Hosting can sometimes be overlooked, however, this is the backbone of your website. Choosing the best WordPress hosting for your needs can improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and increase sales.
Our Checklist For Great WordPress Hosting
- Dedicated WordPress Hosting
- 365 Support
- Free SSL
- Managed WordPress Updates
- No hidden costs!
Dedicated WordPress Hosting
Obviously, hosting a WordPress website should be on Dedicated WordPress Hosting. But why I hear you ask? Dedicated WordPress hosting can often be more expensive than traditional cloud hosting, but there’s a reason for this.
WordPress websites aren’t a simple html and css website. As WordPress is a CMS, it requires a database. Not all simple website hosting has this. Dedicated WordPress hosting often is modified to excel with WordPress websites, making them fast, secure and easy to manage (most will run updates for you!)
If you’re a small business, it’s likely you don’t work 9-5, Monday to Friday! So why should you settle for 5 day a week support? In the years I’ve been building website I’ve had a range of support, from 24/7/365, to Monday-Friday, 9-5. Whilst this may sound like a minor point, if your website is hacked on a Friday evening, you can’t wait for the support team to be back in ~60 hours.
Our WordPress Care Packages come with 34SP’s Dedicated WordPress Hosting. They’re available 365 days a year for email ticket support, and all non-public holidays for phone support.
Cmon! It’s 2020! You need to have an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate on your website. This encrypts your traffic from a computer to your server, meaning their information can’t be changed.
Google will flag websites as “Not Secure” when you don’t have an SSL certificate
Whereas websites with a properly configured SSL certificate display a padlock. Much more comforting! I’d buy from this company! ???? Get In Touch
Our WordPress Care Packages come with Free Hosting included. This hosting includes Let’s Encrypt, a Free SSL. We’ll enable and set this up for you.
Managed WordPress Updates
As mentioned above, dedicated WordPress hosting often includes managed updates. This takes the pain out of updating to the latest WordPress release, or keeping that long list of plugins you use (yes, we see you, we’ve all done it!) up to date. This gives you more time to focus on your business.
That’s why we use 34SP.com hosting for our WordPress Care Packages . Plus, our Monitor and Maintain plans also have a second layer of updates and backups, so you’ll never have to worry about updating a plugin again!
No Hidden Costs
This is a bizarre point to talk about, but it’s something I’ve encountered multiple times. Say you’re looking for WordPress Managed Hosting, and the hosting is cheap! It wouldn’t be surprising if you wanted to go with this. When hosting can be as little as £24 per year, I can’t judge you for wanting to save money. However, the cheaper hosts often then have add-ons that mean you could spend more than an all in solution.
Recently, I priced up for a client, their current hosting compared to 34SP.com, a hosting provider we recommend.
|Service||34SP.com||Other ‘cheap’ provider|
|Hosting (12 months)||£119.88||£70|
|SSL Certificate||Free||Free for first year, then £25|
|2 x 10gb email Addresses||Free||£143.70|
So, moral of the story, don’t get sucked into a great deal to sign up, without checking your requirements first.
Why We Recommend 34SP.com
We love 34SP.com. We’ve been using them since 2018. They offer amazing services as standard, so there are no hidden fees. What you pay is what you’ll pay! I’m from a Cyber Security Area and it amazes me the responses I’ve had from different hosting companies about security. It ranges from “We are in no way responsible and you should do everything. You can buy a WAF (Web Application Firewall) for £50” to 34SP, who has a page on what security 34sp.com offer.
As well as the above, we love them because:
- Their WordPress hosting is blazing fast
- You get unlimited emails included!
- They take security seriously, with hardening of the servers and offering Managed WordPress updates for theme and plugins
- You can get a Free SSL Certificate with Let’s Encrypt!
- Their support team is knowledgable, friendly and available 365 days a year!
- They are environmentally conscious, using renewable energy, planting trees to offset, and recycling their kit. Kudos!
I’ve met the team from 34SP.com when they’ve been doing outreach events, at local WordPress Meetups, like the Bristol WordPress People, and WordCamps like Manchester. They’re honestly great people who want to help your website succeed.
But don’t take my word for it!
to take advantage of this offer. They even offer FREE migrations! https://www.34sp.com/wordpress-hosting
By using our referral code, we will get a month free of hosting also.