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6.Other mistake usually most of beginners do is, not keeping there backups at there own, but rely on hosting service providers. Imagine host’s server went down or free host removed site, you are all stuck and have no option to start again from scratch, which is extremely painful.
7.The most common mistake comes to my knowledge is, beginners are not clear about there requirements. It is obvious that no one knows what is required in future, but if your requirements are clearly documented it will be easier to analyze choosing hosting services that suites your needs. Always consider that there may be a possibility of shifting from static site to a dynamic one or you may require using certain scripts. It is an ongoing process and if documented properly can help you a lot in near future.
Oops! Seems enough negative thoughts? Don’t get wrong idea – consider following points also before taking decisions:
1.Not all free hosts are bad or decisive, there may be an excellent host which is up-coming and can provide wonderful services. They may offer free hosting to promote there services so that they can have customers in there portfolio. But remember those are limited time offers and will be closed soon when they get there desired portfolio filled.
2.Cheap and affordable web hosting may turn to be a great deal, if you carefully compare some of affordable type plans with some of more expensive ones, you may discover that there are lots in common between them in reality. Here you always try select which host can have better server; updated software’s and provide you quality support in practical terms.
3.Not all free websites are going to be removed without notice or provide a bad reputation for your company. There are services from giants like Google’s Blogger or Yahoo’s Geocities will help you to increase your link popularity if used effectively.
4.Also consider reading my previous article (a novice one) “choosing right hosting solution” here at http://www.arun.info/choosing-hosting-services and also do a net search i.e. example search term “how to choose right hosting” which will give you an opportunity to read other articles written by experts in industry.
Finally, when you choose a host – always think that it is best friend of your site. When you make a friend in real life you always consider lot of things before choosing and also overlook minor mistakes to keep a long term relation. A web host is a real friend for you as it provides your business keep running online 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
Arun Tibrewal is an online marketing promotions specialist since 1998 and owner of www.i-wayhost.net and its network sites. Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as the resource box should keep intact
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