Best WordPress Hosting
WordPress is a CMS that isn’t really much demanding when talking about server resources, but definitely requires some attentions on that part. That line, however, have been changing lately, mostly after the release of the 3.0 version. The system started to consume more and more resources from the servers so a good hosting is a must nowadays, especially for bigger sites. Bellow there are some explanations and a list of good hosting sites for your WordPress custom installation.
For starting your blog, or if your blog have a small number of access, any simple shared hosting would do the job, the only problem is after you site start reaching something like 1000+ access daily. Thats when things can get nasty.
You could say, “it’s all about start using cache”. You would be right if everybody though that way, but most of the time the problem with the shared hosts isn’t with your site, it’s someone else site that could be wreaking havoc in the server, and you site goes down because of this (that was what happened most of the time with me). So , when I talk about that 1000+ access daily, im also talking about the trust of a site.
When your blog start’s to grow the least thing you want is it going offline, any downtime of your site represents less access, which in return turns to a smaller grow and less money (less advertisers shown, etc). Also, you problem would do worst in the SERPs (site ranking in search).
One of the solutions I found was, changing to a cloud host, actually i’m using Rackspace. Ok, the most basic version is around U$ 160,00 , which is very expensive and 1000 access daily won’t even start to use 10% of all the computer capacity you have at your disposal. That’s why we here at plulz, are thinking about starting to offer a hosting solution with a nice price and a nice server configuration.
If you have the money to spend, I would recommend you to go with Rackspace, another option for a shorter pocket or a new site and that is also a great hosting is the Dreamhost, currently they have a “WordPress Optimized Web Hosting” that is pretty cheap and can do just fine, but, like I said before, don’t expect a great hosting for less than U$ 50,00 and if your site starts to go big, you should invest accordingly in it’s host capabilities.