Sunday, 10 February 2013

Web Hosting For Beginners

The World Wide Web is the best way to get your brand into the market. This is because millions upon millions of people use the internet everyday. A strong on line presence could increase your market exponentially and thus spur the growth of your business.

However, web hosting for beginners is easier said than done. The task of web hosting is usually left to new webmasters who are only given targets to achieve by their respective companies. These webmasters usually face an uphill task since web hosting can be quite an overwhelming experience.

We have thus identified certain key areas of concern in web hosting. We have gone further and highlighted some tips on web hosting for beginners in these key areas.

How to find a good web hosting company
This is an extremely crucial part of web hosting. It will determine the quality of the web hosting that you will receive in addition to the amount of cash that you will pay for receipt of that service.
You should look out for an affordable web hosting company that has the following; a vibrant customer service department, access to server based applications that are free and has many features as part of its overall web hosting package.


Determining the stability of a company's server
You should get details of the server stability for prospective web hosting companies through 3rd party review websites. You should take a critical look at the server's downtime. It is best to look for another web hosting company if the one you found has an excessive downtime i.e. a downtime of more than 1%.


Ensuring that the company's offer includes options for applications
This will prevent your company from incurring extra costs in future. Your web hosting company should be able to provide certain features ad applications are little or no cost to you.
You usually have to incur additional operating expenses if it is completely up to you to install such features on your web site.


Deciding on whether to use shared or dedicated hosting
You should use a shared hosting platform if your traffic levels are not so high and are anticipated to increase for a while.
You can easily move to a dedicated server when the traffic on your website begins to pick up pace.

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