Lately, I’ve been receiving mails and messages on how to open a blog, one thing that I can say is that in order to open a blog, you need to have where you can host the blog on. Since WordPress is now one of the most used CMS for blogging and it makes coding look easy, I advice you to open a blog which is hosted on WordPress. On this article, I’m going to lecture you on how to open a blog for free with Hub8 web hosting.
As a blogger, both new and old, finding a good web hosting provider can be very daunting. I can tell you that, I’ve tried over 4 hosting providers and out of all of them, I’ve found Hub8 to be the best. Hub8 offers everyone to host their website for free. Asides from that, Hub8 has one of the cheapest web hosting plans in the country.
About Hub8: HUB8 is a global web hosting company helping brands and individuals easily set-up a website. From price tags to reliability to customer supports, with domain price as low as 350 Naira, free WordPress and cpanel web hosting plans, No Ads, free backups and fast SSD disk among other freemium services, Hub8 is simply the best out there right now.
With all that being said, I would like to express more on Hub8. This includes what makes them the best in the country.
1. Free WordPress Hosting Plan
First and foremost the free WordPress hosting plan is a no brainer. As a typical Nigerian I love free things or at least to get it cheap (Who doesn’t?). But I’m still very cautious. But when a free hosting, comes with no Ads, Free Backups and a super fast SSD disk, I need no further convincing.
Just to be sure something fishy isn’t going on, I reached out to HUB8 about the terms and conditions of this offer and the response I got was even more reassuring.
“OUR FREE PLAN IS OUR COMMITMENT – ONCE YOU HAVE IT, IT WILL STAY FREE FOR YOU. WE CONSIDER OURSELVES YOUR GROWTH PARTNER, OFFERING YOU A FREE WEB HOSTING SERVICE. AS YOUR BUSINESS GROWS, YOU CAN SWITCH TO ANY OF OUR PAID PLANS. WEB HOSTING COMPANIES SPEND A LOT ON AN ADVERTISEMENT. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT THE BEST AD IS WORD OF MOUTH. SO WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE USE OF OUR SERVICES AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS WITH YOUR FELLOW BLOGGER, FOLLOWERS AND READER. SO EVEN MORE NIGERIANS GET TO KNOW ABOUT OUR FREE SERVICES.”
That is no brainer I’m already won over.
2. Industry standard cPanel
This means managing your projects and websites won’t be a problem. cPanel makes things relatively easy to find in your back office and since that’s what most bloggers and web developers in Nigeria have come to get used to, no point trying out a hosting service with anything new or fancy.
3. One Click CMS Installations
This makes it easy to change from any CMS you deem fit for your project within short period of time. Usually less than 5 minute in most cases. And the large range of CMS available for installation is really impressive – Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, MediaWiki, Moodle, MODx, osCommerce, PhpBB, PHPShop, PrestaShop, SugarCRM, TYPO3, Zen Cart and many others.
4. Good Customer Support
Customer Support is like the second most important thing I look out for when picking my web hosting company. How fast the response is and how well the support is able to find solution to my problems. Are all qualities I look out for when picking my host and so far HUB8 hasn’t disappointed me.
HUB8 customer service makes one feel comfortable and even slightly self sufficient with a tech support that can be reached via emails and ticket system.
5. Free data back ups
As you might have heard or even know any server even the best of them will eventually crash and go down someday. And this is why it is very paramount to be on a hosting service which backs up frequently, ideally every day, in your corner. HUB8 checks that box with a daily backup schedule and longer storage period.
6. Convenience of payment
Having the luxury of being able to make payment at any time or place you need a service is one of the beauties of online shopping. And HUB8 makes it very easy to make payment with a wide array of means to achieve that. HUB8 accepts VISA and Mastercard, Verve cards and all the major banks.
Conclusion: Hub8 is by far the best hosting provider right now in terms of the pricing of the hosting plans, domain names and VPS. It is friendly, 100% reliable and the one that you should go for. Don’t just take my word for it, go ahead and give HUB8 a try, and return with your testimony.
Remember it’s free!!!