When I started out blogging almost 3 years ago, I knew absolutely nothing…Bluehost hosting? what was that? I researched online what I needed to do and followed what I read step by step. I did know that you should always host your own blog. But there are so many choices out there and I unfortunately thought they were all the same. And let me tell you that, that is farthest from the truth.
First piece of advice, do not look for the cheapest. Second would be to ask around to some of the other established bloggers and who they recommend for hosting. And third, take their advice because they know.
For my first year, things were smooth sailing with host. It was the second year that turned into a living nightmare. My host at the time started shutting me down for reasons still unknown. So, I switched hosts (and it wasn’t Bluehost who I had switched too.) Now remember my advice from above? Yeah, I wish I would have listened.
It was the day after Thanksgiving last year when I made the switch right before the busiest month of the year. They said it would take a day with no downtime. Umm, how about almost an entire month of downtime. Everyone at that host would pass the buck to someone else. Oh, so and so did this wrong. It shouldn’t have been done that. I was literally in tears every night and thought it was the end of my blog. I was ready to give up and said it just wasn’t meant to be.
So, that is when I started asking around about which host I should switch too. The unanimous answer was Bluehost. I called them up and asked a few questions and made the switch. And guess what? Not a single day of being down. How about that? Maybe because they know what they are doing.
So, when I saw that they were looking for an honest review, I figured why not. I had wanted to start another blog and I had already purchased my domain name, so I signed up.
Once you decide on a name, which by the way is the second hardest choice after choosing a host, you simply sign up, call in and verify yourself, and you are ready to go. You go to your dashboard and click on install wordpress.
Go to my installs, choose a theme and start setting up your blog. The third hardest thing to do is to choose a theme.
Bluehost hosting starts at $3.49 mo. and there are many different options available depending on what you are looking for. They also have 24/7 customer support which some others do not offer, along with one click installs and a money back guarantee (not everyone has this either).
Don’t be fooled into thinking that web hosting is all the same and take it from me….web hosting matters. Bluehost hosting is powering more than 2 million websites, so they must be doing something right.
Topic: Bluehost Hosting
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