SiteGround Set up my Blog for Free
SiteGround web hosting was the name I kept coming back to when I was researching which hosting provider to use when I was setting up this blog. In the end it came down to two providers, Bluehost and SiteGround. I finally chose SiteGround on the basis of an online chat conversation I had with one of their team when I had a few questions before I signed up. It was a Sunday morning, and I was dithering about how to get my blog set up, and in the end the really nice lady at SiteGround did it all for me!
Yes, you read that right. While I was online, I decided to go ahead with the purchase of a year’s hosting, which came with a free domain name. The chat operator waited on the line while my payment went through, and then set up WordPress for me on my domain. By the time I had eaten breakfast and had a shower, my new blog was ready and waiting for me when I went back to the computer a little while later!!
Since my blog has been live, I’ve not had any issues with the site being down, and everything has been working well, although there was one blog post I had that went viral (yay!) and for a couple of weeks I had very high traffic. My Google Analytics dashboard was telling me that the site was slow to load, and I contacted SiteGround to see if they could do anything. I thought I might have needed more bandwidth, but they informed me that was not required. Instead, they set up something called Cloudflare on my site for me (free) and since then everything has been running tickety boo.
The moral of the story is this – if you are a complete technophobe that wants to start a blog and has absolutely no clue how to go about this, don’t worry. When you use SiteGround they will do it for you if you ask them nicely. I’ve since discovered that installing WordPress is not that difficult, but since this thirty-something has a knack for crashing her iPhone every time there is an ios update, surely it’s understandable that I wouldn’t want to risk doing something website related that seems like it would be a lot more complicated (even if it’ s not).
And that, my friends is the story of why I use SiteGround web hosting. Their customer service really rocks.
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