Are you shopping around for WordPress Hosting?
There are a lot of options out there. Every host has a slightly different mix of features and configurations.
You may be wondering, what’s the difference between dedicated WordPress hosting and general purpose hosting?
It’s true that you can have a well-functioning WordPress site on a conventional hosting stack. So what does optimized WordPress hosting get you?
The General Purpose Hosting Environment
A traditional hosting stack will have common apps needed for general purpose static or dynamic websites: Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc.
Most hosting environments will support the bare requirements for a WordPress website. But, you can do better for yourself than simply meeting requirements.
The Optimized WordPress Stack
An optimized WordPress stack is geared up to make WordPress as fast and efficient as possible.
This means there’s no tweaking required on your end to make your WordPress site run as fast as it can. Everything from the server architecture to the special blend of apps and configurations has been refined to the very edge for boosted performance.
Using a proper WordPress stack is like putting your site on steroids.
WordPress Experts (So You Don’t Have To Be One)
While many hosts will offer a WordPress hosting package, you’ll have to pay some attention to their available support options.
Some hosts will have live support options (like phone and chat) available, while some will only have a ticket system.
Take a look at the kind of support you think you may need. If you prioritize having a live expert available 24/7, then double-check that option.