The host for your website is basically where your site lives on the internet. So, making the selection of a quality host is a bigger deal than you may realize.
I’ve been through a host of hosts in finding my way, so I decided to talk about it a bit.
I’m going to recommend my current hosting provider, WPX Hosting today. Why? Well, because I love them, but also because they are my first affiliate!
I mention this in a recent #video post, using them as an example of good video onboarding for their product. Another plus in the hosting discussion. But, we’ll get to that shortly. The fact I’m thrilled enough with a service for my beloved website, to become their affiliate is HUGE because I’m so picky about anything I talk about publicly or recommend. It took me, what, 5 or 6 years to feel 100% good to take on this affiliate. My first. Yay! Thanks, WPX.
But, what’s the point for you? Well, let me start by telling you my WPX Hosting experience story to give you some answers. You’ll see why WPX is my host with the most and for very good reasons.
About a Host
Look, I’m against DDOS attacks, slow loading speeds, and security breaches on websites as much as the next guy. Downtime makes me crazy. And I’m almost positive a CDN is a vital organ for the smooth delivery of your website, worldwide.
But, am I a web hosting and backend settings expert, a developer, or a coder? Or, am I technologically challenged more than up on all the minute details that while massively important, also feel so over-my-head?
Still, I care about my website and digital properties more than I can say, and I work with WordPress daily. For years. I love it. Do my tech difficulties put me out of the game?
Well, when it comes to hosting services, I can’t say I’ve been feeling the love much. In fact, the last time I changed hosts supposedly to up my game, I instead felt bamboozled. Let down. Used. And worst of all, stupid.
I did the research, got the good word from friends, and listened to the supposed experts. I still feel yucky about the whole sordid tale.
WPX Hosting Exceeds Expectations
But, that’s why I’m literally jumping for joy and want to share with you everything I know, and my experiences, with the new hosting provider for my precious WordPress sites, WPX Hosting.
You can guess how apprehensive I was feeling. Even though I intensely wanted to switch hosting, I was scared to pieces after my past experiences. Honestly, I was a nervous wreck.
I learned of WPX Hosting from a friend (thanks Swadhin Argawal) in a FaceBook group, where I pick up lots of great tips for my site. Still, I did more homework from there and the deeper I looked, the more I liked what I was seeing.
The first plus is the promise of ABSOLUTELY FREE migrations of your sites. Other contenders offer paid migration, or potentially paid (yikes), or only migrate 1 site, free.
So yes, WPX does the migration of your site for FREE and for as many sites as you need. !!!!!!
Next, I think about SSL and the hassle it was when added as part of my last site migration. Although it was my main objective for switching hosts, I’m pretty sure it was not done properly. Worse, this was never corrected by the hosting service, though promised and paid for.
Did I mention SSL is also FREE and part of every site hosted with WPX Hosting?
Next, did I tell you I’m DNS destined to fail on pointing sites around? I did get one right, and when I messed the other all the way up, WPX stepped in and straightened me out, solving my despair, lickety-split!
It was at this point I started getting the feeling they really mean it when they state they will help with any technical issue. Yep!!
Like No Other Hosting Platform
Besides 24/7 on-site chat message box help, email support is like another LIVE chat avenue too, practically. In using hosting services since 2014, no other hosting platform buys, or setup, went this smoothly or easily for me. What a relief. Phew.
No other hosts gaining my new business over the last six years were nearly as attentive, accurate, and accessible immediately for my every question, problem, or concern.
No other included all the bells and whistles at no extra charge like WPX.
Seamless Service for Openers
I documented my first impressions working with WPX Hosting for my professional WordPress website migrations to their hosting service as follows:
1- Signing up: simple enough to be done in a snap (3 step process)
2- Request for FREE site migration: fairly painless even with a quick glitch (likely me) and a fast chat with company help to know I messed up… back on track and request in process in seconds from there…immediate notice (pop up confirmation) then an email.
3- Update to note completion within 24 hours usually…further questions to come if they need anything more! In process notation on account panel at WPX.
4- Welcoming Video Series: with the recurring theme, “don’t let this frustrate you, we can help, 24/7,” and faster than you are likely used to!!
5- Affiliate invitation (which I am taking up! as my first EVER affiliate link!) If you need new Hosting, and want a better hosting experience, get WPX right NOW here:
What? Up to 5 Sites Immediately!
6- You are able to have up to 5 websites with even the basic plan! So, I put a second site on my account to be the MSSYBIZ Podcast’s new home! Oh my gosh, it’s so exciting testing my WordPress skills and having a brand new site to mess up!
7- Adding WordPress and setting up the new admin panel is a breeze with the walk-through clicks option as a guide.
8- Added DDOS protection and the offer to add Wordfence security to the site is a nice bonus. It gives you a little extra confidence that you are making the right move. WPX is worrying about security, malware, and bot attacks for you.
9- The offer to follow them on Twitter or get in their Facebook group to facilitate interactions if needed or to get info or alerts feels welcoming, too.
10- A followup email saying my main site and subdomain were migrated and ready for the finishing touches to move all the way to WPX Hosting went much faster than expected. And faster than the promised likely 24 hours.
I’m Not the Only One in WPX Love
Not everyone has the same needs for their hosting services, but as a creator, I want the no muss, no fuss, VERY BEST POSSIBLE choice. I want to know my host has me covered and is worrying about things for me, so I can write and create. WPX continues to add services and upgrades but not cost.
Plus remember, with all the hard work, time, and extreme efforts you put into creating a value-packed site and top-notch content, your hosting service holds the ability for people to access it with ease, and speed. Or not.
I feel like they’re on my side. Like I have this whole backend team who is on the ball and cheering for me by offering a sense of security, reliability, and most importantly, perhaps, availability to me any time I need them.
Anil Agarwal of BloggersPassion wrote:
The great thing about WPX is they don’t charge you even a penny for doing daily backups.”~ww.bloggerspassion.comAnil Agarwal
Shane Melaugh of ThriveThemes wrote:
WPX is the first (and so far the only) WP hosting solution that we can 100% get behind.”~thrivethemes.com/fast-hosting/Shane Melaugh
Swadhin Agrawal of DigitalGYD wrote:
If you’re looking for a hosting that is super fast, affordable, provides free CDN and gives you the “fixed for you” guarantee, WPX hosting is something you need to check out.”Swadhin Agrawal
Adam Connell of Blogging Wizard wrote:
I love the interface and…support is where WPX Hosting is like no other”~https://www.wpsuperstars.net/wpx-hosting-review/Adam Connell
All these guys know their stuff, so I feel more confident, again, with their endorsements in my favorite choice for hosting. But what really knocks me over is this pretty scientifically conducted hosting providers case study by Matthew Woodward. After a series of tests against top-tier and well-known providers, WPX Hosting is declared the VERY BEST by Matthew, sweeping top results in many categories. Very interesting.
WPX Passes the Test
Ultimately, the checklist for selecting a hosting service is the same for most everyone:
- Backup Policy
- Tech Help/Support
- Infrastructure Current to Web Best Practices
In every category, WPX is a top performer and continuously impressive. I finally feel at ease, knowing I have a service partner and not just a service provider.
If you’re interested in working with WPX for hosting, too, please go ahead and hit my buttons or links for a little affiliate love for me. Thank you!