Choosing a Webhost for WordPress is not too difficult. If you have decided to host your own Blog then a Webhost is one of the things you need.
In this guide we will look at choosing the right host and what to look out for when you are looking to host your own WordPress Blog.
One Click Install of Software
Unless you are experienced with installing WordPress you are going to want a Webhost that offers a one click install of WordPress. The good news is that most WebHosts now offer this functionality.
A one click install is as its name suggests, one click to install WordPress with minimal input from you. To be fair a manual installation is not too difficult but a one click installer just makes things easier.
Most WebHosts offer reasonable pricing. You just need to pick a good one. Perhaps you have some friends who can recommend a host to you. My recommendation is a company called Vidahost.
Another thing you can do is to search the Internet for reviews of any web hosting companies you have in mind to see what others are saying about them.
Does the Web Host know how to support WordPress?
You definitely want to find a host who has good knowledge of WordPress. That way they can help you should things go wrong. They will also know how to properly secure it for you to help protect you against hackers.
A lot of hosting companies will offer unlimited bandwidth (the amount of data you can tranfer) along with other unlimited options. The issue here is that you can end up on a very busy host. A good host will typically set out what you are limited to. They do this to offer the best service to all customers hosted on that particular server.
Another thing to consider is can you upgrade your plan in the future? Let’s says you set up a WordPress blog and a year from now you are doing so well you need to upgrade your hosting. Is this going to be possible with your current provider?
Again most providers offer easy upgrades to your package so this shouldn’t be an issue but is definitely worth checking beforehand to save any issues later.
What sorts of backups does your host offer? Are they weekly or daily for example? Backups are hugely important as they are you last line of defence if you have an issues with your blog.
What is the support like, can you phone them. These are other things you need to consider when thinking about a hosting provider.
I hope the above helps you in choosing a Web Host. On a personal level I would recommend Vidahost*.
*In the interest of honesty, clicking the link above may generate me a commission.
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