3 Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing a Web Host

Written by Candice Pardue

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These are just a few "necessary" services to look for when choosing a web host for your new website.

3. Low Cost Hosting - Watch out for very low cost hosting packages (i.e. $2.50 per month). They usually require something in return, which can take away profits from your online business.

I must admit that it does sound appealing to sign up for free or very low cost hosting, but countrepparttar costs before signing up...

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- One complaint that comes to mind about a free hosting service was thatrepparttar 134460 company's server became overcrowded andrepparttar 134461 customer could not get their website to come up 50% ofrepparttar 134462 time. When this happens, your business is closed - and you have no control over this situation.

One final point about hosting before closing. If you get your own domain name, and your own hosting, your visitors will have more confidence in your site, and will be more willing to buy your products or services.

Search for a web host that offers fabulous service, affordable rates, and everything you'll need for your online business. You'll be glad you did!

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How to Select a Webhost that Fits Your Needs

Written by Marc Goldman

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If you do not plan on learningrepparttar in's and out's ofrepparttar 134456 web and administering your site, NT is probably your tool of choice.

Down Sides:

Provides poorer security than Unix. Because ofrepparttar 134457 security issues,repparttar 134458 hosting provider will usually institute tighter security measures. Cannot run all CGI scripts although this is changing.

Your needs asrepparttar 134459 webmaster and your visitors needs will determinerepparttar 134460 type of webhost andrepparttar 134461 platform you need.

Once you have done some more research into what platform you need, stop by an independent website like: http://www.tophosts.com and choose one ofrepparttar 134462 top 25 hosts to fulfill your needs.

Some issues to consider while pondering which host to choose:

1.Uptime: This is probablyrepparttar 134463 most critical piece of information you need to know to make an informed decision. How often a server goes down means lost business and lost sales and no one needs that. Our webhost is up 99.9% ofrepparttar 134464 time as compared torepparttar 134465 first one we had which was more like 25% ofrepparttar 134466 time. 2.Bandwidth Usage: Some hosts actually charge you forrepparttar 134467 amount of traffic you get once you pass a certain percentage. Why on earth would you want to be charged for that? Our webhost offers us unmetered traffic at no extra cost (this is what you should look for). 3.Server Space: Look for hosts that give 50-500 mg of space. Asrepparttar 134468 technology changes sites will take up more space. You should try to get as much as you can right now even if you don't use it all. 4.CGI Access: This is critical. You needrepparttar 134469 ability to use CGI and especially custom CGI. If a host doesn't offer it, run screaming! 5.MSQL; Real Audio; Real Video; Cold Fusion: This isrepparttar 134470 future ofrepparttar 134471 web and in particular web marketing. Make sure a host offers support for these applications even if you don't presently have a use for them.

You will be glad that you spent your time doing this research before you jump in and choose a host or switch to a host that provides you with nothing but problems. You deserverepparttar 134472 best, go for it.

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