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An Unbiased View: Who’s the Best Website Hosting Provider?

Want the short version? My current (and long-time) favorite hosting provider: SiteGround. My least favorite hosting provider: Godaddy. Read why below. From my long, and sometimes painful experience dealing with a multitude of hosting companies, I can tell you one thing for sure: finding the right WordPress hosting provider is important. Using the right one will save you a huge amount of time, money, and frustration in the long run. This is because when you sign up for a hosting provider for your website, you put a lot of responsibility in their hands. You entrust them with the maintenance, upkeep, and threat-protection of their servers which house your website, and you expect them to be able to help you whenever you need it. Additionally, and most importantly in my opinion, as a potential beginner in the arena of website-creation, you expect them not to take advantage of your naivety. Unfortunately, there are many hosting providers that don’t maintain this level of integrity. In this post, I’ll walk you through an unbiased evaluation of the most popular hosting providers for WordPress websites. It can be confusing to sort out the hundreds of features each host provides, so instead, this post will […]

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How Does a Website Work?

Let’s build your home. You’ve probably heard by now that having a website is a good idea. And so you’ve started searching for the best way to make that a reality. But, everything is so unfamiliar that you are now questioning whether it’s worth it in the first place; hosting, themes, wordpress, plugins, e-commerce, wix, and domain names are all floating around your mind like the great pacific garbage patch. While it’s true that many of these things play a role in your website, it doesn’t have to be so confusing. I’m going to propose a question to clear things up: what is it exactly that makes a website work? In this post, I’ll employ an analogy to help explain the various components of a website and show you a simplified view of its innerworkings. Even if you’re not the one building the website, I assure you that you’ll find this helpful. The Analogy As elaborated on in other posts, your website is your “home” on the web, the place where you exhibit your authentic self, and the place where you feel comfortable achieving your goals. This analogy can be extended even further to help explain its functionality. Basically, using

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