How To Find The Perfect Web Host For Your Website Needs

August 18, 2019 Off By Crystal Watkins

Setting up a home-based Internet business is one of the best ways to put up a business in today’s context. Compared to real-life shops and stores, the overhead costs are very low, very little or no personnel is needed, especially if you can do all the work.

Firstly, usually free web hosting will put advertisement on your web hosting. This is how the service providers make money. By putting advertisements here and there within your website definitely give an unprofessional image on your website. Some advertisements like “free smiley” look very spammy and I am sure your visitors will not like it. Further more the advertisements give no money share to you. Hosting on free web hosting is sometimes like building website to help others making money.

The same thing applies to bandwidth. Many, if not most, providers now give bandwidth allocatioins of 200Gb/month or more. That amount would be more than adequate for most small businesses. Let’s look at an example. If each visitor to your site uses, on average, 1MB of bandwidth to surf through your pages, a 200GB/month bandwidth allocation would handle 200,000 visitors/month. Even if each visitor browsed an average of 10MB on your site (which is HIGHLY unlikely), you could still handle 20.000 visitors/month. Of course, if your business really explodes into a huge success, your failsafe fallback position is choosing a hosting provider that allows for a painless upgrade path.

If you are looking to make a more complicated site with a shopping cart function, you need to have a professional or a specialized package where everything is taken care of. You would need to use a dedicated server as you will be the only one using that particular server. So, you will not be troubled by other websites. However, the cost would be more expensive if you compare it to a shared server. With the cost, you get extra power like power over your control panel, the choice of your operating system, data applications and so on.

There are three types of services you can categorize web servers. List down these three categories and put under the appropriate item the name of the web host you are evaluating. Two things worth checking are pricing and performance record of the web host.

This would be your website’s nucleus. In the CP or Control Panel, you would be able to do anything. From the moment that you would be signing up with a hosting plan, you have to be provided with a CP so that you would be able to easily manage your website.

So if you are going to be serious for the company’s website, please do not rely on free web hosting or a domain name for free services. You can play them first to get the hang of things, and then get yourself one. (TLDs) when you’re ready for a serious matter.