Apr

7

2012

How To Choose Web Hosting

Many businesses using online marketing and sales are resulting to web hosting since the web host runs the company website created. The website is then stored in the server and will be transmitted to the internet in that online clients can simply type in the business name and the website will automatically appear. The server enables to serve up the company’s website in the internet.

Online businesses should choose a webhosting that is reliable and has excellent support in providing 24/7 customer support when a client is unable to access their website.

Steps on how to choose web hosting.

1.Establish and do a research on the need to choose web hosting.
A company planning to venture into online business by making the companies services known should know the agenda of creating a web host. They should lay down the objectives, what name should be given and how much they are willing to spend in creating one.

2.Select website that will enable your company create blogs and forums.
This will come in handy in small company websites because of their ability to update them frequently. Web hosts with systems such as cPanel, ISP or ispCP Configurations will allow users when visiting a website access the company’s files without the need of knowing how to use file transfer protocol.

3.Know the kind of web hosting you are about to purchase.
Web hosting specifications should be considered for example shared hosting with RAM of minimum 512 do well with small to medium businesses at a reasonable price. Larger business would use a dedicated hosting due to a larger traffic visiting their site and usage of more than 10GB of files.

4.Decide on which type of server to use when choosing web hosting.
Businesses can chose from Linux servers and Windows server. Linux servers are known to be less expensive than Windows server. If a company needs a secure, stable and easy to operate website, then Linux can come in handy that have also other free Open Source Applications such as blogs, forums and shopping carts.

5.Choose web hosting that will create an e-mail account through domain name of the website.
Web hosting should offer services such as pop mail boxes, unlimited auto responders and e-mail addresses. This creates more customer relations, sales and company’s credibility and image.

Tips to consider on how to choose web hosting.

1.Get to test their support and technical department customer care, whether it is functional on the given time and days. The given toll free numbers on the websites should be able to work 24/7 to improve customer’s satisfaction.

2.Read and understand the uptime guarantee of the hosting. Most genuine companies will offer an uptime guarantee of 99.9% since other items including downtime are not included in the guarantee.

3.Choose web hosting services that you can pay monthly rather than pay an yearly upfront fee. If a company is dissatisfied with the services, they can simply discontinue and opt for better services. Paying yearly upfront cannot be swapped for dissatisfied customers.

4.Counter check offers that come with unlimited data transfer and disk space given to shared hosting accounts. This automatically restricts amount of processor (CPU) and memory (RAM) a company can use.

How to choose web hosting will be a success when one gets hard numbers on how much memory and processing will be used.