Every website is hosted somewhere, and there are countless options to choose from. Are they all the same? Hardly. Some hosting companies rely on TV ads and celebrities to make their brand well-known, and others compete heavily on being the cheapest. Some will host any platform of website, and some focus exclusively on popular platforms like WordPress. A common thread is that the most experts don’t choose hosting based on TV ads or dirt cheap prices. If your website was built in WordPress, finding the best WordPress hosting
provider for your business should be a priority. What features should you be looking for? We explore that below.
Maintenance and Management
The best WordPress hosting providers will be proactive in updating your site’s security protocols, plugins, WordPress versions, and more. Excellent managed hosting services will do all of this and more so you can focus on running your business, not running your website. Updating WordPress manually isn’t difficult if you find the time and it goes smoothly, but the moment a technical issue arises it can be extremely frustrating and time consuming, and that time is better spent working on your business. And if an update brings your site down and you can’t easily fix it, you’re losing money by the hour as customers go to your competitors.
Security is another concern for websites, so when selecting a web hosting service, you want to choose a professional hosting service that makes keeping your site safe and secure from malicious code and hackers their priority.
Enough Storage and Bandwidth to Handle Your Needs
If your business and website is popular, what are you going to do about traffic? Cheap providers limit the amount of storage and bandwidth you can use per month so they can maximize profits. If you manage to get a blog entry or webpage that goes viral, you could end up blowing through your bandwidth in a few days. Then, suddenly your website is either down for the rest of the month, or you end up paying a big bill. A must-have feature from the best WordPress hosting is having access to enough storage and bandwidth to fill your current and future needs, with either no overages or affordable overage rates.
At CTRL+ALT Digital, we go above and beyond. We not only ensure that your sites always have enough storage and bandwidth to cover your needs, but we also conduct regular performance checks to ensure your site is always performing at its best.
Free SSL Availability
You’ve probably noticed in recent years that SSL has become a must for most websites. SSL is a level of security that is required for any form of e-commerce or content-based website to ensure login and data transfer security. For that reason, most website addresses begin with “https” rather than “http” now. How do you get an SSL certificate? With most hosting, you have to pay for it. But with the best WordPress hosting companies out there, like CTRL+ALT Digital, it’s included in the cost of hosting. It’s also worth noting that Google has specifically stated that they give a slight SEO boost to websites that use SSL. This means you’ll be more competitive in search engine results.
Best WordPress Hosting
If you are looking for the best WordPress hosting provider for your website, then contact CTRL+ALT Digital
today to begin hosting with us.