Choosing a web host is first vital step you'll take toward having your own website. Your web host will provide space on Internet for your site so that whole world can view it. But, choosing a web host is not as easy as it may seem.
There are a few mistakes to avoid while choosing your host. I'd like to share these with you below, and explain why it's important to avoid these mistakes at all costs - especially if you wish to start an online business.
3 Mistakes to Avoid
1. Free Web Space - Remember seeing all those ads that mention "free web space"? Please avoid participating in these services. In most cases, reason it's free is because company will place advertisements for other websites all over your web page. This defeats entire purpose of having "your own" web business.
Why should you have to give your potential customers away? Shouldn't you be able to keep visitors that you have paid to receive through your own ad campaigns?
With "free web space" sites, you'll give away more business than it would cost you to get your own domain and hosting service. It's not worth it.
2. Limited hosting - Avoid hosting packages that will not allow you to add order forms, statistics, or multiple email accounts to your website. These are necessary tools for any webmaster who desires to open an online business.
It's best to choose a hosting service that offers many options such as:
-- Multiple POP Email Accounts -- Dedicated Hosting -- Secure Servers -- Web Usage Statistics -- Web Space Allocation (you can get how much web space you'll need) -- URL Redirection -- Autoresponders