For years we have big fans of Hostgator and Blue Host for our WordPress websites. Both hosting companies are locate right here in Utah. Both companies have given us excellent service, in fact, I would say we have called hundreds of times and helped hundreds of times with exactly what we needed.
But and that is a big but, when it comes to site speed we have found then lacking. Even though we include caching plugins image and video optimizers on every website we design and build the load queries from the hosting accounts take a very long time. Especially during peak internet usage times for our area.