Purchasing right website host!
Posted by Madhurie Singh on August 28, 2009
I did a bit of reading about a few hosts available in the market based on the features, recommendations, fees/month and my gut feeling.
I value my gut feeling very deeply. I have always been better off by doing things that I feel is right. Infact, ALWAYS, I have had to face troubles, when I did something told by others, without researching or validating their claims!
My gut feeling says I go and buy a package from BLUEHOST.COM hosting.
Went to their site http://www.bluehost.com and payed $83.40 for a 12 months service to host my site with them.
Why did I boil down to BlueHost?
Reason 1: They were recommended by WordPress.Org themselves. Since I have been blogging with wordpress for a year now, I am very sure of one thing, that WordPress is 100% trustworthy. So if they think Bluehost is number one in their list, why should I bother and research on other hosts.
Reason 2: Even though Reason 1 was very convincing, I did a lot of research on other hosts. I found the second most tempting factor was their fee. It’s the one of the cheapest in the market and amongst those hosts recommended by WordPress. BlueHost fee is $6.96/ month. All others are way above. And those that charge $3-$4/month do not compare with the loads of features provided by BlueHost.
Reason 3: Bluehost has maximum number of WordPress blogs being hosted with them. That makes BlueHost most experienced in handling anything to do with WordPress.
Reason 4: Most people on the net are recommending BlueHost, especially those who are freshly building new websites.
Reason 5: Cpanel is the best control panel that is available in the market, to handle the domain and websites. And BlueHost has Cpanel.
Reason 6: I can host as many domains with BlueHost in that one single package, now that’s irresistable, isn’t it!
SO I registered my domain name MADHURIESINGH with BlueHost. By the way, it’s free for life with BlueHost. No need to pay annual fee to keep the domain name registered every year!