WordPress Hosting Cost – Hosting
When it comes to getting your WordPress website hosting, there are many options to choose from but you need to be careful when doing so. Do your research about hidden fees that are not all laid out when it comes to WordPress hosting cost. I have watched many YouTube training videos that say they use this service or that service and they probably do work fine but what you need to look at are a few key elements when it comes to getting the best out of what you are paying for.
The Top Items to Look for are:
- Hosting cost for the Domain
- Does it offer free SSL or in other words secure site ability
- Additional fees for plugins
- Additional fees for email services such for the WordPress site
- Hosting company’s server speed
- Ability to change hosting or transfer your site
This list is a list of a few top items but are not limited to, more to show you what are some key components that you need to know to save money. Generally, no matter which hosting company that you choose from the starting price is around $13 to $25 dollars per year. Keep in mind that this does not always include items such as the ones listed above.
To list a few of these WordPress hosting companies:
- Wealthy Affiliate
- HostGator (gator web hosting)
- WP Engines
As all of these companies listed above, there is only one from my research that currently offers free SSL (Https status), free website email, and low-cost Domains and that is Wealthy Affiliate. From all of my research and findings of web hosting, Wealthy Affiliate does an excellent job with their support as well.
I will say that at first, I thought all web hosting was the same but I quickly learned that the cost keeps racking up as you go if you do not do your homework. Finally, I ran across Wealthy Affiliate and I have been very pleased so far with the site speed of their server and the no hidden fees. They may not be the best hosting company out there but for everything that I am doing right now, they are right on point.
I want to quickly speak about the SSL ability. If you are not aware of SSL then it is the ability to have a secure website which is better trusted from a search engine standpoint and also from anyone that has a website that sells anything. If you do not see the website’s address starting with https then do not buy anything from them because they are not secure. The unsecured version of the website’s URL is http so it is important to know that if you are interested in WordPress website hosting.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this so please leave me a comment.
I hope everything is going well and if I can help out in any way then please let me know.
In my opinion the best way to go if you just need web hosting is HostGator with WordPress, it has been around for a long time. Another note is it is not fairly easy to use for beginners.
However, I do suggest if someone wants the hosting, domain, and all of the support. There is an all in one place to go with great training.
Check out Wealthy Affiliate.
Good to hear your opinion on website hosting, I have used HostGator before and from my experience they tend to have a lot off additional added fees that are not upfront so this ends up costing you more money in the long run.
I do agree with you about Wealthy Affiliate being a great place to get training, a Domain, and website hosting.
Thank you for your comment,
Interesting post on hosting, it took me weeks of watching YouTube videos to understand how a webhost works and that its very important for any website.
What do you think of Fatcow hosting if you don’t mind me asking? Its similar to Hostgator but I can’t find any difference between the two beside the slighty lower price.
To start off, I would like to thank you for your comment and question. As far as the differences in website hosting, it really depends on what you are looking for. If the cost of website hosting is something of concern then I would first look into each and see if there are any hidden fees.
Host Gator has low starting fees but does have a lot of hidden fees that you will find the longer you use them and so does FatCow.
If price is an issue then it may be best to start out with Wealthy Affiliate website hosting, they do a lot more than just website hosting but when it comes to website hosting they are straightforward with the pricing.
Having a website up and running required a lot of work, domain, hosting and the most important the prize.
With so much competition out there all ready to take your money, it`s hard to decide which hosting company is the right one and one usually feel confused as to what the best is.
I know when I first got started online, I had my site hosted at Hostgator but soon found out about Wealthy Affiliate hosting and I have never looked back and with their easy to use siteRubix website builder and the support team that`s second to none,it`s the best place to host in my opinion.
Nice to hear from you and glad to see that you have found a website hosting that fits your needs. I have used several different Domain hosting before and found that it really boils down to the cost and the site speed of the servers that they use which really is the location of the servers.
I currently use Wealthy Affiliate as my website hosting and so far so good.
Thanks for your comment and let me know if I can help out any further.
I used a fair amount of web hosting companies for my different websites. I have to say that I have been quite satisfied with Hostgator, way over Godaddy which I was using strictly to buy domain names.
But all of this occurred before I got pretty serious about maintaining my websites and bring them to another level. Now I only use Wealthy Affiliate which is a hands on experience including everything I need with great quality courses available. So to anyone out there, if your website is the backbone of your business, you should really consider going for it too.
Happy to hear from you about web hosting, I have used several different hosting services as well but like you, I have swapped to Wealthy Affiliate which has many different benefits such as free SSL and full site support.
Thank you your comment and please let me know if I can help out is any way.
How are this going so far at Wealthy Affiliate for you?
Very interesting article, I did not know that about SSL. Now that I know any domain I want to be hosted with WordPress, I will sure to check for SSL. You have provided some great information here, although I don’t see any prices. I would love to be able to know the prices to make my decision. I am pretty familiar with wealthy affiliate but would like to know about the other three.
Thank you for your comment and question. As far as the cost of WordPress hosting, it really depends on what you are looking for. A lot of companies offer the same starting fee per Domain but then there are hidden fees in their system. The only one that I am aware of with no hidden fees is Wealthy Affiliate.
I currently use Wealthy Affiliate as my WordPress hosting and it seems to be the best fit for the price.
Let me know if I can help out in any other way,