What to Look for in a Web Host

Written by Tim Frady

The first questions you have to ask yourself are: how much space and bandwidth do I need; do I want one site or several sites; how much will I have to spend; am I going to use an SQL database; how much uptime doesrepparttar web host offer; does this site host spammy adult sites; what extras are offered; are there script limitations; do they provide a control panel; and if my site gets too big, what isrepparttar 142237 next level and how much does it cost?

Let's take bandwidth for instance. If you are starting a brand new site and don't have a lot of other sites to link to it, which, byrepparttar 142238 way, is becoming increasingly less efficient due to changing search engine rules, it may take over a year to build any real traffic to even worry about this point. But, with bandwidth being a lot more reasonable lately, why not go ahead and payrepparttar 142239 6-10 dollars a month for 1 - 4 gigabytes currently available. After all, your goal is to grow right? So get something a few sizes too big and grow into it. Don't think that you necessarily have to pay a lot of money to get a good web host. You could just as easily spend 20 dollars or more a month and have terrible uptime and any number of hassles. Now if your site is going to be filled with images, especially wallpaper size images, then get as much bandwidth as your budget will allow. If you plan on having a growing site and it becomes even moderately popular, you'll need allrepparttar 142240 bandwidth traffic allowable you can get. Watch out for hosts that claim they have unmetered bandwidth. Read carefully, especially if we're talking about a host that charges below 5 dollars a month. It's better to have a clear number that you can keep track of in your control panel. You don't won't them to come up and give you a generic excuse like "Your site is using an unfair amount of system resources or traffic as compared to our other customers so therefore we have to shut you down". Please note that system resources and bandwidth are two different issues when dealing with a web host. For instance a script that locks up and has a bug could cause a server to use a great deal of system resources that could cause problems between you and your web host if you are on a shared account versus a dedicated server. So do your research onrepparttar 142241 type of script you want to run. Bandwidth isrepparttar 142242 amount of traffic going out from your site including your images, clips, pages, etc. As far as images, sounds, and clips this is easily monitored in your control panel as long as you have a clear number of what you are allowed to use. Unmetered bandwidth could mean anything and really is worthless inrepparttar 142243 long run if you plan on getting a lot of traffic sometime inrepparttar 142244 future. And why wouldn't you want to get as much traffic as possible for your site?

VIP PowerNet (VIPWH) Launches Windows Web Hosting

Written by Paras Shah

VIP PowerNet, Inc., one ofrepparttar nation's leading Internet service providers, today announcedrepparttar 142069 addition of a Windows-based solution to its suite of business class Web hosting services. Geared toward small businesses,repparttar 142070 new Web hosting product is offered in three different service plans, and features a Web hosting or ecommerce package, mailboxes and Web site traffic measurement, as well as options for domain name registration and a search engine submission.

The addition of Windows hosting meetsrepparttar 142071 needs of today's small business customer whetherrepparttar 142072 customer is marketing a service, product or business onrepparttar 142073 Internet or selling products online. Combining VIP PowerNet's award winning toll-free customer service and support with Windows hosting provides a superior choice for small business customers establishing a presence online.

Each service level of VIP PowerNet's Windows based product, comes with a control panel that allowsrepparttar 142074 customer to manage their account and accessrepparttar 142075 web hosting features. Also included are options of 50, 200, 400 and 1000MB of disk space, unlimited bandwidth and 5, 10, 50 and 200 mailboxes respectively, and range in price from $9.15 - $35.15. All web hosting plan and pricing are listed at: http://www.vipwh.com/sharedwebhosting.htm.

VIP PowerNet is a leading provider of Internet services that meetrepparttar 142076 needs ofrepparttar 142077 small business market. Featuring Windows and Linux based Web hosting & ecommerce services,repparttar 142078 company also offers business grade Internet access including dial-up, high-speed, dedicated and wireless. Web hosting customers can also count on VIP PowerNet's reliable service with nearly 100 percent up-time and access to roundrepparttar 142079 clock technical and customer support.

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