WordPress Theme Hosting – How to Choose the Right One for Your Needs
A while back, I wrote an article about the different types of WordPress hosting that are out there. Since then, I’ve heard from a lot of folks who wanted to know more about choosing the right hosting for their needs. So here it is!
Free Versus Paid
I want to start by saying that there is no wrong answer here. It depends entirely on your needs. Many larger websites will tell you that you need to pay for their services, but if that’s what you want, then go for it!
The difference between the two is that with paid hosting, you’re getting what you pay for. There is no free version of WordPress, no unlimited storage, and no free SSL certificates. These are all legitimate things that you might want from a hosting provider, and they will cost you money. That being said, if you’re looking for a free alternative, there are several good hosting providers out there who will give you what you need without upselling you to the point where it’s not comfortable.
Basic Versus Pro
This is probably the most important thing to consider when choosing a hosting provider. Just because a company is offering you the basic version of WordPress doesn’t mean that you should take it. Just because a hosting provider is cheap doesn’t mean that you should also be cheap. There are several reasons why you might want to consider their premium products, and if what they are offering is not suitable for your needs, then it’s time to look for a new host.
On the other side of the spectrum, a basic hosting package doesn’t have all the features that a premium one has. It will be fine for the average website, but it won’t have all the perks that a business website needs. If you’re looking for a free solution that you can build on, then choose a basic package, but if you’re looking to improve your site’s speed and performance, then go for the premium version.
Geographically What You Need
If you’re from the US, you might not need anything other than what your country’s server provides. If you’re from Asia, however, you will most likely want fast international connections so that your users don’t have to wait for pages to load. If you’re not based in the US, then you’ll want to consider what region you’re in so that you can get the best possible speeds for your site.
If you’re in Europe, you’ll most likely want to go with a VPN so that no one can see what you’re doing on the internet. If you’re in Latin America, then you’ll want to look for a server in that area so that your site loads quicker for users.
How Much Bandwidth Do You Need?
If you have more than 500MB of storage space, you shouldn’t have any problems hosting your website. The bigger the storage space, the better as far as I’m concerned, because you can always add more media libraries, or more sites, to your template.
If you’re at less than 500MB of storage, then you might want to look for a cheaper web host. There are several high-quality hosts that will give you an incredible value for your money if you’re at that point. You should also check out their features before making a decision. Some hosts are better than others when it comes to this aspect, so make sure to read reviews before committing.
If you’re on a tight budget, then you might want to consider a free service known as Tiny Pantry. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a place to host a single blog. You’ll get a free domain name, and you can upload your website’s content to a free MySQL database with 100MB of storage space. You’ll also get a free email account with an included free private domain name. The only downside is that you won’t have access to advanced features like the ones offered by some paid services.
Now that you know what to look for in a web host, it’s time to make a decision. There are several types of WordPress hosting out there, and it depends on your specific needs which one you choose. From the cheap, free alternatives to the dream hosts we mentioned above, the choice is completely up to you! To save you the effort and frustration of trial and error, let us answer the question for you. Here is a short list of everything to look for in a WordPress hosting provider.
Is It Scalable?
The first and most important thing to look for in a web host is the ability to scale. It would be best if the host you’re considering offers a free trial so that you can test out their services before purchasing a premium plan. If they don’t offer a free trial, then find out how easy it would be to migrate to their platform once you make the decision.
If you’re looking for a new blog or website to build on, then you can get a free domain through a tool like Bluehost or Wix.com. For cheaper domain registration, you can try using a tool like Google Domains. As for the hosting, it depends on what you need. If you have the budget, then go for a managed WordPress hosting plan, otherwise, choose a cheaper option.
How Much Data Transfer Is It Allowed?
Another important factor to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting provider is how much data transfer is allowed. You’ll want your host to offer the best possible speeds to your website and database. Some hosts will limit the amount of data you can transfer to the site, and it usually depends on the plan you choose. If you’re on a budget, then look for a cheaper plan.
The more data you transfer, the more resources your host will use, so if you value speed, then go for a cheaper plan that limits data transfer. Remember, you’ll also be spending money on a domain name and hosting plans, so keep that in mind when making a decision. There is no wrong answer here. It depends on your needs. Some hosts might offer more value for your money than others when it comes to this particular aspect.
What’s My Storage Space Like?
Another important thing to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting provider is the storage space that they provide. You’ll want your host to offer enough storage for your blog or website, and it’s also important to look for a host that makes it easy to upgrade your plan as you grow your site. Some hosts limit the amount of storage you can use, so be sure to research whether or not that will be a problem for you as your site grows.
Back in 2017, Google announced that it would be lowering the price of its annual Data Center Plan, which provides the perfect amount of storage for small businesses, to just $5/mo. If you want the best possible price on a dedicated hosting plan, then consider this option.
What About The Quality Of Support?
Since we’re on the subject of quality, it’s important to point out that the level of support you get from your host will also affect your decision. If you need an answer right away, then look for a cheap, free service. If you have the budget, then choose a managed WordPress hosting plan so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Finally, if you have the time, then go for a reliable, trusted host that offers 24/7 customer support via phone or chat. It’s always nice to have someone to talk to directly if you have questions. In case you’re wondering, these are all important factors to consider when choosing a WordPress hosting provider.
Is It Safe To Use?
There are several types of dangerous software out there, and one of the biggest ones is malware. We all love free software, but there are several reasons why you shouldn’t use it on your blog or website. One of the biggest reasons is that you might want to consider using a VPN to secure your data while you’re online. A VPN encrypts all of your data as it travels to and from your device, so even if your website or blog is hacked, your personal information will still be safe. If you use a free VPN service, make sure to keep your login credentials as secure as possible and use a strong password. It’s also a good idea to use a different email address for your blog or website than you use for your everyday email correspondence. Free email services like Gmail and Outlook.com aren’t the most secure places to store your sensitive information, so it’s best to use a different address for your blog or website.