The choice of hosting is one of the most important decisions you will make when you create a new WordPress website. Choosing the best WordPress hosting can improve your SEO and sales.
What are the different types of hosting?
There are different types of affordable accommodation options WordPress such as:
1. Shared (virtual hosting);
2. VPS (virtual private server);
3. Dedicated (virtual server);
4. Dedicated server.
To make the right choice, you need to clearly understand what each of the presented types of WordPress hosting.
1. Shared (virtual hosting).
Virtual hosting is usually hosting that is offered and generally used when people are just starting to create web sites. Why? It’s simple, cheap, and fast.
Shared hosting is the equivalent of a multistory apartment complex. When you live in this apartment complex, chances are you don’t know my neighbors and what they do. If the people living on three floors above you, prepare explosives in his apartment, then the whole building is under threat of explosions. Similarly, with your account on shared hosting, because you do not know their virtual neighbors. All you use the same IP address, so if one of your virtual neighbors is doing something unethical or illegal, what makes Google (and other search engines) to point to this IP address, your website might also suffer.
- VPS (virtual private server).
The second option — virtual private server (VPS) is similar to owning part of the building with indoor access to your apartment. Nobody has access to the information without your permission. With a VPS you have a dedicated server but you share the resources of a dedicated server with several other “members”.
- Dedicated (virtual server).
Another option is to have your own dedicated server is like owning the entire building. You determine who the tenants (websites) and can remove them when their contract ended, or if they stop paying. Although it is more expensive than shared hosting, but a dedicated server means that you own and control building. With a dedicated server you set the guidelines and regulate the whole process.
- Dedicated server.
The latest version of the hosting, which hosting is difficult to call, is to rent in a data center physical machine. In other words, it’s your computer, installed and configured for you in another part of the world or country.
WordPress hosting requirements.
There are some features that you should look for when selecting WordPress hosting. So, WordPress hosting should support:
1. PHP version 7 or above;
2. MySQL version 5.6 and above or MariaDB version 10.0 and later;
All of these features are important for the continuity and performance of the website.
Before choosing a hosting for your WordPress site, determine what capabilities it must provide you. Depends on the performance of your site in the future. When working with a client base, you need to remember about safety, otherwise your site may be subject to hacker attacks and you lose all information about customers. Clearly define for yourself what you need to work and make your choice based on available opportunities, and not on the cost of this service!