Monday, September 29, 2014

Create your Blog using GreenGeeks Web Hosting

What is GreenGeeks?

There are several web hosting websites such as BlueHost, GoDaddy,HostGator etc. Among the most popular I mentioned above, GreenGeeks is one of the good and reliable hosting companies in USA. It was launched in 2006. GreenGeeks was inspired by green energy movement and is part of earth preservation.

GreenGeeks has a good 24/7/365 security and customer support. Their customer support is through live chat, email and telephone. The telephone support available is not a 24/7 service though. They have a Help Center with FAQs section, video tutorials about cPanel, Drupal, WordPress and more. GreenGeeks has an Education Center of regular articles and “how to” information. Customers can also communicate with GreenGeeks through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

GreenGeeks Hosting Plans

GreenGeeks has different web hosting packages.

1.    Shared Hosting

GreenGeeks has shared web hosting which starts at about $7.95.

·         EcoStarter Plan costs about $7.75 and offers 25 domains.

·         EcoPro Plan costs about $14.95 and offers unlimited domain, space, bandwidth and emails.

·         EcoPremium Plan costs about $24.95 and offers unlimited domains, space, bandwidth and emails.

2.    VPS Hosting

There are 5 different plans For VPS hosting. The plans start at $39.95 per month up to $159.95 and differ in storage space, bandwidth and memory.

3.    Dedicated Hosting Starts from $169.00 to $439.00 per month. If you are interested you would need to request for a quote as no pricing information is available on their website.

4.    Reseller Hosting

There are 5 different plans for its network of resellers available. They start from $19.95.They have unlimited disk space and bandwidth for all plans, but different prices and number of resold accounts.

·          Seed Plan costs $19.95 per month and allows 10 resold accounts, unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

·         Sprout Plan costs $24.95 per month and allows 25 domains, unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

·         Plant Plan costs $39.95 and provides 50 domains, unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

·         Tree Plan costs $59.95 and provides100 domains, unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

·         Forest Plan costs $99.95 and provides 250 domains, unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

GreenGeeks has promotions, coupons and discount codes available.They have a 30 day money back guarantee.


GreenGeeks has SSL secure server, OS Commerce shopping cart and Zen cart. They provide “one click” WordPress installation called Fantastico and Softaculous as well as PHP 5, Perl, Joomla, Python and more.

Other Services and Features

GreenGeeks offers a website builder and migration service as well as marketing credits all for free.If you want to make money, GreenGeeks affiliate program will pay you for referrals. GreenGeeks really stand out because of their involvement with earth preservation and being part of a good cause. GreenGeeks claim 99.9% of uptime.

InMotion Web Hosting Plans

What is InMotion Web Hosting?

There are several hosting websites nowadays such as Godaddy, BlueHost, HostGator etc. InMotion web hosting is one of the good, reliable and affordable hosting websites among the popular ones. InMotion provides Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Hosting.One other good feature about InMotion is that they provide the phone verification service for all new customers which is really good for prevention of fraudulent activities. InMotion has a good customer support. They offer live chat support as well. They have free Google applications integration.

InMotion Hosting Plans

InMotionHostin has a business class hosting which consists of 3 plans; Launch, Power and Pro.

1.    Launch Plan

The Launch Plan costs about $8.99 per month for 12 months and $7.99 per month for 24 months. It is the traditional 1 domain host. The Launch Pan offers only 2 add-ons domains. If you use their special discount coupon you will end up paying as little as $3.49 or $3.99 monthly depending on the plan you choose. The Launch offers unlimited Data transfer and storage as well as unlimited email accounts and forwarder.

2.    The Power Plan

 The Power Plan costs about $9.99 per month. It allows about 6 add-ons domains and offers unlimited data, storage and email accounts and forwarder.

3.    The  Pro Plan

The Pro Plan costs about $15.99 per month. It allows about 25 add-ons domains, and offers unlimited data and storage and email accounts and forwarder.

Good news! Whilst other Hosting websites such as HostGator and BlueHost offer 90 Days Full Money Back Guarantee, InMotion Hosting offers “Anytime Money Back Guarantee” on top of its 90 days full refund. You are allowed to cancel your subscription any time and get back the remaining subscription fees.

Other Features

InMotion has offers spam safe email accounts as well as supports Ecommerce cartsoftware; including OpenCart, PrestaShop, WHMCS, Magento, osCommerce, Zen Cart, The Hosting Tool, TomatoCart, AbanteCart, BoxBilling, Avactis, QuickCart, AlegroCart, PHP Point Of Sale, CubeCart, phpCOIN, and ZeusCart.InMotion has1-click installation called Softaculous.


You are free to upgrade for free from Launch to Power or Pro if you like.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

DreamHost Web Hosting Plans

There are several web hosting sites in the world such as BlueHost, GoDaddy, HostGator etc. DreamHost is one of the ones I prefer even though I chose BlueHost to host on. DreamHost has been around since 1996. It offers fast hosting and is reliable with a bit of slow customer support. DreamHost offers Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting. They recently introduced their new DreamPress service, designed especially for WordPress users.

 DreamHost support is through email, live chat and a forum which allows clients to discuss their issues and find answers to common problems from other clients. You also have an option of speaking with them over the phone for $9.95 for 3 “call backs” in a month. DreamHost doesn’t have a phone number you can call them on. You need to login to your control panel and request a “call back”.

DreamHost Packages

1.    Shared Hosting Packages

DreamHost offers 1 shared hosting package for $8.95 a month with unlimited domains, storage, bandwidth, e-mail accounts, and MySQL 5 databases.

2.    VPS Plans

VPS plans cost between $15 and $200 and include unlimited, bandwidth, domains, email accounts,and MySQL 5 databases.

3.    Dedicated Hosting Plans

DreamHost has 6 dedicated hosting plans which costs between $110 and $250.The Dedicated Server hosting plans come with unlimited, disk storage, bandwidth, domains, email accounts,MySQL 5 databases and Linux operating system.

4.    DreamPress Hosting Plan

DreamPress is mainly for wordPress users and costs about $24.95.DreamPress has an instant 1 Click WordPress Installation. The control panel is easy to use and has lots of excellent themes or plug ins. It has Managed VPS,Web & MySQL servers,Optimized WordPress configuration and Optional Backup to DreamObjects Cloud.

DreamHost offers a 97 money back guarantee and have discounts as well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Sign up for Tumblr

Tumblr is good for new and inexperienced bloggers. It is free and easy use.  Some bloggers and web masters even use it as a social network platform. Signing up for Tumblr means you will be responsible for buying your own domain name from another web hosting site such as HostGator, BlueHost and GoDaddy if you ever decide that you will grow your business.

Tumblr Features

·         Your address will be like “”.
·         You will be able to post updates, pictures, videos and links.
·         You will be able to connect with people of your same niche.
·         Tumblr has simple templates and design themes.
·         It has limited customization when you know HTML or CSS.

How to Sign Up for Tumblr   

·         Navigate to .
·         Sign up at .
·         Create profile.
·         Give them details.
·          Choose a design of your choice.
·         Start blogging.

·         Keep on playing with it until you get the hang of it.If you are ready and serious about growing your business I recommend BlueHost.

HostGator Web Hosting: Cheap and Reliable

There are several webhosting services  such as BlueHost, GoDaddy, Hostgator,DreamHost etc. that a blogger can  create their blog or website with.Web hosting platform called  HostGator is one of the very good, reliable and popular hosting websites among them. HostGator has been here since 2002. HostGator is well reputed to have good customer support which is 24/7/365 days. The support is through phone, email and live chat daily.

HostGator Features

  •  Hostgator offers reseller, shared, dedicated and VPS server arrangements for blog owners and web masters.
  • Apparently they have fast servers.
  • All their packages come with unlimited disk space, data base, domain add-ons, email accounts as well as email forwarder and guarantee a 99.9% of uptime.
  • Hostgator uses the cPanel web server management software for file transfer, email management etc.
  • They offer 1 click installation scripts such as of WordPress called QuickInstall as well as Magento, Joomla, Drupal etc. software, Ecommerce shopping carts, guest books etc.
  •  Hostgator will charge you extra dollars to restore an automated backup.
  • Manual backups can be performed for free via cPanel.
  • They also offer website builder software.
  •  They provide $100 Google AdWords and $100 Bing Ads credit voucher to market your site or blog.

How to Register Domain Name through Hostgator

It is important that your domain name should be very relevant with your website content. Make certain that your domain name is easy to remember and simple to read. A .com is better that a .net, .org, etc. as it is really popular.

How to Sign up for Hostgator Domain Name Using Credit Card

 There are a couple of methods you could choose to register to Hostgator. One of them is by a credit/debit card.
  1.  Visit their homepage for registration.
  2. You will have to provide your payment information. It is safe and secure.
  3. Hostgator offers SSL certificate which is for secured connections since credit card info will be provided or needed.
  4.  It takes a few minutes and then you will be out and running.
  5.  Click here to register for Hostgator.

How to Sign up for Hostgator Domain Name Using PayPal

PayPal is a very good way of making payments when you don’t want to disclose your credit/debit card information. Almost everyone who purchases and or pay stuff online nowadays use PayPal. It is free and easy to join. PayPal uses its own SSL certificate as well, that’s why it is very secure.

  1. First you have to sign up for a PayPal account at their homepage .
  2. Click sign up for free.
  3. Enter your email address and create and confirm a password.
  4. Fill out the form of your personal information: name, address and phone number.
  5. Enter your credit/debit card (optional).you can do it now or later.
  6. Enter your bank account information. You can link the account later.
  7. Click here to register for Hostgator.

  HostGator Hosting Plans

HostGator is actually offering 3 plans with different features and prices. Clients have the option of paying monthly or yearly through credit card and PayPal payments. The choice is all yours but I will advise you to purchase yearly packages as they are cheaper. Let’s go on ahead and see the plans to choose from.

  1.   Hatchling Plan

The Hatchling Plan costs about $2.75 per month. The Hatchling Plan consists of the customary single domain per account type of hosting and has unmetered bandwidth. You are allowed to only host 1 site with it, not more and not less. This plan is good and suitable for beginners and when your business grows then you can upgrade to Baby Plan package. Sign up for Hostgator Hatchling Plan.

2.  Baby Plan

The Baby Plan costs about $5.95 per month. With the Baby Plan, you are allowed to host unlimited domains and unmetered bandwidth under the same account. This plan is good for when your business is really growing. Sign up for Hostgator Baby Plan.

3.  Business Plan

The Business Plan costs around $5.95 per month. This package comes with unlimited domains, unmetered bandwidth, free positive SSL and data bases,  free dedicated IP, free VoIP phone service. The SSL certificate is only needed for data encryptions for security reasons. You really don’t need it as Hostgator and PayPal already have their own. Hostgator offers a 45 day money back guarantee. Sign up for Hostgator Business Plan.

In the additional service section, ensure you uncheck everything. Most of the paid add-ons are not worth is as we have the complementary free alternatives.
Once you are satisfied, click on “Create Account.” Depending on your payment method, you will be taken to the PayPal payment page, or the “successful order placed” page.
In about a minute you will receive an email from Hostgator confirming your order, and within an hour you will be receiving a call with your new hosting account details.

As you can see for yourself, you have a choice of paying monthly, per year, 2 years and 3 years. It is cheaper if you pay yearly or pay a package of 2 years or 3 years. Remember that Hostgator gives out specials and coupons from time to time as well. Note that The Hatchling Plan allows only 1 domain whilst the Baby and Business Plans allow unlimited domains. If you are in future going to own an ecommerce website or collect payment from clients then the Business Plan is for you. If not, then stick to the Baby Plan because it is perfect. You are allowed to upgrade from Hatchling Plan to Baby and or Business if you want to. Hostgator will ask you to upgrade for free.

Start blogging. Read this article I wrote about blogging in my beauty and make up blog

How to Create a Blog with Hostgator

If you want to 
learn how to create a blog 
using Hostgator visit this article I wrote.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BlueHost Web Hosting: Very Cheap and Reliable Web Hosting Platform

There are many Web hosting companies out there, and each one has its pros and cons. Bluehost is one of the largest WordPress hosting providers. It is quiet old since it has been hosting since 1996. Bluehost is one of the most reliable, cheap, organized and high performance hosts.  Bluehost servers can handle extra load that usually comes with Wordpress very well without downtime. The beauty of it is that Bluehost is also optimized for Wordpress blog.

I was using blogger and wordpress free platforms for my beauty blog before and as I wanted to start monetizing and make money I moved to Bluehost. I fell in love with it at that time. The installation is easy and simple so I did it under 20 minutes. You can read more in this article guide on how to install Bluehost.

What to Look for in a Web Hosting Service

Being a blogger, I have learnt that some of the things we look for in a web hosting service are:

  • Reliability to keep the blog or website to be always running.
  • If it is affordable and or have deals and discounts.
  • Customer support and service when we face technical issues.
  • Hardware to ensure that we are using the best server quality.
  • Performance: if your website or blog will load fast, has speed and server response.

Bluehost Features

Bluehost offers shared web hosting services, multiple or unlimited sites or add-ons without paying additional hosting fees. They also offer unlimited bandwidth, disk space, email accounts, forwarder, and web mail. BlueHost includes a free domain if you choose either a 1 or 2 year hosting plans. I chose this year long plan and am enjoying it. Bluehost uses cPanel web server to manage, transfer, and create data bases, files, email and to install other programs. Bluehost offers free website builder and thousands of templates.

Bluehost offers a wide variety of hosting plans for beginners to larger businesses with a 24/7 customer support and I will try to explain them below

1.    Basic Plan

The packages’ normal prices start from as little as $7.95 per month. Bluehost have special discount that goes for $3.95 per month for 12 months , 24 months and 36 months plans. If you want to create only one website, you should buy the basic package.

2.     Plus Plan 

If you plan to host multiple sites, go with the “plus” package. The packages start from as little as $10.99 per month but the special offer is $5.95 per month for 12 months, 24 months and 36 months plans. My recommendation for most users would be the “plus” package as it offers everything you need.

3.    Prime Plan

The Bluehost package for prime plans normally is as little as $14.99 per month but the special discount is $5.95 for 12 months, 24 months and 36 months term.

Payment Methods

Bluehost supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as well as the more secure and no hassle payment method called PayPal. You can have your money back if you want a refund as Bluehost has the 30 day money back Guarantee. Bluehost often have discounts as well. Check out the discounts here.

Customer Support

 BlueHost has a very reliable and better 24/7 customer service and support. They have a toll free telephone number which you can call anytime if you are stuck, live chat which is my favourite, email support, ticket system, wizard for step by step guides and you can watch video tutorials to learn how to use your account etc. BlueHost has a forum as well for its people. Compared to other hosting services, I would rate Bluehost’s customer support as 4/5.

Since Bluehost servers are optimized for WordPress hosting, you will have very few issues with them. And also I think the service is great as they have ample experience since they have been in business. Bluehost also offers a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you are not happy with their hosting, you can cancel your account within the first 30 days and get a full refund! Grab bluehost discounted plan host in this link.

Other Services

·         Bluehostprovides backups and data restoration for        free.
·         It has a Wordpress install button that you can click          on once and automatically be installed.
·         Other free softwares such as Drupal, Magento,                Ecommerce shopping carts, guest books etc come        along with Bluehost packages.
·         Google Ad words voucher/credit is also offered for          an extra charge of $100 to help in advertising and          marketing your site.
·         Bluehostoffers an affiliate program whereby they            will pay you a commission of $65 per referral you              bring to them.

How to Sign up for Bluehost


1.            Navigate to
2.            Register with
3.            Give wordPress a few needed details.
4.            Open your Bluehost hosting account.
5.            Select auto install, follow the procedure.
6.            Give it a few minutes and your installation will          be successful and you will have full control                over your website or blog.
7.            Sign up at
8.            Bluehost will charge you $5.95 per month.
9.            Provide them with your details.
10.         Start blogging. Read this article I wrote about blogging in my beauty and make up blog

If you want to learn how to create a blog using Bluehost visit this article I wrote.

How to create a WordPress Blog

WordPress is the best and most popular as well as the vastly used web hosting platform in the internet world. Like I mentioned before, one does not have to be a geek, Graphic or Website Designer, be technical or computer literate to create a professional looking website or blog. Nowadays we have self hosted CMS platform called WordPress to be grateful for. You don’t need to know stuff like HTML etc. WordPress makes everything easy for you. They have automatic software which with only 1 click you are all set. All you need is to customize it according to your needs and preference once you get the hang of WordPress.

The Difference between and

There is a vast difference between the 2 popular platforms and  It is advisable to only use the when you are a beginner and still learning and of course when you have not so heavy traffic as well as you only own 1 site or blog. As soon as your business grows and you decide to create more than 1 site or blog, feel free to upgrade to a more flexible and customizable

1.      It is a hosted platform. You will not own the website or blog.
2.      It is free to use and sign up.
3.      It is neither customable nor flexible.

1.      It is a self-hosted platform.
2. is not free at all. You will have to buy a domain name and space at web hosts websites such as BlueHost, HostGator and GoDaddy.
3.    It comes with an amazing selection of plug-ins that you can use, enjoy and you have freedom of adding features that you love on your blog or website. This will give you a chance to design and create a website of your passion.

Of course if you choose as a self-host, then you can register your domain at GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost or other sites of your choice. They all support WordPress as it is the mostly used, powerful and popular platform. My preference is BlueHost as it is cheap, reliable and has good customer support. Most web hosting companies such as GreenGeeks,HostGator and BlueHost  already have built in WordPress installers. Setting up your WordPress will not even take you more than 5 minutes.

Register a Domain Name

It is important that your domain name should be very relevant with your website content. Make certain that your domain name is easy to remember and simple to read. A .com is better than a .net, .org, etc. as it is very popular. Everyone who surfs the net for a particular website will automatically think of a .com instead of a .net or .org. For example, if you are going to build a cooking website or blog, you could pick a domain name like this: “”., and all can host your blog and register your site.


1.      Navigate to
2.       Register with
3.      Give wordPress a few needed details.
4.       Open your (HostGator,BlueHost,GoDaddy,GreenGeeks)hosting account.
5.      Select auto install, follow the procedure.
6.       Give it a few minutes and your installation will be successful and you will have full control over your website or blog.
           Sign up at, or They charge between $5.00and $12.00. HostGator charges $6.99 per month whilst BlueHost will charge you $5.95 per month. GoDaddy will charge about $12.00 and GreenGeeks $6.95.
8.      Provide them with your details.
9.      Start blogging. Read this article I wrote about blogging. 

If you want to learn how to create a blog using BlueHost visit this article I wrote.

 It is as easy as that. WordPress and all the above mentioned web hosting sites all have good customer and technical services. You can contact them through email, phone or chats if you have a question.