To be a successful
Internet Entrepreneur, at some point you are going to need at
least one web site and as you grow and learn, probably more.
Paying for individual hosting could prove expensive, particularly
as you want to expand your business and build more web sites.
Hopefully my experience will help you make the right decision
with your hosting.
First I tried Mattie Blaze. The upside on Mattie Blaze is they
offer free templates. The down side is their support sucks.
When I had issues with web sites going down, I just couldn't
get onto them when I needed them. They only offered business
hours support. Being an Aussie meant when they were open I was
in bed. That said, when I issued support tickets, I would be
ignored. The problem would resolve in the meantime but if you
had built a web site for someone and they wanted answers immediately
for why their web site is off the air, you wouldn't be able
to give it to them.
Due to this reason, I then tried Just Host which was by far
the cheapest I had found. I thought I was onto a winner given
they offered 24/7 support but when I had an issue with web sites
going down I couldn't get onto their support. When I tried I
got cut off over and over so I also gave them the boot. Also
their support, when you got onto it, was extremely rude and
condescending. I found you get what you pay for. So far the
cheapest I found was Just Host but I have decided to move my
web sites away from them due to difficulty getting through to
support and too much down time.
After much research and testing of these different hosts, I
have finally settled on a host that not only gives 24/7 techncial
support but are the most reliable I have found so far - Hostgator
They have also been given the thumbs up by my very fussy techy
friends who run web design businesses.
is definitely NOT the cheapest available out there but the price
is affordable and so far they are the most reliable and offering
the best support. Here's what Hostgator
offers : -
* 24/7 support via phone and Live Chat.
* A choice of very affordable single or unlimited domains plans.
I recommend you
* Word Press, Fantastico and much more.