Choose a Web Host – Understand Your Needs

07. October 2016 E-Learning 6
Choose a Web Host – Understand Your Needs

Navigating the web of Web Hosts

Choose a web hostWith hundreds of web hosting companies offering all kinds of hosting plans it has become challenging to choose a web host.

Especially when you are trying to find the right balance between price, features, performance and support.

While it’s tempting to just sign up for a free host, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind, and you’ll often find that a paid host is much more beneficial in the long run.

On this page I have put together a selection of hosts that I looked into when I first decided to set up a blog. Any of the ten web hosts listed may be suitable for hosting your blog or Niche site.

What Is A Web Host

A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals (you) or organisations to make your website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are the companies that provide space on a server that they own that is leased for use by clients.

Choose a Web Host
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But First, What Are Your Needs?

Typically, to choose a web host, there are several questions that you need to ask.

  1. What are your needs?
  2. What is the potential growth of your website?
    1. Do you anticipate a great increase in visitors? If so, there is a good chance that what works for you when stating out may need to be scaled up in the future. When you choose a web host, always try to keep the future in mind and plan accordingly.
  3. What kind of service or support does a particular web host provided?
    1. It is best to visit the site of the web hosts that you are shortlisting so that you can explore the support options provided by the web host. You should also look up customer support reviews. Finally, you may even want to test the support responsiveness by leaving a test message in their support forum, and seeing how long it takes for a response.
  4. How do a web hosts features compare against other?
    1. Compare features such as storage space, bandwith, connection speed and uptime.
  5. What Security features are provided by the web host?
  6. Find the right balance for you.
    1. Finally, balance the price, features, performance and support.

Choose A Web Host

So without further delay, here are the ten web hosts I looked into and compared when I set out to choose a web host. Review the brief blurbs provided, remember to jump into the web hosts site if you want to check out their price, features, performance and support, and compare away.

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As I mentioned above, these are a selection of hosts that I looked into when I first decided to set up a blog.

Please check out the brief blurbs provided, remember to jump into the web hosts site if you want to check out theirprice, features, performance and support, and compare away.

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