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How to Choose a Hosting Provider for Your Blog

When I decided to relaunch by family travel blog Miro from Cairo on WordPress.org, not only did I have to register my domain, but I also had to find a hosting provider. There are thousands of web hosts out there and many of them meet the minimum requirements of WordPress. But I still had to do my homework by searching online and asking friends with some experience in this field. I finally settled on SiteGround seeing that it is strongly recommended by WordPress. Moreover, it donates a portion of my fees to support the WordPress community which I consider important for a hosting provider.

The Sign-up Process Step by Step

Step 1: Choose a Hosting Plan

SiteGround has three plans. You can sign for any of them with a great discount through this link right here.

– The StartUp plan is perfect for you if, like me, you are starting out with one website.

– The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer. It includes the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves website speed.

– The GoGeek plan is perfect for you if have larger websites and need advanced functionality such as e-commerce, or more geeky development needs like more server resources.

Step 1 of choosing a hosting plan

Step 2: Choose a Domain Name 

You can choose to buy a new domain, or sign up with an existing domain. SiteGround offers a wide range of domain extensions (.net, .org, etc.) at awesome prices.

Step 2 of choosing a hosting plan

Step 3: Review and Complete the Order

Unlike many other hosting providers, the advertised discount applies to any of the initial periods chosen during the sign up process. Yes – you can get the discount for the one year period! This is great because most hosting providers will apply the discount only to the longest period which is usually three years.

Step 3 of choosing a hosting plan

SiteGround Resources for WordPress

Expert WordPress Hosting

SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. They take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, auto-updates, and daily backups. They make them faster by regularly upgrading their hardware, offering free CDN with Railgun and developing their SuperCacher that speeds sites up to 100 times! And last but not least, they provide real WordPress help 24/7!

WordPress tutorial and knowledgebase articles

WordPress is considered an easy to work with software. Yet, if you are a beginner you might need some help, or you might be looking for tweaks that do not come naturally even to more advanced users. SiteGround WordPress tutorial includes installation and theme change instructions, management of WordPress plugins, manual upgrade and backup creation, and more. If you are looking for a more rare setup or modification, you may visit SiteGround Knowledgebase.

Free WordPress themes

SiteGround experts not only develop various solutions for WordPress sites, but also create unique designs that you could download for free. SiteGround WordPress themes are easy to customize for the particular use of the webmaster.

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mirofromcairo

My name is Miriam and I live in Cairo, Egypt with my husband, daughter and Labrador! I am passionate about reading and enjoy travelling and writing so much that I started my own family travel blog. My nickname at university was Miro hence the name for my blog - Miro from Cairo

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