Review of Flywheel: The Best WordPress Hosting for Bloggers

WordPress Hosting for Bloggers

Choosing the right host for your blog can be a difficult process. At Review Signal, we've reviewed dozens of hosting providers and narrowed it down to our top three choices. In this article, we'll review Flywheel, the best option for bloggers.

1. What is Flywheel?

Flywheel is software that helps companies manage all of their customer interactions across multiple channels, whether that’s email, phone calls, live chats, or social media. You can use Flywheel to answer questions, solve problems, and provide information to your customers.

Flywheel lets companies and bloggers work together to create and maintain close relationships that will help grow their followers and business. Because each blog POSTs to its own dedicated Flywheel account, there is better management and monitoring of relationships and custom content.

It wouldn’t be possible to build a truly effective email list management system or a social media list management system without the help of a host or hosting provider that enables managing a list from multiple places. There are too many outsides in managing a list, and businesses need more than a website — and a hosting provider — to manage that data.

For example, a blog can only have one active list at a time. If you have 40 followers on your main page, you cannot populate the list of 2,000 other followers that each post to your blog. Likewise, when you delete a post from the online store, you cannot remove those followers as well. Instead, those followers must go somewhere. That’s where hosting comes into play.

Hosts help your list with resources and there are three main types: Caching hosts, Social platforms hosts, and data hosting. All three types can be implemented on your own website or on another hosting provider. While more granular controls and monitoring are built-in to most of the hosts, you can also hire third-party companies to implement this type of technology for you.

Flywheel will only work with journals, newsletters, and real-time message service (RTSP) platforms as of October 2019 (unless a Certified Consultant in Email Marketing Subscription Management or another technical expertise is added to the provider team).

2. Flywheel's features and benefits

It is important to understand the importance of features and benefits in copywriting. Features are attributes of your product or service. Benefits are what the features do for the customer. An online fitness trainer might have a feature of “Personal Training on Demand” and a benefit of “Fit Anywhere.”

What the Flywheel provider does to allow your website to scale to all kinds of traffic (source code below):

As a bonus, Flywheel’s pricing is the lowest for both managed and unmanaged hosting. When you compare it with other hosting providers, you can vary from $3–20 per month depending on the features you need.

Features The features of Flywheel include CRM integration to help managers track site performance and respond to customer service requests. Their own customer service team handles technical support. This allows you to issue site-wide support tickets which they will resolve for you.

Managed hosting:

To find out more details about features and benefits, go to their website. Instead of listing features and benefits, they list the different delivery methods they support.

As a bonus, Flywheel also has the best no-code hosting option for beginners. We believe that the two best host options (Review Signal’s Table Mountain and Wix’s Squarespace Hosting) would work better if you already had some experience with coding.

Visit the Flywheel website for more details.

If you’re already a Coder and you want to build better websites, then check out Wix’s Squarespace Hosting.

Squarespace’s easiest and fastest hosting option is a no-code CMS (Content Management System) WordPress plugin.

Being a lean team, we’re able to host our site with Squarespace without any hassle. The most difficult part about the site is the header. Let’s build a few sample website designs.

First, let’s try out a column layout with left and right-aligned columns.

There are five different template options:

Since it’s a no-code CMS, you can refine the code with advanced HTML and CSS blocks. Since there’s no PHP, the resulting code won’t require templating knowledge.

3. The downsides of Flywheel

Flywheel has made it much easier to work from home because you don’t have to worry about setting up a new remote working station. You just have to bring your computer with you. However, there are downsides to using Flywheel. For starters, you’re stuck with the subscription you get for bringing your PC to the office, which is a cost you’re not willing to bear.

Another major drawback to using Flywheel is that if your hosting account gets shut down, you can’t access the content stored on it. When your hosting account gets shut down, only the most recent version of your blog posts will be accessible. This is a turnoff because if you updated a post recently, you’d rather wait for it to upload in your account before publishing another. Unfortunately, if it’s a CMS platform like WordPress, WordPress, or DevShop, they’ll most likely place closure on your account.

One of the most important requirements for a successful blog is good content. In order to get traffic to your blog, the right post is posted at the perfect time, in the perfect place. A blog is all about creating content that brings in and engages your audience. You must entice your readers with the right content in order to get them to stick around for the ride.

Flywheel doesn’t make it hard to write a fantastic post. According to their website, they’ve helped thousands of bloggers build successful blogs and earn thousands of dollars.

Create a division between your home and work life to make time for blogging. Don’t plan on logging in every day, as that would wear you out and impede productive behavior. Schedule your time for blogging based on how much you can dedicate to working on your blog.

Flywheel lets you remote into your home office within minutes or choose the time of your choosing. You can then start writing at any point in time.


4. Why we think you'll love Flywheel, even though they don't have a free option

Flywheel is a website-building tool that’s very easy and very fun, and it’s particularly good for people who need to build a lot of different websites for different purposes. Although it’s not free, it’s very inexpensive and worth every penny.

Flywheel offers a wide variety of functions for website-building, and the Homepage is a great place to start. You can customize pretty much whatever you want, from the domain name to the home page size, and this is a place where you’ll get to choose a site-building style that best fits your own needs. The pictures below show how the site looks, before and after the company custom-made custom design was added to the homepage.

Reviews – Flywheel.com has ten levels of reviews, ranging from 'Very Satisfied' to 'Very Unsatisfied'. Every review is linked to a user account page that allows that reviewer to leave a comment or go back in time.

Bookings – Flywheel.com allows for bookings via an advanced form, so book your blogger regularly!

Plus – If you’re interested in using the site for paid advertising, you can look into the Plus option. However, if you would prefer a monthly buck, the host that comes with the Pro and Premier plans is your best bet. (Flywheel has a single-month plan and a yearly plan.)

Connect – If you’re connecting multiple websites together, this button allows you to find the hosts that are configured to work closely with each other.

Create – On the Create page, you can upload an image to your website, upload a CSS file, and have it created in about 10 minutes. You don’t have to have 100% CSS style in order to work, but if you need help uploading files, I recommend using the MyFiles Uploader.

Share – At any time, the Share button will allow you to upload a Linkable Link widget graphic for use in newsletters, on slide shows, and so on.

5. How to get started with Flywheel hosting

If you already have a website and want to use Flywheel as your host, the process is pretty simple. First, go to flywheel.com and create an account. Once you have an account, log in and you’ll be asked to choose a domain name. This is the name of your website, such as www.example.com.The option to use a subdomain or a c-block domain is optional. We recommend picking one of the hosted subdomains, such as.com or.biz, and using that as your hostname.

Alternatively, you can go with a c-block domain and it will be automatically selected. To test it out, simply go to flywheel.com/blog then click “try signing up”.

After you select your domain, you’ll be asked to connect your hosting provider via FTP or HTML code. Once connected, your hosting provider will provide you with an IP address. Once you’ve chosen an IP address and configured your hosting provider (which we suggest you do, but feel free to mess it up), you’ll be shown the “ready to start” page. The next screen will ask you to set your server to status 500. After you select the status 500 option, you’ll need to set your server to “preferred” so that whenever someone rates your site, it gets sent to an Amazon AWS instance on the flywheel.com domain. Next, you’ll be asked to enable file uploads. Wistia uses DropBox for our servers, so we’re going to enable this. If this is already enabled for you, skip this step.

Next, we’re going to be asked to configure your DNS server to point to our domain and to configure your Hostname to be our domain. Wistia requires two hostnames for everything to be displayed correctly—ideally, you want to essentially have the same hostname for all your websites. Plus, the faster your website is, the better it will run with Amazon AWS. It will also be faster due to the more frequent requests made by AWS.

If you already have a DNS server and Hostname setup, you can skip these two steps.


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