Well, it’s that time of the year again to start renewing the hosting/publishing of my sites on WordPress.com. Now when I started this I had all the sites on GoDaddy and was paying about $120USD a year. Now that came with unlimited sites and email at no cost. Now with just 4 sites at the “personal plan” on Word Press, it’s $4.00 a month per site with no real email to speak of. That works out to be $192.USD a year. With any “experiment” in hosting, I tried the “premium” accounts on Word Press because after opening the account they gave you a “discount” for the upgrades for the rest of the year, Bad idea on my part. Now just realizing what I did when I did the comparison.
Now to get the email ( send and receive ) from the domain I use Microsoft Exchange, with 2 email addresses it’s $100.USD a year. To make it more complicated most of the domains are registered at Google Domains for the free “privacy protection”. So I’m having to deal with DNS and domain manual info input in 3 different hosting services ( and I wonder why I have a headache ).
Lets list things I like about Word press hosting…
I can get to the websites from anywhere in the world I might be visiting and they load fast
Ease of use
They deal with all the updating
Now what about Godaddy hosting
Not as easy to get to the service from anywhere
Pain in the ass system to deal with finding what you need
Updating my own software ( not a problem )
What I like about Google Domains
Ease of use
I will be keeping the Microsoft Exchange anyway
So I am rethinking Word Press and is it worth the cost…