Yes – a VPS or WordPress specific hosting account is required in order to guarantee functionality, compatibility and for SEO. Although some discount hosting plans say they are “WordPress Compatible” that does not mean the website will run properly.
We recommend hosting through our cloud hosting partner, Cloudways.
We can provide Managed Hosting for your website that includes a VPS hosting account, email@yourdomain, automatic backups and WordPress updates starting at $99/month. Please contact us for details.