You are looking to start web hosting, but you have no idea to go about it. How do you make a decision when picking the right domain and web hosting? Do you consider the bandwidth features or disk storage? Which hosting service type should you choose? This article will give you a checklist you can use to cross off all areas of concern when picking the right hosting service.
Know hosting needs
Without knowing what you need, you will never get the right web hosting service. So, before going any further, put all things aside and carefully think through your needs.
- What type of website do you want to build?
- Should it be something common like a WordPress blog?
- Will it use Windows applications?
- Will your website use special software versions such as PHP?
- What size of traffic volume would you like?
These basic questions will help you identify your needs guiding you into a clear vision of what you see happening within the next 12 months or so. It is advisable for newbies to start small through a shared hosting service account since it is cheap, adequate for most new websites, and not forgetting, easy to manage and support. Plus, when your website grows bigger, you can always upgrade to advanced hosting services such as VPS or dedicated web hosting.
Investigate on the hosting services’ reliability for your domain
Nothing is as important as having a good domain name on a website that runs 24/7. For that, you need a hosting service that operates on a powerful server with stable network connections. Otherwise, you stand to lose out on a lot of traffic which would have quickly turned into clients.
Study the upgrading options of your web hosting service
These days, web hosting services are very powerful. A shared hosting should be good enough to support proper optimization for visitor numbers of up to 40000 a month. However, if you are looking to grow bigger within the next few years, you should consider going for a hosting service that allows you room to grow such as dedicated hosting. They will be able to provide you with more memory capacity, processing power, security features, and disk storage.
Finally, you need to know that you shall be paying for the hosting services, as well as the domain name of your website. Hosting services are usually cheap for shared hosting, which is one other reason every newbie should go for this kind of hosting.
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