Indeed, it is depend on what sort of wordpress website you will host. When it is a little website you can host it on cheaper hosting packages. When you have a big website it is better to look for wordpress optimized packages or a VPS.
I've hosted al my website's at Versio (NL/UK/EU servers).
I am hosting some WordPress sites on a VPS with InclusiveHost solely because I know their support staff goes above and beyond to help, and are very competent. Of course, there are plenty of providers right here on WMS that could host a regular WordPress fine, just as RDO Servers said.
I have many WordPress sites and I have some at 3 different hosting providers. I use separate hosts 3 for a few reasons but I won't get into that.
Over many years I have used a couple dozen hosting providers. Some are better at one thing and others at another. No matter what hosting company you choose, the most important thing is that they provide great support that is speedy and highly competent. So I always put service as the most important factor. Out of all the hosts that I have used, Namecheap has given me the best support by far.
There are a countless number of hosting providers out there that are good, but I will only speak of the ones that I have used and based on personal experience. Going on personal experience, Namecheap is the best I have had.
No matter what host you decide to use, stay away from any hosting company owned by EIG. I had a few very bad experiences with them and they tried to pull a scam on me at two different companies of theirs. They even held the sites I had with them hostage and tried to extort me out of money.
If you do choose to go with an EIG owned host, make sure you like stress and are using an old computer because there's a big chance you'll want to throw it across the room when dealing with them.
How true!! Unfortunately, I still have one website maintenance client that is using Hostgator, and I'm always getting alerts that his site is down. I'd love to move him to another provider, but it is what it is for now.
I am using Godaddy managed WordPress hosting for my blog. All I can say that it is really a good hosting provider with 99.9% network up-time. Their customer support is also excellent. Never had any problem with them so far.
I switched about 6 months ago, to knownhost and very happy. Moved around from a Evil Corp brand. Had VPS for as long as I can remember, but yes might be over kill for some folks. Sadly too many shared services are over-crowded and slow.
There are hosting services dedicated to hosting Wordpress sites, but most seem to just be earning off the buzz. Don't see how they are that much different. And often Woprdpress type hosting can limit which plug-ins you use, I don't like that.
The hosting provider that I host my blog providers WordPress VPS hosting plan in the WordPress hosting plans itself and till date it is functioning very well and happy with the services of the professional managed WordPress servers.
I have used a lot of web hosts in my lifetime and I find that Stable Host is the best. They give you the resources that they say they are going to sell you. So in other words they are not oversold. And they are always quick to answer any questions that you may have. I have used them for over 2 years on and off and I have never had a single problem with their service or support.