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April 1, 2022
Ready to get started on your business’s website? You may have visions of what you want your website to look like and are excited to get started on the design but you shouldn’t start building your site just yet!
Before designing your website, you need to choose a host. Hosting is like buying a spot online to make your website viewable to others. If you’re using WordPress to build your website, you want to find a host that is optimized for WordPress self-hosting.
Looking for a WordPress host can get overwhelming. There are thousands of different hosts out there, all with different features and capabilities which as a beginner, are definitely confusing. Some criteria you should be looking for when searching for a host include:
Siteground is one of the most popular WordPress hosts on the market right now – and for good reason. Siteground has free daily back-ups and restorations and great security and fast servers. Their 24/7 customer support is fantastic which makes it worth every penny!
On top of being one of the most affordable options, Greengeeks has TONS of great features including:
What’s more, if you decide to switch your host to Greengeeks, there is absolutely no cost to do so!
GWF is a great hosting option for hosting single or multiple sites. It comes with a migration service for us to move your site hassle-free. Additionally, it can be paired with email accounts, WordPress Maintenance plans and more.
The options listed above are all great options for WordPress – one host I’d advise you to avoid however is GoDaddy.
GoDaddy is a huge name in the hosting industry, but it’s definitely not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Their packages are typically more expensive than other options with very limited functionality and as a whole tend to be slower than other alternatives.
Additionally, the “free” SSL becomes expensive after a year of service. To me, GoDaddy is definitely not worth it when you compare it to other hosts!
Lifetime deals may look like a good idea when it comes to saving money, and I’m all for grabbing them when the company is reputable. When choosing hosting, keep in mind that if your hosting is unreliable, your website may go down for hours, days, or weeks at a time without you knowing or being able to fix it. If you do select a lifetime deal, ensure to have 3rd party backups stored elsewhere for emergencies. They happen!
Over the last 10 years, I’ve helped 40+ business owners build websites that make their businesses stand out and attract their dream clients – and I’d love to help you too! Click the button below to schedule your complimentary strategy call to discuss how I can build a website that attracts and converts your ideal customer.
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