Where Should You Host Your Blog? A Word on WordPress Hosting

Where Should You Host Your Blog? A Word on WordPress Hosting

What is WordPress Hosting?

  • WordPress hosting refers to web host for a site whose content is managed via WordPress.
  • WordPress is a light weight script that runs on PHP version 5.2.4 or higher.
  • The CMS is compatible with almost all web hosting services available online.

What makes a good WordPress Hosting?

  • Any host can be a “WordPress Host” – the simple requirement to run a WordPress site are PHP version 5.2.4 or greater and MySQL version 5.0 or greater.
  • A good WordPress hosting should include  –
    • 1-click WordPress installation (usually via Fantastico, Softaculous, etc)
    • Special setup and tools to secure and optimize WordPress site performance (take SiteGround WP Hosting as example – they custom-built tools and customization to boost WordPress site performance, including 3 levels caching, WordPress staging, auto updates, and constantly monitor for WP related vulnerabilities with custom WAF rules)
    • Team of WordPress experts to assist your questions – (take WP Engine for example – company started by WP expert Jason Cohen, their support team consists of 100 full-time WP experts)