The Most Secure Hosting for WordPress
So you want to host your blog on the web, but you don’t want the whole internet to have access to your personal details? Don’t worry, you can have your cake and eat it too! There are several hosting packages that are entirely devoted to protecting your privacy, and this article is going to tell you which ones they are.
Let’s start off with something fairly basic: website hosting. You’ve already chosen a hostname and an upload folder for your site, and you’ve transferred all your files into the server. Now you just have to configure the DNS settings so that your blog can be reached online. As you’re probably aware, DNS is the system that translates domain names into IP addresses, which are the numerical labels that define how web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari can find and connect to your site. There are several free DNS hosting services like Namecheap, Freeserve, and CloudFlare that make this process very easy and worry-free. Just set up a free account with any of these companies, and you’ll find a button to click that will change your site’s domain to point to their servers. Then, you can sit back and enjoy your freshly-launched blog!
If you’re looking for the most flexible hosting solution, you should try a virtual private server. A VPS is a product that offers multiple servers running across various physical devices, all connected to a single logical IP address (that can be accessed via the Internet). This is a great choice if you’re looking to grow your blog quickly or if security is a concern (but remember, increased flexibility often comes with increased risk). In the settings of your hosting account, you will notice that there’s an option to choose from one of several different operating systems, including Linux, Ubuntu, and Windows, along with the option of a control panel (you’ll notice that this is different from the standard hosting plan, as the control panel is not installed automatically). While your server is set up and running, you can access the command line (Terminal) via any of the available virtual consoles and perform all kinds of maintenance tasks (if you’re technically-savvy and know what you’re doing). When you eventually decide that this is enough flexibility for you, you can simply ask the hosting provider to convert your VPS into a dedicated server, and continue enjoying the same great service!
Managed WordPress Hosting
If you want to go the extra mile and ensure that your personal data is always kept private, you can try out managed WordPress hosting. With this type of hosting, the provider takes care of the server-side software requirements so that WordPress can be installed and configured easily. This is a great choice for people who want to keep their blog’s content updated without having to spend too much time doing it themselves. In addition, with this type of hosting, you don’t need to have your own domain name (ie. blog.yourdomain.com) to use WordPress since the provider gives you a free one when you sign up. The only downside to this type of hosting is that you can’t change the theme or the domain of the blog without having the provider reconfiguring all the files to match your requirements. Also, you won’t have complete control over the appearance of your site since the appearance is primarily controlled by the WordPress theme that is installed on the server. Regardless, this type of hosting is extremely secure since all your content is stored on a separate server that is physically and operationally distant from your own computer. In addition to being secure, this type of hosting is also flexible, as you can select from a range of WordPress themes and modify the appearance of your site to fit your liking.
What about the price?
Nowadays, it’s hard to find a good hosting package that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Since WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems around, there’s a lot of competition in the hosting market, and prices are rising as a result. So if you want to stay on the safe side and ensure that your personal data is always kept private, you can try out any of the above-mentioned hosting packages. As for the price, it will vary depending on the type of hosting plan that you select, but it will always be more affordable than paying for a traditional web hosting plan directly from a web host (which is essentially what you would be doing if you go the DIY route).
At the end of the day, none of these hosting solutions are perfect, but they are all fairly safe and offer a good balance of flexibility and security. It is important to remember that no matter which solution you choose, you’re going to have to put in the time and effort to learn how to use it effectively. In order to ensure that your personal data is always kept private, you’ll need to take the time to research the best way to keep it secure (even if you pay for the convenience of having a host handle the technical requirements for you). In other words, while it’s great to have a blog that you can update with whatever you want, you still need to be mindful of how much information you’re giving the web world at large. And remember, security is a process, not a product – it never ends!