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To Admin: Do you have more recent Host recommendations for WP? (4 posts)

  1. iwanttoblog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've already decided to use WP, but I'm still trying to choose a host. I read reviews about most of the hosts recommended on your Hosting page, and while I value the opinion of those at WP, I'm concerned by the less than great average reviews of these sites. There are other sites that apparantly have no reported problems with running WP (again from a list on this site) that have much better average user ratings.

    Do you have any updates to your recommendations at this time? What am I to make of the disparity between what is recommended by WP verses what the user community at large is saying? Can you please provide the criteria WP used to come up with this list?

    Thank you.

  2. demetris
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you mean the list at:

    http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    ... only Laughing Squid seem attractive to me, because they don’t promise unrealistic numbers.

    Two shared-hosting providers that I use and like are Utopian.net and A Small Orange. I recently wrote a review of these two:

    http://op111.net/68

    Cheers,
    Demetris

  3. iwanttoblog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Demetris,

    Thanks! This was very helpful.

    Do you have any suggestions about the best way to go about learning about publishing a blog? I'm new to this and even though I have a long software background, it is completely different from this type of app. I'm finding that there is just so much to learn. The more I read, the more I realize I don't know. Like, how do I my protect content from being spamvertised? I actually found some answers to that question, but my question is, what are the crucial basics that I need to know (those things that people usually don't find out until it's inconveniently after they've started) and what is the best way to go about learning them?

    Thanks!

  4. demetris
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    iwanttoblog, don’t worry about the things you don’t know. You’ll learn what you need along the way, and there’s nothing you can do that’s irreversible.

    Just make sure you always have backups of your content. Good webhosts already take care of this by doing automated backups at regular intervals. You can also keep your own backup copies of your database by installing the plugin WordPress Database Backup.

    I think that’s all you need to know to get started. :-)

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