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I’m going to warn you ahead of time that I do NOT recommend the hosting provider that is promoted so much by other bloggers. We will call it B-Host. If you do any research at all, you will discover that nearly all of the bloggers promoting them don’t actually have their blogs hosted with them. They merely like the commission when YOU sign up. Then you are stuck with the horrible customer service, just like I was. This company and many others that were popular have been bought up by a conglomerate and have quickly gone downhill. You can check out a review of them and a quick background of what companies have been purchased (and that you might want to research extensively before buying from) HERE.
Below you will find plenty of hosting options that are NOT a(at least at the time this page was created) part of a large conglomerate, have proven to be great hosting providers with support that you can ACTUALLY get ahold of without waiting DAYS.
SiteGround is a really popular hosting provider for people who are hosting more than one blog or website, and for those who are expecting their site to grow quickly or are already getting large numbers of page views. Larger sites or those that have a lot of content are also seen hopping over to SiteGround quite frequently, as they offer plans that are really attractive for large blogs. To top it off, sites that receive quite a bit of traffic are reported to be still blazing fast hosted with them. But the great thing is that their prices are really reasonable now for start-up bloggers, so you can just hop right onto the big kid bus! SiteGround is my number one pick for hosting providers for new bloggers.
Namecheap is the hosting provider that one of my blogs is currently hosted with. When I transferred from Bluehost (because customer support acted like I was an idiot, instead of addressing the real issue of their service being down, after waiting over 3 hrs for a technician – Ridiculous!) the support staff with Namecheap were super friendly, helped me get my blog moved quickly and efficiently, and have been supportive every step of the way. Plus, the hosting is super reasonable to purchase. If you are just getting set up, I really haven’t found a host less expensive. The value plan, which is all most blogs need when they get started, comes in at less that $10 for the first year (at least as of 8/2/16 -I’ll check on it periodically.). How do you beat that? It means that a domain name and hosting together will cost you less than $30 for a year. $30 to set up your own blog for a whole year? How do you beat that?
So, if you are looking for a hosting provider, Namecheap is one of my personal recommendations. Head on over to check out what they have to offer.
InMotion is another provider that as near as I can tell isn’t part of a huge conglomerate yet. They are a larger company, so if you are looking for a hosting provider that has an established portion of the market, this one is worth looking into. They also list that their business plans have free data backups, but as to how reliable those are, I’ll let you do your own research. This is certainly a host worth checking into.