Hosting Advice For Beginners
You have finished building your website and now you are looking for a cheap web host? Then you will need to consider the limitations on bandwidth and disk space associated with the account you are proposing to setup.For example if you are publishing a site that has a modest amount of content (say for example up to 1GB – you will need to clarify this with the cheap web host) then most hosting plans will work well for you,but if you have plenty of content on your site, such as with many graphics,you will need a plan that has more disk space allocated to it.
The bandwidth will be determined by the amount of traffic your site gets ,but at the beginning you don’t know that amount, so you will need a plan that has bandwidth upgrades available to it for modest cost. When choosing your host you need one that does not experience a lot of downtime ,for example 99.6% is a reasonable uptime,or that is .4% downtime.They will all have downtime for one thing or another ,upgrades etc,and the odd failure or two so around the 99.6% mark would be a reasonable uptime for you to consider.
Then there is the control panel to consider and I recommend a host that has c-panel. This is one of the easiest control panels to navigate and it comes with many tutorials to help you. As well as this most web hosts will offer a support ticket system, which is for you to ask any question or to call for assistance if you need it, so it is best to ask the question of the new host about their support before you sign up.
It is also suggested that your host has full site backups which are on a separate disk as hard drives seem to be the item most likely to fail.So for your peace of mind and of course your sites data you might consider this as a somewhat beneficial facility,because you never know when your system will break down.
If you new host has a say 30 day money back guarantee,or some sort of guarantee then this will give you a chance to use the service and see if it all it is cracked up to be without any loss on your part. Also if you are just starting out on the internet or starting with a new site you may need a host that offers some tutorials in the basics ,such as how to upload your site via a FTP,how to get you site listed in the search engines etc.
In conclusion you can see that just by doing a few basic checks you can get the host that will be beneficial to your new site,and to you as well.
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