My goal in this article is to talk about selecting the right webhosting provider and add a few more points to information already posted at http://www.kapokcomtech.com/how-to-selectbest-wordpress-hosting/ on May 8th, 2017.
There are many reputable companies that offer hosting for WordPress sites. eHost, GoDaddy, Domain.com, Hostgator are some of the well-known WordPress hosting providers.
Choosing the right hosting provider for your WordPress site can make the difference between success and failure of your online venture. Many people who are new in the webhosting business get carried away when they are offered free hosting or discount coupons that give them first year of hosting at a massively reduced price. What most people are not aware of is that not all hosting is the same. There is good and there is bad webhosting and if you are doing this for the first time finding the right solution may be very confusing.
There are numerous factors that you need to consider when choosing the best and most reputable host for your WordPress website. Here I have what I think are the most important factors.
1. Technical Support
Support is the first think you need to consider when choosing a webhosting company because downtime and other technical issues can be very frustrating to you and those who want to access your site. Companies like eHost offer you the option to contact them via Chat, Email or Telephone.
2. Server Reliability or Uptime
There is nothing more frustrating than a visitor constantly seeing that your site is down. This will not only make you lose traffic but you’ll also lose your visitors’ confidence, reputation, and consequently revenue. Therefore, having very high webhosting uptime is very important.
What is Webhosting Uptime?
Uptime refers to the amount of time/hours your site is accessible or available online in a period of a month. If a server shows error messages like “site cannot be found,” or “server down,” then it’s referred to as server downtime.
When it comes to choosing a reliable WordPress hosting company going for the cheapest option available may end up costing you later. Therefore, if you happen to see deals like free hosting or $1 per month, you need to critically analyse it or simply avoid it, especially of you have an eCommerce site.
You also need to bear in mind what you need your website for. For instance, $90/month is expensive if you are looking to host a simple personal blog which does not turn in any profits. At the same time, you cannot expect top quality support, uptime and features for just $1/month.
Choosing the wrong WordPress hosting partner, based on limited knowledge, can be very frustrating – and costly – in the long run. Keep in mind web hosting is the actual backbone of your site as it’ll affect the overall performance of your online venture.
When looking for a web host, it is good to be clear about the purpose of our website. Are you an artist planning to showcase your latest work of art? Are you a musician looking for the right webhosting for music bloggers? Whatever your mission, list your business goals and hosting requirements first. Now, you have a list of your specifications. With that in mind find the WordPress hosting company that meets your specifications at the best possible price.