Recommendations: Website Hosting

Here are my current tech recommendations

 

One Page Brochure Site using WordPress (for side hustles and non-blogs):

NameCheap has long been my favorite domain registrar but they have recently introduced managed WordPress hosting that costs $25 a year.  This is a solid and attractive option for side hustles and small companies that need to create a web presence for credibility, but do not plan to publish content or blog.  The budget-friendly price, combined with their super support team makes this an attractive choice.

For your design needs, I recommend the free theme by Generate Press and the free version of the Elementor Plugin.


WordPress (for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs):

SiteGround is the hosting company I choose for myself and I recommend to most clients.  If you plan to create content online or if your business depends on your website to attract clients, I recommend SiteGround.  The promo rate for the first year is less than $6 a month.  Beyond excellent WordPress hosting, they also include a free SSL certificate (an essential for SEO and Google indexing), and their tech support is excellent.

For your design needs, I recommend the theme by Generate Press and the free or pro version of the Elementor Plugin.


Online Stores:

Shopify is the easiest online option to set up a store and start selling quickly, especially if you plan to sell tangible items or explore drop-shipping.  Users get the first month free and then pay a monthly fee ranging from $30-$100.  The greatest advantage of using Shopify to support an online store is the checkout security and credit card encryption.  This is a very important technical component that DIY store owners stress and struggle over.  Shopify takes those stresses off your plate.

Easy Digital Downloads is my recommendation for WordPress users who only have digital products (ebooks, pdfs, music, etc).  Easy Digital Downloads is a free plugin that you customize with premium add-ons.  However, the free version is fully compatible with PayPal and can get the job done for many situations.

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