WordPress Hosting 101

WordPress Cloud Hosting 101

Sure Host is pleased to present our WordPress hosting and here is our WordPress 101 to help you along your way!

What Is WordPress Hosting?

We will assume that you know a little bit about WordPress and how powerful it is as a content management system (CMS).

Our WordPress hosting packages are built upon our existing hosting network. Offering fast, secure and reliable hosting at ultra competitive prices.

Rather than relying on a single server sat in a data centre, these hosting services are provisioned across many virtual servers.

This provides a robust and scalable platform to serve your WordPress website at speed to your users.

What’s Included In Our Packages?

  1. Automatic WordPress Installation
  2. Inclusive SSL Certificate
  3. Email Addresses
  4. NVMe SSD Storage
  5. High Bandwidth Allowances
  6. Managed UK Servers
  7. Backups
  8. WordPress Support
  9. 7 Day Free Trial
  10. 45 Day Money Back Promise

1. Automatic WordPress Installation

Upon purchasing your WordPress hosting package (subject to domain propagation). Your WordPress installation will be accessable from within the Sure Host dashboard within 2 minutes.

It can take a couple more minutes for the SSL certificate to be provisioned. So feel free to grab a cup of tea or coffee during this time.

A randomised WordPress username will be issued.

This can be changed if required by logging in to your WordPress installation from your Sure Host client area.

To ensure your account’s security, It is advisable that you do not use “admin” as your username.

2. Inclusive SSL Certificate

After your site provisions, your SSL certificate will go live.

The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate provides you with an encryption based security protocol.

Ultimately this means that any data (passwords/card details etc) that is exchanged on your website is done securely.

3. Email Addresses

All of our packages include at least 1 email address as standard.

When checking out, please do include your desired email address/addresses in the notes section, so we can get you setup right away:

We will then send you a secure message within your Sure Host client area, with your password and details of how to access both Webmail and how to set up on your phone.

4. NVMe SSD Storage

If you’re making a website, then of course you need somewhere to store the files.

Our web servers use NVMe SSD (Solid State Drives), which have no moving parts and are typically around 5 times faster than traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drives).

This means that your visitors will be able to access your webpage and files quickly, reducing the chance of you losing engagement or sales.

It is true that most web hosts are going to offer you SSD storage. We are not unique here, but alongside our low prices and generous limits, we feel we deliver great value.

Also keep in mind that NVMe SSDs are faster than regular SSDs too!

5. High Bandwidth Limits

Strictly speaking what we offer here isn’t bandwidth, it’s a maximum amount of data transfer per month.

The web hosting industry uses the two terms interchangeably, we are guilty of the same.

Our WordPress hosting packages start from 5GB of bandwidth for the WP Starter package, with all the others having no limit.

When we say unlimited, we make certain assumptions.

We assume that you are not using the web servers for streaming or mass photo/video storing and sharing. Sure Host doesn’t currently offer hosting for these types of use cases.

Don’t worry, if you are using your server to host a website then you are well within the terms of service.

If you find yourself going viral, then we may suggest an upgrade.

6. Managed UK Servers

We specialise in offering UK small businesses web hosting.

Your server should be as close to your intended audience as possible to give the best user experience.

Every time your user or customer clicks a link, a request is sent to the server and it needs to respond. By cutting the distance this message has to travel, we can improve the website speed.

This is why we have chosen the UK as our base.

So what do we mean by managed?

Basically we take care of all of the technical aspects of your web server.

We ensure it runs smoothly and keep everything secure and up to date.

The WordPress hosting packages come with the added benefit of our monitoring package.

We ensure completion of the major WordPress updates, and with your permission, we also ensure the updating of any plugins and themes.

The reason we don’t make these updates by default is that sometimes a plugin or theme update can break a site.

If this happens for any reason, you don’t need to worry because Sure Host backs up your site twice daily with offsite backups.

You are also able to set your plugins to automatically update, from within your WordPress dashboard.

7. Backups

Mentioned briefly above, our WordPress hosting packages include a twice daily backup.

We back up your entire account, including all emails and databases, which we safely store off-site for 30 days.

If you do get into any trouble, just submit a support ticket and we can get you back up and running from a safely stored backup.

If you would prefer to manage your own backups (something we are not against by the way!), there are plugins that offer such services.

We will continue to back you up also, safety in numbers.

8. WordPress Support

Another great feature of our WordPress hosting packages is that we offer a basic level of WordPress support.

We have a lot of experience with WordPress and can usually assist you with any queries you may have.

Additionally, we have designed these packages so we can securely access your WordPress dashboard to make changes on your behalf.

9. 7 Day Free Trial

Sure Host believes that it offers a great web hosting solution for most use cases.

We also understand that we are a small company, which many people haven’t heard of before.

As such, we offer a 7 day free trial for our WordPress hosting packages.

Please note that if you order a domain name at this time, this isn’t included in the free trial and will be charged for the year even if you cancel.

You can always use this with one of our other packages or transfer to another host if required.

We will always look to help you under any circumstances, even if you do choose to leave us.

There is no obligation to continue your service after the 7 days and it is easy to cancel within your Sure Host client area if it isn’t for you.

If you are struggling to cancel for any reason, do get in touch and we promise not to give you the hard sell (because we hate that!).

The system submits an invoice after the 7 days are up and the service will continue, provided that full payment is made for your selected term.

10. 45 Day Money Back Promise

In Addition to the free trial, we offer a 45 day money back promise.

This gives you plenty of time to really get used to the features and benefits of our services.

While we are certain that you will love your chosen package, in the unlikely event you decide within the 45 day period that it isn’t for you, we will issue you with a full refund.

We are dedicated to offering you hosting services that provide exceptional value and guarantee reliability.

This is why we are going the extra mile by offering an extended money back period, compared to many other hosts.

Ready To Give Sure Host A Try?

Why not give our WordPress Hosting a try today?

Packages start from as little as £3.95 per month (when paid annually)

Package Highlights

WP Starter

  • 1 WordPress Site
  • 1 Email Address
  • 3GB NVMe SSD Storage
  • 5GB Bandwidth
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Managed Server
  • Twice Daily Backups
  • 7 Day Free Trial
  • 45 Day Money Back Promise

WP Advanced

  • 1 WordPress Site
  • 10 Email Addresses
  • 12GB NVMe SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Managed Server
  • Twice Daily Backups
  • 7 Day Free Trial
  • 45 Day Money Back Promise

WP Ultimate

  • 1 WordPress Site
  • Unlimited Email Addresses
  • 20GB NVMe SSD Storage
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Managed Server
  • Twice Daily Backups
  • 7 Day Free Trial
  • 45 Day Money Back Promise

Still Not Sure?