Hosting provider master thread: LightningBase

The following is my assessment of LightningBase, based on my own experience. Please feel free to add your thoughts in this thread.


  • cPanel
  • Free SSL using Let’s Encrypt
  • Ability to choose PHP version
  • MariaDB
  • Litespeed Servers
  • SFTP access
  • Memcached available (which I use)
  • Redis available (haven’t tried)
  • Solid support, which becomes quite incredible support if you get the owner, Chris Piepho
  • Consistently outstanding in terms of both speed and reliability. See also the annual WordPress Hosting Benchmarks survey at ReviewSignal
  • Affiliate program
  • Does not perform updates automatically, so does not switch sites from ClassicPress back to WordPress


  • If you have a more esoteric query, support might misunderstand at first, before it gets referred up to Chris.