Blog Starter - Step 4 Choose Hosting for Your Blog

What is Web Hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page on to the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.

Do I Need Hosting Service?
If you decided to have your own domain name, then YES you need to have hosting especially when you choose WordPress as your blogging platform. For those who choose Blogger, you don’t need one. What it does is pointing your visitor's computer connecting to the server and your webpages will appear through the browser.

As mentioned, you need to have a domain name in order to host with companies. Some companies will include domain name for free if you use their plan, Blue Host is the recommended by WordPress and it is integrated with themes. There are a lot of hosting companies online, consider the all areas when looking for the right one for you. Though it’s really no brainer to choose Blue Host, simply select the best plan for you.

You can go ahead and search more companies and consider these things:
1. Cost – Look for affordable rates but avoid those free programs that requires you to promote them with their link.
2. Customers Review - Feedback from customers are powerful indicator of the companies reliability, search more random reviews as some of it may come from the insider as well.
3. Dedicated Servers – They should have reliable and dedicated servers that can accommodate more shared hosting plan.
4. Customer Support - Since you are a newbie, you want to rely on a dependable customer service that respond on time.

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