I have been working on projects that have me visiting TONS of hosting companies and trying them out. Some I found to be exceptional, some totally sucked. I am going to make a series of posts regarding this and letting you in on the things that I learned along the way. This may not be the end all, be all list, but I have put some serious work into my launching of sites on many different hosting companies for the specific purpose of launching websites based on the WordPress engine.
Now, I will tell you that I have launched some things on platforms that were not WordPress, such as Weebly, with their stand alone web engine (and a couple more like theirs). But I will concentrate on the hosting companies where it is easy to launch WordPress.
Here are some of the companies that I am going to review:
- Small Orange
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
I feel fully capable of doing this! I have the confidence of someone that stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night. Also, I recently did an extensive review of a hood cleaning company in Austin TX. So, I have THAT going for me. I will probably add to this list as I go. I am really hoping that someone has some hidden gem of a company that they would like to tell me about. I certainly would try it.
Some of my criteria for theTop Hosting Companies for WordPress Blogs in 2016
- First, I am looking at pricing. Are they upfront about how much you are about to spend or do they wait until you’re deep in the shopping cart to discover that you have to pay for 36 months up front? Are they going to honor the same price at the end of the term? Or are the going to double it based on an initial offer wham bam deal?
- Does the signup process go smoothly? Do you get access immediately? Or do you have to wait for days for them to trigger your new account?
- Once you’re account is setup, are they using the industry standard CPanel to make it easy to get your sites up and running?
- Do they have an automated WordPress installer?
- Do they have any backup capability included? Or do you pay extra? Or are you simply on your own?
- Once the WordPress is setup. is it fast? Is it Sent invite to screenl