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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 count costs before signing up...
- Each time an advertisement banner is placed on your website, it's designed to get your visitor to click out of your website and go some place else. Most free or low cost web hosting services place these banners at very top of your web page - giving visitor an opportunity to click out of your site before getting to first words of your presentation.
- One complaint that comes to mind about a free hosting service was that company's server became overcrowded and customer could not get their website to come up 50% of 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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