Blog Hosting Service – What to Look For
How much does your blog hosting service matter? Anyone can start a blog, but few people have the savvy and motivation to take it to the next level. By the next level, we mean high web traffic, monetization opportunities, and frequent, if not daily, blog updates. With the best blog hosting service, you can have it all!
If this sounds like a lot of work, you’re not wrong!
Not only do you need the mental fortitude to turn a run-of-the-mill blog into a mega moneymaker, but you also need a web host that is up for the task.
But it seems like more and more hosting services are clamoring for our attention these days (some hosts are even giving free trials of their services as if it’s candy). How can you be sure you’re picking a good one?
More importantly, are they especially suitable for blogs?
These are just some of the questions you might be asking yourself when shopping around for a new blog host.
Today, though, I’m here to tell you about some of the things you should look out for when browsing for blog hosting.
An integrated Content Delivery Network (CDN)
What good is your blog if you don’t have a quick, stable connection?
An excellent blog hosting service should have a solid CDN. CDNs are mostly chains of servers that shorten the physical distance between them, and therefore, deliver content more quickly and more widely.
Without a CDN, servers have to respond to every user request individually, which can easily overwhelm the server and cause your page to crash. You don’t want that to happen.
If hosting services with CDNs are a bit out of your price range, there are plenty of great, cheap VPS hosting options as well.
These VPS hosts accomplish many of the same things a hosting service with a CDN does, namely, sharing content across multiple servers to facilitate speed and function. I’ve been using a CDN here on Inspire To Thrive for several years now.Without a CDN, servers have to respond to every user request individually, which can easily overwhelm the server and cause your page to crash. #InspireToThrive Click To Tweet
Excellent Customer Support
You’re inevitably going to run into problems while running your blog. Fortunately, many blog hosting services provide top-notch customer service, and IT support so that your blog’s uptime never dips below 99.95%.
Look for hosting service reviews that discuss blog hosts with live chat waiting times under one minute and hold times under ten minutes.
Therefore, having that tech support quickly is very important today. I learned that lesson years ago in my first year of blogging. I had a shared hosting program that was very cheap and it took me days not minutes to get support.
Also, many reviews will mention whether the customers felt genuinely cared for and appreciated. It might not hurt to keep an eye out for these necessary interpersonal skills in web hosting customer service reviews.Look for hosting service reviews that discuss blog hosts with live chat waiting times under one minute and hold times under ten minutes. #bloghosting Click To Tweet
The Need for Speed in Your Blog Hosting Service
Server networks can facilitate how easily your content is shared, but it’s useless without the speed to power it. You can measure a server’s speed according to its response time, which is the time it takes to respond to a user request.
Check for hosting services that frequently update their servers and software, as that is a sign of a company dedicated to providing the latest and fastest service to its customers.
With these three things, you’ll have a stellar blog hosting service on your hands. As with any major decision, though, we recommend extensively researching each hosting service you’re considering. You want to make sure that you’re getting precisely the services you need for your blog.
However, do plan ahead because if your blog became the most popular you would need the space for it to work!
Web Hosting Services
Many blog hosting companies will offer additional hosting services with your hosting plan. Some may be great services and others you may not have to pay for. Check them all out carefully before making any purchases.
In Conclusion of a Blog Hosting Service
So, if you are a new blogger or a seasoned blogger looking to update an old blog, do keep these blog hosting tips in mind. Your hosting program is the foundation of your blog!
Are you using a fast blog host and a CDN? I’d love to know more in the comments below.
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