How to find good Web Hosting for your site!

Written by Jonathan White

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Once you have narrowed down your search to a few Web hosts fromrepparttar Web hosting directory, you could then go to your chosen Web hosting providers sites and check them out to have a better understanding to what they offer. If they look good, thenrepparttar 134367 best thing to do is not to purchase any hosting from them until you have checked them out more virally. Checking a Web host out to see if they are reliable can be done by searching through some ofrepparttar 134368 major search engines for reviews on your chosen few Web hosts and also you can check through some ofrepparttar 134369 larger forums that discuss Web hosting topics. If you canít find any information aboutrepparttar 134370 few Web hosts that you have narrowed down and chosen within any ofrepparttar 134371 forums that you use, then you could always bring up that topic yourself and ask others what they think about your chosen Web hosts and if they have had any experiences withrepparttar 134372 them.

Once you have received other peopleís opinions aboutrepparttar 134373 Web hosts and you have also read a number of reviews about them, you will then have a better understanding of what Web host should berepparttar 134374 best to use for you Website.

Jonathan White has been involved in Web Hosting on the Web for over two years now and is the Webmaster of - a categorized Web hosting directory listing a large amount of Web hosting providers.

Web Hosting: Which is the host with the most?

Written by Marc Eberhart

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The next type of paid web host is what I refer to as a "mid-range" web host, meaning that they offer prices and service that will satisfyrepparttar majority of web sites out there. Mid-range web hosts like PowWeb, and iPowerWeb offer packages ranging from $5 to $8 per month and providerepparttar 134366 tools that most webmasters will need to run a web site, such as: CGI-BIN, tons of e-mail addresses, FTP support, visitor statistics and more. These hosts do have monthly bandwidth limits, butrepparttar 134367 limits are quite high, and most web sites will never reach them. However, if your web site features hundreds of file downloads and gets decent traffic you may be shocked at how soon you'll reach those bandwidth limits. When you do, your site may be temporarily shut down or you'll have to pay bandwidth overage charges, which can get pricey. Overall though, mid-range web hosts will be satisfactory for 90% ofrepparttar 134368 web sites out there, and generally offer excellent uptime/reliability. In fact, many web-based businesses are successfully run using a mid-range web host. However, as mentioned previously, web sites that offer large files for download or sites that get a huge amount of traffic may find that a mid-range host doesn't quite suit their needs. These types of web sites may require "high-end" web hosting solutions,repparttar 134369 next topic in our discussion.

High-end web hosts typically service web sites that are extremely popular, have a high amount of traffic, and/or require pretty much 100% uptime. Most businesses rely on high-end web hosts to host their web sites. is an example of a well known high-end web hosting company. Pricing for high-end hosts varies, but typically runs from about $50 per month to several hundred dollars per month. Many high-end hosts give you your own dedicated server (which they support) that is reserved just for you and your web site. The mid-range hosts I discussed earlier typically host many different web sites onrepparttar 134370 same server - this is known as "shared" hosting. High-end web hosts offer stellar reliability, bandwidth, and just about every tool you'll ever need to run a successful web site. Another feature that some high-end web hosts provide is "co-location" hosting. In this scenario, YOU configure and providerepparttar 134371 web server, but you get to plug it into their data center/network. This can be very nice because their data center usually has a fiber-optic connection directly torepparttar 134372 Internet, offering blazing bandwidth and stellar reliability. People who run web-based businesses or extremely popular, high traffic web sites are good candidates for high-end web hosting.

Hopefully this brief overview gives you a good picture ofrepparttar 134373 various types of web hosts that exist, and which one might be right for you. When you begin your search for a web host, always keep in mindrepparttar 134374 old adage "You get what you pay for" because it really does hold true in this case. Before you makerepparttar 134375 commitment to host a web site be sure to take some time and analyze what you want out ofrepparttar 134376 web site, and decide which factors are most important to its success. Answering these questions will get you many steps closer to choosingrepparttar 134377 web host that's right for you.

Marc Eberhart is an IT Project Manager, webmaster, and all-around Internet junkie. His web site offers visitors 40% off web hosting plans with top-rated hosting companies.

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