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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Things to consider when choosing your web host

If you’re taking your blog to the mainstream, it’s important that you have a good web hosting company to help you achieve your goals. When choosing the best web hosting plan, be sure to consider the following things:

  1. Web Space . Web space is the amount of space the hosting company assigns to you on their server. In determining the web space you need, try to take into consideration the kind of files you will upload such as pictures, videos, sounds, clips, etc. These are the things that eat up your web space on your web hosting company’s server
  2. FTP Access . If you’re a professional website builder, you would need FTP access if you’re going to design your pages on your personal web builder.
  3. Bandwidth. The number of persons that visit your site as well as the number of pages loaded are the things to consider when contemplating the amount of bandwidth that your site/blog needs. Some web hosts put a cap on the amount of traffic your website receives and if this happens and your blog/site is unusually popular, you would experience down times.
  4. Price. Web Hosting usually comes cheap nowadays depending on the type of package the companies are offering you. Shop around and compare prices of different companies to ensure that you’re getting the best out of your hard-earned bucks.
  5. Reliability. 24/hour customer support, speed and down times are another important factors. Your readers/customers will lose interest if your blog/site is always experiencing downtimes or is very slow to load. Extensively research the kind of web hosting company you’re dealing with. Good reviews usually comes from webmaster forums.