Hosting Features and Goodies

As bloggers, we tend to concentrate on the features, gadgets, and plugins our blog platform offers (such as WordPress & Blogger). And that’s good. There are lots of great goodies available for both of these platforms. But… there is one pool of services and features that is often overlooked: your hosting package.   Most good hosting packages come with a truckload of additional features that most bloggers either aren’t aware of, or just have never taken time to investigate.  Every hosting service is different, but many of the additional options are common. All of my blogs and all the Linky sites are hosted at Arvixe. I shamelessly recommend them every chance I get because they have taken FANTASTIC care of me for years now. I had thousands of dollars worth of domain names and hosting at GoDaddy that moved entirely over to Arvixe because of their great product and service. I have put numerous clients on Arvixe hosting and they all love it.  In fact, here is an email I got yesterday from a new user of Arvixe hosting: I just spent two hours creating a blog, had it up on my screen, posts published, inserted a pile of photos, used a free uploaded theme, and was about to call it a night.  I called Arvixe due to some log-in issues. The tech support guy was really really helpful.   I didn’t spend more than a minute or two on hold and he stuck with me until I had the problem resolved.  So, GREAT SCORE for Arvixe.  Thanks for telling me about them. Get the hosting I use and recommend here So, I wanted to start out by letting you know what hosting I use, and next I want to show you the features they offer WITH THE HOSTING ACCOUNT.  I can’t tell you exactly what your hosting offers, or how to get to it, but I can tell you that many things are common and you may find your hosting offers less than what I describe.  The point I want to make with this post is this: IF YOU HAVE NEVER INVESTIGATED WHAT SERVICES AND FEATURES ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR HOSTING ACCOUNT, YOU ARE PROBABLY MISSING OUT ON SOME GREAT TOOLS AND OPTIONS THAT COULD HELP YOU BE MORE SUCCESSFUL WITH YOUR BLOG. With that said, below you’ll find what my blog accounts with Arvixe offer in extended features and options. I’m not going to try and explain every feature or option – just hit the highlights. My goal here is just to make you aware that your hosting package probably comes with many features. You can use the HELP information within your hosting to figure out what each option does:...

Read More