Actually have been blogging for almost 5 years. In my 5 years of blogging experience, I have created up-to 10 blogs related to different niches including health care, job updates, news
site and many sites related to different Niches.
I will share my experience about what I learned in my blogging experience.
To be honest, I had only 1 goal in the beginning that is I wanted to earn money online. So, I tried different niches through which I can get a lot of traffic as well as money. For e.x: I created a blog on healthcare where I used to share health tips but because I hadn’t got any knowledge in health care so I finally closed that blog because I hadn’t got enough content.
Then I started job updates blog but that blog had also not given me enough response but I had earned up to $200 from Google Adsense. However, my account was blocked from Google because of their policy. Similarly, I created many blogs like that.
As a fresher, you can easily understand that how difficult it is to find a niche (blog category) and domain name etc. But I can say that my blogging failure has helped me a lot in learning different concepts of Digital Marketing.
Because in my starting 2 years blogging journey, I hadn’t got a “Credit Card” so I was not able to buy hosting plans which were in ($). So, I just bought hosting from India servers or companies which were accepting Indian currency.
My first hosting company was Godaddy
. You know why, just because it was cheap and every fresher go for the cheapest option. So, I purchased a domain name and hosting(2 years plan to save maximum). But friend frankly I must say that Godaddy had totally disappointed me.
Why? Because of its slowest speed. My blogs were taking a lot of time to load which was creating a bad user experience and because of this, no body liked to visit my blog. This was not only creating a bad user experience but slow loading website is not at all liked by search engines like Google.
So, after few months I went to Bluehost India because I heard that it’s very good hosting service. Actually, I hadn’t got a credit card so I was not able to buy Bluehost U.S hosting. So, I just purchased Bluehost India hosting.
However, I can say that Bluehost India is much better than Godaddy in terms of speed and technical support. But friends, I would like to tell you that Bluehost U.S and Bluehost India are different so don’t get confused between them. Bluehost U.S is much better than Bluehost India and it is officially recommended by WordPress.
After trying Bluehost India for almost 10 months I thought to go for Hostgator India. You know why? As I have already mentioned that I was trying different categories of websites which can pay me maximum. But with my Bluehost India hosting, I had the option of hosting a single domain because at that time I was not knowing the meaning of multi domain hosting.
So, I decided to purchase Hostgator India multi-domain hosting plan.
By that time I realized the importance of purchasing multi domain hosting plan. So, I purchased Hatchling plan of Hostgator India.
LET ME COMPARE GODADDY INDIA VS BLUEHOST INDIA VS HOSTGATOR INDIA
Based on my 3 years of blogging experience, I can say that the best Hosting provider for Indian server is Hostgator India.
See below points to know why?
1. Speed or loading Time:
In terms of speed, I can say that a blog hosted on Godaddy takes up-to 20–25 seconds to load while on Bluehost India it takes 10 seconds to load while on Hostgator India it takes only 3-5 seconds to load. So, I advise my subscribers to go for Hostgator India. This is because loading time is the biggest SEO factor in ranking a website/blog on top of search engines.
2. Customer Support:
To be honest, I can say that I had a good technical support from Bluehost India as well as Hostgator India. But I had a very bad experience with Go Daddy.
In terms of price, I can say that Godaddy is very cheap. But its Quality is Below Average.
If I compare between Hostgator India and Bluehost India then both are costly and there is a little difference between their pricing if you go for their 1-year hosting plan.
If you want to save the maximum amount of money then I suggest you go for Hostgator India because they offer unlimited domain hosting with an awesome loading time.
This will not only save your money but will also help you to have a good blogging experience.
4. Uptime Guarantee:
In terms of uptime, I can say that Godaddy India has the lowest uptime. While if you talk about Bluehost India and Hostgator India then Bluehost India may offer you up to 99% Uptime guarantee while Hostgator India may offer 99.99% uptime guarantee.
Money-back Guarantee is provided by all three companies. So, you can try these companies without worring about loosing your money. But, to save your time i suggest you to go for Hostgator India if your targeted audience is mainly from India.
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