Before I begin to talk about hosting plans, I would like to say that my favorite webhost is HostGator. They have the most feature filled, affordable website hosting plan I have yet to come across. On top of this, they also provide you with over 4,400 designs from which to use on your site. So if you want a free website design and a great hosting plan, be sure to check them out.
What is affordable to someone may not be true with another customer. Personally, I think that an affordable plan is anything under $12-14 dollars a month. Especially with the way things are going today, the amount of “stuff” that comes with hosting plans is plenty for the average user. Only top notch sites and major companies would need to fork out $50+ a month for hosting.
As far as affordability goes, I think that both HostGator and Lunarpages are two of the most reputable webhosts on the internet today. They constantly receive great feedback from all over the web and when I tried hosting my sites with them, it was very easy to setup. Right now, I host my sites with HostGator. I only have one site left with LunarPages and it isn’t because they are a poor company, I just took more to HostGator. We all have personal favorites. I think once my site is done with LunarPages I’ll put everything with Hostgator. I just prefer their interface better.
Allow me to suggest a few different things to keep a watchful eye for when ordering a hosting plan. Take into consideration the following factors. You want to compare disk space, bandwidth, amount of domains allowed on the account, MySQL Databases, PHP allowance, webmail, FTP, cPanel, and the rest. Now that may sound like a lot of mumbo jumbo to you so I’ll explain a few of those things.
You and I both want the same thing for our website. We want it to be well priced and also have reliability so that we can sleep peacefully knowing our website is always live. On top of that, we also want to know that we will not run out of room for our files, documents, videos, etc… In addition to that, we want our site to be able to handle a great deal of visitors each and every month. Those few factors alone should greatly influence your decision on a web hosting plan.
The reason I host my sites with HostGator is because they are A+ in all of these categories. Not only can my sites handle over 200 million visitors a month, but I will never run out of room. To add to that, customer support has always been there when I needed them. In my opinion, HostGator is hands down the best webhost an average person could ask for. The runner-up would be LunarPages as I stated earlier. I hope this article was of some help to you and good luck with your decision, no matter who you choose to host with. If you are still at a loss, do a search for webhost reviews and see what comes up. There should be plenty of opinion laying around. Just make sure it is reputable opinion.
It seems like everybody wants a website nowadays. We have mom and pop shops running MySQL databases out of their basement and grandma can finally sell her knitting over the latest e-commerce technology. Internet web site hosting services have exploded over the past few years and have gained even more recognition since the “dot com boom”.
My two personal favorite hosting services are HostGator and LunarPages. Both have proven worthy to me in reliability and customer service. Price is also a major factor to me and they got an A+ in that department as well. I have enough to worry about with advertising costs and the last thing I want to deal with is outrageous web hosting costs.
Web hosting can also be very personal in a way too. Your hosting needs must fit your requirements perfectly. So in a way, you truly need to find that perfect fit. What better way to have a perfect fitting glove than to have unlimited domains, unlimited visitors, and tons of disk space for your website? Yes, you read that right and it wasn’t a typo. HostGator offers their customers ridiculous amounts of disk space and bandwidth.
Customer support is always there when you need them (at least in my experiences) and if you are horrible at designing a website, you are in luck. They recently came out with an offer of about 4,500 different templates for their users to choose from. More than likely, one of these designs will suit your site’s needs. That’s pretty cool isn’t it? What other kind of host offers this deal and all for less than $9 dollars a month. I honestly cannot think of another host that does at this particular time.
What bothered me when I first got started with web hosting was that I had to be locked into a contract of “x” amount of years. This is no longer the case today. With HostGator, you get a 45 day refund policy and if you are not happy with the service, well you know how that works. What I am trying to say is that you have a risk-free opportunity with them. There are no hidden strings attached and I know this because I host my sites with them.
I haven’t said too much about LunarPages because I only host one website with them. I do remember though, that when I signed up with them, service was extremely fast to get everything sorted out and my site was live in just a few hours. So I’ll let you decide which host is best for you. Their web addresses are www.hostgator.com and www.lunarpages.com. Good luck with it all and feel free to send me a message if you are confused about anything. I hope this information helped somewhat.
So what can Speed PPC do for you and why should you invest in it? Let’s get something straight here. I do NOT recommend Speed PPC if you are new to online marketing. This is a tool for advanced marketers only. You have plenty of other things to worry about when first getting started online. This software has a big learning curve and is more useful for pay per click campaigns that involve a large set of seed and expansion words. If you don’t know what those mean, then this isn’t for you.
This ppc software is undoubtedly the best thing to come along since sliced bread. PPC management is extremely difficult for the average user. It gets even more complicated once you start to have many campaigns and thousands of keywords. I know this because it can be difficult for me at times as well. So what is one to do?
Well this program is a “push button” program, but it still takes a little bit of work to setup. You cannot just turn on Speed PPC, hit a button, and have a full fledged campaign with 30,000 keywords. You have to input the data you want first and set up a landing page as well as input your campaign details, but once that is set up it save you many hours of work.
Jay Stockwell put together a great piece of software here and it will certainly change the way pay per click is conducted. I think the main advantage of using this software is the fact that it can give you thousands of highly targeted adgroups. It is a time saver to say the least. It can also be thought of as a money saver. Want to know why? If you have tight-knit adgroups, this increases your quality score with Google, thereby reducing your adspend. As you know already, quality score is the one thing you do not want to screw around with when it comes to pay per click marketing. Your quality score is your livelihood.
As an advertiser, one of the most important things you need to be aware of is relevancy. You need to make sure that your landing page is specifically targeted to the keyword in which the user searched for. Speed PPC dynamically matches your landing pages with the keywords. This is a win-win situation. Imagine a campaign of 20,000 keywords, all with minimum bids and a great quality score. Can you scream profit?
The software wouldn’t be practical for small campaigns. I suggest you only get the software if you want to start a campaign that has over 500 keywords. It excels in large quantities because it decreases the amount of time it takes to put it altogether. Another reason for the software to be used is if you wish to utilize the power of long-tail keywords. Let’s face it, most keywords are long tail. There are only a limited number of topics in the world, but the amount of words used to search each one of these topics is mind bending. Interested at all? For more information, click here.