One of the easiest ways to put your business online is by choosing Vistaprint as your web host. Vista Print has carved itself a pretty good niche by offering free business cards to small businesses, then upselling it’s customers to additional services like Vistaprint website design. Most small business owners are not fully aware of the features and tools they need for effective web design and website management so it’s simpler for them to fall for the “one stop shop” mentality and just purchase the Vistaprint website design package. Part of that package is their web site builder that offers a quick way to get a website online.
The issue I have with Vista Print’s web builder sites is that they offer limited options to customize the website and limited website design options. You can choose their standard components to place within the site but you cannot use your own layout. Even their higher end product offering at $19+ a month doesn’t allow for complete website customization. It just doesn’t make sense to choose to use them when you can get a Godaddy account for only $8 a month and still have a user friendly interface to create a site using the WordPress or Joomla quick install.
If your looking for an effective web host and don’t like Godaddy for some reason, I also recommend HostGator for website hosting and site management. They have a very intuitive control panel that allows for the easy installation of website services that allow for full customization and management of one’s website. In addition, HostGator prices are very low usually starting around $4.95 a month.
If you have questions on what type of hosting you would need for your Internet business, please feel free to leave a comment below. I have years of experience managing websites and am definitely willing to help you get started with the right web hosting partnership.