By now, you’ve probably heard of even used WordPress as your website builder of choice. In fact, I even recommend this to many people out there, especially ones that are still starting out because it is a really good and professional website builder.
Unlike other website builders, WordPress offers you the customizability and scalability that no other type of software out there can provide.
Sure, you can easily create a website using a cute drag-and-drop interface, but what do you do afterward? Most of them do not even have a hosting platform for which your website can go online.
That being said, if you are contemplating creating your own website, do so with the power of WordPress. Now, you’ve also probably noticed the word “hosting”, right? Well, WordPress has its own web hosting platform, but in this article, I will cover everything you need to know about that.
When you create a basic website account on WordPress, you will have the option to quickly have it hosted by their provider, BlueHost. Although they are pretty much okay (given their amazing track record), the basic plan only gives you a shared hosting account.
Now, why is this a problem? Well, shared hosting is one of the most common hosting plans out there. The problem is that this is not ideal for websites that are gaining so much traction since high traffic volume will always resort to websites taking forever to load.
Furthermore, it is not a good idea for business websites to get into shared hosting services because it needs a lot of bandwidth and more technical support than, say, a personal blogging platform.
For websites that have a large amount of traffic being drawn to eat on a consistent basis, a scalable VPS hosting plan is much better for this.
This is where the hosting provider will use a virtual machine to allocate specific resources to the person who is going to get the plan.
The reason why you want to get a ‘scalable’ plan is so that your resources will increase as your traffic increases.
If you are a serious business owner and you do not have the time to manage the website by yourself, you can also avail some managed services.
Basically, an entity will be the one to take care of your website and all you have to do is pay for the service.
This is ideal for people who are busy and do not have the time to invest in their website (as most businessmen do).
How to Make the Most Out of WordPress Hosting?
Well, WordPress is the best platform to use for beginners and professionals alike. That being said, how can you improve the service that you’re getting? Here are some tips:
Always make sure that the plugins and the software you’re using are up to date with the latest security patches
Always conduct a wide website backup to ensure that if something goes awry that you have a backup to fall back on
Use a video hosting website instead of uploading content to your page so that you do not eat up so much bandwidth or resources.