I am no longer happy with the hosting company that I have been using for the last several years. I have started the search for a new provider that will work with my current business. I realized how daunting this task could be for most people and wanted to try and help.
What is Website Hosting?
You can’t have a website without having a server somewhere that stores and provides the access to your websites files. A website hosting service does this for you. A web hosting company handles all the technology behind making sure that when somebody types in your domain name they see your website.
Choosing A Hosting Provider
My needs from a web host have changed since I first started building websites. Originally I went with the least expensive website host out there. Now, I am willing to spend a little extra money in order to know that if I need to call for support they are going to be there and ready to help solve my problem. Most of the hosting companies that I looked into offer the same types of plans with very little differences. The biggest difference I was seeing is the amount of storage and bandwidth changes slightly between the different companies. Most of the people that I talk to do not need any more than the basic packages that most hosting companies offer. These normally include something like 100 Gigabytes of storage, 1 Terabyte of bandwidth, and 10 or more email addresses. This is plenty for an average blog or business site.
I have narrowed my decision down to these 4:
Green Geeks – Affiliate Link
Host Gator – Affiliate Link
Media Temple – Affiliate Link
Blue Host – Affiliate Link
Here is where I need your help. I have heard very good things about each of the hosts but I have very limited experience with them. If you have any feedback for me about them please contact us or leave a comment below.
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