Good WordPress hosting is critical.

If there is one thing that we can not stress enough, it’s the importance of good hosting.

No matter what you have spent on your website, don’t scrimp on the hosting environment.

Hosting is the most crucial thing to get right because it is the backbone of your site.

WordPress has a unique set of requirements and these need specialised WordPress hosting.

If you stick your site on some cheap-as-chips hosting company, it’s going to cause problems.

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Why consider managed WordPress hosting?

Unless you are experienced in managing and optimising a hosting environment, we suggest you leave it to the experts.

One thing, above all else, is true of website hosting.

Everything is fine with it until it’s not.

If your website goes down, it’s very unlikely that a prolonged period of downtime is going to be acceptable – even for the most basic of websites.

With DDOS attacks on the rise, even against the most unlikely websites or servers, it’s crucial that your site is hosted with a company that is optimised both for WordPress hosting and for security.

Cheap hosting is counter-productive.

When you’ve invested a significant amount of time and money into your website, why host in on some pile-it-high, sell-it-cheap hosting account.

As your website is your 24/7 marketing machine, we really don’t think that hosting it on a $5 per month budget host is the right way to go.

We host the vast majority of our client’s websites on WP Engine as we’ve found (from over 20 years of experience) that these guys are one of the best hosting platforms around.

But they are not cheap, and there are good reasons why.

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Managed hosting

Some hosting companies pile their sites high on servers. Your site could easily be sat on a server with hundreds of other websites.

Any one of these sites could take the entire server down at any time.

Any site owner could get the entire server blacklisted for spammy practices at any time.

A single site could become the target of a DDOS attack at any point, taking down every website on the server.

Managed hosting services do not allow their servers to run over-quota, so there are plenty of resources for each site and everything is more stable.

If your website is mission-critical, or you are looking to host a corporate website, uptime is important.

When the sh*t hits the fan.

One of the things that really, and we mean really separates hosting companies is the level and speed of the support that is offered by the hosting team.

Managing a WordPress site is a completely different skill set from managing a hosting environment, so we advise all our clients to invest in the best hosting they can afford.

If there is a mission-critical issue with your website, you need it fixed now, not in 48 hours.

This is where server support teams come in, and WP Engines‘ are the best we’ve ever worked with.

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So how much should hosting cost?

Hosting charges can vary a lot depending on your requirements.

When looking at hosting services, consider these main points:

  1. How mission-critical is my website?
  2. How much storage do I need?
  3. What level of security is right for my site?
  4. Are speed and technical optimisation important to me?
  5. How much help do I need with managing the hosting?
  6. Do I have more important things to be doing than managing my hosting?

The answers to these questions will help determine the best sort of hosting account for you.

Most answers are as follows:

  1. My site is absolutely mission-critical
  2. I need at least 5GB of storage
  3. I need the highest levels of security
  4. Speed and technical optimisation are crucial for my SEO
  5. I need on-demand help with any hosting issues
  6. I have 1000 other things to manage on top of worrying about hosting

If you have a website that is crucial to your business, surely what you invest in hosting should be a reflection of what your website is worth to you.

If you have an e-commerce site that generates £5000 a month in revenue, £150 per month is not a large hosting bill as a percentage of turnover the site generates.

If your site generates 40 enquiries per month that turn into £20,000 worth of new business per month, £350 is not a wild budget for your hosting.

Horses for courses.

The point here is that the hosting budget should be directly linked to your requirements rather than some arbitrary figure decided by a quick Google for cheap hosting companies.

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So what next?

If you think your hosting could be letting your site down, there are some options.

Firstly, we could run a free website audit on your site to check the site over and get some insight into potential hosting issues.

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Secondly, you can check for hosting issues on your website yourself using Google Page Speed Insights.

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For example https://www.your-domain.com

 

Thirdly, you can get in touch with us and let us know your requirements – we’ll put together a bespoke proposal for your WordPress hosting.

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