Top 10 Web Hosting Sites
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?
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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.