Good Web Hosting – What is it?

Written by Ryan Fyfe

With hundreds of web hosting companies to choose from today it can be hard to know which ones are actually worth using. Below is a guide of things to look for in a web host:

  • Services - A lot of times we are sold onrepparttar idea that bigger is better. I like to look at web hosting companies with a quality over quantity perspective. If lets say you need a site to just simply host your little guy’s minor league soccer team, do you really need a terabyte of bandwidth? Are you ever going to make use of all of those gigabytes of storage space. A lot of webhosting companies will oversell their servers in this way, and rely onrepparttar 138619 little sites that won’t reach their limits to keep things running. These companies are spreading themselves thin, and I wouldn’t recommend getting on board with one of them. Find a host that is going to meet your sites current needs, and that also allows room for growth.
  • Prices - I’ve seen small packages go for expensive sums, and large packages go for very cheap. This goes back torepparttar 138620 point above, and alsorepparttar 138621 point below. Make sure that you are actually getting what you pay for! Getting more than you pay for isn’t normally a good thing, as chances are you aren’t with a top quality host as they recognize that to keep things running they need to charge more. Another way in which Web Hosting companies will often cut costs is in their Customer Service. Most hosting companies online are simply reseller services, and can have terrible response times and customer support, as they are over extended or simply don’t care.

  • 7 point checklist to choose a web hosting service

    Written by Josh Bender

    Before you can launch your web site, you'll need to engagerepparttar services of a web hosting company.

    A web host, quite simply, allows you to rent space on a web server. Your web pages are then stored on this server, andrepparttar 138507 host computer allows other people connected torepparttar 138508 Internet to view them.

    There are literally hundreds of web hosting companies to choose from. How to chooserepparttar 138509 right one?

    As with trying out any new service, you won't really know how good a web hosting company is until you try it. Therefore, ask around and see whether you can get any recommendations from those who already use a web hosting company. You might also want to consider how longrepparttar 138510 company has been in business, how reliable it is known to be, and how expensive it would be if you want to upgrade your plan in future.

    Other areas to consider include:

    * Disk space How much disk space do you need? Does you website have less than 10 pages? You'll need only a small amount of space. Is it a huge site that has thousands of pages? You'll be needing a lot of disk space. Most web hosting plans limit how much space you will have, so make surerepparttar 138511 plan you choose meets your needs.

    * E-mail accounts How many e-mail accounts do you need? You'll probably need one for each employee and one for each department (sales, accounts, support). Make sure you purchase a hosting plan that has enough e-mail accounts. Also, do you want full POPS access, Web-based e- mail, or both?

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