Although we recommend managed WordPress hosting from the experts at Kinsta, we’re happy to work with any host of your choice.
There are plenty of decent, cheap web hosts suitable for lower-traffic websites; if you’re looking for a recommendation, we might point you to Flywheel (mid-range) or Siteground (cheap). Make sure whichever host you choose offers you the following:
- WordPress hosting (usually, but not always, on an Apache server, with Linux operating system and MySQL database)
- Daily backups – and check if they charge you in case you need to restore from a backup
- A user-friendly control panel for managing your hosting
- Disk space and bandwidth that is suitable for the size of your website, expected visitor traffic, and gives you room to grow in future
- Reliable and helpful technical support (look at online reviews of your chosen host). A live chat facility will get you answers much faster than a email ticketing system.
We’re happy to liaise with your selected host and set things up for you, and to assist with any hosting issues in future, but we do charge for time spent on hosting issues if you arrange your own.
It is also critically important that you, or your host, has a strategy to keep your WordPress software and any plugins used on your site updated to the latest versions. This brings you new features and bug fixes as they are released, but also guards against hackers. If you’d like us to handle your updates for you, wherever you host, we offer this as a standalone service.
That, and other standalone services we offer for websites on any host, are listed below.
WordPress & plugin updates
Broken link scanning
Basic SEO reporting
Advanced SEO reporting