There are many levels of web hosting, depending on your needs. They cover all types of scenarios, such as super-speedy loading time, huge amounts of visitors, and more. Unless I’ve specified otherwise in a discussion with you, most sites can start out with a shared hosting plan. It’s simple enough to upgrade to a different plan if needed.
(Unclear on the difference between web hosting and domains? Read about it here.)
I recommend Bluehost and HostGator as excellent web hosting companies. Both work seamlessly with WordPress, are well-priced, and have fast, helpful customer support.
There isn’t a big difference between the two companies, and either is a solid choice. You can compare their pricing structures to see which best fits your needs, and go with that company.
You can compare the basic plans here:
Each plan comes with different perks that may be important to you, or may not be needed. Two things to watch out for are:
- Monthly prices: They usually advertise the lowest price possible, usually available by signing up for several years at a time. Occasionally, there is an introductory monthly price that rises to the regular rates in the second year. They are still good prices for quality hosting, but it’s something to be aware of.
- SSL certificates: If you will require an SSL certificate, you’ll notice some plans offer “shared SSL certificate.” You don’t want that. Read about SSL certificates and some things to look into here.
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