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Contrary to popular belief, there are certain perks associated with choosing the right web hosting provider for your business. With the advent of the internet, running a website goes hand in hand with your brick-and-mortar company. WordPress is a popular choice of web hosting you may have heard of. It offers a wealth of packages, each with a different set of features for your upcoming site. Before you make your pick, here are 10 guidelines to help you assess your options.

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  1. Analyze all web hosting options

WordPress puts at your disposal a wealth of web hosting services. Among the most popular are free, managed, VPS (virtual private server), dedicated, and shared hosting. Most people want their provider to offer them speed, web hosting security and reliability. Before making your final pick, and deciding on any of the ones we mentioned, take the time to analyze the needs of your business. Ask for advice from a professional to be sure you’ve made the right choice.

  1. Analyze your business needs for web hosting

Now that you know what web hosting services you have available with WordPress, move on to analyzing the needs of your business. What type of website you’re looking to build? Do you want to monetize your website and run ads? Do you want to rank high in Google search engine results? Make your list as detailed as possible, as it will make you make your final pick.

  1. Know the pros and cons free web hosting

Free web hosting is usually recommended if you’re unsure of what you want to do with your website. It’s ok to play around, get used to the WordPress platform, and customize your themes. But if you want to go pro, choose paid web hosting instead so that you don’t have to run random ads. Some are not related to your business, and that might affect your business’s reputation.

  1. Learn about shared web hosting

After you’ve realized that you can’t really make your website go viral with free hosting, move on learning more about a shared hosting package. In general, shared hosting is meant for newbie businesses that want to get recognized, but don’t need a lot of server space. The main benefit of shared web hosting is that the monthly/annual fees involved are extremely affordable.

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  1. Be aware of the risks associated with shared web hosting

Just because shared hosting is conveniently-priced, it doesn’t mean it’s the best out there. You may not be forced to run random ads on your website, but you’re sharing server space with lots of other websites. In time, this can affect your website’s speed and performance.

  1. Choose VPS web hosting

If you’re committed to making your business known around the web, VPS web hosting might just be your best bet. Commonly known as virtual private server, VPS provides you with your own server. This way, you’ll be able to run your site as you please without getting affected by others that might slow you down.

  1. Choose dedicated web hosting to stand above the crowd

Is your website gaining traction? Has your traffic increased tremendously in the past few weeks? If that’s the case, maybe it’s time to move to a dedicated web hosting. The more people access your site, the more content it needs. To be able to keep it up and running smoothly, a dedicated web hosting provides you the support you need to avoid downtime.

  1. Choose a hosting provider with the best customer support service

Customer service matters because at some point your website may experience difficulties. To get it back online as soon as possible, you need a team of professionals that can help you 24/7.

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  1. Have some priorities in mind before settling on VPS web hosting

With KVM VPS hosting, you can scale your website to match with your business needs. It is a great choice of hosting if you’re a mid-size business looking to advance in the industry and make yourself stand above the competition.

  1. Learn about the costs involved with all web hosting packages

Apart from free hosting, all other types feature extra costs. Know about each and every one of them, and make sure you understand the limitations. Choose a provider that allows you upgrade to a better package as your business needs change, and steer clear of offers that seem too good to be true.

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  1. mona says:

    Hi Thanks for sharing such a nice post

  2. Mayuresh says:


    I have no words to thank you for this very helpful article.
    Glad to find your post. It is very important to me.
    Thank you very much for sharing this full of knowledge article with us and waiting for more articles.

    Thank you

  3. Hi,

    I find this helpful because I am looking for the WordPress hosting services that suits my blog. Thank you for sharing this one. 🙂

  4. Mehedi Hasan says:

    Nice post. I find it helpful because it helps to choose a right WordPress hosting.Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. MickeyMani says:

    Overall article is really very informative and the last one point (Choose a hosting provider with the best customer support service) I think this is really important Thank YOu for sharing

  6. Wow! Great read and detailed lists Nancy. Would you mind if I use this as a reference link for one of my blog outputs? And, maybe you could use this article of mine for your future blog topics. Thanks! Keep up the good work.

  7. Rohan says:

    Hello, Nice post. Really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing

  8. Rahul Tyagi says:

    Thanks for the valuable advice I prefer looking at the server up time before choosing a web host. I think although Hostgator and Bluehost are expensive but yet they are reputed enough to attract new customers

  9. Jane Brewer says:

    This is very important to take care while choosing right WordPress hosting service and you have shared very nice information. Thanks

  10. Nice post to understand about WordPress Hosting Services.

  11. creativeON says:

    Hi Steve,
    WordPress Hosting really good option for beginners to start their blogging career. On the other hand, you provide exceptionally very well explained stuff to choosing the WordPress hosting services.

    Have a good day…

  12. abdur rahman says:

    well said , steve brown specially this one “Just because shared hosting is conveniently-priced, it doesn’t mean it’s the best out there. You may not be forced to run random ads on your website, but you’re sharing server space with lots of other websites. In time, this can affect your website’s speed and performance” this we have to understand . i have got my hosting from hostiserver they are too good. but now i am looking for my another website , this time i will get my hosting from wordpress via your website
    thanks in advance

  13. Sharaz says:

    Nice post to understand about Simple Hosting And WordPress Hosting Services . This Post Increase my Knowledge About Hosting Services .

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