7 Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Web Host

Written by Kyle Dusang

With literally thousands of web hosting companies inrepparttar industry all vieing for your business, carefully consider these key points to ensure you makerepparttar 134382 most well informed decision possible.

1. Server Space

First, think about how much space your site will take up on a server. Unless you are planning on running a software repository or an image gallery,repparttar 134383 files that make up your website will probably only use between 1 and 5 megabytes of disk space. Many companies will offer several hundreds of megabytes of webspace for a very reasonable price in attempt to out perform their competitors, but ask yourself "Do I really need that much space?". Though it's true that you should allow your site "room to grow", don't opt for what seems like a great deal on a massively sized account if you'll never use all ofrepparttar 134384 space offered. Chances are you'll find an even better deal on an amount of space more suitable for your site size.

2. Data Transfer Allowance

This decision should be based onrepparttar 134385 same principal as above. Though you may be convinced that your site will berepparttar 134386 next Amazon or Yahoo and receive a gazillion visitors a day, you really shouldn't need an extremely high data transfer allowance unless, as stated above, you're running a software download site or a large image gallery. Even heavily trafficked normal HTML sites usually only use a few gigabytes per month in bandwidth allowance. Don't go overboard just because it seems like an awesome deal. You may also want to be wary of companies who offer "unlimited" data transfer as there are usually some fine-print stipulations that make this claim not entirely true. Be sure to read their terms and conditions very carefully before opting for this type of account. A five or ten gigabyte bandwidth allowance is usually plenty enough for a small to medium sized business or personal site.

3. Technical Support

A very important point to consider when choosing a web host isrepparttar 134387 types of technical support offered byrepparttar 134388 company and how easy they are to contact when you need them. Ideally, a company should offer 24/7 toll-free telephone support and email. I have seen companies that do not even offer a telephone number on their website. You should look for a company that is very easily accessible in your time of need. Nothing is more frustrating than being inrepparttar 134389 middle of working on your site and needing an important piece of information to finishrepparttar 134390 job and not being able to contact your hosting company to find it out.

4. CGI-Bin Access

No matter what type of site you are planning on running, chances are you will eventually need to install some type of CGI script. Whether it be a mailing list management script, contact form processor, or maybe even a fancy credit card processing script, your hosting account will need to allow you to install and run them. This requires access to a special folder on your server called "CGI-Bin". Some hosting accounts will only allow you to use "pre-installed" scripts as a security measure. These are scripts thatrepparttar 134391 owners ofrepparttar 134392 company have installed and configured so that they know that they will work properly and not adversely affect their server's performance. That may be all you need, but if you haverepparttar 134393 knowledge, it's always nice to haverepparttar 134394 ability to install your own scripts and configure them to suit your individual needs. You should also be sure thatrepparttar 134395 account you choose supportsrepparttar 134396 language in which your scripts are written, such as PHP, Perl, etc.

HQHosts dedicated and shared web hosting: economical Server Wizard and Per Gigabyte services

Written by Venera Seit-Dzhelilova

HQHost, a web hosting provider, informs about its high end Server Wizard and Per Gigabyte services for its dedicated and shared web hosting clients. In order to decrease their outlay on web hosting, HQHosts clients can control their hosting funds by creating their own web hosting packages.

August 5, 2004 HQHost Company, a high end web hosting provider, makes clearrepparttar advantages of its economical Server Wizard service for dedicated server clients and Per Gigabyte web hosting service for its shared hosting clients to be able to create their own suitable web hosting plans.

Any web hosting can be economical if taken sensibly. HQHosts Server Wizard and Per Gigabyte web hosting services are vivid examples of economical approach to your hosting expenses. Both dedicated server clients and shared hosting clients can benefit from these services by creating their own web hosting plans withrepparttar 134381 required bandwidth and storage space.

These services are especially designed to cater torepparttar 134382 needs of web hosting clients. No more long bills. You pay only for what you have used, not more not less, says Serg Sabetyev, CEO of HQHost Company.

Standard web hosting packages advertised everywhere demand a fixed price for certain amount of bandwidth. The burning question is if a client is able to use allrepparttar 134383 gigabytes ordered. In case of non-exhaustingrepparttar 134384 limit,repparttar 134385 client will payrepparttar 134386 whole fixed cost ofrepparttar 134387 package. In caserepparttar 134388 client exceedsrepparttar 134389 limit, he pays much more per additional gigabyte. There isrepparttar 134390 third alternative. HQHosts Per Gigabyte web hosting service applies torepparttar 134391 shared hosting customers http://www.hq-host.com/en/virtual.html. Calculaterepparttar 134392 required bandwidth for your site and pay only those gigabytes you are going to use.

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