To find the cheap, reliable, fast, secure web hosting for your WordPress blog is quite a confusing task for the newbie blogger. They will see every WordPress hosting has similar plans and pricing and other features. Everyone knows that to expand our business, product, or services sell, promote our goods, to attract the customer and clients, for all these, we need a website/business. To make that site faster, we need fast, secure web hosting for smoothly running on our blog.
Behind every successful blog, there is web hosting
What makes a WordPress hosting perfect? There are some factors which you need to take into account while choosing the right web hosting for your blog. You should check the storage capacity, bandwidth, customer support, features, plans, pricing, etc. Each web hosting company offers different plans and pricing, varies the data transfer, bandwidth, storage, etc.
For all the WordPress hosting you can pay monthly or yearly, but what makes it different if you pay monthly then you need to devote more amount than annually.
In this guide, I am going to explain and differentiate between the few cheap WordPress hosting that you can easily afford. For a newbie blogger, they want a minimum investment with maximum profit. For all such bloggers, this guide will help them to choose the right hosting for their blog. I will cover the following points in this article
- What is web hosting?
- The difference between free and paid hosting?
- Top 5 inexpensive WordPress hosting
- My opinion
Web Hosting- Introduction
Web Hosting is the services that provide extra space for your blog on the internet. Just, it makes your site live to internet users. Web Hosting Services stores all your website data on their servers with very high internet network availability. When readers search your blog on the internet, the internet connects to a server where your website resides, and the web hosting server gives back results.
If you are a newbie blogger and you want to start your blog, then you can go for free web hosting like Blogger, WordPress. Later you can move your blog to paid WordPress hosting.
I started my first blog in 2014 on Blogger with a custom domain name after one year I migrated it to a self-hosted WordPress blog. Currently, I am using Bluehost shared WordPress hosting before that I have used the Dreamhost shared WordPress hosting, and it was excellent. I like all the features of Dreamhost hosting the only cons is it is too expensive for newbie blog, for business I highly recommend you Dreamhost.
Free web hosting
In free web hosting, you will get free hosting for your website with limited space. WordPress and Google Blogger provides free web hosting with limited storage of 3GB and some restriction of pro features(in WordPress).
In WordPress, you can upgrade it to get extra features like 10GB space, mapping domain name, etc. but it needs extra money for it. Blogger is completely free web hosting with 3GB space only, and there are no further upgrades. The main drawback of free web hosting is you will miss the customer support and remains on limited space lifetime.
Paid web hosting
In paid web hosting, you will get more features compared to free like unlimited storage space, 24*7 customer support, unlimited bandwidth, custom email address, multiple domain names, etc. To take all this advantage, you need to buy web hosting from a service provider. For that, you need to pay monthly or yearly according to your needs.
If you want to make a career in blogging, then try to purchase WordPress hosting for your blog. For the newbie bloggers, I would recommend the free hosting, so that you will get the complete understanding of blogging and later you can move to WordPress.
As a newbie and want to make a career in blogging, you need to find the cheap WordPress hosting for starting your blog (low investment and high profit). Here, I am going to tell you the top 5 best most affordable WordPress hosting comparison so that you will get the basic idea about all reliable, cheap hosting.
Cheap WordPress Hosting’s
WordPress recommends Bluehost to its users. Bluehost is one of the oldest and popular shared web hosting services. I have been a user of Bluehost for two years. Bluehost is the cheapest web hosting for the long term, which means the price will get less after one year. It offers promotions and special offers to the customer during their initial stage.
The following are Bluehost pricing. I recommend you if you want to stay at one hosting a long time then go for Bluehost shared hosting. The starter plan is starting from $2.95 per month(during the offer period). In this plan, you will get 100GB of website space for only one website means you can host only one blog on this plan.
The second plan is the best I have seen. In this plan, you will get unlimited space, and you can host unlimited websites. This plan is starting at $5.95. If you are running more blogs, then I would suggest you go for this plan.
The third plan is for business websites starting at $13.95 (As of now don’t think of this plan)
Bluehost provides the production/technical support 24*7 to their customer. You can call them, email them which you want you will get an immediate reply from them.
Quick highlights of Bluehost web hosting
- Cheap WordPress hosting available for your blog starting at $3.95/month
- Excellent customer support by email/call/Chat
- Recommended by WordPress itself
- Three affordable plans available, you can choose anyone.
Hostgator is one of the more popular shared web hosting for your blog. Hostgator comes with three plans viz Hatchling, Baby, Business. The planning hierarchy is the same as Bluehost. The initial plan allows you to host only one site at $3.95, but it will give you unlimited bandwidth.
Top bloggers like PC MAG, WPBeginner, Hosting advice have experienced Hostgator hosting.
It’s the cheapest web hosting service as its plan starting from $3.95 customer need, reliable, secure web hosting service. Hostgator will provide you 24*7 production support so you can contact the support team at any time. You can upgrade your hosting to the cloud, VPS, etc. at any time to experience the new and advanced features.
This is the third affordable WordPress hosting. The pricing of this hosting starts from $5.99 per month, but you will get a discount during the offer period. In the launch plan, you can host two websites. You will get unlimited email and bandwidth.
If you want to expand your site, then you can upgrade it to power and pro plans. Power plan starts with $7.99, and the Pro plan begins with $13.99
Scrollbucks used Dreamhost hosting for a year. I got a 97% discount at that time. So if you are a beginner, you can start your WordPress blog on Dreamhost, and after one year you can move it to another hosting. If you are getting 50% off on this hosting, then it’s worth it.
The shared WordPress hosting plans start from $7.95/month, and you will get 97 days money-back guarantee on this. It means if you are not satisfied with this hosting, you can easily cancel the plan to get a refund.
You can read my review on Dreamhost shared hosting for WordPress blog
This is a new emerging, affordable WordPress hosting for beginners. I have written a great post about Greengeeks. Do read it
GreenGeeks first plan starts with the $3.95(just like Bluehost) in which you will get unlimited bandwidth, space, data transfer, and free domain name. Greengeeks also provides reseller and VPS, but as a beginner, I would suggest you go for the starter plan if you want to experience the Greengeeks.
Above all are cheap WordPress hosting for beginners. Bluehost, Dreamhost, Hostgator, Inmotion, Greengeeks are the brand in the WordPress hosting industry. I am trying to use all the hosting, which is best for my blog. Most beginners want the cheapest hosting, and the professional want fast, reliable, secure hosting for their blog.
Currently, I am using Vultr VPS for my two blogs. Vultr provides the SSD at very cheap rates. The plans start from the 2.50$ per month. The performance of Vultr the great compared hosting, as mentioned above. The only thing is you need to manage your server correctly.
Vultr’s server is located in 15 locations so you can choose any server location depending on your blog traffic.
The plans are also affordable for any bloggers. For the 5$ plan, you will get the 25GB SSD on which you can configure the two WordPress blogs easily.
I have used the Bluehost, Dreamhost, and Vultr web hosting for my blogs. Out of which I find Vultr is best and affordable because it provides you SSD storage, which makes your blog fast and improves the performance.
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