I like to show you how to build websites, how to get online, and how to build a brand. Today, I am so excited for this video.
I have put in weeks of preparation to show you the best place to buy any kind of web hosting whether it’s for a WordPress site, or a completely custom
site, or something else,
here are seven very popular web hosts, I’m gonna break them down and let you know where you should spend your money and where you should host your website.
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social media, and building and online presence, go ahead and hit that subscribe button and click the bell. Without further ado, let’s get right into the video. I’m gonna start with Bluehost because they are such a popular web host. Chances are if you Google where to buy web hosting or best web host, Bluehost was likely at the top of a lot of lists. One thing right off the bat that bothers me about Bluehost is that you have to buy yearly for the first sign-up. It’s really weird.
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When you sign up, you have to buy a block of one year of hosting, but then after that, you can renew monthly. That’s like going up to a girl and asking her to marry you at first sight. Maybe I just wanna try monthly before I commit to paying for a year of hosting. Bluehost has it all backwards.
They’re like, we need that one year commitment and then you can switch to monthly. What? Okay. I went ahead and signed up for a year of hosting for $60.
One thing to keep in mind when you sign up for Bluehost is some of the upsells are pre-checked. They are really working overtime to sell you stuff you don’t necessarily need or stuff that may be helpful, but you don’t have to pay for it.
Pay attention on that sign-up screen to what you’re paying for and if you don’t want the CodeGuard for backups or site lock or whatever
it is they try to sell you, go ahead and uncheck that box. The setup process for WordPress was super elegant. They let you pick from tons of free WordPress themes right there when the site is being set up and they pre-install plugins you should have like a caching plugin to speed up your site and an anti-spam plugin.
These are plugins that Bluehost just puts on there by default, which I actually think is kind of cool.
Maybe you’re not really
into tinkering with plugins, you just wanna install WordPress and you want it to work well, Bluehost is gonna make sure that you have a smooth and solid experience. The website in the hosting felt really fast thanks to that caching plugin I just mentioned and I really love that Bluehost makes it super easy to get support. There’s no hiding things behind dark patterns or any of that. You just click help, you do a live chat, and they are right there to help you. I did have a pretty positive experience with Bluehost.
They do try a little too hard to upsell. They’re kind of constantly throwing stuff in your face so if that bothers you, maybe pick somewhere else, but if you’re looking for the most flexible web host with lots of different add-ons and options available for purchase that you can add to your website and your hosting experience like G Suite for email hosting, backups, all that kind of stuff, I think you’re going to love Bluehost and I can definitely recommend them for the most flexible hosting and the most options. Next, let’s talk about SiteGround and boy, do I have things to say about SiteGround.
Unlike Bluehost, they
offer you a monthly option right from the start, which is awesome, thank you SiteGround, except they charge you a $14.95 ding fee as a setup fee if you choose monthly.
Why are these guys trying to make it so hard to just try a month of hosting? Everything was just downhill from here. I went ahead and signed up for the hosting and it was not easy to setup WordPress. I had to dig around in some scary convoluted retro looking menus and the entire SiteGround panel is just dated, very cluttered, and extremely hard to find what yo pattern. A dart pattern is where you manipulate an interface in such a way that it makes no sense to get to where they