Assuming you are new, ready to start you business online, or looking for a hosting upgrade. How do you decide if a web host is great? Does bandwidth and disk storage features still matter these days? What’s an SSD? What are the types of hosting services? I hope to clear out some of the mud and sales tactics and in this quick tip – help you find hosting!
How to choose a hosting provider.
In general, you’ll need to know relevant information about some of the items listed below.
- Know your hosting needs.
- Investigate on host reliability
- Study web host upgrading options.
- Check all hosting features (such as number of add-on domains allowed) based on your needs.
- Check prices on both sign up and renewal.
- Check hosting control panel, pick something you are familiar with.
- Make sure there is a way to back-up your server!
What do I need in hosting?
You can never get the right web hosting provider without knowing what you need. So before you go any further – think thoroughly on your own needs are what your site going function as.
- What kind of website are you building?
- What’s your goal?
- Do you need easy to use or common software such as WordPress?
- Do you need applications?
- Will you need Windows?
- Does your website need special software?
- How big can the web traffic volume go?
- What is your expected traffic, what is your goal traffic?
These are some of the basic questions you need to answer for yourself. You need to know if your site gets an influx of traffic, will it be able to handle all your visitors.
Figure what happens next for the next 12 months. It’s beneficial to have a year out plan, and goal!
If totally new to hosting.
For fresh high spirited entrepreneurs, a good rule of thumb is to start small with a solid good shared hosting account.
A shared hosting account is less expensive, usually easier to maintain, and sufficient for most new sites or sites with specific audiences. Plus, you can always upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting in the later stage when your site grows bigger.