by Bernd Hansen
One of the cardinal rules in software development is to stick with a known and trusted hardware/software setup. It’s just as true with web development.
If a bug turns up in a plugin, or a WordPress update, or from some other factor, it’s EXTREMELY important to have faith in the hosting service you’re using to develop the website. You need to be able to focus on searching for the bug within the site coding. Otherwise, it becomes MUCH more difficult to determine whether the bug exists within the site, or because of a problem with the server configuration.
It’s also really helpful to help assess the quality of the final webhost, by comparing it to a known webhost service. Do pages load as fast? Is the feature set sufficient? Are the admin sections easy to navigate and use?