Every musician needs a website that fans can access to keep up with them, their music, and any show dates. While we have shown you how to drive traffic to your site, let's explore a few of the best web hosting platforms for your website.
Bluehost remains a popular solution to host your website due to its affordability. The one-year and three-year contracts begin at just $2.49 per month. The hosting site offers around-the-clock phone and live chat support and in-depth analytics and SEO tools to help you gain more traffic. Specifically, the SEO tool tracks how your website ranks for specific keywords.
DreamHost offers a custom control panel to maintain your website, which is a great tool to help developers have more control over their site. While the migration process has been known to be difficult in the past, their free migration plugin has streamlined the process. DreamHost is one of WordPress's recommended hosts and includes WordPress hosting as part of its basic shared plans.
Customer service via email is available 24 hours a day. Unfortunately, live chat is only available during business hours, and those wishing to speak with a representative by phone will have to pay an additional $9.95. Dreamhost's lowest plan starts at $3.95 per month, though if you opt for the DreamPress Plus or Pro managed WordPress plans, phone support is included.
Hostinger has also gained popularity for its extremely low costs. Their cheapest plan is only $0.99 a month. Users should keep in mind that these low rates are promotional and will increase during renewal. Hostinger also offers a separate plan just for email hosting, which also starts at $0.99.
HostGator is straight to the point without all of the bells and whistles. This hosting service is ideal for artists who only need a landing page to showcase their recent single or behind-the-scenes content. While they do offer support, HostGator provides many how-to guides for self-teaching. Shared hosting plans begin at $2.75 a month, with several upgrades available. HostGator also provides Windows hosting in addition to Linux.
No matter which web hosting provider you use, the important part is ensuring that you establish your website as soon as possible. This small step is crucial to your success in music.
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