Hello. If you have come to this post it is because you will surely already have noticed that choosing a good hosting for a WordPress blog or any other type of web requires knowing how to filter between a lot of junk offer.
Normally, the hosting market is an extremely competitive low cost market in which the vast majority of suppliers compete for price with very aggressive offers.
That makes them rush their resources too fast to throw away prices, whether small or large brands. As a result, unfortunately, the practice of overseas (similar to overbooking in other sectors) is very common. A good number of this kind of web hosting services have suffered firsthand.
So in this post I’m going to tell you what you need to know so you don’t fall into this trap.
For example: advertise things like hosting low cost is optimized for WordPress, Joomla and similar web applications when it is simply a lie because the installation will soon have a little traffic with several concurrent users will throw the servers like a house of cards because of their scarcity of resources.
The key to all this is that when you want to create a serious web project, whether it’s a blog, a forum, an online store, anything that isn’t just static web pages, the best way (and also the cheapest way) to implement it that exists today is to use PHP-based open source applications such as WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, Prestashop, Magento or the like. And these are going to require a hosting server to install on it.
Many people are not aware of is that it does not require the same from servers a PHP application such as those mentioned above as a simple collection of static web pages, a PHP application, ASP.NET Java, etc. is much more demanding for servers.
In addition, these applications normally store their contents in databases such as MySQL (this is the case with WordPress, for example), which adds even more load to the server.
How to Find a Good Hosting
First of all, when you come across the typical “Hosting for€ 0.99 a month” offers, be suspicious.
A good hosting requires good servers, good lines of communication and, equally or more importantly, good technical support because you will have indications again and again, that is inevitable.
Things have their cost, and if you want to get cheap but full guarantee, you’re cheating. Therefore, I would personally distrust as a general rule any hosting below € 4-5 per month. That is the threshold from which I have seen that it is becoming possible to provide a quality service.
On the other hand, many vendors say in their basic offers that support PHP applications and MySQL bases by implying that everything is ready to support WordPress applications without any problems.
What they don’t count is that the scarce resources of their servers are not going to get anywhere and that nothing else has a few users accessing your blog at the same time (after sharing it on Facebook, for example), the server is going to go very slow and even fall down more than once.
In addition, it is often the case with these suppliers that when they move on to “professional” options, the resources remain very fair for what a good hosting needs, not to mention that if it were pocoa, they become expensive. But as I was saying, you can also buy cheap hosting of good quality.