I am going to show you that you don't have to spend a fortune trying to get yourself online or to upgrade to having your own Domain Name.  So you are done with free and want to have a hosted site, but even with the top hosting providers out there, not all is what it seems.

What do I mean? Read the small print ALWAYS, okay you can get hosting with a free Domain Name for 4.99/month if you sign up for 1-3 years.  Then you are still responsible for renewing your Domain Name the next year and year after.  How about if you want a refund?  They will deduct the cost of the Domain Name from that amount owing back to you (so much for the free Domain Name).  And the list goes on.

I am an at-home 51 year old mom who just wants to earn a living and I happen to know WordPress pretty well.  That is what Blogitorium is all about, information for small businesses, blogs and whoever just wants to learn.  So to support it all, I am now providing hosting services for all small website/blog owners who are ready to get their hands dirty because learning requires some hard work.  Let's see how I compare with some of the bigwigs.

HostGater

GoDaddy

Blogitorium

Domain Name

Maximum Sites

Software Installation

WPBeginner Help

WordPress Services

Control Panel

Email Accounts

Storage Space

Google Adwords

SSL Certificate

COST

Yes

1

Yes but managed

Yes, but cost more

Yes, but cost more

Simplified

Unlimited

Unlimited

$100 credit

Shared

$14.95/MTH

Yes

1

Yes but managed

Yes, but cost more

Yes, but cost more

No

Unlimited

Unlimited

Yes, but cost more

Shared

$10.99/MTH

Yes

1

Yes

Free

Free

Standard

Up to 10

100mb

No

Shared

$2.16/MTH

My main goal is for more people to use WordPress because I really believe it delivers with how easy it is to use and the perks that come with it.  I have played with the numbers over and over trying to give you the best deal I can offer.  Factors included Domain Name registration fees, hosting re-seller fees, my salary and the salary of others that will be working for me once there are too many for me to handle on my own.  I have taken everything into consideration looking 10 years down the road and here is what I can offer you - one payment of $26.00 a year for Domain Name registration and hosting, with a one-time processing fee of $5.00.  

Guess what, you don't just get Domain Name registration and hosting - you get help along the way.  I love learning and I don't think anyone should stop, just keep soaking up information.  Everybody wants to love their job, I am no different.  I wish I could offer it for free but I can't.  What I can do is help others learn or gain the information they need to assist in the learning process.  It is what I want to do and who knows, maybe you will be one of many contracted employees to help spread the word on "WordPress".