So you have decided to open a blog for your business. You have read that blogs get the best search engine rankings of all the different types of platforms and you are ready to jump in. What is the best way to get started? Do you have to be really technical to make all this work? The first thing you need is a hosting company. Hosting is basically the storing and serving up of information via a web page.
Today I will discuss with you how to choose the best host for your website. Hosting companies must provide good service. Today you shouldn’t have to be a techie in order to run a website. There are hosting companies out there today that offer 24/7 tech support via phone and some that even offer live chat to fix your problems. When you choose a hosting company make sure they have these things and make sure they are not just offering them, but that they actually provide good service.
The host that I use has incredible service. I almost always use the chat feature because they can actually take a look at my sites as I am talking to them. I have been on there with them 20 plus times, and each time I got the answer I needed fast. That is crucial when you are doing business online. In choosing a hosting company you need one that offers what is called “CPanel” or “Control panel” hosting. In a nutshell what this means is that you don’t have to be a geek to administer your website.
Cpanel is a graphical interface that lets you change settings and automate things on your website all with the click of a button. You can set up email accounts, look at your traffic, manage your files, and even install WordPress with the click of a button. CPanel hosting is the way to go when it comes to choosing a good host. In choosing a hosting company price and services are obviously a big part of the selection process. You want to get your money’s worth. The best companies out there allow you unlimited domain hosting, unlimited storage, and unlimited email accounts, and unlimited file transfer.
To get all these things plus the add on services that I have spoken about above you should look to pay no more than $10 per month. In some cases you can get it for less. I would not recommend spending your time working with any of the companies that are below the $6/month price point. They simply don’t offer all the tools you need to properly run your site.
Choosing the right hosting company is important. You need to take into consideration that without them no one will actually see all the great content you are putting up on your site. I have one last hint for you, and this hint is one that I normally charge my clients for. I won’t charge you for it, but I will ask you to come to my site to see it. This is going to take your online business to a whole new level. Visit Local Online Marketing Secrets to grab a hold of this final awesome tip for hosting your websites.