Custom-built hosting optimised for WordPress websites
What is WordPress hosting?
WordPress hosting is a web hosting environment that has been specifically optimised to suit the WordPress content management system.
For example, the WordPress platform relies on PHP and MySQL in order to work, so PHP MySQL may have been further refined to increase load times for WordPress sites. WordPress-optimised hosting may also offer other features, such as one-click installs and back up services – you’ll find both of these at LCN!
Is WordPress hosting different from regular hosting?
At its core, our WordPress hosting is similar to our regular web hosting packages in the sense that they both provide you with web and email space.
However, our WordPress hosting is optimised for WordPress right from the very start. We instantly install WordPress from you the second you add a domain name to your package, plus we bundle in our hand-picked plugins, professional premium themes, and give you access to our range of WordPress support video guides.
Do I get FTP and database access?
Yes, absolutely. Most WordPress users never really need FTP or database access. but it can be useful for advanced users – especially if you break something!
What plugins come bundled with the hosting?
We’ve tried and tested dozens of plugins to come up with what we think are the ultimate selection to get you started with WordPress. Here’s what comes pre-installed:
- Akismet. Protects against comment spam
- UpdraftPlus. Easy off-site automatic backups of your WordPress site
- Yoast SEO. Makes it easy to optimise your website and pages for search engines
- WP Smush. Reduce the size of images and make your pages load faster
- Wordfence. An all-in-one security plugin to protect against hackers and malware
- WP Maintenance Mode. Effortlessly build and display a “coming soon” page, whilst you design your site in the background
All these plugins come installed as standard with our WordPress hosting, plus you can still add (and delete) any other plugins as normal.
Find out more information on our bundled pre-installed plugins .
What about support?
We’ve gone to great lengths to provide as much support content and resources as possible! This includes our own WordPress beginners’ guide. written in-house by our WordPress experts, and a series of over 20 support videos.
Our beginners guide is written specifically for our WordPress hosting packages, and is split into four distinct sections:
Our support team are dead easy to get hold of too. No waiting on the phone and navigating your way through countless menu options before you get to a real person. Just call us on 01438 342 490 and you’ll be speaking to one of our friendly support team members in no time.
Our support team are trained in the basics of WordPress and our pre-installed plugins – plus many of them are keen WordPress users themselves, so you can be sure you’ll be speaking to someone who knows their stuff.
Don’t miss our other support guides, which can help you to achieve everything on WordPress, from creating static pages, to installing SSL certificates.
Can you help me migrate my WordPress site from another hosting provider?
We don’t currently offer a migration service, but our support team are always on-hand if you need to ask a question about moving your WordPress hosting over. It’s not as difficult as you might think – In fact, we even wrote a step-by-step guide to migrating your WordPress site .