Web hosting is a service that allows you to put your website (domain name) on the internet so that people can see you. After taking the step of deciding a name for your website and registering the domain name, the next important step is to find a web hosting service from a web hosting provider.
- Search, search, search! – you can find a good web host which will offer the features you require in its cheaper packages. You just need to search.
- Ask around for opinions from other bloggers – second, third, fourth…and so on opinions does matter.
- Review the web hosting company – check the scope of service provided if it matches your needs. Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean efficient.
- Ask pre-sales questions – See their support team response in action. If they can’t help you before you become a client, don’t expect more.
When searching for a web host, you need to search long and hard. A search with the keywords “web host” in Google will result in hundreds of pages of web hosting providers. So which one is the best?
My search led me to the wordpress.org page where web hosting providers are suggested to help lessen the confusion. Then I asked bloggers who have travelled this road and made a mini-survey on the web host provider they use.
I am using Bluehost because it is on top of the suggested hosts list…wait, no, I chose Bluehost after reviewing the web hosting package against my personal requirements and only after I tried out how effective their support team is. I asked questions even before signing up and they were always happy to answer. They have a very hands-on approach to new users, which is all I need.
Bluehost offers great customer support with Live Chat. You can ask any questions and get the answers from very helpful support staff who is available 24/7! So if you are thinking of owning your own domain and looking for a good web hosting provider, signup for Bluehost.
If you are not convinced, Bluehost is also featured in the Top Three Web Hosts of 2007.