Before anything else, let me tell you right away that I am not being paid to write this post. The following is my experience with my new web host…
I was with another web host when I started with this blog. But since I experienced several inexplicable and unreasonable downtimes with that web host, I started looking for a new one. I was afraid to transfer at first because I have several worries then:
Downtime – I am monetizing most of my blogs. I was afraid that it might take me 24 hours before I can transfer all my domains. THE TRUTH IS, it took me a couple of hours, if I remember it right, 5 hours to transfer the main domains. I did it on a weekend so there was little interruption.
Transfer – Let me tell you how easy it is. Very easy! If you have experience with a cpanel and have added a domain already, then it will be a breeze for you. Now if you are unfamiliar with cpanel, it is easy to learn how to tinker with one. It is very straightforward. It took me 10-15 minutes to transfer a domain. I have several domains so it took me around an hour or two.
Reactivation of domains – If you did the transfer right, all your domains will be up in an hour or two. It’s that fast!
Tech support – One of the things I love about my old web host is that they have a superb tech support. So I worried if I will receive the same tech support from the new web host. And you know what? They are just one chat away. So far, I have used their chat service for a couple of times and all those times, I received the answers I was asking.
The web host I am talking about, my new web host, is BLUEHOST.COM. When I started inquiring about how to transfer, how to go about getting a new host, I received quite a mixed reaction with regards to this web hosting company. I considered everything and well, Bluehost is Fantastico enabled, has the same cpanel I am used to, is quite popular, has big capacity and affordable. The last two had been a big consideration for me. I want to be able to get a web host that is affordable and yet would give me the best package there is.
Let me reiterate, I am NOT being paid to write this. It took me quite a while to put up an affiliate button and a recommendation post because I wanted to be sure that I can really recommend Bluehost to my friends and readers. I know how it feels to have a web host that sucks. I know how it feels to worry when the next downtime would occur. No, Bluehost does not guarantee 100% uptime. But let me tell you this, the longest downtime I experienced so far is 15 minutes. And that’s it!
This is just a recommendation. You are free to dispute my claims here. You are free to try Bluehost if you like.
Let me know your thoughts and if you tried.