I recently moved my main site to Mom Webs hosting and I’m planning on having all my niche blogs hosted there by the end of the year. Mom Webs is a well-established and trusted host, but it’s not a household name (even in a household like mine, where web hosting is considered a normal and necessary everyday expense), so why did I choose it and why am I so happy I did? There are a few reasons.
Trust and reliability
Never underestimate the power of building a loyal tribe online. One of the main reasons I turned to Mom Webs was its founder, Kelly McCausey. I’ve followed her online forever, so I feel like I know, like and trust her. Mom Webs isn’t her only brand. She’s the founder of Love People + Make Money and co-owner of White Label Perks PLR. Kelly shows integrity and reliability everywhere she shows up online.
I’ve been connected to Kelly for years: as a reader of her blog, as a follower on social media, as a client (I buy PLR from White Label Perks), as a student, and as an affiliate (she always pays in full and on time – wish I could say the same for everyone I work with). I feel like I know Kelly, even though we’ve never met in real life. So many of the big hosting companies are just that. Big companies. There’s no personal touch and no-one taking ultimate responsibility for mistakes, and that’s become painfully obvious to me when I’ve had to deal with those mistakes.
Mom Webs hosting is well-established and bigger than you might imagine. It was set up in 2000, and hosts thousands of websites. It’s not one of the best-known web hosts, so it’s OK to wonder whether the customer service is as good as other hosting companies. My verdict so far… it’s better. I had a few issues moving hosts, as is always the case, and had to contact customer service a couple of times. I was treated to prompt replies, clear instructions, and a friendly tone. Not something I’ve experienced with every host I’ve tried. All my issues were sorted out in record time, and with minimal work required from me. Other customers agree with me – you can see their testimonials right here.
When it comes to web hosting, pricing gets complicated. Many companies start out cheap but there’s often a catch or major inconvenience. With some of them you might have to pay three years in advance to get the lowest price, and often you can’t even pay with PayPal. And although your hosting may start out cheap, it will soon creep up.
That’s why I like Mom Webs pricing. No new customer discounts that will triple in a year’s time, just a flat fee of five dollars a month for the basic plan. And that’s it. No hidden extras, and you can pay quarterly, by PayPal. If you need more bandwidth (or to run multiple sites) there are a total of four plans to choose from. And you can, of course, start with the basic and upgrade when ready.
No tech headaches
The Mom Webs dashboard has a clear, easy design. Everything is exactly where you’d expect it to be. The set-up is smooth (even for a non-techie like me) and they’ll provide a customised move-in service, if needed, moving your site over from your current host. They can also import your site from Blogger or the free version of WordPress, if this is your first move to a self-hosted platform.
Your domain name is included, or you can buy your own and point it to your site in one easy step (even I managed that in about five seconds flat, after asking for advice from their trusty tech guy). I talk about why you may want to keep domain name registration and hosting separate in this post. Email addresses? Also included. Free advice on issues related to running your site? You’ll find that on the Mom Webs Facebook page.