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Web Hosts: The Basics

Before you start searching for a web host, you must familiarize yourself with the terminology used in this field. The following terms are also considered key factors in deciding the suitable hosting plan that meets your requirements. You can start learning what does each term mean and how does it affect your selection.

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A web host, also known as web server, is a computer connected to the internet. This computer is more powerful than normal PCs and is set up to serve up websites. Your website content will reside on this computer, which will give people who surf the internet a way to access your website.

Web hosts can be categorized into three main categories based on the price range and common features for each category:

1. Free Hosts: limited in space, bandwidth and other features. Suitable for personal websites or for temporary usage. Usually enforce pop-up, text or banner ads. They do not provide the best performance and/or reliability. They provide minimum or no customer support. If you register for a free host, your domain will be something like or

2. Shared Hosts: most websites are using this type of hosting. Suitable for personal, small and medium businesses. Prices range from $1 to about $25 a month. Features also range from very limited space/bandwidth to semi-dedicated servers. Your website has its own top level domain (e.g. The number of websites on a server affects its performance and availability, more websites usually means less performance. Servers hosting less number of shared websites are more expensive, but more reliable. Some companies allow customers to host multiple websites with different domains under a single account.

3. Dedicated Hosts: A full server dedicated to a single customer. Usually used by large businesses and very active websites with thousands of daily visitors. The customer will have full control over the server, and can create as many websites as he likes. Customer can have his own hosting company run on a rented dedicated server. Prices depend on the specifications and services provided with the server, starting from about $100 up to about $800 dollars a month.

4. Colocated Hosts: very similar to dedicated hosts, but the customer owns the server hardware instead of renting it. The server will be housed in provider’s data center. Prices are a bit higher than dedicated servers.

5. Reseller Hosts: providers offer web server storage to customers, who then resell the web server storage to their customers. Providers usually offer resellers a discount price.

6. Other Hosts: there are few other types of hosts such as email hosts, media hosts, data hosts, etc but these are out of the scope of this article.

domain Name is an example of a

Finding the Best Web Hosting Sites for Your Online Business

A web host is a basic need in putting up an online business. In line with this, we have presented some important things when selecting a web host service.

Before acquiring a web host service, you should identify your web hosting needs first. It is such a wrong move to jump in to a web hosting service without lying down all your needs as well. Check your website’s technical requirements. Know your space and bandwidth needs. Estimate the amount of bandwidth and space that your website is currently requiring as well as well as for possible future expansion. Look for companies that offer huge disk space and bandwidth for an affordable price. This will help you save money in the future. But of course be sure that you are able to maximize such amount of space and bandwidth.

Customer Service Support is another important factor when selecting the best web hosting site. Not being able to contact a customer service during occurrence of technical problems is the least thing that you would want happen, and sending an email while praying for an instant reply is also not a good option. Identify what type of customer service you prefer. It could be phone support or live chat support. The best web hosting services are those that have 24/7 live chat support as well as 24/7 telephone support. This will give you instant help and support when troubles occur. This will also provide you with the privilege of fixing the problem immediately. Check whether your selected company provides such or not.

Seek some feedback about the web hosting company. The best web hosting sites are those that have positive customer feedback on the internet. Check out some online resources and some reviews of the people using those services. But remember, reviews may not be accurate all the time. They are just mere opinions so it is not practical to just rely to them. There are lots of websites that provides honest and thorough comparisons on different web hosting services.

Seek some advice from the experts. This is actually one of the best ways in identifying the best web hosting sites. Experts have technical experiences and knowledge on web hosting services. How? Participate in discussion boards and forums. There are merely thousands of people who know web hosting services well. Ask them on the things that you would want to know about web hosting. Participating on forums and discussion boards are free of charge so you don’t have to worry about professional fees.

Lastly, always check – read and understand the Terms and Conditions of the web hosting company. It is a must before buying one’s service. Else you will end up clueless about your rights and privileges. Select a web hosting service that has money back guarantee so you can always ask for a refund in case you are not satisfied with the service.

Now that you already know the basic thing on selecting the best web hosting service sites or companies, the decision is now yours. Think twice before and thing wise before acquiring one. Though reviews and other people’s advice may help, still don’t rely too much on them. Nowadays, there are already lots of web hosting services that offers money back guarantee. So take advantage of it. Try the service first before deciding to continue or not.

Major Specifications Of The Best Web Hosting Site

web hosting is very much in demand nowadays that’s why it has been dominating the internet. However, it is quite paradoxical that several low cost web hosting sites have made customers become cautious of these types of packages rather than becoming interested in them. This just signifies that there are plenty of reasons why people don’t rely on a web hosting service just because it is cheaper. After all, numerous specifications determine what makes the best web hosting sites and these are the following that are presented below.

The first thing to consider is your memory recall. If you have been to an online business, then you probably have the first hand recall on the best web hosting companies available today. The best web hosting sites usually have already established its name to the public. So if your prospected web hosting site has name recognition to you, then you are indeed eyeing to one of the best web hosting providers. The logical justification to this is that, web hosting companies that have been present in the industry for some quite some time have at least doing or providing a service that is worth to subscribe. Moreover, best web hosting companies has at least something unique to offer to keep on the beat of the competition.

Many of the best web hosting sites have acquired name recognition because of the years of consistent good work that even many of its peers pay them reluctant approbation when talking about the web hosting industry. On the other hand, name recognition is the product of numerous of things and ?dependability? is the major factor. Set aside all of the bragging statistics that web hosting companies presents as they try to sell their services. The dependability of the hosting service that you will choose should agree to the specifications that you need. However, dependability is not included to the statistics that hosting companies are bragging. So the best thing to do is find out what dependability is all about.

First thing to do is to look at some web hosting providers reviews. There are already plenty of web sites today that feature comprehensive reviews on different web site services. See what those websites know about the actual services. The only problem is that, you might get into a web hosting review site that is made to promote a certain web hosting company. To avoid this, you need to learn how to identify a promotional review site from a genuine review site. Promotional review sites often tell only about the good points of a certain web hosting service. While review sites that presents both the pros and cons of a company are those that really comes from the opinion of the actual users. Honest opinions and actual experiences, which are the good and the bad points of web hosting service are given by other consumers that have had experiences of using such companies.

The major determinating factor of the best web hosting sites lies on a certain dependability that you have set for your own standards. What ever it may be, the most important thing is that, it meets your business requirements.

Features to Look For in a Web Hosting Package

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What To Look For When Researching A Web Host and web hosting Package

In order for people to view (download) your website content on the internet you need a web hosting Provider, also known as a Hosting Company, to host (store and display or store and run) each website file that makes up your website content. A website file can typically be a HTML file, CSS file, PHP file, JavaScript file, Image file, Audio/Video file and so on.

Even though one HTML file for example is known as a web page, as can be one PHP file, collectively a group of website files (i.e. one HTML file, one CSS file and one Image file) are also known as a web page…..usually by the general public.

What Is A Website?

Behind the scenes a website is just a folder, on the web hosting provider’s computer (server), that is named after your domain name (i.e. Within that domain name folder (also known as your Web Space root folder) will be a sub-folder called public_html. It is the content of that public_html sub-folder that the general public will view via their web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer), with your permission of course.

This is because even though your domain name points to (connects to) your Web Space root folder, the folder that was named after your domain name (i.e., a web browser and more specifically a website address can only point to (view the content of) the public_html sub-folder… normal circumstances. In other words, typing your domain name into internet explorer will point you to the content (i.e. main web page) that is inside the public_html sub-folder. You will not see the content of the Web Space root folder.

Which web hosting Provider?

You will know which web hosting provider to use when you have looked at the prices of their web hosting Packages and the features that come with it (i.e. PHP Scripting and MySQL Database). A web hosting provider has two main jobs to do.

The first job is to maintain your Web Space (main folder), which has specific web hosting system files inside it as well as your public_html sub-folder, so that your public_html website content is viewable for everyone to see on the internet 24/7…..with your permission of course. This job also involves them looking after their own computers (servers) and making sure your website content is safe and secure.

The second job is to maintain your Control Panel (set of Tools) that comes with the web hosting package, so that you can create MySQL Databases, E-Mail Accounts and so on (depending on the features of the web hosting package).

Shop Around – Avoid FREE and Cheap ‘N’ Nasty

When looking for a Web Hosting Provider to host (display) your website on the internet, and more importantly when looking at the features inside their Web Hosting Packages, it pays to shop around. The old saying “If it’s too good to be true it probably is” should be in the front of your mind.

Dismiss the sales talk about features such as “Unlimited Bandwidth”, “Unlimited Web Space”, “100?s of FREE Templates” and “Website Builder” because these tend to be gimmicks – A company does not give for free unless they are taking from somewhere else and/or someone else. For example. “FREE Templates” that everyone else is using (so your website is not unique/bespoke to you). “A Website Builder” that supposedly does everything for you (so you get a useless/limited Control Panel).

Many “FREE Website Hosting” packages do not allow you to create a MySQL Database or use PHP Scripting for example. Other packages host (display) your website content for “FREE” with the condition that your web pages contain their selected advertisements. Some limit the features of the Control Panel, Bandwidth and so on. These tend to be hosting companies that advertise “FREE Website Builder” and “FREE Templates”.

In other words. They give you software that builds and publishes your website, catered for the Absolute Beginner, without you realising you should be getting a better control panel for example. There are plenty of free, and very affordable, templates and tools on the internet that can also build you a website in minutes. So do not pay for something like a Website Builder for the sake of a limited control panel.

Affordable – With Basic Features

A good Web Hosting Package should be affordable but definitely not “FREE”, and definitely not “Cheap ‘N’ Nasty”. Above all else it should contain YOUR basic requirements. So consider spending ?5 to ?10 a month on a standard web hosting package. This should get you the Basics. Ask yourself the following questions:

Do I need 10, 20, 40 or 80 Email Addresses?.

Am I going to need a Forum (Questions and Answers Board), Blog (Diary Articles), Guest Book and/or Media (Audio/Video) Gallery?…..that may need a MySQL Database and/or PHP Script. One thing to remember here is that these features can take time to create and may need ongoing management time too.

How much Website Space do I need?…..for my Web Pages (HTML Files – Text, Pictures, Audio and Video), Forum, Blog, Guest Book and so on.

How many Website Visitors am I expecting each month? The more visitors you get the more Bandwidth (Download Units) you will need.

Below I have explained the major features inside a standard Web Hosting Package, in order for you to answer the above questions and to give you a better idea of what features you should be looking to use. At the bottom of each description I have noted the standard you should be looking for when paying ?5 to ?10 a month. These are based on Quality web hosting providers (see Quality below).

The Control Panel

Although all web hosting packages have a web based Control Panel of some sort it is the control panel that is overlooked. A good control panel is the key to a good web hosting package and more importantly to an easier life in terms of managing your website. The more tools in a control panel the better.

A part from the features entitled Bandwidth, Web Space and Quality (below) all the other features mentioned below should be accessable through a control panel. The control panel itself is installed, and updated, by your web hosting provider. Many use the popular CPanel ( control panel.

Bandwidth (Monthly Data Transfer)

Bandwidth (also known as Monthly Data Transfer) is the amount of Data that can be downloaded from your public_html sub-folder, onto a customer’s computer via internet explorer for example, each month. It is measured in GigaBytes – A standard Web Hosting Package should allow you at least 2 GigaBytes of bandwidth per month. Bandwidth can also be contributed to uploading your files to your public_html sub-folder, which means Bandwidth is really your upload and download usage.

What does all this mean? It means if one customer downloads a 4MB Music File, for example, from your public_html sub-folder it will cost you 4MB in bandwidth. So if ten customers download the 4MB Music File, or one customer downloads the 4MB Music File ten times, either way it will cost you 40MB of bandwidth in total. However. It is not that simple because each web page viewed also costs bandwidth.

If you have a Music Product Web Page that consists of 1MB of Introduction Text and 1MB of Music Pictures for example it will cost you 2MB of bandwidth each time that Music Product Web Page is viewed (downloaded into one customer’s web browser, from your web space to their computer). Therefore, each time a customer views (downloads) the 2MB Music Product Web Page and then downloads the 4MB Music File it will cost you 6MB of bandwidth in total. Times that by ten customers and it would cost you 60MB of bandwidth in total.

5,000MB (5GB) of web space divided by 6MB (1 Music Product Web Page and 1 Music File) equals 833 possible customers. It is not that simple though. Why? Because not all 833 possible customers will download 1 Music Product Web Page and 1 Music File, especially if they have to buy the Music File.

Some might view (download) the Music Product Web Page more than once (i.e. read it more another day) while others might download the Music File more than once (download it for their family and friends), especially if it is free to download. So you might end up with customers who view the Music Product Web Page only but do not download the (Buy Now!) Music File and vice versa. Hence why selling something on the internet is not guaranteed – It costs bandwidth and money.

5 – 20 GigaBytes. 30 GigaBytes maximum…..before the package price changes to something even better.

Add-On domains

An Add-On domain is a normal domain name (i.e. that points to (connects to) a sub-folder within your main domain name’s public_html (website) folder. That sub-folder is normally named after your add-on domain name (i.e. So if your main domain name is and your add-on domain name is your web hosting provider will create a new sub-folder called inside the public_html folder of and then point/link (redirect) to that new sub-folder called

This means that anyone typing into their web browser will be taken to a sub-folder called within the public_html folder of

The advantages of an add-on domain name are that 1) It has its own folder which means it can be classed as a website within its own right and 2) It saves on buying two web spaces (two pure websites). However. The overall disadvantage of hosting two domain names (a main domain name and an add-on domain name) is that they share the same web space and bandwidth.

This has serious side-effects if you want to have video on one or both websites (domain names) because the web space and bandwidth might be shared unevenly, which means a customer might miss out on a download. For example. A free video download on might take up the bandwidth for a buying customer on

An Add-On Domain should only cost you the normal price of an extra domain name (i.e. ?5 a year).

1 – 3 Add-On Domains

Parked Domains

A Parked Domain is a normal domain name (i.e. that points/links (redirects) to your main domain name (i.e. only – It has no web space folder or bandwidth of its own because it shares the same web space and bandwidth allocated to your main domain name.

A parked domain name is typically set up when you want and for example to go to the same web space. So if you have as your main domain name and as your parked domain name, visitors who type into their web browser will be sent to the same web space that is using and therefore see the same website content (the same web pages, video and so on).

A Parked Domain should only cost you the normal price of an extra domain name (i.e. ?5 a year).

1 – 3 Parked Domains

FTP Accounts

Having a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Account means you can use a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer) or a FTP Program (i.e. FileZilla or AceFTP) to transfer your web pages, and so on, from your computer to your public_html sub-folder (website).

Depending on your web hosting package and its Control Panel you might be able to create additional Anonymous Log-In FTP Accounts or FTP Accounts with UserName and Password so that you can set up a FTP Account for your members for example – This is good if you intend to allow your members to upload content to your FTP Server (the File Transfer part of your web space). Most good web hosting packages offer at least one FTP Account for your own file transfers and those that do not usually offer a File Manager or Website Builder program that emulates a FTP Account.

4 FTP Accounts and upwards is adequate these days.

MySQL Databases

MySQL Databases are databases in their own right. You can set one up via your Control Panel or by using phpMyAdmin (if your Control Panel supports it). For example. You could have a database for your customers, business contacts, blog, forum and so on (if you know what you are doing). MySQL has many levels – Easy-ish Management via phpMyAdmin to Nightmare-ish Complex Programming.

MySQL is also closely associated with the PHP scripting (programming) language. Many Forums, Blogs, Guest Books and Mailing Lists for example use a PHP Script and at least one MySQL Database. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting package you need to consider that a Blog, Forum and Mailing List will require three MySQL Databases. If you are short on databases you can get around this problem by using one MySQL Database to create three separate Tables (Databases technically).

MySQL and PHP are a good team. PHP Scripts normally set up and/or initialize MySQL Databases for you. So do not be put off by MySQL.

10 MySQL Databases and upwards is adequate these days.

Web Space

Web Space is the actual storage space allocated for your entire website – Storage space for your Emails, FTP Storage Space, Forum, Blog, Mailing List, MySQL Databases, Guest Book, Media Gallery, Internal (Web Host) Files, Web Pages (HTML files – Graphics, Text, Music and Video) and so on.

If your website is going to sell an Offline Product, such as Shoes, you should be looking at web space in the region of 50-100 MegaBytes. This should be enough space to store a reasonably sized photo based catalogue on. And for a website selling an Online Product, such as Music, you should be looking at 100-500 MegaBytes of web space depending on the number of music files and their file size combined of course.

50 – 500MB Web Space

POP3 E-Mail Accounts

POP3 is the protocol (format) used to describe Incoming/Receiving E-Mail Accounts that can be incorporated into an E-Mail Client (program) such as Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. In other words. You can read your website e-mails from within those programs using the POP3 protocol.

The number listed next to a POP3 Accounts description will be the maximum number of E-Mail Addresses (E-Mail Accounts) you can set up for your website. IMAP is another protocol.

The minimum number of POP3 E-Mail Accounts needed in todays climate should be at least four – sales@…, info@…, contact@… and support@… Not to mention any e-mail addresses you need for employees, family members and so on.

20 POP3 E-Mail Accounts and upwards is adequate these days.

Mailing Lists

A Mailing List allows you to create a list of e-mail addresses for your members, clients and so on. Once created you can then compose an e-mail and send it out to all those in the mailing list, in one go if your web hosting provider and ISP (Internet Service Provider) allows it. So if you needed to send out a “Special Offers” e-mail to 40 e-mail addresses for example it would be wise to create a mailing list for those 40 e-mail addresses first.

So why not just use an e-mail client such as Windows Live Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird to do the job for example? Well you could in theory but mailing list software is much more dedicated to your mailing list needs.

Due to people/companies spamming/junk mailing people these days some web hosting providers and/or ISPs do not allow a certain amount of e-mails to be sent in one go. So check with them first what their e-mail limits are because both might have different limits. Sending 40 e-mails should not be a problem though, especially if you use Authentication with your e-mail address. In other words, they should allow 40 e-mails to be sent because they know it is you.

1 – 4 Mailing Lists should be adequate for a standard business/website.

Shopping Cart

Having a proper Shopping Cart on your website allows you to accept/receive Debit/Credit Card information via email/website notification. By proper I mean it may have been installed/built using your Control Panel but has later had its PHP Script(s) programmed/tweaked by a programmer to blend in more with your website and/or your language. In other words. With a proper shopping cart (such as Agora) you are in control of the coding and credit card side of things but they require programming knowledge.

The opposite of a proper shopping cart is to build your own shopping cart web pages, in HTML/CSS code for example, and then attach a Payment Merchant’s buttons to them – BUY NOW, VIEW CART and so on. A Payment Merchant is a company, such as PayPal), that gives you the facility to carry out Online Bank Transactions (i.e. Withdrawals and Deposits) and create HTML buttons that, once clicked on, take care of the purchase/payment for you. So in some respects the proper shopping cart is not always the best approach.

A good Control Panel will have a Library Of Scripts inside it that allows you to install PHP Scripts/Programs such as a Guest Book, Forum, Blog, Shopping Cart and so on. Alternatively. You may be able to find a particular, updated, PHP Script/Program on the internet and install it yourself.

1 – 3 Shopping Carts

Standard Features

These features should be standard and a part of your Control Panel. If they are not listed in the web hosting package ask the web hosting provider if they are supported/included. If they are not, look for another web hosting provider.

Folder Password Protection – Allows you to create separate Folders in your web space, with a Title, UserName and Password which is good if you want to have a private area of your website for members or family only for example.

Perl / CGI Support – Besides PHP and MySQL Databases other programs are written in the Perl programming language which goes hand-in-hand with CGI. Basically, Shopping Carts and so on use Perl and CGI.

SSL Support – SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is basically the Security PadLock you see on a web browser’s Address Bar edit box. When you are paying for something online the URL (website address) of the payment page changes from http: //whatever to https: //whatever and then a Security PadLock appears at the end of the Address Bar edit box (after the URL). So if you want a secure payments web page for your Shopping Cart for example you need to ask the web hosting provider to host your website on a SSL Server (Secure Computer), as it is standard practise to put newcomers on a non-SSL hosted server.

MIME Type support – To display Pictures, and play Audio/Video, from your website you need to make sure you have the MIME Types (File Formats) tool in your control panel. Although most of the common MIME Types will have been set up for you this tool will allow you to delete old MIME Types and add new MIME Types as you see fit.

Website Statistics – Your control panel should come with some sort of Website Statistics tool that allows you to analyse visitor data (Number of Visits, Web Browser used, Who is linking to your website, Keywords used to find your website and so on). AWStats is one of the better statistics tools.

Hot Link Protection – Allows you to stop people from linking to your files (i.e. images) and stealing your bandwidth. For example. If someone links to your image (i.e. computer.jpg) in order to display it on their website this is known has bandwidth theft. Why? Because people visit their website and see your image (computer.jpg), that had to be downloaded from your website using your bandwidth and not theirs. So they are stealing your bandwidth and your image really.


A Quality web hosting provider should have the following.

24/7 Support – A good web hosting provider will give Telephone and/or Email support 24 Hours A Day, Seven Days A Week. A sign of quality here is the response time. An answer within 20 – 40 Minutes is excellent.

Daily Backup – This means your web hosting provider will backup your website once a day, as opposed to weekly for example. This in turn means if their server crashes/freezes they can restore your previous day’s website. Saying this, you should always have a copy of your website files on your own computer, on a cd, on a flash drive and so on. If a programmer did your website ask them for the original codes (templates, web pages, images, etc).

Operate Own Servers – If a web hosting provider operates their own servers they will be in a better position to fix any, networking, problems (crashes/freezes).

99% Uptime – This means your website should be live on the internet 99% of the time, with only 1% risk of it not being live on the internet. Or put another way, your web hosting provider’s server should only crash/freeze 1% of the time. This ideally means your website should never be unavailable. And if it is, it should only be unavailable for a total of 3-4 days of the year and only unavailable for 1-3 hours in each of those days.

Established – Look for a web hosting provider that has good knowledge, experience and expertise of Networking and Programming. It is not good if they have a beautifully set up network but with no in-depth knowledge, experience and/or expertise of CGI, MySQL or PHP programming for example. In other words, you do not need a “Call Center” type of web hosting provider whereby you contact them and they go through the Standard-Procedures book before telling you “We cannot help you…..We cannot emulate/fix your problem”.

They should have an engineer around, or at least a book to hand, for example that can emulate general problems and/or fix general problems, within a reasonable length of time in order to back up their claims of 99% uptime. Or put another way. They should not flog you off with excuses when things go wrong and when they cannot fix your, general, problem. As an inexperienced website owner you might delete a folder/file one day that breaks some part of your blog for example. Having a good web hosting provider that can guide you towards fixing that blog is a sign of quality.

General Notes

Some control panel tools can be substituted by downloading/installing, updated, versions of them or by downloading/installing similar tools to them. For example. If your control panel comes with the Blog called WordPress 2.0.5 (old version) you could delete it from your website (making the control panel side redundant) and then download/install WordPress 2.9.2 (latest version at present time). The same applies to other tools.

You could replace your mailing list with phpList 2.10.10 for example. Although your web hosting provider may seem to give you a lot of control panel tools, a lot of them might be out-of-date by as much as a couple of years. It depends how good the web hosting provider is at updating control panel tools.

Best Reason for Web Hosting

Features You Love in web hosting

If you are thinking about having a website or a shopping cart, you will need a web hosting package. Most people think that this is very expensive. But it’s rather cheap. Having a web hosting package is an easy thing to manage. While going through some of the best features that you will find in web hosting. You will probably have some questions, which is great, just make sure you find the answers.

1 – Many Opportunities

The greatest thing you can get out of web hosting is the fact that you can be connected to billions of people. You can get web hosting through thousands of different companies. They lease you out a portion of their hard drive space and connects your hard drive to the internet. This will give you the ability of being connected to everyone in the whole world. You can publish your blog, an organization or ecommerce store. Having the ability to have billions of people possible get to your website is an investment worth having.

2 – Ecommerce Store

Everyone gets that one idea to sell a service, knowledge or product. The first thought you will think is an ecommerce store? This is just a fancy way to say shopping cart or online store. To accomplish this goal you are going to need some web hosting to not only give your customers an option to visit, but also the ability to view, interactive, lean and buy. Having some Web Hosting will help you accomplish this goal or yours. This gives your customer a place to view your products or service and then decided if they want to buy. A website and Web Hosting will give you the options to give what the customer is looking for.

3 – Relax there is Nothing to It

You don’t need an IT Professional to manage your server. If your website grows and you need to upgrade to a dedicated server, you might need an IT Professional down the road. There are some tactics that are advanced that an IT Professional might have to tackle. But to get started you won’t need them. If you have a simple and small website, there is no reason why you can’t manage it yourself. To manage your server, companies have created management softwares to help you along the way. If its creating FTP accounts, installer software or create emails, most web hosting management softwares will do this will a couple of clicks.

4 – It isn’t That Big of an Investment

Free Web Hosting is avaiable with some service. Which is true, they will give you a limit space but you don’t have very much control over your website. Most places will make you use their domain name and run their ads. It’s worth the investment to have a web hosting package than to get stuck behind a free hosting site. Having your own web hosting package gives you no problems getting your website out in front of billions of people to see.

5 – Look at the Different Options

Shared Hosting is fine for a starting website, but educate yourself on the different servers available. Like Shared, VPS and Dedicated. In most cases you get what you pay for, but all of the different types of server have their pros and cons. Think about it like this. For websites that are just starting out go with a Shared Plan. If you have a website and your unique visitors are getting into the thousands per day, upgrade to a VPS server. Anything above a couple of thousand unique visitors a day, you should consider a Dedicated Server.

These are just a few features that you can take advantage of in web hosting. Look around more about web hosting. You will find there are a lot more opportunities that having a website and web hosting can give you. There are thousands of opportunities out there on the internet. Just get a web hosting package a website going and see what comes.