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The Most Important Factor In Web Hosting
If you want to do basically anything on the internet, you need a website.
This probably isn’t a point of contention now.
And one of the most important factors of your website is how fast it loads.
There are a number of things that go into this, but your web host can really mess things up here.
This is not a technical article about hosting though, so I’m just going to give you a couple of recommendations, depending on what your situation is.
Best All-Purpose Web Host – Siteground
For those of us looking for the best bargain in web hosting, I can recommend, without reservation, Siteground.
.This site runs on Siteground.
Why I Recommend Siteground
I have used a lot of different web hosts over the years.
Here is a partial list: (and you’ll notice no affiliate links)
- A2 Hosting
Thus far, Siteground has been the fastest, and most secure, and that all comes at a bargain price.
While all the other options will allow you to get your website up, my opinion is that Siteground will be the most reliable and fastest.
I will plainly state that this is based on my anecdotal experience with editing the backend of my WordPress website and reloading the site to see changes, no techno-geek stats (though there’s nothing wrong with them, they’re meaningless to most average users!)
- CPanel Backend
- Free SSL
- Unlimited websites on the Grow Big plan
- Cloudflare CDN
Trust me on this one… If you need hosting, check out Siteground, they are the best value currently available.
Best Web Hosting for Niche/Affiliate Sites – Wealthy Affiliate
So I decided to throw this category in here as well because Wealthy Affiliate has completely blown me away.
If you’re putting up a niche site to generate some affiliate income on the side, and you’re not tremendously experienced at it, Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go.
But, let’s just focus on the hosting portion.
Wealthy Affiliate uses a platform called Site Rubix to host the WordPress sites that they teach you to build in their program.
If you go for the premium account option (which you will if you’re serious about it), it will cost you $49/month.
Now you can get Siteground for less than that. Actually, you can get most basic hosting plans for a lot less than that.
Why I Recommend Wealthy Affiliate/Site Rubix
One word: Speed.
These websites are BLAZING FAST.
It’s almost unbelievable.
The founders of Wealthy Affiliate (Kyle and Carson) have a massive network of users, and they leverage this volume to get hosting included with the monthly membership fee (remember to check out the Wealthy Affiliate review for more on what else is involved).
But to purchase the equivalent of this hosting would likely cost you upwards of $150-$200 monthly (if not more).
They also do automatic updates, keep your site secure (because their business depends on it) and have convenient publishing options that help you write consistent content.
If you are primarily wanting to run a niche site, this is the way to go.
So those are my thoughts on the two best options for hosting your website, depending on your goals.
You can’t go wrong with either.
If you have questions on either, I’d be happy to discuss them with you!
Leave me a comment below and we’ll talk.