Monday, November 22, 2010

Stop By Hosting Town

By Jerome Howell

Hosting a website is a potentially costly endeavor, especially if you're new to the Internet. With so many different web hosts out there offering a large variety of service plans and capacities, choosing the best web host for your own project can be a difficult choice to make if you don't have the right information.

1. Research the topic as much as you can before you decide to narrow your search for the best web host. Go to review sites and read what users have to say about each service provider, you will likely come across some great advice on which hosts offer good services at reasonable prices.

The second thing you should do is look at each company and discover how many complaints have been lodged against them by users. Don't pursue any company that has had more than five serious complaints against them in the past year, as that is a good indicator of their general reputation.

3) Read through and join an online forum that discusses your web host of choice. In such places you will find plenty of advice and information about any number of things related to web hosting. In this type of forum, you are able to ask a lot of questions about web hosting which you never being able to get any good answers until now.

4. Ask how well organized the different companies are, the helpfulness of their customer service and the competence of their technical support. After researching various cheap web hosts, you will often find that the cheaper services only provide minimal support staff in customer service, and technical support, whereas other cheap web host may not even have a budget at all to train such personnel. These budget web hosts will prove to be unreliable and will perform too slowly for your business needs, so they should be avoided by all means.

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