I have had my site on for about 3 months. During that time my stats look pretty abysmal, but somehow I am getting visitors!
Part of the reason, I have mainly been promoting my posts only on Twitter. However, I should consider where does my target audience consumer their contact, and how can I reach them in an effective way.
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!