WordPress is by far one of the most popular content management systems for sites today, especially for bloggers. Very early on it was dubbed as the easiest CMS to use and even comes with a five-minute installation guide for new users. But it’s really not as cut and dry and simple as pie as some people make it sound – and for several reasons.
Specialized WordPress hosting can make things much easier and save you a lot of heartache down the road. Not to mention save you money, even if it may not seem like it at first glance. While there may be super-cheap hosting options out there, the saying that you get what you pay for really is true… especially if you’re running a business online.
Let’s just consider a few scenarios here that are, unfortunately, quite common today…
You’ve got your site up and running. All seems good (Who needed stinking help anyways?!). Then one morning you realize your site has been…. hacked. Then you realize you really have no idea how to restore it. Heck, you didn’t even get around to making a backup of your site this week. So you call your host frantically begging for help because with each ticking moment, you’re losing sales. Your customers can’t access your site.
But guess what? They simply tell you that backups, security and restoration are not part of that super-good-deal hosting you paid for. So how long will your site be down? How much are you going to have to spend on coders, programmers and specialists to restore it and secure it? Probably much more than what a better hosting package would have cost. With our specialized WordPress hosting, you’re taken care of. You can sleep good knowing that all your files and data backups are current. Your WordPress installation is up to date and secure. Hackers? Not here. Lost sites? Not here.
Your site is all of a sudden running oddly slow. It’s affecting traffic to your site and quite possibly, sales. In fact, your ranking in Google may even start to drop because they place such an emphasis on site loading and site performance.
So you give your hosting a call to see what’s up. But of course, they just tell you that WordPress is just plain slow and there’s nothing they can do to help. The fact is that their hosting probably isn’t setup in the most effective way to host WordPress sites. Or they may take on too many customers and put them all into shared hosting, which means other sites’ traffic could be slowing down your site.
These are just a couple of very common problems that happen everyday. While you may very well be able to install and setup WordPress for your site, are you truly ready to tackle more advanced features? Do you have the time (or ability to learn) to correctly setup ecommerce, member-only areas, social media integration? You can easily get help with any of this and more with our premium support services. We don’t take your money then hide behind excuses and we’d never hang you out to dry.
Of course, choosing the best hosting for your WordPress site will always depend on your situation and your needs. For a small personal blog that you simply want to get your feet wet with, you may not need extensive support or advanced features. But on the other hand, if you need WordPress hosting for your business, then you definitely want to make sure all i’s are dotted and all your t’s are crossed from the very start.