Economy vs Premium Web Hosting

Pricing for WordPress hosting can vary considerably. Often, it is difficult to determine if it’s really worth the extra cost for a better hosting service, as you can’t always see how a company configures, operates and supports it’s services. Our clients are on many different services including Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost, WP Engine, Site Ground and many others.  Through our experience, we have come up with the best options in the economy and premium hosting services. Hope this helps with your decision process.

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Reasons for Premium Hosting:

  • Highest performance and reliability
  • Moderate to high amount of visitor traffic
  • Top customer support: knowledgeable in both WordPress and hosting issues; short wait times, 24/7 availability
  • Robust backup and restore
  • Development and staging environments for testing and future development
  • Easy to use control panel or dashboard for site management

Reason for Economy Hosting:

  • Tight budget
  • Low volume visitor traffic
  • Simple/less complex site construction
  • Knowledgeable in managing your own site.
  • OK with basic customer support

Our Recommendations:

Premium Hosting

WP-Engine
Support - Top customer support with WordPress experts 24/7.
Backups – Daily automatic and on-demand backups save for 30 Days
Performance – top performance and high reliability, particularly good for high traffic or large web site.
Cache – high performance object cache with enable/disable ability
Staging – on-click copy of the production site to a staging site for development, testing, etc.
Site Migration – Premium migration plugin based on VaultPress. Full conversion of domain names
Development Installs – create multiple development installations with ability to migrate to production with a single operation. Git version control available.

Sign Up for WP Engine

Economy Hosting

Bluehost
Support – Good support. Knowledgeable people who will take time to resolve your issue. However, don’t expect in depth WordPress troubleshooting.
Backups – If autoupdate is used, a backup is created for each major WordPress update. Expect about 2 or 3 backups per year. Beyond this, must pay for daily backups
Staging – No provision for staging.
Site Migration – not provided. Must use your own plugins/process
Performance – Good for low moderate traffic sites.
Cache – embedded standard caching if the Bluehost WordPress install is used.
Development Installs – no provision. If on a plus or better plan, you can have multiple sites.

Sign Up for Bluehost

Disclaimer: Recommendations on this page have been utilized and reviewed by Wayne Enterprises, LLC and is an affiliate member of these suppliers.

 

 

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