Web Hosting Server - What to look forWritten by Brian Thorn
As with any service, question of what to look for in server hosting packages depends largely on goals you have. If you have a company in need of a server host, your needs are naturally going to be much different than if you are an individual looking for a server host.
To get a basic understanding of what to look for in server hosting packages, you should first understand what is meant by server hosting. On a very basic level, computers simply communicate with other computers in order to get information delivered to your screen. In order to view any Internet page - including this one - you either ran a search or typed in an Internet address and page appeared. In order for page to appear on your screen, your computer communicated request to another computer. In this situation, your computer is called a "client" or "user" computer. The other computer is called "server" computer. A server host is a company that provides some services for those server computers, usually in form of housing computers, maintaining hardware and sometimes even maintenance of programming.
If you have a company and are in market for server hosting packages, you first need to make a list of your specific requirements. Amount of space, services and speed are probably among most important aspects of what to look for in server hosting packages. As you decide what you want from your server host, you should consider not only current needs but also future needs of your company. Do you expect to expand some day? Are you going to need a bigger website with more features at some point? Sometimes, web hosts limit users to "static" websites, while others allow for interactive sites. Remember that an interactive web page will typically require more space but will be more likely to draw visitors to stop by again.
Web Site Hosting Plan - Key ElementsWritten by Brian Thorn
What are key elements in a good web host package? The answer to that question depends mainly on service you expect from web host provider. To decide what you need, you'll need to have at least a brief understanding of typical services and features offered by web hosting companies.
The number of e-mail accounts available might be one of key elements in a good web host package. If your ability to send and receive e-mail is important, you'll want to carefully consider whether a particular web host package includes enough e-mail accounts to accommodate that need. Some companies tout unlimited e-mail accounts and depending on your specific needs, this might be a very favorable element of a potential host company. If you are a businessperson, remember that it's possible your company will grow in future. While you might need to only establish one or two e-mail accounts now, consider what your future needs could be. It would probably be difficult to change hosts later if you find that you need additional (even unlimited?) e-mail accounts.
Which brings up another of key elements in a good web host package. If you are establishing a connection with a web host provider for business purposes, consider your provider's ability to grow with your business. The last thing you want to do is start with a company that will be unable to keep up as your business grows. Changing companies later is always an option, but that transition is not likely to be without problems.