Last week I asked you to take a short one question survey telling me what you want to learn more about. So far the number one thing Christian bloggers want to learn more about are the different types of blogging tools available. In my personal opinion if you are going to blog, especially if you are going to blog for a profit, you need to use WordPress for your blogging platform. While WordPress is free you do have to have a web hosting account. A web host is a company that stores all your files and content to be shown on the Internet. Depending on the company you go with you can get a web host account for as low as $5 a month. You also have to purchase a domain name, which is your url, and that cost is usually around $10 a year.
For me, reliable web hosting is a must have blogging tool. I need a web host that I can count on to be up and running on a consistent basis, that has excellent support, and is affordable. While their are many excellent web hosting companies available such as Host Gator, my web host of choice is MomWebs and here's why.
- Affordability - MomWebs smallest package starts at $15/quarter which comes out to $5 a month. Super affordable. I am on the Mult-Plan, only $10 a month, which allows me to host multiple domain names/websites under the same account. This is important to me because it helps to make managing multiple sites simple and I don't have to have multiple web hosting accounts which can add up money wise.
- Support - I have never had support as great as the support offered by MomWebs. Scott, their tech guy, knows his stuff and is very quick to reply and happy to help. I have never not had my email replied to or issued acknowledge and taken care of in less than 24 hours. MomWebs will even move your site over from another host for you. I have tried many different web hosts before and MomWebs has the best support, hands down.
- Uptime - I use a service called Service Uptime to notify me whenever my websites go down. Service Uptime monitors your website 24/7/365 and alerts you immediately by email if your website is unavailability or is having performance problems. The entire time I have been with MomWebs, about 9 months now, I have gotten one email from Service Uptime telling me my site was down. Then less then a minute later I got another email telling me the site was back up. MomWebs has excellent uptime!
- Owners- MomWebs is owned is by 2 ladies well known in the work at home mom world, Kelly McCausey and Nicole Dean. Not only do I admire both of these ladies and the online businesses they built for themselves, but Kelly is also a believer. I want to support fellow Christians in their business endeavors. I know I can trust Kelly and know that she has the work at home mom community in her heart.
For me MomWebs is the only web hosting company I would recommend to my fellow Christian bloggers. I know there are a lot of choices to choose from, but you have to take into account reliability, support, and affordability. MomWebs excels in all these areas.
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