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Shared/Pro/Managed Hosting for your site - which to choose ? (NO AFFILIATE LINKS!)

 You buy a domain and want to start your site running, time to find your perfect hosting. This is one of our first steps, and might be your most crucial one. I won't tell you which hosting company to choose, I will attempt just to clarify the picture. What are your Hosting options ? Shared Hosting You can choose shared hosting - obviously this one will be the cheapest option. In this category you might even find free hosting options, with or without ads on your site. Although this option sounds great for beginners as it is cheap and is comes with many promises from the hosting company (unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space etc.), there are no free meals, and as you are not alone on this server ( shared hosting), you don't really know who your neighbors are. So nothing is guaranteed, you might have a neighbor which takes lots of bandwidth, so you will actually have less to use etc. You might have a malicious neighbor which will attempt to hack your site using the common host

Optimize a Wordpress Site (July/2022)

Wordpress is a very comfortable framework to create a site on. You automatically inherit a slew of amazing plugins which enable you to create many sorts of dynamic sites with statistics, admin site and many other benefits. But unfortunately, you also inherit many problems which come with the Wordpress installation. Just to name a few Wordpress is a heavy framework, instead of having a lean HTML/PHP site, you now have this monster you need to reign in. - I am talking optimization/speed wise Wordpress is very popular (it powers more than 30% of the internet sites as of today), so it is a target to many a hacker. Wordpress has lots of security issues as each plugin is created by a different developer and you won't know where the security breach came from. Wordpress is slow as it does lots of tasks behind the scenes (as it has lots of not-so-needed functionalities). So what are the initial steps one should do when creating a fresh wordpress site ? General Guidelines Make sure you have