Select The Right Hosting For Your Website

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There are hundreds, if not thousands of different web hosting choices on the Internet, which makes choosing the right hosting solution quite a chore. So obviously you want to choose the right company, one that will provide great service at a reasonable cost.

A web post will charge a monthly fee that can range from as low as $5-$6 for basic hosting with little frills, up to more expensive plans that can reach as high as $40-$50 per month. Also, it should be noted that there are many free web hosting solutions. Normally, it is a good idea to stay away from the free web hosting if you are putting up a full fledged website, and not just a simple webpage or two. The reason for this is that with the free or extremely cheap services you may experience downtime, storage limitations, no FTP service, limited number of subdomains if any, and a number of other things that could become important.

Try to estimate how you will grow and make sure that the web host you are looking into can handle the traffic without limitations. Obviously, you don't want to be in a situation where you are frequently changing web hosting, as that can be a real hassle.

Here are a few things to consider:

Top notch customer service is very important. Your hosting service should be available around the clock in the event there is a technical problem. Try calling them late at night as a test and see if you get live support.

Network availability and network uptime are very important considerations. Ask around on forums if you have questions or doubts, if there is an influx of complaints then you will know that this particular provider may not be right for your needs. Obviously all hosting can have intermittent downtimes or server maintenance, so please keep that in mind as well.

Also, do a little research into how long the hosting company has been around, especially if you are doing any kind of e-commerce. You do not want to get hosting with a company that has no track record if you are depending on the site to make sales. A little common sense and usage of the web for research, can go a long ways to finding that perfect hosting plan that you can feel comfortable with for years and years to come.

Jack Clarke has been an author and content publisher for the past 12 years. He currently runs several review sites including Jansport Book Bags among many others.

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12 years experience online as a content publisher and product reviewer including such sites as Jansport Book Bags and other informative informational websites for consumers.

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This article was published on 2011/01/06