What You Should Know About Your Web Host
Yesterday I received a nice email in my inbox, I read that short
and interesting email, it was like 5 to 6 lines max, at the end
was a link which I was asked to click on. I did exactly that. I
wait for about 1 minute but no page downloaded. I think my
Internet connection gets down so I checked it but it was perfect.
I refresh the page many times but results were same. I read all
other mails and did my routine work. In evening suddenly I
remember that mail. Since it was so Interesting, I again read it
and click on the link but this time also same results appears. I
finally give up and delete that mail.
This whole episode left a question in my mind that why people
do not choose their web host wisely. In fact it's the most vital
part of Internet business.
A web host is the first important step towards building our
Internet business. You can get cheap or even free hosting
services but do not prefer free hosting for commercial sites. Your
users are going to get blasted with annoying pop-ups every time
they surf to your page, it's going to be impossible to get a
decent position in a search engine, and you do not even get a
real business URL. No one's going to remember your web address
if they have to type http://www.myfreehost.com/my_site .
So the question is what points we should consider before select
our web host.
It's the first point to consider that how much space your host
is providing to you. If you have one or two page website with no
downloads, it's not an important point but if you are planning
to go for resale right product, you need at least 100 MB space.
Most good web host provide minimum 1 GB space to their clients.
It's the most important part to check. Did you know that sites
with high downloads causes many people to go over budget on
band and lose their host? Sometimes they have to pay fees
up to hundreds of dollars. It's essential to check before buying
any hosting services. Most good host provides 25 to 50 GB
3. Support System
It's also key point. If you get stuck at any point, how long
does it take to get support? Do they provide 24/7 phone support.
Some additional features we must check:
How many POP email account they are providing?
How many database that are providing?
Do they have Web based e-mail?
Do they have Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus filters?
Can you Password Protected your directories?
Do they take regular backup in case of server get crashed?
Do they have money-back Guarantee, if you do not like theirs
Do they support Perl, PHP, Crontab and Secure Server Layer?
(You do not require these facilities in beginning but after some
time you need it.)
I personally trust "Ultimate Web Hosting Services" for my
hosting needs. They have all the features that a professional host
must have. The must to tell feature of this hosting service is
that it gives one hour response guarantee but usually I get
response in 5-10 minutes. I prefer this hosting service just
because of its speedy response and its tons of superb qualities.
You can try their services at:
I am not saying that they are the best. There may be other
companies that have even better services but in terms of their own
prices they are the best.
So whatever host you choose you must consider these points so
you never get in trouble.
Copyright 2005 Raamakant S.