Monday, May 12, 2014

277- How to Choose a Web Host for Your Blog or Website

There are many web hosting companies out there and there are many different things that set them apart. I will tell you the most important qualities of a web hosting company.

How to Choose a Web Host for Your Blog or Website

In case you are new to owning a website or blog, I will quickly explain what a web host is and why you need them. A web host hosts your websites on their servers and makes it available to the whole world whenever they go to your website URL (Ex: yourdomaindotcom). When that happens all the information that makes up your website is pulled from the server at your web hosting company and is quickly displayed for the person to see.

Depending on how many websites you have and how much traffic those websites generate will change what type of plan you would need. For someone with only a couple websites and not massive amounts of traffic usually runs around $4 to $10 a month depending on the host.

There are several important factors when choosing a web host, Load speed is definitely up near the top. They must have good servers that will load up your websites data fast so when someone visits your website they are not waiting around for a few seconds and decide to leave.

Customer Service is HUGE, if you need help with something or have a question about something you don't want to have to call and be on hold for an hour to get a simple question answered. Most have email systems or ticketing systems that you send in your questions or problems but depending on the host this could take anywhere from 20 minutes to 48 hours for them to get back to you. So a host with quick response and helpful info is a must.

Features are important also, you want the control panel to have lots of cool features to make it easy to navigate around your websites files and statistics. Some of those might be 1 click web application installer that would include Wordpress and many others for Ecommerce and forum type websites, backups, detailed statistics and your databases.

Of course Price is up there too, a fair and competitive price is something to look for and easy a la cart upgrades if you should need more websites or start getting massive amounts of traffic (a problem you want for sure).

Also a money back guarantee is important so you in case you don't like something you are not stuck in a contract and can get your money back. Thanks for reading and good luck with your new websites.

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  1. Nice article ! Before choosing a web host, you have to consider the following :

    1. 24/7 customer support
    2. Quality service
    3. get hosting reviews in Google or get customner reviews
    4. Money back guarantee

    Nowadays, many of the web hosts provides cheap hosting plans with fritful features to their customers . In my experience, offers hosting plans at low cost .