Does WordPress Hosting Support WP Bakery?
A few days ago, I published an article on my blog about the many different features that the slick new WordPress.com platform has to offer. The response to the article was overwhelming; it got thousands of views within a few days and was even selected as a top pick on reddit.com. Naturally, I decided to follow up on the success of that first piece by answering some frequently asked questions about WordPress hosting. Let’s get to it.
Does WordPress Hosting Support WP Bakery?
The short answer is yes; however, this will depend on the level of commitment you’re willing to make. To fully benefit from the power of WP Bakery and take advantage of all its features, you’ll need to host your site on a special foundation that supports WordPress Multisite. Fortunately, this is something you can achieve very easily.
Also, keep in mind that if you use a free version of WordPress, you’ll have limited features available. You can upgrade to a premium version to take advantage of all the goodness that the platform has to offer. When it comes to selecting a WordPress hosting plan, it’s important to consider the features that you need and the level of support that you want. Hopefully, this article will help you make the right choice for your needs. Let’s get to it.
Does WordPress Hosting Support Caching?
Caching is a wonderful feature that can drastically improve the performance of your site. It works by storing previously requested content on a server so that subsequent visitors don’t have to spend as much time getting content from your site. The good news is that most WordPress hosting plans come with some sort of caching built into the platform. In fact, there’s a whole WP Super Cache plugin that you can use to activate caching on your site. This is also something you can do on a free version of WordPress.com, but you’ll have to do a bit of Googling to find the right settings for caching.
Does WordPress Hosting Support Accelerated Page Loading?
This is another amazing feature of WordPress that can improve the performance of your site dramatically. Essentially, when a visitor loads a page on your site, the server will send content as fast as possible so that the visitor doesn’t have to wait more than a few seconds for the page to load. Usually, this is achieved by taking content from a cache or from a disk that already has some content stored on it. If you want to use this feature, you’ll need to look into signing up for an account with an Akamai or Amazon CloudFront provider. Once you do that, you can take advantage of their fantastic services which provide CDN (content delivery network) caching for free. Just make sure to configure their services appropriately so that they cache your content correctly. This is especially important if you have a blog that regularly posts images as well as text because they can often times get corrupted if stored on the same server. In this case, you’ll want to use a different type of caching software or plugin so that the images don’t get corrupted. Additionally, keep in mind that some content, especially larger images, can significantly increase your storage needs. If you don’t have the budget for a dedicated server, you can use a free service like AWS (Amazon Web Services) to host your site. Doing this will give you access to an incredible array of features that make running a blog much easier.
Does WordPress Hosting Support Multiple Sites?
This is a feature that is often requested by people who use WordPress for personal blogs. For those who use the platform for business, this can be a very useful feature as well. If you have more than one site on a single hosting plan, you can use the MultiSite feature to create subdomains within your main site. Essentially, you’ll have different URLs for each of the sites, but they will all point to the same place when clicked. You can have up to five sites on a single hosting plan, and each site can have its own domain name. In order to support multiple sites, you’ll need to sign up for a premium account with a reputable host. One of the best options for those who want to have multiple sites is Bluehost. Not only do they offer multiple site hosting for free, but they also have a team of experienced WordPress developers standing by to help you should you need it. Additionally, their customer service is fantastic, and they offer a money-back guarantee if you meet the right criteria. With Bluehost, you’ll have access to all the features mentioned above and can take advantage of all that the platform has to offer. It’s important to keep in mind that just because you have more than one site doesn’t mean you’ll automatically become an expert at using MultiSite. However, with a bit of research and practice, you’ll be able to make the right use of this powerful feature.
Does WordPress Hosting Prevent Sql Injections?
This one is pretty self-explanatory; you won’t be able to run a database on a host that doesn’t prevent SQL injections. This is especially relevant if you have an older blog that uses MySQL as its default database. Luckily, with WordPress (and MultiSite), you don’t have to worry about these sorts of injections because WordPress already uses a proprietary SQL language which is unable to be injected by hackers. Additionally, you can use the wp-cli tool to interface with WP’s database directly from the command line. This makes it much easier to back up your database or restore your database should anything happen to it. This is also something you can do on a free version of WordPress.com, but you’ll have to do a bit of Googling to find the right settings for using the wp-cli tool. If you decide to host your site on a free version of WordPress.com, you’ll also have to use their built-in backup service rather than taking the risk of using an external service which you may not be able to restore if they ever went down.
Does WordPress Hosting Have a Built-in Email Marketing System?
Whether you decide to use an email marketing service like Aweber or Mailchimp to grow your blog or simply use the WordPress email notification system, you’ll need a way to send out emails. Luckily, most reputable hosts like Bluehost and WP Engine include a built-in SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) server so that you don’t have to go looking for a third-party service to do it for you. If you decide to use a different host, be sure to look for one that supports SMTP.
Does WordPress Hosting Have a Caching Engine?
This is another feature that can improve the performance of your site dramatically. It caches previously requested content so that subsequent visitors don’t have to spend as much time getting content from your site. If you decide to use a free version of WordPress, you’ll have access to Tiny Cache, which is a free service that caches your content. However, you’ll need to do a bit of searching to find the right settings for this plugin. Additionally, keep in mind that if you use a free version of WordPress, you’ll have limited features available. You can upgrade to a premium version to take full advantage of all that the platform has to offer. When it comes to selecting a WordPress hosting plan, it’s important to consider the features that you need and the level of support that you want. Hopefully, this article will help you make the right choice for your needs. Let’s get to it.