Set up team to evaluate web-hosting providers for WP.org recommendations
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The problem is simple to describe:
When setting up a CMS-based website, two of the most critical—if not the two most critical—decisions are:
- publishing platform
- web host
For the first you can pick at random among the best-known offerings and you won’t go much wrong. (Or you can pick the most popular one, and, in most cases, you will have made the best choice! :-D)
But the second is different — or so my little experience tells me: Fame and familiarity do not seem to be directly correlated with quality in the case of shared web-hosting, which is the best type of hosting for the majority of WP users.
And that’s unfortunate, because bad web hosting can ruin the experience of web publishing.
In addition, evaluting web hosts is not easy for a single individual, even for individuals who have the technical understanding, because it takes time and also money.
We, the people involved with WordPress development, are in a better position to offer some insight into the problem: We are many, we have collective knowledge, and also collective experience. So, here is my idea:
- Set up a team
- Set up a set of criteria
- Start evaluating services for a period of two or three months
- Publish the final recommendations on the WP.org page (along with the criteria used)
What do you think?
Change History (12)
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comment:10 gazouteast — 3 years ago
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