January 31, 2011

Selecting WordPress hosting , more easy then you think

WordPress Hosting

WordPress HostingIf you are trying to put together a new WordPress website or blog one of the first actions you have to take is picking up a hosting service. Try searching Google for the keyword WordPress Hosting and you will find yourself overwhelmed by the long list of hosting services available. This article attempts to shed some light on the WordPress hosting market and hopefully will make your decision quick and easy.

Minimum requirements to run a WordPress website according

  • PHP version 4.3 or greater
  • MySQL version 4.1.2 or greater

Our additional recommendations:-

  • PHP version 5 or greater ( Will be required for WordPress ver 3.2 )
  • MySQL version 5 or greater ( Will be required for WordPress version 3.2 )
  • cPanel support – cPanel is a web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.
  • Server Location – If your business serves a community in a specific geographic location, it is recommended that you use a hosting service that has servers in your target location. This will help improve your SEO ranking in your area.
  • Disk space and bandwidth limitation – We recommend you choose a hosting plan that is unlimited. These plans are so common and affordable, there is no reason you will pick any other option.

But, in fact, most hosting companies I have checked do have all the listed features anyway and for a very affordable price.  So really, just let it go, pick one company and you are good to go. I have listed below few companies that I or people I know have used. It is my opinion that you could not go wrong with any of them.

HostGator hosting plan includes the following features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Host unlimited websites
  • cPanel control panel
  • 24/7 support
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BlueHost


A US Based hosting provider that offers an excellent web hosting service. Bluehost is very affordable and has established an excellent reputation in the industry.

BlueHost hosting plan includes the following features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Host unlimited websites
  • cPanel control panel
  • Free domain name

WebServe

 

 

A Canada based company you may want to use in case you have a business that serves clients in Canada. Make sure to take one of their UNIX hosting options.

WebServe hosting plan includes the following features

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Host unlimited websites
  • cPanel control panel

Michelle Castillo

Online Business Expert and WordPress Consultant, passionate about helping business owners to benefit from today’s online technology. I provide my clients with hype-free concise advice about the reality of what online success requires.

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