Web Hosting & Domain Name

To put your websites online so the whole world can see, you will need to find a webhosting company to host your websites. However, there are overwhelmingly many webhosting companies out there. Many of them are not pricey at all and offer simple installation of WordPress. I will help you narrow down your choices.

I highly recommend Dreamhost for shared hosting (easy setup) and Digital Ocean for Cloud Hosting or Virtual Private Server (more control). Here is a short list of some popular webhosting sites:

Dreamhost

Dreamhost offers shared hosting at very low monthly cost. For a few dollars per month, you will get your website up and running in no time. Its webhosting package also comes with 1 year of domain name and SSL certificates for free.

Some of Dreamhost's best features, free for you:

  • Easy to set up websites using WordPress.
  • Very good customer support.
  • Excellent documentation online.
  • Unlimited number of domain names.
  • SSL certicates free for all your domains.
  • It supports PHP and other major web frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Django).

To get my $50 off coupon* + 1 free domain name, please sign up by clicking on the banner below:

Dreamhost webhosting banner

Some useful articles on Dreamhost:

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Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean offers cloud hosting/VPS starting from $5 per month. You will be able to install any software or program on its server. Its usage of Solid State Drive allows fast data accesses, resulting in faster website speed.

Some of the best features:

  • Excellent customer service. Detailed email response in 1 day.
  • Excellent documentation online.
  • Freedom to setup and install any OS and web framework.
  • Server can be deployed to outside the United States, such as Singapore to serve website faster to clients in Asia.

Sign up and get $10 credit or 2 months for free:

Digital Ocean webhosting banner

Tutorials:

* I earn some affiliate commission if you sign up thru the link. You will NOT pay more by using my affiliate link. Instead, you will get $10 credit or 2 months for free.

Bluehost

Similar to Dreamhost, but costs less.

Some of its best features:

  • Very easy to set up websites.
  • Very good customer service. Great online chatting support.
  • Unlimited number of domain names.
  • Beautiful and user-friendly Control Panel.

* I earn some affiliate commission if you sign up thru the link. You will NOT pay more by signing up with my affiliate link.

Linode

Similar to Digital Ocean, but bigger and more expensive. Lack of customer support. Not responsive - no email response.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The largest and most powerful cloud computing company. Complicated pricing system. It will require a very technical IT team to set up and maintain.

Hostgator

Similar to Bluehost. Because it allows hosting adult websites, your website may be blacklisted or penalized by Google or any search engine if you share the same IP address.

GoDaddy

Even though GoDaddy webhosting is very affordable, it is known for spam advertising. Besides, your domain name will be "stolen", if you enter it on a GoDaddy webpage and don't purchase it soon .

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