For bloggers like me, having a reliable website hosting is very very important. Advertisers for my blogs and readers must always access my blogs any time of the day that’s why a 100% uptime is necessary. So far I only have two web hosts, my first is from Mommy Rubz of Mom’s Hosting and the second one is Blue Host. I’m satisfied with Mommy Rubz’s services because she helped me thought the baby steps of blogging, hosting and other things a newbie blogger needs to know. She assisted me in migrating from Blogspot to WordPress blog. And since I was able to grasp some tips on setting up new blogs and buying new domains, I decided to try getting a new web host which is Blue Host. I chose this after reading different webhosting reviews and taking into consideration what I really need from a hosting service.
Every year, various sites lists down their top web hosts. Webhostingfan.com presents the Top Web Hosting Providers for 2010:
- Web Hosting Hub
- Web Hosting Pad
- Host Gator
For the in-depth reviews of the Top Web Hosting Providers for 2010, like ipage review, check out Webhostingfan.com.
Some things to consider I learned along the way when getting a web host is of course the cost. There are many cheap web hosting services out there but you should also consider the site’s reliability. How many percent of uptime and do they offer back-ups. Reading all the fine prints on various hosting plans can help you decide whatever suits your needs. Aside from cost, also consider things like disk space, bandwidth, unlimited domains, 24/7 customer support, money-back guarantees and other extra features. If you’re a beginner like me, better stick to a basic plan. You don’t need an e-commerce plan if you’re only using it for your blogs right?
One more tip I learned is not to put all your eggs in one basket. In this case, don’t put all your sites in one web host. This way, when one host is down, other blogs will be up and running especially when you’re using your blogs as a source of income.
I’m no expert on this and these things I only learned based from my own experiences. If you have something to share, I’d love to hear your tips as well…