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What you need to consider when you are choosing your new web host. Maybe free or paid hostings is right for you but how will you decide?

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Choosing a web host

  1. 1. Choosing A Web Host<br />Choosing A Web Host<br />
  2. 2. Choosing A Web Host<br /> There are many available packages out there so which is the right one for you?<br />Free Web Hosting or<br />Paid Web Hosting<br />Each will be perfect for someone so it depends what you are after from your service.<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  3. 3. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Free Web Hosting<br />Advantages<br />Cost<br />Can be easy to set up eg blogger or wordpress hosted blogs<br />Can offer many different widgets to help you make a good looking blog or webpage.<br />Some fully functional web hosts offer MYSQL databases and full FTP, Cron & PHP<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  4. 4. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Free Web Hosting<br />Disadvantages<br />Uptime – can be an issue with some web hosts in that your site can go down during the day without any recourse.<br />If you break any house rules your site could be wiped off the network and you could be banned.<br />Some free hosts do not let you to apply affiliate links to your page<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  5. 5. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Free Web Hosting<br />Summary<br />The free hosting is a big plus so if you are just wanting to write your own blog and don’t require masses of extras then this option is perfect.<br />Just don’t break the house rules for your host as you could get banned.<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  6. 6. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Paid Web Hosting<br />Advantages<br />Flexibility – the web space is yours and as such you have more power about what you do with it.<br />Can still be relatively inexpensive from around £0.99 ($1.50)<br />Oftentimes a package will include multiple MYSQL databases and if you choose a LINUX host then you can run multiple automated tasks using cron jobs.<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  7. 7. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Paid Web Hosting<br />Disadvantages<br />Cost – well its not free!<br /> With so many options it is sometimes overwhelming as to what you can do with your web space as opposed to the confines of many free solutions – but I guess we all work it out in the end with support or internet forums.<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  8. 8. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Paid Web Hosting<br />Summary<br />Paid web hosting is a must for any business so that you can get comfort from guaranteed service levels and support when you need it.<br />With Linux or Microsoft hosts available you can run small websites to huge ones so there is something there for everyone.<br />If you want to set up a network of sites then some hosts offer you the ability to host unlimited domains within your webspace which is very cool!<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
  9. 9. Choosing A Web Host<br /> Overall Summary<br />Free Web Hosting is ideal for beginners or for simple web sites<br />Paid web sites are for businesses or for those web masters who want to branch out from the confines of their free web hosting and to experience the reliability of paid web hosting.<br />Click for our web host recommendations<br />
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