Web and Server Hosting Companies Review
Which hosting company should you use? Should you try all of them to find out which one is the best? Of course not. That`s why we are here.
With hundreds if not thousands of hosting companies online it can and it will be difficult to know which hosting companies truly provide an excellent hosting solution for an acceptable price. When you have an established domain name with a good web hosting company, you can get reports on your traffic and which of your pages your customers are visiting most often, as well as many other statistics.
Your web host will charge you a fee for monthly service that ranges from $10 or $20 to the more expensive $50.00 per month. Plan to pay between $300 and $500 per year to your web host. Of course, if you just want personal blog there is possibility to pass way cheaper. As a mather of fact, I have something for you. Here is Black Friday deal for y2010 which will give you free hosting for a whole year. Deal starts on 11/26/2010 and ends on 11/30/2010. If you did`t make it on time, sorry, maybe next time ď Œ You only need to pay one-time setup fee which is something below $5
Next, make sure that your hosting company can accommodate e-commerce and storefronts, blogs, forums, chats, online interactive helps and anything else you want to add onto your site. Just make sure that it has cPanel management platform included and you`ll be OK.
Estimate what your growth needs are and ensure that hosting company can serve you as you grow. The last thing you want to do is change host mid way unless you absolutely have to do so.
Check your bandwidth capability to be sure that, if your website traffic grows rapidly, your customers will have to wait to download or view information. And the last thing customer wants is to wait for page to open.
Couple of things to look for in a hosting company are:
Reliability and speed of access Not only should the web host be reliable and fast, it should guarantee its uptime (the time when it is functional). Look for a minimum uptime of 99%.In fact, even 99%is actually too low - it really should be 99.5%or higher. The host should provide some sort of refund (eg prorated refund or discount) if it falls below that figure. Data Transfer (Traffic/Bandwidth) Data transfer (sometimes loosely referred to as "traffic" or "bandwidth") is the amount of bytes transferred from your site to visitors when they browse your site. Don't believe any commercial web host that advertises "unlimited bandwidth". The host has to pay Disk space Most sites need less than 10 MB of web space, so even if you are provided with a host that tempts you with 200 MB or 500 MB (or "unlimited space"), be aware that you are unlikely to use that space, so don't let the 500 MB spacebe too big a factor in your consideration when comparing with other web hosts. Technical support Doesits technical support function 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (often abbreviated 24/7), all year around? Note that I will not accept a host which does not have staff working on weekends or public holidays. You will be surprised at how often things go wrong at the most inconvenient of times. Incidentally, just becausea host advertises that it has 24/7 support does not necessarily mean that it really has that kind of support..
FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI, .htaccess, telnet, SSH, MySQL, crontabs If you are paying for a site, you really should make sure you have all of these.
As we used a lot of them, I can give you a recommendation for some of them: 1. HostGator – what to say. 2 500 000 million websites on their servers. Good prices,
almost everything unlimited 2. CoolHandle Hosting –
Web hosting starting at $4.95/month with unlimited bandwidth and unlimited domains. Ideal for starters. If you grow big you can rent virtual or dedicated server from them.
3. ReliaCloud – I only put them here because they have great prices for virtual and
dedicated servers. Good thing is that you can try it as they have rentals by hour. Most of the Operating systems is at your disposal. Great service. Can say becauseI am using it now. 4. NetHosting – good service and some very innovative hosting models
Each one of this will give you the least headaches, and trust me, this is something that you will know to appreciate.
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That’s all, folks!