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Fully Optimised WordPress Hosting Solutions

WordPress Shared Hosting

We offer great value WordPress web hosting plans. Install it in just a click Fully optimised for fast performance. Packages start from £3.99/mo.

Free Domain Name
8GB Hosting Space
50GB Bandwidth
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Free WordPress Migration
UK Based

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WordPress VPS

Get superior performance for your WordPress blog with a powerful VPS. Prices start from just £9.99/mo.

1 GB RAM
25 GB SAS HDD
1 IP Address
2000 GB /mo Bandwidth
100% Uptime
UK Based

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Dedicated Servers

Get your own powerful dedicated server for your WordPress blog. Super fast performance. Our Dedicated Servers start from £119.99.

Single Intel Xeon E3-1220v3 Processor
Cores 4
Processor Speed 3.10 GHz
RAM 8GB
1 x 1TB 7.2K SATA Hard Drive
UK Based

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What Is WordPress?

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WordPress is a free, OpenSource Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Originally a blogging platform it first appeared in 2003 and has evolved into the CMS of choice for online marketers and small to medium sized businesses thanks to its ease of setup, flexibility, scalability and ease of use.

It is estimated that up to a quarter of all websites use WordPress.

It is also considered to perform extremely well from a Search Engine Optimization perspective as it allows users to continually add content and easily optimize it for better search engine ranking results.

Getting Started With WordPress

Setting up WordPress is easy. It is a free tool and there is a one click WordPress installation feature in our web hosting control panel.

Once the initial installation has been complete the user can then decide whether to use a custom built design or use a pre-made WordPress template. WordPress templates are called Themes and they are easy to set up and involve just adding the new WordPress theme and activating it via the WordPress login area.

If you need to add extra functionality to your WordPress site then this can be done quickly and easily by adding pre-made applications called WordPress Plugins. You can install a WordPress Plugin via the admin area by selecting the plugin section and adding it there.

Advantages Of Using WordPress

WordPress is a free tool. It is quick and easy to install and it has a gentle learning curve. There is a lot of documentation about WordPress and there is a large, supportive WordPress community.

WordPress is very scalable so you can start off with a small site and add content as you go. It is also very flexible so you can either use it for your entire website or just a blog section. As blogging is good for search engine rankings having a business blog is advisable.

If you need a ready made, professional WordPress Theme then you will be spoilt for choice. If you do decide to use a WordPress Theme then make sure that it is based on Responsive Design so that it is mobile friendly.

Whilst WordPress does not have native Ecommerce capabilities if you want to sell online it can be added with Plugins with eg: WooCommerce. It can also be used for subscription and membership websites.

WordPress is perfect for marketers and scores strongly from an SEO perspective.

If you do need to find extra help to setup, manage or administer your WordPress site then you will find that there are plenty of WordPress Developers that can help you for a reasonable fee. Because WordPress is almost an industry standard platform it is not an exotic tool and lower hourly Developer rates reflect this.

Disadvantages Of Using WordPress

To be honest there are very few disadvantages to using WordPress for most businesses. As with any CMS you need to keep your WordPress secure and up to date. WordPress updates are made quite frequently so you need to be aware of these and make sure you update WordPress.

Also, as you start to extend your site and add functionality then you need to be sure to keep your plugins up to date too.

If we were to get picky then if you wanted to do anything non standard then you would need to look under the bonnet and start fiddling with the source code, but the same could be applied to any other similar CMS.

Summary

Free, easy to setup, extendible and SEO friendly, WordPress is the most popular CMS for starters and intermediate websites and blogs.

There are plenty of ready made WordPress Themes so you can keep initial design costs to a minimum and there are loads of Plugins to add extra functionality to your site.

If you need support there is a large and active community as well as loads of documentation available. If you need to hire support then there is a competitive market and costs will not be high.

Customer Testimonials

Professional support when you need it.

I have been with Pickaweb now for about ten years and in all that time, the support of provision of services have always been excellent.
I recommend Pickaweb to anybody or company where constant support, professional service are in consideration.

Sola Adeyemi

Excellent Hosting Company

I've been with Pickaweb for a number of years and they are not only efficient with running the hosting and domains but are also proactive in sending out tips and other useful information including a book on how to make the most of your website. Their helpdesk also lives up to its name which is unusual with lots of web companies.

Brian Sceats

Unfailingly supportive

I've been with Pickaweb for a very long time now and have recommended their services to numerous clients who now also enjoy their sturdy professionalism and unrivalled 24/7 support service.

Neil Montgomery

Top top host provider!

Go above and beyond to help - from full restores, to back ups, to help with identifying website speed issues - their live chat service as well as their overall service is 5 stars.

Daniel Wilkinson

Very fast Support Service Recieved

As always very quick support from Pickaweb, Had a small issue and it was resolved within minutes by Jason at support. Highly recommend Pickaweb for hosting they are fantastic.

Mark Spud

WordPress Hosting FAQs

When you install WordPress using our 1 click install application via your control panel the latest version will get installed.

You will be notified within your application whenever there are new releases available and you can upgrade in just a click.

With Pickaweb you don´t need to download WordPress and install it manually.

You just need to login to your hosting control panel, scroll down to the Softaculous option, then find WordPress in the list of applications & just follow the step by step instructions & everything will be automatically installed.

You can easily modify the look of your blog by changing the theme.

There are also tons of plugins you can use to add functionality.

Softaculous is a just tool that enables you to install hundreds of applications & programs with just one or two clicks that would otherwise have required more complex installation procedures & steps. It shields you from having to follow complex installation & configuration instructions. With Softaculous you have access to hundreds of powerful applications that you can use to add some extra sparkle to your website.

Don’t worry! Help is at hand. Our team of dedicated & professional technicians are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help & support you. If you encounter any issues they are on hand & can check the “back end” to identify any issues & make sure that you get up & running with the minimum of fuss.

Yes. If you have an existing WordPress site with another company we can migrate it for you at no extra cost.

We will just need your ftp details and your wp-admin access details in order to do the migration for you.

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*Pickaweb Offer: Buy an annual WordPress hosting and get a free domain name. Pricing does not include VAT.

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