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To Choose The Best Web Hosting
you're like me, you have only a basic idea of what web hosting
actually is: if you want to start a website, you need
didn't understand why I needed it or even how it works, but now that I
have my website "live" on the internet I
understand it a whole lot more.
web host is the company that is responsible for displaying your website
on the world wide web for everyone to see. They're
basically selling you space for your site to be displayed along with
many other options. They usually will provide you
with email accounts for your site, website statistics, a basic website
builder program, customer support and many other tools.
out of all the thousands of web hosting companies - you need to choose
one and where do you start? What do you look for?
How much will this cost you? The list goes on
and on. Here are some basic things you need to
consider before you choose a hosting company.
Decide if this is going to be more of a hobby for you or a
serious business that you'd like to launch. Most
hosts will offer "mini plans" for a person who is just looking to
create a hobby website and these plans tend to be much cheaper also.
Although, if you start it more for fun and want it to grow into
something more, most companies will allow you to upgrade to a bigger and
Free host vs. paid host. There are many free
web hosting companies out there that are terrific for the beginner.
These can be perfect companies for you, but you should be aware
of the differences between free versus paid. With a
free host you are obligated to their terms, their specific templates,
they usually place their own ads on your web pages and you do not get
your own domain name (www. Whatever you want. Com). These
free hosts perfect for the person looking to create a hobby and not earn
any money with their website. If you are serious
about earning an income with your website then you definitely should
purchase your web hosting. People/customers will take
your much more seriously if you have your own domain name because
they'll know that you are serious about your business.
Price. If you're just starting out you
don't need to be paying that much a month for web hosting.
It is very easy to find hosts that offer their services to your
for $3.95 a month to $6.95 a month. Granted, they may
not offer you the world with these packages, but you don't need that
much when you're just starting out until you see how you're site
grows and which direction you'd like it to go. Also,
look around - many hosts will include a domain name with your hosting
24 hour customer support (including a telephone number that you
can call for support). This is very important if you are a beginner and
are not exactly sure how everything works. And make
sure you can call them with your questions also, not just through
emails. Sometimes it is much easier to talk to a live
person than wait and wait for them to get back to you through email.
Are you looking to build multiple sites. There
are many hosting companies that will offer you awesome deals on packages
if you are looking to host multiple domain names.
Now, also consider some of your other options such as a website builder if you do not know any html codes or if you do not have a wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) program such as Microsoft Frontpage. Will you be needing multiple email accounts, message boards, chatrooms, a large address book for a mailing list or any other specific options that your site will need.
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