As an ex web design and development company, our clients often asked us about “what is the best WordPress hosting company in the UK” – and as time went on, we got more specific questions such as “can WordPress run on Windows servers” and so on.
It is an important question as you need a host that is not only fast and keeps their server up-time to reasonable levels, but also secures your data and website and prevent it from being hacked.
The problem is, many hosts say they are WordPress ready, but are they really specializing in WordPress? are their servers optimized to run WordPress in the most ideal way possible without having any script failures?
And if so, are the reviews for them 100% good? and if so, is it from a legitimate website that actually provides real reviews which are monitored? or a site that can be abused by companies to increase their overall rating as a WordPress company?
These are the questions we looked at, when deciding our recommended host to use WordPress on, and we always have the same host ourselves (via iClickster) who has been around for years and has been providing us excellent services on hosting unlimited WordPress website.
Is one-click WordPress hosting all that you need to look out for when choosing the package for you?
Many people think this is all that you need to look out for – but this is far from the truth. There are specific requirements within the server, which need to be done, and just a one-click install advert on a hosts website is not what should make you buy, as this is done by every host, even windows hosting providers, and we know, wordpress cannot run very well on windows servers, so buying from them is not a good plan.
Sometimes you need to test the host out before you are sure they are ideal. For example, the company Justhost are known to advertise for their WordPress hosting plans; but when you install on their server, their is a URL problem you get which many people easily ignore simply because they don’t see it as a big issue. The URL shows as www.yourdomain.com/index.html – the extra index.html part on the home page shows up, even if you just enter www.yourdomain.com – and this is not great when you are trying to keep a neat and clean image of your website, but not only that, its not SEO friendly (Search engine optimization).
So the next time you do go look for a hosting based in WordPress, think about the above points, and you will be safer and wiser.