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Tips For Choosing The Right Web Hosting Provider For Your Online Business

Aug 17, 2007
Finding a good web hosting company is important to keeping your website available and your costs down. There are many to choose from, as well as different pricing plans to look over.

Depending on the amount of sites that you intend on building, you may want to consider a larger web space in the long run. If you only intend to blog, you can choose a free blog hosting like Blogger.com. Although, there are many advantages in hosting your blog on a domain of your choice.

Unless you intend to build a catalog site with thousands of pages, you should start with the smallest web space that you can get to test the waters, just in case niche website Internet marketing does not work out for you. You may want to add on later, so make sure that your provider offers that option.

You will want to choose a provider that has a reliable service. If your site is down or takes to long to open up when visitors are trying to get in, it may lead them to click out of your site and move on to the next one. They will also more than likely not visit in the future since they will remember their bad experience.

For this reason, it is probably best to stick with a well known company who you can check reliable references on. There are many small hosting providers that offer space for as low as $.50 to $1 per month, however, you never know what you will be getting and many of them want you to pay for at least a years worth in advance.

Also, make sure they take regular backups. Be on the safe side and always backup your site as well. You should choose a provider that offers exceptional support for your business web site.

You will also want one that has the most affordable hosting. If you can create your own small site or have one made for you, then you will probably be able to find space for as low as $3 to $4 per month.

However, if you need to choose a company that offers a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) website builder, then you will probably end up paying $10 to $15 per month for the smallest amount of space. But if this is the only way that you can build a site, then it is necessary.

Some web hosting providers may also offer a deal on a yearly URL or other products when you make a web hosting purchase. If you go the cheap route, you may run into problems with trouble makers that will steal your domain name. Always check the reputation of your provider by visiting forums and scanning the posts for careless providers.

Ultimately, whatever web hosting provider you choose will depend on your individual needs and what you can afford. Hopefully you will be able to snap up a well known provider at a low price who will allow you to upgrade your service as needed.
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