How to Choose a Good VPS Provider for WordPress – A Review
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is extremely popular these days, and with good reason. Not only are VPSs great for those who want to keep their websites but also gain the ability to scale up and down as needed. Moreover, with the right provider, you can be sure that your website will be running smoothly and securely.
However, with all the various hosting solutions available, how can you be sure that you have chosen the best VPS provider for your needs? Moreover, with all the various terms and conditions that apply, it is important to do your research and know what kind of risks you are taking by choosing a VPS. In this article, we will review the essential points you need to consider before making a decision.
When it comes to selecting your VPS provider, you want to be sure that they offer the features you are looking for. Do you need a certain amount of storage space? What type of support do you need? Are you looking for a certain level of security?
Along with offering the features you need, your VPS provider should also be flexible enough to offer additional features if you want them. For example, if you are a blogger looking for additional features to increase your traffic, then you should consider a VPS that offers content farms and/or a CDN. A content farm is where various content creators who don’t have their own websites host content for other people, usually for a price (this is usually the case with digital marketing agencies). A CDN is a Content Delivery Network, which basically gives you the ability to easily upload content to your server (usually WordPress-powered) and have that content delivered to your visitors from different locations worldwide.
One of the primary considerations when choosing a VPS is the price. Just like with any other service, you get what you pay for, and it is important to do your research and know what price range you are paying for before making a decision. You also don’t want to be paying thousands of dollars a year for a VPS just to find out that it isn’t offering all you need. In most cases, the price will be based on the size of the server, how much you pay per month, and the level of service you want (basic or premium, these are the two main categories).
As much as we would like to believe that prices decrease over time, this is not always the case. Many providers inflate their prices without warning simply because they can (the higher their prices, the greater their profit). Moreover, even when prices do drop, it is usually not enough to make up for the inflated amounts that you initially paid. This is why it is essential to do your research and know how much you are paying for upfront.
Another major consideration when choosing a VPS is the technology used. For the most part, you will find that modern day VPS providers use some form of Linux-based operating systems, and you should look for this if you want to be sure that your website will be running smoothly. Other factors that you need to consider are the type of software used to create accounts (usually Linux-based), the speed of the servers (again, preferably not dependent on the size of your resources), and the level of support you need (basic or premium).
Last but not least, we have the uptime. Just like with any other service, the longer you are up, the better. In most cases, you will find that large companies with big support teams offer very reliable services with very high uptimes. However, for the price you are paying, you should expect to get your money’s worth.
To be clear, we are not advising you to choose a VPS that has poor reviews or is known for being unreliable. Rather, it is important to do your research and know what kinds of reviews they have, and more importantly, whether or not they are relevant to your specific needs. Reviews can be pretty helpful in giving you a general idea of how other users experienced various aspects of the service, but it is not always the most accurate indicator of a company’s reliability. Sometimes, it just takes time for a bad review to be discovered and flagged as such. In other cases, a bad review may be the result of a disgruntled customer who is trying to get attention for some reason.
As we mentioned above, doing your research into the various aspects discussed above is critical to obtaining the best possible VPS. With this in mind, a good place to start is the hosting company’s website because, ideally, they will be the ones providing you with the service. Moreover, you can always contact their support team if you have any further questions regarding the service. In most cases, their support team will also be able to guide you through the initial setup process should you need help. In some instances, the research process will be easier for you to do than the actual selection process because you can dig into their reviews and see what others had to say about the company.
To close this article, let’s remind our readers that just because a company is offering you great deals or has great reviews, this does not automatically make them the best choice for your needs. Rather, it is important to do your research and find out what is important to you. Moreover, as much as we would like to believe that prices decrease over time, this is not always the case. Many companies inflate their prices without warning simply because they can. Moreover, even when prices do drop, it is usually not enough to make up for the inflated amounts that you initially paid. This is why it is essential to do your research and know how much you are paying for upfront.