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Web Hosting Tips to Help You Get Started

  1. 1. Web Hosting Tips to Help You Get Started(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ="//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=453336124685754";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "facebook-jssdk"));Which Web Host for me?An important part of setting up a website is finding a reliable web hosting service. There aremany different services out there, and it can be difficult knowing which one to choose, sincedifferent websites will have different needs.The following advice should make the selection process a little bit easier:Using a free web host? Prepare yourself for the idea that your entire site may go awaycompletely. After all, small host companies pop up and then disappear with incredible rapidity. Ifone of them is in charge of your website, and then the company just goes underground, all ofyour content can go with it -- so back everything up!.When searching for the right web hosting service, you need to remember the importance of awebsite running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without constant technical interruptions. Do yourresearch, and know which companies are not just available and cheap, but reliable enough totrust with keeping your website up and running.When you are looking for a good web host, make sure that you check whether or not they offera multiple home network. Also, make sure that they are run by multiple bandwidth suppliers toensure redundancy. Check and see if they offer a guarantee for network availability and uptime.Look at how much space the web host will allow you to use. If you will be using a lot ofmultimedia elements or having multiple pages on your website you will most likely need a lot ofspace. Before paying for a web host, ensure the amount of space they offer will fit your needs.When choosing a web host, you should ensure that you choose one that has many features foryou to utilize. Although the features of most hosts will be very similar, they will differ in theirbandwidth and disk space. If you are in need of a large amount of these two things, then youshould ensure that you select a web host that provides this.Resist the temptation to accept free domain registration from the same company you will beusing for web hosting. There are many start-ups out there who may - or may not - be around forvery long, and they probably will not give clients advance notice if they are going out ofbusiness. You will need to have immediate access to your domain registration if this happens, 1/3
  2. 2. but may not be able to get it if they are out of business.You will recognize a successful web hosting service by the number of packages they offer. Ifyou can subscribe for many different features and get more storing space as your site expands,this means your web host is making plans in the long term and has allowed many websites togrow.If you wish to have more than one site, look for a web host that lets you have add-on domains.This means you will be able to store more than one site on their servers without having to openmultiple accounts or paying any extra money for your different websites.When designing your site, choose tools compatible with the platform you are going to use. Forinstance, you will have to use a Windows-operated server if you build your site with ASP or VPwhile a Linux-operated server will support sites built with Python, PHP or Perl. Linux tools are alittle more complex but allow you to save money on your hosting plan.If you choose to host your site on your home or office computer, you must protect yourself fromattacks by hackers. In order to do this, you must check and double-check all of your systemconfigurations to ensure that the files and programs on the system are secured. Unless yourwebsite is hosted on a completely secured system, it is at risk for security breaches andmalicious use.Though it sounds technical, you need to find out whether the web hosting service you areconsidering has "black holed IPs." If a provider has black holed portions, that could mean thatthey do not regulate what kind of businesses are on their server, including porn sites andspammers. If your host has been black holed, you may have trouble with other networksrefusing email from or to your site.Remember that web hosting is a commitment. In some cases, you will enter into a contract andnot be able to cancel your plan for at least a year. If you consider your options carefully andmake educated decisions, you will be able to operate a successful website on a host you cantrust.When comparing web-hosting services, you should choose the ones that inspires you the mostconfidence and stands apart from the competition. Choose a plan that includes all the featuresyou are planning on using and allows your site to grow. The price should also correspond toyour budget.Start to worry if your host site or website goes down for a period beyond 24 hours. Generallyoutages do not last this long, so it could be a clue that there are bigger problems going on withyour web host. You can check other websites to find information about your host sites outages,as well as the reason for the outage.Before choosing a web hosting service, decide whether your website is purely for personal useor whether you will at some point want to use it for business purposes. This would includewhether you would like to eventually sell items such as artwork or personal craft items. If this is 2/3
  3. 3. the case, you will need more available space for graphics or a shopping cart. As you have seen, choosing the right web hosting service can mean the difference between success and failure for your website. Before you make this important choice, you need to do your research and know more about web hosting. Remember the simple tips in this article and you will go far! Author: Thomas Hugheswww.TechPaw.com Web Hosting Tips to Help You Get Started 3/3Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)