May Roundup: Evaluate Your Web Host and Blog

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  • Updated: Jun 02, 2017

Dear Readers,

While it isn’t yet officially summer, May marks the beginning of the warm months to come. Many of you likely enjoyed Memorial Day picnics over the past weekend. Summer is a great time to take stock of how well your blogs and business websites are doing. It marks the halfway point in the fiscal year for most people.

Here at WHSR, we commend that you look at a couple of things at least twice a year.

Web Hosting Solutions

Make sure your current web hosting solution is working for you. Some things you’ll want to consider is if the costs, speed and space are still working for your needs. If you do find that you either need to upgrade your plan, or perhaps find a new host, we have many reviews and guides here at WHSR that will help you choose the perfect host.

In May, we reviewed FastWebHost. This host is an interesting solution, because they offer any type of hosting you might require. One of the key things our reviewer, Jason Chow, liked about this company was that they are upfront about where their servers are located. They also offer tutorials to help you fully understand the backend of your website.

Read the full review: FastWebHost Review

Jason also took the time to look at Hostinger. If you’re looking for a website hosting company that will allow you to start for free, then Hostinger is one to take a closer look at. The free space is 2000MB disk space and 100GB bandwidth. This is enough to get most people started. As you grow, you can upgrade to more space and bandwidth. Chow points out that Hostinger also offers offshore hosting and a worldwide localized office.

Read the full review: Hostinger Review

Self-Publishing Updates

You might remember that we ran a series on how to self-publish, written by KeriLynn Engel.

Books can be an amazing marketing tool, so learning how to self-publish is a skill every blogger should learn. KeriLynn digs deep into the details in this “How to self-publish your book” series:

  1. Traditional vs. Self Publishing for Bloggers
  2. Setting Your Timeline and Budget
  3. 5 Ways to Sell Your Self-Published Book
  4. Designing and Formatting Your Book
  5. Ways to Market Your Book

Blog posts you’ve already written, or are in the process of writing, can be gathered together and turned into an ebook that will draw even more visitors to your site. You can give away the book for free.

Of course, you’ll want to add some additional material as well. You might want to read my recently published article here on WHSR titled The Secrets of Writing Irresistible Blog Posts.

Summer Fun

Those are just a few of the things we brought to you in May. June is shaping up to be an even more interesting month. We have several in-depth interviews in the works and ready to publish soon, as well as guest posts, and more posts from our own talented writers.

Until next time…

Article by Lori Soard

Lori Soard has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 1996. She has a bachelor's in English Education and a PhD in Journalism. Her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, online and she's had several books published. Since 1997, she has worked as a web designer and promoter for authors and small businesses. She even worked for a short time ranking websites for a popular search engine and studying in-depth SEO tactics for a number of clients. She enjoys hearing from her readers.