Disclosure: As of the time of this writing, although I am currently a GoDaddy employee, the views expressed in this post are my personal opinion.
As a follow-up to a recent deep-dive discussion on “understanding the web hosting options for your WordPress site (Download Presentation)” that Shayda and I led as a part of The Austin WordPress Meetup Group, I threw together some more detail around choosing the appropriate service level and hardware for hosting your WordPress site.
So many choices
There are a lot of choices for hosting in general, and WordPress hosting specifically. When thinking about hosting, I like to break it down into hardware and service. Note: not all hosts are created equally. Do you research and check with your host(s). The service level and hardware features listed here are best-case.
Service is how much involvement the host has with managing the your website hosting environment (aside from keeping underlying hardware / software running properly):
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Hardware is the hardware configuration you’re using to host your website:
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During the meetup, there was a question about unbiased hosting reviews. Check out Cloud Spectator (which I consider to be a neutral source), a company that tests performance of the top managed WordPress hosts monthly.
See something you’d change? Let me know in the comments.