How to Get Help with Hosting WordPress

By Lisa Sabin-Wilson

The popularity of WordPress has given birth to services on the web that emphasize the use of the software. These services include WordPress designers, WordPress consultants, and — yes — web hosts that specialize in using WordPress.

Many of these hosts offer a full array of WordPress features, such as an automatic WordPress installation included with your account, a library of WordPress themes, and a staff of support technicians who are very experienced in using WordPress.

Here is a list of some of those providers:

A few web-hosting providers offer free domain name registration when you sign up for hosting services. Research this topic and read their terms of service, because that free domain name may come with conditions.

Many people have gone this route only to find out a few months later that the web-hosting provider has full control of the domain name, and they aren’t allowed to move that domain off the host’s servers either for a set period or for eternity. It’s always best to have the control in your hands, so try to stick with an independent domain registrar, such as Network Solutions.