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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!