I recently decided to re-design my website. As part of the process I decided to investigate leaving my current web host and move to a more contemporary hosting solution. Since this site is build on WordPress, I found Heroku and other cloud based solutions to be somewhat problematic for my PHP needs.
I eventually settled on WP Engine as my new host, not only because it robustly supports WordPress and PHP, but also because it is so much faster than my previous hosting. The overall experience so far has been great. It’s quite expensive for a single site, but it feels like rock solid WordPress hosting with a ton of built in tools for backup, staging, and caching.