Web Hosting That Doesn’t Suck

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I’ve been in the internet marketing business since 2006 and I’m yet to see very cheap web hosting that doesn’t suck. Sure, I can’t deny there are many options available, even if you have less than $10 per month to spend for hosting. Many of them are decent, but at the end of the day, each of them has something that makes you want to go for a superior class of hosting, dedicated servers or smart servers.

A Glimpse into Cheap Web Hosting

Dreamhost, for instance, is cheap, but sites are awfully slow and their legendary already outages of more than 24 hours make one think twice before signing up with them. I had my sites hosted with them back in 2007, so there’s a chance they might have improved since.

Let’s take a look into Hostgator: sites are up most of the time, which is awesome, the customer service is quite responsive, cPanel is easy to get accustomed to. The big downside is that your sites will be hacked at least a couple of times a year, so you better keep your backups up-to-date and in a safe place. Anyway, I host this website with Hostgator and I have a $9.94 discount coupon for you, in case you need it: alltipsandtricks994. Sign up here and use the coupon when asked for.

The same issue of hacking applies to sites hosted on 1 and 1 servers. Hacking doesn’t occur as often as with Hostgator, but it’s still annoying. Besides, I’m not impressed with the loading speed either.

All of the above are shared hosting solutions, which means your sites are on the same server with many others, sometimes not the best neighbourhood ever. Nonetheless, if that’s all the money you can afford, then go for shared hosting, but choose wiser. One of the cheap hosts I use and recommend is Bluehost. You can read more about Bluehost here.

If I were to go for shared hosting again, I’d choose speed and security as the main selection criteria, plus 24/7 customer service. This eliminates many of the most-known hosting companies out there. Unfortunately, it also blows up the $10 per month barrier. There is a solution which costs $14.95 per month: the Standard Expert Web Hosting Plan offered by Liquid Web. I’m impressed with their “Heroic Support”, available 24/7/365 and with their redundant nightly backups. This means that I don’t need to worry about backups anymore, because I can always find one from the day before. This plan is awesome for beginner bloggers or for business presentation websites. Liquid Web provides lots of tutorials, so even if you know nothing about sites and servers and cPanel, you’ll still be able to handle your website and have it up and running with no hassle.
If your blog or website will turn into a highly trafficked one, you may find yourself in the situation of needing an upgrade to your hosting plan, but that’s not a problem with Liquid Web, as they offer much more than shared hosting, so they can advise you on the spot.

The web hosting solution I like and I’m strongly considering to buy if my traffic increases significantly is a Liquid Web Smart Server. It comes with automatic migrations, dedicated hardware, instant server setup, cloud flexibility and bandwidth included. The cheapest Liquid Web Smart Server is $189 per month. My best websites make more than that, so I might talk to the Easter bunny to visit me in April and help me move my business one step forward. My sites will then be so fast and Google will hopefully love them even more!

3 Comments

  1. Hello,

    i want to say thank you for a great job you’ve done on your blog.
    I have a software download website and I also write articles for people to help them with their computers and software. Is it possible to place this article on your blog as a guest post?

    Regards,
    Andy G.

  2. Andy, if your article is original and you haven’t published it elsewhere, you are welcome to send it. If it’s interesting and it helps our readers, I’ll publish it.

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