You see all the tutorials about creating a website with WordPress. There’s something common in them all: ‘You need a web hosting for your WordPress website or blog’.
What is it?
WordPress hosting is a hosting that is needed for your website or blog to go live on the internet. It’s a hosting that is fairly optimized for better functioning and security of your website/blog.
Generally, it includes one-click installs to help you get started with WordPress easily without any technical problems or processing. They also update your core software automatically to reduce your work and efforts.
There are two types of hosting. Shared WordPress hosting and managed WordPress hosting.
1. Shared WordPress Hosting
Shared hosting is cheaper than managed one.
What this means is that your website will share a server with other websites. The reason why shared hosting is economical is because as the hosting is ‘shared’ the overall cost of the server maintenance is amortized over many customers.
I myself use shared hosting for some of my websites (at least for now).
When you’re just starting out with no much traffic, you should go after shared web hosting.
Some of the hosts will give you an option of pre-installing WordPress and will automatically upgrade your WordPress software and plugins.
In addition to this, you’ll also have a backup option. This means even if your site breaks, you’ll be able to restore it.
You can expect a shared hosting for $3 to $5 per month. However, I would never recommend you to go below this range because this might get you in trouble in the future.
My recommendation is either Hostgator or Bluehost. Head over to this article where I’ve done a comparison and review about Bluehost and Hostgator.
2. Managed WordPress Hosting
Managed web hosting is obviously better than shared hosting. If your website or blog gets tons of visitors, this is the best option for you.
Managed hosting provides everything provided by shared hosting and some more super-quality features as well.
1. Better and efficient speeds.
2. Better security.
3. Staging sites: this means you’ll be able to test changed to your site before it goes live (you’ll be saved from making a mess).
4. More storage.
Typically, you’ll be paying about $25-30/month for a managed WordPress hosting.
Which One Should You Use?
In my experience, if you’re just starting out with a little investment capabilities, shared hosting is the right option for you.
On the other hand, if you have a free hand spending some money to save time, managed hosting is the right option for you.
When you don’t have more money to spend, you’re going to want to spend more time.
That’s what I did while getting started. No catch.
What Are Some Of The Best WordPress Hosts?
I’ve been a huge fan of WordPress.com hosting. Hence, I would highly recommend WordPress.com hosting.
But it does cost some more money compared to others. So, I’ve got some more hosts that are amazing (personally tested).
1. Bluehost – Highly Recommended.
I hope this article helped you find what you were looking for. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask me in the comments.