It’s one of life’s bitter ironies that when you first start out using WordPress you want the cheapest hosting, but at the same time, you need the most help and advice.
And even though you’re only just starting out, the day will come when you need more resources and faster pagespeeds than a caching plugin can provide – you need a hosting plan that will grow as your site grows.
A few of the reasons to choose 5quidhost for your WordPress hosting:
No setup fee, cheap hosting, UK servers, no support charges, WordPress hosting friendly, free migration assistance, 99.9% Uptime SLA, free plan available.
With 5quidhost £5 means £5 – no hidden extras!
Budget shared hosting when you’re starting out
When you first start out with WordPress it can all seem pretty complicated and rather than offer advice, lots of hosts want to sell you the most expensive hosting package possible and leave you to sort the rest.
With 5quidhost you can start with one of their cheaper packages, or even their free package, and you’ll still get all the help you need.
As part of your hosting package you’ll get access to cPanel, which has some great non-techie tools, which allow you to:
- Set up WordPress using a one-click install script such as Fantastico or Softaculous.
- Monitor your disk and bandwidth usage.
- Backup your site files and database.
- Create and manage databases using PHPMyAdmin.
- Change your FTP password.
If you’re not familiar with cPanel here’s a short video introduction:
You’ve got budget hosting, you’ve got cPanel providing you with great non techie tools, but you still might need help and that’s when 5quid really come into their own.
I don’t know how many problems I’ve pestered them with over the years, but each time I’ve had a quick, courteous and always helpful reply… and that’s exactly what you need from a web host.
Whoever you host with you’ll need an FTP client so that you can upload directly to your site. I use Filezilla as my FTP client and for added security 5quid allow FTP encryption using “explicit FTP over TLS” – another great reason to use 5quidhost.
Fast fast fast shared hosting when you want to step it up
You can stay with one of the standard hosting packages, or even the free package, for as long as you like, but as your site grows and you start to think more about pagespeed and SEO, you’ll want to consider upgrading.
If you don’t think you’re ready for VPS hosting then the Turbo+ plan is just what you need.
The benefits of Turbo+ hosting are:
- Up to 10x Server Resources.
- 99.98% Uptime SLA (Service-level agreement).
- 24-hourly Automated Backups.
- DNS Zone Editing.
- Higher PHP default settings (e.g. 256MB RAM).
- Priority Support.
With 10x the server resources of the standard hosting plans, at a fraction of the price of a VPS or dedicated server, you’ll notice that your site is is suddenly lightning fast and it won’t be costing you a fortune.
Turbo+ also comes with automated backups, a 99.98% uptime guarantee and priority support.
Turbo+ is the ideal solution when a VPS or dedicated server can’t be justified and it’s the plan I use on this website.
5quidhost WordPress hosting… they’ll hold your hand every step of the way
I’ve been hosting with 5quidhost for about five years. I started off using one of their basic plans, worked my way up and earlier this week I moved all my domains and all my client domains over to their Turbo+ hosting and boy… is it fast.
If you’re looking for a host who has plans ranging from free to VPS hosting, who only employs hardcore techies and is always there when you need them, I have no hesitation in recommending 5quidhost.
You are definitely the best host I have ever used, and I have tried a few. My support emails are responded to and resolved in the same time it takes for most companies to send an autoreply message.
Very nice control panel interface, and of course there’s the price.
I will gladly recommend you to anyone. Thanks a lot.
Hope you found the post helpful and if you have any thoughts on WordPress hosting in general or 5quidhost in particular, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.