Top 10 Web Hosting Sites

February 28, 2009 by Kailani  
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Lately, I’ve been approached by bloggers asking if they should switch from their free blog platform to paid hosting.

I’ve always believed that if you’re just starting out in the blogging world and not sure if it’s something you’d like to do long term, then you’d probably be better off with a free blog platform like Blogger or Wordpress.com. This way you can get a feel for blogging without the financial commitment.

However, as your blog progresses you’ll find yourself wondering if paid hosting is the way to go. Some people believe that Google is more likely to index your blog if you have your own web host because it sees it as a “real” site. In turn, the more your site is indexed, the more readers it will attract. In addition, having a paid host from the beginning will prevent you from later having to transfer all your posts over to a new blog and informing everyone of your new url. Most of your loyal readers will make the necessary bookmark changes but some won’t bother or they’ll forget. End result? Lost readers.

So what are your paid hosting options? Web Hosting Choice has come out with their Top 10 Web Hosting Sites to help make your decisions a little easier. Their handy comparison chart lets you view the various sites side-by-side so you can immediately see which option works best for you.

This site also provides you with a Learning Center that can help explain all the various hosting topics and terminology. I don’t know about you but I’ve never completely understood what a dedicated server was and Web Hosting Choice does a really good job explaining it.

I found it very interesting that the #1 Web Hosting Site was also one of the most affordable. This is something that I would have never known had I not seen this comparison chart.

Hmmm . . . maybe it’s time to think about changing my web host provider. Who do you use?

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
Kailani

Comments

6 Responses to “Top 10 Web Hosting Sites”
  1. Grace @ Sandier Pastures says:

    I’m still stuck with Bluehost. I want to transfer but still have 6 months with my contract. Currently on the lookout of good but affordable hosting company. Off to see the list!

  2. AmyG says:

    I just signed up with a host & so far, I’m loving it. Haven’t had any issues.

    I’m using http://girlywebsitehosting.com/

    And they are pretty affordable.

    Monthly: $3.95 USD
    Quarterly: $11.85 USD

    And very easy to use.

  3. Natasha says:

    I’ve been pondering making the leap to paid hosting, but I’m really not sure where to start…I’ll have to have a look, thank you!

  4. Hotomom says:

    This is awesome Kailani. Thanks for the info. I have been looking for a web host. Hopefully pretty soon I will be able to have my own URL.

  5. Autumn @ My MoonBean says:

    I just use blogspot…and probably always will b/c I’m just not that interesting. LOL! :)

  6. Amanda says:

    this is very interesting! thanks

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