Difference between Wordpress Hosting And Web Hosting?

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by Lampard, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Lampard

    Lampard New Member

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    Hello,

    I have seen at many places that people are asking for wordpress hosting. I do not know what is so special in it. In a normal web hosting, they can also install a wordpress, so why do they need a wordpress hosting?
     
  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

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    WordPress hosting is targeted at the users that don't want to deal with getting WP installed and going, or even some of the basic maintenance of it (like updating stuff). Most of it (the ones that aren't marketing jargon) simply provides the customer with a WP install and admin login info, has systems to manage updates, and some even allow quite a bit of control in custom control panels to do things like run updates for WP or individual plugins/themes through the providers panel.
     
  3. webhostuk

    webhostuk New Member

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    Right with Wordpress hosting you can get auto installer for wordpress, update and Wordpress security related modules with wordpress special package and to improve speed the server can be configured as per best optimization required for WP.
    With normal hosting also you can install wordpress but this are some added benefits with wordpress hosting.
     
  4. stefiee

    stefiee New Member

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    Web hosting optimized specifically for WordPress is wordpress hosting.
    WordPress hosting is a concierge service where all technical aspects of running WordPress is managed by the host. This includes security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime, and scalability.
     
  5. XiNiX

    XiNiX New Member Verified Provider

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    Mostly wordpress hosting will allow better RAM and CPU. managed provider would install your WP on Isolated VPS for better stability and performance.
     
  6. stefiee

    stefiee New Member

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    Web hosting is a place where people store their websites, Web Applications, Backup files, Database, and more.
    WordPress hosting is a concierge service where all technical aspects of running WordPress is managed ,This includes security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime, and scalability
     
  7. TierNet

    TierNet Member Verified Provider

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    Wordpress hosting is just your traditional shared hosting but it provides and auto-installer for Wordpress, free themes and plugins and Wordpress experts to manage the server. The server is optimised for Wordpress accounts.
     
  8. DavidFeldman

    DavidFeldman New Member

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    Some WordPress-specific hosts also provide support for WP issues and some provide automatic tools for development and production testing and code/database merging etc.
     
  9. mobin

    mobin New Member

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    Wordpress Hosting can attract more customers than a regular hosting offer because lot of people use it to build their websites. That said, many hosts offer Wordpress hosting and just assign a regular service package/platform for them. So when you look at wordpress hosting packages, you should make sure that you will be at right hands to enjoy the best performance. This not only limit to automate installation, management of Wordpress and its plugins, but to boost the performance using enhanced web server stack [ like varnish, nginx, litespeed, etc ] , extended caching and finally the most secure environment [ as long Wordpress prone to attacks regularly, security play an important role ]
     
  10. Anniego Server

    Anniego Server New Member

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    Any host that supports PHP5.2.4 and MySQL5. But there are differences with hosting companies that specialize with WordPress, like:
    • 1 click Installs
    • Auto updates (hence enhanced security)
    • SuperCacher for WP (for faster delivery)
    • Git repo creation
    • WP-CLI Enabled (controlling WP from a command line)
    • Free premium WP themes
    • Support that will know how to handle WP specific issues
    Also, always choose a hosting provider that is closer to your target audience.
    So to conclude, the answer to your question is that there are differences between regular and WP specific web hosting providers.
     
  11. Radi

    Radi New Member

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    I realize this thread is old, but I wanted to give a simple answer.
    Wordpress Hosting most of the cases is just managed hosting where you get the Wordpress login details and you don't have access to FTP or server settings. The company takes care of everything for you(Thinking wordpress.com, well it used to be this way, I don't know if it has changed). The other option for it would be, like others have said: simple hosting account with Wordpress preinstalled.
     
  12. Benny_D

    Benny_D Member

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    wordpress hosting is kind of web hosting service, It will setup with wordpress plugin on shared hosting server.. you will be having the wordpress login details to access and work on blogging..
     
  13. Anniego Server

    Anniego Server New Member

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    I guess he already found it out.