My next project is to create my own professional website where I will have complete control. I plan to use a web host that can work with WordPress as I have found a few themes from themeforest.com that I am considering purchasing.
From reading around online trying to figure out which web host to use, I am leaning towards using BlueHost.com.
Does anyone have any experiences with BlueHost that they can share with me? Good and bad.
Or even better, what web host do you use for your website? And Why?
Before you check BlueHost, which is excellent, try 1and1.com. I used GoDaddy for years but, short of the long, 1and1 is a good competitor and I think is more focused on the internet business than GoDaddy.
Speaking of WordPress. I have the hosted version from Wordpress.com ( not .org ) and it does me good for just my photoblog. My portfolio is on Crevado.com
I don't have a website with pages of sorts, but a global profile that leads you to the many social channels that I am on. Check it out for an example: frankcasella.com
I believe that technology moves so fast that the only thing that should be stationary is your domain name, and you move ( forward ) your presence with the trends.
You know how it goes, the 'cold call' is dead, and before anyone will buy from you they will usually check you out on your business social media. So give them some eye candy.
Also, a great book is "Social BOOM!" by Jeffery Gitomer.
I use x10hosting.com... why because it's FREE. They of course have paid packages which mostly gets you better customer service. But the free account still has unlimited storage and bandwidth. I have been with them for 3 years now with no complaints.
Being free is especially useful to play and experiment. Check them out for what features they offer compared to what you need.
I use godaddy for my domain name but have been using fatcow.com as my host. I don't know whether they use word press because I use WYSIWYG web builder for my site. I wanted to keep everything separate.
I've been gradually moving all my websites off Hostgator. Have had major uptime and customer service problems with them. Moving gradually onto Bluehost and am, by and large, satisfied. I'm cheap and any shared hosting provider is going to be a "you get what you pay for" scenario. Have had Bluehost go down here and there for short periods of time, and it seems they've gone down at the same time as Hostgator, so I have a feeling they're housed in the same datacenter.
I don't currently have any sites, but I've used Hostgator in the past. I've also helped others set up sites using Hostgator. They are reliable, and they have awesome 24/7 chat support. Also very affordable prices.