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  • Elena2021


    Hello everyone, I try to buy a server for my WordPress websites,
    what better to have cPanel hosting or WordPress hosting?

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  • It depends on what your goals, wishes and requirements are. There is no “best way” for hosting WordPress.

    The choice depends, for example, on your technical skills and your willingness to invest your own time. For example, with WordPress-specialized hosting, someone may take care of the updates of WordPress and your plugins for you. What is actually included in the offer, you have to read there. cpanel is just a server management software where you can do much more than just install WordPress.

    Therefore: absolutely your decision. You can not recommend anything here.

    Thread Starter Elena2021


    threadi I totally agree with you, I had cPanel for more then 15 years and never had just WordPress server, I think cPanel looks like have more requirements and WordPress server much less



    What many (and I daresay most) hosts call “WordPress hosting” is little more than a stripped-down version of a regular hosting plan, typically set up on a server that has extensive cache software installed, and either without a control panel or with a minimalist in-house-developed panel. The lack of cPanel/Plesk/DirectAdmin means the profit margins on these “WordPress hosting” plans are higher than with standard hosting, which is why hosting companies heavily promote them.

    Oftentimes these “WordPress hosting” plans will have custom plugins and drop-ins installed that cannot be removed. Many will force automatic core/theme/plugin updates…whether you like it or not. And some hosts provide WordPress with core code that has been modified. These things are done to insure everyone is running the same basic WP installation, which reduces the need for support (typically the host’s largest cost).

    Having said this, customized WordPress hosting plans exist where the host takes care of everything, including custom theme/plugin installation, and they offer quality support. Plans such as these tend to be expensive…up to 10X the price of a standard hosting plan.

    Finally, here’s a tip: if you can hold off for a few weeks, most hosting companies offer “Black Friday” hosting deals that are usually their best prices of the year.

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