Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

Host your Website

Read and learn

FatCow Web Hosting $1.00/mo* Trust your web hosting to the #1 web host provider, GoDaddy!

Beginners Guide to WordPress Hosting

3 min read

Recommended hosting:

Using WordPress to manage your site offers a great deal of flexibility and room for expansion if you choose the right kind of hosting. Different options are available to meet the needs of all types of sites from personal blogs to e-commerce operations.

Types of WordPress Hosting

Shared hosting is the most common type for WordPress sites. Sharing a server with hundreds of other users keeps costs low but puts a limit on how much processing power is available. Sites on shared hosting are managed via a dashboard such as cPanel. While you don’t get a lot of flexibility with scripting, there is enough to install and run WordPress. However, security can be an issue since one compromised site can allow all the others on the server to get hacked should something go wrong.

VPS hosting shares space and power between a smaller number of sites. The dashboard on these plans gives you better access to administrative features and script installations while the host handles the lowest levels of system administration. Other sites on the server don’t affect your security, so the measures you put in place to protect yourself ensure safety.

Dedicated WordPress hosting gives you your own server with 100 percent control over all levels of administration and security. You’re free to tweak any settings you desire, install any scripts you want and make changes as needed. Managed hosting is a type of dedicated hosting where the host company handles management of the server including configuration, backup, security and support. Either option is a smart choice if you run a site that handles large volumes of visitors on a daily basis.

Features to Look For

In order to run WordPress, your host must have PHP 5.2.4 or higher and MySQL 5.0 or higher. Aside from these, there are several other key features to keep an eye out for as you shop around for a WordPress hosting company:

* High percentage of uptime with fast page load speeds
* Reliable security for all operations including e-commerce
* Ease of installation for WordPress and regular updates to support it
* Enough bandwidth to handle your expected volume of visitors
* Ample storage for website files and media
* Easy-to-use control panel or dashboard interface
* Support for multiple domains and email addresses
* Regular website backups to a secure location
* Flexibility to create databases and run scripts as needed
* Ability to upgrade to a different type of server or account as your site grows

Choosing a Reliable WordPress Hosting provider

Things are bound to go wrong with your site from time to time no matter what web host you choose, which is why it’s necessary to go with a company that provides reliable tech support whenever you need it. Beware of deals that seem too good to be true, because they probably are. Those low prices can come with high amounts of downtime, a lack of necessary resources and the inability to get in touch with someone when you need help.

On the other hand, don’t pass up a truly good deal if you find one. Some hosts run specials if you sign up for a full year at the start. Just make sure that there are no harsh penalties for canceling early and that the price isn’t going to shoot up once that first year is over.

With the right web host, you can take your WordPress site from simple to amazing without worrying about running up against restrictions as you expand. Whether you’re an individual or a business owner, WordPress gives you the tools you need to make a site that impresses visitors and supports all of the features you’re looking for.

18 thoughts on “Beginners Guide to WordPress Hosting

  1. I've watched quite a number of similar videos and didn't feel like they really clarified all the points. This was the first one to do that properly. Thank you… much appreciated!

  2. I am currently having a nightmare trying to deal with a WordPress login issue. A problem has arisen because I had an OLD WordPress hobby blog type of account. And just recently I started up with a GoDaddy Managed WordPress account. So now every time I try to login to do anything . . . the WordPress login wants to INSIST that I am my OLD account. I found a workaround for a while by simply using the URL for my admin user and that was getting me in to be able to write blogs. But then I realised that I didn't (and still don't) have a stats view – nada, nothing. So I friend put me onto one of these YT tutorials and bingo! I am told to install the Jetpack Plugin. That will solve the problem. So guess what? The Jetpack pluggin INSISTS on installing to my OLD ACCOUNT. SO I go searching for a forum where I can find a way to sort this out, and guess what? The join up loggin INSISTS THAT i AM MY OLD ACCOUNT. And when I do try to login as my NEW ACCOUNT. I am told that it doesn't exist. So I rang GoDaddy to try and get some help. Yep. They can help me with PAID SUPPORT. PRICE FOR THIS PAID SUPPORT? $66 per support call. I am not kidding. If anyone knows how to solve the problem I would certainly appreciate some HEEELP!!!

  3. As it stands, WordPress is the leading CMS software that web developers find it easy to make excellent performing web pages. At its initial release, WordPress was highly associated with blogs because of its flexibility and elite functionality in the creation of web pages. It revolutionized overtime since its founders wanted to make WordPress a software that can be used to create more complex websites with smooth multi-device functionality. Its transformation and development of its core tools made it be a competent blogging tool and a reliable content management system. Owing to the more complex features added to the software, webmasters are forced to hire WordPress Development specialists for competent development to take place.

    Anyways, read the below. This might help.

    Sourav Basak
    Namaste UI

  4. Thanks so much for this video, very informative. I'm looking to setup my first website for directing potential customers to Amazon for my first product, shared hosting seems the way to go, thank you.

  5. Great info and very helpful video! You certainly answered a few questions I had. Now I can finally make a decision as to which type of server I need. Thanks a million.

  6. Great video, thanks, out of curiosity, if page loading time is a key priority would you recommend a VPS setup along with CDN? I'm on godaddys managed wordpress, page size in 600kb but load time is averaging 3.5 – 4.5 seconds.

Comments are closed.

Copyright © All rights reserved. | Newsphere by AF themes.