$7K in 7 Days Review: Legit or Scam? Have you seen this offer yet? Is it possible to make 7k in 7days? The answer – YES, but the right…
How many web hosting services have you gone through? Try this… 7. Seven different platforms to host my online businesses and honestly I have only had TWO that I would actually recommend. One of the biggest problems faced by online businesses is what is the BEST online platform to use to host?
If you were to do a search, you would get everybody’s great claims and cheap introductory prices – all amounting to crazy renewal costs and a ton of “upsells” on services provided. Not only that, when you sign up for most hosting companies we try to save a few dollars and neglect to click the $15/year privacy – only to spend the next 4 weeks denying telemarketers trying to sell web-building businesses to you.
When choosing your web-hosting service, take the time to know what you will NEED!
Understanding Web Hosting and What to Look for!
Here are the things to checklist when searching a web-hosting platform
- Amount of Storage – go with at least 10gb of storage if you plan to expand your business
- Amount of Bandwidth (at least 500GB)
- Number of Domains – many start with one, but allow for expanding – compare prices!
- Email Accounts – how many accounts come with the service (unlimited is nice)
- Database Support – I have been hacked 5 times, database support is HUGE
- Framework Support – will they host WordPress?
- Tech Support – is there an online chat support 24/7
- Access to Files like .htmaccess – this allows changes for some of the critical aspects of web development
- Uptime – does the service have reviews of blackouts?
- Security – again, I have been hacked 5 times and believe me, having a strong security is worth however many hours you plan to put into your website! I’ve lost well over 500 hours of work in one instant (no more).
Below are some posts on platforms that I have used, some I recommend, some I would steer away from – however if you want to jump ahead and see my absolute favorite (along with a free access level) just click here!