I get it! I’ve been there. Trying to figure out this whole hosting thing can be a pain! Especially when you’re spending your hard earned money and trying so hard to make sure to buy something that’s not gonna be a flop. I wanted to put this post together to help you chose a really good hosting platform, which is basically the groundwork of your whole blog!
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means that I could make a small profit but don’t worry! I would never tell you guys about something that I didn’t 100% believe in!
First off, what is web hosting?
The technical term is the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites. So if you plan on building a house then you need to buy a lot space, right? That’s what hosting is! It’s the space for where your site is going to be along with some other perks.
Something else to think about is getting on board with a self-hosting site. Why? Because if you ever! And I mean ever want to make money off your blog then you need to be self-hosted. Other platforms like Blogger, Wix, or WordPress.com won’t make it easy for you because they own your site and they want money not you to have money lol
In my past experience, I tried using Bluehost and I didn’t have the worst experience as some other bloggers have but I did notice there were some issues with their customer service. You know you can only send so many emails before just giving up and saying that it must not be worth it to continue?
So when I started this blog and I was considering using Bluehost I saw one post from a blogger who introduced me to Siteground. I did more research and what I saw was crazy! When people choose or move to Siteground they love it! We’re die hard for it! Here’s why, customer service, customer service, customer service!! This is key you guys! If your site goes down (prayers they don’t!) but if they do, you want someone who is gonna be on top of it and get it fixed as soon as possible.
Siteground for the win!! And a few more reasons why I love working with them!
With site ground was super easy too! I basically had my site up and running in 5 minutes, no joke!
It’s pretty cheap to get started
Plans start at $3.95 and you get free SSL certificate which basically means that your a safe website! This is the basic plan but it’s so worth it with a bunch of awesome services and so far I haven’t felt like I’ve been missing out on anything!
Help you make money
Another perk is that they have an affiliate program that is so easy to join! I got a reply within like 6 hours which in my experience is unheard of!
I haven’t come across a single person who sounds unhappy or unwilling to help me when I have a problem.
The performance of my site is fantastic. Haven’t had a complaint yet! My site is 2x faster than my last hosting platform.
Again just to i have to say that I love working with Siteground. They have never steered me wrong and when the time comes to upgrade my site, I know that they will make the process super easy. Give em a try! If you have questions about using them or about starting a blog in general, shoot me a message! I’d love to help you!