Fast, Reliable, Cheap: pick any two. That’s the adage for lots of things, and website hosting is no exception. Today’s podcast looks at the pitfalls people make when choosing business website hosting. We’ll point out how to avoid those problems and give you alternatives that are affordable (because cheap isn’t an option if you want fast and reliable – and you do).
Glen and his triangle! Fast, reliable and cheap. You can have two of these but no three!
Avoid these four: Square space (slow load time on their front page), GoDaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost.
Wix: $10 a month to $17 a month if you have an online store.
WordPress.com $36 a year.
Siteground and Media Temple $10-20 a month
WP Engine, Flywheel, StudioPress $20-30 a month range
Keep your email separate – $5 a month from Microsoft and Gsuite.
SSL Certificate is something Google wants. Security for your site.
Backups are something you should have and do. Test your backup by restoring before you need it and to make sure it works correctly.
WordPress is complicated before it does a whole lot more! Take some classes (lynda.com).
Structure before you build. Outline. If your website was an employee, what is its job description? Answer this question and it will help you to build.
Links from the Show
StudioPress Sites (hosting)
[UPDATE] A little more technical, but a very flexible and affordable option is Cloudways.