Going self-hosted with Lyrical Host (AD)
If you’re thinking of going self-hosted with your blog I absolutely recommend taking your time and choosing a company that is right for you, in my case Lyrical Host.
I had been blogging for almost a year when I decided I wanted to take the plunge and go self-hosted with Lyrical Host.
Full disclosure*, I am a member of the Lyrical Host affiliate programme. Should you choose to sign up for hosting with Lyrical Host using my links or referral codes, I will be paid a small commission, which I will be grateful for.
Why I recommend going self-hosted with Lyrical Host
Going self-hosted is a big decision so I did my research before diving in and I’d recommend you do the same.
I’m a member of a few useful blogger Facebook groups so I asked who was self-hosted and which companies people would recommend.
There’s lots of hosting companies out there to choose from and what you might be after may be better suited with one company rather than another.
For me Lyrical Host ticked all the boxes on my list.
They are a UK-based, independent company, that offered managed hosting (which basically means I didn’t have the stress about the technical side of things) and that was more about people than numbers.
More about Lyrical Host and their plans and services can be found here.
When I started asking questions via Facebook messenger they were human, not patronising and friendly.
Lyrical may not be the cheapest out there but they offer a lot and promise not to hike up your fees or throw any nasty surprises your way.
They have three packages to choose from with a starting price point of just £9.99 a month. You can also pay annually too.
Over the weekend I did more research and serious thinking and my mind was made up.
I signed up via their website and booked a (free) migration for the next available slot.
Lyrical Host support transferred my content from one place to another and even installed my theme, all as part of the process.
All I had to do was answer a few questions via their support chat, allow them access to my existing blog and sip on my hot chocolate while they did all the hard techy work.
I had a couple of technical issues, but the support is actually super supportive.
I’ll admit I’m not the most technical minded person and they were so patient with me and didn’t make me feel patronised or stupid!
Any questions or concerns you might have are answered in minutes.
Either on Facebook chat, or through the support system in the client portal – you’ll never wait long for help with Lyrical Host.
If you are considering changing your hosting site or going self-hosted then please do consider Lyrical Host.
Their prices are competitive as, unlike other companies, they will not increase their fees in your second year.
All the added extras that you absolutely need but are then charged through the roof for by some hosting services are all included with your monthly cost with Lyrical Host. SSL certificates, email accounts and access to loads of advice and freebies like pictures.
They’ll also champion you as a client.
They keep up to date with your content, they interact on social media, they drop you a line and see how you’re doing.
Lyrical Host actually care about you as a person and you’re not just another number.
You also get access to the fabulous resource centre. Not only do you get the whole back catalogue, but you’ll also get new content monthly – winning!
This ranges from posts on how to get started with WordPress, to free icons to download or blogging tips.
Until the 31st January 2019 they are also offering the January Go Better bundle free which includes:
– 17 exclusive commercial-use no attribution required stock photos (JPGs).
– A digital and printable wordsearch with motivational words to take you through the year.
– A five page “Big Goals, Small Goals” PDF worksheet set.
– A Google Sheets spreadsheet template for tracking collaborations.
– A single-page PDF: “Collaboration Ideas.”
– A single-page PDF called “15 Things To Do in 2019.”
– A beautiful hand-lettered set of transparent calligraphy words by Allison Hopkins. The words are all mix and match and are as follows: Hello, Hey there, So long, Farewell, January, February, March, April, May, June (the other months will be released later in the year). They’re ideal for adding to images or plain backgrounds for Instagram, creating banners, blog post headers, or anything you like (other than sharing or selling as-is). They are supplies as individual PNGs.
Not only do Lyrical care about their clients they also care about the environment, supporting charitable causes and independent businesses too.
If you decide that Lyrical Host is the host for you then enter code RACH10 at the checkout and you will get 10% off your hosting plan.*
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*I am an affiliate member of Lyrical Host and will receive a small financial compensation if my referral discount code is used. This is to no extra expense to anyone who uses the code, they will receive a 10% discount.
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