I’d like to upgrade my free Word Press site to a paid site so I can upload free reports and start an e-newsletter subscription on my site. I vaguely remember that you recommended a program on this site, but I can’t find it. Any suggestions? I’m looking for cheap and simple–I don’t need anything fancy. Thanks!
Wendy S. Komancheck
Freelance Business Writer for the Landscape, Lawn Care, and Garden Center Industries
I’d recommend going with a host offering cPanel access. HostGator was where I started, and I was happy with them for a long time. I’m now with a Canadian host called MyHosting.com (but for a VPS — I haven’t used their shared hosting). I’d probably start with HG. Get the lowest plan if you only have one site. Get a step up if you want to be able to host multiple domains. I believe I paid around $10 per month for the middle package there.
There are cheaper hosts, but I wouldn’t necessarily go that route. I’d avoid 1&1 and Bluehost like the plague. Godaddy is fine for domains, but I’d avoid their hosting too. Other than those, I can’t really speak to the quality of specific hosts.