Choosing a good Host

Written by Armaan

Points to know a good Web-Hosts

Here are a few things I consider a good web-host to have. Also if you are considering starting a web-host these are some points you should breeze through.

Professional Layout - It is very important for a web-host to have a great and easily navigable layout. •Support emails - This along with a help desk system is a must •Response time - This is one ofrepparttar most decisive factors in choosing your Web-Host. I believe a good response time is anything between 4 hours, if its later then that I would not consider purchasing anything from them •Live Chat - This handy tool can help you bring immediate sales if you know how to use it. But Web-Hosts having ‘Live-Help offline' for most ofrepparttar 134386 time would also not be in my To-Buy list

Which Web Host is right for you?

Written by Shawn Si

There are thousands of Web Hosting Companies out there and counting. How do I chooserepparttar ideal plan for my Web Site? The key here is to understand what your Web Site’s needs are. Once you know what is required, you can eliminate many options. These arerepparttar 134385 most important points that you need to focus on:

Determinerepparttar 134386 requirements of your site. Choosing an Operating System. Choosing between SHARED and DEDICATED solutions. Determine which hosting company is better.

So, what arerepparttar 134387 requirements of my site? Answer allrepparttar 134388 following questions. If there is any question that you do not knowrepparttar 134389 answer to, try to work with your Web Designer. If you do not have a Web Designer, try to ask any Web Hosting Provider. If you do not understand any ofrepparttar 134390 terms, see Web Hosting Terminologies at

    •How much Disk Space does your Web Site require? •How much Monthly Transfer (Bandwidth) do you need? •Is a Database required? If so, what Type of Database is required for your site? •What Scripting Languages does your web site use? •Does your site require Servlet Technology (Server-side scripting language)? •If so, What Servlet Technology does your web site use?
Some ofrepparttar 134391 questions above may have approximated answers. Try to do your best and it will help you when choosing your hosting provider and plan.

Most ofrepparttar 134392 sites out there need less than 100 Megabytes (MB) of disk space. Notice that one Megabyte is equivalence to eight Megabits, so do not be fooled by numbers. If your web site is not for heavy media downloads, in most cases you do not need more than 10 Gigabyte (GB) of Monthly Transfer. There is an equation that can be used to calculate your bandwidth: Monthly Transfer = Monthly Visitors x Average Hits per Visitor x Average Page Size

Unless you have a web site hosted already, otherwise it is impossible for you to determinerepparttar 134393 site’s monthly visitors and average page hits per visitor. So lets put this aside for now.

There are many types of databases. The most commonly used database types are MYSQL (Windows & UNIX), ODBC (Windows), and MS Access (Windows). By knowing what type of database you use, it will help you decide which Operating System to go for.

The most popular Scripting Languages are CGI and Perl. While most ofrepparttar 134394 web hosting plans include these as standard features, you do not have to worry too much here. Note: some Free Web Hosting plans DO NOT support scripting languages.

Choosing a Web Host with Servlet Technology is very hard because it is not commonly supported and even for those who say they support it, they do not have sufficient technical support. The most commonly used Servlet Technologies are Active Server Pages (ASP) and Java Server Pages (JSP). While JSP is best supported in both Windows and UNIX environment, ASP is currently well supported only in Windows. Although Sun Java System Active Server Pages do work on UNIX environment, it is still in testing stage; as of July 2004.

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