?WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING vs WEALTHY AFFILIATE HOSTING?

WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING vs WEALTHY AFFILIATE HOSTING
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING vs WEALTHY AFFILIATE HOSTING has used numbers to identify the best WordPress hosting platform in terms of additional features and affordability. Personal judgment has been limited to the strictest minimum, to ensure that results are as objective as possible.

This post will reveal the features that were compared to each other, why those particular features were selected, as well as the performance of each WordPress hosting company across all the selected features.

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RESULTS

WORDPRESS.COM WEALTHY AFFILIATE
5.1/10
8.8/10

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#1. WORDPRESS.COM HOSTING VS WEALTHY AFFILIATE HOSTING

 

Following my experiences online and looking back at all the growth phases my website has had to undergo for the period of time it has been online, I realized that this steady growth was attributed to the continuous presence and functioning of some features which were already included in my WordPress hosting features.

Let’s start discussing them by presenting the overall comparison table of WordPress.com Hosting vs Wealthy Affiliate Hosting, as well as their respective performances across each of them:

 

 

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Online Business Friendly Hosting Features

Total Score A Score Achieved HOSTGATOR B Score Achieved Wealthy Affiliate B

1 Web Hosting With Forum 7 3 7
2 Best Support Web Hosting 5 4 4
3 WordPress Compatible Website Builder 5 0 5
4 Premium Free Trial 15 7 12
5 Free SSL Certificate 5 5 5
6 Web Hosting With Training 6 3.2 6
7 Web Hosting With Free Domain 5 1 0
8 Web Hosting With Unlimited Email 5 0 5
9 WordPress Hosting With Maximum Security 10 9 10
10 Speed Booster 15 7.5 15
TOTAL SCORES 78 39.7 69
TOTAL SCORES CONVERTED TO A SCALE OF 10 (B/A * 10) 5.1 /10 8.8 /10

 

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#2. EXPLANATORY COMMENTS TO TABLE

 

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1.1. Evaluation Forum Features

 

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1.1Evaluation Forum Features

 

This is one of those features that has made my journey online a very successful one. There’s just no way you can succeed online alone, so when looking to purchase a hosting platform, make it a responsibility to verify whether they have a community in-house or not. A couple of platforms include this feature in their hosting packages, but not many of them.

I identified some great forum features, inspired by the community in which I currently belong, compared across both platforms, and this is what I found:

 

Click the image A Forum Exists Free Private Blogging Space Free Private Messaging Contact The Owners Directly Live 24/7/ 365 Create Tutorials And Get Paid Is It Free To Join? Score

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3/7

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7/7

 

Both platforms offer a forum, but Wealthy Affiliate provides more features than WordPress.com. Take a look at the images below to see how the forums look like from inside:

 

WordPress.com Forum

 

Wealthy Affiliate Forum

 

 

Did you see the stark difference in the presentation of both forums? Wealthy Affiliate forum gives the possibility of integrating pictures with every private blog you write, to give it a more personalized view. And that’s why you see the platform is full of beautiful pictures.

That’s not all. The Wealthy Affiliate forum recently went mobile. Take a look at the shots below to understand what I’m trying to say:

 

 

 

VISIT WEALTHY AFFILIATE FORUM NOW. IT’S FREE TO JOIN

 

The owners behind this community are always on top of the game. I’m very glad that I’m a member of this forum.

 

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1.2. How Is The Support For Both WordPress.com And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

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1.2How Is The Support For Both WordPress.com And Wealthy Affiliate?

 

Click the image Free Live Chat Support Free Phone Support Free Ticketing Support Free Technical Support For Hosting Related Issues Support Available 24/7 Score

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4/5

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4/5

 

Both platforms offer all the features mentioned above except for phone support. While it’s one thing having great features, it’s another thing verifying whether the support team is very helpful and fast. Always make sure to check them out during your trial or money back guarantee periods.

I use Wealthy Affiliate’s support, and their average response time is 5 minutes. Don’t know much about WordPress.com because I’ve never hosted a website there. Many platforms actually have a good number of support features implemented. But the reality could be quite different, especially when you start using them. I will strongly recommend that you check out other reviews on the average response times of the hosting platforms you wish to try out. I can only speak reality for Wealthy Affiliate alone.

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1.3. Do Both Platforms Have A WordPress Compatible Website Builder?

 

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1.3Do Both Platforms Have A WordPress Compatible Website Builder?

 

Click the image Name Of Website Builder Free With Hosting Package Compatible With WordPress Build An Unlimited No Of Pages Access Free Unlimited Email Accounts No Of Templates Available Score

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0/5

SiteRubix

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3 500+ 5/5

 

Website builders are awesome especially if you are about to create your very first WordPress website. It makes it incredibly easy and fun, and you bypass all coding to do with themes and many others. Website builders will provide tons of templates so that all you have to do is select one and start building

And don’t just fall for any website builder. Ensure that it is 100% compatible with WordPress, and nothing else, because WordPress is the best CMS to use to build your business online.

It’s hard to find a platform that includes a WordPress compatible site builder because very few of them do. So in this WordPress.com vs Wealthy Affiliate comparison, I’m not surprised that the former does not include a website builder, as you can see from the table above. That’s why WordPress.com scores a zero. This is what they had to say with regards to the presence of a site builder:

 

 

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1.4. Can You Try Both Platforms For Free?

 

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1.4Can You Try Both Platforms For Free?

 

Click the image Free Premium Trial Without Credit Card No Of Days For Free Trial Availability Of Lifetime Free Account Money Back Guarantee Days Score

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30 7/15

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7

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30 12/15

 

Why do I consider a free trial to be an important feature? Because you get to access a WordPress hosting environment without providing any information on your credit card. Not so many companies performed well using this criterion, as over 95% of them prefer to adhere to a money back guarantee period.

Three different possibilities were actually identified:

 

a. Accessing A Hosting Platform Without Providing Your Credit Card Details

WordPress.com does not have this possibility to try any of their premium packages for free. This is absolutely possible with Wealthy Affiliate, where you have up to 7 days premium access to the entire community and hosting features. Within this period of time, however, you are given the possibility to pay for your first month at a discount of approximately 60%, so that you can pay only $19 and unlock all premium features including 25 domain websites, 25 siterubix websites, private blogging space, private messaging, the possibility to contact the owners, and a ton of other features, worth at least $1 500/ month, for just $19 during the first month.

 

b. Possibility To Use A Free WordPress Account For Life

Both WordPress.com and Wealthy Affiliate offer free WordPress accounts for life! There is a difference, however, with the way both platforms operate their free accounts. WordPress.com offers a separate signup page for WordPress free account, whereas Wealthy Affiliate offers only 1 entry point to everyone. Once you are in, you can start exploring the premium features for the first seven days. And if those 7 days elapse, and you decide not to go premium, then you can remain a free member for life, until when you decide to upgrade. I performed a comparison of both WordPress.com and Wealthy Affiliate free membership features in a separate post.

 

c. Length Of The Money Back Guarantee Periods.

I also checked out the length of the money back guarantee periods, as I realized that some of them offer as much as 90 days. It’s a good thing that both platforms offer a 30 day period.

With regards to how I derived the scores above, please check out the table below:

 

 

 

REF DETAILS NUMBER OF DAYS SCORE
#1. Money Back Guarantee:
14 1/5
30 2/5
45 3/5
60 4/5
90 5/5
#2. REAL Free Trial Without Any Form Of Payment Information Needed ANY 5/5
#3. Lifetime Free Membership Available 5/5
TOTAL SCORE 15

 

I’m sure you now understand how WordPress.com got 7, and Wealthy Affiliate, 12. If you don’t, just leave a question in the comments section, and I will be glad to clarigy any doubts.

For the record, I wrote a review to identify those WordPress hosting companies where you could try free of charge without your credit card information requested. It was revealed that only Wealthy Affiliate and CLOUDWAYS offered the possibility to try out their premium WordPress hosting platforms for free, with Wealthy Affiliate offering 7 days of free trial, while CLOUDWAYS offers 3 days.

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1.5. Do Both Platforms Offer Free SSL Certificates?

 

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1.5Do Both Platforms Offer Free SSL Certificates?

 

 

Click the image Free SSL – 1st Yr Free SSL – 2nd Yr + Cost No Of Websites Covered Score

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N/A 1 5/5

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N/A 50 5/5

 

Both platforms offer free SSL Certificates for their premium and free WordPress hosting accounts. Check out the screenshot below about the confirmation of WordPress.com’s availability of free SSL Certificates for their free accounts:

 

 

 

Both platforms did well with this criterion

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1.6. Do These Platforms Include Training In Their Hosting Packages?

 

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1.6Do These Platforms Include Training In Their Hosting Packages?

 

Click the image Free Training To Build Your Website Free Internet Marketing Training Free Live Classes Free Video Walk throughs Free Class rooms No Of Combined Training Materials Score

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100+ 3.2/6

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500+ 6/6

 

I cannot emphasize the importance of training enough. Starting an online business is not only about looking for a hosting platform. Once you purchase one, what next? These are some of the important features you must take into account in your budgeting, and getting a hosting package, that has the training side of things covered as well, is a great opportunity.

I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been online long enough to know how important having access to training is, especially if you don’t get to pay extra for it. If you want to hire a WordPress developer to get things done for your website, that would be insanely expensive, as some would charge as much as $20 per day or even more. That money summed together for only one year can enable you to purchase a premium hosting package and build your WordPress website, with so much left over to keep for yourself.

Guess what. It’s not only about the WordPress development. There is also the SEO optimization and Website Monetization training that you would be needing as well, and if you don’t find a hosting platform that includes all these great resources, through an easy step by step training, then your chances of succeeding online would be slim, especially if you don’t have additional budget to purchase required resources.

That’s why you see in my table above, training features such as internet marketing training, training to help you build your websites, etc. You can have a clear picture of the amount and extent of training offered by both WordPress.com and Wealthy Affiliate. Every feature mentioned on the table above is 1 point.

Refer to the table below for the distribution of scores of the total number of available resources:

 

FREE TRAINING SCORING TABLE
DETAILS NUMBER OF POINTS
>500 1/1
450 to 499 0.9/1
400 to 449 0.8/1
350 to 399 0.7/1
300 to 349 0.6/1
250 to 299 0.5/1
200 to 249 0.4/1
150 to 199 0.3/1
100 to 149 0.2/1
0.1/1
very limited 0.1
No Free Training Available 0

 

Don’t hesitate to use the comments section if you don’t understand anything.

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1.7. Is A Free Domain Available With Both Platforms?

 

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1.7Is A Free Domain Available With Both Platforms?

 

 

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1 Depends 1/5

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0 $13.99 /Yr. 0/5

 

WordPress.com this time around is a step ahead of Wealthy Affiliate, as they include a free custom domain with all their hosting plans. Anyway, this freebie is only valid for the first year. Renewal as from the second year onwards will depend on the domain extension you choose, meaning the prices will vary.

Check out the screenshot below of some prices for various domain extensions. You would have to visit the highlighted link for more information if you are interested:

 

 

 

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, does not offer any free domains. Every domain is worth $13.99, and renewable at that same price every year. A reasonable number of platforms have succeeded to include free domains in their hosting packages, with some of them offering a free domain for life.

 

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1.8. What About Unlimited Email Accounts?

 

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1.8What About Unlimited Email Accounts?

 

Do WordPress.com and Wealthy Affiliate offer free unlimited email accounts? Well, let’s find out:

 

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Unlimited 5/5

 

 

WordPress.com does not include free email accounts. But you are allowed to resort to a third party email provider for their services. To be more specific:

 

 

 

You would be completely responsible for your email accounts, unlike Wealthy Affiliate that has completely taken over this responsibility free of charge. Your WordPress hosting package comes with free unlimited email accounts, to do as you will. Enhance your brand online by using free domain specific email accounts for every move you make online.

For this reason. Wealthy Affiliate scores all 5 points, and WordPress.com didn’t make it. And if you would like to visit other platforms that include unlimited email accounts in their hosting packages, then FOLLOW THIS LINK.

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1.9. Let's Now Handle WordPress Hosting Security With Both Platforms

 

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1.9Let’s Now Handle WordPress Hosting Security With Both Platforms

 

Click the image Free SSL Free Domain Privacy Free Website Security Free Spam Experts Free Backup Free Restore Free Staging Free Data Redun dancy Score

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9/10

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10/10

 

 

There is no doubt that both platforms perform extremely well. The security of your to be online business must not be taken for granted. That’s why I made sure that any feature that helped to enhance the security of your WordPress platform, was included for analysis. I went as far as considering staging as an important feature, because it helps you to make dangerous moves away from your main websites, like testing themes and plugins.

You can see from the table above that Wealthy Affiliate scored exceedingly well for all features. WordPress.com, on the other hand, lacks a staging environment. The only way to do so maybe, is to buy a second hosting account, but what’s the likelihood of that happening? Anyway, this is the only area they fell short and their overall performance was great indeed.

Check out the security of 30+ other WordPress hosts HERE if you are interested. Remember to ask all your questions in the comments section in case of any doubts.

 

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1.10. What Speed Booster Is Available?

 

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1.10What Speed Booster Is Available?

 

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Name Of Speed Tool

Free With Hosting Package Score

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Media CDN, Photon

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7.5/15

SiteSpeed Accelerated + SiteSpeed Extreme

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15/15

 

WordPress.com uses CDN known as Photon for their media files to make sure that they upload faster. But I wonder why only their media files were taken care of? It would have been more interesting to have CDN increase the speed of your entire website, not only for your images. That’s why they scored just the half of the total score here.

Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, has advanced proprietary speed boosters, know as SiteSpeed Accelerated, and SiteSpeed Extreme. Choose the one that works best for your website. I chose SiteSpeed Accelerated and it did just fine.

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#3. CONCLUSION – WHICH ONE IS BEST?

 

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So I’ve analyzed the features that I consider very important for every WordPress hosting platform to include in their WordPress hosting packages and compared across WordPress.com and Wealthy Affiliate using figures. So which one is best?

Well that will depend on what you are looking for online, but having touched the majority of hosting features in this review, I feel very confident to recommend a very suitable WordPress hosting platforms for all online business endeavors, and internet marketing projects:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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StunningBell

''Stunning Bell'' is a Digital Entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in the financial sector. She's now earning full-time online thanks to a world-class training platform she accidentally stumbled upon. Connect with her personally at Wealthy Affiliate, where, as an Affiliate Marketer of this university,she was able to make her first dollar online, which eventually transformed into a full-time income.??

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