WordPress Web Hosting: 5 Must-Know Tips

WordPress Web Hosting: 5 Must-Know Tips

When starting a blog, WordPress is probably one of the best blogging platforms out there because not only that it has superb, professional themes, but also remarkably fast and easy to use. But if you want to make money out of your blog or website and take it to the next level, you cannot take advantage of the free web hosting option that WordPress has because not only that it has restrictions, but also the disk space and bandwidth is extremely limited. The amusing thing is that there are a lot of best WordPress hosting providers offering fantastic features at an affordable price. There are so many of them that finding the best WordPress web hosting for your website become a tedious task.


Finding An Affordable WordPress Web Hosting: 5 Must-Know Tips

So, what actually makes a WordPress web hosting affordable? Below are some guidelines in finding an affordable WordPress web hosting.

Meets WordPress Requirements

There are a lot of WordPress web hosting providers out there but for it to run smoothly on a WordPress web hosting provider, it must meet the following requirements:

  1. PHP 5.2.4 or greater
  2. MySQL 5.0 or greater
  3. The mod_rewrite Apache module.

Disk Space and Bandwidth

A blog or website uses more space and generates higher traffic the longer it stays online. You can save more money when you have planned for the disk space and bandwidth allocation your blog or website might need so an acceptable option is to opt-in for more than a hundred gigabytes of disk space and more than a thousand bandwidth. But the best option is to go for unlimited disk space, and bandwidth to save money and not worry about the limits imposed in a certain plan.

WordPress Easy Install Script

Any website needs to get things done fast because the longer it is “under maintenance”, the more customers will leave the site and find a better website than yours. An affordable WordPress web hosting should have WordPress easy install scripts that you can do in just a click of a mouse. Anything more complicated than that is not an affordable option.

Excellent Customer Support

Managing your own hosted site is an extremely difficult task that is why when something went wrong with it, you’ll have nowhere to go to except your WordPress web hosting provider. An affordable WordPress web hosting should provide a selection of options you can talk with them like live chat, email, or phone support. Support teams must be highly knowledgeable about any kind of problem and is quick in responding solutions.

WordPress Web Hosting Providers

Below are one of the top WordPress web hosting providers that are not only affordable, but also excellent in their services:

BlueHost

BlueHost offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth, unlimited domain hosting, free domain name ect.. They are also known to be the best WordPress web hosting solution.

HostGator

HostGator is the fastest growing web hosting company. They offer 600Gb of disk space and 6000Gb of bandwidth at an extremely affordable price. Moreover, they are well known to provide excellent customer service and support.

Conclusion

Price is not always a crucial factor when selecting an affordable web hosting package. Be sure to check the features and what others are saying about a WordPress web hosting before closing the deal.

19 Responses to “WordPress Web Hosting: 5 Must-Know Tips”

  1. Jessore Host says:

    Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this post so thoroughly. I will keep it in my RSS.
    I will look forward to your future posts.

  2. chetan says:

    I am personally using bluehost for my wordpress blog and even wordpress recommend bluehost.

  3. Stefan says:

    I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Blue Host. I haven’t needed much in the way of customer support, but on the rare occasions I have it has always been clear, concise and been left feeling that they were legitimately trying to be helpful. I’ve never felt the need to explore other hosting options; BH provide everything I need at a price I’m comfortable with…there really doesn’t seem to be any need to shop around further.

  4. Chintan Jain says:

    WordPress Blog requires Linux WebHosting, and mostly they need Large Bandwidth so we should select WebHosting accordingly. I think Hostgator is the best for all WordPress Blog.

  5. Andrew Walker says:

    Hi, Paul.
    It’s all basic tips, but I think those actually are very important tips that still some people don’t know much about it. The details, I mean. Love this post, thanks a lot!

  6. Ileane says:

    I started using self-hosted WordPress over a year ago and I’m really glad I made the decision to upgrade from the free version. I was using Blue Host initially but moved over to Host Gator which has been a huge plus. Thanks for encouraging people to use WordPress.

    • Paul Salmon says:

      Hi Ileane. I went a similar route as you, but I started out with Blogger instead of the free version of WordPress. I started out with BlueHost but after three years switched to HostGator.

  7. arthur says:

    I also recommend Go Daddy web hosting.. It’s a very good hosting! 🙂
    Here is the WordPress web hosting page on Go Daddy website: http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/wordpress-hosting.aspx

  8. Anuj says:

    I would always prefer hosting with great support. I don’t car about hosting price but if the support is not top notch, it’s not going to be my hosting company for sure. When it comes to WordPress, I like Hostgator, Bluehost and wpwebhost as good hosting companies.

    • Paul Salmon says:

      I have used WordPress on both BlueHost and HostGator, and both made using WordPress really easy. I also agree about the support. I don’t mind paying a few bucks more if I get better support. When your site is having problems, having good support is a must.

  9. Becca says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this one. This only shows that i have to learn more about this kind of stuffs since i am just starting my life as a blogger. Am afraid there’s so much more that i have to learn and understand in order for me to become a better blogger in the near future. Better read more articles like this one. Thanks for the info! Great work!

  10. Cindy says:

    I am so sorry I didn’t start with WordPress. They just seem like they have so much more add-ons and widgets and functionality than Blogger. Blogger however seemed easier for me to use at first. Darn it.

    • Paul Salmon says:

      I wouldn’t worry too much about starting with Blogger. I started with Blogger to see if I like blogging, and then switched to WordPress a year later. While it may seem daunting to make the switch, it can be done without too much trouble. There are a lot of guides online that can help you through the transition.

  11. Thomas says:

    When I started my own blog I was mostly focusing on the price, but I got smarter and found me a better host that was costing just a little bit more, but was performing a lot better. I guess I learned it the hard way 😉

    • Ferb says:

      Right, everyone did, they are all focusing on price but on for the beginner bloggers and others are really good about host because they getting old ):

    • Paul Salmon says:

      Sometimes, with regards to price, you get what you pay for. With hosting, however, even a good web host won’t be too expensive, and many will allow you to upgrade if your site becomes really popular.

  12. techtikus says:

    My main criteria when looking for a web hosting is that the customer support and hosting up-time.

    Excellent customer support is important for me because I want to ensure that if anything goes wrong support is always ready and available.

    Now for up-time, no hosting provider can ensure a 100% up-time but at least make the down-time of websites as minimal as possible.

    Most important of all when trying to find a web hosting check out reviews at reputable web hosting forums first because it will open your eyes to the real scenery of the web hosting industry.

    • Paul Salmon says:

      I agree with both your points. I am always a fan of good customer support. Since I started on HostGator I have tested their customer support and both times I have been pleased with the response. The up-time also needs to be good because you don’t want your website to be down to often, especially if you make a living with your site.

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