Ever had these issues?
Your blog going down juuust as you’re about to post something important.
After tons of work to try to improve your site speed…it’s still slow.
Something’s broken and you reach out to customer service only to be read a script that has nothing to do with the problem.
Or the dreaded happens: your blog is hacked and there is no backup.
What does all this have in common? Bad hosting.
When your blog is your business, you cannot afford to use cheap hosting. Let me repeat that, just in case: you cannot afford to use cheap hosting.
That list of unfortunate events? Those aren’t just made up, those are all things I’ve tried to help clients resolve. And worse.
I’m not talking about price when I say “cheap hosting” either. Cheap hosting is actually often the same price after the first year than quality hosting.
After over 11 years in the blogging world, there’s one host I recommend above others:
BigScoots is fast, reliable, and they use the latest technology (cheap hosts use old tech as long as they can get away with it–the equivalent of using an old iPhone 3G when 11 exists).
They don’t up-charge and have hidden fees for everything that makes your hosting useful. (You even get free email!)
And their plans start at $35 a month.
Use the code meyne for 15% off your first month.
I also love when I get to work with clients who are using Agathon. Their sites are fast, and the customer service is amazing. (Their packages start at $80/month.)
Charles at WPopt is also a solid choice.
If you’re just starting out or on a budget, Cloudways will work fine, though they are not quite as user-friendly, and effective communication with support can sometimes be difficult.
The links above are affiliate links, so if you purchase, I get a commission. I also have affiliate links for all of the cheap hosts too–and some of them would pay me more, but I would never send you to someone I didn’t trust.
If you have any questions or get stuck on anything, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email email@example.com and we’ll be there to guide you.