Lately I have quite a few friends who are thinking about doing a blog and need a hosting company. I always say, if you’re going to blog buy your url and host it. If you plan for people other than your grandma to read it, host it. It looks better and more professional. Own it. So I have marlatrevino.com as opposed to marlatrevino.wordpress.com.
I spent so much time trying to come up with a blog name that it seriously irritates me to think about. So these days I’m all for using my own name. I think you should too. Name it whateva you want on your website header. This way the one thing that will never change is your name. Probably.
And since I like simple things, DreamHost has been simply dreamy to me. I am always telling friends to sign up and since I find myself repeating myself, here’s my official post as to why oh why I use DreamHost.
Reasons I heart DreamHost:
1. VERY DETAILED EASY-TO-FOLLOW SUPPORT WIKI. Their support wiki rocks. I don’t want to wait on hold for 30 minutes for someone to answer my question. Their wiki it very thorough and I have always found what I needed. I think one time I did the live chat thing and that worked out great too. I have been on calls longer than an hour with other hosts. As for godaddy, their customer service is pretty fast, but it just plain hurts my eyes to look at. Not simple.
2. USER-FRIENDLY. The admin side to DreamHost is super easy to use. I like it. No need to search around and figure out how to forward a site, how to add hosting, or install a multitude of applications.
3. ONE CLICK-INSTALLS. Everything I do is on WordPress and DreamHost has one-click installs. Yipee! I personally do the customized installation option as opposed to the simple installation. Only because I want a little flexibility when it comes to plugins and whatnot. With the WordPress install DreamHost automatically includes a ton of themes for your choosin.
4. FREE DOMAIN. With any hosting plan you purchase you get one domain FREE for the year. Nice. You can also host as many domains as you want on this one hosting plan.
And my most favorite reason of all……
So if you’re ready to sign up use the code below. Got questions? Email me. Or if I know ya give me a ring a ding and let’s get yo site up already.
USE CODE: 50GIMME and get 50 bucks off the plan you choose. You still get all the features like unlimited domains hosting, whoop! Unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, and one free domain registration.
If I’m talking too fast and you’re still wondering what WordPress is, check it:
WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS), often used as a blog publishing application, powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. Used by over 12% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites, WordPress is the most popular CMS in use today.