How to Easily Choose The Right Web Hosting For Your Business?
If you have had made the decision to get online and are looking for
hosting to get your regular brick and mortar business on the
internet, congratulations, itís about time!
Seriously, if you donít have a web presence for your business on the
internet you are missing out on a lot of
business and much of it is free!
With the proliferation of business
companies available to
choose from it can be a confusing process to sort through them all
but if you just take it a step at a time and first identify the web
hosting needs for your business it will be easier. You need to ask
yourself questions such as, ďDo I need a
server or can I get by with a shared server?Ē Unless
you do a large volume of business on the internet chances are you
donít need a dedicated server, which can cost you anywhere from $150
to $500 a month. Most businesses can get by with just a regular shared
server and have web hosting expenses under $30 a
month. The price will vary from around $10 a month to as much as $50
depending on how much
and disk space you need.
If all you are doing is basically putting up an informational site or
a blog about your business you will not require much space and
probably not a shopping cart although I cannot imagine putting a
website up without one.
Donít deal with any fly by night
web hosting companies that are running their hosting out of their
bedroom. You want to be able to get 24/7 support in case you have any
problems and you want to be sure that they have minimal or nonexistent
down time. Remember that if their servers are down so is your business
website. Make sure they have a money back guarantee, all of the
providers do. The company should also make it very
easy for you to upgrade or downgrade your services and most will offer
you a discount if you pay annually or quarterly instead of monthly.
This can make a large
difference in your annual web hosting expenses so definitely check
The choice of a business
web hosting company is not one to be taken lightly. As we move
more and more into the progression of total
business that is sure to come it will become even
more crucial to have the right web hosting, it can very well be a life
or death decision for your business.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet
marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. For more on
Web Hosting or other web hosting issues go to http://www.virtualwebhostingplus.com