When starting a blog there are a lot of things to consider. Amongst those things is what service you will use to host your blog. It is important that your website host has a solid foundation from which you are able to write. So when you are thinking about how to start a blog, one of the first considerations should be what hosting company you will use. Here are few of the top things to consider when choosing a website host for your new blog.

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Reliability and Speed

Can the hosting company you’re considering keep up with your blog traffic. Sure you may not have a lot of traffic now, but with your stellar writing skills, you are going to change that! Your website host needs to be able to keep up, and it needs to be quick about it. When you start a blog you want to make sure that your page loads quickly so that search engines can find it quickly, and that in general, it operates quickly, that’s why I recommend SiteGround as a website hosting platform. They employ the latest in speed hosting technology to make sure your blog site runs quickly and efficiently. Efficiency is a key component when you’re talking about reliability too. It’s important that your hosting company is reliable. If their servers crash that means your blog is inaccessible too, so choose a website hosting platform where outages are a rarity.

Research Potential Website Host’s Limitations

When you start a blog using a website hosting company, you should first research what caps the company places on CPU usage, space they allot to your site, how many app installs are allowed and what the repercussions are if you happen to push those limits. Remember when you start a blog many of these may not be a factor, but as your blog grows you need a hosting company that can handle your traffic and allows you to make the necessary changes to stay relevant to your followership. SiteGround offers three website hosting packages which range from beginning level to expert level website hosting packages. Each comes with a few basic things like free app installs, unmetered traffic (which is a big deal), storage that is cloud-based and backed up daily, and several other incentives. Many other website hosting companies charge extra for allowing app installs and monitor site traffic to your blog because they are unable to handle a high volume of traffic.

Tech Support

If you’re anything like me you need the tech support people more frequently than you care to admit. When you are starting a blog you want to make sure tech support is included in your website hosting companies services. Some hosts don’t have 24/7 tech support like SiteGround does. While other website hosts have tech support available they may charge extra for its use. Unless you are a wizard with all things techy, which I am not, you will likely run into some issues when starting your blog, so make sure your website host offers the right kind of support. Even after your blog is up and running you’re likely to run into scenarios where you need tech support, so it’s always a good idea to have these guys around.

Remember you have important things to say, so make sure your website hosting company doesn’t’ fail you when you start your blog. Keep in mind that these will be the people that give you the platform from which you speak, so choose a website hosting company wisely.

Originally posted 2017-09-15 13:25:50.

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George Meszaros is the editor and co-founder of Success Harbor where entrepreneurs learn about building successful companies. Success Harbor is dedicated to document the entrepreneurial journey through interviews, original research, and unique content. George Meszaros is also co-founder of Webene, a web design and digital marketing agency.

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