No secret that we’re big fans of self-hosted WordPress. Get a good hosting package, install your own copy of WordPress (it’s free, after all) and you’re blogging away, with a solid website built around that blog.
A friend mentioned that our most beloved hosting company, Charlottezweb, doesn’t specifically mention WordPress. They’d been told that a host which doesn’t specialize in WordPress might have problems with security, plugins, and perhaps scrambled eggs and oil changes, I’m not sure.
Any good hosting company can host your WordPress install. Virtually all hosting companies these days offer the right database tools and solid security so your WordPress site will work just fine. As long as you keep it up to date and use secure passwords, happy days ahead.
We always recommend Charlottezweb; Jason Saunders is the only web host we’ll ever work with by choice. But you don’t need special hosting for WordPress (though, if you trust Charlottezweb, what you get will be special indeed.)
Questions about WordPress, or hosting, or web stuff in general? Just ask.
Yes, those are affiliate links to Charlottezweb. Oh look; another one. Self-referential affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you extra, but Jason gives us a share of the profit if we refer people. It feels fair.