Choosing the best WordPress hosting provider for your Easy Digital Downloads store can seem like an overwhelming task. Over the years, we’ve had experiences with many hosting providers, both through customers as well as with our own sites. We understand what you’re going through, and because of our expertise and knowledge, we can help.
Finding the right combination of cost, performance, and customer support can be tricky, so we’ve put together this short guide on finding the right host for you. We’ve built relationships with some of the top companies in the hosting industry to provide you with recommendations for the best WordPress hosting options for your business.
Finding the best WordPress hosting
Choosing the right host for your business comes down to many factors, but we believe there are three factors that should be at the top of your decision making process.
- Customer Support
- Room for Growth
There are WordPress hosts at all price points. Be sure to look for a plan that will cover your initial needs. You can always upgrade later (we’ll get to that in a moment). Some key factors are looking for the cost in relation to features like storage, reliability (sometimes called SLA), and security (included SSL certificates).
Your online business is open 24/7, so naturally, you want your hosting provider to also have customer support available when you need it. Make sure the host you choose for your WordPress site has 24/7 customer support to match.
Room for Growth
As you scale your business, your website will need to scale with it. Make sure the host you choose has easy plan changes and migrations available. This ensures that when your business goes viral on social media or you send an email that really catches your audience’s attention, your site will be ready to handle the traffic.
If you want an in-depth review of the hosts that we recommend below, WPBeginner has put together an extensive WordPress hosting directory of the best WordPress hosting companies alongside reviews from actual customers.
Easy Digital Downloads Hosting Recommendations
Below is a list of the best hosting providers that work with Easy Digital Downloads. Each one has multiple price options, plans, and features. Most importantly, they all provide hosting that meets our technical requirements, which we have outlined next.
Currently we recommend the following for your WordPress host:
|PHP||8.0 or greater|
|WordPress||6.3 or greater|
|Database||MySQL version 8.0 or greater or MariaDB 10.4 or greater|
Easy Digital Downloads currently requires a minimum of:
|PHP||7.4 or greater|
|WordPress||5.8 or greater|
|Database||MySQL version 5.6 or greater or MariaDB version 10.1 or greater|
We also recommend the following:
- HTTPS Support
- Apache or Nginx