Recommend Website Host for Financial/Insurance Business

by fpscnh
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Hi,

I work for a business that deals with life insurance, health insurance, annuities, and investments. We are looking to create a website and hope to build a significant online presence through SEO/online marketing in our region.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good website host for this purpose? We would like to generate organic traffic and offer services (life insurance, annuities, health insurance) to those who visit our website.

I was considering WordPress as a content management system and godaddy as a host. However, are there better alternatives? Does WordPress mainly deal with blogs and not official business webpages/domains?

I posted this in the SEO section since we will be actively engaging in SEO ourselves and would like the best website host so that we can be successful in this regard.

Thanks.
-Bryan
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Not to sound harsh, but since you don't even have the correct concept of a 'web host' (hint: WordPress isn't a 'host'), you probably need to be looking into finding someone who can build the site for your company.

    To partially answer your question, WP powers 20%+ of existing web sites - everything from personal blogs to news outlets to anything you can think of. It's probably a good bet that most new small-business sites are built using WP.
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    • Profile picture of the author fpscnh
      Yeah, I edited my original thread to be more accurate. I meant WordPress as content management system and godaddy as a host.

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Nothing wrong with either, although I am not a big GoDaddy fan (quite the opposite).

    But in terms of developing a website for a business, you're putting the cart before the horse. Those are the tools that are used to get a site - the presentation of content - online.

    Both of those aspects, presentation and content, require in-depth planning and consideration and are the main ingredients of a successful site.

    The platform and where it's hosted are almost - not quite, but almost - an afterthought.
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    • Profile picture of the author fpscnh
      What would you recommend instead of godaddy?
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    As I said, GD is fine as are any number of other hosting companies. As I also tried to point out, this is a relatively minor decision in the overall scheme of getting a site online.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    WordPress is a complete CMS. You can still build a blog, but you can build business website too. I build WP sites and It's been a while since I've dealt with a "blog only" site.

    Hostgator and GoDaddy are both huge operations that base their marketing on number games and volumes. If you're serious about a business website you should try to find a host that doesn't cater to the masses that much.

    Your website performance depends mostly of your "neighbours". If the sites on the same server/cluster are bringing the server down, your site is going too. And thousands of sites on a server mean it's going to happen every now and then.

    Sorry, I don't really have any concrete suggestions. Except that maybe forum like WebHostingTalk would be the right place to post this kind of queries.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Hostgator (EIG) and Godaddy are terrible hosts, and they market to gullible newbies.
    If you want a truly quality host, then look elsewhere. Because those guys are not it.

    WHT is offline at the moment. Upgrades.

    You should also avoid sham "SEO hosts". IP addresses have nothing to do with SEO, which is the scam there.

    Look at a quality host like Site5 or WebhostingBuzz.
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  • Profile picture of the author actus
    I do SEO in finance/Insurance niche. It's a very very competitive niche

    Wordpress is a good CMS. You just want something that will let you collect leads really. I know people slate godaddy and I used to as well but when something ****s up their support is really good
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  • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
    Find a good hosting company, buy a domain name, buy a hosting account. That's it!
    If you need the best so called "host", buy VPS from a reliable company.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by Kalambur View Post

      If you need the best so called "host", buy VPS from a reliable company.
      It's way more complex than that. VPS is not any kind of guarantee for good website performance. You have to know what you're doing, and usually manage and optimize the server too. There's differences between the VPS providers and technologies.

      I'd try to find a decent B2B host, or one that's not too crowded.
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    Run from Godaddy & when you think you've ran far enough, keep going...
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