Hosting is where your site is maintained on a web server, so when a customer types in your domain or clicks a link in a search engine, they get your site. Don’t have hosting for your site?
- Hosting = Your site needs a place to “live” online.
- Domain Registration = your site’s address on the web
Here’s several choices for hosting that can do the job. Your hosting needs will change as your site grows, but that’s a great problem to have.
Our latest pick for top hosting services. They are solid and offer a variety of different service types ranging from shared hosting to virtual private servers to full dedicated servers.
A solid provider – with a wide variety of packages. We’ve got clients who use them and it’s good. Support is friendly.
Been around forever and covers a broad variety of services in addition to hosting. Recently removed limits on space, so within reason, you’ve got plenty of room. Solid.
Minimum Requirements for Hosting a WordPress Site
- Choose Linux or Unix based hosting
- PHP (5 is the latest version)
- MySQL – this is your database program, needed to store your information
- mod_rewrite: allows your urls to be search and people friendly
- Plenty of space for images, videos and such