If a WordPress website is a critical part of your business and income, there are two things essential to it performing at it’s best. Expert WordPress help for updates, fixes and improvements is one. The other is a quality WordPress hosting solution.
Your hosting company will provide the servers (basically computers for hosting websites) that allow people to view your website.
There are so many web hosting companies out there, that it can be really difficult to understand the differences between them and exactly which one you should pick. Choosing the wrong WordPress hosting means you risk a slow website, frequent downtime or frustrating support.
We can make choosing a hosting company easier for Australian websites.
Since we don’t place restrictions on where our WordPress support clients host their websites, we’ve had experience with the majority of local and offshore hosting companies.
I’m frequently asked who we use for hosting our WordPress websites. In this post I want to give you a few tips on choosing a WordPress hosting company, and why we recommend Digital Pacific for your Australian WordPress hosting.
Scalable WordPress hosting solutions
Not every website has the same hosting needs. When you are just starting out in business, you might require something very simple for your web presence, but as your business grows and your website develops more features and website traffic, you might find that your web hosting needs to develop too.
For example at Digital Pacific the most basic business option offers 25GB of storage space while the most advanced offers 150GB of storage, and there are two other business hosting packages in between. It’s good to have this kind of scalable hosting solution so you can upgrade or downgrade to suit your needs.
What happens when you need support? It’s a little hard to know before you become a customer.
Research a prospective hosting company, reading reviews and talking to other WordPress website owners. Get a better feel by contacting them to see how they treat you as a prospective customer.
Most hosting companies have 24/7 email support, but how quickly and painlessly you get your questions and issues resolved varies considerably. The quality of local support from the Digital Pacific team in Sydney, Australia is one of the top reasons why I recommend them.
As well as the team, Digital Pacific’s servers are located in Sydney, Australia. Where you host your website matters. Hosting locally minimises any delay in your website load times for Australian visitors.
CPanel is essential to manage your hosting account. CPanel is the market leading software for managing your hosting account, from backups to creating email addresses. You can even install WordPress through CPanel with just a few clicks!
Backup and Recovery
If your whole business is online, one of the worst things that can happen is your website crashing and needing to be recovered. Digital Pacific store backups of your website, and a phone call can get a backup restored quickly. You can also take your own backups periodically through the control panel or setup your own scheduled WordPress backups.
Enviromentally minded people will be interested in Digital Pacific’s Green Hosting. Here’s what they say:
“Everything that Digital Pacific uses in the operations of our business, including servers, routers and air conditioners are eco powered so not only are you hosting your website on state of the art hardware you are also showing your commitment to a more sustainable world.”
We don’t just recommend Digital Pacific for Australian WordPress hosting, we use their services for this website. In our experience Digital Pacific stand out for reliability and great support when we need it.