9 Steps to Successfully Switching to a New Web Hosting Company Written by Mary Hedden
9 Steps to Successfully Switching to a New Web Hosting Company
Switching to a new web hosting company can be a difficult task, but we have provided you a list of things to do that can make your transition much smoother.
1. Before you sign up for your new web hosting services, make sure that your new plan offers all of same features that your web site is currently using. Do you have enough disk space? Does your new plan offer enough bandwidth? Is it using same operating system (Windows or Unix)? Also make sure that your new plan supports any programming languages that you are currently using.
2. Once you have researched company and verified that new web hosting company will support your website, go ahead and sign up for your new web hosting plan.
3. Set up your existing e-mail accounts on your new server. Make note of new POP3 and SMTP that you will soon need to start using.
4. Upload your website files to your new server. Since your domain name currently points to your old hosting account, you will have to use your new IP address to do this.
Hosting your e-business for free? Smart thinking Johnny...Written by David A. Saharkhiz
Yes, there are dozens of websites on internet that offer free web hosting solutions, but before you place important information on Geocities or Freewebs, there's something you must understand:
Trusting your online name to a free web-host is almost always a bad idea
Not only do free web hosts often restrict your bandwidth, offer miserable http transfer speeds, place ads on your website, or severly limit functionality, but also they severly limit your potential in less tangible ways.
The most important factor is recognition. It doesn't matter how small your business is. The average internet user is going to trust www.MarysPrinting.com over http://angel24index.freehost.server.com any day of week. Domain names are cheap, and nowadays owning a domain isn't just professional, it's a near-absolute necessity. Your users will come back, note your professionalism, and be much more likely to remember your URL.