WordPress is used by over 63% of websites as a content management system (CMS), and some of the biggest brands in the world rely on the platform. Open source WordPress powers over one-third of the web – check out the real-time counter that tracks downloads.
There are hundreds of thousands of web hosts that meet WordPress’ minimum web hosting requirements. You want more than the bare minimum, though – you need a rich and trustworthy host that you can stick with for years to come.
This article will cover the WordPress hosting problems most clients are nervous about. For example, a top concern is being responsible for websites that can’t perform well because they’re slow to load or experience a lot of downtime. Website owners are also worried about servers that are vulnerable to security breaches, support teams that take way too long to solve a web hosting issue and pricing that’s unclear.
1. Slow Speeds
Slow loading times are at the top of the WordPress hosting problems list. When a site takes too long to load – even more than two seconds – customers can leave and businesses can lose revenue. There are several reasons why a WordPress website may be laggy:
- Slow server
- Poorly-optimized website
- Slow-loading external scripts
In the worst-case scenario, all three of these WordPress hosting problems occur at the same time.
Plugins and scripts can slow a website down by over 300 percent. Every time a third-party asset is added – a Pinterest “Pin It” button, an Amazon tracking code, a YouTube video – the risk is that the site will slow down.
To increase site speed,
This article was written by Lindsay Pietroluongo and originally published on WP Mayor.