WordPress Renew Expensive…

Well, it’s that time of the year again to start renewing the hosting/publishing of my sites on WordPress.com. Now when I started this I had all the sites on GoDaddy and was paying about $120USD a year. Now that came with unlimited sites and email at no cost. Now with just 4 sites at the “personal plan” on Word Press, it’s $4.00 a month per site with no real email to speak of. That works out to be $192.USD a year. With any “experiment” in hosting, I tried the “premium” accounts on Word Press because after opening the account they gave you a “discount” for the upgrades for the rest of the year, Bad idea on my part. Now just realizing what I did when I did the comparison.

Now to get the email ( send and receive ) from the domain I use Microsoft Exchange, with 2 email addresses it’s $100.USD a year. To make it more complicated most of the domains are registered at Google Domains for the free “privacy protection”. So I’m having to deal with DNS and domain manual info input in 3 different hosting services ( and I wonder why I have a headache ).

Lets list things I like about Word press hosting

I can get to the websites from anywhere in the world I might be visiting and they load fast

Ease of use

They deal with all the updating

Now what about Godaddy hosting

Not as easy to get to the service from anywhere

Pain in the ass system to deal with finding what you need

Updating my own software ( not a problem )

What I like about Google Domains

Ease of use

Cost

privacy protection

I will be keeping the Microsoft Exchange anyway

Great service

So I am rethinking Word Press and is it worth the cost…

Google problems

Years ago Google started doing domains , for $12 a year you could register or move domains to their service. When moving domins TO google it was so fast and easy. It was almost instant….they are Google.

Since then I have found out the lack of tools to make some advanced changes sucks, forget about using Exchange  they just push the Gapp program. And when you go to use email from another host and then change it , you have to contact them ( good luck ) to have them flush the old info out of the system ( been waiting 2 days so far )

Its a shame they start something ( again ) and forget it, it could be so nice if they would pay attention to it .