Depends on your daily traffic. But i would definitely not that way at the beginning. Hosting providers like godaddy are much simpler to manage for a wordpress site.
I'll be curious what you learn, but if you check all that is offered at WP engine or similar managed WP hosting (liquidwed?), and you think about building these tools out yourself...might not be worth it.
There are many hosting solutions for a WordPress site. Our company, BroadIQ, offers a hosting solution for WordPress as well as many other applications that might benefit your business. If you want to trial a solution to see how you like WordPress without making a commitment let me know.
You can see how to deploy WordPress on BroadIQ if you follow this guide “Installing WordPress in the Cloud” and you can have WordPress up in about 5 minutes. With this solution, WordPress runs in a Kubernetes environment and can be easily scaled.
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It all depends on the complexity of the site and anticipated traffic. I have used Dreamhost for years to host multiple websites + emails and they've been good overall. To deploy a web server that you have full control of, I went with Digital Ocean and pretty happy with them so far. Let me know if you need help with deploying Wordpress site.
Yah, I wouldn't recommend it. But I wouldn't recommend slowdaddy either. I had my site with them for a few years but they are way too slow even for a light weight website. SiteGround is where I am now.
This depends on the size and complexity of the WordPress site. For small to medium sized businesses. Bluehost or SiteGround. We have a lot of clients on both. They are two of the three hosting companies recommended by WordPress https://wordpress.org/hosting/ Bluehost has more accessible tech support but once you get them, SiteGround is great as well.