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Blog Hosting

I highly recommend SiteGround if you’re looking for a great blog hosting company.

Check out my guide – How to Start Blogging and Why You Should.

Why SiteGround?

SiteGround is one of the best hosting companies right now and their price is competitive with other hosts. You could find cheaper plans, but they will not be as good as SiteGround. Here are the reasons why I recommend SiteGround.

  • Uptime – SiteGround has very good uptime record. This means your site will rarely go down. I hate it when Retire by 40 doesn’t load and this is a huge priority for me.
  • Speed – SiteGround is faster than most other hosting companies. Many hosting companies are owned by Endurance International Group and their quality of service is subpar. SiteGround is not owned by EIG and I hope they stay that way.
  • Support – They have a very good support team that you can chat or call 24/7. In fact, I recommend that new bloggers chat with support and request them to install a WordPress site for you. It is easy to do it manually, but even easier to let them do it for you. I’ve tried 4 hosting companies and SiteGround has the best support team by far.

I switched to SiteGround in 2016 and I’ve been very happy with them. Retire by 40 has been very stable (100% uptime) and the speed has improved. Previously, I used JustHost and I had more issues.

Sign up with SiteGround and you’ll have the best hosting available today. Check them out.

Web Hosting

Alternatively, you could go with BlueHost. BlueHost is a bigger company, but their performance isn’t as good as SiteGround according to various reviews. However, Bluehost is more affordable once you move beyond basic shared hosting. Either Bluehost or SiteGround works fine when you’re just starting out. It’s easy to change hosts if you need to. BlueHost does pay a better referral fee ($65 vs $50) so I don’t mind if you sign up with them. 😉  I still recommend SiteGround over BlueHost, though.

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Joe started Retire by 40 in 2010 to figure out how to retire early. He spent 16 years working in computer design and enjoyed the technical work immensely. However, he hated the corporate BS. He left his engineering career behind to become a stay-at-home dad/blogger at 38. At Retire by 40, Joe focuses on financial independence, early retirement, investing, saving, and passive income.

For 2018, Joe plans to diversify his passive income by investing in US heartland real estate through RealtyShares. He has 3 rental units in Portland and he believes the local market is getting overpriced.

Joe highly recommends Personal Capital for DIY investors. He logs on to Personal Capital almost daily to check his cash flow and net worth. They have many useful tools that will help every investor analyze their portfolio and plan for retirement.