Web hosting is what we all need to run a blog or website soon after you register a domain name for yourself, I hope you have registered a domain name but if you have not registered a domain name then follow this link and read my guide to registering a domain name.
When someone is starting a blog or website the first thing they have to do is registering a domain and we have already discussed that and soon after that they have to select any of the web hosting services to host their website on.
Selecting a web hosting service is an important thing and most of the newbie bloggers who just start with blogging make mistake there.
Thinking what is that mistake?
They purchase expensive hosting and invest lots of money for web hosting services. I am not telling that we should not spend money on buying web hosting services but someone should not invest too much on this when they are not earning much out their blog.
I am sure most of you people will agree with me because none of us want to get into loss and invest lots of money on any unwanted thing.
When you check out the websites of web hosting service providers (there are many on the internet) you will come across different types of web hostings.
You will find shared hosting packages, (about which we will be discussing in this article) dedicated hosting packages and VPS hosting packages. (Virtual Private Server)
This is where newbie bloggers get confused because they see these multiple types of hosting options, but when you are new to blogging then you should start with shared web hosting service.
I always recommend the people who want to get started with blogging to go with Shared web hosting, I will be explaining why I recommend it.
Contents of This Guide
So let’s get started with this article and check out why Shared web hosting is the best option to start a new blog. But before we proceed to the further part of this article I would like to tell you about shared hosting first.
What is Shared Hosting?
This is the basic type of web hosting which you can buy from any of the web hosting service providers like Bluehost or HostGator. Basically shared hosting is web hosting service provided by many companies in which the web hosting company serves many websites who have their own domain name with the same server.
Does Shared Hosting Affect Website’s Search Engine Ranks?
Some people on the internet say that if you host your website on shared web hosting services your website is not going to rank high in search engines. But this is not true in one of the videos Matt Cutts revealed that website’s hosting environment does not affect search engine performance.
Here are the reasons why you should go with the shared web hosting service if you are just starting with blogging.
1. Low Website Traffic.
When you start a new website you will not get heavy traffic to your website, your website’s traffic will increase with time. So When a shared hosting package can handle your website then why to buy to another type of expensive hosting.
2. Shared Web Hosting Can Run WordPress Smoothly.
WordPress consumes lots of server resources but when you are just getting started with your blog shared hosting can handle your WordPress blog very well. What I mean is the resource level allotted for each website on shared hosting is limited but a new WordPress blog with less amount of traffic can run smoothly with those limited resources as well.
3. The Cost of Shared Hosting is Less.
When you compare the cost of shared hosting with VPS or Dedicated hosting you will find that the cost of the shared hosting packages is very less and affordable.
These are the three reasons that I can give you, but when it comes to choosing the best shared hosting provider you have to be very careful.
I have more than 2 websites running on WordPress and when I had started those websites I was using shared web hosting packages.
I was using Godaddy’s shared hosting plans for those 2 websites because they were new at that time but later I felt like it was a mistake choosing Godaddy’s shared hosting packages you can read the reasons below.
- My websites were down for many times a day.
- Sometimes I was unable to access cPanel of my hosting too! this was the most frustrating thing about Godaddy.
- I use to update my websites multiple times a day by publishing new posts when I used Fetch as Google tool my website was unreachable many times.
- The customer support is very poor some of them don’t even know where we can find our FTP account details to use with FileZilla or any other FTP client.
- The speed of their servers is very slow.
This is why I mentioned that you should be very careful while selecting the web hosting service provider.
How to Choose the best shared hosting service?
After reading the problems I faced with the Godaddy’s shared hosting package I am sure you have this question in your mind. And that is how can we choose or judge a web hosting service as the best one?
As I have already mentioned there are many companies on the internet which offer shared hosting service for cheap rates but never judge any hosting provider as the best one because of the price.
I personally choose the best hosting based on three things and they are,
- The speed of the web servers because website loading speed is a very crucial thing which affects the user or visitor experience.
- The uptime of the server, the servers should be always running to keep our WordPress website alive so server uptime is an important factor I consider while judging a web hosting service provider.
- And finally, the third one but one of the most important one and that is the Customer support. If we get stuck at something with the web hosting then we can get support from the company.
I have used some of the shared hosting providers and have found the best hosting provider and they are Bluehost.
Features of Bluehost Shared Hosting.
- Unlimited Disk Space.
- Unlimited Bandwidth for your WordPress website.
- Install WordPress and other apps with 1 click.
- 99.9% Uptime of the servers guaranteed.
- 24×7 Customer Support.
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Once your WordPress websites traffic grows then you can upgrade your hosting and choose some powerful VPS or dedicated server according to your need. But for now, as you are just starting with blogging you should go with shared web hosting.
So why don’t you check out some of the best shared hosting packages? You can easily check them out by following this link provided here.
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