Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]

hosting for blogger – Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]

Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]

hosting for blogger

Choosing web hosting for a blog has never been easier. I’ve used five web hosts to start and grow my blogs for more than five years. Not only will I show you where to start a blog but I’ll reveal the best web hosting for different types of blogs and compare each.

The fact is that not all blog platforms are created equal. Some are better than others for blogs versus ecommerce sites. Some offer better customer service while others are great for beginner bloggers. In this web hosting comparison, I’ll review the web hosts I’ve used including Bluehost, GoDaddy, HostGator, SiteGround and Big Scoots.

I start all my new blogs on Bluehost and have set up a special deal for new bloggers. Get your blog started in less than 5 minutes for just $2.99 a month with this link.

I’ll start off with how to choose web hosting and why it’s so important you use the best platform for your blog. I’ll then compare the different web hosts for best price, customer service and other features for all levels of bloggers. I’ll compare web hosts for blogs and ecommerce sites to show you how to pick the best platform.

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Getting web hosting for your blog and getting online is the first step to making money blogging. It takes less than a few minutes but the decision will mean the difference between a profitable blog and just another website. Don’t just go by what you see on other blogs or the web host that does the most advertising. Understand the pros and cons of web hosting and make the right decision.

I’ve included a clickable index below but please watch the entire video. Just 10 minutes will help you choose web hosting for your blog. You’ll be able to make a better decision between the most popular web hosts, save money and get more traffic for your blog.

2:23 How to choose web hosting for a blog
3:07 Best web hosting for new bloggers
3:53 GoDaddy vs Bluehost
4:43 Hostgator web hosting for beginning bloggers
5:05 Web hosting for bigger blogs
5:30 Siteground web hosting pros and cons
6:26 Bigscoots web hosting pros and cons
7:02 Web hosting for ecommerce websites
8:15 The problem with starting a free blog
8:40 WordPress for bloggers

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Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.

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Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]

18 thoughts on “hosting for blogger – Where to Start a Blog [7 Web Hosting Platforms Review]

  1. Another question: in your video you didn't mention SSL certificate fees. Could you advise how important are these? How much do they cost. Is it good enough to use a free SSL certificate or is it really necessary to get a paid SSL certificate, etc? Thanks

  2. FYI I think you made a mistake at 3:10. You are talking about Blue Hosting's fees but the video shows Big Scoot's fees. Thanks again for the great video. Helps alot in my research

  3. Sorry another question: How hard is it to migrate your blog from one hosting service provider to another? If you intend to scale up in future, would it be worthwhile to just start with a medium level tier on Big Scoots and upgrade your plan rather than start on Bluehost and then migrate to Big Scoots later?

  4. I am undecided between using Shopify or Woocommerce + WordPress. I want to start a blog to support selling digital assets. Later as the traffic ramps up, I could add on dropshipping products. If I setup on Shopify, by my understanding I would get no revenue from advertising and affiliate marketing. I would have to focus on revenue from selling digital assets (reports, printable, etc). Also with all the Coronavirus problems maybe dropshipping is not a good idea right now (and for the next 2 years). If I set up a WordPress blog and woocommerce, doing the same thing as I was planning on Shopify, would I make more money? From listening to your videos, it seems the answer would be yes – monthly cost would be lower, able to generate revenue from advertising and affiliate marketing. Sorry I’m not sure if I should post this question here but it does lead to the question of which host service provider to use if I choose the Woocommerce+Wordpress route. Thanks

  5. Hi, what plan is your bluehost special offer for? Is it for the basic plan? I couldn't tell because it says normal price is $7.99 but I can't find a normal price plan for $7.99. Just trying to find out what I get under your special offer. What is the maximum number of visitors that plan can support? Thanks for all your help, great videos.

  6. Can a blogger be held responsible for drug topics that do not recommend but tells truthful experiences about their own life? For example, a blogger tells someone how to spot fake illicit drugs or what illicit drugs should look like…responsible or not? He would not give contact info of harmful dealers but may tell the average price. He does not condone use but scares some people straight with his own stories. Just a question to see how to help build a blog that would give cold, hard truth about drugs and addiction. At the time, this person writes for a website and the website may edit some of the content occasionally which gives me a clue what should not be included.

  7. I don’t really like considering starting a blog as a way of generating income. Someone should start a blog because they have good ideas, knowledge, etc. to share, not just because they want to make a few extra bucks.

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