Are you a novice networker who has plans to host a website for that ‘extra income’ or small business or even your blogs? Do you think that finding a right web host to launch your company is a big hassle? Were you ever aware that there are hundreds of sites waiting to serve people like you? Well, if you are still with crossed fingers then let me tell you that you just need to relax, as I will throw upon some light on five important details that a newbie needs to know.
Thousands and thousands of individuals, both young and old, all around the globe are seeking jobs on the internet and setting up their own small business that pays them off with a good income. The priority on their list is hosting the company that gives them profits. Here is where the role of Web hosting sites that comes in to picture. Web hosting sites are waiting to offer people like you to achieve your goals. But what are the pros and cons that you need to consider if you want the ‘right web hosting site’ to do the needful for you. Take a look at these points carefully before heading for your choice of web hosting.
- Free or Cheap Web Hosting
Of course there may be plenty of cheap or free web hosts waiting to allure you displaying lesser bucks on their advertisements, but are such sites really providing you with want you exactly want from them? The answer lies in how well you have explored the provider’s details. As a beginner you can always log on to the company’s interactive forums, especially the online chat support desk where you get to clear most of your doubts, if not all. You may also read their FAQs or contact them through their emailing support team or phone number for the same. Remember that there are thousands like you who need web hosting services and so it’s important that you read the legal terms and conditions and other lucrative schemes that are so offered by your web host provider.
- Confused With the Concept of ‘Bandwidth’?
You might have seen many web hosting sites with a tagline such as ‘Host your site with an unlimited bandwidth’. What is the ‘Bandwidth’ all about? Well, imagine if you have a 30KB data on your page. Once if any user visits your site, the server transfers this 30KB of data to the web browser for the viewer. Now for example if there are fifty people viewing your website, then a total amount of 1500KB (30×50) of Bandwidth is being used here. This is something which is as good as electric power being consumed whenever we switch on a bulb or any electrical device, that can be related to our understanding of ‘bandwidth’.
Any web hosting company that boasts of ‘unlimited bandwidth’ usually resists any artificial limits on the data transfer or takes help of sponsors to balance it all up in terms of money, as it’s not charging anything from you.
- Shared Web Hosting
The word ‘shared’ says it all here. You will be sharing a website with other users while being on the same server. If you aren’t much serious about your business or casually want to blog using elements such as photos, email boxes to exchange ideas and are happy with a medium traffic level, then shared web hosting could be the right one for you. The worst drawback of such a kind of hosting is that if any user negatively reports about one website, then the other websites jointly held along with it get severely affected. Don’t miss out reading properly the features and characteristics of such sites especially that which your business content relates to.
- Quality Matters Always
One of the reasons why most of the entrepreneurs are successful in their web business is that they provide quality proven websites on internet. Facilities such as an attractive control panel, unlimited domains, advanced communication tools both with the provider as well as your clients, unlimited free disk space and hundreds of premium website templates are some features which a novice like you should look forward to know and associate coherently with your ‘website requirements’. This would certainly prove to be a catalyst in giving you genuine visitors and high traffic.
- Perfect web hosts
There are a number of genuine web host services available. Of course they would charge a fee for the same, but provide you an assurance of quality proven website service at the end of the day. Some known ones that are popular on the internet for their proven success are HostGator, Fat Cow, Lime Domains and many others who are well accredited for their dedicated service. And last but not the least, make sure that the service that you choose should possess all those characteristics standing in harmony and balance with your needed objectives.