Google lists around 60 million results for “WordPress Hosting”. This means it can be hard to find a host for your wordpress site.
WordPress hosting requires a certain environment on the server and a host that is geared up to meeting these requirements is obviously a good thing. They will check that all the necessary components and versions meet the published specification by WordPress so that each WordPress installation is seamless.
So where to start? Well using a search engine to look for “wordpress hosting” is what most people do, although many generic hosts use third party software to offer ‘one-click’ installs of wordpress. The problem with these is that this offers no guarantee the people at that company have any knowledge of wordpress whatsoever.
In summary, even though choosing a specialized host is on average more expensive than a generic host, you will find the environment and support superior to the average hosting company.