WordPress Hosting

WordPress Hosting

Fast, secure, affordable WordPress hosting for SMEs

High Performance WordPress Hosting

WordPress hosting has come to Blacknight. WordPress hosting is different from regular web hosting in that the servers are optimised to host just WordPress websites, so they work faster, installations are easier to maintain, and your WordPress sites are more secure. On a dedicated WordPress hosting server, there are only other WordPress websites, so the server is optimised for it. This controlled WordPress-only environment is fast, secure, and easy to use.

WordPress Web Hosting

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WordPress & Blacknight

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering more than 40% of all websites on the internet.

Blacknight’s dedicated WordPress hosting service is tailored to give WP websites all the resources needed to perform and grow your presence online.

Our award-winning customer support team are available by phone, email and live chat to help, answer your questions and troubleshoot any issues.

cPanel & AccelerateWP – Dynamic Duo

Blacknight WordPress hosting is based on rock-solid cPanel servers, optimised with AccelerateWP, the latest in WordPress hosting solutions.


  • Server-side caching
  • Lazyload images for faster page loading
  • Improved page load speeds
  • Alerts for slow plugins and suboptimal code
  • Request monitoring
  • Optimised Apache settings

Why Choose WordPress Hosting over Shared Hosting?

WordPress hosting is essentially a ‘website in a box’ – the software is already installed; you merely need to customise it to your specifications. Our WordPress only servers are optimised for solely running WordPress, so the servers won’t get bogged down with hundreds of diverse types of software.

WordPress hosting allows you to have the flexibility of shared hosting, with the power of dedicated hosting. Blacknight WordPress servers are actively managed to ensure stable and fast performance, important server security updates are taken care of, and we continue to optimise them and make sure they run efficiently.

Why Choose WordPress Hosting over VPS Hosting?

Running and managing your own virtual cloud server (VPS) can be a daunting prospect. WordPress hosting with Blacknight gives you the power and speed of a VPS with the ease of uses of shared hosting.

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  • Plan Features

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    Websites i 1 1
    Disk Space i 100GB 100GB
    Bandwidth i Unlimited Unlimited
    Subdomains i Unlimited Unlimited
    CPUs i 3 8
    Memory (RAM) i 2GB 6GB
    FTP Users i 10 10
    Cron Management i
    Protected Directories i
    One Click Install i
    WordPress Toolkit i
    WP Accelerator i
    Secure Backups i from €1.99 p/m from €1.99 p/m
    Moneyback Guarantee i 30 Days 30 Days

  • Email Features

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    Basic Email Hosting i
    Mailboxes i Unlimited Unlimited
    Mailbox Size i 1GB* 1GB*
    Email Aliases i
    Email Forwarders i
    Email Autoresponders i 1 1
    Catch-All i 1 1
    Webmail i
    SMTP, POP3, IMAP & Mobile i

    * Mailbox Size: 10GB – 50GB Upgrade options available

  • SSL Features

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    Free SSL (LetsEncrypt) i
    Premium SSL i €29.99 a year €29.99 a year

  • Database Features

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    MySQL Databases i 1* 1*
    PHP MyAdmin i
    Disk Space Limit i 25GB 75GB

    * Your Blacknight Control Panel will show 2 databases, however only one is usable for your WordPress website. The 2nd database is a requirement of the WordPress Toolkit software Blacknight uses.

  • Server Features

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    PHP 7.4.x i
    PHP 8.0.x i
    Server Side Includes (SSI) i
    Perl i
    FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) i
    Apache i
    Mod_Rewrite i

  • Analytics & Web Statistics

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    Webalizer i
    AWStats i
    Log Manager i

  • Technical, Accounts & Sales Support

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    Knowledge Base i
    Email i
    Phone i
    Live Chat i

  • Pricing

    Description WordPress WP Ultimate
    1 Month i €9.99 €49.99
    1 Year i €109.89 €549.89
    2 Years i €199.80 €999.80
    3 Years i €299.70 €1,499.70

I Can Pick Up the Phone - That Gives Me Peace of Mind

I’ve used Blacknight web hosting for more than 10 years for my clients’ websites. They're reliable and they're great value, but the real worth is in their customer service and support. I know there’s a great team down the road in Carlow. I can pick up the phone if I need to, and that gives me peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the factors to consider in web hosting?

    A shared web hosting account provides an allocation of the resources of a physical server depending on the customer’s needs. There are four factors to consider when choosing a shared web hosting package.

    Number of websites: This is the number of different websites that can be hosted on a single shared web hosting package and ranges from 1 website on a Mega package, to 5 on Giga packages, and 15 on Tera packages.

    Disk Space: Websites take up disk space – especially when there are images. It’s important to gauge how much space you need. Mega packages have 30GB of space – which is perfect for most websites. Giga packages have 100GB, and Tera packages have unlimited disk space. Hosting disk space does not include your email mailbox disk space.

    Monthly Transfer: This is the amount of data in gigabytes which can be transferred to and from your hosting account per month. It is sometimes called ‘bandwidth’. All our hosting packages now have unlimited bandwidth.

    Number of Mailboxes: This is the number of email accounts supported by the hosting account, ranging from 5 mailboxes on Mega hosting plans, to 10 mailboxes on Giga hosting plans, and unlimited mailboxes on Tera hosting plans. Mailbox size is separate from your web disk space and limited to 1GB, but upgrades are available.

    Vhost Limit: The Vhost limit is the maximum number of active connections to your website at any one moment. A user’s web browser can make multiple connections to your website in order to load your webpage. The number of connections vary in different browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Opera etc). A single webpage generally consists of a HTML file, CSS & JavaScript files, background images, logos, banners other images, audio and video files. All these files need to be loaded for your website to render in a user’s browser when they visit your website. Caching can greatly reduce the number of connections. For example if your website is on our WordPress hosting plan, ‘AccelerateWP’ is included. This feature dramatically improves the performance of a busy WordPress site which allows more users to access the website at the same.

    If you expect your website to be busy, a high Vhost limit is good. If for example you expect to be on the Dragon’s Den, presenting at a conference or demoing your product to a group of people for your business, then it’s a good idea to think ahead and choose a plan that can handle the increased website traffic and load when required. There’s nothing worse than people not being able to access your website at a crucial time. We’ve all experienced a website crashing at a critical time, so plan ahead, chat to our team if you expect a spike in traffic. If you website is built using WordPress make sure to check out our WordPress hosting option which is fully optimised to ensure your WordPress site is stable, fast and efficient.

    Web Hosting Plan Limits: Mega: 50 | Giga: 100 | Tera: 150 | WordPress: 150

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  • Should I choose Linux or Windows web hosting?

    We offer only Linux hosting on our entry-level web hosting plans. It’s ideal for PHP-based platforms such as WordPress which powers almost half the web.

    If your website requires ASP or ASP.net support you will need to choose Windows. Windows is fully supported on our VPS cloud server plans as well as on dedicated servers.

  • Is there a backup/restore facility?

    Yes, you can protect your website and online data with automated, secure basckups from as little as €1.99 per month with siteBackup.