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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« on: August 18, 2008, 09:45:54 PM »
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As with a lot of purchases, your first urge when choosing website hosting is to go with the cheapest. After all they are all similar, so why should you pay more?

There are a number of objective standards which separates one website hosting company from some others, and money is only one of them. And it should be made clear that the cost should not be the most crucial one.

Choosing a website hosting company based on price alone is equivalent to selecting a builder or electrician on price alone. Certainly, they might maintain or fix your house cheaper, but will your house be safe?

The first consideration is power. Will the website hosting company have the capability to provide and deliver adequate performance? Most web hosting companies advertise that they are able to provide massive bandwidth and hundreds of dedicated servers, and they are usually telling the truth.

However, there is a big difference between existing capacity and usable capacity. Think of it this way; If a website hosting provider has thousands of websites with millions of visitors per day, the usable free capacity would be much lower. Here is a simple example; A delivery truck may have the capacity to carry 8,000 lbs. But not if it is already carrying 7,999lbs!

The experts would advise you ask about available capacity, and have the hosting company back up their proof with reliable numbers. And of course, if you cannot read the data they provide, find somebody to help you do so.

Next, and a very close second, is dependability. A lot of power is worthless if it is cut or goes down often.

Power outages are actually a normal part of business. Even Microsoft, yahoo and google go down on occasions. The difference is, with decent website hosting companies, it seldom happens and a decent provider would have failover plans, which means if their system does go down it is either up once again instantaneously, or you never see the drop because a backup system sets in automatically.

A good rule of thumb is to grill the website hosting company closely about their up time. Most quality hosting providers will say they run at 99.5%, or higher. However, like the infamous on-time estimates of airlines, those figures can sometimes be considered shady by adjusting the definition of up time.

When it comes to website hosting, what should really matter is whether your visitors will be able to reach your site at any time, 24 hours a days should they want to.

Again, the experts would suggest to find out what back up systems, both human and technical the hosting provider has in place to address failures of all sorts. It is a fact that servers can go down, networks do fail, hard disks could become defective and data lose is an absolute fact, and believe me, these conditions can dramatically mean the difference between success and failure for any website owner.

The result is your website becomes unavailable, which is not good for business. As far as a quality website hosting company, the hosting provider must be equipped to deal with any eventuality and have your website up again as quickly as possible.

Last, but not least, is website hosting security.

With the continuing prevalence of computer viruses and the dreaded Spam problems, you need to guarantee the website hosting company you choose has an array of techniques for addressing them. This basically means the hosting provider has excellent technical plans in place and experienced staff available 24 hours a day who are well-educated in addressing with those problems.

There is a very old saying that goes: one ounce of prevention is worth at least one pound of cure, and when it comes to your website, it is vital you understand the meaning.

All these website issues are paramount to locating a website hosting provider that can deliver the best services you need.

Subsequently, once those criteria are fulfilled by a number of prospects, then you are able to begin narrowing down the hosting companies by price.

And the last is a 24hrs customer service available company.

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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 04:29:09 PM »
A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own website accessible via the World Wide Web.  Am i right?


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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 04:32:21 PM »
That's correct.

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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 07:46:41 PM »
The most important thing is forn you to look for a web host company that fits your website profile.
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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 01:07:13 PM »
I think availability, called uptime should be paramount.  This mean the number of time the site will be available.  Security is also very important likewise the features of the web hosting company.
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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 06:00:19 PM »
some important things to be consider before taking hosting

Reliability and speed of access
Data Transfer (Traffic/Bandwidth)
Disk space
Technical support
FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI, .  htaccess, telnet, SSH, MySQL, crontabs
SSL (secure server), Shopping Cart
Email, Autoresponders, POP3, Mail Forwarding
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Server
Price
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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 01:19:25 PM »
Quote from: 365ezone link=topic=8296. msg259723#msg259723 date=1262538019
some important things to be consider before taking hosting

Reliability and speed of access
Data Transfer (Traffic/Bandwidth)
Disk space
Technical support
FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI, .   htaccess, telnet, SSH, MySQL, crontabs
SSL (secure server), Shopping Cart
Email, Autoresponders, POP3, Mail Forwarding
Control Panel
Multiple Domain Hosting and Subdomains
Server
Price
Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Payment Plans
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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 02:08:53 AM »
Nice post
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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2014, 03:14:25 PM »
Read this article.  You will get all the information, and all the requirement which you need to identify and choose the best web hosting company.  Thank you.

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Re: WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A WEBSITE HOSTING COMPANY
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