When I started using WordPress in early 2007, I never imagined I will buy a WordPress theme or plugin. But when I started freelancing in 2009, I needed to distinguish myself from the competition and started offering premium theme designs as part of the packages I provided. This turned out to be very attractive for my prospective clients. Since then, I started collecting themes from various theme clubs.
If you are a busy / technically naive blogger or a business using WordPress, you may require professional help to maintain your WordPress site.
Maintaining your WordPress installation includes:
* Regular upgrades for WordPress, themes and plugins.
* Having scheduled backups for database and media.
* Monitoring the site for security breaches.
* Monitoring and optimizing the site for performance, page load time.
Here are the choices I made for building this site.
The site runs on WP Engine personal plan. Earlier I had been using shared hosting from Hostgator. Besides its occasional outages, I couldn’t optimize the site’s performance beyond a point. I had tried Synthesis web hosting for a client before and wanted to try WPEngine next. I am happy with them so far but the pricing is bit costly when I am done with the discounted period. I might get the site hosted with Nodeki soon.