It’s really difficult to tell the difference between good marketing and a good product. The same thing applies to web hosting. There’s plenty of great marketing for sub par services. The problem is the web site owner usually ends up on the short end of the stick. If you compare hosting companies to cars. It would be equal to comparing a Ford Focus Coupe to a Porsche GT3. Both of them can be dependable means of transportation, however one is built to perform at high speeds and with extreme conditions. And when it comes to hosting, you need the same high performance and speed.
In case you weren’t aware, not all web hosting companies are created equal. If you talk to 4 different site owners, at least 3 of them will tell you about nightmare problems with their web hosting company. You will hear complaints regarding the lack of support, extended hold times, or the long periods of time when your web site is down. All of these are valid issues. If you are a WordPress nerd, you are concerned with the server load, load times and server security.
When it comes to my knowledge of host companies, I can share a spread sheet that will blow your mind with all the pros and cons for each of the major host companies. I can list them all of them from super long hold times with Godaddy’s customer service, outdated servers at Fat Cow and overloaded servers at Blue Host. Oh yeah, I didn’t even mention a client who’s server was down for 12 straight days on IxWeb Hosting. And of course there was the small town electric co-op in Montana that offered hosting services. All of which offer web hosting on an average level.
As a business owner who uses the WordPress platform, you should have a host company that has servers specifically configured for WordPress sites. The servers at 4 Corner Hosting are configured with WordPress in mind. They are leveraged and optimized to get the lowest load times possible on each WordPress site. 4 Corner Hosting has also integrated 2 levels of cache at the sever level. Typically caching is used on high traffic sites, however 4 Corner Hosting’s strategy involves caching for every web hosting account by default. With a proper caching strategy, a website can load 4x as fast as one without.
Earlier I mentioned a client who’s server was down for 12 straight days. That client has never experienced an outage since they changed hosting providers to 4 Corner Hosting. When choosing a hosting company you should also realize your website will receive traffic 24/7/365 days a year. If you’re experiencing service outages on a semi-regular basis, you should consider changing host companies immediately!
Don’t waste another day with bad hosting, it’s time for you to step into high performance WordPress hosting. Choose 4 Corner Hosting now!