TIP: How to choose your WordPress Hosting

//TIP: How to choose your WordPress Hosting

TIP: How to choose your WordPress Hosting

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[content_box title=”Question” icon=”question” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktarget=”_self” linktext=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″]Hey there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a fair price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

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wordpress image - How to choose your WordPress HostingWe all have our personal criteria when selecting service providers whether it is a consultant or our web hosting service. I have an insatiable curiosity for figuring things out and playing with programs that I try to keep in check (and stay focused on the big picture business goals…)

I selected my service two years ago after researching different hosting services for WordPress sites.

  1. One of my concerns was who owns my site. In my case, I purchased my domains myself and then selected my host.
  2. My next concern was the safety of my content
  3. Scalability of the site.
  4. Speed of loading (because we all hate slow sites!) FYI – Most of my images are scaled down close to their final sizes to help this.
  5. How much was it going to cost me.

After some serious research, I found a company in San Antonio to host my site and have been very happy with them.

To answer the question…I use Pressable, which started out as Zippykid when I first started working with them. My subscription, covers five websites.

PressableVid Luther and his Team are very good at sending me emails whenever major software and server upgrades are in progress. They even let us know when there are issues being addressed with the servers.

Upon first glance, it appears that I pay more than some of the better known sites, but my host has been responsive and has helped me with issues that I didn’t know enough to know that I should have hired a developer. (I build my own sites to get started and then hand them off when I have a better feel for the direction I want them to go. I don’t recommend doing that route typically…)

They have protected the site from several cyber attacks, which again goes to my peace of mind after speaking to some fellow women entrepreneurs about their incidents they were working through.

Scalability wise…if they can manage Fortune 100 companies, I’m pretty sure they are scalable enough for where I am starting!

For more information…(and no, I am not an affiliate)…http://pressable.com/

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[content_box title=”Pressable History” icon=”” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”http://pressable.com/about/” linktarget=”_self” linktext=”Read more about the Pressable / Zippykid history….” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″]Pressable was founded by Vid Luther in May of 2010 in southern, sunny San Antonio, Texas. He saw the frustration that people were facing with their hosting company and knew there had to be a better solution.

“I realized that too many people were wasting time, trying to configure servers and technology to work with WordPress, instead of using WordPress to create and publish great content.”

In November 2013, ZippyKid relaunched as Pressable, the first Content Publishing Platform (CPP). The company is dedicated to making WordPress hosting easy, fast, and reliable at scale. Organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, use Pressable’s Content Publishing Platform to share branded content with millions of viewers every day.

Pressable allows users to collaborate with developers without sharing passwords. With Pressable, WordPress sites are capable of handling 20 times their average daily traffic at any time. Since Pressable is a dedicated WordPress hosting provider, they only hire professionals in the WordPress domain. They help you with plugin and theme issues, and provide insights into best practices in the WordPress community.[/content_box]
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2014-09-03T16:12:32+00:00

About the Author:

Yvonne Bryant is CEO and owner of consulting firms (2014) Yvonne Bryant International llc and (2012) Motus Design Group llc. She started her first business, database development and data entry services for international non-profits, over 20 years ago. As CEO of Yvonne Bryant International llc, Yvonne is on a mission to help creative entrepreneurs and experts build and grow profitable businesses. She works with them to improve productivity (your backend systems, processes, marketing, time management, work/life balance), products (your products and services), profits (your pricing strategies and overall business plan), and presence (your leadership and communication skills). She is the 2011-2012 District 26 Toastmaster of the Year for Leadership Excellence and Service for Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska. She has established two Leadership Institutes in Western Colorado. Yvonne is a Certified Small Business Consultant with the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network and she holds a certificate in E-Business. She is in the process of completing her Executive Coaching Certificate with the Center for Executive Coaching. In her free time, Yvonne volunteers in her community as Vice-Chair on the Dillon Planning & Zoning Commission. She enjoys spending time with her husband Evan and their yellow lab Cheyenne hiking in the Mountains of Colorado and riding dirt bikes.

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