So you’ve decided to have Prints Charming develop your website, great!
Now it’s time to choose a web host.
What is a web host and why do I need one?
We are about to turn your brand into an online commodity. Whether it be for advertising, informational or sales purposes. Your gorgeous Prints Charming website will contain a lot of data, and that data needs to be stored someplace. Your web host provides space on a server for this data.
Who do you recommend?
The company that I recommend to all of my clients is Bluehost. Whether you are trying to keep costs down or like the convenience of being able to update your plan & payment options without a third party, I recommend using the link below to purchase your own hosting account.
What does it cost?
Don’t be fooled by the $3.49/month, basic 1 year plans begin at $6.95/month ($83.40/year) and are billed up front. If your looking for the best possible price, the $2.95/month price is available if you purchase 36 months of hosting up front ($125.64/3 years). Depending on your project budget and commitment to your new website I leave it upto you to decide which you think is best for you.
I also recommend adding: Site Backup Pro & SiteLock Security – Find. It’s very low cost precautionary software. “Insurance for your website”.
I see Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting & Dedicated Hostingwhich do I want?
Unless we’ve discussed other options you want a SHARED HOSTING plan. What this means is that the server that holds your data is also being used by other clients that host their data on the same server. I assure you that this hosting plan is completely secure and there is no way they can see or touch or corrupt your website or its data. Still unsure? Let’s talk and talk about other options.
Can I have my own email?
Absolutely! The best and most convenient part of having your own web host is that you’ll now be able to have your own email address. Instead of the firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com you’ll now have your own professional firstname.lastname@example.org email address. A wholy noted must have for professional business branding.
Once you’ve purchased your web hosting plan be sure to share your credentials with Prints Charming so we can get your project rolling!