In this episode, Joe and Brian talk all about WordPress hosting, including the different types of hosting that are available, our technical preferences, and some of the non-technical issues that surround hosting in the WordPress world.
Welcome to the Post Status Draft podcast, which you can find on iTunes, Stitcher, and via RSS for your favorite podcatcher. Post Status Draft is hosted by Joe Hoyle — the CTO of Human Made — and Brian Krogsgard.
WordPress hosting is always a hot topic of conversation, due to the difficult task of differentiating one host from another. There is also a lot of money and marketing involved in the industry — an industry that includes some of the largest companies in the WordPress ecosystem.
In this episode, Joe and I attempt to break down what different types of hosting are available, how they are applicable to WordPress, and even dig in to some of the drama and politics that surround the hosting world.
The techical part of the conversation is the first 50 minutes or so, and around that mark, we get into the politics and non-technical issues around WordPress hosting, as well as tell some stories of how companies have successfully marketed themselves by getting embedded in the WordPress community.
- Review Signal is a great resource for comparing hosting.
- The 2015 Review Signal WordPress hosting review is a nice guide.
- WordPress recommended hosting page is a source of a number of questions.
- We talk about a lot of different hosting companies during this episode. Just Google them.
This episode is sponsored by one of our great partners, Prospress. Check out Prospress's Post Status profile, as well as their website. They are the makers of the excellent WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin, amongst other helpful products.