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Picking a WordPress Host

chrislema
January 26, 2016

Picking a WordPress Host

7 Factors to consider and 10 questions to ask.

chrislema

January 26, 2016
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  1. HOW TO SELECT A WORDPRESS HOST @CHRISLEMA 7 FACTORS TO

    CONSIDER 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK
  2. MOST PEOPLE START WITH PRICE @CHRISLEMA JUST LIKE BUYING A

    CAR – COST IS MORE THAN THE INITIAL MONTHLY PRICE.
  3. FOCUS PAY ATTENTION TO A HOST’S @CHRISLEMA MOST PLATFORMS CATER

    TO A SEGMENT OF THEIR CHOOSING
  4. SUPPORT NOT EVERYONE PROVIDES THE SAME @CHRISLEMA WHAT YOU FEEL

    COMFY WITH CAN ONLY BE DEFINED BY YOU.
  5. UPTIME HOW DOES A HOST TALK ABOUT @CHRISLEMA THERE IS

    NO SUCH THING AS 100% UPTIME. BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT.
  6. SPEED PERFORMANCE IS CRITICAL @CHRISLEMA DOES THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT THE

    KIND OF SITE YOU HAVE?
  7. EMAIL WILL YOU ALSO NEED @CHRISLEMA IF YOU’RE NOT COMFY

    CONFIGURING EMAIL, THEN GO IN KNOWING THAT.
  8. QUESTIONS HERE ARE MY HOST INTERVIEW @CHRISLEMA THERE ARE NO

    WRONG ANSWERS. THIS JUST HELPS YOU GET COMFY.
  9. QUESTION 1 @CHRISLEMA Do you have a way for me

    to interact with humans?
  10. QUESTION 2 @CHRISLEMA Do you have a way to help

    me if I need to migrate my existing site to you?
  11. QUESTION 3 @CHRISLEMA Can you explain how you’re making sure

    my site is secure?
  12. QUESTION 4 @CHRISLEMA How many people do you have in

    support if I have trouble at night?
  13. QUESTION 5 @CHRISLEMA If my site grows in popularity, is

    it hard to change plans?
  14. QUESTION 6 @CHRISLEMA If my site gets hacked, do you

    have backups of my old (clean) site?
  15. QUESTION 7 @CHRISLEMA Can I host an eCommerce site on

    this plan? What else do I have to buy?
  16. QUESTION 8 @CHRISLEMA Do you have a way for me

    to do things on my own? Do you have a managed plan?
  17. QUESTION 9 @CHRISLEMA Are you running an old version of

    PHP or WordPress?
  18. QUESTION 10 @CHRISLEMA Do you have a way to know

    if my site is running slow or has been hacked?
  19. @CHRISLEMA CHRIS LEMA CTO of CROWD FAVORITE BLOGGER at CHRISLEMA.COM

    PROD DEV & MARKETING COACH