Choosing your Hosting Service

Choosing which hosting service to use to host your site should not be taken lightly.  There are several factors to consider before signing up with the service.  Here are a few items you should consider before making your decision:

  • Is the hosting company reputable and well known?  For example, Godaddy has been around a few years and has a good reputation for great customer service and a wealth of different hosting packages to choose from.  Try to avoid third-party small time hosting services because they just may decide not to continue the service and this could leave you stranded, unable to edit your web site or transfer your existing domain.
  • Does the hosting service have a package that is right for you?  Consider what it is you are going to have hosted on your web site.  For example, if you are going to provide lengthy video, you will need to choose a package that has a high rate of bandwith and lots of hosting space.  If you are hosting a simple 5 page text with a few pictures web site, you will only need to purchase a package with a small amount of space.
  • The best hosting service you can choose is one provided by your web designer.  You can most likely trust the designer of your web site to provide you with the right amount of web space for your site and great service.

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