By: Terrell Flautt
When it comes to web hosting there are really only 2 or 3 options that I think are honestly worth it right now for the online business trying to fit within a budget without sacrificing any bandwidth or features/options. If that changes and I discover any other web hosting services for around the same price or less then I will edit this article let you guys know in the podcast and/or ezine so sign up for that over to the right or down below (DUH!)
As far as my free web hosting needs go I use 000webhost because it is the fastest and easiest way for me to get a fresh wordpress site up and running within literally seconds. If you are trying something for the first time or don’t want to spend any money on your website then this is the best option on the web because you get to set up a free wordpress site with no limits or restrictions. They don’t run an ads on your site, like wix or other free hosting services seem to do.
The downsides to free hosting are as follows:
Your site will be throttled as soon as you start using serious bandwidth and this means that in order for your site to perform at max loading and download speeds you will have to upgrade the account or move to paid hosting with bluehost.
Let me explain:
One of the ways that I make money online is by selling products from websites like the one that you are on, right now. In order to do that it requires a domain name and a domain name costs money. This domain name costs me probably $8 a year and I run this site on paid hosting because I want it to be able to handle as much traffic as a I throw at it when I throw a stupid promotion or make a viral post that generates a lot of traffic.
Now, I can add as many sites as I want to my bluehost account but every time I do that I need to buy a domain name for it and it will share the same resources that my other websites on the paid hosting use unless I upgrade that account.
I do not want to pay for a domain if I do not have to and I do not want to give up bandwidth on my paid hosting from hosting too many websites on 1 hosting account. The more bandwidth you use on a paid account then the more it costs, or they throttle your bandwidth once traffic gets too congested.
If your website is less than 9 months old that most of your traffic is coming from paid advertising, social media, or referrals and none of those things require a domain name. If you are only selling a product and not building a brand then you do not need a domain name. If you are trying a new sales page and product by running some ads to see how well it converts then you do not need a domain name because people will be clicking on the link because of your ad that shows up in their search results, not because they typed in “affiliatebulldog.com (insert your domain name there).
You can just use free websites from 000webhost for all of those things and more. I use the free websites from 000webhost to launch products that I just need a landing page for. Or I can make a completely separate website for each and every single product using 000webhost that link to my secure SSL protected checkout page on this website. This gives me the chance to launch a risk free online websites to see how well a product converts and how much money can be made with it. If it is a popular product and doing well then I will actually buy a domain for it and if it is getting a lot of traffic I will move it over to paid hosting so that the site still runs at max speed.
If it is not selling well then that is something I will be addressing the the upcoming ezine and weekly web show so please subscribe to that on your right.
I hope that this article made sense and helped explain one of the reasons I still use free websites as an internet marketing professional and why I also use paid hosting to make money online in 2019.