Your Christian church or ministry needs a web presence, but your beliefs and ideology can present a special challenge as you search for website hosting that doesn’t clash with your beliefs.
Creating a website for your church or ministry will serve the same purpose your brick-and-mortar establishment does: Spreading God’s word with the community. A website will enable you to spread it much further, and in this increasingly digital age, it’s important to make sure your church or ministry sheds light on the Christian message online.
Choosing the right web hosting for churches and ministries requires some special consideration beyond the normal web hosting criteria.
What to keep in mind in your search for a hosting provider
Who else do they host?
The most popular web hosting providers may not be a smart choice for churches and ministries. These providers host a variety of websites on their servers, and for many, that includes unsavory or immoral content. Your church could end up using the same IP address and server as anti-Christian or adult sites. You wouldn’t open your church next door to an adult novelty store. Do you really want to share an IP address and server with an anti-Christian website?
To avoid this problem altogether, it’s best to opt for a Christian-based web hosting provider that holds high standards and doesn’t host adult or questionable content on their servers.
Are they Christian-based?
While it’s not imperative that the web hosting provider you use is a Christian company, it’s often the right choice for a faith-based ministry or church. Christian-based web hosting providers operate with a different agenda than other web hosting providers, just as Christian people operate by different rules than other people. This can mean a lot when it comes to customer support and customer service–knowing that your contact at the company is a fellow follower of Christ can make for a better web hosting experience.
What is the cost?
Christian website hosting shouldn’t cost more than general website hosting, and at ITX Design, we believe it should cost less. We want to remove the cost barrier that keeps many churches and ministries from creating their presence online and spreading God’s word. That’s why we offer a discounted rate to Christian ministries and organizations around the world, and we don’t like to turn Christian ministries down–if your ministry needs hosting but can’t afford it, contact us to learn how we can help.
Tip: Enter the discount code “Christ” when you place your order with ITX Design to receive a 35% discount.
Choosing the right web hosting provider for your Christian organization doesn’t have to be a challenge. As you search for the right Christian website hosting provider for your church or ministry, make sure you select a company that is true to the Christian faith, offers a fair cost, and doesn’t do business with anti-Christian organizations.
We’d love to help you set up your church website here at ITX Design. Just click below to get started. May you continue to spread the Good News!