Choosing the right host doesn't have to be hard, we recommend only the best that we've had good experience with! If you're getting started with a new website or maybe just wanting to switch, we think it's best to go with a Dedicated Wordpress hosting solution or a VPS which allows your site to be on it's own machine compared to being on a machine with hundreds of other websites. These solutions offer better speed, optimization, service, reliability and safety. All key factors in having a great website right from the very start!
In addition to hosting we also recommend some great software to compliment your new Wordpress site.
JPEGMINI Pro is what we recommend to all our ProPhoto or Wordpress users to optimize their images before uploading to Wordpress. This software takes your existing image and sizes it down significantly without any compromise, making your site run smoother and faster.
Vaultpress offers unprecedented safety and security. Daily backups, site migration, file repair, restoration, spam protection and more for a low monthly cost. It's worth it's weight in gold just for the peace of mind. It also works with Jetpack to add even more functionality to your Wordpress site!
We get quite a few customers who ask how to "make those images side by side" for their blog posts. Wordpress is notoriously not good at making that happen, and for those users without a program like Photoshop, then Blogstomp is the answer! This software allows you to change your layouts, add watermarks, and prepare your images for your blog with a simple and easy drag and drop interface. Couple this with JPEGmini for optimizing your images and you're good to go!