In the first article of this series of articles I talked about why WordPress is suitable as a blogger. In today’s article, I’m going to tell you why Self-host WordPress should. At the same time, I will briefly introduce you to 2 suitable hosting providers for WordPress.
This article is part of a series of articles on 10 Tips to Kick-Start Bloggers.
Before you start a blog, you need to think about with which software you want to blog In addition to WordPress, there are of course many other providers that you can use to create your own blog. However, WordPress is the absolute top dog in this area. No system is used by users as often as WordPress. This is one of the reasons why I will only talk about this software or this blogging system in this article. To get started, you need to know that WordPress comes in two different forms.
There is wordpress.com and wordpress.org. On wordpress.com you get a complete ready-to-use WordPress package. So you don’t have to worry about installing WordPress here. Maintenance work such as installing updates or the like is omitted in these packages. In this case, you don’t have to host or manage WordPress yourself. The disadvantage of these packages is that the functionality of WordPress is significantly limited. There are fewer themes and plugins. You cannot use an individual domain in the free package either.
On wordpress.org, however, you get WordPress as open source software. First of all, you have to download it here and then install it with a hosting provider of your choice. Almost all providers that enable WordPress hosting also offer a so-called 1-click installation. That means you don’t have to download WordPress first. Instead, you can install WordPress with the respective web hosting provider with one click. Hosting WordPress yourself in a hosting package also has a number of advantages.
you can your select your own desired domain, have your individual email address and have access to a variety of themes and plugins. At the same time, you are much freer and more professional in designing your blog from a technical point of view. Of course, as a beginner you have to get to grips with the technology first. But I can reassure you. It’s easier than you think!
WordPress hosting provider
There is numerous hosting providers with which you can host WordPress yourself can. Of course, you can decide for yourself which hosting provider you choose. I personally have two favourites. Of course, I also use these for my own projects. For example, I host the website bloggiraffe.de with the web hosting provider all-inkl.com. Another very good provider that I use for other projects is DomainFactory. Both hosting providers are ideal for WordPress. And both providers already offer very affordable entry-level packages.
These are also relatively cheap and sometimes cost less than 5 € per month. Above all, a major benefit of these two WordPress hosting providers is that they have their Based in Germany to have. This means your data will not be managed abroad. Furthermore, ALL-INKL and DomainFactory can convince with their fast and professional support. They also use the most modern server hardware, which can be of great importance for the performance of your WordPress installation.
ALL-INKL* currently has 4 packages on offer, which customers can use for a private homepage, an online shop or even a blog and WordPress. The ALL-INKL offer is particularly convincing because of its extensive functions. In the cheapest ALL-INKL private offer, 3 domains are already included and up to 150 subdomains are possible.
The hosting provider carries out regular backups in all packages such as private, private plus, premium and business. And a WordPress 1-click installation is also possible. The great thing about this provider is that first 3 months are free in every package.
DomainFactory* offers its customers a dedicated WordPress hosting on. This includes a simple 1-click installation for the website or blog. Automatic updates that protect against threats. As well as daily backups that provide more security are also included.
The packages offered for WordPress hosting are divided into Basic, Medium and Professional. The basic package is currently available for only €0.99 per month for the first 3 months.
if your Blog start professionally from the start to tackle, you should self-host WordPress. And do without ready-made WordPress packages including hosting. The hardest part for beginners is usually the WordPress installation.
However, the above WordPress hosting providers offer one 1-click install on. WordPress is installed and set up fully automatically on the server.