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.


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.

Can your Web site or servers afford downtime?

Written by Domenic Macchione

Industry estimates indicate that Internet businesses can loose on average about $15,000 for every hour of downtime. This figure combinesrepparttar cost of repairs withrepparttar 134319 cost of lost opportunities and sales. For an Internet-enabled business, downtime can mean devastating losses in revenue and credibility. For what ever reason, organizations have accepted these losses, regardless of expense, as an unavoidable cost of doing business onrepparttar 134320 Internet. Most web hosting provider donít really care about uptime at all. They throwrepparttar 134321 99.9% number but donít do anything if they donít meet that objective. Did you know that 99.9% means about 7 hours of downtime a month. Image having your website take a day off once a month. If they go beyond 8 hours does a hosting company offer you nothing in return?? Most do not!! Even more scary are companies that keep their Internet operations in-house, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about available options. They believe they can manage that infrastructure better by doing it themselves. They do not consider power redundancy, Internet feed capacity, server loads, security, andrepparttar 134322 list goes on. The cost to operate your own web server and maintain it over 5 years can cost well over $25,000 a Year.

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