Keep your web host from costing you money

Written by Michael Lynn

Now that you’ve probably just spent hundreds of hours and possibly even thousands of dollars to build your web presence, one ofrepparttar most important decisions you’ll make next is where to host your website.

Choosing a Platform It may be true that Unix tends to be more reliable than NT, but it is even more true that any server when overloaded with sometimes 250+ web sites, like most web hosting companies do, will not be as stable as you need it to be. Don’t expect your site to incur 100% availability if you are on a shared virtual server. There are too many things that can go wrong when 250 different sites are competing forrepparttar 134451 same resources. If your web host doesn’t publish how many sites they put on a single server, find out from them, they shouldn't have anything to hide. Byrepparttar 134452 way, 255 sites isrepparttar 134453 maximum that Windows NT will allow per server, and most web hosts take full advantage of that for their lower end solutions.

Web sites running on NT/Windows 2000: *Rapid application development with scripting languages such as ASP or Cold Fusion. *Typically is easier to administer in a shared hosting environment. *If need ODBC to support database driven a site. *FrontPage tends to work better on NT

Web sites running UNIX/LINUX: *Scripting languages such as PERL, PHP or any CGI applications. *If you only need email or a static site, use Unix/Linux, it's cheaper. *Tends to be more reliable then NT in a shared hosting environment.

Web site running on a dedicated server: *If Uptime, user experience, branding, and site performance are a main concern. *If you new to hosting, check outrepparttar 134454 Cobalt RAQ.

Narrowingrepparttar 134455 Selection: Price – Its true here like most things, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect enterprise class uptime for 20 bucks a month, even if they guarantee it. Options – Don’t skimp on your options, if you need extra email address, get them. Some options are a "must have" depending on your websites functionality. Site traffic reporting tools are extremely useful also. Support – Most ofrepparttar 134456 top web-hosting providers have 24/7 support. Make certain that your host has a toll free number for support. Waiting for someone to email you back when your site is down and you’re losing business is no fun.

Choosing A Domain Host

Written by Rosanne Dobbins

Due torepparttar numerous types of Web Hosting companies that exist today, choosingrepparttar 134450 right one can sometimes be a daunting task.

In making a decision on what is a 'fair' price, there are so many factors involved that it is difficult to pin-point an exact price range to expect. However, taking this into consideration, following are a few guidelines:

The first thing you need to decide is what type of Web Site you want. For example, will it be personal or business related? Will you need ecommerce services such as a shopping cart and a merchant account? Do you have any special requirements such asrepparttar 134451 ability to run CGI scripts? How much can you afford to pay? The cost of Web Hosting varies widely, from free to thousands of dollars per month. However, you will find that a typical Hosting account ranges from $10 to $50 per month, depending onrepparttar 134452 features available. These are just some ofrepparttar 134453 questions that you should evaluate before searching for a Web Host.

It's really impossible to say which isrepparttar 134454 best forrepparttar 134455 money but there are certain features you should look for such as:

Free Domain Registration Unlimited Autoresponders Unlimited E-Mail Aliases Secure Web Space For Order Forms Unlimited Traffic CGI-Bin, preferably with installed scripts 24 Tech Support

Keep in mind that 'you get what you pay for'. Chances are, for $10.00 per month, you won't receive any ofrepparttar 134456 above features. It depends on what you need and what your requirements are.

There is a place onrepparttar 134457 web that compares hundreds of web hosting companies, their features & prices and you can find it at: but with so many hosts to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. Sometimes it helps if you can find a person that has had experience with a certain company and can testify torepparttar 134458 fact thatrepparttar 134459 company is reliable as well as affordable. This is where I come in...

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