Web hosting services come in all shapes and sizes. You have Shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS, managed hosting, different RAM, and SSL certificates…I mean It’s endless.
The bottom line here is Getting started with WordPress web hosting doesn’t have to be complicated nor expensive.
What seems to be the problem for many people trying to build a website with wordpress is finding the best host that installs wordpress and connecting the wordpress website to their domain name.
Which is why I decided to make this post to walk you through all that
Like many other popular hosting providers, A2 Hosting has a lot to offer ….Here are some of the reasons why I think A2 Hosting is the best wordpress hosting service
For a start A2 offers “Lightning-Fast Web Hosting Services”
A2 beats other hosting services with up to 20X Faster Web Hosting in terms of speed. So if you’re looking for pure speed, this is your best pick.
If your website is Faster, it will perform well with SEO rankings, its will have a lower bounce rates and of course as a result higher conversion rates. So if you’ve never run a website before A2 hosting have you covered with a high-performance solution!
99.9% Uptime Commitment on all plans
A2 Hosting also has a 99.9% Uptime Commitment on all plans so you know you’ll have a reliable host that won’t be down often.
Free Site Migration
Every hosting package comes with free site migration too. If you’ve set your site up on a bad host and want to migrate, this is a fantastic deal. It’ll save your dozens of hours trying to get your site rebuilt. The A2 Hosting team takes care of it for you.
Like many of the other web hosts, there are 1-click installs for all the popular CMS tools like WordPress, Magento, and Drupal. Keep in mind that their lowest tier, the Lite plan only includes one website:
The second reason why I think A2 is the best Hosting service is because of their
Great Customer Support
For the last three years I have been using A2 and there is no time I had anything to complain about their customer service because the business is build around that.
Good customer service should be a priority when it comes to web hosting. Your site is too important for your provider to neglect you in times of need.Most often the thought of having a good customer service might not be on the top of your priority list when looking for a hosting account.
But I can promise you that it will change in the event of an emergency or times where you want some extra assistance on your website
A2 has a 24/7 live chat, phone, email, and ticket support all ready to help you whenever you need help
As you can see I have had my own fare dealing with the A2 mailing customer service over the years and every time the customer agents have been friendly, knowledgeable, and respond quickly to all my mailing problems
If you look up customer reviews for A2 on the web, you’ll see plenty of endorsements for the A2 customer service experiences.
Another benefit of using A2 is that it comes together with other Developer tools that will help you seamlessly integrate with other major content management systems like wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.
That means You can install a Content Management System like wordpress with just a couple of clicks, even without the help of a website developer.
So now how do you go about installing a wordpress content management system into your A2 hosting?
Well to do that you first need to login to your A2 hosting control panel.
So after purchasing A2 hosting you will be sent a link to login to your account and when you do that you will be redirected to this page
Here you will see your domain name, if you want to learn how to get your domain name, make sure to watch the video on connecting or pointing your domain name to your A2 hosting.
So you want to select the cpanel of the domain you want to install your wordpress onto and you will be taken to this functions page where you will find the different features you might need for your website
So for example you will need an email address that your website visitor can use to contact you
And we are going to start by creating an email address for this website, to do that click on the email account icon and you will be taken to the email accounts page.
Click on the create blue button and enter in the user name for your address which can be something like Admin at your website name dot com or in this case I will use info at the domain name dot com.
Then you want to enter in a strong password…..Now when you have all that set up click on create below and you will see this notification telling you your created email account was successfully created. You will also see the email account you just created below.
Another feature you can install from the cpanel is the wordpress content manager system so let’s get back to the cpanel and do that.
On the cpanel you want to look for the wordpress A2 Optimized script…..Then you want to click on it to start the installation process.
Remember you can do the installation yourself on A2 or ask the support team to help you with it, on A2 the support team will gladly do it but again as you will see its really easy to do
So you want to scroll down below and click on the Install now button.
You will now be taken to this wordpress settings page….Now here you want to start off by selecting the type of link to use for your website…..and I will recommend you choose the Https// option.You want to also add your site name, and little description about the site
Now to be able to login to your wordpress dashboard you will need an admin name and password, So you want to save the admin name and password.
The above Image also shows you were to set the admin and password login information. So make sure to remember this information for you will need it later to login to your wordpress dashboard
You want to make sure the email address matches the email address you created before moving on. Next is choosing your site language and finally hitting the install button…. Now A2 will get to work and do its think
When it finishes you will see a congratulation notice that your installation was successful.
Now thats it when it comes to installing wordpress on your A2 hosting account
If you want to learn how to connect a domain name from a different namesaver to your A2 hosting or wordpress website, make sure to check out this video below
So there you have it, my best and cheapest wordpress hosting is definitely A2 hosting, and I will recommend it to anyone who want to create their website without paying for expensive website developers.