How to run a self-hosted blog for only £2.99

Today I have another guest post from the lovely Jon at The Money Shed. Every so often Jon likes to share handy information/mildly mock me, and today he has an excellent cheap web-hosting deal for you. Have a read!

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Have you ever read Jo’s blog on here and thought ‘I’d like to give blogging a go!’

Maybe you’ve read one of her many angry posts about signs outside coffee shops or some other middle class problem you can totally relate to and thought you could do an even better job!

Blogging is a fantastic platform to not only connect with other people but also one you can earn a HUGE amount of money from in the long term.

Usually to earn that money though companies who want to place content on your site will want you to be what is called self hosted. That means that you are in full control of the blog you are running and aren’t just hosting it on a 3rd party website such as Blogger or Blogspot.

A lot of people hold off on running a self hosted blog because they worry about the cost involved but trust me, you can worry no more as I can show you how you can host your blog(s) for only £2.99 a month (although it’s actually less but more about that in a bit) with the amazing UK hosting company Kloudhost.

cheap web hosting for a blog

I used to pay through the nose for hosting and found my websites were just getting slower and slower and on top of that I used to have regular database issues which were 100% a result of the hosting company I was using and for that privilege I was paying around £80-£100 a year. Oh and there was also the issue of support that was less than stellar which is a pain when you need help urgently!

When I would speak to them and ask what could be done it was recommended I actually UPGRADE and pay for a dedicated server with them to alleviate those issues and this was the final straw.

I knew I didn’t need to pay more, I just needed better hosting!

I started looking online for UK hosting companies and after speaking to people on the UKBusinessForum found Kloudhost who are based near Preston and have been growing for a number of years with praise from many people online.
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I actually moved all my websites to them (2 blogs + 1 forum) a few months ago and can’t believe the speed increase my users can now experience and I was coming from one of the MANY hosting providers who are owned by GoDaddy!

Kloudhost did everything for me and after agreeing a time for them to move my websites over so I just sat back and waiting for it to be done.

Now I don’t want to get into the technical ins and outs of running a blog but let me tell you two important things

  • You can run a blog with ZERO technical knowledge thanks to WordPress which is the blogging software 90% of bloggers use and can be installed with one click on Kloudhost
  • If you already run a blog elsewhere (either self hosted or on Blogger or Blogspot) Kloudhost will migrate your ENTIRE site over for.

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The reason I mention the above is because those are usually the two main reasons stopping people from moving or setting up a blog and they no longer need to be a barrier.

I should also probably mention their UK based support as that tends to be a deciding factor for a lot of people. On the few times I’ve had to use them so far I’ve always got near instant responses (and that includes on a Saturday night!) but don’t just take my word for it. One of our Money Shed users on the forum has just moved their blog over and has nothing but praise for them!

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Now why did I say earlier that you can actually get hosting with Kloudhost for LESS then £2.99? That’s because I’ve managed to negotiate with them a 20% off code when you place your order.

If you enter the code TMS at the checkout you will get the discount taking your hosting costs to LESS than £2.99 a month!

So don’t waste your time on here reading anymore of Jo’s posts about kittens, her new wardrobes or yet another weekend break involving a camper van, and instead get those creative juices and set up your own blog easily, cheaply and with one of the best UK hosting companies going!

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22 Comments

  1. 3 October, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I had not heard of these before stopping by here. Sounds like a great price. I will go and check them out now, I keep thinking of changing host myself :) Thanks.

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Hi Claire,

      Please do take a look. They are UK Based which offer a fantastic level of customer care should you ever have any questions or niggles.

      Jon

  2. 3 October, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I paid about £15 a year for mine and have been really pleased with it. I definitely recommend people going self hosted, the deals are out there, just like this one. Fab offer!

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:45 am

      Hi Laura

      You are spot on! The deals really are out there and it always amazes me when people think that being self hosted is going to cost a fortune when it doesn’t at all!

      Jon

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Hi DJT,

      You are right that if you want to take your blog to the next level and REALLY earn from it then you have no option but to go Self Hosted. The great thing is that Kloudhost will do the entire migration for you so you won’t have to do anything while your blog is moved to their services.

      Jon

  3. 3 October, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I’m still nervous to take the step to self-hosted! One day, maybe!

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Hi Sabrina,

      Honestly you have nothing to worry about and with companies like Kloudhost who will do the entire thing for you so you can just focus on the creative side of things as a blogger!

  4. 4 October, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Wow this is super duper reasonable I have heard of Kloudhost before and it seems like a great option…and just shows that going self hosted doesn’t have to be expensive!

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Hi Talya,

      It absolutely does! Kloudhost have done a great job on expanding via personal recommendation online and sometimes that’s the best way to know how good a service is!

      Jon

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:51 am

      Hiya,

      Yeah it seems to surprise a lot of people as they think that being self hosted will cost a fortune to get a good package and it really doesn’t!

      Jon

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Hi Charlotte

      You are absolutely right. The number of bloggers I’ve seen by ‘high end’ packages at the start is crazy. You should also scale UP your hosting as your site grows!

      Jon

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Hi Stephanie

      It sure is a fantastic price and Kloudhost have been great with both myself and all the people I have recommended them to who have moved their blog over to them and are now enjoying a huge speed increase in their site and better UK based support!

      Jon

  5. 4 October, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    I only go for companies with a UK based support or US at the least. Great info for website hosting here

    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Hiya,

      I agree with you 100% I need support that’s there when I need it and understands the important and issues that UK bloggers can face!

      Jon

  6. 5 October, 2017 / 10:11 am

    That is a great price, I pay a lot more for mine and always thought it was for the instant support, but reading this they offer that too. Now the question is, do I move?
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    • 6 October, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Hi Kara,

      Sorry to hear you are paying a lot of money for your hosting. Kloudhost support is top tier and whenever I’ve had an issues I’ve had a response back within MINUTES!

      Jon

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