Frequently Asked Questions
A: There is no catch! All we ask is that you purchase the hosting for your blog (which needed with any website or blog anyway) from one of the hosting company’s that we recommend. There are no hidden fees. The hosting company will take care of our blog/website setup fees. That way you get a professionally setup site along with on-going training from us on how to maintain, build and grow your site free of charge.
Q: What is hosting and why do I need it anyway?
A: Every blog or website on the internet must have a place to “store” the website files in order for it to be accessible on the World Wide Web. Hosting is your individual “space” on the internet where your blog/website resides. Hosting companies setup huge areas of memory called “servers” that are connected to the internet. You then purchase a small space for your blog/website to be stored on the internet from the hosting company. Basically, you are leasing a small space (hosting) on the internet from the hosting company for a small monthly fee so others can view your site 24/7/365.
Q: How much will I have to pay for hosting?
A: Professional hosting from the hosting company’s that we recommend is about $6 to $7 per month. However, if you purchase a “hosting plan” for 1 or more years at a time the monthly cost is less. In other words the more you buy the less the overall monthly costs will be. Currently, BlueHost and HostGator professional hosting is about $5 to $8 per month depending on the length of time you select. For example, if you pay by the month the cost may be $8 per month. However, if you purchase 1 year of hosting you may pay only $5 per month (12 months x $5 = $60). Each company has their own plans and prices.
Q: Which hosting company do you recommend that I use for my hosting? HostGator or BlueHost?
A: We personally have used HostGator for years. They have been time tested and provide a wide array of professional hosting features along with excellent functionality at a great price. Their support is unmatched which is why we like them the best! If for some reason you have a problem with your account the HostGator staff will take care of the issue quickly and efficiently. However, we wanted to give you a choice so we also recommend BlueHost. BlueHost is also an excellent hosting company and are very capable of serving your hosting needs if you decide to use them as your hosting company.
A: When you visit a blog or website online you go to the “web address” or domain name. When you sign up for hosting, that is the time when you choose you own domain name (web address) for your site. We provide step-by-step video tutorials that will guide you through the entire process of selecting a domain name and signing up for your hosting account to make it as easy as possible for you. Click Here To Get Started Now! (it is important to read all the instructions on the “Free Blog/Website Setup” page).
Q: How much does a domain name cost?
A: Domain names cost between $8 and $15 per year depending who you use as your domain registrar. The annual domain fee will be calculated into your hosting costs when you sign up at the hosting company. The domain registration fees are normally less than $1 per month.
Q: Once my blog/website is setup and running how do I add articles, pictures, videos, etc…?
A: We will provide you with excellent on-going training on everything you need to maintain and grow you site. All topics will be covered. By the time you finish the training you will be able to do all the basics tasks required to have fun building your site like a pro.
Q: I have another question about your free service that is not listed here. How can I contact you to help answer my question?
A: You can contact us with your question by clicking here. We will be happy to help!