I’ve been using WordPress since 2008. Over the years, I’ve used almost all of the recommended WordPress web hosts. They all have their pluses and minuses, but my current favorite is a relative newcomer, Kinsta.
Out of the box, Kinsta sites are fast. There’s no need to tweak settings or install caching plugins, it just works.
About a year ago I migrated a site to Kinsta and at midnight Pacific Time, their support staff helped me troubleshoot a complex redirect issue within minutes. In my experience, no other web host has come close to that level of support.
They’re also constantly adding new features such as support for ionCube Loader.