Overselling Web Hosting: What does it mean to you?

Written by Daniel Punch

Overselling is a big trend inrepparttar web-hosting world atrepparttar 137103 moment. It’s an easy way to get more out of your servers than normally is possible. The basic idea of overselling is thatrepparttar 137104 majority of your clients are only going to use a fraction ofrepparttar 137105 resources allocated to them so there’s going to be a lot of wasted bandwidth and space. Overselling involves taking a gamble and selling more than you can handle assuming thatrepparttar 137106 unused resources will cover it.

Let’s say for example that a server hard drive is 80GB and has 1200GB of bandwidth. The hosting company has a look around and decides that to be competitive they need to offer plans with 2GB of disk space and 40GB bandwidth. With these figures they can only offer 30 hosting packages per server. This leaves quite a bit of wasted disk space and after a few monthsrepparttar 137107 company will probably notice that their users aren’t using all ofrepparttar 137108 available bandwidth. Because of thisrepparttar 137109 company then assumes that it can safely sell at least 10 more packages onrepparttar 137110 one server. Ifrepparttar 137111 original number of customers already covers general costs thenrepparttar 137112 extra packages provided by overselling are pure profit.

The advantage of overselling forrepparttar 137113 host is that they make more money off each server than they otherwise normally would be able to. The advantage forrepparttar 137114 client is that this extra revenue is usually transferred on (at least in theory) by cheaper hosting packages with more features. The problem is that these features are often ‘smoke and mirrors’. A few users would be able to use their entire allotment without any trouble, but if every single client were to build their website up to maximum capacityrepparttar 137115 host wouldn’t be able to handlerepparttar 137116 sudden increase in demand without adding extra hard drives, buying more bandwidth, or perhaps even another server. This would most likely lead to a fair amount of downtime.

Choosing the Web Site Host that's Best for You

Written by Fred Farah

There are few things as critical to your e-business success as having a reliable web hosting service ... Here’s How To Choose The Right Web Host that guarantees Your Web site Stays Up And Running!

Whether your focus is affiliate marketing, niche marketing or any other online business, now more than ever – asrepparttar Internet grows by leaps and bounds –repparttar 136573 choice of a reliable Web site hosting provider is absolutely critical.

Cheapest ... biggest ... smartest ... newest ... oldest – with thousands of web site hosting companies vying for your attention, it’s easy to get confused. And, heaven forbid, if you makerepparttar 136574 wrong choice, it could cost you dearly in time, effort and money. Transferring a site from one host to another host is nightmarish at best – if it’s even do-able. So ...

How do you pickrepparttar 136575 BEST host for your web site and online business needs --repparttar 136576 very first time out?

You can start by going throughrepparttar 136577 following checklist:

[ ] What isrepparttar 136578 Initial Set-up Fee?

[ ] Isrepparttar 136579 cost of a domain name included?

[ ] How much bandwidth (data transfer) will you be allowed each month?

[ ] How much disk space (data storage) is provided?

[ ] What features are provided onrepparttar 136580 website control panel?

[ ] Are you provided with unlimited email accounts?

[ ] Do you get unlimited single and multiple sequential autoresponders?

[ ] What isrepparttar 136581 level of shopping cart compatibility?

[ ] Are website analysis tools provided?

[ ] Are tools provided for traffic analysis, tracking reports?

[ ] Are search engine submission tools provided? Ranking reports?

[ ] Do you have access to your own cgi-bin directory?

[ ] What web design tools are provided, as part of a complete web design capability?

[ ] Are web site design templates included?

[ ] Are there any ezine publication tools?

[ ] Is there a Spam check tool?

[ ] What kind of technical support is provided?

[ ] What security measures are in place? Offer your clients ease of mind with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) for selling from your site.

[ ] What isrepparttar 136582 speed ofrepparttar 136583 web host’s Internet connections?

[ ] Is there 24-7 customer service? How doesrepparttar 136584 company rate on support?

[ ] What isrepparttar 136585 hosting cost per month?

Pricing, of course, is a key consideration in choosing a web host that’s right for your needs. Just remember, as with everything else in life, you’re going to get what you pay for. There are 3 general categories of web hosting providers readily available, ranging from $0 to $75 per month. (More expensive solutions are for really big companies and beyondrepparttar 136586 scope of this article). Let’s take a look:

FREE Web Hosting

Tempting as it sounds, $0 cost hosting is best reserved for casual use – for a hobby or other personal purpose not related to making money onrepparttar 136587 Internet. Amongrepparttar 136588 disadvantages: Low bandwidth, poor technical and customer support, excessive downtime, slow connection times, poor or no search engine positioning.

One ofrepparttar 136589 most significant compromises you face is that 99% of free web hosts put their own ads onrepparttar 136590 homepage of your site, detracting from your business. It comes across as unprofessional and can quickly drive your prospects away. Also – extremely important for affiliate marketers – many affiliate programs will not accept people who are hosted on a free web service!

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