Managed WordPress Hosting: A step-by-step guide to find the best hosting solution for your blog
Managed WordPress hosting is a great choice for bloggers or anyone who’d rather not be burdened with the technical aspects of hosting. If you want a blog hosting solution that frees you up to do what you do best – blog – look no further.
Our Managed WordPress hosting plan is a smart choice for blog hosting!
Our Managed WordPress hosting solution offers bloggers multiple advantages:
- Automatic installation of WordPress
- Free daily backups of all your data
- Enhanced security options
- 100+ new themes with Jetpack
- Includes Jetpack licence with priority support
- Customer support in multiple languages via phone, email, or live chat
You can easily expand, remove, or edit your blog without losing any functionality. Numerous WordPress themes allow you to create a unique look for your blog – again, without loss of functionality. And like apps on your phone, WordPress plugins allow you to add greater capability to your blog.
Managed hosting means that a web hosting provider, a third party like EuroDNS who “hosts” your blog on a server, looks after all the technical aspects of hosting your site. The provider looks after your security and speed, and provides caching and software updates. A great choice if you aren’t especially tech-savvy – or even if you are.
As your managed WordPress hosting provider, you can rest assured that EuroDNS will have all your blog hosting needs covered.
How to get started with WordPress hosting
1. Register your domain name
First things first: you’ll need a domain name.
Your domain name is the URL that people enter into browsers. It’s what allows them to call up your page. No two domain names are alike as each one provides registrants with a unique web address.
Hundreds of domain extensions now exist. From traditional standbys like .COM to new generic top-level domains like .BLOG and country code top-level domains like .FR, .DE or .NL. As long as it isn’t already registered, you can register your domain name with any extension you want. A domain name search will give you a better idea of all your options.
Choose wisely. Your domain name not only makes it possible for users to find you but also provides you with a valuable marketing opportunity. Registering a domain name with the right keyword, your brand name and the right choice of extension will have a positive impact on your search engine ranking, improving the chances of your blog being seen.
2. Purchase managed WordPress hosting
Once you’ve registered your domain name, you need to put your blog on a server. We will make sure your blog is available to Internet users 24/7, accessible from browsers in every geographical location and time zone.
You’ll just need to indicate from your customer control panel what domain you want to connect to your WordPress hosting, and the provider takes over from there. Your DNS records will be set-up automatically and you’ll be ready to go live.
3. Customise your blog’s look and capabilities
Your WordPress hosting plan will be connected to the latest version of WordPress. To build your blog, just go straight to the WordPress control panel which, as a EuroDNS customer, you'll be able to access directly from your customer control panel. Once you’re in, you can get started on the design.
- Choose your theme. With hundreds to pick from, you’ll be able to design a blog that is uniquely yours. Display videos, photos, and documents. Change colours, headers, and backgrounds to suit your taste. WordPress themes are highly versatile.
- Choose your plugins. Plugins allow you to upgrade your blog for even greater capability and performance.
4. Secure your blog
EuroDNS will provide security and incremental software updates. But WordPress also provides major updates that you won’t want to ignore. For example, ignoring theme or plugin updates will put your site’s security at risk. And don’t forget to delete any plugins you aren’t using. Unused plugins can open the door to hackers.
Securing your blog with an SSL certificate will provide users with a secure connection. An SSL encrypts information between your hosting server and visitors’ web browsers. Major web browsers are now warning users when they are about to visit a site that is not properly secured with an SSL certificate. The last thing you want visitors to see when they land on your blog is a scary security warning indicating that your site lacks HTTPS encryption. Fortunately, that will not happen when you get our managed WordPress hosting package since it comes with a free SSL certificate.
5. Blog away!
One of the reasons why WordPress is such a popular blog hosting choice is that it’s so easy to publish and edit content. All you need to do is click a button and voilà. Your content is live. WordPress eliminates virtually every technical complication, freeing you up to focus on your content.
Set up your blog today!
Managed WordPress hosting through EuroDNS includes all of the great features discussed here.
If you’re ready to go live and establish your blog as the go-to for your area of expertise, get set up with our Managed WordPress hosting plan today! Whether you’re blogging for personal or business reasons, you couldn’t ask for a more efficient, user-friendly blog hosting option.