5 Things to Consider for WordPress Hosting
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5 Things to Consider for WordPress Hosting

– Hey everyone, welcome to
another WordPress Wednesday, my name is Kori Ashton, and I wanna give you some advice today, five things that you should be
asking your hosting company, can you provide these things for me. There’s no reason to have
additional plugins in place, and there’s no reason to be
paying crazy outrageous fees for these types of services, when hosting companies out there can provide all of these things and make your life so much easier inside of the WordPress
world, so let’s check it out. All right, the very first thing I want you to be thinking about, the first question you need to
be asking any hosting company is can you provide actual
WordPress support for me, right? What you don’t wanna do is
call up your hosting company and they say to you, and
I’ve heard this response, they say to you, I’m sorry,
we can’t help you with that, that’s a WordPress issue, you know, we only help with domain name,
email or hosting problems. Aah, that’s a horrible
company to be working with. So you definitely wanna reach out and connect with your hosting company or a server company that
can provide great WordPress support 24/7 through phone,
email or live chat, right? How do we find those people? I’m gonna give you a list here at the end of this video, so stay tuned. The second thing you
need to be asking for is can they provide added security for me, out of the box again, no
additional plugins needed. Can they provide a free SSL for me, can they provide two factor
authentication for me, can they provide a list of plugins that are not to be used, right, or themes that should not be used. Can they do this for me so that I have that extra security in place? Those are amazing options
and they’re all available. Can they provide out of
the box optimization tools, so I don’t have to be
adding more plugins, ugh, to my website and maintaining them, right? You want to be sure that
your hosting company can provide a content
delivery network or a CDN that will help your website
load so much more quickly, especially if you’re using
a lot of images, right? You also wanna be having the
ability to have caching done, where again, you’re not having to go and deal with any sort of another plugin, ugh those are so frustrating. All right, do they have the
ability to give you backups? This is a huge one because a lot of us do this with a plugin. There’s no reason to add
another plugin, though. Hosting companies out there can provide a backup and, cooler yet, they can provide the ability
for you to click one button and roll the website back if
you need to restore something, if something is wonky or weird. So please be sure to hold your
hosting company accountable, call them up and say, hey,
do I have backups running every 24 hours and what is the process and how much is it gonna cost me if I have to roll that site back? Ugh, and the last thing is do they provide staging sites for you or a playground? What they can basically do
is take your whole website, duplicate the entire thing, and put it in a playground
area for you online where you can go tinker and play. It’s like having two websites that you can go into, test
all of your new ideas, check out plugin updates,
run your theme update, be sure everything’s working correctly, and then with one button
roll that version live. It’s incredible, and of course, already I’m telling you WP Engine, we’re a super huge fan of,
they’re one of the companies that can do this for
you, so check them out, I’m gonna put a list of a few others in the description box below, I hope you have a great
WordPress Wednesday, I’ll see you next week, bye y’all.


  • Toddlers World

    I had a game made for me in construct 2, but wordpress does not allow you to add such files, so i uploaded it to cpanel, when i copy the link and post it on my site it works, when I try hide the link behind a picture,(you have to click the picture to get to the link) wordpress says it does not understand the path, I was wondering if your brilliant mind new a way round it or is it a lost cause, thanks

  • GodIsImaginary

    I use A2Hosting It Is INCREDIBLE!!! I was able to pay by the month instead of having to pay for a year up front. Super Fast!! No Problems – so far…

  • Debbie George

    Thank you! I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw Siteground on your list. Now to figure out where / how their staging area is..

  • Ralph DiZazzo

    Hi Kori, are you still with WPEngine? I am looking for a fast hosting company for my e-learning website and I do not know exactly what to do. I am with InMotion on shared plan right now and I don't know if it will be enough. Would another company or just switching to a VPS plan a good idea? Thank you.

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