One of the most common problem anyone starting with new blog or internet marketing career is, selecting the Web-hosting for their site. We have already informed you and specifically advised you to stay away from free hosting, as they have their own limitations and issues and by the end of day you will get into lots of technical hassle. As a beginner web-hosting, I highly recommend to opt for reliable, reputable and cheap shared hosting.
Web hosting packages have many options like: Shared, VPS, dedicated Hosting and for any newbie it’s always confusing to determine which is best and which one to go for. Here I will be specifically talking about which hosting package a beginner blogger should opt for and some of the top beginner web hosting which are cheap and reliable.
We have already discussed about things to consider when shopping for Webhosting and now it’s time to learn which type of hosting one should opt for.
Which Web hosting Type for a Beginner Blogger/Webmaster?
In technical term, Webhosting can be divided into Shared, VPS, Dedicated, Reseller and cloud hosting. You can further classify them in Windows or linux hosting. For any WordPress site, it’s Linux hosting which I highly recommend and suggest. When I started blogging in 2008, I was loaded with many options and I have tried many hosting in between. Starting from 0 traffic at the time of writing we get almost 275,000PV/month and we are on shared hosting.
Shared hosting is the best pick for any newbie who is looking to start a website. You can easily save money and there are many unlimited resource hosting which will take care of your basic requirement. More over, VPS and dedicated hosting are costly and for any beginner it’s highly recommend to opt for shared hosting and moment you feel you need more server resource, upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting.
I started my journey with Dreamhost and later I moved to Bluehost, Hostgator Linode, Again back to Hostgator and finally we are currently hosted on Knownhost VPS. All the above hosting are great and tried by me. One thing, which I highly recommend is when your WordPress site is consuming too much of server resources, instead of shifting host, optimize your site. You can optimize database, clean up orphan tables and get rid of plugins to speed up site.
The hosting requirement depend on the kind of application you want to run on your hosting account.
For bloggers, who simple want to start with blogging, should go for shared hosting, because of following reasons :
- Initially your traffic is not too much
- Shared hosting are cheaper than dedicated hosting.
- Most of the start-up websites can be easily handled by shared hosting.
Initially when a blogger start with blogging, he is sort of fund and with very little income. It’s better to go for some hosting between 5-10$/month rather than spending 20-50$ for dedicated hosting. Also, many people believe shared hosting affect search engine ranking, but in recent video Matt Cutts (Google Web spam engineer) confirmed that hosting environment doesn’t affect ranking. Though, you need to be on a reliable hosting which can give maximum up-time.
Recommended beginner Web hosting for WordPress:
Honestly, most of the webhosting now a days offer amazing resource at cheap price, but I always judge a webhosting for the performance and customer support. When you are dealing with Hosting, you need to have basic knowledge about FTP, SSH (In case if you using) and other changes which you will be making from cPanel. More over, DDOS attack and hacking of site is very common and you have to ensure your server quality is up to the mark and it can take care of normal hacking attempt.
If you are looking for a reliable WordPress shared hosting, I would recommend you to opt for Bluehost, which is officially recommended by WordPress community.
Once your traffic shoots up, you can easily upgrade to any Good VPS like Knownhost, Linode or Hostgator. Remember a good shared hosting company can easily afford 15K visits easily in an optimised environment.
Which according to you is the suitable hosting environment for a newbie blogger? Also, which beginner web-hosting company you would recommend to others?