Website Hosting Services ☆

Online blog hosting

Over the past several years I have set up a number of websites and used the services of 5 different Website Hosting services.

I will explain some of the features of these services and compare prices, ease of use and the capabilities of their Cpanels.

The hosting services I am familiar with are:
1. Netfirms
2. Host Papa
3. Host Monster
4. Host4Profit
5. Host Gator

Four of these allow you to set up a website using WordPress. Host4Profit have their very own wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) process for designing and publishing a website.

Host Papa, Host Monster and Host Gator feature Cpanel with its groups of icons for Mail, Links, Preferences, Logs, Files, Security & Software/Services.

Using Fantastico, which is the most commonly used Software for building a WordPress website,  a site can be initiated and easily set up by anyone.

With regard to pricing, the monthly fee for each of these website hosting services is probably within the same ballpark. Once you have made your choice, the ability to add-on more domains for no extra cost is a bonus.

Host4Profit will allow an additional domain to be hosted for five dollars extra each month. I really don’t see the advantage of paying this added cost, when you can add on a domain for the same monthly price, using Host Papa, Host Monster and Host Gator.

Netfirms seems to be geared to people that have little or no knowledge of web hosting so it is a very good web host for a Newbie to use.

I have been advised by those in the know however, that when you register a website through a particular web host, it is best not to use them for your monthly hosting, e.g. you register a new website at GoDaddy or Namecheap. You would then arrange monthly hosting with one of the website hosting services I mention here or any other that you might choose (but not the web host that is your registrar).

To your blogging success,

Eleanor McCallum

How to Get the Best Web Hosting Service for Your Web Site or Blog
by: Sheryl Schuff, CPA
publisher:, published: 2010-12-06
sales rank: 451003

This book will explain how to choose the best web hosting service for your web site or blog, without spending a lot of money, signing a contract, or learning techno-geek-speak.

Sheryl Schuff, CPA, author, teacher, and personal financial coach writes in plain and simple English, telling you the questions you MUST ask when evaluating possible web hosting services.

She also explains what the answers mean and describes how to choose the best web hosting service even if you don’t understand any of the technical terms they use.

Sheryl explains how to sign up for web hosting without signing a long term contract and without spending more than a few dollars to get started.

She recommends choosing a web hosting service that allows you to install WordPress (the most popular free blogging software on the planet) with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Sheryl includes instructions in the book for how you can get a free copy of her “Getting Started With WordPress” report.

This book is perfect for people who are just getting started with an on-line business web site or blog. It’s also helpful for folks who are frustrated with their choice of web hosting services and ready to change to a better and easier way of maintaining their web sites and blogs.


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