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The best WordPress Hosting in Cambodia

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Ok, so the title is a bit misleading because you won’t be surprised to see that the best hosting in Phnom Penh isn’t actually in Cambodia at all.

WHERE TO START WHEN LOOKING FOR THE BEST HOSTING IN CAMBODIA

Most, if not all of us will start with a Google search. “best web hosting in Phnom Penh” or “Best web hosting sites” ought to come up with a list to start with. Better still is a recommendation from someone’s who has been through this issue and solved it.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

So when searching for the best hosting, avoid the words:

CHEAP, BASIC and BUDGET, and any other low-cost description that the service the web hosting company provides.

Cheap, basic and budget web hosting are NOT what you want.

Then, when you’ve found some candidates for consideration run them through my favourite free performance monitor: Website Grader
Immediately disregard any hosting company that scores less than 85%, because if they can’t utilise the absolute best hosting for themselves, they certainly aren’t going to do it for you. Some of them don’t even have an SSL certificate, or https – secure hosting. Google really is on the warpath against non-secure sites.

WordPress Hosting in Cambodia

THE BEST WEB HOSTING FOR WORDPRESS IN CAMBODIA

Given that WordPress is used for around 30% of all of the websites in the entire world, its not surprising that most people will be looking for the best WordPress hosting package. Good hosts and ISP’s will provide you with WordPress plugins to make the best of their performance integrate neatly with WordPress itself. Things like caching, SSL, and Cloudflare.

MOVING A WORDPRESS WESITE TO NEW HOST OR ISP

There are lots of free and paid tools out there to do this. We’ve learned the hard way that moving a website isn’t always as straightforward as  some of the tools make out. Generally moist tools move the WordPress core files and the database, but if you or your previous developer have made some changes outside the core then these aren’t always transferred. If this sounds a bit daunting we can help you migrate your WordPress website to a new host.

WHO DOES DIGITAL RAIN USE FOR WEBSITE HOSTING

BLUEHOST WEBSITE HOSTING

We’ve used a wide range of hosting providers across the globe. Why Bluehost ? Initially they seemed good value and we needed the unlimited package as many web designers and developers do. We still use them for many of our test installations and they have a one-click WordPress setup which is great for us with 95% of our website development being done on WordPress. However we don’t use them for live client websites. Why ?

E-Mail doesn’t arrive.

Our own domain suffered from this problem, sending mail to some clients resulted in the mail never arriving. We traced this to some Spam Lists having Bluehost’s mail server on their spam senders list. So any mail we sent would always end up in the junk folder. We had the same problem with clients and their contact form details never getting to them. That was the final straw, and moving hosting providers to Siteground cured the issue instantly.

Downtime

Very few organisations monitor the uptime of their website, we do it as standard for all our clients. We just ping the server every few minutes to check its still up. As part of this we discovered that sites hosted on Bluehost went down almost every weekend. Only for a few minutes each time, but its a regular issue. Guess what, yes, moving to Siteground cured that issue too. This weekend we’re moving the last of our clients websites from Bluehost.

SITEGROUND WEBSITE HOSTING

We love Siteground. We love their prices, performance and customer support. Our clients love them too, because they never hear about the issues as there aren’t any. We have hosting in Singapore for our Cambodian clients and London for our European clients. We also have an option to host with them in the USA too. Sites are located as physically close to the client’s targeted customer base as possible to reduce performance issues. It does take a few seconds for electricity and light to travel round the globe.

CLOUDWAYS WEBSITE HOSTING

If you need cloud based hosting on Google, Amazon and other providers for super fast hosting, CDN, and need a large scale WordPress website then we recommend Cloudways cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is another daunting move as even the pricing isn’t straightforward, let alone the configuration. Pricing is based on CPU usage, disk space and traffic. We can help with working out what cloud hosting will cost and what the best solution will be for you if you are thinking about moving your WordPress website to a cloud host.

SUMMARY

So the best website hosts in Cambodia, in our experience, aren’t in Cambodia at all. They are in Singapore. However, the technology sector is a fast-paced one, and at any moment now, I could be eating my words. I can’t wait.