1) Do not buy host from the domain providers
The biggest and most prestigious providers in the world like Godaddy, Namecheap, NetworkSolutions, … usually attach web hosting service, but their quality is very bad. Most of them have no private datacenter (except 1 & 1 provider). If you want to buy, you should choose specialized supplier that I have listed above. And Godaddy, Namecheap is the best choice to buy the domain.
2) Avoid small ads on Facebook
In a group you can see a lot of ads with cheap hosting service offering attractive service such as unlimited bandwidth, high speed , free 3 months of use, lifetime support. But these are ludicrous or new services that no one can be sure about their quality. The reputable providers are capable of setting up excellent advertisement that they needn’t to waste their time on small ads.
3) Do not buy individual host
Host is a sensitive service because it affects your business and information safety. It í better that you should pull strings to large companies because you will probably need much of support.
4) Select appropriate datacenter
There are many current hosting providers support you to choose datacenter when you register. If you know how to choose datacenter, speed will be fast as you want without using the domestic datacenter.
In particular, select the datacenter in Asia such as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam if they allow. But if they have the server in the US only, choose from this list:
o Los Angeles, California.
o Seattle, Washington.
o San Jose, California.
o Santa Clara, California.
o Houston, Texas.
o Dallas, Texas.
o Atlanta, Georgia.
Note: Uploading copyright infringement digital publications such as software, music, movies is forbiden in the Us.
5) Search information before purchasing.
You should search information and consult reviews from previous users to see how well it is. For the foreign host, you can find the review more easily. WebHostingTalk is a well known and reputable forum discussing the host.
6) Figure out the refund/ money back
Most Shared Host and Managed Hosting services refund within at least 30 days and 7 days with the VPS service. Dedicated Server and Cloud Hosting have no refund.
So if you are planning to buy a host, type “provider name + refund” (eg MediaTemplate refund) on Google to find pages that contain information relating to refund. If you are unsatisfied after purchasing or do not need to use it, send a refund request and they will turn off your service with paying money back
7) Linux and Windows
When choosing a host to run WordPress website, you need to know whether you should choose Linux Hosting or Windows Hosting. Both hosts have exactly the same technical stucture but they are different in the OS.
WordPress works best on the operating system using the Linux kernel, not Windows. Host using Windows can run WordPress but error usually appears and it doesn’t match with WordPress standard .
100% Shared Host I listed above use the Linux kernel for the OS.
When you purchase VPS or Dedicated Server, they will ask you which operating system you choose. Name of the Os will be written like that:
o CentOS (Linux)
o Ubuntu (Linux)
o Debian (Linux)
o Fedora (Linux)
o Windows Server
CentOS, Ubuntu, … is the name of the operating system. Nowadays, most people use CentOS, so you should choose CentOS server. In short, when purchasing hosting for WordPress, choose Linux.