Hi guys, need some guidance here if you could oblige? :-)
I’m looking at building a new website which needs some content switches for regions of the world, aswell as multi-language support. Can anyone recommend how to meet my requirements.
Question 1: Should I use Wordpress?
Question 2: **Hosting? Should I use Azure VPS ? Or should I use a more standard shared setup? **
Type of site: Simple brochure wear/comparison site, no server-side logic (apart from CMS text in DB?) Target audience: Global
- Internationalization*: manual translations for approx. 10 languages, other languages translated with a tool(?)
- Content needs to be dependent on the region of the world the user is in i.e. for users in the U.S. remove a subsection on a page and remove a page from a drop-down menulist.
- http only, not https
- Needs to be fast
It’s my startup, so inevitably low hosting/cloud costs are key
- In terms of SEO, I believe Google rankings now favour locality – so should I have one site under ‘.com’ which is translated to the user’s language (based on regional settings?) or should I actually split the sites to different Top Level Domains per country i.e. .de, .fr, .co.uk (I think maintenance of this could be painful.. rolling out content updates etc)
some content switches for regions of the world
I believe here you are referring to display different language piece of your website on different regions.
Question 1: Yes, you can. You will need to follow WordPress's Multi-language guide to implement it.
Question 2: I haven't used Azure VPS much but I would recommend some medium-sized companies like Accuwebhosting which can offer you support whenever required. I would
You may experience lack of support if you go with giant companies like Microsoft Azure.
I think WordPress + multilanguage support + Cloud hosting + CDN hosting(for faster delivery of website on multiple local regions) would be enough as per your requirements.