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I have had websites for years, I started learning some basic coding when I was around 13, the same time I got my first laptop. I was stuck bedridden at the time having had my leg surgery, and I had discovered the online world of IRC. Oh, the memories I have, me and my laptop. A true geeky tween. I first started using Go Daddy hosting, because I registered a domain, and I had free hosting through a friend. It wasn’t until last year when I really started taking my blog seriously that I found switching to Skystra hosting was the best move I’ve made so far.
Moving to another hosting provider seemed really daunting at first! I hate changing, but I really had no choice. GoDaddy does not offer free SSL and wanted a yearly payment of £80. I couldn’t really understand why something so needed for a website was being charged for at such a cost. So I hit google. Did a ton of research and found Skystra.
If your interested in starting your own blog, check out my post explaining where you need to start, here.
Why did I choose to make the move to Skystra Hosting?
So the first thing I was really impressed with was the online support being offered by the Skystra team. Before I had even registered an account I decided to speak to one of their advisors about the prospect of moving my blog away from Go Daddy hosting and switching to Skystra hosting instead. The advisor was so helpful and pleasant to talk to and explained that they would do everything for me and secure that I wouldn’t lose any of my website data. Which of course was comforting.
Free website move:
Skystra dealt with my whole website move, with barely any faff. When I had spoken to the previous web hosting support teams I had never had as much help. So it was a really welcoming feature. Their team are prepared to move your website to there servers, without any issues within a few hours.
Although based in the USA, and priced in dollars, I still find that the pricing plan is very affordable for the service you are getting. I signed up for the starter plan. Which covers exactly what I want right now, and is a brilliant package for any start-up bloggers.
If you don’t know what SSL is don’t panic. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and this is a global standard security technology that enables encrypted and secure communication between a web browser and a web server. So basically it’s a fancy layer of security.
Their affiliate program:
When you register for your Skystra account, you are automatically entered into their affiliate program, where they give you a link to earn on your referrals. I have already earned through this program, and found it really rewarding to refer friends too.
How about checking my post on 7 brilliant apps to make your blogging life easier! here
Included in my plan, The ‘Go’ plan.
- 3 WordPress Websites
- 10GB Cloud Storage
- 100GB Global Traffic
- 10 Email Addresses
- Free Website Move
- Free SSL
Starting a blog is such a positive journey you can empower on, take a look at my reasons to blog here.
If you are considering to any other hosting, I highly recommend switching to Skysta hosting if you are already on a hosting plan that you are not completely happy with.
I have not been asked to write this post, however, it does include affiliate links which earns me a small commission if you choose to buy a plan through my links. (which I appreciate very much).
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