Last updated: August 20th, 2015
Web Hosting is the first thing that you are going to need when you plan to run your website. There are around 182 million websites on internet, so web hosting is probably the biggest online business today. A large of companies provide you hosting services but choosing the right one out of them is the real task. There are certain things you need to know before you choose a webhost.
Reliability would be the first and foremost thing you need to consider before paying a company. How to check the reliability of the web hosting company then? Well, it depends on ethics, security system and quality support. Its uptime must be 99.9%. The company must provide technical support. To ensure the safety of website from unpredictable nuances, the company must regularly create backups.
Disk Space And Bandwidth
The requirement of disk space depends on the size of your website. If your website contains large number of images and videos, you are going to need a huge disk space. On the other hand, if your website is a small like a business site, then you don’t need a huge disk space.
Handling the traffic of your website is the task of bandwidth. If huge traffic is expected to visit your website, then large bandwidth is your requirement for the proper operation and loading of your website.
Every company has various price ranges for different packages of disk space and bandwidth, you need to choose the right one for you.
Be Aware of Unlimited
You will find many companies offering unlimited packages at a very cheap rate. We will suggest you to stay away from that. First of all, there is nothing as such ‘unlimited’ and there will always be a fair usage and policy putting an upper cap on your package without you knowing it. So, when your usage crosses the limit, you will be billed for extra hidden charges. On the other hand, such sort of packages result in slowing down of the server which can cause it to crash. The best practice is to take a closer look on reviews tab of a web host making it possible for you to know such nuances.
A web hosting provider provides scores of features, tools and benefits to the webmasters. All the features offered by the web hosts are not meant for everyone, here are some common (and self-explanatory features), which you should look into when choosing a hosting service. Multiple domains, which allows you to host multiple websites on one account at one price. Provide customized E-mail addresses to provide professional backing to your online presence. Control panel and programming support makes it easy to dive into the website for troubleshooting.
The factor of money can’t be left behind. Different web hosting companies offer same hosting plan at different prices. When you decide which package would you choose, then you must visit some web hosting companies to see which of them is offering your plan in best prices. But you must be aware of that whether the company offering minimum amount for your plan is reliable or not. Ponder on what the hosts are providing, compare prices and then choose.
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