I’ve said it several times before and I’ll say it again – if you’re just a tiny bit serious about your website, blog or whatever it is that you’re having online, you’ll want to have it hosted somewhere where you have control over your website and you’re not putting all your eggs in a basket that belongs to some random “free website/blog provider”.
Considering that you can get a web hosting package for less than $5 a month, there’s really no excuse for gambling your online reputation by going with a free provider that has the potential to be unstable, unsafe and you’ll never know what happens if they “think” you’ve violated any of their rules (i.e. they might shut you down, just like that). I remember reading more than once, that a bunch of websites hosted with a rather well-known free blogging platform were shut down from one day to another. If that happens, you’re out of luck.
If you want to start a blog about a subject you’re passionate about, investing less than $5 a month and getting unlimited disk space and bandwidth, a [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]free domain name[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]free domain name[/tp], 24/7 technical support, access to an easy-to-use control panel and a free premium web builder, should be considered a must-have. On top of that, Web Hosting Hub will give you a 90 day full money back guarantee, so if you have second thoughts, you can get out without losing any money. That’s cheap [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]wordpress hosting[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]wordpress hosting[/tp], assuming you’ll be running WordPress on your blog, which I recommend.
Also consider how much more serious your website, or blog, is going to appear, if you have your own domain name, instead of just a free subdomain with a free blogging platform provider. Domains are so cheap these days that if you go even cheaper and don’t buy a domain name, well, I don’t have to tell you how cheap and unserious that looks, do I…?
Back to WordPress. What you’ll need to start your own WordPress blog is so simple that a hosting plan for less than $5 a month will be more than enough. As your blog grows you might need to upgrade your plan for more features, speed or stability. But to start out with, and maybe even a far way down the road, those $5/month plans is going to be just fine. Also remember that you get e-mail hosting as well, so no more need for free webmail with Gmail or Hotmail. Again, it doesn’t look serious if you’re communicating with potential business partners and your e-mail address is hosted with a free e-mail provider, rather than your very own domain name.
In case you already have a website, [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]Web Hosting Hub[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]Web Hosting Hub[/tp] can still help you. They have this “no-downtime transfer” which guides you through the processing of getting your website transferred to Web Hosting Hub without any downtime to your website.
Hopefully by now you will understand that with just $5 a month, you can get your own web hosting, your own blog, your own e-mail hosting, your very own domain name – and at the same time, you’ll be looking much more serious with your website and be more geared towards a bright future for your online activites.
Related articles you might find interesting:
- Follow-up: Intro to Web hosting – so, how’s TechPatio hosted?
- A Brief Introduction to Domain Names and How To Find & Register One
- Host Your Own Blog Or Google Might Close It
- WordPress themes – go Premium or go Free?
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