Blogging is one of the most popular ways of expressing yourself on the Internet today. People blog about everything from their hobbies to their business and other interests.
The biggest mistake a lot of people make is that they go with free hosting services and create content for those free blogging services instead of investing a small amount of money in their own blog and owning content that they can move from one server to the other without losing their search engine rankings.
You can also use WordPress to create your own website for your business using one of the many free or paid WordPress themes available.
To set up your blog with Eirhost Blog Hosting Ireland you can either register your domain name or if you have an existing domain you wish to use you can order your hosting here. If you would like more information please contact us.
How much Does WordPress hosting cost?
That depends on the popularity of your blog but when you are starting out our starter hosting package will be the ideal launching platform, costing €59.40 plus V.A.T. per year or €99 for three years hosting that only €2,75 per month.
As your blog grows in popularity and gains more traffic you may need to upgrade to a package that can handle larger amounts of traffic such as our business web hosting plan.
There are many advantages of hosting your blog with Eirhost.
- It gives you a more professional Appearance
- You have more control over the design
- You Get an easy to remember URL (web address)
- You can move your blog easily from one hosting provider to another
- Brand Promotion
- We are a local Web Hosting Company
- You can integrate it with your existing site instead of having a separate blog
- More Control
A free wordpress.com blog comes with a limited amount of themes & Plugins.
If you host your blog with Eirhost WordPress Hosting Ireland you can choose from a huge amount of themes & Plugins.
All blog hosting packages from EirHost Blog Hosting Ireland comes with a simple installation system that will allow you to install your self hosted WordPress blog and be ready to go with just a few clicks of your mouse.
To set up your blog now just register the domain name you would like to use for your blog and order it with hosting, your account will be set up as soon as your order is received. If you have an existing domain you wish to use you can order your blog hosting here. If you would like more information please contact us.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a popular, free and open-source blogging system which can also be used as a Content Management System (CMS). The system provides website creation tools to allow anyone to create an aesthetically appealing web page. WordPress has been around since May 27th 2003, when Matt Mullenweg opened up the source code on Sourceforge ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/WordPress/ ) . WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use, with an estimated 1% of websites running on it.
Why choose WordPress Blog hosting?
Like other blogging systems, there are many reasons to choose the WordPress platform over others. Some include:
WordPress is free.
The software is completely open-source and all you need to pay for is your WordPress hosting.
It has an extensive plugin library, providing users with a wide choice of functions to add and customise their site. For example, there are many plugins available to add functionality for social media (such as Facebook like-buttons). There is also a large number of themes available for free, allowing users to change the overall look and feel of their WordPress installation.
Easy to Install
The system is easy to install. If you host your WordPress site with us you can use our single-click installer. When compared with other blogging systems, it takes under 5 minutes for a new user to get up and running. Our Irish WordPress hosting platform will get you up and running in no time.
WordPress has great support
WordPress is a popular choice. With its large, supportive community, users are able to seek help from other users and developers
WordPress is secure. In addition to WordPress’ own security, many of the plugins have been developed with security in mind – for example, Akismet a spam filter plugin, identifies a large percentage of new comments as spam and allows the user to either delete or hold them for moderation.
there have been many instances of WordPress websites being hacked. This is not a fault with WordPress itself, it is usually because the site owner had neglected to keep the website software plug-ins up-to-date. If you need to keep your WordPress site secure, you need to regularly update your software and plug-ins.
WordPress provides the opportunity for the user to customise their site, through both plugins and theme choices, without requiring any knowledge of programming. This makes it more accessible to non-developers who are interested in creating a website .
Don’t forget a WordPress blog can be created within minutes with our web hosting plans.
Why create your website using WordPress Hosting?
WordPress is an accessible, open-source blogging system which provides users with the opportunity to create aesthetically appealing webpages.
It allows website creation tools to be provided in a user-friendly manner and enables non-developers to create a simple blog or website without needing any knowledge of programming. Many themes and plugins can be added for free, providing users with the opportunity to customise their site.
WordPress allows users to create professional websites without knowing anything about web design, WordPress templates are easy to use and you can find them on the web. The possibilities are endless, go ahead and create your site today.
If you have questions, send us a message! We’re happy to help you!
What is WordPress hosting? Do I need it?
WordPress web hosting is a type of hosting for WordPress blogs and websites. It is very similar to shared or dedicated hosting, but with different pricing options and technical specifications.
Generally speaking, the more expensive the plan, the higher limits you will have on your resources (bandwidth, disk space, etc.)
Our WordPress hosting plan has all the resources you need for your WordPress Website with moderate traffic. If you have a high-traffic website or needed resources we can take care of that for you also. Just contact us for more details.
WordPress hosting does not need to be at the same plan level as dedicated web servers unless you are running a huge site and shared web hosting will be perfect for it
Why is reliable WordPress hosting important?
Reliable hosting is a critical component of a successful website. Whether you’re a big business, small business, individual blogger or just starting out on your first webpage – reliable hosting will make or break your web presence.
What can go wrong with unreliable hosting?
The most common issue with using unreliable web hosting is downtime for your website/blog. You can do everything else right, you blog post great content and keep your website clean – but if it’s always down or it crashes all the time, of what use is that to anyone?
What are some other issues I might come across with an unreliable host?
Some web hosts in Ireland have too many websites on the servers which can cause your website to run slowly. That’s why we recommend that you host a website with us as we have a much lower number of clients per server.
Is it possible for an unreliable host to be low-priced?
Yes, it’s possible that an unreliable host will have cheap pricing – but there’s always a tradeoff. In this case, if your hosting is unreliable then you will end up paying more at the end of the day because you have to keep switching hosts.
Steps to Running a Successful WordPress Blog
Blogs can be an extremely marketable and extremely rewarding tool if utilised correctly. Profiting from blog sites is simply a matter of grabbing the attention of an audience and not doing any real selling. I
What domain name should I use?
We recommend registering a .ie domain name as it shows you are an Irish website with a strong connection to Ireland.
A specific niche is a targeted product, service, or subject. You ought to first decide on an item, service, or subject which interest you. Select an area which you can enthusiastically blog about every day.
It does NOT matter if your topic is popular as long as there is an audience for your subject and the topic is exactly focused then your blog should achieve success. Anything can be considered a niche as long as it has a target audience no matter how large or how little the audience is. A blog site about your cat can be a specific niche or a blog about the types of the feline family can be a bigger specific niche market, if there is anyone on the net who is interested in becoming aware of your cat or the types of the cat family … you can even choose to build your audience for a market which an audience does not exist, however first you need to build your blog site.
Update Your Blog Daily (absolutely nothing less).
This step is a should and not a tip. Constantly updating your blog site daily with quality content not only keeps your blog more fascinating to readers, but it also provides your blog fresh content on a day to day making it more attractive to Google. Not adding new content to your blog only occasionally or one day here and there would not be a problem, however missing days at a time or weeks is not a good idea and will most likely result in your blog being unsuccessful.
Graphics can often bring your blog to life. Obviously, the material of the blog site is the most crucial aspect and you do not want to overshadow your material with graphics, however showing graphics can include a little spice to the blog site. Be selective about your graphics and ensure they fit your entry subject. You must include material with the graphic, a minimum of a caption. Original graphics, images, pictures, and art is suggested.
If you are not talented with Photoshop, you can use free image libraries such as Pixabay.
Make your Blog Personal.
A blog site is most successful when it is kept personal. Attempt to consist of individual experiences which relate to the topic of your blog site entry. Keep away from the business design of writing. Write with a more personal design and usage first-person stories. Do not compose any of your entries as sales letters, instead share product reviews and personal endeavours.
Communicate With Your Visitors.
You now have the traffic you should have. You ought to begin engaging with your visitors. Develop a routine style such as: “Monday Motivation” or “News of the Week” which lures your readers to eagerly anticipate every week.
Give your readers advance notice about a product, service, or subject which you are going to review then talk about later. If the President was arranged to offer a speech then in your blog you ought to specify that you “will talk about the speech and offer your opinion after the speech airs. Remarks will be appreciated”.
Try your hardest to find unique details that not many have. Do not reveal any private or secret information which is deemed unlawful or can potentially get you into trouble, however, attempt to get the scoop prior to everyone else does.
As soon as your blog site has gained some genuine momentum and your blog site traffic is increasing then it is time to start thinking of turning your traffic into revenue. You need to utilize contextual marketing, like Google AdSense. Contextual marketing is usually text links which use the content of your blog to release targeted ads on your blog site. The payout is normally based on a pay-per-click design, suggesting for ever click an ad gets you are paid a small portion of the profits.
Another way to make money with your blog site is through affiliate offers such as Amazon or Clickbank.com.
Where to start?
Start with reliable WordPress hosting in Ireland
You can sign up here with a free domain. Just enter the domain name you want and we will register it for you Free when you order your blog hosting.
We want to be your local hosting service provider.