How to Choose the Best Hosting For WordPress
Choosing the best hosting for WordPress is going to be a difficult process if you are not clear on exactly what you are looking for. There are literally hundreds of options out there, so which one is the best for you? I will attempt to address some of the most common questions you will have when considering hosting for WordPress.
Quality. The first thing you need to be clear on is how much time you will be spending on your website. If you only need it for a couple hours a day, then go for the most inexpensive option. If you are expecting visitors on a consistent basis, then you need to look for something more sophisticated, with better speeds and better security.
Price. Since so many companies offer WordPress hosting, you may be tempted to try to find the cheapest one. However, it can end up costing you more in the long run if you do this. Some options are incredibly expensive, so you really need to decide how much you are willing to spend up front.
Support. You are going to want to make sure you get technical support at some point. While you may get an email or a phone call when problems arise, you will probably need someone on the other end to troubleshoot.
Password resets. Once you choose a hosting provider, you will be given a username and password. Make sure they are secure, change them often, and do not share them with anyone else.
Gmail integration. This is becoming a popular feature, but it will require some work on your part. Your host should provide the tools you need to integrate Google into your blog, so that you can access your Gmail account from anywhere in the world.
Software. Of course, as much as we would like to host our blogs for free, there is no such thing as software for free. Make sure your host offers some free features to help you get started, and that your host has a good support team. They will take care of the rest.