*Prices shown are based on the cheapest available plan, paid annually for one full year. All 3 hosts offer additional features and different pricing depending on registration period and further add-ons.
If uploading optimized photos, 1GB should be enough for 2,000 photos! If you have an extremely picture-heavy blog and include 12 photos in each post, you would be able to write 166 posts.
An SSL certificate is what tells your browser that the website you are visiting is “safe to visit”. If you're already hosted with WordPress.com it's extremely important that your new host offers SSL.
Yes absolutely. With multiple servers in US, Europe & Asia, speed is always optimized wherever your visitors may come from, compared to a host only offering a single server location.