Shared Hosting Options
Shared hosting is recommended for those just starting out and for small hobby websites that do not bring in much revenue yet. Web Design Bird offer hosting for as little as £5 a month on reliable, easily configured servers. If you choose to buy shared hosting elsewhere it is advisable to use either hostgator or bluehost shared hosting plans. These have proven to be reliable, fast and excellent value for money. If you think you may host multiple sites in the future buy a shared hosting account with the ability to introduce add-on domains. Go Daddy and 123 Reg are common places to buy domains, but we do not recommend hosting here. Having a fast server and up to date cpanel is important for maintenance and SEO
Virtual/ Dedicated Options
For more established sites, or those willing to invest in better hosting services, we can provide various services to meet your needs. Choose between Virtual Dedicated Hosting, Dedicated Hosting and WP-Engine Hosting. Virtual Dedicated Hosting provides a static IP and the speed and security of a dedicated host, whilst avoiding penalties and upgrade issues that you can sometimes get with shared hosts. Dedicated Hosting is the most expensive but the most professional way to go. WP-Engine is a fairly new hosting option specifically designed for wordpress. Although perfectly configured for wordpress, some themes and plugins will not work with WP-Engine.