Over a year ago I asked for some advice on selecting a hosting company for my blog, but despite a couple of suggestions I have still not transferred my site. I have since been advised to use a UK hosting company so that we are both under the same legal criteria and unfortunately the earlier suggestions were both US companies.
I have done some research and have found several companies that appear to meet my requirements, but I’ve realised I don’t know how to tell a good hosting company. Of course, I want to spend as little as possible, particularly as my blog doesn’t make any money (yet), but I’m happy to pay more for a reliable and helpful company. I have read that you sometimes need to be careful of the very cheap provider; so how do I tell? I have found several UK review sites, but I’m not sure I can trust any of them as they seem to be mostly about promoting affiliate links.
For the blog I want to be able to run WordPress. Plus if you have ever visited www.darktea.co.uk you will have discovered I run Coppermine to share photographs, I want to continue with that and have the bandwith to share short videos of my daughter. I would also like to be able to host more than one domain name as I’m thinking it maybe time to buy this blog its own domain; and of course some form of backup would be a bonus.
Do you have any advice for what I should be looking for in a hosting company? Or do you have any experience with these (or other UK hosting companies)? There are no affiliate links in the list.