For those of you who are very new to the business of professional web hosting, it can seem a daunting task to decide what the best web hosting company is for you and your online business. Even with the services of the company in the previous post, you still may be unsure as to what is best for you.
As an overview guide, you should sit down and list what it is that you intend to do online.
Things like how many websites you want to have. One main site, or lots of smaller sites in different niches. Do you want to host your own blogs? How many will you have? Will you decide to create and host your own forum? The answers to these questions will dictate how many domains and subdomains your host will allow you to have per hosting package as well as how many MySQL databases, as each blog requires one separate database.
How much traffic you envisage attracting to your site or sites? This will dictate the amount of bandwidth you will need.
How much storage space will you need – for instance will you be simply hosting a mainly text based site and/or blogs, in which case you won’t need so much. Or will you be up- and down-loading large graphic files, MP3 files or video, in which case you will need a ton of disk space and lots of bandwidth to go with it.
These are just some of the questions you will need to ask yourself and answer honestly before you go searching for a hosting company, because they all offer different packages at different prices.
Lots to decide upon, but worth investing a little time in so you can come up with exactly the right set of factors that will ultimately decide your final choice.