As a website owner, you may not know what you need in a web host. That’s pretty common. Most new website owners aren’t familiar with web hosting details. In this post we will discuss on to how to choose the best CMS hosting.

If you own a website made by CMSs, or if you plan to build one, you should expect at least three benefits:

Speed

Your website visitors will love you if your website loads fast. The little extra investment required to host your website locally is worth it in almost every single case. Otherwise, If your landing page or even homepage doesn’t load quickly enough, customers will go elsewhere.

Server

If you are having a website developed on Joomla, WordPress, Drupal or using an e-commerce solution such as OsCommerce, OpenCart, ZenCart, etc. Do yourself a favour and make sure you are using a Linux/Unix (Apache) web host. With Linux server you will experience simplicity with installation, configuration and creating search engine friendly (SEF) URLs. Indeed, Apache (Linux) hosting functions better with many CMS platforms, including their components compare to other type of servers.  

Some other required characteristics of a good CMSs hosting providers:

  • 24/7 performance & support, even when your site gets a traffic issue
  • First-class security to stop hackers, malware, and more
  • Real expertise from CMSs experts
  • PHP 5+ support
  • Cpanel or equivalent (Cpanel definitely our favourite)
  • SQL databases (at least one)
  • Sufficient disk space (200MB to 2GB usually enough until your website bring in some major traffic)
  • SSL capabilities
  • Perl
  • Email solutions

However, the location of the hosting server is highly important. Your website’s loading time may suffer if it’s not hosted locally. And with local internet service provider(s), the last thing you want is an even slower website!

To conclude

Hosting is more than a technical exercise. You give your hosting company your hard earned money for reliable hosting. In exchange, you should expect your web hosting services provider to give you at least benefits of mentioned above, in return. If you have any other questions you may ask in comment form below, our technician team will reply ASAP.