WordPress hosting features
The question these days for all users and webmasters who want to start their own website and online business is, what are the features of the best WordPress hosting? What should we pay attention to when buying WordPress hosting? To what extent can WordPress hosting meet our needs? What should we pay attention to in order to buy the right host? And from these questions that I am sure have come to you and you are looking for a suitable and comprehensive content to review the items needed to buy WordPress hosting and choose a company that can meet all the needs of your WordPress website. In this article, I intend to discuss the requirements for buying the right WordPress host based on my experience and conversation with friends who work in the field of WordPress, so stay with us until the end so that we can work together to reach a suitable host choice.
What are the features of the best hosting for WordPress?
As you know, WordPress is known as the best site builder (CMS) content management platform in the world and the number of websites using WordPress, among worldwide speakers, indicates the popularity of WordPress among webmasters, which is why in the future. We comprehensively review and introduce the best websites that use WordPress. This website builder and content management system, due to the existence of millions of templates and plugins, both for free and commercially, is necessary to provide a suitable platform for their proper functioning. Well, in other words, if you use a plugin that has requirements such as cURL, swap enabled on the host, etc. If the web host and WordPress host you are using does not provide you with such capabilities, it will not be useful for you. Now the cost of buying the plugin is set aside, so if you find yourself in this situation, your hosting company may charge a fee to enable this feature, which you will eventually either have to pay or change the hosting of your website, which will still cost you money.
If we want to give various examples for choosing a host for WordPress, such cases have happened to many people, including you and me, one of the most obvious of which is the bandwidth of the website, which when buying hosts with advertising slogans such as high-traffic host You will finally encounter it, but after less than a month, you will find that you woke up on a good day with a lot of energy and as soon as you had a delicious breakfast, you went to the website to continue your daily activities, but you came across a page that you did not expect to see. You did not face it, you guessed right, your bandwidth is over and your host is suspended. So you can see how much a wrong choice in the field of WordPress hosting can cause problems for you, if you have not bought hosting until the end to be with an open and clear view to a suitable WordPress hosting that from Select the important features to be at the highest level of quantity and quality.
Still, there is a much, much more important factor than that, so that you can make the right choice of the right WordPress host, and that is nothing but “your needs in choosing the right WordPress host”; It may come as a bit of a surprise, but in every subject and category, it’s our needs that are prioritized according to the circumstances, because it’s your needs and circumstances that can make up for the total cost of buying WordPress hosting. Do not save you.
On the other hand, if we come and put aside the economic view of our needs and conditions in choosing the right WordPress hosting, we can also examine it in terms of reliability and trust in our hosting. Perhaps some of your closest friends are those who work in the field of suitable WordPress hosting, but with the knowledge that you have of them do not value important issues such as privacy, user data protection, etc. so practically choosing such hosting even if it is called WordPress free hosting, you can not take any risks and raise the site that we are going to spend all the time and money to develop in such hosting.
So always be careful in choosing the right host to achieve normal conditions based on the needs that are determined by you, but then I want to review the things that are generally available to choose the right WordPress host so that we can finally Choose a suitable host with your help.
WordPress Hosting Prerequisites
Before we want to do a full review of suitable WordPress hosts, we need to see what kind of servers and interpreters the WordPress content management system needs in order to be able to use it. For example, if we come and buy a Windows host to install WordPress on it, it is not certainly usable, because Windows hosts are not used for scripts made with PHP programming language, but with a series of complex tasks you can do this. Use work that is not recommended to do at all, so let’s see what WordPress needs to run and process the huge amount of information that is going to be stored and added to the database day by day.
- Use PHP version 5.2 and above
- Mysql database version 5.0 or higher or MariaDB database version 10 or higher
- Apache Linux server, Nginx
So with these types of requirements, we see that almost all web hosting provides us with such capabilities to install and run WordPress on them. Now, with these additions, we will discuss the types of requirements that you can use to reach a correct choice of suitable WordPress hosting and see what are the features of the best WordPress hosting to use WordPress?
1- Operating system and control panel
Hosting is suitable for WordPress that has a suitable control panel and operating system so that you can easily manage your website in a suitable application environment. As you know, today there are different types of control panels such as Plesk, cPanel, DirectAdmin, Koloxo and 2 such control panels, each of which we are comfortable with according to our needs. Meanwhile, two control panels, cPanel and DirectAdmin, are more popular among users, each of which can meet the needs of a certain group of website administrators. cPanel has a graphical environment and a more user-friendly appearance, which has attracted a large number of users, and most users have made the use of this content control a priority, in contrast, DirectAdmin has a weaker appearance than cPanel, and It is not suitable for users who pay special attention to graphics and user-friendliness, but professional users do not need it and work with DirectAdmin because it will cost less for them, which is one of the main differences. cPanel and DirectAdmin.
2- Hosting space
One of the reasons that you are driven to WordPress hosting is that due to the increase in site data and the limited amount of this WordPress hosting you have to use download sites to which you pay a subscription fee.
The good news is that hosting companies have recently configured a suitable space that is suitable for WordPress in every way. Of course, there can be other reasons besides this example in the use of shared hosts. For example, when your shared hosting is no longer able to meet your needs and respond, you have to use a dedicated server for this, which causes you to pay a lot of costs to pay for the license, server configuration and monthly server fees. Come and use the hosting that is properly configured for WordPress, it will be much more convenient and you no longer need to spend a lot of money on server maintenance and management, as well as hiring someone who is constantly managing the server and updating.
3- Bandwidth and traffic
As mentioned in the WordPress introduction article, this content management site was initially just a CMS for managing a blog, but as time went on and work on this script became more flexible and now using WordPress You can create any type of site you want to launch using WordPress. But in the meantime, specialized education, news and entertainment sites that have a lot of traffic use WordPress more that traffic and bandwidth consumption in such sites is very important so that they can choose a host at their own expense that has the ability to respond to this amount. Visiting can be the least expensive for them. On the other hand, using a variety of templates and plugins, each of which has a task and a certain amount of cpu and bandwidth to process site information, so if the pages that have high processing can consume a lot of bandwidth.
4- Backing up and supporting the site
Now, despite the high volume of site space and high traffic in bandwidth consumption, the biggest problem that all websites are struggling with is the issue of backing up the site and having a backup to avoid possible problems that may occur in the future. The following are some of the most common problems:
- Hacking and infiltrating the site
- Programming error
- Delete host data
- Inadvertent loss of information
Such problems themselves are a strong reason to prove that a good WordPress host needs to have a backup of the site to solve these problems so that we can fix it in the shortest possible time so that the most up-to-date data is in our site backup file. . Therefore, with this account, the shorter the period of backup and backup of the site data in the host, and the shorter the time intervals, it can be said that such hosting is more suitable in terms of backup. So be careful what kind of hosting you choose for your WordPress site. Your host should be at the highest possible level in terms of backup by the site host to make the latest and most up-to-date backup of the site in the event of a problem, the only solution before you is to restore the backup to fix the problem.
5- Information security
The first word for anything and in any field is the security of information and the users being in a suitable security layer, and if the host we use has a poor performance against any kind of attack, it will cause irreparable damage to our site. As you know, being online and the so-called open way for search engines that are constantly looking for useful and relevant articles and content is very important for any website, so this is why it is said that the site It should always be online and have a high uptime percentage, so when the issue of user security is questioned with attacks and the site is out of reach, this issue will cause damage to your site to compensate for this damage and be in the current state of search engines. You have to spend a lot of time and money. On the other hand, sites that do not have proper search engine security will be penalized and given negative scores, so when buying a host, contact their customers and ask them very kindly and respectfully to find the items needed for You describe the body and how much such hosting has worked on the security of the websites and provided the necessary time and money for the sites it hosts to be at the highest level of security.
6- Providing high processing power and resources
One of the most common things that can happen to you in WordPress is the use of inappropriate plugins that cause the use of processing resources to reach the highest possible level from time to time due to lack of proper programming to the extent that another site is not able to process information. You may encounter errors such as errors connecting to the WordPress database, or not displaying some site data. Therefore, this point is also involved in choosing the right WordPress host, and you should choose hosts that have higher power from the processing resources that include ram and cpu. To know this, it is enough to refer to the website of the website host to check the specifications of the server used and see if it is used with this amount of site volume, bandwidth, operating system and control panel and whether such a server meets your needs in The best conditions are available or not!
Today, the use of high-speed SSD technology allows servers to have high speed and processing power so that they can send data through a browser to site visitors in the shortest possible time. On the other hand, by updating the interpreters that are being done day by day, and now that php has been released in version 7 and above, if the proper platform for changing the php version is provided for your website, you will be able to upgrade it to a higher level. Have a fast site and the comparison chart below shows this.
As you can see in the picture, in this chart, between the two versions 3.6 and 4.1 of WordPress, which use two versions of php 7 and php 5.6, we will have more than double the speed of our website, if the WordPress version is up and running, all Plugins that are compatible with php 7, this amount is almost double, which is really useful and will have a good effect on increasing the processing speed and loading of data on our site.
7- Appropriate hosting costs
The main need in any service sector is the cost we pay for it. This need is also felt for WordPress hosting, and users who want to buy hosting choose the cost that can be most effective for them based on the facilities provided by the hosting company. As you have seen in social media forums and groups, when users want to change their site hosting, they name a few hosting companies that prioritize them based on economic needs and ask other friends to do so. The list provided is which hosts are suitable for them at this cost and can provide them with more options.
8- High uptime
First we need to get acquainted with the word aptime, aptime means the stability and availability of a server during 365 days of a year and a numerical indicator to measure the brightness of a server during this period, which is a number in percentage It turns out that this measurement is very important for search engines to see how up-to-date your site has been or has been out of crawlers’ reach during this time. The higher the uptime of the hosting you use, and the less time it takes for search engines to access your site during this period, the better hosting you have in WordPress. So the optimal uptime for a host, as it is said, is 99%, which means that based on a year, it takes about 3.6 days when a server is down or is not available to the search engine for any reason, so you should try to choose the host. Make it have a very high uptime. Accordingly, all hosts use control panels such as Sipanel and Direct Admin to access the hosting they provide to their customers and use WHMCS as a CRM and customer management. On top of that, there are no customers and hosted sites, especially security and hacking problems!
The important thing in terms of uptime is that the server you use your host to always postpone server updates to hours when the site can have less traffic to avoid problems that are more related to SEO and site optimization. In my own experience, my web host did this during the day when the site could get the most traffic, and unfortunately that led me to go to other hosting sites to do this during the middle of the night when my site got the least traffic. It is happening.
9- Customer support and services
Well, after we bought our WordPress host, we will surely encounter small and big problems during the time of using it, which requires the support of the hosts to guide us in solving those problems. Before selling and providing services, the focus is on providing support, and customer support should be valued. There may be a problem with your WordPress site that there is no solution that you can do in the shortest possible time to solve your problem and the only solution to the problem can be solved with a backup and fix your problem, here is Customer service comes in handy, and if your web hosting is regular and secure from all the hosted sites, a backup that can provide it in the shortest possible time will come in handy, and you can solve your problem by sending a simple ticket.
When and how to respond to support: But this is not the end of the story, the main part of the story occurs just when you send a ticket for your support and request, now if the hosting company can check your ticket at the best possible time Restore the backup to fix the problem. It should be said that your site is very lucky to have such a web host, but if the ticket you send, wait for hours for it to be reviewed and only with a positive answer to fix the problem. Face it, time is wasted because search engines came in several times during this time to check for site updates but did not receive any new data to index the same negative score in a short period of time. You will lose a lot. So for WordPress, try to choose a web host that customer service and support is one of the main pillars and slogans of the business and in no way try to provide support and guidance by spending money to solve your problem.
Access to hosting features: Another thing that suitable WordPress hosts can provide us is the ability to access hosting features has been purchased so that it is not necessary for everything to have a feature by sending a ticket to support the request for activation. For example, one of the problems that WordPress sites face is that there are attacks on the site to disrupt the site, now these attacks can be due to personal hostility or a specific purpose that intends to abuse your site. In any case, it will have a negative impact on your website, so we need to use firewalls and things that will prevent these problems to prevent any abuse. Therefore, the host is suitable for us to provide access to the necessary facilities for us to be able to manage and use those facilities when necessary, and to directly activate and deactivate such facilities in our host.
10- Number of sites hosted on the server
In shared hosting services, because several websites are hosted on one server, when one website visits and consumes resources at a higher level than others and is out of the normal mode, it causes your site to be overshadowed by this issue. And as data speeds and processing slow down, it is sometimes seen that there are hosts that configured the server in a non-standard way, which can cause some sites to crash on other sites. To solve this problem, there are two ways to host.
1- Provide resources to each website in a processed way: The first way is to host the site and configure the server in such a way that the resources are processed and distributed correctly between the websites, so in this case any website that uses less resources The rest of the resources can be provided to a website with higher usage and solve the problem, but this solution is not very interesting, because it may happen that several websites take up all the resources of the server at once and go to sites with low consumption. Also have a negative impact.
2- Reducing the number of hosted sites: This solution is better and more efficient than the previous solution and will meet our needs 100%. In this case, if, for example, a server is allocated for 10 websites and in contrast another server with more than 100 websites has the same specifications, with a simple test in terms of speed and information processing, it is clear that a server with 10 hosted sites is better. A server with multiple hosted sites will meet the needs of all sites, even if the 10 hosted websites are at the highest level of traffic and space occupied on the server. It is interesting to know that a very limited number of sites are hosted on the servers of WordPress and WooCommerce hosts. Such a move, in addition to excellent resource management, will lead to server privacy and better efficiency.
11- Transferring site information
This can not be considered as a main criterion for a suitable WordPress host, but if you see website hosting offers free services such as free information transfer, free installation of content management systems, SEO and website optimization in terms of increase Speed by using solutions such as server cache and…, be sure to welcome it and use such hosting. But never forget that other things have been done well. Because when there is no proper uptime, security, space and bandwidth, providing such services for free is not only useless to you, but also practically useless. And the other point is to prioritize the desired hosting in such a way that the highest priority is to use the host that has provided you with a money back guarantee for a period of 7 days, so that during this 7 days the purchased host is fully evaluated and Evaluate and be in the highest possible category in terms of loading and increasing the speed of the site.
WordPress is a very popular and advanced content management system, this content management system needs a fully optimized and suitable host for WordPress in order to provide the best feedback to site administrators and compatibility with all advanced templates and plugins available on the Internet. .