You’ll most likely activate dozens of different themes before you stick with one. Doing a little research in advance may help you cut that number down significantly. Here’s a good article: https://www.pcmag.com/article/344715/how-to-find-the-best-wordpress-themes-for-your-website.
Here are some things I suggest you consider when evaluating hosting services.
- Does this host offer “one-click install” of WordPress? If not, you’re going to have to learn how to install it and it’s not that easy.
- How much does it cost now and will the price increase when I have to renew? This is a common tactic, the first X months is $X per month then after the price jumps to $XX per month. Know what you’re getting into and if it’s best for you.
- Is the plan I want to buy a month-to-month or an annual contract? Know what you’re getting into and if it’s best for you.
- Does this plan offer unlimited storage and site traffic? If not, does the plan offer enough for me?
- I will probably need to use their support. Is contact information easy to find? Do they guarantee any sort of response time? This assignment will have a due date and you won’t have the luxury of waiting days for them to respond.
- What kind of reviews does this host get? Are they generally a good host with little downtime and good customer service?
Here are some suggestions for where to look: