Just like buying a car, each different type of hosting is different in terms of your WordPress site’s performance, reliability and day-to-day maintenance activities. This is a guide on what you need to consider for WordPress website hosting in Cardiff.

Wordpress website hosting in Cardiff

https://www.inmotionhosting.com/Just like buying a car, each different type of hosting is different in terms of your WordPress site’s performance, reliability and day-to-day maintenance activities. This is a guide on what you need to consider for WordPress website hosting in Cardiff.

The Main Types of WordPress Hosting Explained

Shared Hosting

Shared is the cheapest form of WordPress hosting. The server that you use also hosts hundreds of other websites. Even within shared hosting there are likely to be serveral different plans which offer you more resources.

Going with the cheapest plan may look appealing but it will be likely to be slow and lose your customers along the way.

If your website is running slowly look to move to a better plan or choose a different host.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting is similar to shared hosting but your website lives on a network of computers. Cloud hosting is useful if you need to grow your website hosting requirements.

VPS Hosting

VPS is the next step up  you get part of a server all to yourself. VPS hosting will give you more control over your hosting environment but not complete control like dedicated.

Dedicated Hosting

You can do whatever you want with your dedicated server and are ensured of no impact from outside.

You will be able to customize the server to your requirements. This is especially import if you want PCI compliance for data protection.

Managed WordPress Hosting

Within the type of hosting that you chose then you can select the type of service that you want. These can include:

  • Backups
  • Technical updates to the operating system and/or WordPress and its plugins
  • Performance optimization
  • Security –features such as and firewalls

Unfortunately, there is a trend nowadays for hosts to offer different levels of managed hosting with the cheaper levels charging for every single bit of advice and help. You know who you are!

Things to Consider When You Choose WordPress Hosting

When you are selecting your WordPress hosting consider these points:

Technology

This is not easy to find out about but some hosts are always upgrading their hardware and software but others are not.

Types of things to enquire about are:

  • Latest version of PHP.
  • Free SSL certificate
  • HTTP2 Support
  • Hardware upgrades

Data Centre Locations

If your customers are in a particular part of the word it is pretty obvious to chose a host server in that location but if you are working in a worldwide basis it is not so easy and it may be better to utilise a content delivery network (CDN) which are a geographically distributed group of servers which work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content.

3. Customer Support

You will want to want to find a host that provides ALL the following types of support

  • Ticket for ítems that are going to take a longer time
  • Live chat for things that are urgent and need to be fixed quickly
  • Phone to explain more complicated issues and to speak directly wit the person that is working on your issue

4. Hosting Dashboard

Make sure that your hosts provide the standard cPanel dashboard and keeps the software upto date.

5. Email Hosting

It is much better not to have your email hosted on the same host as your website because you can experience problems with website hacking which will reduce your email IP address reputation and cause mail delivery issues.

WordPress Website Hosting in Cardiff

We recommend using Siteground WordPress Hosting for your WordPress website hosting in Cardiff.

Siteground are a Bulgarian based organisation with their servers based in western Europe.

In our opinion, Bulgarians are the most technically gifted nation in the world but their English speaking team provide the best support in Europe.

We would recommend Inmotion Hosting who have the best support worldwide but they currently do not have servers in Europe.