This is a post about my decision to change Web Hosting Providers. If you have a WordPress Website, then you must have a place for it to live, aka, a Hosting Company.
My Comments and decsions
So What About WordPress Hosting ?
A good list of Hosting sites: http://www.wpbeginner.com/hosting/
To compare what I think are the two best check this article: http://www.omnicoreagency.com/best-wordpress-hosting/
One very important question to get answered. “If I get hacked, what support to you offer ?”
What is Important ?
One very important decision point is how technical are you ? When things to wrong with a WordPress site, the problem can get very complex very quickly. I have been in the website world since 2000 and I am still overwhelmed by the complexity of some problems.
I assume if you are reading this, you are a woodworker, and very likely a technical person. But what would you prefer doing ?
In my video I talk about three major concerns of hosting.
Some of these three are can only be provided by you hosting service, some can be provided by you with WordPress Plugins.
Before my move to WP Engine, I added three main WP Plugins:
- For Backups: UpDraft Plus
- For Security: WordFence Premium $59 per year
- For Speed: W3 Total Cache
After my move to WP Engine all three of these plugins were removed.
Why do WordPress Websites get hacked ?
This is a really good article. https://getflywheel.com/layout/why-do-wordpress-websites-get-hacked/
Just believe this. If you have a WordPress Website, you are a target!
Do this Google Search
The Bottom line.
For me, I was just tired of dealing with technical issues and what I considered not really great speed. I looked at the total amount of time and money I was spending, made some decision about exactly what I wanted for my web presence and made the jump to WP Engine.