Shouldn’t I try to save money on hosting?
Everyone wants to keep costs low but the most frustrating part of a crummy host is that you will think that there’s something wrong with your site. It’s like driving a sports car on a dirt road. If you are starting from scratch it will likely take a lot of time and frustration to figure out that the problem is actually your host. The more content you add to your site, the more you will notice the inadequacies of the server. And a phone call to a center in India with a customer service agent named “Brittany” will make you value your time more than you ever have before.
Your site is often the first point of contact for your clients, representing your business, your brand, your portfolio and all that you have to offer. It doesn’t help you if your host has a slow loading time- people will move on to the next shiny object.
How to fix it:
Get a host that specializes in WordPress. Make sure that they offer services for caching, uptime, security, amazing customer support, and more.
|I personally use WPEngine and highly recommend them for all my clients for running their business sites. They have tech experts on hand 24/7 who will go in and repair mistakes, restore your db, just all kinds of help. Support response for me personally has never been over 3 minutes wait. They scale their pricing too, so if your business becomes as well known as the New York Times, you won’t have to switch companies- just pay by volume.|
|Flywheel is perfect for bloggers, agencies, and small business. Flywheel has a ton of unique features such as billing transfer, demo site, and a content creation tool.|
|Much like the other two, it’s great for beginners- because WordPress is already installed and it and comes with a fantastic support. Support response is usually under 10 or 15 minutes.Here is a comparison of SiteGround and WPEngine|