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I see people talking about "word press web hosting," so I figured I would make a post about it and clear up a few questions and concern's about it. I want to say that Hostwinds 100% supports WordPress, and we even offer an automatic WordPress installer script. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging engines in the world. It has gained a lot of ground in the past few years, not only as a basis for great blogs but also as the framework for thousands of business websites worldwide.
Many people do not understand WordPress web hosting because any hosting can be WordPress web hosting. It does not require anything out of the ordinary, and 99% of shared web hosting providers support it. It has become such a staple product lately that web hosts that do not support it would have to turn away most of their clients if they chose not to. If you are looking for a good WordPress host, then there are a few things you should look for. The first being PHP support, WordPress runs on PHP, so if the web host you are looking at does not support PHP, you should start looking elsewhere. The second thing you want to look for is a guaranteed uptime and reliability by the web host. I don't know of anyone who wants to spend hours working on a blog, only to have it be available half the time. It is a good idea to make sure your web hosting provider has a good contact number so you can call in case of emergencies. Most reputable web hosts have phone numbers you can call 24/7 if a problem occurs. If they don't have a phone number…..run.
The above items should get you started in your search for a great WordPress web host. However, if you found this blog….your search should already be over.
Written by Peter H / April 6, 2011