Happy new year all! We’re glad to see you again, and we wanted to start the new year off right- with an amazing hosting giveaway from our friends at Flywheel! Now’s an awesome time to start a new blog and managed WordPress hosting from Flywheel makes it easy for you to focus on creating quality content instead of managing your server. Keep reading to find out what exactly makes Flywheel so great! Flywheel is ranked in the top 5% of web hosts, which really should’t be a surprise. They’re awesome. Not only are they WordPress experts, but they also offer awesome features like staging, free migrations, built-in caching, sftp access, malware monitoring, auto-backups, amazing support and more! What You Need In A Host (Hint: Flywheel Has It All) Flywheel is a great webhost offering managed WordPress hosting for new bloggers, experienced developers and freelance designers. They’re awesome for so many reasons we couldn’t possibly cover them all in one post, but here are some of the … [Read more...] about Fast Hosting For WordPress From Flywheel
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Painfully slow load times, poor customer service, ferocious upsells and plugin incompatibilities once plagued GoDaddy’s reputation as a WordPress host. Long associated primarily with negative user sentiment, the tides are slowly turning in favor of a hosting service reborn. GoDaddy has been doggedly intentional about improving product performance, usability, and customer and product support. More specifically, they’ve put together a major push to fully integrate WordPress into their product offerings for novices and professionals alike with a series of packages specifically aimed at the platform. So have their efforts made any substantial impact, or is GoDaddy still an enemy of WordPress? In this article, we’ll cover the often fraught history of GoDaddy’s relationship with WordPress, their new direction, and the products and services now on offer. GoDaddy and WordPress: Then and Now Founded in 1997 as Jomax Technologies, Bob Parsons and his team renamed this software … [Read more...] about GoDaddy: Still an Enemy of WordPress or a Hosting Service Reborn?
We’ve all been there when choosing a web host. We’ve all asked ourselves the same question – can I work with this host? At one point in our WordPress lives – specifically while choosing a web host, we’ve all asked ourselves that very same question – can I make do with this host? The web host , quite literally, is the home to your WordPress site. And as your site’s traffic grows, we need to upgrade hosts. But it’s not not just traffic to be considered, our choice is governed by a multitude of factors. The average uptime of the host, quality of service including performance, speed and supported software, technical skills of the support, and most importantly, the cost. The Cost Factor Almost all beginners ask the same question when choosing a web host: How much is thing going to cost? I’ve done it and I’m pretty sure you’ve done it too! Once you dive into the wonderful world of WordPress, you’ll gradually come to realize that cost of a web host, although a governing … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Web Hosts For Your WordPress Blog
As a content curator, one of the biggest and most embarrassing) mistakes I made in 2014 is to repeat the known mistakes when it came WordPress and blogging in general. Every New Year calls for new resolutions. Some (try to) lose weight – “I’m going to weigh 130 pounds by the end of this year”, some make adventurous plans – “I’m definitely going skydiving in March”, while some decide to finally tie the knot – “It’s time we eternalized it”! Not that we’re a month into this year, let us all add a resolution to the list – “WordPress mistakes never to repeat in 2015 (or the years to come)”. I’ve been contributing to WPExplorer for over a year now and I’d like to kick off this year with a brand new post series which deals with the most common WordPress mistakes. We start by looking at 5 crucial factors that deal with launching a WordPress site and move on to recommendations that will bear fruit in the long run. These well-known points can be easily classified under “been there, done … [Read more...] about 25+ Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid
We love to share the latest and greatest WordPress hosting options available on the web, which is why we need to introduce you to DreamPress. DreamPress is the managed WordPress hosting offered by DreamHost that comes loaded with great features perfect for any blogger or small business. Click the button, or keep reading, to find out more about DreamHost. Oh, and right now you can get DreamHost Shared Hosting for just $5.95/mo (that’s 33% off!) with the code WPEXPLORER33 . DreamHost Web Hosting Why Choose DreamHost We know there are a ton of hosting companies to choose from, and it can be really hard to find the right one for you. Well, DreamHost might be just right. Started in a college dorm room back in 1997, DreamHost now hosts more than 1.5 million websites. In their years of service they’ve focused on service, security, fun and flexibility – and clearly it’s working for them. Web Hosting Options One of the key points for choosing the right host for you is finding a … [Read more...] about DreamPress WordPress Hosting Overview