How Much Hosting Space Do You Need?

Written by Herman Drost

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2. To determine your total site file size, right click onrepparttar root folder where your web site is housed this will not only give you repparttar 134437 total site size but also how many files and folders are contained in your site.

3. If you use an editor, such as FrontPage, go torepparttar 134438 reports view, click onrepparttar 134439 site summary and you will get a reading ofrepparttar 134440 total site file size. In Dreamweaver, just userepparttar 134441 method in No 2.

Prepare To Expand Your Hosting Plan You may want to add pages, graphics, features eg scripts, databases etc, to your site inrepparttar 134442 future. Begin with a small hosting plan at first (even 5mb is enough to start out with), and then expand it as you add new features.

Check with your web host, if you can easily upgrade your hosting plan as you grow your site. You don't want to go throughrepparttar 134443 hassle of changing hosts every few months.

Once you have determined your total site file size, check what hosting plan you have purchased and how much disc space has been allocated for your site. If you are only using 3mb of disc space but are paying for 100mb, then you may want to switch hosting plans and save yourself a ton of money each year.

Herman Drost is a Certified Internet Webmaster(CIW) owner and author of Low Cost Hosting, Site Design and Promotion (

Cheap Web Hosting is No Bargain!

Written by Jim Edwards

Continued from page 1 For about $24.95 a month you get to host up to six independent websites with a single account. You get unlimited data storage, unlimited email and a variety of other higher end services, but their bandwidth policy seems hard to understand.

They did shut me down when we had a moderate level of success even though I paid them an extra $300 to get what they called "maximum" bandwidth. I was NOT pleased and promptly movedrepparttar site ( to another host. Host Save is another low price hosting company that delivers a wide range of services for only $6.95 per month. They recently raised their allowable data transfer, but their policy on how much bandwidth you can use at a given time seems non-existent. For $25 DotEasy offers a domain name purchase along with one year's hosting. Sounds incredible until you readrepparttar 134436 fine print to discover they limit you to 1 Gigabyte of data transfer a month. Not much data once you start getting reasonable site traffic.

The moral here?

Either prepare to have your business shut down mid-stream if you get successful, or pay a few extra bucks each month to ensure you have enough bandwidth and data transfer to operate without any service interruptions.

At a minimum, specifically ask about and readrepparttar 134437 fine print regardingrepparttar 134438 host's policies before it's too late!

Jim Edwards isrepparttar 134439 co-author ofrepparttar 134440 best selling ebook:

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