My Experience of Setting up this Site:
About 9 Months ago after a couple of false starts trying to get a blog/website going, I stumbled upon an article talking about using the WordPress Platform for the job. The article described how widely used WordPress was across the web and listed 3 highly rated WordPress Hosts that were setup specifically to cater for first time WordPress users. I had a poke around and chose the option that seemed the simplest, as I knew my enthusiasm for the job would quickly fade if I hit layers of admin to get up and running.
So the provider I chose was SiteGround, and as I mentioned above, the main reason I chose them was the uncluttered look of their site. I have realized that when dealing with tech things I prefer straight forward simplicity and timely feedback to almost anything else. I was amazed at how responsive the service was, once I started the sign up process. I ticked a couple of boxes, chose a name for my site and then was given a message saying I would be notified when my site was ready to go. A few minutes later I received another email with further instructions. After ticking a few more boxes filling , making a credit card payment and clicking a few more links, I was ready to roll .
Straight after that I fired off a new email, asking how to start learning about WordPress , with the intention of installing my own theme. Within minutes I had a detailed response and was able to make the changes to the site I desired. This process had continued over time with emails about things like plugins and widgets. Each time I received useful and timely responses. Compared to my expectations, the process of running this site has been far less stressful than I expected and as a result I have spent the majority of my time, writing content for the site.
For anyone who is looking to venture in the world of Blogs/Websites I would highly recommend SiteGround, based on their customer service, simplicity of design and reasonable pricing.
Full Disclosure: If you do choose to signup to use any of their services, please make use of any of affiliate links below or above, so that a small contribution is made to the up keep of this site. Thanks