What Is The Best Hosting For A WordPress Site

what is the best hosting for a wordpress site

Ever wondered what is the best hosting for a WordPress site? If you have always dreamed of creating a website worthy of the name, you are on the right page. Do not worry about the role of Webmaster, even if you do not know anything, either in programming or in HTML, I guarantee you that once you have finished reading this article, you will be able to build your own website like a PRO and without any problem. Creating a site will be a breeze for you (with a minimum of effort, however).

Whether you dream of creating a free personal website to share your passion, that is to display a collection of pictures, or if you want to create a professional Internet showcase to promote your craft or commercial activity, I will explain here step by step how to build web pages simply and, icing on the cake, for FREE.

I didn’t write this article for the professionals and experienced webmasters. I have written it for the beginners with a constant concern for clarity, avoiding the gurus’ jargon by all means.

What is an Internet site?


Nothing very mysterious, you will be happy to know.

A website is a collection of pages that look like Word documents, but are in a slightly different format and are not on your computer. These pages are on a big computer we call “Server”.

It is usually written in a language or format we know as HTML.

By being in HTML format, an Internet page can show correctly in the software that allows to “surf” on the Internet.

We call these programs “Internet Browser”.

The main ones are called “Internet Explorer”, “Mozilla Firefox”, and more recently “Chrome” of Google.

HTML? Do not panic !


what is the best hosting for a wordpress siteHTML is not very difficult to learn, but I understand that by reading this page, you do not want to learn a programming language even if it is simple.

What you want is to FINALLY build your website.

No problem, and the good news is that you will not have to know the HTML format to create your pages.

There are tools already available to help you. However, some HTML basics will still be revealed in this tutorial.

Time to create your website easily


Okay, but with what software?

Do you have a computer ?

Yes ?

Okay then, you have the main tool.

Then you need a software to create your pages. You want a free software of course.

There is a  free software that prevents you from programming directly in HTML. You only have to write the text of your Internet page in the software, and it transforms whatever you have written into HTML. It’s cool, isn’t it?

In addition, the software shows you in real time how the web page looks like in real life. This kind of software is called WYSIWYG

This barbaric word consists of the first letters of the sentence: “What You See Is What You Get”.

In other words, you do not have to go through a programming language. You can see the result immediately.

For example, when you place an image, it will be formatted so that it is perfectly visible online. And the software will immediately show you the result you will get when your page is live on the Internet.

Dreamweaver and Frontpage software are part of this WYSIWYG software. They are fine, but not free and quite expensive too.

Fortunately, there are free software that you can download and use. If you just make a Google search you will find many. The problem with these kinds of programs is that building a site is not enough. You have to find a domain name, find a host, put the HTML pages on the server, etc …

Then, what is the best hosting for a WordPress site?


what is the best hosting for a wordpress siteWhat we call a host is simply some sort of organization that will place your pages on the main computer we call server. This will allow the WHOLE WORLD to see the masterpieces you have created.

You can decide for a paid host, or a free host.

Among the free ones, one of the best that is available is iPage, bluehost and a few more, but you have to pay the price of free which is usually that you are promoting their brand when creating your website, or you are very limited with what you can do, unless you upgrade. Then, your website doesn’t really belong to you and can be shut down at anytime.

Then, finding a host is not enough. You must also upload your pages on the server of this host. So you need an FTP software.

Here we go again, FTP, another barbarian name!


An FTP software is simply a program that you install on your PC and that allows you to send via the Internet the files of the pages you have created on the server of your chosen host.

It’s a bit like using software to move files from a Cdrom to your hard drive.

Of course, there are free software that you can download to do the job

Then, what about a domain name, do you know what that is?


When you want to find websites in the Internet, you type in your browser, the URL. For example “https://easytoretire.com“. This address makes sense because it consists of the domain name. In fact, to go to a site, you should type in your browser a number as you do on your handset to call a correspondent by phone. We call this series of numbers an IP address.

This is the IP address. For example, it will look like 216.125.25.32. You will agree with me that to remember the address, it is not very easy.

The browser interprets this series of numbers through a system called DNS. It means “Domain Name System.

Having a domain name is not free, but it’s cheap, you can get one for $10 per year or even less.

If you really do not want to spend anything, you can try iPage, SiteBuilder, BleuHost, etc., but again, you get what you get for free, and don’t fool yourself, will not really be a domain name, but a sub-domain.

For example, if you want to call your site “outdoors-king”, your address might be http://outdoors-king.bluehost.com.

It is definitely not a good option, especially if your want to make a name for yourself, it really doesn’t look very professional.

Also know that you can make a referral to a domain name. That is, it’s entirely in the sub-domain, but you always communicate the domain name (we reserve a domain name for a period, we do not buy it).

Whether it’s a domain name or a sub-domain, you’ll have to choose the name carefully.

So far, in this article I have introduced you to choose a website name, a server, to use WYSIWYG, host your finished product, what is a domain name, etc.,

But wait a minute, you said that it would be simple, but that’s not easy to me!


You are quite right, I was just being carried away, there is a more simple way to create your website, all the way to being online, and all for FREE. No programs or tools to download, no files to upload and host. All you need to do is to follow this guide: “How To Create A Free WordPress Website (In Minutes)” and all will be revealed.

Then, there are many ways to make yourself known on the Internet, also for free. It takes just three things:

  1. Courage at work
  2. Determination
  3. and creativity

Naturally registering your web pages on the search engines and directories is necessary, but SEO is no longer the only way to promote a site for free.

Creating a page in social networks allows for example to increase its visibility and create a community.

So here are already a number of tips.

In the menu on the left of Faire-site.com, you will find explanations in more detail on the manufacture of Internet pages or even to create a free online store and without any particular knowledge.

Thanks for reading


Easy to RetireI hope that you have enjoyed this article. Now that you know what is the best hosting for a WordPress site, if you have any questions, please use the box below and I will respond as soon as possible. If you enjoyed this article please share it socially and leave a comment below, I will hugely appreciate it!

John
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10 comments

  • Ronnie Jordan

    You explained well that all the things that have people doubting trying to build a website is really not a hold back at all. I think you are 100% right saying that you need to be careful when using a free service because you just won’t always get out of it what you need. If you are going to do it you must do it the right way if you expect good results.

    Reply
    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject Ronnie. I have learned to create my websites and monetise them on Wealthy Affiliate. They have an excellent complete training course available to all and for free. I have never followed such great training.

      I look forward to seeing you here often and I wish you the very best for your online venture.

      John ツ

      Reply
  • Great post, that explains what’s involved in an easy-to-understand way but provides enough info to perhaps overwhelm the newbie and give him/her a great resource for creating a website very quickly and easily and, best of all, for free through WA, definitely a great resource and program for ongoing learning.

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  • Melissa

    Excellent amount of information. I remember when starting a website was much more complicated. I took an HTML class over 12 years ago and it was scary, all those different codes I had to learn, I feel cheated with how much easier it is now, Lol. WA is definitely a great way to get all the lessons you need which gives you confidence that you can make a website. Great article!

    Reply
    • Thanks for your comment Melissa. Yes, those days have gone and as you say that we feel that we have been cheated as we had to work so hard to learn the HTML language, and now, most people don’t know what it is. Well, it’s a bit like telling the newer generation that we used to save our computer work on a “floppy disk” right.

      You are definitely right to say that Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is the right place to be if you want your online business to grow the way you want. I am glad that you also know that.

      I wish you the very best for your online venture.

      John ツ

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  • Thanks John for explaining everything to do with WordPress. I have had a blog site for quite sometime now and it is a great way to easily create a site.

    I do have one query though. How easy is it to get a copy of your site onto your computer? I like how I have my site’s files on the Internet. But I would like a copy on my computer as well.

    Reply
    • Thanks for your comment and question Owain. What you can and should do on a regular basis is save your work on your computer. This topic is part of a lesson by Kyle: Backing Up Your Website which you will find very interesting and easy to follow.

      I wish you the very best Owain.

      John ツ

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  • Hi John, LOVED the article!
    when I first tried learning about creating a site it all looked so overwhelming, and this post really does makes it simple and calming.
    It was a fun read and easy to understand(although it did feel barbaric at times 😉 )

    Reply
    • Thanks for your comment Alon. That’s right, a lot of people are terrified of giving it a go, but nowadays it is so easy to create your own WordPress website and host it. In fact, a couple of months ago, I have written an article “How To Create A Free WordPress Website (In Minutes)” which is worth reading.

      I wish you the very best for your online venture.

      John ツ

      Reply

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