GrooveFunnels – Do they provide you with hosting?

GrooveFunnels is a platform that has become quite popular over the past year. And with this popularity, comes a bunch of questions that users want to be answered. In my research, I found many questions that went along the lines of “does GrooveFunnels offer website hosting for free?”

This is a very valid question that has cropped up because of GrooveFunnels’ free account. I will go through everything about this account and what exactly they mean by ‘free hosting’. If you want to know more about a system that offers a lot of value for everyone who wants to start a business, then read more below. 

What is GrooveFunnels?

GrooveFunnels is an all-in-one digital marketing platform that was created to help businesses create and manage their website and then run all their marketing campaigns on one platform. At this point, to get various online tasks done, you would need to get multiple tools together and pay for each one of them. 

This can be difficult because you are constantly switching between this software, don’t have much synergy between them, and it would be more costly to pay for each individually. GrooveFunnels solves this by bringing all these tools together under one platform so that you can manage everything under one roof and make all of them work well together.

Do they offer hosting services?

Every website that is created through the GrooveFunnels software will be given access to their hosting servers on Amazon. Amazon has one of the fastest servers available, so this will mean that your website and pages will load very quickly.

So the best part about GrooveFunnels is that this is not available to only their premium and paid clients. They offer this, for free, to those who sign up for the free account as well. That’s right, you can create an account with them, and instantly get custom domain integration for 3 of your websites onto their amazon servers!

On top of that, you will also get a free SSL certificate for your website which again is something you will have to pay for every year. An SSL certificate is important because it tells users that your website can be trusted.

I can safely say that there is no other software available right now that will provide this kind of value for a free account. To get an account on GrooveFunnels you don’t even need to enter your credit card details which is a method that almost all software companies will use when you sign up for a free trial account. All you need to do is enter your most basic details and just like that you will get these perks for your website. 

They are basically taking some of your website starting costs and providing them to you for free.

How do you set up hosting on GrooveFunnels?

Now that you know that you are able to get this free hosting, you may be wondering how to get this set up inside of the software. 

To get your SSL certificate GrooveFunnels uses a site called Cloudflare which acts as the bridging factor between your website and GrooveFunnels. Therefore, to get set up and start hosting you will first need to direct your website’s DNS to Cloudfare and from there to GrooveFunnels.

Here’s how you do that:

  • Visit Cloudflare and create an account. 
  • Add a website to your account and click on the free option.
  • You will need to type in your website address with only the domain (Eg. bluestar.com)
  • Once done, you will need to copy the necessary DNS details from Cloudflare.
  • Now go to the domain registrar section and add the custom domain option. 
  • You will need to click on “manage” to edit your DNS settings
  • You should then paste the new DNS data in the correct areas
  • Then, go back to Cloudflare and change the hosting cname to – host10.groovepages.com
  • You will then need to add an “A record”. You just need to click on “add record” and then add your domain name as well as the GrooveFunnels IP which is 162.255.199.51. This is the IP they have now, but they may change in the future. You will need to contact the support team for further assistance if so.
  • Finally, save your site. You should get the SSL certificate in some time. 

Are there any bad effects of hosting via GrooveFunnels?

With regards to how it affects your website’s performance and SEO issues, there are no current problems that occur to either of these. Your website is safe and will be operating well. It will even load faster than most other websites because it is hosted on a very quick server – Amazon. 

If there is one downfall that I noticed it is this – You won’t be able to integrate WordPress into your site. GrooveFunnels is a direct competitor for WordPress so there is no integration with that software. As of right now, WordPress is used by roughly around a third of all the websites around the world. 

Being a popular content management platform, there is a lot to like about the system and it can bring some added functionality to your website. However, once you start hosting through GrooveFunnels, there is no available method to integrate WordPress into the mix as well. 

You can either do:

  • Hosting on GrooveFunnels’ Amazon servers and continue to use only GrooveFunnels to run the website. 

Or

  • Find your own hosting service such as Bluehost, get your own domain registrar such as GoDaddy.com, and then use WordPress to run your website.

As of now, this is all I could find to be the downside for hosting via GrooveFunnels. You don’t have to worry about something happening to your website by using their service. 

What else do they offer?

So, along with the above features for your website, with the free account, there is more that they offer for free! When you sign up for a free account, you will also get access to three of their tools which you can use for no cost. The best part is that with some effort, you can actually use these tools to start and run your business!

Here’s what you will get:

  • GroovePages Lite – This is their website building and landing page creation tool. This comes with all the features you will need to create your amazing looking website. However, you will only be getting the lite version with the free account which doesn’t come with their premium award-winning templates. 
  • GroovePages Lite – This is their website building and landing page creation tool. This comes with all the features you will need to create your amazing looking website. However, you will only be getting the lite version with the free account which doesn’t come with their premium award-winning templates. 
  • GroovePages Lite – This is their website building and landing page creation tool. This comes with all the features you will need to create your amazing looking website. However, you will only be getting the lite version with the free account which doesn’t come with their premium award-winning templates. 

The Verdict

So to answer the initial question, yes it is possible for you to get hosting via GrooveFunnels, and yes you can even get this service for free. 

In all my time researching and reviewing this kind of software, I have not come across any other that offers as much value for a completely free account, that has no traps or upcoming payments that you will need to make.

If you really want to try the system before purchasing the full package, you can sign up for a free account within a couple of minutes and you will be good to go. This software is a must-try for new entrepreneurs.

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