Help Your Site Out – First Step: Hosting

Whether you are starting out to create a new site or you have a site and are miserable with its performance, you really need to consider the hosting plan your site is/will be utilizing. In the world of customer support, the host is the factor in a vast number of issues experienced by users and the software running on the sites.

If you want to cut to the chase and see a list of terrific hosts, visit and browse the ratings and click through to see what the current offers are. Some of the plans are better than others on the same host, so once you choose a host, choose the plan carefully according to what I say below, so stick around a bit longer.

Easy WordPress HostingHere are the essentials for an excellent host experience. If you don’t know what some of this means, it’s okay… look for it anyway.

  • MUST be on a Linux server to ensure a good experience
  • Unlimited storage space
  • Unlimited bandwidth (transfer data)
  • Unlimited domains
  • Several, if not unlimited, SQL databases
  • cPanel is a must-have feature
  • Fantastico (or SimpleScripts)
  • 24/7 customer support (live chat or phone # preferred)

If you make sure you have hosting that meets these requirements, then you are probably just fine in that respect and you can wait for my next tip this week: WordPress Security.