What is Website Hosting Services?

If you are just getting started, you may be looking for information on website hosting services.  All websites are hosted somewhere. Many are probably hosted by companies like Hostgator, Godaddy, Google, Amazon, Blue Host, and Siteground. The list goes on and on. These companies will all have a product called website hosting and the price could range from really small to really big.  Be observant of free trials or reduced introductory pricing that could increase greatly in the future.

Free Hosting Accounts

You can find places on the web that will host your website for free. In most cases, you are subject to using a common domain; wordpress.com, wix.com, blogspot.com.  These free hosting options will include advertising that can not be removed on the free service. There are other limits on what you can do with the free product. Each service has their own features. If you want to build your website using wordpress software, you will need to look for hosting companies that offer that service. Companies like wix and blogspot ( owned by google) do not offer wordpress website hosting services.

If you choose a free service for your website hosting, just know that eventually you will want to upgrade to a better product.  Successful websites tend to be on better hosting plans. Consider support, speed, reliability and security when you get ready to upgrade your website to a paid plan.

WordPress Hosting with No Advertising

website hosting servicesThis website Free Website Builders is built using the wordpress software. It is hosted on a free platform called SiteRubix.  If you spend some time browsing this website, you will find that this site is pretty fast. It is also very secure and has a great support team. If I decided to move this site to a paid domain, the transition is pretty easy. I am not required to pay a fee to keep this website on the SiteRubix domain. If you want to explore the siterubix service, just click over to SiteRubix and get started for free.

Website Hosting Services Questions?

Do you have any questions about website hosting services? I have probably had accounts at evey major company that offers hosting. My favorite service for wordpress is the company that manages Siterubix. If you have never heard of Wealthy Affiliate, then take some time to learn more about the company and their services. You can create a free account, get free training and connect with me. Click over to Rich at Wealthy Affiliate. In addition to this free website, I host about 10 other wordpress websites them on the same platform. I have been using WordPress for over 15 years and can tell you that they are the best for the money when it comes to wordpress hosting.

16 thoughts on “What is Website Hosting Services?”

  1. Hi Rich,

    Nice post about website hosting.  I like how you explained what website hosting is and how if you’re successful you may want to move to a paid plan.  What other web hosting sites use wordpress?  Who else offers siterubix?  I am also new to Wealthy Affiliate and I want to say so far the training is great!  I have been with WA just a little over a month and learned so much.  I highly recommend anyone thinking about affiliate marketing to checkout WA.

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    • Siterubix is offered by Wealthy Affiliate. This is their free wordpress website hosting service. Other companies like GoDaddy, Blue Host, Siteground all offer wordpress hosting. Thanks for the feedback on WA Training. I agree.

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  2. Hi Rich. Very interesting article. Im just starting my adventure with online business and posts like this are extremely helpful. I didn’t consider before free webhosting, as I believed its impossible without tons of advertisements, but looking on your post SiteRubix is perfect starting point for all beginners. Looking forward to test it in practice.

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  3. Of all hosting platforms that I have come across Wealthy Affiliate is the best. Not only do they offer free website hosting they also have free training. The paid version is even better!!! 

    I am always glad I found a place like WA because, to be honest, GoDaddy and HostGator were somewhat unhelpful because they did not offer training along with the hosting.  

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    • I have had wordpress sites on both Hostgator and GoDaddy. I think Hostgator may have improved slightly but you cannot match what you get from WA. It would cost hundreds of dollars every month to come close.

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  4. Very nice and well explained. I agree with you that most free hosting place unremovable adverts on your website until you upgrade. But I’m quite perplexed learning that this hosting platform called SiteRubix does it without the placement of ads and for free. Wow, that’s awesome.

    I’m semi new to digital marketing and I’ve been trying to build and develop my blog and have everything in one place. But looking at this SiteRubix may make things easier for me. Do you think I will have headaches transferring domain? I have one that I purchased about 2 weeks ago and would love to retain it.

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    • If you have bought a domain and already set-up a blog on that domain, keep moving forward. Hopefully its a wordpress bog. I would only use the siterubix domain for brand new ideas when money is tight and you are not ready to move forward with the costs of domain purchase and hosting upgrade.

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  5. I am relatively new to the website building thing, but I must say, I am very impressed with the service that is provoked at wealthy affiliate. I agree with you that it is worth the time to check out the  company. Building a website is much easier than I ever would have imagined. The training I have received from wealthy affiliate has definitely given me a strong foundation to build upon.

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    • It is amazing how technology has changed the way we do websites. Getting started is very easy with the tools and training provided by WA.

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  6. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate really is the all-in-one platform to own and operate a website business. Training, website hosting, a helpful community, more training, if one wants a reasonably priced all-in-one platform for all their online venture needs, they might want to try out Wealthy Affiliate. Keep up the good work providing only the best solutions for people online.

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  7. Wealthy Affiliate will provide you with world class training in affiliate training and you can indeed use the webhosting for free if you are a member. I built my website using SiteRubix and can confirm that it is super easy to use and operate. It is also beginner friendly. When one starts your online journey, budget is always important, so do make use of free website hosting to get started, and you can always go for paid plans when you have more experience. 

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  8. Thank you Rich, I have some websites but I didn’t fully understand the hosting aspect of it. One of my sites is not hosted by wealthy affiliate, is it a good idea to bring it over or leave it where it is? If your advice is to transfer it to wealthy affiliate how do I go about it?

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    • It all depends what on where it is hosted. How much you are spending in that other location? Are there a lot of images?  If its built in wordpress, it is not terribly hard to move it over here. There are site migration plugins that will assist. 

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