Bluehost vs WP Engine, how to choose the right host for your website

In the next few weeks, I’m re-launching my website. Along with a new look and feel, I also switched website hosts in the process. This was because my current website host just wasn’t getting the job done for my business.

Since it is important for businesses to choose the best web hosting, I wanted to give you a comparison between two website hosts, Bluehost vs WP Engine and which one I ultimately settled on  for my business and why I chose them.

The situation

I made the decision to switch website hosts because the company I was using was not meeting the requirements that my business needed.

For example, here are some of the issues my website encountered over the past year.

  • Unexpected downtime
  • Throttling
  • Lost data
  • Slow site load times
  • Poor customer service

If you are a casual blogger, the debate between Bluehost vs WP Engine probably doesn’t matter as much to you, but I spend a lot of time blogging and making tweaks to my site because it is a main source for running my business.

As a result, I need my website to be up, I need it to be fast, and I need it to be reliable.

Does website hosting matter?

It does and it doesn’t. It depends on the type of website you are running.

If you are a casual blogger who doesn’t blog very often or isn’t running a business, you can go with any hosting company, provided you are prepared to deal with slowness and potential down time.

On the otherhand, if you run a business and you blog a lot and want to get more people reading your content and eventually buying products and services, you want to be sure to choose the best web hosting possible.

When you have to constantly worry about whether your website is running and answer questions from customers about why your site isn’t available, this can put a lot of unnecessary strain on your business and your relationships with customers.

Too much of this and you will find yourself spending more time fixing things instead of creating things. This can put you further from achieving your business goals.

I wanted to share with you the process I took on choosing the right host for my website and how you can do the same.

Here is a comparison I put together on Bluehost vs WP Engine along with details on why I made the switch (which helped my business out tremendously).

Bluehost vs WP Engine, which is better?

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How to create a Google Plus badge in 4 easy steps

While Facebook has been the dominant social network for the past couple of years, a challenger has entered the ring by way of Google+. While most sites have dared to go toe-to-toe with the behemoth that is Facebook, Google+ hasn’t shied away. In fact, in Google’s recent earnings call, they cited 90 million subscribers – a substantial number, considering they haven’t been around but for just a few months, Google has also been really good at listening to their subscribers for new features.

Today we’re going to show you how you can capitalize on Google+’s growth by adding a Google Plus badge to your website in 4 easy steps.

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5 reasons why your blog or website needs a Facebook Like button

Facebook like button

At one point or another, you’ve probably clicked a Facebook Like button. They’re not only everywhere, but they’re also a very powerful tool for promoting content and can greatly help broaden your reach. Here are 5 reasons why your blog or website needs a Facebook Like button.

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How to expose your business through an email signature

Probably a simple tip, but a very effective one at that. If you are serious about exposing any of the following:

  • Website
  • Blog
  • Facebook profile
  • Twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Facebook business page
  • Photographs you have on Flickr
  • Etc…

Consider creating an email signature with links to these accounts. This way while you’re getting traffic to your sites, making connections through your content; you’re also connecting with the people you correspond with through email.

Need to learn how to insert your signature in a specific program like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, your Twitter background? Connect with me and I’ll be glad to help you out.