Which Web Host Should I Choose To Host My Business Site?

Written by Jonathan Caputo

Which Web Host Should I Choose To Host My Business Site? By Jonathan Caputo

This article focuses onrepparttar differences between various business hosting services, and helpsrepparttar 134413 reader identify some important criteria in choosing a hosting provider for their business (for instance, do you require a dedicated server, a managed server, or a shared server). A business web site could range anywhere from a simple ecommerce site which sells one product, to a very complex pay per click engine with real time statistics and payment functionality.

Even with all ofrepparttar 134414 consolidation going on inrepparttar 134415 web hosting industry, there are still thousands upon thousands of hosting companies to choose from. If you visit some of their sites, you will see that each of them tout some features you may or may not of even heard of before (Miva Scripting, Co-Location services, Virtual Private Servers, Redundant backbone connections, etc). The very first question you must ask yourself is not which hosting company to choose but rather, WHY do you need a hosting company?

Your particular needs are crucial in determiningrepparttar 134416 kind of hosting you need. Web Hosting comes in many different flavors and sizes, (not to mention prices!) so its key that you shop for onlyrepparttar 134417 services you require or you will be paying for a lot of services that you donít need. When trying to decide which hosting company will best suit your needs be sure to ask yourself a few questions first. Here are some important ones:

1. What kind of functionality will you require (ie Database, secure server for processing credit cards, etc.) 2. What will your traffic needs require (do you anticipate your site having small, moderate, or significant traffic) 3. How important are load times (if a majority of your visitors are global you might want to consider a hosting company that has a presence overseas as well asrepparttar 134418 U.S. Ė also you may want to consider a dedicated server as opposed to sharing a server with several other businesses)

How To Shop and Save On Website Hosting

Written by Jim Edwards

"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 ofrepparttar largest expenses connected with setting up a website. Now, with dramatic drops in pricing, website hosting can actually presentrepparttar 134412 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 learnrepparttar 134413 main points to consider when evaluating any website host.

Total Storage

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 byrepparttar 134414 Internet bus! Bandwidth representsrepparttar 134415 total amount of trafficrepparttar 134416 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.

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