How I set up this website:
As mentioned in the previous article, I use WordPress as my blogging platform, but since I want advertisements on my website I need a website hosting provider. I can’t just use a free WordPress subdomain.
Who is my website hosting provider?
I chose Bluehost. I’ve never used any others, so don’t ask me any questions about them, but I can tell you about my experience with Bluehost. So far, I love it! They’ve not only exceeded my expectations; their prices are very low. I get unlimited bandwidth and storage space (in accordance with their T & C), and can host many domain names (I think it’s 999 or 1,000) on the same plan. Plus, if I have any problems, someone is available 24 hours a day for me to do a live chat with. This came in handy when I was new to having a website and had questions for them. Someone was there to help me understand the little stuff.
What’s the benefit of being able to host multiple sites from the same website hosting provider?
I’ve set up some small websites in less than a day that make about $20 a month, EVERY MONTH. If it only costs under $100 for a year for hosting, plus $10 per domain name per year, that means you can start turning a profit very fast with only a handful of good ideas. At Bluehost’s prices, you can afford a little trial and error, plus…
Almost everything can be done from their site.
- You can check available domain names and purchase them through Bluehost. You don’t have the hassle of transferring your domain from the registrar to them.
- You can create email addresses easily for each site you want to dabble in.
- You can easily create a blog, forum, sales platform, social networking site, etc., just by choosing the one you want and clicking to install it.
Do your own research.
Bluehost isn’t the only good provider out there. If your needs aren’t the same as mine, you can probably find other companies that can host your site for cheaper. Be sure you, at least, check out the following:
- View the tutorials before you consider using a website hosting provider.
- Make sure they’re thorough and give you confidence in the provider.
- Make sure you read the fine print.
- Check the reviews of others.
- Make sure they’re available to help.
- Make sure they’re established.
- If you don’t feel confident you can setup and run a website, don’t do it.
If you have any specific questions, please ask them below.