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Selecting a web-host is important decision you will take when setting up a web presence as selecting a unreliable host can have a very negative effect on your e-business. It's important to select a host that can meet your needs over the long haul as it is very expensive and time consuming to move a site. So you should take take the time to do your research and before signing up with a web hosting companies.

Servers And Hardware

The web host should have a high-speed connection of at least T3 to the internet. Given a choice, you should take the unlimited bandwidth for your web site. The web host should have power failure backup on the site so there is no power failure with attendant danger of customer dissatisfaction/ This also protects against loss of data.

Features

The first thing you should look for is compatibility with software that you already have and know how to use. You don't want to have to learn all new software. For example, If you are going to run application basewd on PHP/MySql make sure they provide all the stuff needed to run PHP on their servers.

The web hosting company should allow for FTP access as well as for CGI-Bin Access. Make sure they they offer 30-day money back guarantee, SO, if needed you may move out without loosing any money.

Room To Grow And Expand

You may be starting small, but there is no reason to go with a web hosting company that has no capability for your web site to get larger, or to attract more visitors. You should keep the future potential of you web site in mind.

Support Services

If they have any big current customers with their web hosting service see if you can have the names so that you can talk to them as well as other existing customers. Ask for feedback about such things about technical support, reliability and up time.

Try to determine whether the web hosting company has been in business for a while. If they've been around for several years you can breathe a little easier. You don't want to find yourself stranded because they went out of business. .

Actually test them their customer support system by ensuring that you can contact them 24/7 preferably by phone, but also by email. If everyone there locks the doors and goes home at five pm and something hiccups on the server, Do you have a way to contact someone there? Test the general attitude of their response be sending them an email about one of your questions before signing up for the service.

What Type Of Hosting Services Should You Buy?

Free hosting, the idea of free may sound very attractive and they will work for any individuals who are planning a small site with almost no traffic. The advantage of a free hosting site is that they cost nothing. They are intended for small sites, which are non-commercial only. On the negative side: they usually don't provide for your own domain name--you only use some version of theirs. There is typically very little technical support. What technical support you get may be limited in time as well as knowledge. The servers are often unreliable, as is their provided software. Unfortunately, many of the free hosting companies have been known to shut down suddenly with no prior notice to you. This can be a disaster in terms of business disruption.

Virtual hosting or shared hosting or domain hosting is the most popular type, It is the most cost effective overall. The cost is generally low and the technical support is very good. A domain name host is great for a typical business web site. On the other hand, since there are multiple sites on the server, there is occasionally dissonance amongst sites. Sometimes heavy usage can mean slow response time. The security and control may necessarily be less effective because of the number of web pages in one server. With this type of hosting, you will need to create and use your own domain name. The cost for all of this will generally run between five dollars and fifty dollars per month.

Dedicated Servers, if you want to have complete control on the Server hosting your site you may look into Dedicated Servers. Having your site on a Dedicated server will give you room to grow your site. If you are not familiar with managing a server make sure you select a fully managed dedicated server. Also if possible choose a host that owns the data-center hosting your server and not just renting space on some big data-center.

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