Hosting a website can be quite an intimidating prospect, and many business owners have no clue where to start or what to do. Finding the best web hosting provider, reasonable pricing, and exceptional support are key to making the process smoother, and there are a number of requirements that have to be met in order to achieve the goal of successfully hosting a website. The most important part of this is selecting a hosting platform for your website, because without the right host, your website may suffer.
One of the more popular platforms for website creation, WordPress, allows consumers to create a website or a blog with ease. WordPress offers a number of options to customise your site and can be used for businesses of all sizes.
[tweetthis]WordPress offers a number of options to customise your site and can be used for businesses of all sizes.[/tweetthis]
What does WordPress Hosting involve?
One click setup and configuration are available by some hosts and for many businesses, this is the simplest way of getting up and running, as the platform will establish the database on the back end quickly and usually without incident. If your host doesn’t offer a one-click installation, this can be fairly easily solved via a manual install via FTP, which a good hosting provider should be able to talk you through. If you’re not technically experienced, then a host with a good level of WordPress support is vital to ensure you can successfully get your website online.
Getting a hosting provider that understands your needs
Understanding your needs is the first step to gaining the best hosting provider for your WordPress website. You have to determine what your site will be used for, how much traffic you expect, and how much storage you will need to keep your site running, and ensure your hosting provider can supply exactly what you need in terms of bandwidth, technical support and backup solutions. Security is key here too, particularly if you are likely to receive sensitive information through your website – whether purchase information or customers’ email addresses. Your hosting provider should offer the security you need not only to stay online at all times, but to protect against any attempts at hacking.
Perhaps more importantly, you need to make sure you’re able to communicate easily with your host. They should be able to explain to you in layman’s terms how to avoid problems with your site, and talk you through technical information in easy to understand language instead of blinding you with technical jargon. Being comfortable with your hosting provider is important, as you’ll likely have to call on them at some point during your website’s lifetime, so accessibility to the tech support team is vital too.
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