So you want to know a bit about me. I am flattered 😃. I am Lisa, and I am a freelance web developer currently travelling the world with my partner Matt (who is also helping out with this site).
For the last five years or so (wow time really flies) I have been building 🔨 websites for various clients, mostly small businesses, around the globe.
Web hosting, bad web hosting I should say, has always been something that has bothered me and not just because of the money side of things.
I mean how hard can it be? You are a company and you basically rent out this space on your servers for people to use to host their websites on.
Your only job is to keep the servers up and running, to keep the on-button ON, c’mon ☺
But no. Servers tend to go down and oops so does your website.
This brings me to Bluehost. They’re not bad per-say but you could say that I have developed a hate-love-hate relationship with Bluehost.
I’m not a Bluehost hater (is that a word?). Na-ah I am far from it.
They’re a great web host, fantastic actually, if you just want to get your small personal blog or small business site out there on the Internet.
Especially when it comes to installing WordPress, it is dead easy to get started with WordPress on Bluehost.
If you are looking to launch the next Amazon.com then you are setting yourself up for failure (downtime) if you decide to go with Bluehost.
This brings me to SiteGround.
That’s the web host I use for this site. So far they’ve been fantastic. Their solid technical features with focus on speed, performance, security and uptime made me switch over to them.
For example just by switching over my site to SiteGround my homepage load time went from 4.96 seconds down to 581 milliseconds!
And speed matters! These internet stats will tell you why.
Finally a few words about InMotion Hosting and A2 Hosting, web hosts I have frequently used in the past. They’re an in-between web host, on par with SiteGround but lacking some of the innovative technical features that SiteGround has, but are a step up compared to Bluehost or HostGator.
For help getting started with InMotion, find out how to sign up and how to install WordPress with them.
If you want detailed information about all of SiteGround’s, Bluehost’s and InMotion Hosting’s shared web hosting plans then I have created this web hosting comparison guide. Plus I have compared loads more here.
To wrap things up I guess this site and my web hosting reviews is all about helping you choose which web hosting service is best for you.
Lisa (and Matt)