|Copyright 2005 Dean Shainin
There are many important aspects to consider with web hosting
services and plans. Choosing the wrong web hosting plan can
cause a real problem down the road with your business. This in
turn, can cost your business lost customers and sales. If you
take some time to compare the different options available to
you, and to see what is the best web hosting plan for your
situation, it can help you in the long run.
Are You Going To Have A Personal Home Page Or A Business Site
The first thing you may want to consider with the web hosting
service is the type of website you are going to have hosted. A
small business may not need the options that come with larger
hosting plans. On the other hand, if you are going to plan on
having a large ecommerce site hosted, you may want all the bells
and whistles that are provided from some web hosting services.
When you have decided on what type of website you will have
hosted, you can then figure how to compare the web hosting
services and plans.
How Much Data Transfer And Disk Space Is Offered From The Web
Some of the aspects you will want to compare are the disk space
and bandwidth to see if the hosting plan can handle the data
transfer from your business promotions that can cause large
amounts of traffic. On the other hand, if you have a simple home
page you will not need much disk space and bandwidth. Only you
can decide on what you will really need from the web hosting
service, options and plans that are offered.
Aspects To Consider For Your Web Hosting Needs
Some of the aspects of the web hosting service you may want to
consider are, the cost and fees, customer support, control
panel, POP email accounts, FTP transfer limits and if you have
unlimited space transfer.
Web Hosting Costs And Possible Setup Fees?
When you compare the cost of the web hosting plan, be sure you
understand what the costs are, before you sign up. Make sure you
know what the setup fees might be, if any.
What About Customer Support From The Web Hosting Company?
Customer support is very important because you don't want your
site or sites down for long periods of time. Be sure to see if
they offer 24 hours a day customer support and what experience
they have with customers in the past. You can easily check with
the BBB to see how the web hosting company rates with customer
service. This simple consideration can help save you from
hassles and lost revenue.
Is A Control Panel Available?
Some people do not have much experience with web hosting control
panels. You may want to see what type of control panel the web
hosting service offers to see if it is user friendly and that it
will fit your needs. An experienced webmaster may not need a
control panel, but a control panel is a must for the rest of us.
Are POP Email Accounts Available?
Another aspect of web hosting service plans you may want to
consider are, the POP email accounts that may be offered. Most
business plans will need email service from their web hosting
plan. Check to see how many are available to you, if you think
you will need access to email accounts.
What About FTP Transfer Limits?
Again, be sure to look into the FTP transfer limits with the web
hosting services you are considering. You want to make sure the
web hosting plan offers FTP transfer for your business needs.
Most web hosts do not have limits on FTP use.
Check out the web hosting plan to see if they offer unlimited
space transfer. Read the terms of service to see if you can
upgrade, if you need more space in the future. You do not want
to have a problem with the web hosting service if you use too
much space on the server.
By taking the time to shop around and compare web hosting plans
and services, you will know you have made a well informed
About the author:
Dean Shainin is a consultant specializing in web hosting plans
and services. Get valuable resources, tools, more articles and
information on web hosting, visit this site: Web Hosting Plans
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