Web Hosting tips:

Finding a web hosting provider is not an easy task. It takes a lot of research and requires at least familiarity of the technical terms and industry standards. With technology evolving everyday, more and more features are being offered. At Web Hosting Review, we have compiled a list of tips to assist web hosting shoppers narrow down their ideal web hosting provider. We will discuss each one.

  • Price: It is probably one of the most important factors in choosing a web hosting provider. However, paying more money does not guarantee you will get better service, however, it will increase your chances. if the web site is not running something critical and it is just for a recreational team or personal web site, then a budget host search is a good place to start.

  • Reliability: Make sure the web hosting company guarantees uptime of at least 99%.

  • Multi Domain Web Hosting: If you have more than one domain or plan to host more than one web site, then certainly look into multi domain hosting as it can save money a lot of money

  • Data Transfer (also known as Traffic or Bandwidth) refers to the amount of data (usually in MB) the web hosting allows web site visitors to access during the month. if it is exceeded the web host will either charge you more, or suspend your site until the next period. Obviously it must be checked carefully and find out how much the overage cost is.

  • Programming language support: If you have any plans to make the web site more interactive with surfers (adding a forum, running intranet, or any other type of web application) then certainly this would be the best time to figure out what type of language this application requires, most web hosting companies support common languages like PHP, ASP(available in windows only) CGI, Perl. However, ColdFusion and other languages might not be offered. It is best to ask your web developer or the software vendor for the requirements.

  • Databases: databases empower web sites and make them more informative, dynamic, and efficient. Databases are the backbones for most if not all successful web sites There are many different types of databases MySQL, MSSQL (Windows), PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access and many more.

  • Disk Space: Amount of storage space allotted to a Web site. The more the better, It is good to keep track of how fast your web site is growing to plan for upgrades. No need to get 20GB of disk space if all what you are storing is nothing but simple text files. However, if the plan is to host video files and large images, then huge disk space would be ideal.

  • Once you have a draft of what you need, then it is a good time to start looking at different web hosting providers and narrow it down to 10 or less candidates. At that point, research all 10 web hosing providers and find reviews and how long they have been in business (make sure they have been in business for 3 years or more).

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