Articles tagged as ‘Hosting’

Choosing a Website Hosting Company

There are a number of important factors to consider when deciding on a web hosting company. 1 – Price – Web hosting services come in all different prices, including free. While free hosting may sound tempting, it’s not a good idea for any business that takes its website seriously. Using a free hosting service will […]


WP Engine Review – Why We Switched Our Hosting to WP Engine

Earlier this year when our blog ran into issues with getting indexed in Google, we started seriously looking at our hosting set up. We identified several key issues with our host that had to be resolved if we were to get back on the right track. Our host at the time, was slow and had terrible support – often taking more than 24 hours to respond to a support request. That was the final straw that made us start the daunting task of changing hosting providers.

This WP Engine Review will outline the key factors regarding why we decided to make the switch and how it’s been going for us over over the past six months…


How to Choose a Basic Web Hosting Provider

Hosting is something that every website needs, but no one really enjoys shopping for it. With thousands of hosts to choose from it can easily become overwhelming if you don’t know what you should be looking for. It’s also a decision that you’ll want to get right, because changing hosts can be a cumbersome experience with some websites.

Every website is unique and will have its own needs. Web hosting is not a one-size-fits-all solution, so you’ll need to know what is important for your website in order to find the best host for you. For the purposes of this article we’ll be looking at the subject from a perspective of a typical small business that needs a basic shared hosting provider. High-traffic websites or those with unique or specific demands may need to go with a VPS (Virtual Private Server) or a dedicated server. Most of the principles that we’ll cover in this article will still apply when shopping for a VPS or dedicated server, but we’re specifically focusing on basic shared hosting here.

If you’re looking for a host, what factors should you consider? Let’s take a look.

At the end of this article you’ll find a chart that can be very helpful for comparing some of the leading hosts.


Save 20% on Your First 12 Months of Hosting with Eleven2!

Every website needs quality, affordable hosting. We’re happy to announce that our host, Eleven2, is offering a 20% discount for the first twelve months on new plans with the promo code “vandelay” (please continue reading for details)!

Several months ago we posted a few coupon codes that would save you some money on the first month of a hosting account with Eleven2, and a number of readers took advantage of that promo. That offer drew enough response that we thought that this deal is certainly worth mentioning. We use Eleven2 ourselves and we frequently recommend them to our clients as well (we’ve written a more detailed review of Eleven2 if you are interested).

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Save Up to 99% on Hosting with Eleven2!

Last year we moved our site to Eleven2 and we’ve been very pleased with their reliability and customer service. Today we’re excited to let you know that if you are looking for a new host, Eleven2 has offers that will save you some money!

Here are two coupon codes that can be entered when signing up for hosting services with Eleven2:

  • 25offeleven2 – Enter this code to save 25% on your first payment of any payment term. The promotion is valid on all shared, reseller and cloud hosting packages.
  • firstmonth99off – Enter this code to save 99% on your first month’s payment of a shared hosting account.

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My First Impressions of Amazon S3

A few months ago I was looking into a variety of hosting options before launching and Amazon S3 stood out as an attractive option for hosting the images used on the site. If you’re not familiar with Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3), it “is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.”A growing number of websites and blogs are using S3 to host media files and for server backups, and ultimately I felt that it was a great way to reduce the burden on the server of the host by storing images on a separate server. S3 is an attractive option because it is low cost (particularly in comparison to hosting overage charges) and very flexible. Once you open an account you can upload as little or as much as you want, and you only pay for what you use.