Top website hosting providers
Top website hosting providers is a really diverse subject in a market that is saturated with offers, some good some not so good, here we talk through some of the reasons why.
Nowadays everyone wants to be a host, set up a couple of servers and away you go.
Or set up a shop front and be an affiliate of someone else.
Another way is when a company has a product like a page builder and single site hosting comes with that.
Finally, a pure hosting company that specializes in hosting your website. Word Press or other.
Problems with hosting
The problems I have with some of these are;
Longevity, they come and go or fail to maintain upgrades along the way.
Having limited websites or capacity.
The speed of page opening.
Free security certificates or dual HTTP and HTTPS codes.
Domain purchasing. If the host has a domain panel so you are not diverting from another host
Domain renewals. When you renew a domain has the price escalated.
Inbuilt spam protection.
Automatic backup included
Training on all aspects of the web sites, FREE.
management dashboard that is people friendly
Keyword Tool available.
Monthly and annual payment plans.
Support service 24-7
Web forum for open discussions.
Are any of these website offerings really necessary?
Yes, they are and every one of them must be considered when subscribing to a service.
You are rarely locked into a service but transferring content can be difficult or impossible
if you choose to move.
Over the years I have tried quite a few hosting sites until finally, I found one that ticks all the boxes.
I have one site that I used to set up a storefront. Try as I might I cannot log into the Dashboard of the domain and my host cannot help me. They blame the program and the program blames them.
I have also used a very cheap site that offered much but delivered little. I cannot transfer content now so I am locked in for the moment.
Another site, my original host continues to put pricing up every year so I transferred away to my new provider so all they have now is my domain at double the price.
I joined a company because I liked the offering although it was on the pricey end of the scale.
I have changed most of my sites over now and in the process of doing the others.
Changing the website host
Why did I change my hosting provider?
The number one reason was that they had appropriate training on what to do to ensure I got the best out of the service. Domain selection, keywords and SEO and of course writing skills.
If you are using Word press I don’t believe anyone gives as much value as Wealthy Affiliate.
Take for example the included Keyword search tool. ( about Keywords)
This is just one of the free offerings that they provide. They tick all the list boxes and add some to it.
Be you New at this or a seasoned expert there is something here for you.
Host two websites for free, yes and get everything we have discussed included in your package.
If you want cheap this is as good as it gets. The perfect fit for the” try before you buy” advocates
When you want a bit of extra income this could be the perfect home for you.
When your basic skill levels need a bit of polishing up, free training.
Setting up your first website without buying a domain or spending a penny, Yep, you got it
Furthermore your web hosting for WordPress must come with certain support items.
- HTTPS security for free on all sites
- Fast speed is essential for Google
- Training on what to do and expect
- Spam blocking included
- Site reports on all aspects
- More than one Website
- Site builder
- Able to load Elementor page builder
What else do you need
One of the better elements is the free Domain name host. This allows you to build a trial site and then move to a Domain name at a later date.
Buying Domains is also a skill in itself. Many companies start out low cost but increase the cost greatly on renewal. Wealthy Affiliate provides the renewal price at purchase and over time become very price competitive
In conclusion I chose and recommend Wealthy Affiliate as my web host