Did you already choose a hosting provider to host your new WordPress-powered web site? There are thousands of different hosting providers out there and choosing the right one can be a challenge. When choosing make sure that your hosting provider meets the minimum requirements for running WordPress: support for PHP 5.2.4 or higher and MySQL 5.0 or higher. Apache web server is highly recommended.
Below is a list of a few providers that are proven to be reliable and easy to work with:
BlueHost is one of the 20 largest web hosting companies, collectively hosting well over 1.9+ million domains. Reliable, with unlimited hosting space and bandwith and attractive prices.
BlueHost says: »Bluehost has been providing quality web hosting solutions to businesses and individuals since 1996. Our goal is to provide outstanding services for the best possible price. To achieve these goals we are constantly innovating and upgrading our services at no additional cost to our customers. Come and join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how we can help you with your site.«
Site5 offers a choice of different web server locations around the globe – multiple locations within the US and on all other continents (Europe, Asia, South America, Africa). Hosting a site physically close to your visitors means faster loading times.
Site5 about themselves: »Our current hosting philosophy is based on guaranteed performance. While other hosts may try to cram as many accounts as possible on shared servers, we have used our years of experience and the technical analysis performed by our technical gurus to determine exactly how many accounts we should be putting on any given server. In addition, we are continually upgrading our hardware platforms to be among the best in the industry.«
Sometimes you can’t be bothered to do upgrades of WordPress yourself. That’s when you need managed WordPress hosting (as opposed to cheaper but less guaranteed normal WordPress hosting). Page.ly updates your WordPress site with latest upgrades automatically – it costs more that other hosting providers but you can be sure that critical updates of your site are done immediately as they are available.
Page.ly about themselves: »Page.ly™ (sounds like PageLee) is WordPress-as-a-Service that includes Automatic Upgrades & Backups and Bullet-Proof Security plus the freedom to customize with nearly any theme or plugin. We are the trusted WordPress hosting provider for thousands of users from personal bloggers to major universities. Power to the People.«