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What to look for when choosing a WordPress host

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Kristen Symonds

May 12, 2016
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  1. What to look for in a
 WordPress Host

  2. WordPress Requirements • Apache or Nginx • PHP 5.2.4 5.6

    • MySQL 5.6 or Maria DB10.0
  3. Host Types • Shared • VPS • Dedicated • WordPress-specific

  4. Terminology • # Websites • # Domains • Visits •

    Bandwidth, Transfer • Storage, Space • Memory, RAM • CPU • FTP • SFTP • SSH • SSL
  5. Common Gotchas • Unlimited • storage • bandwidth • SSH

    & SFTP • First-term pricing
  6. Comparing hosts: shared GoDaddy Bluehost Siteground MediaTemple websites 1, ∞,

    ∞ 1, 10,∞ 1, >1, >1 10, 50, 50 storage (GB) 100, ∞, ∞ 50, 150,∞ 10, 20, 30 20, 100, 100 bandwidth ∞ ∞ ∞ 1, 5, 5 TB visits (per month) 10, 25, 100 (k/mth) cpu # * 2000 GPU backup extra $ included included included email 100, 500, 1000 5, 100, ∞ ∞ 1, 5, 5 Gapps $/month 10.99, 13.99, 21.99 7.99, 10.99, 23.99 9.95, 14.95, 29.95 30, 150, 350
  7. Comparing hosts: VPS GoDaddy Bluehost DigitalOcean Linode RAM (GB) 1-8

    2-8 0.512-8 1-8 storage (GB) 40-240 30-240 20-80 24-192 bandwidth (TB) ∞ 1-4 1-5 2-8 visits (per month) cpu (cores) 2-4 1-4 1-6 backup included extra included email 5k SMTP relays $/month 43.99-203.99 29.99-119.99 5-80 10-80
  8. Comparing hosts: WP-specific GoDaddy Bluehost WP Engine Pressable websites 1-5

    5-30 1-25 5-20 RAM (GB) 2-8 storage (GB) 10-50 30-240 10-30 bandwidth ∞ visits (per month) 25-800k 100m-∞ 25-400k 60-400k SFTP/CDN/security y/y/y y/y/y y/y/? y/y/y backup included included included included $/month 10.99-36.99 24.99-169.99 29-249 20.83-75
  9. Kristen’s Essentials • SFTP • PHP 5.6 or higher

  10. Nice to haves • Backups • SSH • WP-CLI •

    Logs • Cron control
  11. Image Credits • grover_net • Falzingo Photos • Tom Simpson

    • Lisa Brown
 • theaucitron • Christian Labarca • Hungry Squirrels (with permission or Creative Commons)