Do you run a  self-hosted WordPress blog?

What is that you wonder?

Build a blog, a full website, or a combination of both. Write about your life, build a beautiful portfolio of your work, or build a robust business site — it’s up to you.

There are other types of platforms for a website. Square Space, Blogger etc. What type of site do you use?

WordPress comes in two forms: and

The name WordPress is a registered trademark owned by the WordPress foundation. It is a non-profit organization which ensures that WordPress runs successfully as a free open source project.

Focused on the more widely used .org version, which is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). It’s an extremely versatile platform offering numerous ways to create a website.

Professional marketers & bloggers generally use a self- hosted WordPress blog with a domain. You OWN that property and you need to have a paid hosting service.

As a blogger,  I was very lucky to find a hosting service that I have been pleasantly surprised with.(After years I might add)

Which Host do I recommend? SiteGround! I have tried all the major hosting companies, and  I absolutely love SiteGround !

SiteGround was founded in 2004 by friends in University. Thirteen years later SiteGround has grown into a leading web hosting service provider. Today the company has more than 400 employees and is in constantly growing.

Site Ground

Why Host a Blog with SiteGround?Start your Blog with SiteGround or Move an Existing Site to Site Ground. It’s very easy to do. I know because I have moved this site to SiteGround from a hosting site that I really did not like at all!  Fastest Customer Support – Really?? Really!!!

SiteGround has been an amazing host for my website(s)  Marketing Offline Onlineas well as my NEW site

Notice how fast they are? They are famous for their speed!

The customer support at SiteGround is truly quick and offers great personal support. You’re talking to an actual human being, not a computer or just email!!! That is important to me!

They are also available 24/7. So if the only time you can build your blog is at 1:00 AM in the morning, you will be able to reach them. Their amazing customer support is in itself worth $ BIG $ – although it’s free and included in your hosting!

They help you with technical questions like  -how to install WordPress or  -a problem with a plugin.

When I accidentally broke my blog by trying out new things, (plugins not playing nicely together)  they restored it for me within minutes. They do daily backups of your blog – for free! So you can blog without the stress!

They Have Great Uptime!

Not once has my site been down since I’ve started hosting my blogs with SiteGround.

That is a big deal! You want amazing uptime for your blog. After all, it’s your business and your lifeline. If it goes down, you’ll lose readers and potential sales.

Do the  math:  

365 Days x 24 Hours x 60 Minutes = 525,600 Minutes in a Year

525,600 Minutes x 0.001% Downtime = 5 Minutes of Downtime Per Year!

Yup, that is amazing! With my previous hosting provider, my site was down for one reason or another for almost an hour every month! 🙁

Start a Blog with SiteGround. ( Click the  image)

Site Ground Hosting

Hyper Speed Power

Most hosting companies do not offer this for free, but SiteGround does, which is really amazing!

The SuperCacher makes your site load extremely fast (which helps you get better rankings in Google btw) Did you notice the speed of my site?

It also increases the number of visitors your blog can handle. Your blog or website will be 4x faster, have multiple caching levels and will be able to handle 100 times more hits to your site.

Set up your site like this because you never know when one of your posts will go viral! Wouldn’t that be great?  You want to be prepared. 

If you need any help with traffic, I’d be happy to share with you for free, how I  can help you grow your site with my strategies! Just send me an email after you sign up with SiteGround.

Blogs are getting to be commonplace today,  though it really has only been the last 5 to 10 yrs or so that they have been in existence as we know them.  They started out as online diaries.

Today they have good advice on many different subjects. My blog is about Women who are in business online or who have businesses offline.

The first thing a blogger usually thinks of is who will be reading the blog. Your target audience or niche category. My ideal client is a woman like me, with a business to run who may need help or guidance with marketing. 

My business is an attraction /pull type of marketing- social media campaign creation as well as website creation for the women’s business blog niche.

BloggersBlogs are not the same as say a newspaper article. A blog is written in the individual’s voice, of the author, the personality of the author is what keeps you reading, letting the reader get to know you. Branding has to do with your personal content and style of marketing.

Generally, it’s your personality that shines forth in the style of the site. The images you use, even the layout and the fonts , and the colours you choose to use. Creating sites has been a passion of mine for several years. I really enjoy it. If you would like help setting up a site, contact me.

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  1. Hello Kathryn! You did a great review here my friend, this is my first introduction to SiteGround hosting!

    I am not sure what would happen if one of my posts went viral! You are so right, we really should be prepared. Right?

    Thanks for sharing..
    Chery :))

    1. Hi Chery,
      Thanks so much, glad to introduce you to SiteGround. You never know what will go viral my friend. Who knew that lady with the wookie mask would be such a viral sensation! Thanks for your comments.

  2. I’m very happy with my current provider but my experience with the provider I used previously was similar to what you described – just awful. It’s always good to know about other resources so thank you for this!

    1. Hi Marquita,
      Good to know your happy with your current provider. I think it’s really trial and error. Different people like different aspects of a hosting company.
      I really have tried most of them. Just could not stand some!!! Very happy with my current provider too. Thanks for your comment.

    1. Hi Ruth,
      You are so right. Some of the sites that we see are very slow and as you say they will not stick around for it to load. This is crucial.
      Thanks for your comments.

    1. Hi Dr. Sharon,
      I was introduced to SiteGround by a very successful Mom Blogger. She had a glowing testimonial about them so I tried it.
      This article is my testimonial about it.You are welcome for the introduction. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Hey Kathryn
    i used normal VPS for my website but my site was sometime down and customer call me on skype for telling me about site , but i never used SiteGround hosting , if your review about that so great , then i am going to buy it
    Thank you for sharing

    1. Hi Stacy,
      Thanks for your comments on my article about using a host that is very reliable.
      Glad that I could help you. You are most welcome. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Hi Kathryn,

    You have done a great review on Siteground. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I use managed hosting at the time of this writing, but if I were to change, Siteground would be my choice.


    1. Hi Donna,
      Thank you. I also have only heard good things about SiteGround. If you were to change your current provider I do recommend SG.
      Thanks for your comments.

  5. Hi,
    Its great to know your passion of working with creating and hosting sites and the accompanied experience you have. Your in-depth and researched post has increased my knowledge towards hosting of wordpress sites.
    Will surely contact you, as I need your assistance.

    1. Hi Rajkumar,
      I see your articles are listed as done by Kalpana. Thanks for your comment on self-hosted WordPress blogs. Glad to have been a help with site hosting for you.
      Please do contact me anytime. Either the message on the site or my contact page. You might also check out the group I am affiliated with PAC for group help with your blog. I am the welcome person there. See my PAC tab.

  6. Great and super informative post. I like your this great job. No doubt your blog is important. I will must suggest to all other to must read your blog. Thanks for share this knowledgeable post. Good job and keep it on dear.

    1. Offroadfashion Could not find your name on your site,
      Thanks for your comments and suggestions that others read my blog.
      I appreciate that. May I suggest that you add an “about us” page to your site.
      People like to know the people behind a site. Just a suggestion.

  7. Elridge,
    I know I think I tried every provider out there, well almost. I am very happy with my current provider too. Thanks for your comment on my article.

  8. Hi,

    I have no words to thank you for this very helpful article.
    Glad to find your post. It is very important to me.
    Thank you very much for sharing this full of knowledge article with us and waiting for more articles.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Mayuresh,
      Thank you for your comment. I am glad you found my article on successful self-hosted WordPress helpful. I try to publish every week if possible. Do visit again.

    1. Hi Debbie,
      Switching to a new host should be easy depending on the host. Most will do it for free. SiteGround is one of the better hosting on the net. It really depends on what you are needing it for.

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