Before your web site is built you’ll need to sign up with a web host where your site will live. Hosting plans are available from thousands of different companies and it can be very confusing to find a good host that gives you all the features you need without a lot of hype and overcharging.
You can find seemingly great deals for as little as a few dollars a month that nickle and dime you with various other charges for extra memory, bandwidth, email addresses, etc. Also, these cheap hosting plans often place your site on a slow, overloaded server with too many other sites so your site performance really suffers. On the other hand, you can find hosts that will offer you extra high speeds, dedicated servers, co-location and all sorts of other features for up to hundreds of dollars a month.
I specialize in building fast WordPress websites so I’ve sought out the fastest and most affordable hosting for WordPress that I could find. WPX Hosting has a well-deserved reputation for fast and secure hosting of WordPress websites so they are my top recommendation for my clients. They start at $24.95/month and have plenty of power to service most of the small businesses I work with.
If you’re on a budget and don’t expect a lot of traffic to your website, Siteground is pretty good for the price. It isn’t as fast as WPX Hosting, but it’s a good way to get your website live with minimal expense. They offer managed WordPress hosting so the server is managed and optimized for your WordPress site.