"What's your web address?"
>From small "mom and pop" home-based businesses to mega- stores, people ask this question in business every single day. Even if you only operate a small, local business, if you don't have a website (or at least email) people honestly look at you funny.
A few years ago, website hosting was one of largest expenses connected with setting up a website. Now, with dramatic drops in pricing, website hosting can actually present least costly component of operating a website.
However, before you run out and sign up for $2-a-month website hosting and wake up tomorrow filled with regret, take 5 minutes right now and learn main points to consider when evaluating any website host.
How much space do you get to store your website files? If you operate a small website with a handful of pages and only a couple of pictures per page, you can get by with 5-10 MB (megabytes) of disk space or less. However, if your site contains dozens of pages and hundreds of pictures, you may need a hosting plan with 10- 25 MB of space.
Data Transfer / Bandwidth
Here's where many people fall down and get run over by Internet bus! Bandwidth represents total amount of traffic website host allows you to receive.
Successful sites that get a lot of traffic eat up more bandwidth than sites without many visitors. Honestly, bargain website hosting companies don't want you to get much traffic because your bandwidth costs them money.