This blog post contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a couple bucks if you decide to sign up for web hosting.
First, you have to get your “www,” right?
A lot of people thing your website begins and ends with your URL (aka domain name, or “www”). When you’re serious about building a website, the first step is finding a place to host it.
When you build a website, you have to have a place to host your files.
If you are paying a web designer (like nth degree), they may offer to host your website for a monthly fee. You can also request to purchase your own hosting if you are on a shoestring budget.
Sometimes, web designers prefer it that way. They are normally happy to set it up for you and hand it off to you. (There are pros and cons to both. We’ll talk about that in a later post.)
When you purchase website hosting, you are paying to host your website files on that platform’s (or agency’s) space. Unless you are running a complicated membership system or super busy online store, most websites can work (or at least start out on) a basic shared hosting plans.
If you are doing it yourself, you will definitely need to purchase hosting for your website.
When I launched nth degree media & designs, I used SiteGround. Since I build with WordPress, I used SiteGround’s Managed WordPress Hosting.
Here are the top five reasons I decided to go with SiteGround:1 Savings – Signing up for the Go Geek plan with SiteGround saved me piles of money over the other well-known Managed WordPress Hosting providers, which would have cost two or even four times more, for the same exact product and services. 2 Speed – SiteGround sites load faster. When your site loads quickly, your SEO is instantly boosted. 3 Reliability – Before, with a popular shared hosting provider who shall remain nameless, I was constantly getting emails about my sites being down. I stopped getting those those emails. 4 Support – Even polished professionals like me make mistakes sometimes. SiteGround support is always there to help with the quickness. 5 Extras – With my GoGeek plan, I got tons of awesome features – One click WordPress installs, staging site deployment, and *full account backups* make my life easier and help me save time so I can spend it doing more important things… like making money!
Chances are, you probably don’t need managed WordPress if you are just launching a simple website, so you could save a ton of money by choosing a basic hosting plan.
If you’ve been meaning to build a website, there’s no better time than now. For a limited time only (until September 9, 2019), SiteGround is offering hosting at 77% off.
Your budget for a new website (assuming you purchase a year of hosting, which you often must to get any discount from any provider) for an entire year would be:
$3.95 (StartUp Plan) x 12 months = $47.40
+ $9.99 for a domain at Namecheap.com
That is a great price for a website launch!
What are you waiting for?
Get like me and sign up today!
The link is https://www.siteground.com/go/nthdegreemd