About resellers, domains, WordPress, BlueHost, Cloud hosting, GoDaddy, and reviews.
Those who are interested in the paid and free reseller hosting offered in this document can click the link. Resellers Panel is a great company to work with because the web hosting provider does all the work for you. The only thing they require from you is to set up your website hosting shop and when finished, just promote it as much as possible. Billing and technical support do not belong to your responsibilities so you can focus on rankings and marketing. But there is one caveat. Use only US dollar as your store's currency. Let's say that your audience is in Germany, don't use the Euro as the currency for hosting payments/pricing. If your pricing is in Euro's, you'll have to modify the pricing at least every 4 days and that can be annoying. The rest of this article is about reviews on hosting, Go Daddy website hosting and web addresses, WP, Blue Host, and Cloud hosting. Web hosting reviews. Let's start with the web hosting assessments because there is confusion about it. Readers often ask if depending on reviews is the best way for finding a good hosting company or domain name registrar. I always answer that it depends on the quality of the opinions involved. Of course you can read random review websites and then base your decision on the conclusions you make after reading some hosting evaluations from experts or clients, but the disadvantage is that you don't know if these reports are truthful or fake. So, the art of the game is to select a hosting review website that publishes honest and genuine reviews from real hosting clients. If we take this rule into consideration then I think that the site Review Signal could be a good place to start. This web site takes Twitter conversations and transforms them into hosting service reviews through a specific algorithm. The web site claims to have transformed more than 425,000 conversations about web hosts. Review Signal's core values are honesty and transparency. They do earn commissions as an affiliate when a web hosting package is sold but the site states that they won't favor any specific service because of this. You also won't find ads on the site. I checked it out and can guarantee that they are not lying. However, don't forget that the company can change its policy at any moment so always be careful in believing everything you see. Conclusion: reading hosting reviews and testimonials is not a guarantee that you'll be able to select the best provider. A better starting point is to check out what the customer cancellation rate of a company is whether it's about website hosting or any other service. This rate should not be higher than 6 percent and the lower it is the better. Next subject is the most well known domain and hosting provider on earth. And, as we can read in Review Signal the overall score for GoDaddy is two out of five. Surprises me because I would expect it to be zero out of five. When I was their customer I experienced terrible technical support. Even the most simple issues were too complicated for their support representatives who probably never saw any GoDaddy review.They worked abroad because GoDaddy was unable to pay US level salaries. In order to survive they had to divide the USA salary by the number ten. In other words the company's support people in India earned 1/10th of what their USA counter parts pocketed per month. I don't know what exactly the current situation is. However, what I do know is that the domain company is now regularly recruiting in the USA and gives trainees a training that is focused on after-sales techniques instead of on resolving technical problems. When I compare this with my own hosting provider Linux Hosts Ltd. who has highly trained IT engineers working at the support department, then I must say that it's unethical what the largest domain name vendor GoDaddy is doing to its clients. I feel sorry for the company's customers, being an ex-client of this horrible service. I really don't understand why the company is not already boycotted. In the past there already was a very limited boycott. Clients were upset with the company over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act. The boycott originated on the Reddit discussion website and a high number of websites were collecting pledges from others to stop using the service. There were hundreds of pledges while actually thousands were expected. Looking at the many negative GoDaddy reviews online, I hope that a real new boycott will happen soon because that is what they deserve. GoDaddy is the champion of brand recognition in the hosting industry, a position that they were able to get by means of TV commercials, Super Bowl advertising and Google Adwords advertising. Spending so much cash on ads is one of the reasons the host can't afford engineer salaries. The company pays $53,651 a year to technical support people in the USA. As a comparison Linux Hosts Ltd. pays $107,000 a year which is almost double. In India the average annual Go Daddy technical support salary is about $5,360. As said before this is 1/10th of the pay in the USA. Conclusion: don't deal with this web host, they aren't worth your attention whether you're a Newbie or an experienced user. It would be better to choose another service which shouldn’t be too difficult since there are many Go Daddy reviews. WordPress Hosting. As you probably know WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) currently used by 74 million websites and by almost 50 million users. This means that the average number of websites/blogs maintained by WordPress members is approximately one and a half. About the half of 74 million belongs to Word Press DotCom which leads to the conclusion that approximately the other half is Word Press DotOrg. In general site owners have 2 complaints about WordPress which are security flaws and website navigation. The latest Word Press security breach was the Panama Papers Leak, the largest data breach in history with over 4.5 million emails exploited. WordPress is open source so there's always a person waiting for a chance to exploit the open source code. Also the navigation could be more consumer-friendly. The meaning of icons often isn't clear and neither is the difference between pages and posts, just to name a few issues. Free WordPress. Another question many users ask on help forums is about how to delete an account or a blog and, especially the dotcom users, have problems with the lack of technical support options. Support for Word Press DotCom is only available on the company's forum support page and numerous problems never get resolved simply because nobody gave the right answer. However, the most striking subject on the company's free support forum is about refunds. The dotcom version also offers paid packages. And what surprises me is that the company basically ignores requests for a refund from eligible users or they pay only a partial instead of a full refund. The moment customers start complaining on the help forum, the full refund is processed almost instantly. I consider this highly suspicious and I think that WordPress pockets a lot of extra dishonest revenue with this unethical practice. Self hosted WordPress. The self hosted WordPress option is professional and offers a large range of extra options. There are tens of thousands of free and paid plug ins and themes downloadable. A plug in is software that offers extra functionality while a theme is the design of your blog. There are many good WordPress hosting providers but there are only a few real good ones. These better hosting services have WP experts working at support and they also have security experts specializing in WordPress security. This small number of hosts have special fire walls to protect site owners against typical WP vulnerabilities and they offer software that automatically backs up WordPress sites multiple times per day 24/7/365. Also their support department is standing by day and night during the whole year. Conclusion: when opting for self hosted WP hosting, choose a hosting service that specializes in WordPress as explained above and don't hire any other company. On the link that follows you can get advice on the best Wordpress hosting services. BlueHost. Blue Host is the second most popular web hosts. The service produces thousands of complaints online. I regularly monitor the Twitter user bluehostsupport and am surprised about the high number of complaints and the low number of resolved problems. It often takes days and sometimes even weeks before the Twitter connection with a frustrated customer ends and before technical support can mark a support ticket as resolved. When we look at the Blue Host reviews in the site of Review Signal, we can see that the host's overall rating is only two out of five stars and that the rating of support is not higher than one and a half out of five. This says enough about with what provider we are dealing here. The host sells all its packages as unlimited in order to lure new clients. Reality is that, BlueHost's band width is very limited compared to other companies. Blue Host states in its hosting agreement that, while they won’t set a limit on band width (so they can advertise unlimited offers), the company reserves the right to do so as they deem necessary. This means that, as a customer, you are completely dependent on their conclusion if your bandwidth is too high or not. Then the web space you can have: Blue Host's limit is 50,000 files only which is much lower than most other web hosts. Conclusion: stay away from them. On the link you can find a good BlueHost review. Cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is better than traditional hosting. With traditional web hosting your website is hosted on only one specific server and in the case of shared plans, your web server shares its disk space with many other users. If anyone of these other users does something illegal such as spamming or injecting viruses into the computers of its visitors, the account can be banned by the host, the IP can be blacklisted and the site could be blocked by the search engines. Because you use the same server as the culprit, your account can also be suspended, your IP address blacklisted as well, while a block by Google of your website belongs to the possibilities too. Now, these are the reasons why Cloud hosting started. With Cloud web hosting your website is hosted by many different servers that all take a part of your site and glue it together in a few micro seconds so it can be presented online. Other members of the same Cloud are using the same web servers but not the part that is in use by you. If ever there's an infection as described above, you will not be affected. If ever your site goes down, the other web servers in the Cloud will immediately take over to keep your creation online. When one of the other sites is the victim of a DDos attack, this part of the web server will immediately be isolated from the rest so that security specialists will have an easy job to resolve the issue. Because there are so many web servers involved, scalability is without limits and load speeds are higher compared to regular website hosting which has the extra benefit of ranking higher in Google. Most Cloud providers charge per minute and this can make a plan more expensive. On the other hand, there are also hosting services that offer Cloud hosting but they still charge a fixed fee per month or per year. This can be a good option when you're on a budget. Conclusion: try to prioritize your Cloud hosting choice for reasons of security, scalability and speed. Last but not least I would like to ask your attention for the web host company with a remarkable low percentage of cancellations. The company's cancellation percentage is currently 1.75 percent which is unique in the website hosting industry. The calculation of this percentage is based on how many customers make use of the company's 30 day money back guarantee. Translated it means that, out of every one hundred new customers, there on average are less than 2 new clients leaving the services. We know that there are other providers with percentages varying between 5 and even as high as 50 percent! Conclusion: the video below probably represents the best web hosting service on the planet.