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Updated on January 23, 2015

What to do first?

Before you get lost reading all those reviews of the 10 best webhost articles, you need to know something.

A lot of those review sites are there to point you toward a particular webhost.

Oh, there will be different reviews but if you read carefully, you will find that while they point out the good and bad of multiple sites, they always have one site that they keep referring.

So don't waste too much of your time on review sites.

For The Newbies

If you are a true beginner to webhosts, then know this.

Most webhosts buy their hosting capabilities from a larger hosting site. They may offer cheaper prices but what you get in terms of webspace, functionality of your webpage, operational control may vary widely.

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So You Need To Decide

So you need to decide:

1. How big a website do you plan on having.
2. How much creative control do you need.
3. Do you want to own the content you post?
4. Is your webpage for personal content or business?

That being said, if you are just testing the water, so to speak, I suggest, starting out with a free web-host.

Why? When everything else says go out and buy a domain and web-hosting right from the start.

Because and I say this from my own personal experience, Those first few attempts into the world of blogging, you are going to be making mistakes. Unless you are truly gifted with computer and web building skills.



1. How big a website do you plan on having.
2. How much creative control do you need.
3. Do you want to own the content you post?
4. Is your webpage for personal content or business?

That being said, if you are just testing the water, so to speak, I suggest, starting out with a free webhost.

Why? When everything else says go out and buy a domain and web-hosting right from the start.

Because and I say this from my own personal experience, Those first few attempts into the world of blogging, you are going to be making mistakes. Unless you are truly gifted with computer and web building skills.

Sometimes, when working on my website, I feel like this.

Save Your Money


Most beginners will begin and leave behind those first fledgling attempts at blogging or start up e-commerce sites.

Unless, of course,, you can afford to pay an experienced web designer to build you the website of your dreams.

There are several good and easy to learn free webhosts sites that make it easy to start a blog. Some are easier than others. But it is up to you and your needs.

Research First

Be sure to read their blog posts, you can get a real feel for a site from things others have written about their use and questions of the site.

Another good place to learn about a particular webhost is their tutorial section. If they don't have one, I suggest you move on to another webhost site.

Great Video On Hub making

My Favorite Free Blog Sites

My personal choices for free webhosts. And again, these are my choices, I am not affiliated with them in any way.

1.Blogger
2.Hubpages
3.Weebly
4.Tumblr
5.Wordpress.org(wordpress.com is a different place)

Paid Web Hosts Favorites

For Paid webhosting(once you find your way or if you are there already) there is really no choosing about it, in my mind. The list is really short.

Paid webhosting

1.Wordpress
2.GoDaddy
3.HostGator

I know having made these choices that I will probably receive a wide range of comments about my choices but, again these are my choices.

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It is up to you

And to muddy the waters a little bit, I will add that the future is ever changing and there are a few sites looking to take hosting to the "cloud". I think Google has something going, maybe others.

But if you are just getting your feet wet, so to speak, save up your money for when you get more experienced at this blogging thing. And test the waters with a free blogging site.

So Make mistakes and Learn

A wise person once said

The only way to fail, Is to never start"

Don't be afraid to make mistakes

We learn best from our mistakes and somethings those mistakes lead us to a great end.

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