High Quality Hosting
A great website won't perform well without great hosting. A host is the server where your website’s files are located and usually a packaged service that makes your website available to the public. If a website is slow or doesn’t always load properly, it’s usually a problem with the hosting company.
If you want to have a good website, it has to be there when someone tries to visit. If it’s not there, you’ll lose people. If it’s a poor host your site might go down more often, you’ll experience slow load times and hiccups when pages load and then stop. Your audience won’t put up with that.
It is also critical to select a host that is WordPress-friendly. You want a hosting company that not only understands WordPress but welcomes WP users with open arms. While the hosting company can’t provide you with WordPress specific support, if their promotional materials are in any way negative toward WordPress or the level of help they are willing to give you, just go somewhere else.
- Hosting should be something you pick once and then never have to worry about. And it does work that way, if you pick the right host.
- Pick a company that’s reliable and responsive. They should have a solid track record and be able to point to a list of happy clients.
- Talk to your friends and ask for recommendations. You’ll get an honest assessment and learn who’s good and who to avoid.
- Check out what kind of support the company has. No matter how good they are it’s possible something will go wrong, and when it does you need to know how quickly they’ll respond. It only takes one second of ill-timed downtime to lose a customer.
I recommend discountASP. I’ve had a great experience with them and they offer excellent customer service and affordable prices. This is perfect for people wanting a long-term hosting solution that is WordPress friendly and understandings what WordPress sites need.