How to Choose a Proper Hosting Server for WordPress Website
Choosing WordPress hosting is an activity that is very subjective, depending on the circumstances of each prospective hosting tenant . I’m not going to do review some of the hosting service providers but I will help you how to choose the most appropriate hosting for you. To be honest, I am a perfectionist. I just choose a hosting provider from the list or reviews that I can trust like Bluehost review. So far, I only subscribe to a hosting service provider. In this article, I felt the need to provide additional information that may be useful so that you can determine which the best hosting is.
Necessary Requirements to the WordPress Hosting
- PHP 5.2.4 or any version above
- MySQL 5.0 or any version above
- Using Apache or Nginx as the web server. If you are a beginner, I suggest you to choose Apache, linked to the fact that the majority are still using the Apache web server.
So you can use all hosting services that meet three requirements above to run WordPress.
Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Hosting
In choosing a hosting server, you certainly will be faced with a variety of new terms. I will explain the differences between the three types of hosting.
This is a server type used by few websites. All server resources, such as CPU and memory are used together. There is no specific allocation for each user. This is the most popular type of hosting server because it is relatively cheaper and each user does not need to think about server maintenance.
If you are a beginner who does not know how big your needs, I suggest to take this hosting server type. I have 2 clients that are using shared hosting and so far they are quite satisfied with the qualities of shared hosting.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting
This kind is similar to shared hosting because of being used at the same time by more than one website. The difference is the allocation of server resources that is more clearly. To run this type you need technical ability because you have to perform server maintenance, update, and even restart the server. VPS is more expensive than shared hosting, but has a better performance.
If your web has high traffic and requires greater resources, then you should choose this type. Naturally, the larger your blog, the more traffic you got, and the money you spend by using shared hosting will be bigger than what you spend by using VPS.
On dedicated hosting you have all the resources placed on a single physical server. CPU, memory, disk, network, you named it, everything is yours. You can use all resources for web hosting, application servers, and even selling the space available to others. This type is the most expensive type but is also the most easy one to be configured because you will get all resources. Dedicated hosting is typically used by large companies or institutions that have a very large data and the need to perform various complicated tasks.