WordPress is by far the most popular content manager when it comes to creating websites. However, choosing a hosting or web hosting is as crucial a factor as the first when starting your web project, since the performance that your site created with WordPress will offer will depend on this, which directly influences the experience of your visitors and, therefore, in the web positioning that Google will assign to it in the search results. With that said, the importance of choosing a good Hosting for WordPress that adapts to your needs (or those of your company) and that offers incentives to continue using it in the long term. We here at Gizlogic and GizComputer have been using WordPress for a long time, so we know a thing or two about choosing a good WordPress Hosting.
In the same way, the advice that we will give you below also applies when hiring a WooCommerce Hosting to help you grow your business online.
Choose the right type of accommodation
As we mentioned on another occasion, there are different types of Hosting for WordPress and websites in general. Unless you are thinking only of a small or test project, such as for a college / university assignment, we do not recommend opting for free hosting, since the connection is generally slow, they offer very little memory and the resources are limited.
The most popular option is a basic web hosting, like the one offered by many web hosting companies. Today we find solutions designed specifically for WordPress and other content managers, so these are the ones you should consider.
Also, a shared hosting it can be a good middle ground between the two previous options, since they target small sites that do not exceed a thousand visits per day.
Finally, if you have really serious needs, perhaps of a business nature, a VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server) is what suits you. Similarly, a dedicated server is ideal for sites with high traffic, but obviously you will incur higher expenses.
Prioritize WordPress Hosting quality over location
Since the dawn of the Internet era, the general recommendation has always been to hire a Hosting that is close to you or your users, and this is true, because the shorter the distance, the lower the latency and, therefore, the higher the response speed and perhaps better SEO positioning.
Nevertheless, today there are many quality web hosting services with abysmal speeds that exceed local offers. In other words, the location should not be a determining factor, but the quality of the service itself, because it is of little or no use for us to hire a cheap hosting in your own country, if the server in the neighboring country is superior in every way.
A quick ping test using Windows commands (-T ping “website address”) can quickly help you out of doubt, but there are also specialized tools like Google Page Speed and Pingdom.
Evaluate the benefits of the hosting provider
Some hosting providers offer specific features for websites built with WordPress, including auto-installer, advanced security, anti-spam tools, and more. Therefore, it is advisable to opt for Hostings that include these benefits.
As a personal recommendation, make sure it has SSL certificate Let’s Encrypt and a CDN to improve content delivery. Additionally, a management panel to manage your website more easily never hurts.
Good technical support can make a difference
Similar to the previous case, there are providers that provide specialized support for WordPress 24/7, and we are not referring to the typical forum with questions and possible solutions, we are talking about online help by an expert technician to help us solve the problems that will eventually arise.
Do not forget about the security of WordPress Hosting
Finally, we suggest taking a look at the security features offered by the WordPress Hosting that you are about to hire. Ideally, it should run on Linux and offer features like daily backup, anti-malware and hacking protection.