Today it’s all about Deciding. I understand the unease of trying to learn and decide and not wanting to make the wrong choice. In my humble opinion, simply read & do your research – then decide. then start.
I hope what I share here helps you learn what you want to do. I hope it helps you in your deciding. My personal recommendation would be:
- I decided to use InMotion Hosting for my hosting service. I’m so thankful!
- I decided to use WordPress.org to use the CMS on my self-hosted site. This doesn’t mean I know a lot of the technical behind the scenes stuff. Honest!
- I decided to only use StudioPress themes on the Genesis Framework. They keep everything up to best web practices, and I repeatedly have the least amount of problems with them.
There are some who are their own hosting company – I totally don’t know enough, nor do I want to take on the responsibility, to run a hosting company. After a bit of trial and error, I now use In Motion Hosting (affiliate link) for hosting all of my websites. InMotion Hosting is the only company I recommend for hosting. <- I honestly find them this good, for real. I have used them for several years now and I’ve never considered switching to another host.
For me, customer service is super important – I know just enough technical information to get into BIG trouble! 😊 InMotion Hosting has 24/7 customer service tech support – and they’re great!
Important Notice: Just like owning a car or a house, when you “own” a website, at some point something will go wrong.
There will be times your site goes down – this is real life. The internet is no different.
When it comes to the background workings of your site, using InMotion Hosting (affiliate link) is the only way I’ve stuck to the whole self-hosting business.