Your choice of hosting can make or break your Amazon affiliate website. Let's take a look at a few of the possible outcomes of both good and bad hosting just so you can understand the severity of this decision.
If you pick good hosting....
Now lets look at the opposite. Let's look at what happens when you pick a bad web host for your Amazon affiliate website....
The point above discusses paid hosting, however not everyone has any funds to begin with. So let's take a look and see how you can get started with Amazon affiliate websites for free.
If money is tight there are some tricks you can use to get going completely free of charge. I'm going to show you how you can get a free domain, free SSL and free web hosting. Now you do need some technical knowhow for this option and you won't have any technical support other than asking questions on website like ServerFault so if you are not willing to learn this free option might not be the best web hosting option for you.
To get your free domain head over to Freenom and pick from one of the free .mk, .tk, .ga, .cf, or .gq domain names they allow.
Next we're going to get some free web hosting. Now there are several options, there are free shared hosting options but these are often filled with ads and not very reliable. If you head over to Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services both have a free tier of low usage that is perfect for hosting a handful of simple websites for free. Here are a few guides to give you more details.
Because you are managing your hosting yourself be sure to make regular backups (snapshots) of your server from within your Cloud hosting control panel.
In addition to backups be sure you have your WordPress installation set to auto update.
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