Since I’m often asked for various recommendations, I thought I’d create a page that provides various ones based on my experience. Note, that these recommendations come based on my personal experience and as always, I encourage everyone to do their own evaluations based on their own personal use case. Also of note, some of these links may be affiliate links meaning that I may earn a portion of qualifying purchases.
I recommend Hawk Host as a provider for small to average sized websites, podcasts and projects. The main reason I recommend them is because they have a great balance of features, price and support offerings. Hawk Host offers Shared Hosting, VPS, Semi Dedicated Servers and as of recent Cloud Server options.
One of the main reasons that Hawk Host gets my recommendation is because in my research they have an above-average offering of resource allocation to accounts, meaning that your account will be able to handle sudden increases in traffic, compared to situations where resource allocation is lesser.
From a reliability and support perspective, Hawk Host has always responded to my support tickets in a prompt manner when I’ve needed, and down time has been very limited since I started using them years ago.
Podcast WordPress Theme Recommendations
I recently had the chance to try out SecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress Theme – my experience with Bolden was a pleasant surprise. It was clear to me that the theme was thought out in details for podcasters, with a plethora of options available geared toward podcasts. Bolden in particular, offered a variety of features that are helpful for a Podcast Network, and I am currently in the process of converting the GonnaGeek Network to use SecondLine Theme’s Bolden WordPress Theme.