Choosing the right host when setting up WordPress is a key factor in your website’s success. The host defines your website’s speed, accessibility, protects your files, handles fluctuations in your web traffic, and so much more. This was definitely a “live and learn” area for me when I first stepped into the world of WordPress so I’ve decided to write the tutorial that I wish I had in the beginning.
If you are brand new to WordPress, you may be confused already thinking “Wait, I thought WordPress was free?”. Well, the WordPress platform itself is free to use but you will still need a host to get your site online. Simply put, you are paying your host to “lease” a space on the internet for your website.
There are tons of opinions about which host is the best, and honestly there are several great hosts to choose from; but picking the right one can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. Here’s my list of the most important things to look for when choosing a WordPress host [Read more…]