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WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

I’m about to present in this WordPress.com Hosting Review, Facts You Didn’t Know Existed About Their Hosting. It would appear these guys have been very busy lately, upgrading their hosting platform in every sense of the word. I set to work trying to identify some key features with WordPress.com, and I was blown away by the results.

CONTINUE READING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN

 

 

RESULTS

WORDPRESS.COM
5.1/10

 

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#1. WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING REVIEW & FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED ABOUT THEIR HOSTING

 

Before you continue reading, please I want you to understand that no sales live chat is available at WordPress.com. What you are about to discover was obtained reading through their forums and knowledge bases.

For a very long time, I considered WordPress.com as not suitable for any hosting activity, until I reluctantly decided to have a closer look. And what I found, distinguished reader, mesmerized me. For how long have they had these features actually? I couldn’t believe I waited this long to find out.

Let’s start exploring those facts you didn’t know existed about WordPress.com hosting packages:

 

1.1. The Possibility To Try WordPress.com For Free Without Your Credit Card.
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1.1The Possibility To Try WordPress.com For Free Without Your Credit Card.

 

Click the image Free Premium Trial Without Credit Card No Of Days For Free Trial Availability Of Lifetime Free Account Money Back Guarantee Days Score

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30 7/15

 

From the table above, it is obvious that:

Premium Free Trial

You cannot try a premium plan for free. Anyway, this is quite normal as only 2 hosting platforms offer this possibility, i.e. CLOUDWAYS and WAHOSTING, and for a very limited period of time;

 

Free WordPress Account

This is a great asset at WordPress.com, as you can literally start building your WordPress website without paying a dime. And it is worth noting here that out of the 30+ WordPress hosting platforms I reviewed, only WordPress.com and WAHOSTING offer the possibility of maintaining a free WordPress hosting account for life. I performed a comparison of their free WordPress hosting accounts and you could visit this link if you are interested.

 

Just to have a rundown of the features included in their free WordPress hosting accounts:

  • You would have dozens of free Themes;
  • 1 subdomain to use for your website, and your site address will use the wordpress.com subdomain;
  • Jetpack Essential features that will offer SEO, spam protection and more
  • Basic customization for your website
  • Access to community support and
  • 3GB storage space

 

Well, one of the disadvantages of their free package is that your website will be used to run their ads from time to time. But overall, it’s a great initiative, and I definitely love this risk free option to try things out.

 

Money Back Guarantee

For their premium plans, there is a 30-day money back guarantee, but there is something important you need to note here. If you had selected to register a custom domain with their plan, request for a refund for that custom domain is valid only within 48 hours. This implies that after purchasing and using a premium plan for 20 days for instance, and you decide that it’s not what you want, the money for the custom domain will not be refunded.

I  hope this makes sense. If you need more clarification on this, please leave a question in the comments sections below.

WordPress.com didn’t do badly at all with regards to this criteria, as the majority of platforms, I reviewed barely reached 5/15. Check out the table below on how I attribute scores:

 

REF DETAILS NUMBER OF DAYS SCORE
#1. Money Back Guarantee:
14 1/5
30 2/5
45 3/5
60 4/5
90 5/5
#2. REAL Free Trial Without Any Form Of Payment Information Needed ANY 5/5
#3. Lifetime Free Membership Available 5/5
TOTAL SCORE 15

 

I hope you now understand how I derived a score of 7/15.

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1.2. WordPress.com Hosting Security.
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1.2WordPress.com Hosting Security

 

Click the image Free SSL Free Domain Privacy Free Website Security Free Spam Experts Free Backup Free Restore Free Staging Free Data Redun dancy Score

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9/10

 

Domain Privacy

Domain privacy is included here free of charge, as you can see from the image below:

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

Website Security

What I’m doing here is checking the presence of additional layers of security at the level of your websites, not servers, as it’s obvious that WordPress hosting companies do everything possible to secure their servers. You can read more about what to expect from a secure WordPress hosting environment here, and how 30+ platforms compare with each other.

That said, I realized that the security of your website is taken very seriously here. They have implemented measures such as firewalls to alert them about unauthorized access to your accounts,  monitoring suspicious activity, security testing and so much more. Get more details about their security measures HERE.

 

Spam Experts

All WordPress.com blogs are protected by the Askimet spam filters. This is another great plus for this hosting provider. They equally give you guidelines on how to combat this problem as well as who to contact in any spam related issue.

 

Daily Automatic Backup And Restore

This is included here free of charge, as explained by the chat history in the image below:

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

WordPress is making me speechless. I seriously didn’t expect to find such great hosting facts about this platform. Let’s continue.

 

Staging

Unfortunately, no staging environment is available here. Check out the screenshot below:

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

Full Redundancy

Redundancy is also available here, meaning your website will be up and running all the time, no matter what happens. Full redudancy is the driving motor of uptime guarantee, and how do you identify one? Request for the location of their servers. Where there are many of them in many locations, then know that you are dealing with a host that means business.

This is excellent news. By the way, are you getting thrilled as I am discovering all these features that a ”simple” WordPress host has bundled together for their clients? I’m seriously impressed.

Check out the screenshot below for more information about redundancy at WordPress.com:

 

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

 

OR VISIT THE COMMENT THREAD HERE

 

I’m seriously impressed. WordPress.com has passed my security test with an all-time rating of 9/10. Outstanding indeed!!!! By the way, for the rating, every security feature tested in the table above is worth a single point, except for full redundancy, that is worth 3 more points because of its irrefutable importance to keep your website available all round the clock.

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1.3. Does WordPress.com Offer Training To Help You Build Your Website?
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1.3Does WordPress.com Offer Training To Help You Build Your Website?

 

Click the image Free Training To Build Your Website Free Internet Marketing Training Free Live Classes Free Video Walk throughs Free Class rooms No Of Combined Training Materials Score

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100+ 3.2/6

 

Live Courses

WordPress.com has a specialized team, known as the Happiness Engineer Team, who are responsible for live classes. The very existent of a live class team means that you are more likely to get very updated courses in the industry. Just make sure to check out the frequency before you engage with this host.

 

Training To Build Your SEO Friendly Website And To Monetize It

This platform offers an estimated total number of training materials of 100+ (including videos as well). These resources are actually related to WordPress tutorials, WordPress videos, and growing your community.

 

Did you actually expect all these great features? Absolutely impressive. By the way, just so you understand how I obtained my scores. Every training feature is 1 point, and the scores for the number of tutorials was partitioned as follows:

 

FREE TRAINING SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
>500 1/1
450 to 499 0.9/1
400 to 449 0.8/1
350 to 399 0.7/1
300 to 349 0.6/1
250 to 299 0.5/1
200 to 249 0.4/1
150 to 199 0.3/1
100 to 149 0.2/1
0.1/1
very limited 0.1
No Free Training Available 0

 

Please leave any questions in the comments section below, and I will gladly attend to them.

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1.4. Technical Support For Your Webistes?
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1.4Technical Support For Your Webiste

 

Click the image Free Live Chat Support Free Phone Support Free Ticketing Support Free Technical Support For Hosting Related Issues Support Available 24/7 Score

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4/5

 

Phone support

This is what WordPress.com has to say about their phone support:

 

 

 

Ticketing Support

Check out the following image as well about ticketing support:

 

 

Please remember that no sales live chat is available here. That’s why I prefer to attach screenshots of the answers I find that are highly relevant to this post.

You can see from the screenshot above that only the Business Plan has access to live chat all round the clock even on Sundays. The other plans can only access it during the weekdays.

Their technical team, the Happiness Engineers, is also available through the public forum, and to draw their attention in the pupblic forums, you need to add ‘modlook’ tag in the sidebar.

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1.5. The Presence Of A Forum
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1.5The Presence Of A Forum

 

Click the image A Forum Exists Free Private Blogging Space Free Private Messaging Contact The Owners Directly Live 24/7/ 365 Create Tutorials And Get Paid Is It Free To Join? Score

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3/7

 

As already mentioned above, this platform has a forum in-house, from where 99% of the information in this post was obtained. This is proof of how flexible it is to navigate their forum, provided you know exactly what you are looking for.

However, there is no free blogging space, nor the possibility to contact other members of the forum privately. You also cannot contact the owners of the community. I don’t even know if they participate in their forum from time to time.

I love the fact that it is free to join. I must admit that WordPress.com is performing far beyond what I expected from them. There was just no way I was expecting to find all these features inside their platform.

 

Take a look at the image below to see how active this forum is:

 

 

 

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1.6. Free Unlimited Email Accounts
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1.6Free Unlimited Email Accounts

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

As you can see from the screenshot above, no email services are provided in-house. You would have to resort to an external email provider. For this reason, this platform loses the first set of 5 points.

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1.7. Free Domain For Your Website
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1.7Free Domain For Your Website

 

Click the image Free DOMAIN – 1st Yr Free DOMAIN – 2nd Yr + No of DOMAINS Covered Cost Score

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1 Depends 1/5

 

This platform even goes an extra mile to include a free custom domain into all their premium plans. Every plan comes with one free domain registration, and you once you register for your plan, you acquire the right to use that domain for 1 year, renewed as from the second year onwards using the following prices:

 

WordPress.com Hosting Review & Facts You Didn't Know Existed About Their Hosting

 

This platform scores a 1/5.

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1.8. Will Your Website Be Fast With WordPress.com?
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1.8Will Your Website Be Fast With WordPress.com?

 

It was very difficult getting accurate information about the speed of your website here, just by reading all the relevant comment threads in the forum. However, I was able to dig out some pieces of information with regards to speed.

==> WordPress.com claims that they have servers all over the world, meaning your website should be able to load very fast from every corner of the universe.

==> They also claim that media files are served over a dedicated content distribution network to ensure that no matter where in the world someone is they will experience the same page load times. Check out the screenshot below:

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, they are actually referring to their Photon CDN.

I actually do have a problem with this CDN. It seems to take care of only media files. What about the rest of your website? I personally think that this speed Booster is not enough.

Usually, when there is a specific tool to speed up the load times of websites, hosting companies will do their best to showcase it as one of their main features on the homepage. But nothing mentioned about boosting the speed of your website here, and everywhere CDN is mentioned within the forum, they all refer to the Photon CDN.

For this reason, this platform scores just an average on speed, a 7.5/15. This mark is attributed because of the presence of Photon CDN, but there is more to speed than just images. 

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1.9. The Presence Of A Website Builder?
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1.9The Presence Of A Website Builder

 

Click the image Name Of Website Builder Free With Hosting Package Compatible With WordPress Build An Unlimited No Of Pages Access Free Unlimited Email Accounts No Of Templates Available Score

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0/5

 

Check out the confirmation below:

 

 

 

No specific compatible WordPress website builder available here. The score is a 0/5

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1.10. FREE SSL CERTIFICATE
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1.10FREE SSL CERTIFICATES

 

Click the image Free SSL – 1st Yr Free SSL – 2nd Yr + Cost No Of Websites Covered Score

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N/A 1 5/5

 

Shortly after the registration or the mapping of your domains with WordPress.com, their automatic process adds Let’s Encrypts SSL Certificates. The adding process takes place in batches, meaning you might have to wait for about 72 hours to add an SSL Certificate to your website.

And guess what?

 

 

SSL Certificates are also applied to your free accounts. This is really cool!

 

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#2. WORDPRESS.COM OVERALL PERFORMANCE

 

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Total Score A Score Achieved B
1 Web Hosting With Forum 7 3
2 Best Support Web Hosting 5 4
3 WordPress Compatible Website Builder 5 0
4 Premium Free Trial 15 7
5 Free SSL Certificate 5 5
6 Web Hosting With Training 6 3.2
7 Web Hosting With Free Domain 5 1
8 Web Hosting With Unlimited Email 5 0
9 WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security 10 9
10 Speed Booster 15 7.5
TOTAL SCORES 78 39.7
TOTAL SCORES CONVERTED TO A SCALE OF 10 (B/A * 10)

5.1 /10

 

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#3. PRICES

 

 

 

 

 

#4. CONCLUSION

 

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Ok I love WordPress.com quite alright, but here is the thing:

  • Live chat is available only for the business plan during the weekends. The other plans cannot access live chat help during the weekends.
  • You get to host ONLY 1 WEBSITE. This is not flexible at all.
  • And I’m not so sure about their speed.

 

This host is definitely recommended for very short-term projects, as it’s incredibly cheap and secure. But if you want to scale your business in the nearest future, then you need something really robust, like the WordPress environment offered by WP ENGINE, and even more, at an insanely affordable price, where you have the option to host up to 25 Managed WordPress websites, for the price of $30 /mo, billed annually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING

5.1

Overall WP Features

5.1/10

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