Guest Article by John Thomson from Web Hosting Art
For those who’re on a look out for the perfect web hosting agency to provide the needful to set up a good WordPress blog, there are certain things that must be on top of your cards, before you make your decision. So let us quickly check up with the basic things that you’d badly need in your web hosting plan, and also how to ensure that you maintain good level of security in case you’re planning to run an online store or even otherwise.
The first and the foremost thing that you must ensure is that your web hosting provider supports both Windows as well as Linux hosting. Precisely Linux hosting is what you need to set up WordPress blog-type website, but it always good to have Windows hosting support too. Moreover, most of the web-hosting agencies offer Windows & Linux Hosting at the no additional cost.
Optimizing performance of your WordPress Blog
With the help of a number of plug-ins available, one can optimize the performance of your WordPress blog, though the web host should also provide you certain other features as well. There are various ways of optimizing performance, apart from the handy plug-ins. The web host should ensure 99.9% uptime, while your host must also be able to help you out in carrying an effective SEO campaign too.
SEO and Security of your blog must be on top of your cards
The All-In-One SEO Pack is the master plug-in, which helps in improving the performance of your WordPress blog, and also improves the search engine ranking of your blog by automatically segregating meta-data.
Whenever you think of carrying out any ecommerce business, it is important to encrypt all your transactions with an SSL certificate, and also to obtain a private dedicated IP, and protect your identity in the WhoIs info database.
Unless you’re planning upon launching an online store or carrying out any money transactions, the security is not usually on top of the cards, though protection from spam and cloning bots is indeed quite necessary. As a matter of fact, various data scrapers even clone entire websites of hundreds and thousands of pages filled with precious info, so the chances are high that your site may be duplicated over-night and your business may be seriously hampered due to lack of security of your web host.
Before you finalize upon the web hosting provider, you must ensure that your host is capable of doing whatever is offered as per the part of the deal. Even the biggest of industry giants sometimes fail to meet the expectations of the customers, no wonder your web host may not be able to live up to your expectations. You must also ensure that your host offering 30days money back guarantee so that you may be able to monitor the quality of service and support offered during the first month, and check whether it meets your expectations or not.
This article was written by John Thomson. Check out his website, Web Hosting Art where he writes about web hosting service providers, marketing, blogging and open source stuffs. John is also an experienced designer of free joomla templates which offers back to open source community. If you wish to write a Guest Article, you can do so here.
Dream Host is one of the best ones around. A good blog certainly need a good host.
Ya, Dream Host is good, mine runs on Dream Host, clean service 🙂
Arun can you suggest me some good hosting(Windows+Linux based) providers.
I have heard that host monster is the best around. I have passed this question to the author, he might respond. I am moving to hostgator this september 🙂
I would recommend “Host Gator” because it’s very cheap and reliable. Their support service is awesome. This company offers site building tools, application vault, web mail, antivirus, Php, MysQL and hosts unlimited websites in one plan. Don’t go for free web hosting.They are not reliable. Check it out here:
Yea, host gator is good and am moving to host gator soon 🙂
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Many companies talks like they can really do the job. It always pays to do a research of companies offering affordable web hosting services.
Deciding which web host to get the services of should take time, it shouldn’t be done in haste. Remember that it is your money that is at stake.
I think most people turn to the market leaders when it comes to hosting. Most of my friends are either on dream host or host gator or host monster or godaddy. And these people deliver often unless you have specific need, in that case you will have to do some research.
Thanks for dropping in to share your point 🙂
If your WordPress blog does not require many complexities, you can do well with an affordable web hosting service provider. You really don’t have to spend a fortune as there are many reliable web hosts out there that do not charge a lot of money to get your site up and running on the World Wide Web.
How about hostgator? is it also good?
Ya, I have heard from Ajith that its good. Am moving there this september anyway 🙂
I would prefer a host which has 24×7 Support and 99.9% uptime. Searching for a better host to switch…. 😉
GoDaddy is the best webhosting service providers i have ever seen.Reasonable pricing and good service..and above all very friendly and powerful control panel options…..They provide both LINUX(for php with mysql) and windows(for .net with MS SQL) hosting solutions
It is not always a better choice to select a free host, but some of them are really good! Deciding a web-host is among a very important decision is the blogging career.
Of course its important to choose the right host, but its not very critical I guess. In case you mess up with your present host, you can always change easily. But if some breakthroughs come in when you are at a cheap host, then you really miss the change. Better be safe.
this information are helpful
I use a few web hosts, two of which are hostgator and hostmonster. I think one of the important things I look out for is cpanel with fantastico so that it make installation easy. 99% or 100% uptime is something I also look out for with 24/7 online or email customer support.
I am gonna shift to hostgator soon. I tried to customer service, they are cool professional people 🙂
Wow.. Thanks for the post.. very nice 🙂
Glad you liked!
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Nice Sharing…. now its easy for all to choose there host.
Yes! I totally agree that right after you have chosen the web hosting plan for you, you should conduct a review about the quality of services your getting because if not, then, you paid for the wrong company. This totally helps website owners to think things over before acquiring web hosting services!
Always looking at web hosting services that fit the over-all budgets of clients for all needs. Support is crucial. I have used the Go”ahem” and others and still shopping around. I have paid into wrong companies that did not pay much attention to loyalty. I will continue to broker for clients so that they are working smart and not hard. The bottom line is customer service and quality servers.
Web Hosting in India are learnt to be maintaining a complete non-partisan stance towards their services to any of their clients, be they from India or from overseas. Keeping in mind, the exchange rate of rupees with dollar being much lower and staffing cost being lower also in contrast to that of in offshore, those hosting companies charge website owners from India in a very little reduced pricing.