task Host Provider Analysis for WordPress Websites
Performed an analysis of website hosting providers for an organization that needed to select a host for two new websites. The nonprofit advocacy group was having two different developers build two new WordPress websites. Each of those developers was recommending a different hosting solution. I was brought in to conduct an analysis of the recommendations from each vendor and help the security-sensitive organization decide. Both recommended hosts were largely equivalent on a variety of technical and service offerings (e.g., daily backups, evergreen security updates), but one stood out as having greater awareness about server software life cycles and provided slightly more robust WordPress administrative features. The other firm was also known for using proprietary and less common control panel software.