Your website is your virtual steeple. In this day and age, almost every person who considers visiting your church will visit your website first.
Your website should be a reflection of who you are. It is quite literally your front door for people thinking about attending a service.
We spend a lot of time thinking about our website – how it should feel, the user experience, the branding, the graphics. All of this is super important, but one of the most important (and most often least considered) factors is WHERE to host your website.
I’ve hosted several websites over the years and I’ve tried various solutions. I’ve self-hosted, I’ve used well publicized companies, along with several other methods. However, one of the best solutions I’ve found is BlueHost.com
BlueHost.com is a site that I can easily recommend. They are cost effective and offer amazing service. If your church is running a WordPress site – this is definitely the place to be. They have custom plans that are tailored for WordPress sites. This means a fast site with solid backups. Many servers are not optimized for WordPress and as a result they are sluggish. Studies have shown if a person has to wait more than a second or two for a site to load, they will just skip it and go on to the next.
Bluehost.com is a known leader in the hosting world. When it comes to your virtual presence, where you host is as important as what you host. If you are about to build a website, or are unhappy with the way your current website is performing, I urge you to give BlueHost.com a look. Hosting services begin as low as $3.95 /month.