In 2013 one thing for certain that most website owners can count on is that there will be changes in how Google and other search engines rank and index their sites. Several factors that are at the top of most conversations are quality web content, authorship, and overall website experience. When I talk about your blog or website experience one of the factors that is being considered is your site speed and the consumer experience. In order to make sure that your customers stay on your site and come back they need to be able to navigate and get there quickly. Many new website owners have been using Worpress as their main blogging and web development tool for many reasons with ease if use and fast deployment being the at the top. Plus the major search engines love WP sites and with the right plugins and hosting your site is usually very quick and user friendly.
This leads us to the foundation of any blog or website and that is the hosting platform you choose. We have been doing some research on a web/blog hosting platform at www.Squashhost.com . One of the key features that I look at when evaluating a blog hosting platform is scalability. This means as my traffic grows do this provider have the resources to offer to help me grow with more robust hosting plans like VPS or dedicated servers. While www.Squashhost.com offers their entry level plan starting at $3.95 per month they also offer the ability to upgrade to a dedicate server with several package in between. For new site owners they offer one click of popular programs like WordPress in order to get your site up and running as fast as possible. If you are building a new site I would highly recommend looking at paying a little extra for the dedicated IP address as this will serve you better when doing SEO. With so many hosting companies out there today you want to do your research and see what others are saying and I would even contact their customer support before you buy to see how responsive they are. At www.Squashhost.com they do promote a 99.9% uptime guarantee which is really good. Remember that if your site is down so is your business. Best of luck in 2013 and if you do decide to host with Squashhost.com please drop us a comment and let us know what you think.
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