A website pays for itself hundreds of times over. Getting one of my own was, by far, the best and most important financial decision of my life. But of course, websites need hosting in order to get set up.
A host is basically where you “keep” your website. You can’t have a website without “hosting” the website somewhere. It’s like a home for your design, articles, pictures and other stuff you’ll have on your site.
How to Find a Host
If you’re a technical guru, you can be your own host. I can’t do that though — way over my head. I’m not a techie person at all. I prefer to leave the technical stuff to the professionals.
Speaking of the professionals, there are companies that will host your site for you for a few dollars a month. If you can do email, you can set up a website with a web host.
I’ve gone through quite a few hosts after building well over a dozen websites, and these are the only 3 I recommend
Host Gator. From $3.96/month. Unlimited storage, unlimited domain, free domain name forever, free blog installation, free forum installation, $75 worth of free advertising on Google and Yahoo.
Just Host. From $4.95/month. This is the cheapest, by far. Free domain name for life. Free website builder. Free money-back guarantee. Free support. Unlimited domain names and email addresses.
SiteBuildIt! This isn’t just a host — also guides you towards making money with instructions and tutorials. Has the highest success rate of any other host, period. Best choice, by far, if your goal is to make money online. If you want to do it right, go with SBI. $300/year.
Make sure to check out each of the hosts and analyze what they have to offer, and what their track record is. There is also a hosting company called Bluehost that we like (and which you can read a little more about on this article about how to start a blog). If Bluehost is who you ultimately end up using, we found another site with the latest Bluehost promotions and coupons as well as historical company information, contact information, and all other important info related to the company behind Bluehost.
Finding the best web host is really no different now than it was years ago. There are a few key players who consistently rank at the top of the pack including HostGator, Bluehost, and a few of the other ones listed on this page. One thing to watch out for is that you DON’T just join the company with the cheapest price. Regretfully, you often get what you pay for in this regard and when it comes to something as important as your website (and it being live when you need it most), don’t fall for the hosting gimmicks that are out there. Stick with the companies who have consistently provided the best service and who millions of others put their trust in as well.
A Quick Personal Note
Note: If you sign up for a website right now through one of my hosts, I’ll critique your website for free. A web critique from me is worth several hundred dollars, but I’m willing to do it for free only for my readers here — I want to actually help people make money and change their lives with their own website business.
The reason is simple. I still remember the day I finally got a website — it’s one of the most important times in my life, so far. It started as just a hobby, and ended with a full-time income. I can’t tell you how glad I am I made the decision.
I’ll do my best to make sure you take the same path I did to a more comfortable and well-lived life. Just sign up through one of the links above so I can track and make sure you read about the offer on this page first!
Once you sign up, shoot me an email through our contact page, and the message will go to me directly.
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