Though WordPress is a very light-weight blogging platform it still needs a well-performing hosting to make your web-site successful. Choosing the correct hosting for WordPress becomes essential for improving search engine optimization and it will surely increase your sales.
First of all you will be surprised to hear minimal requirements that WordPress put forth:
– PHP 7.0.0+ (since 2015);
– MySQL (or MsSQL/PostgreSQL etc. with similar features)
That means WordPress is usually compatible with web hosting companies. Easy 1-click install options for WP make it unproblematic for both users and host-providers.
However there still remain some features of WP-templates that must be taken into account before ordering web hosting.
The main factors of a good hosting that will really fit your WordPress are:
1) High access
3) Striking reliability
But your needs and your blog are even more important factors that influence the selection process. You have to estimate your needs before paying for WordPress hosting – it will save you some money or secure your business. First of all you should know that a custom WordPress install package is only 9.9 MB. When unzipped it is still tiny – about 15 MB. But when you start adding plug-ins or installing your specific Evatheme the total size of the WP folder increases noticeably. Upload some photos or videos – and you receive 1 GB+ folder that has to be well accessible.
We finally get to the magic Eva-Tips!
Do NOT choose free WordPress hosting! They are mainly quite good but still have some kind of tricks e.g. annoying banner adds that can appear anywhere obscuring your content. Some free hosts are managed by resellers that won’t help you solving any problem with WP-theme or other items. Finally free hosts have one biggest downside – they are terribly unreliable. You can’t be sure when they stop offering free services or when they finish repairing the server crash. That’s why Free WordPress hosting is a taboo for serious blogs or business web-sites.
Stop installing plug-ins that overload your site. You must only use those that are really essential for performing the web-site. A posteriori they are whatnots like “Social-media toolbars” or “SEO-toolkits” etc. They can be excused if there’s a need to save money trying to optimize the web-site by yourself. But if you choose an astonishing Evatheme for a business web-site you must hire a good SEO that will use specialized tools for performing web-optimizing stuff.
Diversify file repositories. You don’t need to upload every image and every video on your own hosting. Try sharing them with third-party services that provide additional space apart of your WordPress folder. Plus you can protect your files duplicating them and allocating at different places. It is essential when editing Evatheme-template files.
Run off low-skilled hosting managers that are unable to maintain your WordPress site. That means good web-hosting support have to know how to install both distribution and any add-on in order to improve the web-site. Sluggish help-desk is an apparent sign to switch for more agile provider.
Tune your web-hosting to ensure automatic updates for WordPress kernel and any plug-ins that are used in your theme. Obsolete templates and main components aggravate the web-site’s performance and thus you will need to keep your hosting up-to-date.