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Quality Web Hosting Providers

If you want to sell or promote anything online, obviously you need good, reliable web hosting. For some reason there's a widespread belief this can only supplied by a company that's locally based, with all the infrastructure based in Australia.

Frankly, I think this is a bit of a myth. I have long been a customer of two huge international web hosting companies based in the US called Weebly and Yola (which is the host of this site).

They're both great, with a great range of sleek ready-to-use templates. So, you don't have to fork out for web design at all if you wish. That said, you can still host custom-made, branded sites with them too.

Weebly

I think Weebly is the more user-friendly of the two. It also has a blogging tool that's seamlessly incorporated into the dashboard. (As an example, check out my blog for my site “Blog Plus Tweet” -- first result here.) Yola used to have one, but you now need to incorporate Tumblr, which is a bit fiddly.

Another great thing about Weebly (and Yola for that matter) is that it has ecommerce capabilities right there within the platform. You just build your site and add that when you're ready.

Weebly is fantastic for small to medium businesses in particular. You can sign up for free, so check it out here.

Crucial

If you do prefer to have your website hosted with an Aussie company Crucial has a good reputation for reliability, with a whole range of different options. Click here or on the banner above to learn more.