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Powering over sixty million websites, WordPress is arguably one of the most popular web software programs on the market.

Building your website with WordPress brings with it a large number of benefits, with a rich, fully-featured platform, hugely powerful customer relationship management tools, and thousands of various plugins to enhance the whole experience.

Best of all, WordPress also offers a free option, which is ideal for small businesses trying to keep costs down. Although WordPress does provide hosting, many website owners like to look into alternative options.

Customer Support

Although there are thousands of different things to take into consideration when choosing a host for your WordPress site, customer support is definitely one of the most important. Reliable customer support is an absolute must for your WordPress hosting company, as if something goes wrong with your website, you will want to be able to get hold of somebody who can put it right as soon as possible in order to ensure that you’re not losing out on income.

A non-functioning website could easily harm your reputation and put you out of business, therefore it’s vital to find a host that offers 24/7 customer support – see this review by makeawebsitehub.com for more information.

Good Reviews

When choosing your host for a WordPress site, it’s a great idea to have a look at some of the reviews available online by other customers.

No matter how great a host makes itself out to be on their website, you can definitely find the most honest answers and descriptions from the people who use the service, as there isn’t usually anything in it for them when leaving a good or bad review. Look out for customer reviews which are positive and over a decent time frame, which can give you a good idea of how long the host has been around for and how stable it’s likely to be.

Cost

Web hosting is available in a range of different price brackets, from free and extremely cheap hosting to more expensive options.

Weighing up the cost of hosting is hugely important, as opting for a web host which costs a lot could be an unnecessary expense, but going for a service that’s really cheap could end up costing you more in the long run. Rather than simply going for the cheapest option in order to save money, look for a host that offers good value for money instead.

It’s always better to pay more for a service with more features and round-the- clock customer service than save money on a hosting service with bad customer support and other limitations. Although they may seem tempting, it’s a good idea to avoid free hosting services altogether as these are often subsidized by ads which will be displayed on your site. When looking for a host for your WordPress website, it’s crucial to ensure that your choice is reputable, has good support, and offers great value for money.

Posted by Justas Markus

Founder/CEO Just&Tom and JustasMarkus.com. Passionate traveler and blogger at Entrepreneur.com, Business.com, Influencive.com and others. Catch up with Justas on Twitter.