Today, let’s talk about choosing a web hosting service for your online business, blog or project.
This is one area that you need to pay attention to.
Because your web hosting is not one you should toy with.
Having been online for the last 7 years, I know that the wrong web hosing service can spell doom for your business.
That is why this subject is very crucial.
Does Cheap and Reliable Web Hosting Really Exist?
You’ll actually find a ton of web hosting providers offering you damn cheap hosting solutions but the problem that comes with them in the long run as your website begins to grow is terrible.
I know because I’ve been there.
You wake up one morning and all your websites are gone and you call them up only to be told one story after another.
And God help you that you didn’t have a backup.
Believe me; you ain’t gonna get great web hosting solution that won’t take a few bucks from your pocket.
But it’s worth it.
Your entire online business depends on it.
What to Consider in Choosing a Web Hosting Provider
Affordability VS Cheap Web Hosting
Price is probably what most newbies think first when choosing a web hosting provider. But experience has taught me that this shouldn’t be the major deciding factor. There’s a thumb rule that says we get what we pay for. That’s true.
Running after the cheapest web hosting offer out there is not really the best idea, especially if you are looking to grow your blog or website and earn a living from it.
A web hosting company that charges $0.99 per month won’t likely offer the best quality hardware and other features that make for good hosting company. Take a closer look at the features that each host provides, and then compare prices. Fact is running a solid web hosting company cost money.
List of Affordable and Good Web Hosting Companies (Our Recommendation)
There are a ton of web hosting companies that are affordable and reliable out there. I’ve had experience with a couple of them.
So I would rather talk about the ones I have experience with and not the others.
If you are starting a WordPress site, eCommerce website or blog, you should consider getting hosting from one of the following providers.
Don’t Go For Cheap Web Hosting Please.
There are a lot of super cheap hosting packages out there but the hassle that comes with those will cost you way more money and time in the long run (don’t get sucked in by the *unlimited* promise).
Changing web hosting is a tiresome task that you should try to avoid as much as you can. The amount of mis-configured servers that I encounter while troubleshooting Premium WordPress plugins is just mind boggling.
So the key is to go with a package/provider that is affordable yet has decent quality.
Please stay away from Hostgator.
I believe that Hostgator is a great company but I can only speak based on my experience.
If you don’t live in the USA, you’ll most likely get suckered at the long run by Hostgator.
My experience with them was a terrible one, which I would reserve for another day
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