Speed, security, and reliability are the most important factors you need to consider when choosing your WordPress hosting provider. However, the most important factor you should consider is “Your Needs”. Assessing your needs before purchasing your WordPress hosting can save you money, trouble and a lot of headaches.
As we mentioned earlier, there are different types of hosting available as Free, Shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated and Managed. Let’s take a look at each of these options to determine which solution is best for you.
Shared hosting is by far the most popular type of WordPress hosting used by beginners. It is the cheapest and frankly the best start for beginners and aspiring netizens. Shared hosting is where you share a large server with multiple sites. Having multiple websites on their servers, hosting providers can offer a much more affordable service. The biggest footprint we see in shared hosting companies across all providers (including the ones we recommend below) is unlimited resources.
There is no such thing as unlimited. Even if they say unlimited, you still have restrictions. If your site starts using the server substantially, they will politically force you to upgrade your account. If they do not take this action then it can have a negative effect on the performance of other sites that are on the same server as yours. Then we return to common wisdom. Your business grows, as do the costs. Shared hosting is the best option for small blogs and businesses.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Server
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) refer to a virtual machine. It is a method of partitioning a physical server into multiple servers with respect to individual needs. Even if you are sharing the server with others, it gives you control of the server as if it were a dedicated server. It also has the privacy of a separate physical computer and can be configured to run specific programs within the server.
Often developers, middlemen, midsize webshops, and midsize blogs use VPS to scale their sites. If you have no technical knowledge (or anyone who does) then you need to make sure that you are going to hire a Managed VPS hosting. This means the hosting server manages all system updates and is available to help you if you need to. VPS Hosting WordPress is the best choice for midsize businesses, high-traffic blogs, and aspiring designers/developers.
Dedicated Hosting Server
Dedicated Server is a physical server that you can rent from a hosting provider. It allows you to have full control over the server including your Operating System, Hardware, Capacity, and so on. You DON’T NEED a dedicated server if you are just starting out. Once your site is receiving a significant amount of traffic (100,000 / month) then you should start considering switching to a dedicated server. If you do not employ a systems administrator or have no server experience, then we recommend that you choose a managed dedicated server.
WordPress hosting providers that offer managed dedicated servers have a 24/7 admin to take care of the servers. In addition to updating their programs, they also monitor, support by phone, and so on. Most dedicated servers use server groups. WordPress hosting on a dedicated server is suitable for high traffic blogs and large businesses.