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When most entrepreneurs start out creating their first website, there’s a big mistake that many of them make before they even get started. When choosing which hosting provider to host their website, they don’t consider how WordPress is going to run on that hosting company’s server.
It seems like a small issue, but WordPress runs differently depending on the type of software a hosting company uses to run their hosted websites. There are redundancies and other scripts that, if not properly calibrated, can result in a much slower website than you’re expecting.
And a slow website can result in less conversions, traffic, and ranking. It can make a big difference in the early days of your business.
GoDaddy has (as do other hosting companies) WordPress hosting plans that offer web hosting designed to run WordPress. They even offer $1/month wordpress hosting, at least according to these websites:
While WordPress is a free application that nearly every type of web hosting can handle, there are definitely differences in speed and resource usage that comes with specialized wordpress hosting versus regular hosting. While companies like WPEngine advertise this fact, it’s incredibly expensive (starting at $30/month). You don’t quite need that, unless you have a company website with tens of thousands of visitors a day.
There are other things you can do to properly maintain your WordPress website, which will keep your site responding quickly and safely.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore WordPress Updates
WordPress is a great tool for those of us who want to build their own website, but don’t necessarily have the technical knowledge to create everything by hand. Sites built on the WordPress platform are user-friendly, efficient, and endlessly customizable, so it’s easy to see why WordPress is such a popular tool all over the world. Because of its popularity, though, WordPress sites are often targets for hackers. Some people simply create their site and forget about it, not realizing that the site could be a potential security issue if it isn’t constantly maintained. When WordPress isn’t kept up to date, flaws in security are exploited, which could put your personal information at risk. Here are a few reasons why it’s important to always keep your WordPress sites up to date.
• Security – since WordPress is open source, anyone can access the source code and improve upon it. However, this also means that hackers can search for and exploit weaknesses in security. If any bugs or breaches are found or exploited, WordPress staff works hard to fix this and then releases an update once the fix is in place. If you aren’t always updating your site, the fixed bugs are still affecting you.
• Speed – having a website that loads quickly is important to both SEO and to your users – no one wants to wait for a slow site to load. WordPress is always working hard to make each version of their tool even faster. Keep your site updated so it works smoothly and quickly.
• New stuff – WordPress is always adding new features with each upgrade. The user interface gets revamped regularly, so sometimes if you’re searching for help online and you don’t have the latest version installed, you may not be able to find the help you need.
If you have a lot of WordPress sites to maintain, or even if you just have one that you forget to update, it could be helpful to look for tools that automatically update your sites for you.