Which WordPress Hosting Service Should You Choose?

In case you’re wondering, a WordPress host is a service where you can install WordPress to create and manage a blog or website. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between various WordPress hosting services so you can decide which one is best suited for your needs.

Basic Features

As the name implies, a basic WordPress hosting service should offer you just enough functionality to create and manage your blog or website. This usually means that you get a shared hosting account, with you being the only user. Normally, you’ll have root access and will be able to install third-party applications or modify the code of the installed applications.

Since these are basic hosting services, you’ll normally have access to just one website, one domain, and one MySQL database. If you need more storage, you can opt for a premium plan. However, you’ll have to spend a little bit more money.

Application Installation

Another important consideration when choosing a WordPress host is how easy it is to install and set up the various applications you might need for your blog or website. Normally, you’ll have to go through a basic tutorial to set up the WordPress installation, along with getting a helpdesk/live chat to answer any questions you might have during the process. Some companies specialize in WordPress hosting and application installation, so if you’re looking to save time and trouble, consider their services.

User Interface

When it comes to the user interface (UI) of a WordPress host, you’ll want to make sure it’s simple, intuitive, and most importantly, functional. When launching your blog or website, you’ll need to be able to quickly figure out how to use the interface and how to install the various WordPress plugins to create and customize your blog or website. Some UI’s might be more complex than others, so if you’re new to blogging or website creation, check out the tutorials available on the WordPress.org website to learn the ropes.

Data Backup

Last but not least, we have data backup. It’s good to have a back-up of your content in case your blog or website gets lost or corrupted because of technical errors or accidents. Some companies offer continuous data backups, which means you can rest assured your content will be safe and sound, even if something goes wrong.

In summary, if you’re looking for a basic WordPress hosting service, go with HostGator, Bluehost, or Hosting.com. For enterprise level websites, look into InMotion Hosting or WPEngine. Alternatively, you can build your own custom solution and save a significant amount of money.