Definitely looks like my mischievous Razzy, lol!
I hope your Saturday is starting off very relaxing and enjoyable. Mine is just a little noisy. Razzy (the kitten) is playing with her toy on the bed. Also on the bed is Kiki (the noisy, grouchy Pomeranian) who apparently has forgotten what playing is all about. Kiki has barked and did a small growl every time Razzy has jumped at her toy. I tell you this cat, I have never seen anything like her. She jumps and carries on like a frog. She even makes me dizzy, lol!
Talking about my animals is not what I wanted to write about today. I wanted to try something new. I receive comments from individuals that have the same concerns and questions. So I decided I would publish their comments and hopefully answers all of your concerns at once. I feel bad because there are so many comments with the same questions or concerns and I can’t answer all of them. I figured this would be a great way to address them and hopefully help you with your problem or answer your question. Here goes, today’s questions come from…….
“Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster than most.”
“Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at an honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!”
Thank you Link and News for both your questions. When I first considered opening a blog, I did numerous searches for hosting sites. I found a few that did interest me because they had free offers for 30 days. After that 30 day period was up, the monthly prices were higher than what I was wanting to pay. In fact, I didn’t want to pay anything. I thought about the hosting sites, I would already have to have my own blog or website. Then I would have to upload it to their site. To me, this just seemed like too much work. Especially since I didn’t know a thing about blogging. I then did a search for a site that would give me a free blog and also host it for free. I can tell you now, I try out a many of these sites. I would imagine there are “Witches Of The Craft’s” blogs all over the net that I forgot to delete. I finally got fed up with the sites I was pulling up in my Yahoo search. I did a Norton search and the first one I pulled up was “WordPress.” I figured I hadn’t tried this one, so I would give it a shot. WordPress give you a free blog and also hosts it for you. This is who hosts my blog. I cannot recommend WordPress highly enough. If you are just starting out, it is fantastic. WordPress has forums for help. You can go there and get your questions answered by administrators of this site. You can also do searches for any question or problem you might encounter if you don’t see it in the forums. Then when you actually register a blog, the tools you have are utterly amazing. WordPress offers you a dashboard on the sideboard. There you have everything involving your blog right at your fingertips. It is great. They offer templates. You can use them as they are but some are able to be customized just like this one here.
WordPress is who hosts this blog. The reason is loads fasts is because of the excellent service WordPress provides. I must mention there are two WordPress’s. There is a WordPress.com and there is a WordPress.org. WordPress.com is the one this blog is associated with. The WordPress.com provides you with the blog and then hosts it. WordPress.org from what I understand is a pay service. They provide you with templates also and everything you need to build that blog. The .org service offers quite a few more features but you have to download it to your computer. Then you build your blog offline. When the blog is ready, you upload it to WordPress.org and they host it for you. I don’t know how much they charge. Since the two WordPress’s are associated I would imagine the .org one would be a great place to host a blog. You would have to check their price.
To keep me from confusing you:
This blog is hosted by WordPress.com. WordPress.com offers a free blog and then also hosts it.
WordPress.org offers you all the supplies you need to build your own blog offline. It has to be downloaded and then when the blog is ready, you upload it to their site. WordPress.org is a pay site that hosts blogs.
Now for internet providers, I believe I have tried them all. The one I was happiest with was Comcast high-speed internet. But Comcast kept raising their prices every other month till I had to eventually drop them. Now I am with a local telephone co-op. It is a DSL service. When I use to work, I had BellSouth DSL installed there. BellSouth was super fast and also very reasonable. I think for a residence it was about $32.00 a month. Of course, for a business it is much higher. The DSL service I have was great when I first got it. The man who installed it told me the more computers you add to the service the slower it gets. My husband added a router and also added his two computers to the service. He tells me he has problems with the speed and downloads. But I have the main line run to my computer and laptop and I can’t tell a difference. It is still fast for me. The DSL service with the co-op runs about $32.00 a month. I have found most DSL services charge about the same for their services. I know with Comcast when I finally dropped them my bill was close to almost $200 a month (a big, big difference). I also had a few friends recommend Yahoo DSL but I had problems with logging in constantly. Yahoo DSL is not available in all areas yet. If you check with them, that could be a problem for you. But check with your local phone company. If they offer an AT&T service or another national long distance service, they probably offer DSL. Just remember get the main line going to your computer, lol!
I hope I have answered quite a few of your questions. If you have anymore, keep them a’coming.
Have a great weekend,