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How To Choose A Website Hosting Provider As A Beginner

As you begin creating a niche website for affiliate marketing, choosing the right provider is crucial. So, to choose a website hosting provider will require some guidelines. 

As a beginner, your options will differ from those of a large company. So let’s get rolling to lay the groundwork for the guidelines to fit the needs of a beginner.

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What Will Your Website Need?

Since this post is for beginners and I teach affiliate marketing, we will go from that point forward to choose a website hosting provider. 

As you are just starting, what will your website need? 

  • Security: SSL can be purchased, but some hosting providers offer a security certificate free
  • .Hosting speed: A server powered by Amazon, Microsoft, Google, or Linux are just 4 examples
  • Ability to use your own domain: A domain you own shows authority, so you need to be able to use your chosen domain
  • Ample website space: at least 30GB of storage

What Features To Consider When You Choose A Website Hosting Provider?

First, you need a provider that is suited for a small business. You won’t have much on your website for a while, so there is no need to pay a high dollar for VPS or cloud services. 

After you build your business, you can always upgrade to a different type of hosting.

Secondly, the price will be a solid point to consider. For a small business website, you will find many options that offer affordable pricing packages. 

Thirdly, what does the package you choose offers to help you create your website? WordPress is the most accessible and most popular open-source content management system (CMS) available, and it is free. So you want a hosting provider who uses WordPress. 

How To Choose A Website Hosting Provider

With your small business needs and these features in mind, how do you proceed to choose a website hosting provider?

I suggest as a beginner to choose managed or shared hosting. Both have excellent packages that include the features that will meet your needs. 

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Managed Hosting

Managed hosting means someone else handles all aspects of managing the background or cPanel, and you deal with your website. 

You will find managed website hosting on platforms that provide affiliate training, such as Wealthy Affiliate and, I believe, Affilorama. 

Be sure to research each platform to make sure they are legit and find out if you can transfer your website when needed.

Most managed website hosting providers use WordPress, which is very beneficial when starting an affiliate marketing business. 

3 Managed Website Hosting Sites I Recommend

  • SiteGround
  • BlueHost
  • Wealthy Affiliate

Check out “3 Website Hosting Sites For Beginners” for more information on each one.

Shared Hosting

A shared hosting plan allows multiple websites to share one server, which is excellent for small businesses. 

Shared hosting offers many of the same services that managed hosting does. Many use WordPress, offer SSL and have a drag and drop system to set up a website. Not to mention the price is also very reasonable. 

3 Website Hosting Sites I Recommend

  • Hostsinger
  • DreamHost
  • HostGator

Check out “3 website hosting sites for beginners for more information on each one.”


As you search for a website hosting provider, you will run across many types of hosting. Still, as a beginner, a managed or shared plan will benefit you well. 

Focus on building your website and creating content to grow and pull in free traffic and leave the cPanel backend to the pros. 

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