I received an amazing response from my last Bloggy Mommy post about self-hosting and I’m SO happy that you found that post very helpful. Did you decide to get paid blog hosting? If you did, this post will help you choose which hosting plan is best for you.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, my blog is currently happily hosted with Siteground. I chose Siteground for the following reasons:
They are affordable. I don’t earn millions from blogging so it’s wise to find a website host that will deliver the services I need without draining my bank account. The good news is, with Siteground, you can get blog hosting starting at $3.95 per month! YES – for just PHP 178 per month, you get access to their top-notch hosting services and 24/7 support.
And speaking of support… they are quick to respond to support tickets. I’m not kidding when I say that they can solve issues in a snap. I’ve tried their chat support and was surprised that waiting time was super quick. When their support team did pick up, they had my website issue resolved in less than 5 minutes!
The other great things about Siteground hosting is that they load faster and they keep websites hosted with them safe. These two things are very important because 1) you don’t want to make your readers wait for your blog to load, and 2) you most definitely want your website hacked. So if you’re going for self-hosting, might as well go with a provider that delivers. Get started with your Siteground WordPress Hosting here!
Now, let me give you what you came for here: Which blog hosting plan should you buy? Siteground currently offers three hosting plans:
- The StartUp Plan is perfect for bloggers. This plan can host one website and comes with all essential features.
- The GrowBig Plan is a great value for money offer if you have multiple blogs since it has the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed.
- The GoGeek Plan is the best choice for e-commerce websites and big websites that have lots of content and huge traffic. People who love to play around with their website will love this since you can do staging and GIT integration.
Once you’ve decided which plan will work best for your blogging needs, scroll down to either register a domain or link your existing domain. Did I mention that your domain registration comes FREE with your plan? You read that right. And if you have an existing blog with a different host, they can migrate your blog for free – and with no down time!
When that’s done, proceed to reviewing and paying for your hosting plan. Unlike other hosting providers, Siteground offers discounts to any of the initial periods you choose. So whether you choose to get your hosting plan for 24 months or 12 months, the discounted rates still apply! This is awesome because other hosting providers only offer the lowest monthly price for the longest period.Image from Siteground
Are you ready to step up your blogging game? Get your Siteground WordPress hosting today! I promise you, it won’t disappoint.
Bloggy Mommy–taking the jargon out of the technical side of blogging! This is a section dedicated to tips and tricks that will help fellow bloggers improve and maximize their blogs. And since I am just a blogger who likes to DIY things on the blog, all Bloggy Mommy posts are written in a language that not-so-techy bloggers will (hopefully) understand. If you think I’m talking gibberish, please let me know. :D
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