I’ve received a number of messages and questions recently on twitter and instagram about my website resources. Who do I host with? Who did I buy my domain through? What platform do I use? Where did I get my website designed? I decided to distill everything into one website resources page, so if you want to get your own website or blog, you can use these resources if you wish!
*Please note, that some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase any of the products, I will receive a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you. The commissions are small, but they keep this website up and running. I only recommend services I use and like a lot.
SITEGROUND – Website hosting resources
I host with SITEGROUND, a hosting service I’d never heard of until I looked into starting my own website. These guys offer a fantastic deal when you first join – I purchased three years of hosting, upfront, for a very reasonable cost. The transfer pre-existing website to WordPress.com for FREE. The offer a managed service for WordPress.com users. They’re reliable, good value and offer second to none customer service.
WORDPRESS.COM – Website platform
WordPress are possibly the most popular website platform out there. It’s super straightforward and easy to use. This is where I created and manage my website. It’s the platform where I create blog posts and pages like this one. The interface is really intuitive and straightforward. As someone with very little website experience, I find using WordPress.com a breeze! WordPress.com is not be confused with its sibling, WordPress.org. Unlike .org, .com is a paid service, but it allows you to monetise your site and have a number of other key features, like contact forms on your website.
JETPACK – Website security resources
A free version of Jetpack came along when I first set up my site, but I soon upgraded. This package offers everything you need. I’ve never had any issues with reliability or functioning of this service. I had had zero spam or security issues since I created my website a few years ago. For top performance, customer service and security, Jetpack is the one!
If you have any questions about my website resources – please don’t hesitate to get in touch. As far as I’m concerned, these are the best products I’ve come across, when it comes to hosting my own website!