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Can you recommend the best host for a WordPress blog?

November 22nd, 2011

A frequently-asked query:

I’m thinking about using WordPress.com.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.


Answer: This is a very popular question from aspiring blog and website owners. To clear the obvious, WordPress.com is the free hosting which will most probably never be the right hosting for most. WordPress.org is the one being used by successful website owners. However, you need a separate web hosting plan in order to use the powerful blogging system from WordPress.org

It is not your fault you got confused about WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

Web hosting is the heart of your online presence and can mean the success and failure for your business. Do not simply pick the first web hosting service you find. Most of them are just resellers, have almost no support and very unreliable. To answer your query about which web hosting to choose, here are 7 qualities to look for in a good WordPress hosting. An excellent hosting:

  1. lets you try their service for free or at very low price,
  2. gives unlimited diskspace,
  3. offers no limit on bandwidth,
  4. gives unlimited add-on domains,
  5. has easy-to-use Site Builder,
  6. has Fantastico and QuickInstall to quickly install WordPress
  7. has Fantastico and QuickInstall to quickly install other useful free apps such as Joomla, Drupal, OSCommerce, ZenCart and more
  8. can be easily upgraded to VPS or one of their cheap dedicated server plans if and when your business require.

Answering your question, why not try Hostgator. If you need an “unlimited” hosting plan, experts usually highly recommend going with Hostgator because they are the best cheap cpanel hosting around.

What if you find out that Hostgator sucks after you signed up with them? HG has 45 days, longer-than-industry-average money back guarantee so you have ample time to test them out. They are rated A+ by Better Business Bureau which shows their commitment to customer satisfaction. You also do not have to pay for the first month. You can just try their fully functional hosting service – you pay only $0.01 (you need to use the special coupon code). Do you know any other hosting company that can give you that kind of assurance? Anybody can grab an account from Hostgator for almost FREE.

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Who Should Not Try Hostgator

To be honest, no web hosting service is perfect. The drawbacks of Hostgator include:

  1. No free domain name – but you can easily get a domain name from the best domain registrar such as Godaddy or Namecheap for $10 or less. Would you agree that a website is not complete without a domain name?
  2. You need to pay full price after your first invoice – well, they need to make money too and all the support and great service do come with a cost

What about Bluehost? We believe Bluehost sucks because they have inodes limit of 50,000 which means they can suspend your account when it reaches 50k files. That is not exactly unlimited is it? That was why we moved to Hostgator and has been happy for more than 5 years.

If you are still not sure if HG is right for your WordPress needs, or you have specific query about anything at all, try the Live Chat at HG. They are fast and knowledgeable. Just shoot them some questions before you decide.

  1. Sinugbang
    November 22nd, 2011 at 20:10 | #1

    I recommend you to Hostgator, they support wordpress and you will never have a problem with the installation for they support one click installation. Being a cheap web host, they don’t downgrade what they offer in their services in fact they give you the a great quality of service and costumer support 24/7/365. You can read this Hostgator Review to see what I am talking about http://www.cheapwebhosts.org/hostgator-review/

    Their shared hosting plan is great for blogs. You can have all the features they offer under that plan. They also offer coupon codes that allow you to avail discount to have a cheap start with Hostgator http://www.hostgatorcoupon2012.org/

    Hope it Helps!

  2. Sunflower Yellow
    November 22nd, 2011 at 21:15 | #2

    Hostgator is the best host to use with WordPress. They have a button called fantastico which will install Worpress in 10 seconds. I have actually written instructions about how to install WordPress using Fantastico.

  3. Markus Day
    November 22nd, 2011 at 20:23 | #3

    If you are looking for free hosting, I can host for you. You can choose like this: yourname.kishost.com
    If you are interested, let me know and I’ll set it up!

  4. vmathan raj
    November 22nd, 2011 at 21:03 | #4

    Host gator is best to use wordpress blog. They provide 24*7 live support.
    you can ask them any related to server. In my experience, they doesn’t tell the word "No"
    Always they help. I learned lot from them.

  5. renamecor
    November 22nd, 2011 at 20:59 | #5

    Have a look at www.hukhosting.com, their annual package is only £10 per year, unlimited and includes wordpress (free) with a ‘one-click’ install ;

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