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    Wordpress Host Recommendation?

    Anyone have a recommendation for a good Wordpress host?

    How about an eCommerce plug-in for Wordpress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWCthreads View Post
    Anyone have a recommendation for a good Wordpress host?
    Glad you posted this. I've been researching, too. So far looking at these two but haven't had time yet to dig deeper....

    http://www.zippykid.com/


    http://wpengine.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Glad you posted this. I've been researching, too. So far looking at these two but haven't had time yet to dig deeper....

    http://www.zippykid.com/


    http://wpengine.com/

    Those are expensive, these guys are UK based but you can get a whole year for 15 - $23

    https://www.tsohost.com/

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    I've seen quite a few recommendations for Bluehost and Hostgator.

    I'm taking a hard look at Liquidweb.

    Recommendations for eCommerce Wordpress plugins include Cart66, Shopp and WooCommerce.

    I'm already starting to lean but thought I'd see what my comrades here have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    Those are expensive, these guys are UK based but you can get a whole year for 15 - $23

    https://www.tsohost.com/
    Interesting...am I reading correctly if so makes you laugh when you see they can offer 1000gbs of monthly traffic for 19.99 anyone care to work out how much that would cost in Volusion overages, around 5000???

    Seems we are all in the wrong business and should take a leaf out of our provider buying cheap bandwidth and selling it on to gullible merchants at extortionate rates...

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    We use hostgator.com for our main site and have been really happy. We also have bluehost which we use as a test environment and a backup if hostgator crashed. So far no need for that. Hostgator seems to be a bit more responsive for the site.

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    I have used Bluehost on quite a few WordPress sites over the years and have been happy. The advantage with this (and some others) is that you can host multiple sites under the same package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWCthreads View Post
    Anyone have a recommendation for a good Wordpress host?

    How about an eCommerce plug-in for Wordpress?
    I've been using Liquidweb for about 4 years now and I really like them. They're not perfect...I have had a few issues along the way, but they're always very responsive and helpful. I had a dedicated server for about 2 of those years and never had an issue or any type of outage. I found the dedicated server to be a bit more than I needed and recently moved to a VPS. I had the issues moving between servers, but since then things have been good. Again, I've always found them to be helpful. If you have an urgent issue, you can call in and talk to someone in minutes (often less than 1 minute) and the folks I've dealt with have always been very knowledgeable. You probably won't have any issues with bandwidth either. They offer a huge amount of bandwidth per month.

    In regards to eCommerce...I'm in the process of moving my V store to Woocommerce. If you have a big store, my guess is that Woo might not be the solution. I'm simply saying that in terms of features compared to V, BC, etc... But, I have just a few products and most are digital / virtual and I already have a Wordpress site, so I want everything to be integrated. I'm trying to move towards a responsive design. I had set out to use Magento and spent quite a few dollars on its development, but I'm making the switch because I think that Woo will be sufficient in the end. And, while Woo itself if free, there are a number of extensions that I feel are reasonably priced. In fact, I'll be able to do some things with those extensions that I can't do now, so I'm looking forward to the switch.

    I've done some research on other Wordpress ecom solutions and I just felt like Woo was headed in the right direction. There are other, more established plugins, but so far I've liked what I see. In terms of payment processing in Woo, I'm going to consider Braintree Payment systems. They use a transparent redirect system so the cc details don't touch your server. I had my developers develop an integration with Magento (before there were any available) and things seemed to work fine. So, I'm assuming, I'll have a similar experience with Woo. I think the payment extension is something like $50.

    I hope that helps!

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    Funny to find this topic here this morning...

    I recommend https://managewp.com/self-hosted - not just for hosting, but as a remote management, backup, and cloning tool tool: https://managewp.com/

    Also - I JUST had a blog get hacked with an SQL injection that installed and activated some asshole's hack theme. The downtime was short and not many people saw it, but I'm still super-pissed about it - mostly at myself for not having the proper level countermeasure in place. Now I'm running Wordfence on it: https://www.wordfence.com/choose-a-w...pe/?s2-ssl=yes
    Last edited by deanp; 03-25-2013 at 09:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanp View Post
    Funny to find this topic here this morning...

    I recommend https://managewp.com/self-hosted - not just for hosting, but as a remote management, backup, and cloning tool tool: https://managewp.com/

    Also - I JUST had a blog get hacked with an SQL injection that installed and activated some asshole's hack theme. The downtime was short and not many people saw it, but I'm still super-pissed about it - mostly at myself for not having the proper level countermeasure in place. Now I'm running Wordfence on it: https://www.wordfence.com/choose-a-w...pe/?s2-ssl=yes
    There are definitely a huge number of hackers trying to get at Wordpress. I, too, use Wordfence and it seems to be a pretty nice solution. I experimented with some of the others solutions as well. I also run ModSecurity on my VPS to help prevent the injections. It took a bit of time to tune ModSecurity (I don't know beans about servers, but my host helped me) and it appears to do a pretty good job now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    There are definitely a huge number of hackers trying to get at Wordpress. I, too, use Wordfence and it seems to be a pretty nice solution. I experimented with some of the others solutions as well. I also run ModSecurity on my VPS to help prevent the injections. It took a bit of time to tune ModSecurity (I don't know beans about servers, but my host helped me) and it appears to do a pretty good job now.
    So the SSL would be for the whole site, not just the shopping cart page? Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWCthreads View Post
    So the SSL would be for the whole site, not just the shopping cart page? Is that correct?
    I might not understand your question, but Wordfence is a security solution that attempts to prevent things like brute force logins, etc.. It also scans other plugins for malicious code and things like that. It's not necessarily a replacement for SSL. In my move to Woocommerce, I haven't gotten to the SSL stuff yet. When using solutions like Braintree, you'll read things like "it eliminates the needs for an SSL cert...". I've discussed that with my developers and they agreed. But, not having SSL would be a bad thing from a customer's perspective. They don't necessarily know how you're handling security. So, in my application (and again, I haven't implemented this yet) we're going to be implementing SSL on just the cart and checkout pages--not the whole site. Or, at least that's the idea right now.

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    We have been using for several years:
    http://www.seohosting.com/hosting-plans.php

    They two have a plan where you can manage different accounts with different IP address strings. For example you get 5 for $35 a month. I like the back end. And they respond to support tickets.

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    Think I was looking at the more expensive ones because they 'claim' to handle spam and malicious attacks. Last thing I want to spend my time with.

    So you're all saying that's unnecessary? That a simple plugin will handle?

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    I have used Hostmonster for 4 years and found them helpful with my newbie questions.

    Is Wordfence free? Looks like it from the website. *Nevermind, I see the pricing now.

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