As I am starting to delve into my prospective career as a graphic designer, I need an online portfolio.
I’ve dealt with web design stuff before, but never web hosts. As I’m planning on building my site from a Wordpress theme, I looked into their recommended sites (BlueHost, DreamHost, and Laughing Squid). The prices seem to be pretty fair, and they directly reward users who opt for Wordpress installation.
However, the attached forums are abound with complaints of pages down for hours on end, and the three recommended hosts being a poor cross-section of the options available. Sure, this is a biased source (no-one goes to a troubleshooting forum to praise the item that is currently malfunctioning), but I would still like to shop around a bit, and I have no idea where to start. The portfolio will not be big (1GB Max); I only need it affordable, reliable, and able to support Wordpress features.
And to ask a broader-spectrum question: is Wordpress even the best option for building a portfolio (most themes seem to be photography- or blog-oriented)? Are there some viable alternatives that I should look into?
Any responses are appreciated.