Great post, thanks for sharing. I’m familiar with BlueHost and Hostgator, must admit I have never had any difficulty with these hosting providers. Also use Go Daddy, and will be checking out the other alternatives. Thanks again for a great post.
With ESI, you no longer have to designate an entire page as non-cacheable just because one portion cannot be cached. Instead you can easily designate portions of your page to be cached (or not cached) with ESI. This is significant especially for sites created by applications like Magento or WordPress.
One of my favorite things about using a VPS is that you can store multiple websites on one VPS server. Our Bluehost VPS currently hosts five websites – including ‘staging sites’ that we use for testing, as well as sites like Marketing Automation Insider, and Qosy. Having the one account makes it easier for us to manage lots of websites, without having individual hosting accounts for each of our websites.
These are some of the most important qualities to think about as you review web hosting options. The presence or absence of these features can make or break the success of your online presence and determine how effectively you can manage your site to your preferences.
Domain hosting is just the service allowing your domain name, e.g., iheartelephants.com, to live online. You don’t have to actively maintain a website or get a lot of visitors, but you want your domain hosted on the web.
DreamHost has been around for 18 years, and is known for web hosting easy. You get custom dashboard, 1-click WordPress install, automatic WordPress updates, unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth and free SSDs which makes your site 200% faster. DreamHost powers over 600,000 WordPress blogs and websites. There are no setup fees, and you also get a free domain.
DNS is a commonly used acronym which, depending on context can mean Domain Name System or Domain Name Servers. Can you use it in a sentence, please? Sure…people usually say something like, “I need to setup DNS for my new domain name.” Or, they may ask, “What are the nameservers for our new domain?”
WordPress being the most popular content management system offers plenty of web hosting choices. You can choose from free hosting to WordPress specific managed WordPress hosting. Below are the major types of hosting services for WordPress described briefly to help you choose a hosting company easily.
Please understand that often the dividing line between optimized WordPress and managed WordPress is quite thin. You should contact a web host’s customer support team to learn the specifics of its WordPress hosting.
Thanks Andy, glad you found the guide useful. Agree – there’s a lot to consider and it’s easy to get stung with a poor hosting company. Fortunately, a lot of the hosts are getting better and picking up their game, but not quite enough!
If you built and ran your own server, you’d have to take care of all of this yourself. And after all, with web hosting now costing as little as $2.95/month and including 24/7 support – it has become a no-brainer to use a web hosting company.
Application hosting. Instantly and easily install over 75 open-source scripts with just a click. You can host your own WordPress blog, run professional CMS solutions with Joomla or Drupal, operate an ecommerce platform with Magento, or start a Wiki web site with MediaWiki.
Yes, you can. Managed WordPress hosting makes it easy to update all your plugins automatically from the dashboard. It doesn’t stop you from installing WordPress plugins. However, some managed hosting companies may block some plugins that are not compatible with their hosting environment.
Most of the hosts we evaluated performed pretty well, but those are the ones we consistently recommend to our customers and friends looking for affordable, fast WordPress hosting. If you’re interested in the data-driven reasoning behind our opinion, keep reading while I’ll break it down and explain how we ran our tests.