Before we get started on WordPress platform, we’ll need a Web Hosting and a Domain name, right? With so many options out there, it’s hard to decide which one to go with. In this guide, you’ll get to know the most popular hosting and domain services and how to choose the best one according to your needs.

Not familiar with the terms Web Hosting and Domain name? Go to our article “What do I need to get started on WordPress” so you’ll have an overview of the first things you need to know before getting started.

Choosing a Web Hosting

WordPress is a very popular and light platform, it means that it’s compatible with almost all the hosting companies out there. Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to some aspects before choosing your hosting plan.

WordPress Requirements:

  • Server Linux with MySQL 5.6 or higher
  • PHP v7 or higher

The most popular Web Hosts come with an “Easy-Install” for WordPress. It means that your web hosting has the platform pre-installed, you just need to press a button and you’re ready to start using WordPress and build your website automatically. We will go through the installation process later in this guide.

What to look for on a Web Hosting?

Firstly, you need to focus on your needs. Are you going to create a small website? An online store? A blog? If you are getting started with WordPress, the Basic Plans will be more than enough but if you want to create something more complex, a better and more reliable host is recommended.

In general, these are the things you need to look when choosing a Web Hosting company:

  • Speed of the servers
  • Security
  • Space on disc
  • Type of server (Shared, dedicated, etc)

 

Best Web Hosting Providers

1. HostGator

Uptime: 99.99% guarantee
Support: Online Chat, E-mail, and Phone
Price: Plans from $2.75/mo
 
Features:
 
   
See plans       – 1-click WordPress install
   – Unmetered Bandwidth
   – Community Forum Access
 
 

2. BlueHost

Uptime: 99.98% guarantee
Support: Online Chat and E-mail
Price: Plans from $2.95/mo (3-year plan)
 
Features:
 
   
See plans          – 1-click WordPress install
– Unmetered Bandwidth
– Community Forum Access
 

3. SiteGround

Uptime: 99.98% guarantee
Support: Online Chat, Phone and E-mail
Price: Plans from $3.95/mo
 
Features:
 
   
See plans          – 1-click WordPress install
– Unmetered Bandwidth
– Community Forum Access
 

4. A2 Hosting

Uptime: 99.92% guarantee
Support: Online Chat, Phone and E-mail
Price: Plans from $3.92/mo
 
Features:
 
   
See plans          – 1-click WordPress install
– Unmetered Bandwidth
– Community Forum Access
 
 
 

We listed above the best Web Hosting providers available in the market (Based on user ratings). Choose one that suits your needs and get started using our guide of How to install WordPress.

Renato Franca
Fascinated by computers and technology since was a child. Built his first website at the age of 14 and has been helping people use the web ever since. Graduated in Computer Sciences, travelling, photography and coffee lover.

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