Hosting is vital to any website or online entity. If you don’t have great hosting, you’ll struggle to get any type of success out of your blog. There is nothing more annoying than doing a Google search, finding what sounds like the perfect article, and clicking on it just to watch the page take forever to load. Most will leave and look for another article after less than 10 seconds. Your blog needs to load fast or you won’t be able to keep your visitors on your site.
Low load speeds also hurt your SEO, which can cause you to rank lower than you need to. Usually, they are caused by not using the right plugins on WordPress, but they can also be caused by a bad hosting company.
2. Bad tech support
A hosting company with good technical support makes a huge difference. However, when you suffer from bad support from a hosting company it can be a nightmare. Slow responses, poor answers or simply not offering much help means it’s time to jump ship and find a real hosting company with great support.
3. Risk of being hacked
While a hosting company getting hacked isn’t a sign they are a bad company, it can be an issue. Hackers have gotten very smart over the past few years and they target hosting companies, in some cases. There are several hosting issues bloggers could face and you may not be immune from them no matter which company you choose.
However, if you choose a good hosting company, you may be in better shape and when issues do happen, they will get solved much faster than with a bad hosting company.
It’s bad enough when your website moves super slow, but when it’s simply down, it can kill you. Some visitors may assume your blog doesn’t even exist anymore. However, it’s probably your hosting causing the issue.
If your site goes down, you need to contact support immediately. It may not be the company’s fault, especially if you were hacked or did something to cause the issue without knowing it. However, support will get you backup and running.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Can I host a blog for free?
The king of free blogging platform is WordPress.org. Although it is a free platform, you will ultimately need to develop the majority of the website yourself. Additionally, you must host the software yourself. Although you can find some free WordPress hosting, investing a reasonable sum in a reliable WordPress host is a better long-term plan.
Q2. How do beginner blogs make money?
Display advertising is the quickest way to monetize a blog. Renting out space on your blog to Google AdSense doesn’t require any special expertise, but you will be paid for every 1,000 website visitors that see the advertisement.
Q3. Is blogging still profitable?
Blogging has been and continues to be incredibly profitable for many bloggers who understand keyword research and competition analysis and continuously write 2 or more pieces of excellent content every week until a site reaches about 200 articles.