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5 Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Ideal WordPress Hosting Plan
April 6, 2019
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Your search for a hosting solution does not end with finding a reliable hosting company. There’s the challenge of choosing a good WordPress hosting plan too.

And to make this easier, here are 5 factors that you should consider before selecting a WordPress hosting plan from a hosting company.

Storage Space

Storage space is very underestimated. People don’t realize that it’s the most important factor to consider when you are considering a hosting plan.

Be informed that the storage space is where all your files, database and images go. If you don’t have adequate storage space for your files, your website won’t run as smoothly as you’d want them to run.

Also, make sure to evaluate your growth. Don’t just get storage for your current files. In the future,your business might expand and you might need to add newer files like product images,databases, etc.

Hosting Speed

Hosting speed is important for 2 reasons. First, this is important for a good user experience. If the site loading time is too long, your visitors will leave your site without getting what they came here for.

The second reason is – maintaining a good position in Google search results.Google is very verbal about the fact that they prioritize the sites which have minimum loading time, that’s why you need to ensure that the hosting plan provides your estimated speed or higher.

Monthly Visitor Package

When you are spending $20-$50 each month on hosting, the last thing you’d want is get penalized for monthly visitor numbers higher than the number mentioned in the package details. That’s why it is best to choose a package that offers unlimited monthly visits so that you don’t have to worry about exceeding traffic limits.

Management of Uptime, Configuration, Security, etc.

Depending on your expertise with the site security setting, uptime, configuration, etc. – you’ll be required to choose from either a managed system or an unmanaged system.

With a managed system, the hosting company will take care of everything including the site security, uptime, configuration, etc. The guarantee of protecting your site from hackers is their responsibility.

On the other hand, an unmanaged system means you have full access of everything. But reaping the best out of this control depends on your capabilities to handle such tasks on your own.

If you are a computer nerd who knows everything, the unmanaged system maybe for you. Other than that, managed system is most suited for you.

Hosting Security

A small breach of your data and you’ll jeopardize everything that you’ve build over the years. Your credibility, loyalty, reliability, everything will be destroyed as soon as the sensitive information about your clients starts to go out into the public. That’s why it is important to have assurance that a breach is impossible.

So, while you choose the package, make sure these three measures of website security are considered.

  1. The hosting company should regularly update the security patch
  2. The company should save continuous backups for emergency situations
  3. The company should be up-to-date with the latest technology

When these 3 along with the other factors are considered, it’s time for you to decide which plan you should pick.

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