Affordable Web Hosting for Small Business – Looking for one?

A home at the Great Arena.

We are in the middle of the 2010’s and we live in an increasingly connected world with the Internet as the great arena where many things happen. Either if you are a small business owner or a will-be entrepreneur you need a place in that arena. After reading  building your Home on The Internet the next logical step is to look for an affordable web hosting for small business.

Now, choosing a website hosting company is literally a matter of life or death for your business. Having your web site hosted for a low price is a good idea, but there are many other things to consider. For starters it must  be available 24/7,  be safe and on a good connection. Of course it most have content and you will be needing the tools to build it properly.

Nowadays there are many web hosting companies that provide a reasonable hosting for an affordable price and you will find many comparison charts between them. But you need more than reasonable. You need performance and your need support and you need tools to build your site. Let’s take a closer look at our needs and wishes regarding a web hosting company.

I compiled a list of Must-Haves for you.

Either if you are  going to blog for a living or you need a web site for your business, you will benefit from taking a look at this list of  must-haves regarding  a web hosting company.

  • 100% of the available. This is a wish, nobody can offer 100%, but you should see the stats and settle for no less than 99.99%
  •  Safety. The web hosting company MUST offer you full redundancy with state of the art equipment and software.
  •  Security,  with state of the art protection against hackers and virus attacks.
  •  Offers unlimited storage and bandwidth for your website.
  •  Scalability is important. Start small and grow as much as you can without having to move to another host.
  •  Has classrooms to teach you the right way to develop a website.
  •  A good website builder which allows you to maintain versions of your content and has the tools to publish and index your content on the internet.
  •  Keyword research tools allowing you to be accurate when working on your marketing campaigns.
  •  Experienced trainers knowing how to monetize a website.
  •  Authoring and content tools and help and support on their use.
  •  Support from website experts and 1-on-1 help.
  •  A helpful community  to get feedback on your work and practice your ability to help others.

Some one could say that those are not must-haves, but take my word on it, you will be delighted to have each one of those features. Your life will be very much easier and your business will have a strongest chance to succeed.

The importance of having all in a one place

You need to be efficient, the more productive you are the better results for your business. So, you shouldn’t waste your time assembling parts and going from one place to another to be able to build your website.  It’s pure logic, you should have everything in one place and concentrate on your business to get the most out of your valuable time.  Imagine you are working in your website in a place where

  •  Do you need to research a keyword? Bang it is right there.
  •  Don’t like your theme, the way your website looks,  and feel like trying a different one?  You have it at your fingertips.
  •  Got stuck with one stubborn widget that doesn’t want to work? You ask and you get an answer right away.
  •  Looking for ideas on different ways to do your work? You have an incredible amount of examples to look at.
  •  Do you want to know how are you doing in terms of web site health? You have an automated evaluation of all the relevant points of your website.
  •  Not sure if your content is OK?  You ask for feedback from a community and you have it.
  •  Do you want to try a different idea in a test website?  No problem, test as much as you want in one of the multiple websites you are offered.
  •  Your website is up and running 99.99% of the time on a high-speed connection.
  •  Your website is safe from hackers and in a fully redundant installation.

Can you see where am I going?  Working on those conditions sounds like heaven on earth? Sounds like heaven on earth  because it is heaven on earth. Now,  just imagine you could have all that for a $100 a month, would it be worth the price? Sure it would. $50 a month? That would be cheap!. $25 a month? Oh, common don’t be ridiculous! You are right it would be a ridiculous price.  Bear with me for one more question. IF such a web hosting company existed, would you hire them? Of course you would!  Now the good news…..

That dream place does exist!

reliable affordable web hosting solution

Wealthy Affiliate Web Hosting

As a matter of fact I’m writing this very content for one of my lessons. I’m learning to lose my fear to write content.  How is that?   At my dream place they teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to build a successful website and losing the fear to write content is a big part of it. I’ll let you peek inside the lesson, take a look at Power Writing Gone Wild! . It was fun! I managed to write 612 words of decent content in 30 minutes.

That is just one lesson. There are dozens of classrooms with thousands of associated training on just about any subject there is on building a successful business on the Internet. Absolutely all the points of my check list are fulfilled in an atmosphere of no pressure, no up-selling and pay it forward community,  I have all of them. And what about the ridiculous price I was talking about? I’m pretty close to it. I think of it as less than $1 per day. Much less than a decent cup of coffee, $29 a month to be exact when I decided to take the yearly plan.

Now you are wondering, which is that dream hosting company?  If you feel like reading a bit more take a look at my previous post on where I do a full Wealthy Affiliate Review  (and the wealthy part is totally true).

Your feedback is very important for me

I would be delighted if  you go ahead and take a look at my review and register for a free trial on Wealthy Affiliate. After that, I encourage you to come back and let me know exactly how was your experience. In any case, please let me know what you think about this article. If you have any questions, I’ll be more than glad to answer your inquiries

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6 comments

  • Matilda

    Your post is quite persuasive. Most small businesses, especially tradesmen, have no official online presence, which make them look less professional than those who have one.

    The companies providing a one-stop solution (from web design, hosting to administration) are either charging heaps or just offering a standard template (often 5 pages) with no online trading opinion. And worst, the owners are not in control of their online property.

    I totally agree with you, small businesses can greatly benefit from Wealthy Affiliate’s service.

    • Oscar Schult

      Hi Matilda. Online presence is a must nowadays and you are right, web hosting companies prey on misinformed public to sell they second rate service. I hope my article helps people to find better options.

      Thanks for dropping by.

  • Anh Nguyen

    Oscar,

    I definitely love Wealthy Affiliate and what they offer, unlike any other programs I’ve used they really give you values. You don’t just learn how to build a business they give you a hosting and fast support where you can literally chat with the owner about your problems and needs.

    I get so used to communities where the guy behind them is nowhere to be found, this is a breeze of fresh air.

    Those are only a few things that are great about WA. I am surprised others are still scammed into using bad make money online products, it’s quite sad.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Oscar Schult

      Thanks for your comment Ahn. What I like the most about Wealthy Affiliate is been able to find EVERYTHING you need to build a business on one single place.

      Best wishes

  • Lynne

    Thank you for this article. I never really put much thought into web hosting and how important it is. I suppose I thought web hosting was pretty much the same wherever you go. I can see now it is just like any other product or service, there are bad ones and good ones and it can very much affect your online business.
    I appreciate all these tips!

    • Oscar Schult

      Thanks for stopping by Lynne. Web hosting is a key factor for Internet Marketing and there are many cheap offers on the Internet, but we should take our time to choose. Not only web hosting is important. You need as well to build the content of your website. That is exactly what I like about Wealthy Affiliate, they not only provide top class web hosting but they teach you how to build a good website.

      Take care.

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