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November 11th in WordPress Themes by .

Every business need to have a professional website these days. That applies to web hosting businesses. You can’t expect to get people to trust you to host their website if you can’t even maintain your own professionally designed site. HostFox for WordPress is a commercial theme with 3 homepages, various page templates, and a domain checker.

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August 22nd in WordPress Themes by .

Every web host needs to have a professional, credible online presence to connect with customers and leads. You can’t expect people to trust your service if you can’t even manage your own site properly. Hostio for WordPress can help. It is a clean, professional web hosting template with Visual Composer integration. It is responsive and ready for mobile phones and tablets.

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June 12th in WordPress Themes by .

Web hosting companies need to have a good looking website as well. It is hard to get the attention of prospects without one anyway. We have already covered plenty of awesome hosting themes in the past. Onehost happens to be a one page hosting theme that is fully compatible with the WHMCS-Bridge plugin. It has a drag & drop page builder and ships with the Revolution slider.

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April 10th in WP Stuff by .

In the past few months, we have heard a lot of good and interesting things about WP Engine. For those of you not familiar with this hosting service, WP Engine is all about managed WordPress hosting. The service is designed to offer clients a fast and secure experience. Prices are fairly affordable unless you have more than a few websites. Even the Business Plan, which goes for $249 a month, entitles you to 25 WordPress installs, 400k monthly visits, unlimited data transfer, and 30GB local storage. I have to warn you that if you are moving to WP Engine from a VPS or dedicated hosting account, you are going to be in for a few surprises. WP Engine does offer lots of great features, but it also keeps you from breaking things by applying certain restrictions.

Account Settings & User Interface

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I am a big fan of cPanel and WHM. I have been using them for a long time and have no trouble figuring things out in those environments. WP Engine has a very interesting user interface. You can add domains, enable CDN, backup your website, handle Git pushes, access phpMyAdmin, and go through your error logs when you click on the Install link. The Home page shows you how many visits you have received. [click to continue…]

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February 26th in Web Hosting by .

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In the past, we have covered plenty of exciting web hosting services. Finding a great web host that can handle your website and its traffic is not always easy. As someone who has worked with a dozen of web hosts in the past 9 years or so, I can tell you that there are many companies that offer a lot on paper but do not deliver at all in practice. We first started our company using DreamHost’s servers. DreamHost was extremely good for us. It does have major limitations though. Besides, their good service turned into a nightmare as soon as they got us to upgrade. They do belong in the hall of shame for their lousy service and horrible customer support team. [click to continue…]

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August 5th in WordPress Themes by .

Interested in starting your own web hosting business? Getting people to trust your hosting venture takes a lot of work. You would certainly want to put your best foot forward by treating your prospects to a professional looking site. Cloud Host is a good looking WordPress theme designed specially for web hosting businesses. It is easy to install and provides you with the right features to help you promote your business effectively.

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April 30th in Web Hosting by .

Choosing a web host for your WordPress website is not a decision you can take lightly. When you are getting started with your first WordPress site, you probably only afford to go with one of those cheap hosting plans (though I would not recommend it). Once you start getting more traffic, you are going to need a web host that can handle traffic spikes and heavy loads to keep your website up almost all the time (not too many web hosts offer 100% up-time). Nobody is going to be impressed by seeing your crashed website. If you intend to look credible to your visitors and leads as a business, you’ll have to invest in a decent hosting plan.

Finding the right WordPress web host

Many new publishers tend to go with web hosts that offer fancy promotions and cheap plans. You do get what you pay for though. A cheap hosting plan may save you money in the short term but it could slow down your site’s growth and cost you a ton of money in the long run. Having to deal with too many outages would be painful. Besides, cheap hosting plans are not flexible and limit you on things you can do to take your website to the next level.

You should never choose a web host without conducting a comprehensive background check. That includes comparing plans from multiple hosts and doing reputation research on Twitter, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn. Using web hosting forums to ask for advice from people who may be more experienced than you is smart as well.

In the past few years, we have had the chance to work with a number of top web hosts. Our experience has not always been great. There are a number of advanced web hosts around these days. We can’t recommend all of them. But here are five hosting businesses that we, our clients and colleagues have found solid and reliable:

KnownHost: KnownHost offers VPS, Hybrid, and Dedicated hosting. Its customer service has a legendary reputation. These guys are also reputable for having a very high up-time. If you are looking for a web hosting service that works with less headaches, KnownHost is worth a look.

Wiredtree: some of our friends and colleagues in this space have been working with these guys for years. When it comes to customer service, Wiredtree has a superb reputation.  They provide support for the LiteSpeed web server and have affordable managed hosting services. What I like about their plans is the fact that you can customize your server hardware to your heart’s content before ordering. [click to continue…]

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