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Website hosting checklist.

  1. 1. ==== ====Host your wordpress blogs on servers set up to cater to to your websites needs. Check us forspecials... ====Website Hosting Checklist How To Find The Right ProviderChoosing a website host is an important decision. You want a host that is affordable. However,you also want a website host that offers the features and functions you need. Heres a quickchecklist to make sure youre finding the right provider.Is their control panel user friendly? Many hosts offer free demonstrations or tours. Take advantageof these to make sure its a control panel that makes sense and is easy to use.Building your own site or looking for a website builder too? Some website hosts offer site buildingtools. These can be wonderfully useful if youre not interested in getting into the technological sideof building a website. However, if you are building your own website using any number of softwareprograms or languages, make sure the host has FTP transfer. This is the system youll use toupload your web pages to your hosts server.Can you upload your files easily? Some website hosts are only compatible with certain file types.Make sure your website builder of choice works with your host before you pay for their services.Are they big enough for your needs? Look for data space, bandwidth and file size limitations. Youdont need to go crazy however a host does need to accommodate your current needs and giveyou some room to grow.Server reliablity. Occasional downtime is expdected however it should be rare and you should beforewarned when the servers are going to be down. Ideally, your hosts server should be up andrunning 99% of the time.Security. If youre doing business online then security is a must. Even if youre not doing businessonline, youll want to do everything you can to protect your website from hackers. A secure host isessential.Features and functions. What do you need your website to have? Do you need a shopping cart,email or autoresponders? Do you need to be able to sell advertising? Do you want analytic andreporting functions to track traffic and website visitor behavior? Make sure your website host hasall the features and functions you need before you sign up and transfer your domain.User reviews. This is the last thing to look at once youve narrowed down yoru choices and beforeyou compare price. Make sure the company has a solid reputation in the industry. There are a lotof resellers out there, you also want to make sure youre dealing with an acutal hosting companyand not a reseller youll get a better price and better customer support.
  2. 2. Finally, its time to compare price. If a website host meets all of the above criteria and fits yourbudget, youve found a good company. There are many wonderful website hosts out there. Spenda bit of time researching based on your needs and you cant go wrong.Are you an affiliate marketer? Can you be paid from their products and services, if not find onethat can mold to your needs.==== ====Host your wordpress blogs on servers set up to cater to to your websites needs. Check us forspecials... ====