1. Choose a Good Hosting Service
Choosing a good hosting service can be quite tricky unless you have experience or advanced knowledge of the subject. Here are some of your options simplified.
Shared hosting should only be an option if you have numerous sites that you rarely use. At an average of $4 per month, you get what you pay for: strained resources and consequential unreliable service.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
VPS is the way to go. They give you more resources and usually offer additional tools and services like automatic updates, mobile site customization apps, backups and more. At an average rate of $25 and up per month, Virtual Private Servers are still very affordable.
Dedicated hosting is typically used by webmasters with experience in server technologies or by websites with enormously high traffic. So if you have a hugely popular site that needs dedicated servers, and do not understand the tech behind it, you may want to hire someone else who does.
Managed WordPress Hosting
Managed WordPress hosting can be a good way to go. The servers are built for WordPress so it comes with tools and features that are designed to make your WordPress site run optimally. You can obviously also run WordPress on a VPS, but managed WordPress hosting solutions are only intended for WordPress sites.
There are, however, a few restrictions: certain WordPress features like plugins and themes may be disabled due to security concerns.
Still confused about which option is best for your site? Perhaps talk to customer service teams for each option and discuss your specific needs.