Best WordPress Hosting for Beginners – A Beginners Guide

If you are already here and reading the article, I can assume that you have decided to take WordPress as your blogging platform. I should say, you have taken a right decision to select WordPress as your blogging platform. WordPress gives you lot more flexibility than any other blogging platform. You can learn more in this post WordPress Vs Blogger, which Gives the Best Blogging Experience?. If you are using blogger platform for blogging by any chance and came here to read the article by any chance, my suggestion for you is to read the article Why This is Important to Switch from Blogger to WordPress. Now let us talk about the best WordPress hosting for beginners.

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One Small Suggestion About the WordPress Theme You Are Going to Use: As you have already selected WordPress, another suggestion of mine is to use a premium WordPress theme for your blog or website. Because the default WordPress themes are not SEO optimized which is not good for search engine. Also the default WordPress themes are not mobile friendly. Does not load fast in your browser. Sooner or later you will understand the necessity to upgrade your theme to a default WordPress theme. So, it is better to start your blog or website with a premium WordPress theme.  The premium WordPress themes are SEO optimized, loads faster in web browser and also mobile friendly.  MyThemeShop is a great market for the premium WordPress theme. The top bloggers in the web are using premium themes from MyThemeShop and getting great results. If you want to know how to install the theme, you can read the post How to Install Premium WordPress Theme for Your BlogBelow is the part of an email from MyThemeShop:


Letter from MyThemeShop

Things You Need to Understand Before Choosing the Best WordPress Hosting for Beginners:

As a beginner of the WordPress blog, at first you will have to understand about web hosting and different hosting plans. Because this is important to understand it as you need to renew your hosting plan each an every year. If you do not know what web hosting is you can read What is Web Hosting? An Article for Beginners and Pro  . If you have a good idea about web hosting and different plans of web hosting, you can proceed further. 

If you are going to start a small business or a blog, the shared hosting plan is suitable for you. In a shared hosting plan you will be able to host your WordPress blog, will get your own customized email address and unlimited bandwidth for your blog.

Which Company to Choose for Hosting:


Before suggesting a best WordPress hosting for beginners, I have considered some important points which are the part and parcel of your small blog or business. The points are below:

  • How about the reputation of the hosting company over the web?
  • Is the customer support 24×7 and helpful enough to solve my problem?
  • Is the web hosting for WordPress with Less Downtime?
  • Is the hosting company giving me something extra with my hosting plan?
  • Cant his hosting company manage my traffic load?
  • How is the user experience of the hosting company by other users of this hosting?
  • Is this web hosting company giving your free SSL certificate? Cause SSL certificate is good for SEO.

Keeping all the above points in my mind, I can suggest Hostgator hosting company as the best WordPress hosting for beginners. I personally use this hosting provider for my WordPress blog and if you want to know about my experience, you can read the article Why I am Using Hostgator as Hosting Company for the Last 4 Years. For your small business or blog you can choose either the Baby Plan or Hatchling Plan. Please do not go for the business plan yet as your business is not too big at this point. The main difference between the Baby Plan and the Hatchling plan is about the number of domain hosting. In Hatchling plan, you can host only one domain but in Baby plan, you can host unlimited number of domain. Baby plan is but costly than the Hatchling plan. If you want to host multiple domain, then you have no alternative than to choose the Baby plan. 

Please do not go for low quality cheap hosting plans! You will get a lot of cheap hosting plan if you compare the price with HostGator hosting plan. But please do not go for those cheap hosting plans cause I have seen a lot of bloggers struggle with their hosting provider and the problems they face with the hosting provider are below:

  • The blog loading speed is really slow.
  • Huge downtime.
  • No person to contact when you face problem with hosting.

You will get only 1 USD difference per month with the other cheap web hosting providers,  but there will be a gulf of difference in terms of quality. Though the HostGator web hosting is not the cheapest one, but according to the quality this is the best WordPress hosting for beginners. Get the best deal for the HostGator Hatchlling Plan.

If you do not have any domain and you want to buy one, you can also buy the domain name with your hosting plan in HostGator. Please choose a nice, SEO friendly domain name which represents your business or blog. The billing procedure is easy. You can pay by Paypal or Credit card. The next thing you will have to do is to install WordPress in HostGator cPanel. To do this you can read the post How to Install WordPress in HostGator cPanel. The installation process is easy and it will take only 10 minutes. 

I hope the above points will help you to choose the best WordPress web hosting for beginners. If you face any problem with the installation process of WordPress or face any problem while setting up your blog, you can contact me via comment or to my email address.

Himadri is a passionate blogger who writes for his technology tips & tricks related blog TechnTechie. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury. Though it is hard to balance time in between research and blogging, he still manages time to work for his own blog and writes regularly. The dashboard of this WordPress is the only place where he does not feel tired!

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