WPX Hosting Review: The Many Positives of Using WPX Hosting for Your WordPress Site

WPX Hosting Review: The Many Positives of Using WPX Hosting for Your Wordpress Site

This WPX Hosting review was last updated in April 2018.

Welcome to my WPX Hosting review where you’ll hear why I switched to this hosting provider, what benefits I’ve seen and why I’m loving their services. I’ll share my personal experience with them and my honest opinion about their optimized WordPress hosting offer. I do recommend this web host to anyone looking to create a professional WordPress site, but let’s see if it’s the right choice for you too.

When I first started blogging, I had no idea what hosting was. Over time, I learned a thing or two about WordPress, switched to a self-hosted site and had to choose a hosting provider. While WPX Hosting wasn’t my initial choice, I believe my results would have been different (better) had I been using them for Let’s Reach Success from day one.

But that’s okay as I learned things the hard way, dealt with tech issues, worked hard and did my own research. This still paid off as I’m able to earn more than $4,000 per month blogging by working just a few hours a day. However, WPX Hosting was a big step in the progress of this site and my online business. Let me share why.

What is WPX Hosting?

This post contains affiliate links as I’m an affiliate for the products I trust the most. That adds no extra cost on your side if you decide to purchase.

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A WPX Hosting review won’t be complete without answering this one question: What is it and what do they offer to people who want to start a site?

WPX Hosting is one of the top web hosts on the Web offering optimized hosting for your WordPress site. They are known for the fast speed they offer, the terrific customer support they provide, and for being the easiest WordPress managed hosting provider.

Another thing I especially loved about them when doing my research was the free site transfer (they did the migration from my last host to their servers for free and without any downtime).

Click here if you want to learn more about WPX Hosting and read customer reviews.

Why I Wanted a Faster Website

I’ve been investing hundreds of hours of my time over the last few years to turn Let’s Reach Success into an authoritative site. After all, it’s the foundation of my online business and what helps me make a living.

So I also want to provide the best user experience, make sure pages load fast, the servers it’s located on are secure, and everything’s optimized for mobile. That’s where a good web host comes in handy.

I was previously using Bluehost. And while they are still a great option for beginners, I needed something else.

I was a bit anxious about the migration as I expected some downtime and issues. But the support team of WPX Hosting took all the responsibility and my site was transferred in a matter of hours.

The results came soon. To make this WPX hosting review as honest and helpful as I can, I’ll include screenshots of the performance of my site.

Here’s how Let’s Reach Success performed on GTmetrix:

letsreachsuccess site performance gtmetrix

And here’s what happened with the free website grader by HubSpot:

hubspot free website grader letsreachsuccess.com

PS, I also bought a new premium theme from ThemeForest and am pretty sure that affected the outcome too as it’s optimized, with clean code and lightweight.

Regardless, plenty of bloggers and website owners out there have shared the same results. WPX hosting is designed for speed and high performance. If you simply switch to it without taking any other action, your site’s rankings will be boosted and your visitors will notice the difference.

The Benefits of Using WPX Hosting for Your Site and Blog

The Support

What I wasn’t happy with the most with my last host was the support. It took ages to get to a real person, I was transferred from one department to the next and often didn’t get my issue fixed. That led to downtime, wasting a few hours of sleep here and there, and not being sure who to ask to get the issue resolved right away.

With WPX Hosting it was a completely new experience for me. Before even making the decision to purchase, I contacted support a few times to ask questions. Each time I got an immediate response and that person was ready to answer any other question I had. What’s more, they didn’t seem to be in a hurry but encouraged me to share my concerns and simply chat about this.

I loved that attitude and soon decided to work with them. While there wasn’t any reason to contact them since Let’s Reach Success is officially hosted on their servers (which means everything’s fine), I know I can always click the chat box on their website and have someone answer me right away.

Also, they were always responding during the migration and right after that when I just reached out to check if things on the back-end of my site looked alright.

But it’s not just me who’s happy with the support team behind WPX Hosting and how they handle clients. They are well-known for this and have reached a record in the industry.

The average time it takes them to answer is 25 seconds!

wpx hosting review support response letsreachsucess.com

The Ease of Use

Many dashboards of software companies are too complicated for the average user. This one isn’t.

From the navigation, I can find all that I need. And my hosting package is easy to access. So that’s another thing I love about WPX Hosting.

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Great Hosting Specifically Created for WordPress Sites

When you want good services from a software company, you should look out for one specializing in what you’re using. In my case, (and most people’s cases), that’s WordPress.

Their servers know how to handle big and small WordPress sites and make them load faster and perform better.

The Bonuses

Some cool additions come for free with their package. This benefit is a big part of that WPX Hosting review.

  • 24/7/365 Live Chat;
  • BackUps;
  • 30-day money back guarantee;
  • 1-click WordPress installation;
  • 99.95% uptime guaranteed;
  • Unlimited SSL – having HTTPS in your url ensures visitors the connection is secure and is also a trust signal for search engines;
  • Email;

And more.

And the biggest bonus…

The Migration

If you already have a site, someone from the WPX hosting team will move it to their servers for you. No need to worry about that at all. You simply request the migration when you’re about to purchase.

The Price

wpx hosting review by lidiya k at letsreachsuccess.com - pricing of wpx

New bloggers on a budget would go with a hosting company that costs a few bucks a month and that’s okay. Not everyone needs to invest more soon or ever. But because I wanted to take things to the next level and believe the more you grow, the more resources and time you should invest in a site and business, I took the step of switching to WPX hosting. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made this year.

I’m now paying $25/month and am truly happy as I know the services and support I get in return are well worth it. That would be less than $20 if I pay for the whole year so I think I’ll do that soon.

I hope you liked my WPX Hosting review.

Maybe it will help you when making a choice on which company to work with when you start your new WordPress site. Click here if you’re ready to sign up for them or want to learn more about their offers.

I’ll make sure to update this review every now and then as things in the hosting industry change too. I doubt I’ll ever rely on another company to host Let’s Reach Success, though.

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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Check out my interview with R.J. from TheWaystoWealth to see how he entered the finance niche, started making money blogging, began bringing traffic from Pinterest and monetizing it with affiliate marketing, and is now making $10,000/month from his online business. #blogger #interview #blogtraffic #incomeideas #income