Hosting is cheap...RIGHT?
Well, yeah, there is definitely some CHEAP hosting plans out there. You see $3.96 hosting, $5 hosting, even $10 hosting. These are low quality hosting services offered by the likes of GoDaddy, HostGator or Webs.com and yes, they are cheap...but you get what you pay for.
And these hosts are stuffing you on a server with 1,000's of other domains, domains which are slowing your site down because they are not monitored and domains that leave huge security holes that leave you vulnerable to hacks, attacks, and data integrity issues.
These are platforms that ARE NOT specific to Wordpress nor are they a good idea to host your Wordpress website on.
We have never done "cheap" here at Wealthy Affiliate, and what you are getting here with your Premium membership is sheer quality.
Our Hosting is State of the Art, High Quality, and is Setting Industry Standards.
We have never compromised quality for volume. We could offer a low quality service like shared hosts are offering, but we simply are not in the business of offering anything but what we KNOW to be the utmost quality.
To compare a $60-$100 per year hosting plan at HostGator or GoDaddy to that offered here at WA, is like comparing apples to oranges, or budget, low quality and highly insecure ...to high quality, high performance, fully supported and maintained, and highly secure hosting (that you get here at WA).
There are companies that are offering a similar host quality that we are offering here to Premium members of Wealthy Affiliate and I think you are going to be surprised as to how much a service like this really costs.
Some "Comparable" Hosting Plans in the Industry
The only comparable plan I could find in terms of quality (albeit lower than that offered to you at WA), is GoDaddy's Wordpress hosting WPengine hosting.
How much are they in comparison (for a comparable plan)?
This is anywhere from 3 times, the 9 times more expensive the price you pay for your entire membership here at WA (based on the yearly membership here).
And these hosts don't include:
- A highly optimized and simplified hosting platform
- The ability to MOVE websites from one domain to another
- The Ability to fire up FREE Websites on demand
- Full Redundancy (100% backed-up to the minute)
- The latest and greatest hosting technology (your websites are always hosted on the highest powered servers available)
- Free SSL on all sites hosted
- Full Domain and Website Caching and the server level
- Automated recovery processes
- Personal website monitoring and maintenance
- Removal of "rogue" plugins and themes
- Comment spam management and behavioural assessment (so you don't even get the spam in the first place)
- Access and integration with SiteDomains (a domain platform exclusive at WA)
- Daily back-ups included
- Website integrity updates the continually improve how your Wordpress sites function, based on the latest version of WP
- Access to SiteContent and over 1 MILLION+ high definition images (completely free to use)
- Resilient Bruteforce and DDOS protection
- 24/7/365 SiteSupport
So not only are the true industry comparisons a minimum of 3 times the cost, they are also inferior to the service level that you can come to expect here at WA with the hosting inside your Premium membership.
But This is Just the Quality of Hosting You Get Here..
With those plans you are not getting everything else that is offered to you here.
- The Community and the Live Help
- Access to Industry Experts
- Personal Access to the Owners
- World Class Training (1,000's of resources)
- Keyword Research Tools
- Weekly Live Video Classes
- Unlimited Access to our Website Builder
- One of the Most Lucrative Affiliate Programs in the World
- Ambassadorship Program (Ability to Pay it Forward)
- Incentive Programs
- Business Productivity Tools (Rapid Writer, Link Tracking, KW Lists)
- Access to ALL Future Updates
And this is all included in your membership. And this is ALL you need to create and grow a business. So when you put a "hosting package" alongside a business building and education platform like WA, there is simply no comparison.
And a Little Perspective...
I just wanted to give everyone a bit of perspective on what you are getting here at WA. You are getting a much higher quality service, for a lower price...and this is just talking about the hosting aspect. For a similar host only, you would be looking at minimum of $75 per month!
Hosting is not just hosting and we can assure you that you are getting the highest quality hosting platform here at WA.
With a Premium membership here at WA, you can be assured that you have access to a business building platform that you can run a business off of, grow a business as a result of, and rest easy at night knowing that you are getting the absolute best service in the world and we will continue to push this beyond what it is today.
With each day that passes, your service and your experience here within WA is only going to get amplified in a very, very good way!