How to select the best web host?

How to select the best web host?

One of the most important decisions for a site webmaster is to choose the best web host as needed; in contracting a web host service with a good reputation hosting you will avoid many problems. With a poor quality web hosting you could live a nightmare.
Choosing the right plan may be difficult and many aspects to consider before making your decision. You will find in this article some characteristics to be considered for choosing the right web host.

Storage capacity:
Usually the host requires you to limit the ability of data you can store on your account. You must ensure that this limit is not too small for the needs of your site and your needs in terms of space. It is possible that your need for space increases with time and you must make sure you have the space or you must make sure your web host offers a scalable package that will suit you. If you have a site rich in video and pictures of these needs can grow very quickly.

Access via FTP:
Have FTP access is very important to upload your new pages or any other file on your website. Many web hosts do not give you FTP access to your account and offers a platform ''rather web builder'' that can be good for beginners but not necessarily powerful enough for more advanced sites and more personalized.

The level of reliability, speed of access and security:
Three of the most important points for the success of your online business. By choosing a web hosting company you must be assured that this is serious business and it does not neglect the fact that if your site is not accessible or that their servers are not up to date on your side you may losing many visitors. If a visitor finds your site on a search engine and try to visit it and it is not accessible, ''zapping'' the visit and consult the following site on the results of research and you lose that visitor was a potential customer. On the other side of a page that appears very slowly is also a major problem and can cause a loss of visitor. How do I know if a host is well known? The best way to get an idea of reliability is to research and consult with the host sites like that offers webmasters to assess the hosts. Word of mouth is also a good way to get feedback on the services of a host. Ask the administrator of a site that you know what hosting company you recommend or not recommend. Your site must also be secure, especially if you made this aspect of electronic commerce is most important.

Another aspect is the transfer of data allotted in your package. You must ensure that the limit imposed is greater than your present and future needs. A bill for bandwidth limit exceeded perhaps enough room!

Technical support:
Your host offers it support 24 and 24 hours 7 days a week? Get answers when you are urgently in needs! So make sure you pay a fair price in the event you have an excellent customer service it is normal to pay a bit more expensive.

The price of your package:
The price is of course an important factor in choosing a company. You should consider it as last. Do not rely on price to close a business is better than another. Compare the offers carefully according to their characteristics and make your selection on price as last when you have eliminated rotten apples.

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john35 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

In addition to FTP, it is best if the host also offers either FTPS or SFTP as a means to connect to the web server in a more secured manner.

Without the SSL encryption, a users FTP username and password is sent over the Internet unencrypted.

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joinphp 5 years ago from Tunisia Author

Thanks John for your updates. I appreciate your comment

haqnazaw 5 years ago


Thanks for the information.

Really great list.

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joinphp 5 years ago from Tunisia Author

thanks for the comment "haqnazaw".

u r always welcome. I follow you.

blakkoffii 5 years ago

Thank you for the information. I've been thinking of my own web page. Now i know what i need.

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joinphp 5 years ago from Tunisia Author

blakkoffii , Thanks for the comment, many success to u.

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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Thanks for these very helpful tips.

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