting has been our preferred web host for both our business and nonprofit websites since 2016.
A2 Hosting plans range from $10/mo to $150/mo, with a discount on your first year. 501(c)3 nonprofits can get an additional discount as well.
WP Engine is a developer favorite offering premium managed hosting plans specifically for WordPress websites for nonprofits and businesses. We highly recommend them for their high quality hosting packages and stellar support team who are available 24/7.
WP Engine hosting plans start at around $25/mo.
More Good and Bad Hosting Companies
We also like these web hosting providers: Siteground (only for certain types of websites), Flywheel, Kinsta, LiquidWeb
We DO NOT recommend these web hosting companies: GoDaddy (fine for domains, see below), BlueHost, JustHost, HostGator, HostMonster, iPage, Dreamhost, IONOS 1&1, and any EIG subsidiary (links to wikipedia list)
Domain Registration Companies
When Surelutions started out, we used GoDaddy for many projects, and set up a storefront account (hosting.surelutions.com). Around 2007, we changed to web hosts that worked better with WordPress. We continue to fully support current clients hosted on our GoDaddy reseller plan. To buy a new domain or access your existing Surelutions account, go to: