When one of our sites was running a bit slower than expected, WP Engine’s support team moved our website to a brand-new higher-spec server free of charge. No downtime, no selling, and no effort on our part. They just got on with it.
Our Take: WP Engine’s starting plan ‘Personal’ costs $29/month which seems quite expensive in comparison to the above three hosting services. However, it’s worth a value if you want the BEST WordPress-perfected hosting.
If so, don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. With hundreds and hundreds of web companies competing for your business with thousands of different web hosting plans, things can get pretty confusing pretty quickly.
Currently, our sites use about a quarter of this allowance. While understandable, it does make me a little bit nervous that we might be charged overage fees if we suddenly received a spike in traffic.
One of the smaller web hosting outfits in this listing, PlanetHippo has managed to keep its prices at a lower level compared to most of the competition. Its One Account Linux costs just £1 per month (excluding VAT), and it’s an appealing budget package. The firm’s Ultimate plan offers ‘unlimited everything’ for £5.99 per month (and that includes a free domain).
Plesk hosting: Like cPanel, Plesk is a web hosting management panel. If you plan to partially of fully manage your server, you might be interested in a web host with Plesk as a built-in feature. Functions that Plesk manages include email and domain name systems, databases, file systems, and plugins.
Linux and Microsoft Windows are two different operating systems. Windows is a well-known household name and does not require much introduction. Linux is a new version of the Unix operating system. Both these operating systems make excellent environments for web hosting. How…
As we use WordPress for the majority of our sites, I decided to migrate VentureHarbour.com to WP Engine as an experiment. If after two weeks we were happy – we would gradually migrate all of our WordPress sites over to WP Engine.
Hi Susan, great question. I am also a big fan of Cloudflare. The free service is amazingly powerful…add it to your entry level shared hosting and suddenly you have a global content delivery network for your files (images, js, CSS, html etc), static caching, DDoS protection, and free SSL. It’s pretty amazing and can really improve site performance. You can then upgrade to very reasonable pro plans with advanced security features, image special mobile optimizations, and even faster content delivery.
Think of it as buying a house that is good for “entertaining guests.” Sure – there are some houses that come prebuilt with a nice kitchen, a good deck, and comfortable furniture. But you can create a great house for “entertaining guests” on your own – provided you have a generally solid house.
Website builders and WordPress let you create an online presence with little to no coding knowledge required. If this is what you need for setting up your site, make sure your web host provides integration for the site builder you want to use. Easy installations for WordPress or pre-installed website builders with ready-made templates are ideal for those who want to drag and drop elements of their site into place — where what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG).
Forget the over-complicated and time-consuming WordPress setups used in the past. After filling out our simple form with Hostinger, all you need to do is open your hosting control panel, enter your details, and click one button to install WordPress. It’s as simple as that.
Our 24/7/365 support staff includes expert system admins hard at work ensuring your server runs at its peak. We employ our industry’s best practices, feature servers in the best data centers and make sure your server includes the latest security patches. That’s why we can commit to your site being up over 99.9% of the time.
This communicates to your audience that your site handles their personal information securely. What personal information might they use on your site? First name, last name, email address, and phone number — these might be used when signing up for an email newsletter, for a free PDF download, registering for a webinar, etc.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time business owner, marketer, web developer, agency manager, or blogger. If you’re taking the time to build a website on a custom domain, then you want it to be taken seriously.
As you can see, our test site loaded in just under a second for a server in Dallas, Texas. That’s faster than 94% of all tested sites. Considering the fact that our sample website wasn’t using any caching plugins or speed optimization tips, this result is amazing.
Regardless, there may come a time when a traffic spike brings your website down, and that’s because your host has deemed your usage “excessive.” This is unlikely, but definitely something to keep in mind.
The biggest downside to ASP.NET is that many hosting providers do not support the language and those who do require you to opt for a Windows-hosting plan. These plans typically cost more than a Linux-based plan due to licensing fees charged by Microsoft.