Shared Web Hosting Review – Siteground

By |2017-11-19T14:23:10+10:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: hosting|Tags: , , , |

Shared Web Hosting Review - Siteground In my business, I have a lot to do with various hosting companies. Siteground, Host Gator, Host Papa, Blue Host and VentraIP to name a few. Some are great, some OK, and some are atrocious. Today I want to look at my clear favourite, Siteground. If you are not sure how to evaluate hosting, read on. Evaluation Factors Cost Location & Speed Uptime Customer Service Security User Experience Let's have a look at these one at a time. Cost Let's face it - cost is always going to be one of the most important factors with shared hosting. And it's hard to beat Siteground. Their cheapest hosting package, the StartUp, goes for only $3.95 a month!! Anything cheaper would be suspicious... This is an initial signup offer, and the price reverts to the standard $9.95 after your initial period has expired. The good [...]

How to choose hosting and why I chose Siteground

By |2017-01-31T14:39:31+10:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: computers, web design, web sites|Tags: , , |

Hosting is the one thing that can make or break your website. Hosting is the link between your content and your readers, and it needs to be solid as a rock. Before I explain my own hosting choices, let's look at some of the most important attributes and features of a hosting company and the questions you need to ask. Cost C'mon. We all know this is important to everyone. If you're an SME, you can afford world class dedicated hosting, and this article is not for you, but individuals, solopreneurs and very small businesses are always running on a budget, and so they are looking for the best value hosting they can find. This is shared hosting of course, but it doesn't have to be rubbish at all. The range of prices you will pay for shared hosting is enormous, anywhere from $3-$50 a month. Finding that sweet spot [...]

How do I get a website?

By |2016-12-14T22:18:36+10:00February 27th, 2015|Categories: computers, internet, software discussion, web design|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Photografica - Web design Sunshine Coast The Internet is a great tool for communication, freedom of speech and democracy (as well as commerce and entertainment of course). On the Internet, everyone is equal (at least in theory) and everyone can have a voice! Getting heard is another issue, but for now, let’s look at how we get our own little patch of turf on the net. What’s involved in having a website? There are three main elements in getting a web site up and running. Let's take them one by one. Domain Name Registration The first is a domain name. An example of a domain name would be The first step then, towards a website, is registering a domain name. Fortunately this is very easy. There are many Licensed Registrars that sell domain names. Hosting companies often give away free domain names when you purchase a hosting package. And [...]