Platforms & Products I Use
I have been asked this question a number of times by colleagues & would-be bloggers – where do you host your site, what tools do you use to power it so fast etc. I have put together all the tools I am currently using to run this site, with a hope that it might inspire atleast one other person to pursue his blogging passion.
Feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions or need any help in setting up your blog.
This company offers super fast WordPress hosting with CloudFlare Enterprise (CDN, Argo routing, Image Polishing, Application Firewall, Daily Backups, Redis Cache etc) included in all the plans. Their support is superb – you hit the chat button & a WordPress expert is there on the other end – no queues or escalations.
All for $25 a month & no contracts! Happy to recommend if you are looking for a host! Check out Rocket.Net
The fastest, light weight WordPress theme in the market. It won’t slow down your website at all. Clean design and easy to use. I have been using this team since it came to the market. Having a poorly coded theme will hurt you even if you have a fast hosting. You need a theme which is less than 50KB & not an MB!
You can move away from your existing theme without any issues. Even though the core theme from GeneratePress is completely free, you ideally need their paid version for all the features. Check out GeneratePress.
GenerateBlocks is a small collection of lightweight WordPress blocks that can accomplish nearly anything. You are create professional looking websites with pre-defined templates for everything like footer, header, body etc. The ‘professional’ looking footer on this site came as a pre-defined template which I copy pasted. Check out GenerateBlocks.
Feel free to ping me in LinkedIn if you need any help with setting up or running your website.
If you decide to purchase any of the tools using the links on this page, I may get a commission at no additional cost to you. It will help me in a small way with costs that I am incurring to run this website. Any help is much appreciated.