Are you looking to move to managed WordPress hosting? If you've been using shared hosting but find it no longer powerful enough for you site, this post is for you. I've talked before about how shared hosting is best for a new blog. But as your blog traffic grows, you need to think about upgrading your hosting. Shared hosts can't handle really high traffic sites, which means you'll have to move up. All the way back in 2008, I started ShoutMeLoud on cheap shared DreamHost hosting. But as ShoutMeLoud grew, I knew I needed to upgrade my blog's hosting to keep everything running smoothly. That's why I eventually made the switch to managed WordPress hosting. I moved through a few managed hosts until I found Kinsta, which is where I currently host ShoutMeLoud. Kinsta is definitely one of the best managed WordPress hosts, but I'll also list some other good ones at the end of this post. If you're a newbie, I still think you can go with a cheap WordPress host. If your blog is … [Read more...] about Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers for 2017
I’m not talking about adding blog posts or adding images, I’m talking about updating your plugins, themes & other maintenance tasks. Is int it wonderful if Automattic integrates this feature in the app itself? Well they haven’t & I doubt they would do that. This becomes a problem for users like me & you who have multiple WordPress blog (You have more than one WordPress blog. Right?) Earlier I have talked about ManageWP service, which let us manage multiple WordPress Blog. Now, here is something for those Bloggers who are an Apple fan-boy like me and holds an iPhone or iPad with them. ManageWP iPhone app is released and like their online Website, now you can manage your WordPress Blogs right from your iOS device. I have tried this app on my Phone, and there are few features that will make sure that you use this app. Especially, if you are one of those who likes to get notified for site downtime instantly, ManageWP iPhone app push notification feature will … [Read more...] about Manage WordPress Blogs from iPhone
.. Want to evaluate & understand the good & bad side of Managed WP Hosting? Well, let me share what I have learned after spending almost $6500 in last three years by hosting ShoutMeLoud on various managed WordPress hosting. If you are new to this not so new form of hosting, start by learning what is managed WordPress hosting. You will also learn about features and advantages you will get with them. Now, as we all know there are two sides of coins and same goes with managed WP hosting. However, there is no as such limitations or bad thing about Managed WP hosting, but there is few downside, especially for tech-savvy people that you should know. Personally, I feel for any professional WordPress blog & Business WordPress Website should be hosted only on managed WordPress hosting. If you are asking why? Read on to find the answer. At the end, I have also updated some of the most popular managed WordPress hosting of 2016. The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress As the name … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Managed WordPress hosting
When it comes to hosting, we have various options regarding hosting packages and companies. Common hosting types are: But one thing which is common to all of these hosting types and companies, is that they will let you host any type of website. You can host: WordPress is memory-hogging software and it’s not uncommon to face downtime and site slowness at times. The main reason for this is that most of the hosting companies are not optimized for running WordPress. Either you can become a WordPress server optimization expert or hire someone to do it for you. But this sounds like a solution for 2013. In 2016, people are getting smarter & we all understand the importance of a fast-loading website. Moreover, downtime can mean a missed opportunity. But now, we have Managed WordPress Hosting. In the past several years, I have used numerous Managed WordPress Hosts including WPEngine, HostGator, Page.ly, and now, ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta. From my experiences (some bad & … [Read more...] about Managed WordPress Hosting: A Beginner’s Guide
Recently I have talked about WP optimize plugin and how you can reduce the database size of your blog. I have mentioned about WP-DB manager plugin many times and I realize it’s important to write a detailed post about this plugin. I like this plugin not because it’s free, I like it because it offers many features which a WordPress blogger will need in time to time. This plugin offers database backup (You can schedule backup too), but I’m more interested in other features and I will be talking about them in this post. Let me start with the features of this plugin. As name suggested, this is a WordPress database plugin which makes it easier for you to access your database from WordPress dashboard. The best part is, the user interface is designed for non-technical users who can quickly get things done without getting overwhelmed with the plenty of options. This plugin offers various feature which you will require once in a while. If you want to look at features while I … [Read more...] about How To Use WP-DBManager WordPress Database Plugin
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?
So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?
WordPress is not only a CMS (content management system) – it is also a means of earning a living for many people. Many web-developers, bloggers, and freelancers are making a good living from their use of WordPress, by selling themes, plugins, services, or consultancy. And for those who are not into development, WordPress can also be used to earn money through product promotion. What this means is that you can endorse someone’s product with your unique tracking link (affiliate link), and you will get a commission from the associated sales. Read and learn: What is Affiliate Marketing & FAQ Particularly if you are blogging on WordPress, you can easily recommend a premium product that you are using (most of the premium WordPress products have an affiliate program), and when a user buys the product based on your referral, you will make money. This amount could be anywhere from $1-$500 per product. In this post, I will be sharing some of the top affiliate programs for … [Read more...] about Best Affiliate Programs for the WordPress Niche
The majority of bloggers & newbie affiliate marketers are unable to make huge with Affiliate marketing due to lack of optimization. The optimization of an affiliate link is easy when you are using the right tool. Today I will let you know about a free WordPress affiliate link management plugin that comes with amazing add-ons to let you make more money from Affiliate marketing. Free Alternative: ShoutCodes WordPress Plugin ThirstyAffiliate WordPress Plugin Review: Best solution for link management The Thirstyaffiliate plugin is free & you can download it from WordPress plugin repo here. This Affiliate link management plugin comes highly equipped with features to increase your affiliate sales. Along with that, there are many advanced feature that is also available, which I have mentioned below. In this post I’m reviewing this plugin & will also share some of the useful addons which are available. Before that, if you are new to link cloaking, this video will help you … [Read more...] about ThirstyAffiliates Link Cloaker WordPress Plugin Review [Tested]
There are many Web hosting companies out there, and each one has its pros and cons. I mostly deal with web hosting for WordPress, and when it comes to shared hosting, there are many companies which offer top notch hosting for a WordPress blog. Bluehost is one such hosting company. Bluehost has created a name for itself with outstanding server performance. Today I will be sharing a complete review of Bluehost hosting, and why you should opt for this particular hosting service. Being a blogger, I know that some of the things we look for in a web hosting service are: Reliability Affordability Support Review of Bluehost Shared Hosting: Bluehost offers various hosting packages including shared hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress managed hosting and dedicated hosting. Their shared hosting package is perfect for your new blog, but if you have an existing WordPress blog with good traffic, I suggest you use their managed WordPress hosting. Before I get into detail regarding Bluehost, let me start … [Read more...] about Shared Hosting for WordPress