When we finally decided to get a website and kind of level up from “small-time youtube channel” to “small-time website,” we reached the daunting task of choosing which webhosting to host our site on.
To save some of you some time, we eventually chose HostGator, which has caused us no trouble whatsoever. We’re on the Hatchling plan. It’s $10 a month and offers unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited subdomains, unlimited extra domains… Unlimited pretty much everything.
This isn’t an issue for us, but the only thing limited is processing power and RAM, but we don’t have many scripts running here. The videos and stuff are all client-side.
Also, the one-click install for WordPress and PHPbb are awesome. They’re the reason we have a blog, automatically-updating homepage, and forums. Nifty stuff, easy as pie.
We got the site up here in one weekend, and that was with a lot of fiddling around and trial-and-error. In fact, we’ll probably be upgrading the look of the site soon, so heads up on that. Shouldn’t take long, though a weekend could destroy all two of our devoted fans.
Anyway, we’re probably going to be using HostGator for a while now.
In part two, I’m going to talk about the webhosting we almost had, and why we don’t have them now.