Are you looking to move to managed WordPress hosting? If you've been using shared hosting but find it no longer powerful enough for you site, this post is for you. I've talked before about how shared hosting is best for a new blog. But as your blog traffic grows, you need to think about upgrading your hosting. Shared hosts can't handle really high traffic sites, which means you'll have to move up. All the way back in 2008, I started ShoutMeLoud on cheap shared DreamHost hosting. But as ShoutMeLoud grew, I knew I needed to upgrade my blog's hosting to keep everything running smoothly. That's why I eventually made the switch to managed WordPress hosting. I moved through a few managed hosts until I found Kinsta, which is where I currently host ShoutMeLoud. Kinsta is definitely one of the best managed WordPress hosts, but I'll also list some other good ones at the end of this post. If you're a newbie, I still think you can go with a cheap WordPress host. If your blog is … [Read more...] about Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers for 2017
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We have already read and heard a lot about free WordPress hosting and any serious blogger should avoid free web hosting. There are many web-hosting companies, which offer free Web hosting and some of them limit it to only free WordPress Hosting. I had one hell of experience with my WordPress blog running on a free Web-host, and in this article I’m going to share my free Web hosting experience. As I mentioned above, many web-companies offer free hosting to promote their Web hosting business. Usually they offer a limited amount of space, bandwidth and support for free. Now, if you are wondering how free WordPress hosting model works, read on. Usually web-hosting companies target more on number of clients initially and later on money. Usually they offer free hosting or super cheap hosting and from next year they charge usually, which actually cost nothing to hosting owners. Also, with time when you website grows, you usually need more resources and … [Read more...] about Reasons to Avoid Free WordPress Hosting
Gone are the days when hosting was specific under few categories. Now-a-days, managed WordPress hosting has become an official offering by all progressive web-hosting companies. It makes all the sense for web-hosting companies to have a dedicated offering for WordPress based sites as it powers 25% of the websites in the world. WordPress needs an optimized hosting environment for running smoothly without performance degradation over the time. There are many technology innovations happening in past few weeks that includes the adoption of HTTP/2 (Based on SPYD), which would help anyone to improve their website loading time. Before you get into these kinds of technical optimization, the first thing you need to take care of is a rock-solid hosting company for your WordPress site. For an entry level blogger, a shared hosting offered by companies like Bluehost, Hostgator which costs about $3-5/month is usually enough. For an entrepreneur, startups or a professional blogger, a shared … [Read more...] about LiquidWeb launches WordPress Hosting & It looks Promising
If you are in a hunt for cheap yet powerful web hosting to run WordPress sites, I’ve a great recommendation for you and that is ScalaHosting. It is voted in top 10 of the best cPanel hosting providers of 2016 and they are in the hosting business for over 9 years now. So if you’re looking for an affordable, super fast and secured hosting service to run your sites, ScalaHosting is just for you. One thing I liked most about ScalaHosting is that they got a ton of positive reviews from its users. That’s what I look for before selecting a hosting provider to run my sites. Just look at the following screenshot as they got a ton of 5 stars from their users (which is a good sign which says it’s a reliable hosting). That’s a great social proof and it came from the REAL users who’ve used their hosting and fully satisfied with it. That’s the kind of stuff you need to look for while selecting the right hosting for your WordPress sites. Now, if you are … [Read more...] about Cheap WordPress Hosting With Uber-Cool Performance
From the last couple of days, I have been planning to expand ShoutMeLoud with few new things, and I was considering to move to a Webhosting company, which can give me more control + complete peace of mind. Earlier ShoutMeLoud was hosted on a private VPS, which was was well-optimized, but I missed the lack of control. For example, I wanted to integrate a forum and few other sub-domains, to expand SML, but technical limitations always stopped me. After doing lots of research, reading tons of reviews, and hearing great stuff about many web hosting companies, I decided to opt for managed WordPress hosting. If you are wondering how managed WordPress hosting is different from shared hosting companies like Bluehost or Hostgator, here is a started guide on what is managed WordPress hosting. I knew the pros and cons of managed WP hosting, and after looking at all the possible options, I decided to opt for WPEngine. They are recommended as one of the top managed hostings by many known … [Read more...] about My WordPress Migration Experience with WPEngine Hosting
.. Want to evaluate & understand the good & bad side of Managed WP Hosting? Well, let me share what I have learned after spending almost $6500 in last three years by hosting ShoutMeLoud on various managed WordPress hosting. If you are new to this not so new form of hosting, start by learning what is managed WordPress hosting. You will also learn about features and advantages you will get with them. Now, as we all know there are two sides of coins and same goes with managed WP hosting. However, there is no as such limitations or bad thing about Managed WP hosting, but there is few downside, especially for tech-savvy people that you should know. Personally, I feel for any professional WordPress blog & Business WordPress Website should be hosted only on managed WordPress hosting. If you are asking why? Read on to find the answer. At the end, I have also updated some of the most popular managed WordPress hosting of 2016. The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress As the name … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Managed WordPress hosting
When it comes to hosting, we have various options regarding hosting packages and companies. Common hosting types are: But one thing which is common to all of these hosting types and companies, is that they will let you host any type of website. You can host: WordPress is memory-hogging software and it’s not uncommon to face downtime and site slowness at times. The main reason for this is that most of the hosting companies are not optimized for running WordPress. Either you can become a WordPress server optimization expert or hire someone to do it for you. But this sounds like a solution for 2013. In 2016, people are getting smarter & we all understand the importance of a fast-loading website. Moreover, downtime can mean a missed opportunity. But now, we have Managed WordPress Hosting. In the past several years, I have used numerous Managed WordPress Hosts including WPEngine, HostGator, Page.ly, and now, ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta. From my experiences (some bad & … [Read more...] about Managed WordPress Hosting: A Beginner’s Guide
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?
A content delivery network (a.k.a CDN) is one of those things you hear whenever someone is talking about speeding up a website. But what is a CDN and why is it useful? CDNs have become one of the easiest ways to make your site load faster. In fact, all speed checking tools like GT Metrix and Google Page Speed suggest using a good content delivery network (CDN) to improve a site’s performance. People with technical backgrounds are aware of what CDNs are and the benefits of using a content delivery network. But for non-technical people, the concept can seem alien. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because, in this blog post, I will be talking in-depth about content delivery networks and why you should be using one. Also read: Does Website Loading Time Matter For SEO? Let me start out in layman’s language. We bloggers and website owners usually use shared hosting, and all of our files are hosted at a data center. For example, my site is … [Read more...] about What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and What Are The Benefits?
So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?