Web hosting services and how to choose your web hosting company

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Today, wherever you are online, you will somehow, somewhere come across a banner advertisement about web hosting services. If companies are advertising a product, this means that there is a market ready for it.

Hosting services are directly related to websites. All websites, whether big or small, beautiful or ugly, interesting or bored, need hosting services to be viewable on the internet. So, what are the services provided by a web hosting company and why do we need them.Services offered by a web hosting company include technical as well as un-technical aspects. As all businesses, they will have to provide some kind of support and assistance to their customers whether be it sales, financial or technical. But, in order for your websites to be online, you will need some of the main features offered by the company as far as web serving is concerned. A website is viewable online when it is hosted and served by a web server which is always connected online. A web server is a computer, normally a very powerful system that will serve your websites’ pages to people surfing the internet. Since it involves high costs to run these servers, web hosting services were quite expensive. However, with technology advancement, the price of web hosting services has become very competitive and very affordable.

What services are included in web hosting?The services offered by web hosting companies may be divers. It sometimes depends on the hosting plan or hosting package you choose. Basically, you will need a domain name before getting web hosting. Domain name refers to the internet address that people will use to access your website online. These addresses will look to something like “http://websitetrafficz.com” where the “http://” refers to the protocol used and the extension “.com”, to the nature of the website. Unfortunately, these extensions are no more being respected by many. After you have purchases and acquired a domain name which you will have to transfer or point to your web hosting server, you are ready to start publishing your website’s pages on the internet. Now, website hosting packages also come with databases, traffic statistics, ftp, file manager and more which are all manageable from a control panel. Other items like email addresses, auto-responders, software installers etc are offered within the packages. Due to the fact that the web hosting market is quite an important niche, competition is very high and the companies offer a range of features with their hosting plan. How then do we proceed in choosing where to host our sites?

From my personal experience, the first thing I will look at when choosing a web hosting company not “features”. You don’t really want all the features offered unless you need them. Many will offer unlimited number of email addresses, databases, web spaces etc

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