[lug] speaking of wordpress : hosting recs
avallens at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 16:09:47 MDT 2013
On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM, karl horlen <horlenkarl at yahoo.com> wrote:
> i wanted to start a new thread related to a recent one here.
> i've worked on both drupal and wordpress sites on my own webservers in the
> past. so i know the ins and outs (and headaches involved with both -
> mostly maintaining updates). the stuff isn't rocket science but
> maintenance is tedious and ongoing. someone i know wants me to set up a
> basic wordpress site for them now. however i'm no longer running my own
> servers so i have to find a company that hosts wordpress sites.
> i want this to be as easy as possible for me to setup and then for the
> other person to perform updates / backups once i turn the thing over to
> them. which is to say i don't want to have any involvement once i set it
> can anyone recommend any good wordpress hosting companys based on
> 1) i don't want to install from scratch (no vms). i want something with
> some kind of control panel whereby the company that provides the hosting
> understands wordpress and has added some value add on top of the service to
> make updates / backups idiot proof. in fact, if they somehow can handle
> all updates magically and just provide a wordpress instance and db and
> allow me to drop in custom templates, that would be even better.
> 2) we don't need any crazy bandwidth. this isn't going to be a slashdot
> capacity website and the truth is 99% of websites never see that kind of
> traffic anyway. so very low bandwidth requirements.
> 3) trying to find something simple and cheap(est possible). low
> bandwidth reqs should bring the cost down. some maintenance effiency value
> add might bring it up.
> that's about it.
> one other twist:
> 4) i believe wordpress org or com itself might handle hosting of the type
> i'm talking about and it might even be free which might just simply nip
> this thing in the bud. but if i go that route (or something like
> blogger.com.. which i'm not sure is wordpress but some google cms
> platform), can i seamlessly point my domain via dns to my site on these
> services so that it looks like a stand alone domain / webiste and not like
> a jackass child of the service with the parent domain name embedded in the
> thanks in advance
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