With the increase in the use of WordPress, the demand of web hosting services is at its peak. Developing a website is a different thing and hosting it is an entirely different thing. There are many things that need your attention while hosting a WordPress website.
In this post, I am going to provide you with an exclusive list of five unique features you must have in your WordPress Hosting Setup. These features are not those, which you must have seen in the essential feature list published in loads of blogs spread all over the internet.
These features are the add on functions that will help you to manage your website more efficiently.
So, let’s get started,
The first feature I chose is Statistics. This feature is a must for you as it gives you an insight on how much traffic you have generated and other important demographics. Most of the service providers give these for free, but there are some, who do not provide this information for free. They will charge you a few bucks before providing this information.
These stats are very important to effectively manage your WordPress website. This information includes usage of disk space, the number of subdomains you have, how many SQL databases you have set up and much more.
The best service provider is the one who provides this information without any fee. These are cheap tricks to earn money for some service providers. You must have this feature as it is important to have such detailed logs about your website.
Bonus Advertising Credits
Advertising credit is another unique feature that most of the customers miss while purchasing hosting services. However, in the current scenario, there are many web hosting service providers that are providing free advertising credit of up to $50. This credit becomes crucial as you don’t have to assign a separate budget for advertising of your website.
These advertising credits can be utilized in Google and other search engines to place your ads and gain traffic. There are many web hosting service providers which provide these credits on a recurring basis and some provide it as an add-on incentive for signing up.
Whatever the case is, you can use them to expand your traffic and reach of your website. Apart from advertising credits, some of the hosting providers also avail you with a free submission of your website to the search engine to boost your traffic.
Choose the web hosting services wisely and enjoy free traffic for your website.
Email Accounts and its features
For a business website, email accounts are very crucial. You created a website with a domain name of your company. Now, you definitely want some email accounts with that domain name. There are loads of web hosting services which provide email accounts and help you to set it up.
All you need to do is make sure the number of email accounts your web hosting services is providing. Professional email accounts with your name of business have a deep impact.
Some of the hosting providers limit the number of email accounts you can make. The best way to leverage this facility is to opt for such hosting providers that give you the facility of unlimited mailboxes.
Unlimited Disk Space and High Traffic
This is another feature that can make a hosting provider unique. Disk space and traffic is also very paramount because most of the time people don’t pay attention to space and traffic limit provided by the hosting providers.
The disk space is the area on the server where your WordPress database files and other important files will be stored. As the website’s content increases, the data space consumption increases and sooner or later you need to purchase more from the hosting providers.
Similarly, this happens with the website traffic as well. However, if you operate a small website then you might not be interested. Yet, when it comes to traffic, it is equally important. There are hosting providers which put a cap value over the traffic of the website and when the traffic crosses the cap value the website stops responding.
This can be a huge setback if you’re looking for high traffic. You need to keep an eye on the traffic limit provided by the hosting providers.
The hosting providers usually provide unlimited bandwidth with traffic speed restriction. This again can be a huge setback for big websites. Keep a keen eye on the bandwidth and traffic speed while selecting a hosting provider.
High Website Uptime
Uptime of a website is that time when a user enters the website without any problem. This concept works in two ways,
- First, if your website project is not so big, then you will go for shared hosting where there is no chance that you will get 100 percent of uptime. The common is 98 percent.
- Second is, if your project is big, then you must opt for dedicated hosting that can give you the most of the uptime. Usually, they state it as 99.9999 percent. The six NINE represents the least downtime.
So, uptime is the most important concept which makes a hosting provider unique as per the customer’s specifications.
Wrapping it up
So, as you can see, selecting a WordPress hosting provider is always tricky. You need to take care of the common and essential features as well as unique features to select the best hosting service for your WordPress website.
Let’s have a quick recap of the unique features that you must have in your WordPress hosting provider,
- Website statistics is a must for you as it gives you an insight on how much traffic you have generated and other important demographics.
- Advertising credit is another unique feature that most of the customers miss while purchasing the hosting services.
- There are loads of web hosting services which provide professional email accounts and help you to set it up.
- The hosting providers usually provide unlimited bandwidth with traffic speed restriction. This again can be a huge setback for big websites. Keep a keen eye on the bandwidth and traffic speed while selecting a hosting provider.
- Uptime is the most important concept which makes a hosting provider unique as per the customer’s specifications.
I hope you like the post. Did I miss something? If yes, I would love to know more. Leave a comment about your experience. Till then, have a good one.