Choosing a web hosting solution for a WordPress business website can be tricky, particularly as websites get larger. There are many things to consider, in fact, so many that it can be hard to weigh each one up individually.
But WordPress continues to evolve, and now, numerous things are changed with the 6.0 already in place. User experience is put on a pedestal, and developers, web admins, and content creators have even more opportunities to reuse patterns and content types.
Being in line with your competition has become crucial, as it will define where you’ll go – up in the pecking order or down towards mediocrity. And having a large site (and operating a big brand) requires you to tick many boxes.
While we don’t have the answers to all questions, we certainly know a lot about WordPress web hosting and how it can make a difference.
That’s where this article comes in – to help you decide which factors are important and how to take steps that are necessary.
What makes large websites unique?
There are multiple factors that make a big difference between small and large websites. Typically, large websites have many technology stacks and many internal resources dedicated to maintaining the website. But let’s see what truly makes large websites unique.
Amount of visitors
Large websites have a lot of visitors. This means they generate a lot of traffic, and traffic spikes aren’t unusual. Large websites usually exceed 100,000 daily visitors. Traffic spikes can be caused by a number of things, including a new article going viral or a large sale happening. Whatever the cause, large websites need to be prepared for traffic spikes by having enough bandwidth and server capacity to handle the increased traffic.
Lots of content available
There is a lot of content available on these websites, as they keep on creating more and more. Blog posts are written at least twice per week, sales are usually run for different brands, and overall, a lot of changes and additions happen every week. However, there is also a lot of stuff going on in the background – like removing or replacing old content. This is not something that you would see many small websites doing, as there aren’t enough dedicated resources (employees) for such activities.
Large websites are usually part of huge companies and hold a giant branding value. Everything from fonts to page colors matters when it comes to creating a recognizable brand identity. A lot of effort is put into proofreading and checking for consistency across all web pages to maintain the company’s branding standards.
Common problems that large websites have to face
Running a large WordPress website can be challenging. There are a lot of potential roadblocks that can cause big losses if not managed correctly. Perfection is not always possible, but taking the time to learn about the common mistakes others have made can help you avoid them. Let’s see.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
It’s wonderful to see so many people making their way to your website, as you can drive more revenue or generate more leads. Well, as we all know – good things in excess become bad. Sudden surges and spikes slow down your website’s response time and sometimes cause it crash completely. If a large website encounters traffic spikes, then we think of tens of thousands of excessive sessions, and that’s a problem, as it could negatively affect user experience. And when the CX suffers, a grin on your face will be just the little issue.
There’s no doubt that large websites are a more attractive target for hackers than small websites. The sheer amount of data that can be stolen from a large website is incredibly enticing for hackers looking to make some extra money. Additionally, competition among big companies is fierce, and if there’s an area of a large website that can be exploited, chances are good that somebody will find and exploit it. As a result, large websites must be extra vigilant in protecting their data from potential attacks.
Big websites have a lot of customer data that has to be operated. However, managing large databases requires a lot of server resources. This means you would need to pay a lot for server maintenance to ensure data integrity. In order to keep your website running smoothly and efficiently, it is important to invest in quality server resources. Doing so can avoid costly downtime and ensure that your customers can always access your site. But it’s easier to be said than done
What makes a dedicated WordPress hosting viable for large websites?
Okay, we’ve come to the conclusion that running a large website is a daunting task. But what can a dedicated WordPress website hosting deliver? Let’s find out.
Optimized WordPress hostings can provide extreme reliability that traditional ones cannot. Since they’re made to work for WordPress (and WooCommerce), these web hostings guarantee that you will have close to 100% uptime and can match traffic spikes quite well without worrying about major crashes or lagging issues.
Large websites have been there for years, and have delivered great experiences, otherwise, they wouldn’t be large, right? Working with a dedicated WP hosting can provide you with the much needed room for growth, and whenever you need to level up your game, the hosting provider will be there for you.
WordPress is known for many things, one of which is its great SEO capabilities. WordPress hosting can improve speed and make the site load even faster. By working with dedicated WordPress hosting, you can ensure that your site will be visible in search engines since page load speed directly affects ranking.
CDN, or a content delivery, network, is an important factor of how well the website will operate around the world. Large websites are viewed by millions, and these millions are located in many countries. Having a CDN means that no matter whether your users open your pages in United States, or they do so in Finland, they will access similar speeds.
It goes without saying that security is the single top priority for big businesses operating their websites. A top-tier WordPress hosting can ensure the protection of such websites by performing on high standards and providing multi-level protection measurements to avoid any data leaks.
How can Seravo help?
We have been in the business for more than 10 years, and we know what it takes to maintain a large website. And instead of paying tons of money for supporting your own server, why don’t you trust Seravo?
- Guaranteed fast speeds – Seravo has one of the fastest speeds on the market right now. And it doesn’t matter whether users open your website on their web or mobile browser; they won’t notice a difference. The same cannot be said for many hosting providers out there.
- Loved by users – we don’t do business for the sake of doing it. We put a lot of effort into improving our product, and the results speak for themselves – 4.9 rating out of 5 in Trustpilot, without a single bad review.
- Enhanced security – Seravo is not just some managed WordPress hosting. We monitor your website 24/7 to ensure there isn’t any suspicious external activity and are proactive with resolutions. Of course, we keep you informed all the time.
- Regular updates – we update your WordPress version automatically so that you don’t have to worry about anything.
- CDN – our vast content delivery networks spread across 3 continents – Europe, North America, and Asia, providing high speeds from around the world.
- Developer-friendly – we let developers enjoy a smooth workflow by having the necessary toolkit for their tasks: like Vagrant, WP-CLI, and more.
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