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Hosting Is It? Guide To Website Hosting

April 17, 2016, Written by 0 comment

What is web hosting used for?

Hosting is the first step you should consider when starting a website project. In order to have your website available in the World Wide Web, you need a place where to host it. This place is provided by the web hosting provider. The web hosting as a service incorporates the space where your website files are stored, the traffic to your website, and lots of extra services such as firewall protection, technical assistance, email services, FTP access, domain name registration, website building tools and more.

Many webmasters search for free web hosting providers, at least for their first website. That is understandable – you do not know how to compare hosting services and you check their prices. Well, once you start a website, you will see that there are several other things that also count, apart from the price. For example, free or very cheap hosts publish ads on your web pages and provide you with no technical assistance. Below we have listed some of the most important factors when choosing where to host your online project

How difficult is it to setup?

Sometimes you will need those questions answered as soon as possible, or even immediately. That is why your web host must provide 24×7 technical support. Your technical questions should be answered within 1-2 hours max. Besides the speed of responses, check if the support is technically competent. And do not go searching for phone support – the phone support lines are always busy when you need them. The most efficient companies use ticketing systems, where you deliver all technical details needed to have your question answered within an hour or less.

The features of web hosting plans are constantly growing. In 2003, the max disk space quota per shared hosting plan was 5MB. In 2009, few providers offer less than unlimited of everything. However, make sure to check the Terms of use for more details about what might be limited.

You may want to create your website using a website building software such as GoLive or DreamWeaver. It is good to check if your web hosting provider supports these tools.

If you follow these basic guidelines, you will have a reliable, efficient and satisfying hosting service that will contribute to the success of your business for many years to come.

James Buddrige

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