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In this video I’m going to go through some of your options for WordPress hosting.

If you’re just starting out, you’ll probably want to start out with the lower end packages.  As your traffic increases, you may need to upgrade to a higher package.  Usually your hosting provider will let you know when you need to upgrade.  I’m going to show you 6 different options, all of which have hosting specific to WordPress.  By no means do you have to go with one of these companies.  These are just some that I’ve used or heard good things about.  You can also buy regular hosting instead of dedicated WordPress hosting.

There are advantages and disadvantages of shared WordPress hosting.  Some of the benefits are low monthly fees, quick setup wizards, it’s optimized for WordPress, automated backups, and more security geared towards WordPress.  One disadvantage of shared hosting is you might notice slow response times – depending on what other websites are sharing the same server with you.  But this also goes with any Shared Hosting.  If you receive a lot of traffic, you might need to look into buying a dedicated server.  If there is one thing I recommend, it’s going with a server that is on Linux.  They tend to be more secure than the Windows servers.

One other thing to keep in mind, do you have one website or will you have multiple websites?  If you have multiple, look for a package that allows you to have more than one or unlimited websites.

Starting with Godaddy.  They are the largest domain registrar in the world.   They have entered the managed WordPress hosting space. They’re offering fast, secure, and hassle free, fully-managed WordPress hosting at $1.00 per month. Not only is this the most affordable hosting in the market, it is also one of the best.

Click on hosting.

Then WordPress Hosting.
Here’s a list of their Shared WordPress hosting packages.  If you’re website is brand new, the Basic package might be a good fit for you.  If you’re unsure, you can always contact their sales team.  They all provide SFTP access for better security and a free domain.  The higher plans include more security and more storage and monthly visitors.
Next I’ll show you BlueHost.  They are one of the oldest web hosts started in 1996, Bluehost has become the largest brand name when it comes to WordPress hosting. They are an official “WordPress” recommended hosting provider. You never have to worry about your website being slow even when there is a lot of traffic.
Click on Products, then WordPress Hosting.
Here are the packages that they offer.  They are more on the expensive side.  One of the reasons for the higher price is they use VPS technology.  VPS hosting is a Virtual Private Server, and is a virtualized server. A VPS hosting environment mimics a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. It is technically both shared hosting and dedicated hosting.  This is everything you need to make WordPress websites secure, easy to use, and extremely fast comes standard.  I’ve heard great things about their hosting if you have the budget for it.
Next up is SiteGround.  They are one of the most popular WordPress hosts and are very well recognized in the WordPress community. They provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They have one of the best 24/7 support in the industry.
Click on WordPress Services, then WordPress Hosting.

Here are the packages they currently offer.  Some Pros are:  Your website is safe even if another website on your shared hosting gets hacked, automated backups.

One Con is:  Not much storage space.

HostGator is next.  Click on WordPress Hosting.  They are one of the most popular web hosts in the industry. With 1-click WordPress installation, 99.9% up time guarantee, and 24/7 support.

Scroll down a little ways and you’ll see the three packages they have.

HostGator could be a great hosting company for new businesses.  They have a good amount of storage and unlimited email accounts.  Their WordPress hosting will definitely run your website better than if you run WordPress on their regular hosting.  It will run faster and be more secured.

Here is Web Hosting Hub.  They have the easiest way to get online presence for small businesses. Easy control panel, website builder, and WordPress combined with their amazing support, it is hard to beat their price and value.

Click on Solutions.

Then WordPress Hosting.
i’m going to change to the Twenty Fourteen theme by clicking on the Activate button.

Scroll down a little ways and you’ll see the few options they have.

One benefit I like is their painless zero downtime WordPress transfers.  This would be very handy if you’re moving from another provider to them.

Next up I’ll show you InMotion Hosting.  InMotion hosting has been a well-known industry brand with reliable performance for business class hosting. With award winning technical support and 99.9% uptime, they are a user favorite.  Their WordPress Hosting is optimized for active bloggers, and offers great scalability for your blog’s growth.

Click on Web Hosting.

Then WordPress Hosting.

Here are the packages they offer.

Pros:  Unlimited IMAP email accounts, unlimited disk space, free domain, 90 day money back guarantee.

With award winning technical support and 99.9% uptime, they are a user favorite.

With all of the hosting companies, you will have the option to buy one year or multiple years. If you buy multiple years you’ll lock in the low price for those five years. The downside is you’re committing to multiple years. If you aren’t thrilled with their hosting and decide to move, you may be able to cancel their service, but most likely they will only give you a credit to use for something else within their services. You could always go with only one year, but the downside of that is when you go to renew, the price most likely will be much higher. You can always migrate your website to different hosting after that first year. So you’ll want to go with what feels most comfortable to you.

To sum up this video, I suggest you do a little research on the companies you narrow it down to, and figure out who will be the best fit for you. It might be helpful if you contact any of the companies to ask them questions.

I will have links below this video so that you can easily go to all these hosting company’s websites.

That’s it for this video. I’ll see you in the next one.

WordPress Basics
Pre Website
Buy a Domain   (5:20)
Buy Hosting   (7:44)
Create a Sitemap   (7:14)
Introduction To WordPress
WordPress vs WordPress.org vs WordPress.com   (3:32)
Installing WordPress on your own hosting   (7:56)
Logging into the admin dashboard   (2:22)
Admin Dashboard Overview   (9:22)
Dashboard Screen Options   (3:37)
Changing WordPress Settings
General Settings   (4:34)
Writing Settings   (3:53)
Reading Settings   (1:55)
Discussion Settings   (6:46)
Media Settings   (2:19)
Permalinks Settings   (4:37)
Setting up your site
Change Themes   (2:49)
Customize Themes   (7:50)
Menu Screen Options   (3:50)
Add A Menu   (4:07)
Edit Your Menus   (5:13)
Sidebar Widgets   (7:50)
Footer Widgets   (9:18)
Adding Users   (4:47)
Edit Users   (5:00)
Adding Content
Pages vs. Posts   (2:47)
Post & Page Screen Options   (8:15)
Visual Editor Menu   (11:44)
Post Formats   (4:18)
Publishing a Post   (11:13)
Publishing a Page   (8:42)
Adding Images   (11:48)
Adding a PDF as a Link   (2:35)
Linking Text to a URL   (3:15)
Pasting Text From Word or Other Editor   (7:26)
Categories & Tags   (7:35)
Custom Fields
Scheduling a Post   (1:32)
Updating WordPress
Updating WordPress   (1:50)
Updating Plugins   (1:50)
Plugins
Plugins Overview   (7:15)
Plugin Screen Options   (1:14)
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