Web Site Hosting Services – Selecting The Best One

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Article by Andy Nataghi

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To get your web site or blog online you will need to sign-up with one of the many web site hosting services available. Via this service you will get room on a server with a high speed internet connection, where you be able to host your site.

In combination with a web hosting service you will also need a domain name. In many cases you are able to purchase a domain name via your web site hosting service or they may include one in the package (but you needn’t have to use this if you actually want, for example, a.com or.org). Although this is the most simple way to get started it may be a more expensive that it need be. It is surprising how costs for domain names can vary hence it is worth shopping around and looking at several domain registration web sites. In most cases you can use your domain name with a hosting service from a different company by setting the nameservers accordingly.

There are many companies selling web site hosting services and it is not easy to decide on the best service for you. You can read web site hosting reviews but there are a great many of these and many are of uncertain quality. It is worthwhile looking at sites such as webhostingtalk.com or hostjury.com. Bear in mind that many hosting providers are “resellers” who are rebranding and offering the services of a larger organization. Although the actual hosting service will be provided by the large host the reseller will be responsible for customer support.

The most appropriate web host for you will be one that matches your needs for a reasonable fee. Only searching for the least expensive service is not a sensible idea, on the other hand it is unlikely that the most expensive will be the best either. The main factors to consider are:

Speed – It is vital that your pages/posts load speedily otherwise people will get frustrated and probably move on somewhere else.

Availability – Downtime is always unhealthy as users will not be able to find your web site and might never return. Your web site hosting service should provide a minimum guarantee of 99.9% uptime.

Help & support – Good technical support can give you the comfort of knowing that if problems occur you can get help promptly. A high-quality web site hosting service will make available support 24/7/365 by email and phone (in the best case toll free).

Disk space and bandwidth should not be an issue if you are just starting your web site but do not be influenced by offers of an “unlimited” quantity of these resources because this is meaningless. You will begin with shared hosting but if you expect your site to become very busy you ought to seek a hosting company that provides Virtual Private Server Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting so that you see an upgrade channel for the future. If you are intending to sell from your web site then you should factor into your thinking the additional features required, such as a shopping cart.

About the Author

Andy Nataghi is an enthusiast and writer about all things technical and has a particular interest in Web Site Hosting Services.

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