Wordpress Web Hosting
Wordpress Web Hosting can be easy, or it can be highly technical. WordPress is the
current ”hot app” for launching and running a website yourself. Almost any web host can
run WordPress. The problem, however, is this: anybody can use WordPress, but installing
and setting-up web apps, requires techie skill.
Or, rather, it used to…
Many companies automate the set-up using app installers, nowadays. This kind of WordPress
web hosting is the best kind for businesses – you get all the control of your own web
host, without the initial expense of hiring a techie to install WordPress.
Why buy WordPress web hosting: First, ”WordPress web hosting” can mean one of two
1. Just a site that has the technical capacity WordPress needs, or;
2. All that plus an app installer, which puts WordPress on the host cleanly for you,
sparing you the most tech-intensive steps.
For anyone who needs the advice of my website, I recommend the latter. If you can get a
good deal on a web hosting plan with app installers that install WordPress, and the
provider and plan get good reviews, setting up will be a breeze.
What to expect: WordPress web hosting options come in two varieties: Either they have an
app installer that’s WordPress-enabled, or they don’t. The installer may be excellent or
basic, but either you’ll spend time in file transfers and command consoles, or you won’t.
Unless you’re certain you need extreme customization, choose a web hosting plan that
installs WordPress for you.
You will need to spend an hour or so, learning and customizing, after installing WordPress
to your hosting account. You’ll find it very easy to add content to your site, organize
it, and flesh out your homepage. Precision, however, and tasks like template
customization and plug-in use, takes a little longer to learn. As with all popular
software, WordPress users have posted and blogged much useful information about their
questions and answers on hosting the app.
Costs: Occasionally, if a web hosting provider create their own, proprietary app
installer, they will charge extra for it. Check the reputation, look at screenshots or
the manual – make sure that installer is worth extra money. Many hosts offer ”perfectly
adequate” systems for installing WordPress on your web host, free with all VPN plans.
If a ”perfectly awesome” installer can put WordPress on your web host somehow better
than the free-included installers, for a reasonable extra price, that’s nice – if it’s
true. However, a techie would install WordPress to a web host for a fairly modest price –
so, if your monthly hosting costs go up, just so you can access an app installer once, it
may be worth continuing to shop around.
Be wary of Pro Installers: App installers are a new technology in the world of web
hosting, and a hot selling point for people who launch websites often. Make sure any
supposedly-”deluxe” installers you pay into are the kind that make it easier for you,
instead of being geared to mass-install WordPress for a different type of web hosting