There are several factors to consider before choosing a WordPress hosting. The following are essential questions that every person looking for hosting and domain should ask themselves.
The good thing about having a website is that it is something that is always up and running. Or at least most of the time (no website is always active).
Web servers guarantee a certain amount of uptime. The industry standard is 99.9% of the time and no less should be accepted. I doubt who offers 100% uptime.
Make sure you choose a hosting provider that isn’t known for offering very little, especially the cheaper hosting services. You shouldn’t expect a shared hosting website to be ultra-fast, but don’t miss out on visits due to slowness either..
It’s important make sure the people who are tasked with helping when something goes wrong know what they are doing and have the patience to deal with the WordPress site admin. You want the WordPress hosting support staff to know well how WordPress works.
Offer and scalability
As a website grows and attracts visitors, it will need more resources to keep it running.
So it is necessary choose a host that offers plans that provide leeway to make changes. Upgrade your plan if needs increase or downgrade if they decrease.
Some of the things a host can offer in terms of security include firewall, support for encrypted connections, two-factor authentication, IP blocking and various types of active and passive security systems. DDoS protection, malware protection, etc. Hosting should offer as many of these features as possible.
Keep in mind that, you usually get what you pay for, which means more expensive options can have significant benefits.
Some of these things cannot be verified without signing up for the hosting service. However, what you can do is research your options before committing to any of them..
Review the reviews and see if people report any of the red flags, such as unrealistic promises, poor adherence to terms, poor support or misleading language. You can learn a lot from other people’s experiences.