I finally decided to check off an item on my to do list, which is setting up a website and blog to gain experience with analytics, inbound marketing, and monetization.
This has been put off for way too long. In the past, I have used Name.com for domain acquisition and GoDaddy.com for WordPress hosting.
Here is an article from WPSitecare which I wish I read before paying with my credit card!
WordPress hosting speed matters:
- As an admin, content creation should not be slow and annoying when working on the site.
- Pages should load quickly otherwise the reader will go away and never come back!
- Consider customer support and online reviews in your selection criteria.
A simple websearch on the ‘host + wordpress slow’ will give you a good indication of reviews.
Unfortunately, I picked my provider by price, and because I received a referral discount. To summarize, I leaned towards taking action, and just picking the easiest and quickest path.
At a later point I will re-evaluate. This is a new site, so I have some time to learn and get a sense of true performance requirements. After all, there is no point getting an off-road vehicle for a trip to the mall!