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How to Pick your Web Hosting

How to Start a Blog Series
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You have your niche decided and your memorable domain name, now it is time to choose your web hosting. This is the third step in the Start a Blog Series.

In case you missed the first two posts of the series, here they are again.

Pick your hosting

This does not have to be a stressful experience. I am here to help! While you have been doing your research, I am sure you have come across at least two big name companies (SiteGround and Bluehost), and I am going to give you a third option (Interserver). Below I will explain each in detail.

My Top 3 Web Hosting Companies

The best web hosting

Interserver

This is the company I host my site with and I could not be happier. I have to start off by saying, I did feel like I was missing out by not choosing one of the more hyped about companies (gotta love FOMO). So much so, that I moved my site over to see what I was missing. And I was missing nothing, except speed and customer service. So of course, I came back to Interserver and I will never leave.

Why Interserver is the Best Host for your Blog

Web Hosting Features

Unlimited:

  • Domains
  • Storage and transfers
  • Email accounts

  • Easy to use control panel
  • 450+ cloud apps

Taken from their website

“InterServer.net has been providing webhosting services for the past 19 years. Although technology has changed from the time we started in 1999, our core principles of quality, service, and support have remained the same. Our company has evolved its product offering to include Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Quick Servers, and Dedicated Servers along with colocation services to continue to exceed our customers’ expectations and remain BEST IN CLASS.

As a leading webhosting provider, InterServer is able to provide its extensive customer base with innovative products and services designed to complement their existing businesses. We service customers ranging from individual freelancers to Fortune 500 companies, both domestic and international. InterServer takes tremendous pride in our commitment to ensure security, reliability, and technical expertise to each individual customer. We are one of the few service providers that offer around-the-clock customer support with live representatives available 24/7.”

Standard Web Hosting

Standard web hosting is priced at $5.00 a month or $54.00 a year, which is $4.50 per month.

Plan Includes:

  • Unlimited ULTRA SSD Storage
  • Global Content Caching
  • 450+ Cloud Apps
  • Intershield Protection
  • SitePad Website Builder
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
  • Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
  • Free Website Migration

Register or transfer a domain name for $1.99 with the purchase of a hosting package.

InterServer Web Hosting and VPS

SiteGround

SiteGround are by far, one of the most common hosting services amongst the blogging community. I’m sure your email inboxes tell you the same! I gave them a try and I have to say, my site did load extremely fast.

Web Hosting Features

Free:

  • Website Builder
  • SSL and HTTPS
  • Email Accounts
  • Cloudfare CDN

  • Daily Backup
  • 24/7 Support
  • 30 Days Money Back
  • Unmetered Traffic
  • Unlimited MySQL
  • C-Panel and SSH

GrowBig Plan

The GrowBig Plan is a great place to start if you decide to host with SiteGround.

The GrowBig plan is priced at $5.95 (regular $19.95) a month, but you pay for your yearly subscription upfront which is $71.40.

Taken from their website

“If you need more resources and premium features in addition to the essential features then we recommend the GrowBig Plan. This plan is designed to accommodate either a single more heavily-trafficked website or multiple average-size websites. This is a popular plan among customers who prefer to host all their sites in one account.”

Plan Includes:

Unlimited Websites
  • Host multiple sites in one account at no additional cost.
Premium Speed
  • Make your WordPress, Joomla or other site fly with our SuperCacher.
Premium Backup
  • Peace of mind with 30 system backups and 1-click Restore Tool.
Free Website Migration
  • Get an expert migration of one existing site quickly, seamlessly and for free.

Register a domain for $15.95 a year or you can transfer your own domain for a fee (there is an option to get your domain registered for free for 1 year).

Web Hosting

Bluehost

If you want a WordPress recommended host for your blog, Bluehost is the way to go! Their cheapest plan is a great choice for a new blogger.

The Basic Plan is priced at $3.95 (regular $7.99) a month, but again, you have to pay for a year upfront.

Taken from their website

Bluehost is dedicated to providing industry-leading support and reliability. Our platform is optimized for the sake of keeping your website live and accessible around the clock. On top of that, we offer a free SSL for all website hosting packages to keep your website traffic secure. Most of our web hosting plans also come with a free domain name, so you can get started building the website of your dreams quickly and affordably. Lastly, we are the #1 trusted WordPress hosting provider, which means if you have any questions about how to get started building a website with WordPress, we are absolutely the right partner to assist you.”

Plan Includes:

  • 1 Website
  • 50 GB SSD Storage
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Free SSL Included
  • 1 Included Domain
  • 5 Parked Domains
  • 25 Sub-Domains

Each plan includes these features as well.

  • 1-click WordPress Installation
  • 24/7 Support
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Free SSL Certificate
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If starting a blog is your goal this year, any one of these companies would be an excellent choice. I’ve highlighted 3 price points but there are more options available on each site.

You have your web hosting…next step

Now that you have your blog set up, boy do I have an offer for you! Why not take my email course, Money Making Blog? This course will help you monetize your blog from the very beginning. I’m sure you are starting a blog to make money, am I right? Fill out the form below to get started.

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