If you’ve chosen not to set up your website on WordPress.com — and there are many reasons to choose WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org — you’ll need to find a web host in order to get started. This screencast walks you through the process of finding the right web host for your WordPress-powered website. In addition to the basic WordPress hosting requirements, you’ll learn about the features and terminology that are common to nearly all web hosting accounts. This video also decodes the sometimes confusing range of hosting accounts that you’ll have to choose from — including shared servers, VPS, cloud, and dedicated servers. By the time you’re done with this lesson, you’ll have the information you need to find a web hosting package that’s right for you.
Use this web host worksheet to evaluate and compare the hosting companies you’re considering.