WordPress now powers 40% of all websites.
And this means if you are reading this, it’s likely your website is powered by WordPress (or is going to be).
But having your website build through wordpress is only part of the puzzle. Having your site built with wordpress means you NEED hosting.
And good, reliable, proper hosting at that.
Over the last two plus years, I’ve worked on hundreds of websites that have used many different hosting platforms. And from my experience there is a clear WINNER when it comes to hosting.
But first, let’s talk quickly about what hosting is.
The easiest way to think about it is:
Web hosting is the place where all the files of your website are stored. It is like the home of your website where it actually lives.
Some websites hosts are clunky, a pain in the butt, and NOT user friendly.
Some have crappy customer services.
Some aren’t intuitive.
And i’ve used and experienced most of them.
So let’s now talk about my recommended and by far favourite hosting company – SiteGround.
Here is why I love them:
(my fave plan for most small business websites is the Grow Big)
- Reliable: They have a 99.99% uptime
- Fast: It is so easy & quick to get our WordPress site up and running with SG
- Secure: They have a team of dedicated security experts always putting your security first
- The Best Customer Service: available 24/7, extremely fast, have always been able to resolve any issue, a positive experience every time
- Automatic Backups: Yes. Every Day. (plus on demand) no more worrying about your site going down. With the click of a button you can backup and/or restore your site.
- Free SSL: Don’t pay hundreds of dollars extra. You get a free SSL with SG.
- Free Email: I don’t personally use this feature, but it’s there for those who want it (you can create as many email accounts as you need)
- Intuitive & Easy to Use: So simple to use, everything is laid out intuitively (even for the non-techy)
- Affordable: My favourite plan (grow big) is only $9.99 a month
- Free Migration Services: They make it SO easy to move your site from your old host to them. They take care of it all.
- They are powered by Google (operate on Google Cloud)
- Optimization Tools: Their optimizer plugin is top-notch. Front-end optimization, image optimization, dynamic caching and more.
And I could go on.
So if you are thinking about building your site on WordPress, or have had enough of your current website host. Give SiteGround a go!
I use them, and trust them. And this is NOT endorsed by them. I just simply want to share this with you because of my experiences!