Just starting your food blog? We got sick of the bottom-of-the-barrel webhosts causing technical issues for new bloggers and distracting them from what’s important – writing and posting.
Our Food Blogger Hosting, Jr plan lets you jump into a top-of-the-line webhost without all the up front costs or technical setup.
$60/year ($5/month) plus FREE install it for me service.
To get this exclusive offer, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have purchased one of our themes from FeastDesignCo.com within the past 12 months
- You must have fewer than 100 recipes and fewer than 10,000 pageviews/month
Exceeding 100 recipes or 120,000 pageviews will mean being bumped up to the full hosting package. Our full Food Blogger Hosting plan includes a free theme and can handles higher traffic volumes.
The junior plan is a friendly introductory rate that is meant for new bloggers who should be focused on blogging instead of the technical setup. It’s our way to get you going on your journey with as little hassle as possible, and is really only meant for the first year while you get your bearings.
Free Install It For Me Service
We’ll get you up and hosted with a complimentary Install It For Me service valued at $145. You’ll simply need to point your domain at our servers and you’re good to go.
Built for Speed
More than ever, page load times are critical. We implement best practices to balance image quality with image sizes, making sure your food blog loads fast on all devices. Not only is this a better user experience, but you’re rewarded with better placement in the search engines.
Always Secure with SSL
Beginning in 2018, SSL is mandatory for food bloggers. See the official announcement from Google.
SSLs are always included, and always free. This prevents your visitors sensitive data from being leaked to prying eyes and protect your data as well. Site security is a ranking factor in search engines and is no longer a question of if it should be enabled – it’s a requirement.
Managed Plugin Updates
Plugin updates are a pain in the butt. And not the delicious pork butt kind. You should always update to the latest version for additional features and security, but risking breaking your site with plugin updates is an ongoing concern. We test plugins in a separate environment before updating them on your blog to ensure that nothing breaks when it’s updated.
Automated Daily Backups
If you’ve never had a website go down without a backup, take our word for it that it’s traumatizing. Days, weeks and even months of work can be lost. We create daily backups for you and store them for 30 days, and restoring a website is as simple as clicking a button.
It’s important to test your site prior to going to live. You get a staging site to be able to do any testing prior to making any changes live, ensuring stability and no downtime.
Our hosting uses the latest releases of PHP7, SSL and Nginx to improve your blog’s speed. What is all the gibberish? You’ll never need to know. Just understand that we’ve configured the latest webserver software specifically for wordpress food blogs, and make caching available to deliver pages lightning fast, improving your search engine rankings.
Monthly subscriptions are not available on the Food Blogger Hosting, Junior plan.
Email hosting is not provided with Food Blogger Hosting. The complexity involved with email – and spam in particular – means that your best option is the “Basic” plan at GSuite by Google for $5/month.