You finally have your business plan figured out. You know exactly what you’re going to do to run a successful WordPress site, and you’ve even started pooling resources together. All that you need now is a good home for your WordPress site – a good WordPress hosting plan to help you realize your goals and achieve your online dreams.
With the millions of WordPress hosting providers out there, it can be an uphill task choosing the best (or the right one). And you need only the best because if you don’t have web hosting going on for you, running an online business can and will give you migraines. You need the best, and nothing short of it.
In today’s post, I will take you through the process of choosing the right WordPress hosting. I will also recommend a few WordPress hosts to make your work easier. By the end of this post, you will be able to choose the best WordPress hosting for your next project.
For most people, the cost of WordPress hosting is the primary consideration when choosing a web host. The impulse here is to go for the cheapest offer there is, which might be ok (just please never choose free hosting). But this is often not the best move to make.
Keep in mind that in general you get exactly what you pay for in life. Web hosts – just like any other business – must turn in a profit even when they seem to give you unlimited everything. While it’s safe to say that we all love a good bargain, you should take a closer look at the features a prospective web host offers as opposed to jumping on the first cheap plan that comes your way.
The price of web hosting depends on a number of factors. This can include the the quality of support and the health of servers amongst others. If you need a powerful hosting plan, you have to pay a premium. You simply can’t expect the best WordPress hosting in the world for $1 a month.
On the other hand, you don’t need to pay out the nose for quality hosting. Unless you’re running a serious business, thriving e-commerce store or an already popular blog (like WPEXplorer) than paying hundreds of dollars per month might be overkill.
Often, a new blog that’s not generating an income can find a good hosting plan in the $3 to $30 per month range. And a business or online store with moderate traffic can certainly get by with a plan around $100.
But when looking at plans don’t fall for the “unlimited everything” trap that is supposed to lure you in. Nothing is really unlimited. Since these are often shared web hosting plans (which BTW is okay and often a good fit for blogs or small WordPress sites) there are a limited number of resources being split between every website on that shared server. So once your website starts pulling in large amounts of visitors, the web host will politely require you scale up your plan. If you have a WordPress portal that gets millions of pageviews per month, shared hosting won’t cut it – even with the unlimited options.
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This article was written by Freddy and originally published on WPExplorer.