Hi, there, this is Charles, glad to see all of you here. First of all, I have some questions to ask you: do you write blogs? Do you have a personal blog? And where is your blog hosted? Is your blog Hosted in a BSP (Blog Service Provider, like WordPress.com) or your self-hosted? This is a review of the best web hosting companies, which can help you to pick the right hosting company, if you want to have a personal self-hosted blog or your own like me.
Compared with any BSP blog, for example, http://pengjiayou.wordpress.com, you have a personal domain name of your own, like http://www.pengjiayou.com , this is your personal identification on the whole net, because it is unique. As you know, both wordpress.com blog and my blog are all driven by WordPress blog software, but things are quite different, you don’t have full permission to do things you want on wordpress.com, however, if you download wordpress software and upload and install to your own personal hosting, you will have the ability to do whatever you want (upload and backup files, upload and active any wordpress themes or plugins, backup your blog posts … etc). What you need is just a personal domain name and a comfortable, high-quality, fast and secure web hosting service. Here we go!
To register a domain name of your own, is a quite easy thing, I recommend GoDaddy or DomainSite, these are my current domain names providers that I like, type a name you prefer, and then search, if it’s not regsited, fill in your own information and make payment, and the domain is yours! (Please don’t walk away, if you register one of the hosting companies for one year which I recommend below, you will get your own domain name free of charges, and you can also get some money returned from me, this is not a joke, that is to say, your first year of self-hosting will be more cheaper, please go on).
I started my own domain names and personal sites since 2000, later since 2006, I begun to build up my own blogs with WordPress blogging software, I have registered and tried a lot of US web hosting services since then, the hosting companies which I like most are only TWO: Hostgator and bluehost, these are the best hosting service providers that I’ve ever found, fast, secure, stable and low cost (as low as 10 usd/month).
Hostgator is one of the world’s top 10 largest web hosting companies with more than 1,300,000 hosted domains. They have over 175 employees to provide you around-the-clock superior support. They are the perfect choice whether you are looking for business, personal, or even Fortune 500 hosting.
Every web hosting plan of Hostgator comes with a 45 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and is fully guaranteed by its owner himself. They have a very good sevice, if you ever have a problem with regular support just ask that your ticket be assigned to Brent (CEO of Hostgator) and he will personally take the time to give you the VIP attention that you deserve.
I recommend Hostgator Shared Hosting Baby Plan, 7.95 USD a month, you will get unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwhich, unlimited addon/parked or sub domains (alows you to host unlimited sites under your account), unlimited MySQL databases and FTP accounts as well as Email boxes.
– Hostgator.com trusted by over 1,300,000 domain owners
– Unlimited storage space, unlimited monthly bandwidth
– Hostgator 24/7 support, live chat support, toll free phone.
– Host up to 999 unique websites. Free domain name.
– Unlimited email, ftp, subdomain. Unlimited MySQL database.
– Free site transfer, mysql transfer, script transfer. 4500 free web templates.
– Cpanel with fantastico & PHP 5, ecommerce, blog, forum, joomla, drupal.
– Hostgator Baby Plan as low as $7.95 /month
– To register Hostgator Shared Hosting Baby Plan for one year with my affiliate link http://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=pengjiayou I will get $50 through your sign-up, But I will return 25$ back to your account.
– 7.95*12-25, that’s 70.40 for the first year at Hostgator, 26% OFF
Bluehost is another high-quality web hosting company that I’d like to recommend you. Bluehost has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Its unique internet hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.
With BlueHost you can depend on:
Highest customer service
Maximum guaranteed uptime
Highly functional tools for administration
The leading feature set available
Secure and reliable backups
Solid and honest business
BlueHost is here to secure your business. They are confident they can provide you with the highest level of support with their friendly and patient support staff waiting to address your needs. Their veteran hosting team knows what it takes to be the best and how they can help make your site a success.
– Bluehost.com trusted by 775,000 domain owner.
– Unlimited storage space, unlimited bandwidth transfer.
– Bluehost 24/7 support, live chat support, toll free phone.
– Host up to 999 unique websites. Free domain name.
– Cpanel with fantastico. Blog, ecommerce, RoR, Joomla, Drupal, forum.
– Email, ftp, subdomain, 100 MySQL, PHP 5, FastCGI.
– To buy Bluehost Shared Hosting, there’s no coupon, but to sign up with my affiliate link: http://www.bluehost.com/track/huzuofei/text1 , I will get 65 USD per your sign ups, hnn, a half, that’s 30 usd will be returned to you by me.
-6.95*12-30=53.40, that’s 35% OFF for the 1st year.
If you sign up with either Hostgator Baby Plan or Bluehost Shared Hosting with my affliate link, you will get some money returned from me to your paypal account, please believe me, so long as I get payment from them.