If you are looking to start a website or a blog that is based on WordPress or some other content management systems (CMS), in addition to all the effort that goes into planning how your website will look, topics that you will be covering and your niche, one of the most important things to consider is your web hosting.
You need your website to be hosted by a company qualified and with years of experience to keep your website online 24/7 with no exceptions. There are a few hosting companies that have been in the business for a while now, most have a good track record but I will only be mentioning one in particular. This is because we have personally been using the services of this company and it has been top notch from the first day we decided on hosting with them.
Bluehost is great, absolutely one of the best web hosting, not much is left to be said. I have friends with horror stories from having their websites hosted by companies that are simply not capable of providing quality service when needed. More times than not, you will need to contact your hosting for multiple reasons: Website is down, assistance with errors or simply any issue that will affect your website being online at that particular time.
What you need from a good web hosting company is guaranteed 99.9% uptime, customer support around the clock and tools that are simple to use yet very capable with options needed to manage your website online.
After you get your website up and running, you will also need to have email addresses setup for your domain/s, access to good cpanel tools (such as file mangers), site backup, database backup and easy access to phpMyAdmin just to name a few.
In addition, Bluehost also offers unlimited hosting which simply means that you can host as much websites as you want on their servers all for the sweet price of US $3.49/month.
We have been using Bluehost now for some time and are extremely happy with their service. 24/7 customer service along with daily, weekly and monthly backups of your website is really something that you absolutely can’t do without.
If you are setting up a WordPress website or blog, you also get a one-click installation option which makes getting that website up and running a breeze.
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