Monday, November 15, 2010

How to Choose the Right Web Hosting

Websites may be created for personal and commercial use and irregardless of how these sites are put to use, it is quite imperative and important that the websites are first and foremost, reliable at anytime.

There are free web hostings that can be openly used, however, since web hosting use resources, the free web hosting may mean forced advertisements into your website or that reliability and speed can be compromised.

If you want full control of your websites, it may be enough  to invest a little to get a full control of your valuable website. So, what can be your criteria to select the  best web hosting   and really maximize any penny that you pay. I cited the following basic considerations:

1. Reliability - Your website should be running 90% - 99% at all times otherwise your web hosting comes short of what is ideal;

2. Bandwidth - We define bandwidth as the quantity of files transferred. So, if your website takes time to load, then, your readers can simply leave your site for faster ones.

3. Technical Support -  Your web hosting provider must provide 24/7 support and with time zone differences, it can be quite cumbersome if the your web hosting provider is unreachable during weekends or evenings.

4. Features like CPanel, MySQL, FTP, Email and others - depending on your need, you can verify all the requirements with the inclusive services of your provider.

5. Disk Space - Depending on your site, you may only need a small space, so, don't pay extra for unwanted disk spaces. Normally, a 120 - page website with associated files only take around 5MB space.

6. Price - with the inclusive services and perks, evaluate if you get the worth of your money. There are also other web hosting providers who provide money - back guarantee just in case you are not satisfied.  You can check on reviews and identify those providers that indeed live up to customer's demands.