Does my Business Need a Website?

Written by Kenneth L. Cluck III


Does my business need a website? Thatís a question many people ask. Well, you see allrepparttar time when businesses tell you go to some URL (web address) to find more information, to order products, or to purchase services. That is a question that business owners everywhere should ask themselves. The next question is ďHow do I do this?Ē Well, it may not be as hard or expensive as you may think.

When someone learns about your business they look at contact information a lot more than you may think. You own a professional business and your customers expect you to be professional. Even if you donít generate revenue from going online, itís still a very good idea. Also, itís very easy to distribute information such as common questions, contact information, and product information. You donít have to continuously handle potential customers while they still find outrepparttar 134321 information they desire. It only costs $50 to $100 a year to own and run a website, this may even save you money on having to talk to customers and save you a lot of time.

Some web hosts (services that hold your website forrepparttar 134322 public to see) offer special tools to easily make a website. While also, most word processing software comes with tools to easily design and build your website. So you donít even need to know how to build a website. For a list of web hosting services you can look at many web host directories, one place I suggest looking at www.findmywebhost.org to find your web host because they offer more options to help you with your searches, such as being able to list web hosts that offer website builders.

Finding the Right Web Host

Written by Dale Ronewicz


Choosingrepparttar right Web Hosting service for your website can be a little bit confusing. There's so many choices out there and many people aren't exactly sure what they should be looking for.

Here's a few things you should take into consideration when looking for a Web Host:

File Storage Space/ Disk Space

How much disk space do you need? That depends on how many files (pages) you plan to upload to your hosting space. If it's a personal or ecommerce site (a site that sells products) with just a few pages and graphics, than 25 MB of disk space a month should be more than enough. If it's a multi-page site such as an online shopping mall, then 2000 MB would be safe.

Storage space is specified in kilobytes KB, megabytes MB, or gigabytes GB, a megabyte is 1000 kilobytes and a gigabyte is 1000 megabytes.

Bandwidth / Traffic / Transfer

All words above are used interchangeably. It'srepparttar 134320 amount of data that flows through your site,repparttar 134321 amount of hits or how many people visit your site. If you're expecting a few hundred hits a day then 10, 15 of 25 GB of Transfer should be enough. If you're expecting hundreds of thousands of hits every month then you should get a hosting account with as much Bandwidth as possible.

Bandwidth is usually expressed in Gigabytes.

CGI

Common Gateway Interface, is a protocal script used to make your site dynamic. Flash banners, moving objects. Withrepparttar 134322 right web design program or scripting knowledge and a host that offers CGI you can easily bring your site to life.

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