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WordPress blog hosting
Why Choose WordPress hosting?
WordPress hosting with a reliable provider such as 1&1 combines the simple design and controls of WordPress with our comprehensive technical support and services. You only need to concentrate on the design and content of your WordPress Blog – we perform all optimizations, maintenance and updates while also guaranteeing the security of our servers.
Thanks to our WordPress hosting service, creating your WordPress blog is simple and hassle free. You only have to choose a domain, install WordPress and create an administrator profile, which only takes a few clicks. After these simple steps, you take control of the design and content of your site. All technical and security issues related to your website's servers, plus automatic updates to the WordPress software are all handled by our expert staff. That means you can focus on the basics without having to worry about what's happening behind the scenes. Our knowledgeable team is available 24 hours over the phone to answer your questions or solve any problems you may encounter.
The quality of your host makes all the difference. Our servers are specially optimized to handle WordPress blog hosting and are accessible in seconds. This ensures that visitors to your site will enjoy quick loading times. You will also see an improvement in your site's Google search rankings because of our powerful servers, because loading times play a role in ranking decisions, with faster sites faring better than those with slow loading times. These are just some of the good reasons to order a WordPress hosting package from 1&1.
What is a WordPress blog?
You've already visited many WordPress blogs on the Web, maybe without knowing it. WordPress is the most common blog and online publishing platform in the world, in addition to being the most widely used content management system.A good 5% of all websites use WordPress; the platform also commands 60% of the worldwide market among established content management systems. These numbers are persuasive on their own, but why is WordPress so popular in the first place?
The success of the web platform is attributable to its easy controls and the almost endless flexibility of its popular WordPress software. The fact that it's an open source platform means there are new themes, plugins, widgets, tools as well as new technical and design options for WordPress available on a daily basis.
Yet at the heart of WordPress is the blog. WordPress was originally developed for the smooth creation and administration of web blogs. That makes creating, controlling and managing your blog incredibly easy. However, more complex sites, such as online shops, are also easily installed and managed by simply using the right extensions from WordPress. Because of the sheer variety of its applications and adaptive possibilities, beginners and pros alike can build fantastic sites using WordPress. Start your own WordPress blog by signing up for exceptional WordPress hosting from 1&1.
What are the advantages of 1&1 WordPress blog hosting?
WordPress blog hosting from 1&1 offers you a variety of advantages. For one thing, you won't ever have to worry about the technical side of web hosting, such as server-related maintenance issues. That allows you to fully concentrate on the content of your site. In addition, you benefit from our 24 hour support team, whenever you need urgent help or in case something isn't working the way you'd like.
Installing your blog has never been easier thanks to 1&1's Click & Build Platform available within our WordPress Hosting packages. Choose your target domain, setup an administrative account – and let our system handle the rest. When you opt for the 'Safe Mode' option during the installation process, we'll automatically ensure that all your web apps are current. All you have to do to start your blog is follow our setup wizard's step-by-step instructions – press a few keys and your site will be ready for its debut.
Other types of homepages, shops or forums can be effortlessly and quickly setup with WordPress' variety of themes, plugins and widgets. Whatever your web needs, 1&1 offers the best server and technical performance, plus the highest standard of security available on the market. So stay on the safe side and sign up for WordPress blog hosting with 1&1.
WordPress software – What are the possibilities?
When you start a WordPress blog, you will enjoy endless ways to customize your site and take it further as your web needs evolve. Innovative users from all over the world take advantage of WordPress' open source software to create new extensions and tools – the majority of which are free to use on sites like yours. When you choose WordPress hosting from 1&1, you only have to decide what type of website you want. We put all of the building blocks for a great site, for any purpose, within easy grasp.
The options for WordPress themes alone are practically innumerable. You can either choose one of the thousands of free designs provided by other users, or purchase a readymade professional theme. Also, you can naturally commission a new web layout, or even design one yourself. It's also easy to create 'responsive designs' that will adapt your website to fit different screen sizes (PC, tablet, smartphone etc.).
If you are planning to start your own web shop, you need the right plugin and themes to display your products in style and to accept online payments. Again, with 1&1 WordPress blog hosting, we take the security and performance of your new online shop seriously.
You can also set up a forum smoothly using the right plugins and themes from WordPress. Because forums should ideally have a fast connection to MySQL databases, regular backups as well as a web traffic flat rate, you can't go wrong by choosing one of our WordPress hosting packages – 1&1 has all you need to start your web project.
How are WordPress blogs different?
There's no difference between WordPress blogs whether you create one with 1&1 or download it from WordPress' official site. You will automatically receive the latest WordPress software no matter where you go. You can also choose to activate automatic updates with us that will ensure your blog is kept to the latest standards. In this way, there are small differences in terms of functionality when you opt for WordPress hosting from 1&1. For one thing, you benefit from our first-class service – including automatic updates, 24-hour support if you run into difficulty or have any questions and 1&1's lightning fast and secure servers.
You also enjoy all the same customization possibilities that are available with WordPress, and you can install the same plugins, themes and widgets you will find with other hosts. But when you choose a hosting package from 1&1, you can concentrate on the most important elements of your website: creating and publishing a beautiful design and superb content. We take care of all the rest!
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1&1 Managed WP Basic:
12 months $0.99/month, then $7.99/month. 30 day money back guarantee. Billing cycle 12 months. Minimum contract term 12 months. No setup fee. Payable in advance.
1&1 Managed WP Plus:
12 months $4.99/month, then $9.99/month. 30 day money back guarantee. Billing cycle 12 months. Minimum contract term 12 months. No setup fee. Payable in advance.
1&1 Managed WP Unlimited:
12 months $8.99/month, then $14.99/month. 30 day money back guarantee. Billing cycle 12 months. Minimum contract term 12 months. No setup fee. Payable in advance.
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