Uh, website hosting...it's one of those things you don't want to think about right?

If you're just starting out, it can be tempting to grab a cheap shared hosting plan for one site. But a bit of forward planning can help if you're planning to grow an online business.

As you demand more from your website, it's gonna need more space, you might have more than one, you'll need good security and backups if you're going to be dealing with payments/member portals etc...

It's always good to start with a hosting option that's scalable as your biz and your website grow. Because moving websites that have grown in complexity and size to another server Is. Not. Fun.

One hosting solution does not fit all, but in general, buy the best option you can afford to. Shared hosting should be avoided, and managed hosting means you have support, which is an absolute godsend.


I use Cloudways, but wouldn't recommend you use it if not in the web design biz or similar as it's probably too confusing for many!

I have used Siteground which is a good affordable option and also 34sp which is UK-based - but if you can afford it WP Engine definitely one to look at!