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Hosting and website creation for a solo entrepreneur or small business person is a mix of too much choice and too much marketing speak. We’ve tried to narrow down your choices a little and given you the basics.
If you’re starting a side gig or you freelance and just want a simple portfolio website, check out our free hosting and website category. These vendors will get you a basic site with your contact info and some text or a blog, but probably not a domain name of your choosing or an email with your domain in it.
If you want a domain name, a web host and an email address, check out the paid hosting category. For almost 90% of new entrepreneurs not looking to sell physical products, the cheapest and easiest option will always be WordPress with their own domain and a cheap hosting plan. We have a help article how to get set up in the cheapest way possible.
If you do decide to go with WordPress, we have a specific category that discusses themes and frameworks in a bit more depth.
If you’re looking to run an online store, we have a separate e-commerce category. Likewise, if you’re looking to create the next big app, we have a category for saas hosting.
Our paid hosting category includes some advice for new entrepreneurs and an explanation of the basic terminology. But like I mentioned, if you’re new to this, pick WordPress and follow our guide to get setup and move on to more important parts of your business.
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