Now that you understand what web hosting is, you’re probably wondering how to choose the best web hosting? While there may not be one perfect company, we will help you understand what factors are important to consider.
When we talk about the best web hosting, it’s important to keep in mind that the best really refers to what is best for you. Everyone has different needs and different priorities when it comes to hosting their sites.
Our focus is on bloggers, and especially beginning bloggers who need a good balance of service, speed and price.
What kind of web hosting do I need?
When we work with students in The Ultimate Blog Bootcamp, we work with them to find a hosting plan that works well with WordPress.org.
For the majority of our students, a shared hosting plan works well. For those new to blogging or those still working to grow their traffic, a shared hosting plan allows for an economical choice while still getting great service.
For those students that have more traffic, we may recommend dedicated hosting on a case by case basis.
Important things to consider when choosing hosting:
- cost – while you don’t just want to go with the least expensive option, we know that when you are just starting out, affordability is an important factor.
- security – while the entry level plans won’t typically offer the high level security features, there are still some to look for. You should chose a hosting company that offers SSL as well as Cloudflare CDN.
- customer service – especially if you are new to running a website and using hosting, you’ll want to make sure you choose hosting that offers great customer service and that is easy to contact via phone or chat message. It can be very frustrating when there is an issue with your site you don’t know how to fix and it takes hours or days for someone to respond.
- reliability – stability and uptime is important. You don’t want people coming to your site and having them get an error message. You’ll want to look at hosting companies with good uptime.
Which hosting companies do we recommend?
This list is certainly not comprehensive and there are many choice out there. You will want to consider all the factors and your own situation and needs when choosing which one is best for you.
We have chosen our two favorite options for all of the reasons listed above, and these are the companies we use and recommend for our students.
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