Web Hosting - What to Look For
Great Web Hosting - What to Look For
Web hosting can best be described as a modern-day marriage: none
of this till death do us part stuff, it's more like I'll stick around
as long as your uptime is 100%, you answer my frantic queries instantly,
and you charge me less than a decent latte at Starbucks.
What follows is a few tips to help make the relationship less rocky
and possibly prosperous!
First of all, we all need to take a little responsibility and at
least figure out what we think we need from a web host up front.
This isn't always as easy as you might imagine.
You don't always know your exact needs ahead of time, and sometimes
these things are difficult to foresee. Your site may become hugely
popular, requiring more bandwidth or storage than previously thought.
You may decide to have data feeds hosted on your site, which will
gobble up resources. On online store can do the same. One way I've
found myself in the position of having to change web hosts is when
a technology you want to use or implement on your site isn't supported
by your host. This will (and did!) prompt a move.
Ask friends and associates who they use. While their needs may
be somewhat different than yours, basic issues such as support and
uptime will be evident, as will customer satisfaction.
Check out several of the web hosting directories, as they maintain
a wealth of current information regarding the specifics you're interested
in. Come armed with a list of things you're looking for and narrow
your choices down using this.
Make sure you can grow with this new host. Not only in the size
of your current sites, but also number of domains and subdomains
you can host there. If you're anything like me, I want to be able
to get the most bang for my hosting buck!
Don’t be afraid of terms like reseller hosting. You can actually
not only save yourself a lot of money in the long run if you have
a lot of sites, and also make your online life a lot more organized.
Not to say you should have all your sites on one host, as things
change. I have four hosting account at the moment, with many sites
In short, due your homework, check them out, do your part in knowing
as specifically as possible what you're after, and make your choice.
This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
About the Author
Keith Thompson is the
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