Hey all this is a short one. I have tried to get this to you for a while but I can seem to get it done unless I just dive in with only these subject to talk about. Web Hosting.
All you need to know about hosting (one man’s opinion).
TOOLS TO MIND YOUR INTERNET BUSINESS
Here goes, it is all about web hosting. I am going into my cryptographic mode here so that the N.S.A. anyone else gets offended so use your imagination just a bit and you will know who I am speaking of. I have tried all the usual cheap web hosts you know the ones web host that has the Florida state bird and this was OK because when I started I needed monthly payments because I wasn’t sure I would be here long.
With them is was just one little thing after another and I decided to move on to the web host with the race car driver on it. My love affair ran out very quickly as I had several sites at that time and I just was brow beat up by all the up sales do you want web hosting security do you want to set up for 5 years… You know what I mean right if you have ever been there.
All in all, after that gauntlet of up sale the hosting speed wasn’t too bad but I had some problems and backing up my website became an issue. Have you ever lost an entire website? I am better now though. I got snookered and move to the most highly marketed (so it must be a great web host, right?) the Eye Post or something like that and oh my gosh it was slow slow slow.
The probably 20 % of the time I couldn’t get into my e-mail. I still have one domain there that I buy annually (this is the last year of that) but I have it hosted someplace else on an adult level platform with real benefits but I will get to this in a minute.
The Blue Guys
Then there is the web host that rhymes with green. I had a couple of sites there and they are actually still there. They are OK for those smallerwebsites but not my bread and butter.
The Solution #1
Web Driven Income is simply too much website for that even now and we do plan more this next year. I needed a website host that was scalable too. I went with WPEngine. They only do WordPress sites. It is more expensive (29 bucks or so when of this writing) but let me tell you how many times in the last 8 months that it has paid off for me. I was hacked I tell you. I lost the entire site and yes I have backup posts stashed on my computers but you still have to SEO it out with all the links and all right. I called them in a panic and they told me what to do. It was a one button fix …..in less than 5 minutes I was where I was that same morning before the crisis. It happened again last week when a site I had links from got hacked and it caused some major issues. 5 freaking minutes! On the air! Boom!
50 MB Upload
Then there is this other thing and if you are a little new into this and haven’t quite figured out FTP yet…
Well let me just ask have you had problems downloading photos because they were too big? 50MB baby!
Speed is important now days. No problem with this host they have their own optimization system for WordPress sites that just rocks. Speed is a problem of the past.
I am a podcaster and to be honest I was new when I started and I figured out everything but the podcast host. Yes, you need a separate media host because the size of the files is so large even with WPEngine it will slow your site down if you put the audio files on your main site.
I initially went with…let me see was it Strawberry, some kind or berry something? No, but it was something like that I almost had a stroke 4 times! Just setting it up. Then it got to be time to work that Itunes in with it O.M.G. Editing out what things that I needed fixed was a nightmare and the connection at least for me was a nightmare.
The Solution #2
Then I found these guys http://www.buzzsprout.com/. It was like night and day. Birds appeared in the trees and the angels began to sing. They are not even an affiliate but when I find a good thing I pass it on to all of you especially if it will keep you from getting old before your time.
Here we talk about WDI’s trials and tribulations with web hosts and podcast hosting. Here I tell you why I am with the host I am . See if some of these things sound familiar to you. I am in web host nirvana. You should not even have to think about your we or podcast host on a daily basis if they do their job. To me if they are fast, if they are reliable and have daily backups built in, have 50 MB uploads w/o ftp I am in.
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Bluehost (web host)
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WPEngine (the best web host)
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