When selecting Web hosting services for your WordPress project, be sure the host is Wordpress friendly. Does it support the currently required technology?
Also helpful are access to the hosting account
- Control Panel (C-panel)
- FTP Access & Administration
- Email Administration
I offer basic WordPress Hosting but actually prefer my clients to host with a third party.
WordPress maintains a list of recommended hosts. If you’re currently hosting on GoDaddy, and are happy with them, I am also familiar with their setup and can work with you, but no longer recommend them to new clients. I generally point people to DreamHost as their service is reliable and their support is great.
Shared vs. VPS vs Cloud?
Depending on what the scope of your project is you’ll need to consider what type of hosting you site will require. Most small business and independent entrepreneurs find a shared host sufficient. Fair warning: Shared hosts can be sloooooow. Often the addage ‘you get what you paid for’ is true, cheap service likely equals slow site load times for varying reasons. If your shared site is getting bogged down you could consider using VPS. CDN & Cloud hosting is a great option for large online stores with heavy image traffic load.